Friday Faves July 2015

Hello! The last Friday of the month has come and with it another Friday Favorites post. These posts are full of things I have enjoyed the last month. Maybe you’ll find something here you haven’t heard of before and you might enjoy it too!

 

 Books:

I don’t know why, but I have been really into mysteries lately! Perhaps it has something to do with the fact that I am writing a mystery story right now. It helps with inspiration. Not to mention, they are quite enjoyable!

 

~ The O’Malley Series by Dee Henderson.

 

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These books are really enjoyable! They are mysteries, and each book chronicles the life of one of the O’Malley siblings. There are seven of them. They were all raised in the same orphanage and they banded together with a very real connection as children. As adults, they legally changed their last names to O’Malley. The family dynamics are so sweet and I really enjoy the sibling teasing and fun. I am only on book 3 of 7 I believe, so I can’t vouch for the rest, but book 1 and 2 were great!

 

~ Squeaky Clean Mysteries by Christy Barritt

 

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  These books were so cute! There are ten in the series and I have read through book 8. These are so fun and witty! Gabby St. Claire, the main character is a feisty red head with an adorable sense of humor and quirky personality. She is a crime scene cleaner, so at first a little of her banter seemed a bit crass, but then you see that her heart is really sweet, and she does what she does as a means of respecting the families who have lost loved ones. Gabby is just so Hilarious! I wish she were real!

 

Music:

 

 So mostly I have been listening to soundtracks this month as I have been using them as a focusing help to myself with writing. Soundtracks really help put me in the story and lessen distractions. Which is nice, because a distraction free zone is hard to come by in this busy house of 10 people!

 

~ Sherlock Holmes Soundtrack by Hans Zimmer

This one has a darker mysterious feel that I like for when I am writing intense or mysterious scenes

 

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~Cinderella Soundtrack by Patrick Doyle

This one has a whimsical, soft, classical sound to it I just so adore!

 

Other than soundtracks a song I really like right now is Ready or Not by Britt Nicole feat. Lecrae. It’s my happy “this little light of mine, I’m gonna let it shine” song. Open-mouthed smile

 

Movies:

 I got the opportunity to watch this movie over Skype with a sweet friend of mine who lives too far away. Her name is Julia and here is her blog if you would like to check it out!

~ Roman Holiday with Gregory Peck and Audrey Hepburn.
O my word, Can I just say I wish I could be Audrey Hepburn for a day!? Her ladylikeness and poise and gracefulness are exactly what I want to emulate! And her politeness. And she is so naturally pretty! Such a cute movie! I highly recommend it! Especially if you like old films.

 

~ Unconditional~

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Goodness! This movie was a tear jerker! I was literally I kid you not, SOBBING at the end! So if you don’t want to cry, don’t watch this movie! The story was so amazing! I am going to cry again (fans my face) The story of a woman whose husband was murdered and how she found hope again. The part that made me cry the most (other than the end) was when the little girl who could not speak because of trauma started talking to a horse. This movie was just so good! And based off of a true story. I wouldn’t recommend it for children.

 

Random:

 

These pens are super awesome! They can keep up with my furious scribbling without the ink skipping in places.

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My story. I am in the process of writing a novel! I know scary right? I tried something new at the advice of a friend and tried outlining this time around. Can I just say it was awesome!? The story is a mystery so outlining it really helped me to know EVERYTHING that was going to happen and get a broader picture. I will ramble about it in a post next week! But I am just thrilled with how it is turning out!

 

What are some of your favorite things right now?

By His Grace,

Victoria

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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