Attention all book lovers! I'm trying something new & just created a #bookstagram account! If you want to stay up to date with what I'm reading & when I'm posting book reviews on the blog, check out my account @loudonvillereads on Instagram!

I just finished reading FALLEN by Lauren Kate last night, so be on the lookout for that review! 



A few items I've been using everyday...and can't get enough of.

Seriously THE BEST hair ties I've found...EVER.  My sis CLB introduced me to these when she "accidentally" left one of hers at my house a few months ago.  I then proceeded to "accidentally" forget to send it back to her #whoops! To my glee, as I sat in the chair getting my wedding hair done, CLB surprised me with my own little set! Not only are they the perfect blue, but they're called "something blue."  A perfect wedding day surprise! ♡ 

THIS CREAM! I've never had a particular skin care routine - I'm pretty lucky and can use pretty much any face wash and not have too many facial issues. When I got this cream (again thanks to CLB!) I was excited to try something new, but didn't really think it was going to be a life changer.  To my surprise and wonder, I was wrong! This little guy has been just that - a life changer! I put it on after I shower - just a little under, over, and on my eyelid.  I don't know the mechanics of what it actually does, but it makes my eyes feel bright and awake - two things you really want before your coffee has kicked in!  

Huge lipstick fan right here.  I don't wear it everyday, but close.  I tend to go with MAC for fun colors and Chanel for classics.  My newest Chanel is this red and I think I have found the perfect red for my skin tone! I mean, even B likes it!  

If I could wear the same thing every day... a striped long sleeve, black skinny pants, black flats, hair in a pony, my Hermes scarf, and this lipstick.  (Can you tell Audrey Hepburn is my life inspiration?)


I have been dying to own a pair of Rebecca De Ravenel earrings, but just can't bring myself to make the splurge (yet - wink wink).  While in Kennebunkport for our honeymoon, you could say I "lightly squealed" when I saw these dupes.  When I saw that they were only $8 I may have squealed slightly louder.  They had a variety of colors and now I'm slapping myself for not getting a few other colors...like yellow sigh.


These beauties came from my HUSBAND as one of my wedding gifts.  He picked them up from Lola Saratoga - a fabulous little boutique in Saratoga, NY.  The picture lighting makes them look black, but they are actually navy blue & gold. Does B know me or does he know me?!  Now I'm pretty sure I need a navy blue Chanel classic flap bag...




May 29, 2017.  My last post was a little over two months ago! 
So much has happened since then that it's no surprise I wasn't able to keep up with posting.  


The biggest thing that happened is a no brainer if you follow me on Instagram - B AND I GOT MARRIED!! After eleven years together we finally tied the knot and I couldn't be happier.  


June also was also a big month for me as I accepted a new job opportunity.  I am still with the same company, but in a new department and following a new career path.  With two months under my belt, I can already tell I made the right choice (for me) and am excited for what the future will hold. 


I'm in a great place in my life and am looking forward to being able to dedicate more time to Loudonville Lynn.  Stay tuned for future posts featuring the wedding (#pictures) and what books I have been reading.  





Rating: ✭✭✭✭✭

Saturday night I finally finished up Ragdoll by Daniel Cole and this thriller has officially been added to my favorites list.  I mean come on, with a summary that starts with "A body is discovered with the dismembered parts of six victims stitched together like a puppet, nicknamed by the press as the 'ragdoll'" - how could you not want to pick it up?!

As the summary states, Ragdoll starts with the police finding a dead body, which turns out to be the compilation of six different people.  The head, torso, right arm, left arm, right leg, and left leg all belonged to someone different.  Detective Wolf and his team have to figure out who each part belonged to and why the killer did this.  Did these six individuals have something on common? Why were they chosen and why were they sewn together?  The plot gets even more twisted when the killer makes public a list of his/her next victims.  You HAVE to read to see who is on the list because I really want to say, but I can't!

Daniel Cole kept the pace going throughout the whole story.  The only thing that caused me to read this book slightly slower than normal was work. 

If you're questioning how gruesome this story is, I would say maybe 4/10 - just enough! The various murders that occur are rather disturbing, but it never got to the point where I had to set the book down for a second.