Book Review: The Girl on the Train

The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

GoodReads Synopsis:

A debut psychological thriller that will forever change the way you look at other people’s lives.

Rachel takes the same commuter train every morning. Every day she rattles down the track, flashes past a stretch of cozy suburban homes, and stops at the signal that allows her to daily watch the same couple breakfasting on their deck. She’s even started to feel like she knows them. “Jess and Jason,” she calls them. Their life—as she sees it—is perfect. Not unlike the life she recently lost.

And then she sees something shocking. It’s only a minute until the train moves on, but it’s enough. Now everything’s changed. Unable to keep it to herself, Rachel offers what she knows to the police, and becomes inextricably entwined in what happens next, as well as in the lives of everyone involved. Has she done more harm than good?

Compulsively readable, The Girl on the Train is an emotionally immersive, Hitchcockian thriller and an electrifying debut.

My Thoughts:

This book kept me enthralled from beginning to end! At first, you get annoyed with Rachel. You want to shake her and tell her to get her Sh*t together!!! Then, you start to feel sorry for her. This really reminded me a lot of Gone Girl. I loved how everyone was finally tied together at the end.

Have you read it? 
I'd love to hear your thoughts on it!

3 Fall Fashion Styles I'm NOT Looking Forward To.

1. Thigh High Boots- Oh how I loathe thigh high boots! Not only do I feel like Vivian from Pretty Woman, but I am also 5'2". I must say, some ladies can pull this off and look fabulous....I am not one of them! #ShortGirlProblems

2. Plaid- I like plaid. I'm not anti-plaid, but I feel like Target went a little extreme with the plaid this year which has led me to feel like I am completely OVER plaid! I have several cute plaid shirts hanging in my closet, but I now wrinkle my nose when I see them. 

3. Flared Jeans- What is this? 2002??? I feel like I am in high school all over again! This trend was awesome like 10 years ago. This shouldn't be back in style for another 40 years! Am I the only one that feels this way about fall 2015 style? I would love to hear what you have to say!

Adele's newest video!

Y'all, I am so ridiculously excited about Adele's newest video!!!!
My Mom texted me this morning, asking if I had seen it yet. (We both share a passion for her music) I watched it, and oh my goodness... it definitely did NOT disappoint!!! I loved her back when she first made 19, and just started to become popular in the States.  When her album 21 came out, I was super excited!!!! Then, every single radio station in Houston seemed to OVERPLAY her songs!!!! 
No matter how over played she will get, I will still love her voice. In case you haven't seen it yet, here is her newest video from YouTube:

Her album comes out November 20! I can't wait to get my hands on a copy!!!
What did you think of it??

Fall Nails!

I love this cute fall combo!
I used Essie's Mink Muffs and Nicole's On A Gilt Trip
What do you think?

Top 5 of the week

#1 Best cookies ever!!!! I found this delish recipe for Pumpkin Oat Chocolate Chip cookies on Pinterest. These cookies were so amazingly moist.  (Click Here for the recipe)

#2 My newest read from the Library

#3 I have been into Christmas mode ever since Hobby Lobby has put out their Christmas decor. I hate to be that girl , but I am just so darn excited for Christmas this year!!!!

#4 My mom and I went to a Women's Conference this past weekend in Jackson, OH.  Kimberly Jones-Pothier was the speaker.  I absolutely love her!!! So inspiring and uplifting.  Follow her on Facebook and watch her videos!!!!

5. Nothing better than snuggles with a baby, drinking your morning coffee and watching makeup tutorials.  You can never start too early! 

Top 5 of the Week

#1 I made my own pumpkin spice creamer, and it was amazing!!!!
I found the recipe on Pinterest. (Click Here for the recipe) The recipe called for cinnamon Natural Bliss creamer, but I couldn't find it at Giant Eagle, so I bought the spiced latte one instead. This was soooo good!!!! 

#2 I am loving this Sally Hansen nail polish in 280 "Plum's the Word."

#3 I decided to decorate my friend's porch for fall.  

#4 I have been hooked on this show on Netflix all week!!! 

#5 I love getting Shape magazine. It's a great inspiration!

Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal Recipe

I don't know what has gotten into me lately! I have never been so obsessed with pumpkin. I used to be excited for September. As soon as the pumpkin spice latte was out from Starbucks, I would get one and be done with the season. This year, it's like I've flipped a switch and now I can't get enough!!! 
The other day I made pumpkin spice creamer from a recipe I saw on Pinterest. It turned out to be soooo good! Afterwards, I still had some pumpkin Puree left over. So, for breakfast this morning, I thought I would try to make pumpkin spice oatmeal. It turned out great, but if I would have had raisins, I think it would have been even better! 
Here is the recipe I made:

-Water 1 3/4 cups
-Oats 1 cup
-Salt 1/8 tsp
-Sugar in the raw 2 TBS (I don't like things too sweet, you may want to add more)
-Ginger 1/8 tsp
-Ground Cloves 1/8 tsp
-Ground Nutmeg 1/8 tsp
-Cinnamon 1/2 tsp
-Puree Pumpkin 2 TBS
(Raisins would be yummy too!)

Boil water and add salt. Mix in oats. Stir and cook for a minute.  Next, add sugar, spices and pumpkin. Let cool down for a couple minutes and enjoy! 
Makes 2 servings.


Outfit of the Day

Top: Target
Jeans: Lei
Shoes: generic Tom's