What I’ve Been Up To (MIMM)

Catchy title, no? A lot of blogging experts say that the best title is concise and straight to the point. You can’t get much more accurate than that.

Thanks to Katie at Healthy Diva Eats for hosting the fun, weekly Marvelous in My Monday blog party where I am going to share what I’ve been up to for the past few days.


The Iron Daughter

A modern fantasy novel about faeries, love, and adventure (sequel).

How Too Much Omega-6 and Not Enough Omega-3 is Making Us Sick

An interesting read for those health conscious individuals who consume nuts and oils on a daily basis.

The Honesty Dilemma

This post really made me stop and think about what it means to tell the truth.

I Never Got to Say

Alex wrote a really touching reflection post about how her friends helped her in the toughest of times.

I’m Not Lying

I think everyone needs to keep this in mind whether no matter the situation.


The Glades

“Sunny with a chance of homicide.” What more do I need to say?

Rookie Blue

*Sigh* This is one of my favorite shows of all time. Andy + Sam forever.

Camp Rock 2

Sometimes you just need a movie that’s light and cuss-free. My brother and I watched this last night.


I sat through maybe 5 minutes of this show before going to bed. I tried but I still am not a fan of the creep factor.

Camp Rock

Much less creepy. Apparently I fell asleep while watching it though and my brother said I was “out like a log” with my headphones still on.


  • Going to a baseball game with my brother
  • Spending time with my family
  • Buying/watching a new movie
  • Seeing the local sights
  • Learning about history
  • (more about these later on in a recap!)


A cinnamony, grain and dairy-free bread with vegan and nut-free substitution options.

(I’ll be sharing the recipe on Wednesday. It’s a good one 🙂 ).


I want to know- What have you been…

  • Reading?
  • Watching?
  • Doing?
  • Making?

37 thoughts on “What I’ve Been Up To (MIMM)

  1. Looks like you’ve been busy busy with lots of fun things! Those look like so good reads so thanks for sharing! Can it be Wednesday now? Your bread looks like it totally trumps my banana almond concoction 🙂

  2. Ahh Goosebumps. I loved watching and reading them! I particularly liked the “choose your own destiny” ones where you turned to a certain page depending on the decision you made. I was a big fan of R L Stein as well (Fear Street and Point Horror)…ahh good times in my youth hehe.
    Lately I’ve been reading Born to Run – really enjoying it, though it is crazy. Ultrarunner craziness!

    • I read a similar type series called “choose your own adventure” and those were pretty fun, but no Goosebumps for me. I preferred Scooby Doo or Nancy Drew for my “creepy” (or not so creepy I guess) fill. 🙂

    • That was one of the best posts you’ve ever written Alex. It made me want to cry (good tears of course 😉 ). Sorry I didn’t comment. I do that a lot with really emotional blog posts. I just don’t know how to respond because I feel like you’ve said it all and anything I say would pale in comparison.

      As for the recipe- I’m still tapping my brain for a name. Hence the boring “cinnamony” description.

  3. I always try to get overly creative with my blog post titles, when you’re right… simple and to the point is best. And I remember being crazy obsessed with Goosebumps when I was little… Not so much with the shows, but I had basically every single book in the series. It funny because I can’t stand scary stories/shows now… I guess I was braver when I was younger?

    • I like blog posts that are puns or a play on words… But I realized the other day when I was trying to come up with a title that I was limiting myself automatically only to M words for MIMM. That’s just plain dumb. I’m breaking the mold! (For now at least until I acquire more fitting terms that start with “m” 😉 ).

      I think I’m the opposite. I couldn’t watch anything remotely scary when I was younger. Wizard of Oz? Winnie the Pooh Halloween edition? Chitty Chitty Bang Bang? All no. Sure, I would sit there and try to watch them but as soon as anything remotely creepy/terrifying came on I would cover my ears and eyes until it was over.

  4. Ahh Goosebumps! I loved those books when I was younger. I’m interested in that Omega 6 vs Omega 3 article. I did learn in my nutrition classes that Omega 3’s are better for the heart than Omega 6’s. Clicking over to the article now!

  5. I’ve been watching lots of Lost! I’ve seen all of the episodes before, but I love re-watching them because there’s always small things I pick up on that I didn’t see last time.
    It looks like you’ve been having a lot of fun! Visiting local sights is always so much fun. I always find nearby sights that I had never even heard about!
    Can’t wait for the recipe! Sounds delicious 🙂

    • I watched the first few episodes of Lost on Netflix then for some reason quit. From how many people love it though, it must be quite addicting. And that’s why I like rewatching shows too- it’s like you are seeing it for the first time almost with all of the small things that you never noticed before!

      There are so many nearby (literally 0.5 miles away) places that I never even knew existed! Haha.

  6. I try to get creative with my blog titles, then later I go back and cringe. Oh well. If this is any indication to how life for you has been going then you are SO busy, but a good busy if that makes any sense. I love how you’re visiting tons of local stuff! That’s the best way to live 🙂 Oh, and I am eagerly anticipating the recipe! It sounds amazingly delicious!

    Reading? I’m doing this odd 3 book thing that I’ve never done before. I’m reading a history book for school, In Cold Blood and The Fault in Our Stars. Talk about 3 opposite books!
    Watching? Lost, BBC shows, tons of movies!
    Doing? Running, working, sleeping, eating, playing basketball, watching movies, cleaning, blogging, twittering, pinteresting, reading, instagramming, lots of stuff ending in -ing!
    Making? Lately a lot of greek food. Cucumber-greek yogurt dips, greek salads, hummus, greek chicken, etc. I guess I’ve been on a greek kick lately!

    • There is certainly different kinds of busy and I’d agree lately that all of my busy-ness has been the good kind 🙂

      Wait. Have you started school already?

      Lost was a popular answer for this post. I must watch more episodes 🙂

      Your answer to what you’ve been doing made me laugh out loud. I’ve been doing a lot of stuff ending in -ing lately too 😉

  7. Reading and finishing the aviator’s wife (really good) and then starting the wise man’s fear. Watching season 5 of breaking bad so we are caught up for the last season sunday. Doing errands and random cleaning things…and running. And making spaghetti squash so it’s done when i’m on my own for dinner later this week 😛 have a great monday love!

    • Some of my classmates last year talked about Breaking Bad incessantly with my Critical Thinking teacher. There are just too many good shows to watch, just like there are too many books!

      I hope your spaghetti squash meal turned out well. Sounds tasty.

  8. That bread sure does sound good. I love the smell of cinnamon anything fresh from the oven. 🙂
    I’ve been doing a lot of reading for student teaching, but I finished a book over vacation called The Sealed Letter, and I’m working on one now called South of Superior. Both are great!

    • I don’t think it’s possible to ever get tired of the smell of cinnamon. It’s a year round flavor/scent that never gets old.

      I almost forgot that you’ll be teaching some classes soon! Lesson plans galore I’m sure 🙂 Do you realize that you are noticing/thinking different things when reading a book that you are going to teach on versus just reading for enjoyment?

      • Hmm. I definitely read it in a different, more analytical way. I used to just read books for pleasure, and while I still do, I focus more on themes and hidden messages than I used to. I’ve been taking notes and doing that sort of thing in preparation for my lesson plans. It’s starting to get real! :-$

  9. Ooooh gorgeous recipe. Can’t wait to see it! Also, loved some of those posts. I am reading the new Dan Brown, have been watching Teen Wolf (I seriously think you would like it haha – just think, hot, shirtless guys), making pancakes and doing …. writing? Haha. Not as thrilling as you, I promise you that. Hope you’re well Madison x

    • Haha. My brother actually just started watching Teen Wolf online (not for the same reason as you I’m sure.. 😉 ) and said that I’d like it too. I’ll have to check it out!

      This is the first “thrilling” weekend that I’ve had for awhile. Life is pretty boring in these parts.

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  11. I’m glad to hear you explored your new city a bit…just in time to head back to school. I imagine you’re getting ready to go back pretty soon.
    The Hubby had his first day today.
    Currently, I’m reading your blog and the newest Dan Brown book and latest I’ve been on a food freezing frenzy.

    • I hope the Hubby is enjoying his classes! I bet that is a little surreal for him to back after all of this time (well, probably not a SUPER long time, but once you leave school I think most people think “thank gosh THAT’S over. Lol).

      Food feeding frenzy. Sounds like my idea of a good time 🙂

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