Be Merry Be Bright

What We Are Reading, Drinking, Watching and Wrapping This Christmas Eve….

Be Merry Be Bright


Well we finally have the kid nestled in his bed. I don’t know if there are visions of sugar plums dancing in his head. More than likely, it will be filled with visions of sugar cookies and super heroes. It had been a busy day here in the Pinkelton house. Here is a quick list of what’s been going on between our decked walls.

We are reading this to the kid

Watching this on the tube. And this too.

Drinking this work of art in a glass.

Preparing this for breakfast tomorrow.

Eating this for dinner as I was too pooped to cook.

Happy Christmas to you all!!!


What We Are Reading This Week – September 9th


Attending Dragon Con means that I end my Labor Day weekend with more books and TV shows to add to my must-see list. This year was no different and I am leaping towards a few books with great expectations. They are:



The Passage by Justin Cronin

Aisha Tyler was the first person I heard raving about this book. I have become a fan of post-apocolyptic weirdness and this is right up my alley.



The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer

This trilogy (the third in the series is currently being written) is on many people’s lists of books to read. Most recently it was recommend to me by my babysitter whose style (purple, red, and green hair) and taste (huge Walking Dead fan) I hold in high regard.

And…Anything by New York Times bestseller Sherrilyn Kenyon. I had never heard this woman’s name before Dragon Con; but there was lots of Kenyon worship there. Each year she walks in the infamous Con parade with many of her fans who dress as characters from her books. Who wouldn’t love an author like that?



Ms. Marvel #8

Before I can read any of those goodies I have to get the next Ms. Marvel. She’s going to have a dog sidekick!!!

Read any good books lately?

What We Are Reading – August 7th


While my husband still has his face in The Bar Book-Elements of Cocktail Technique (I look forward to reaping the rewards of his love of this tome); Aaron and I have moved on to other literary works…..



Ms. Marvel #3 by G. Willow Wilson

I always love a strong yet humanly flawed female character in my reading and this series fits the bill. Awkward Teen + Super Powers = WIN! I am still on the fence about cosplay for comic con. Kamala or Louise from Bob’s Burgers?????





The Lion King version by Justine Korman, Golden Books

Aaron has this book on repeat currently. Combined with the fact that he just saw the film for the first time means there is a bit of Hakuna Matata going on in our house!! Why is Disney so gifted with the irritating catchy tunes???

What are you reading this week???


What We Are Reading – July 29th

There are never enough hours in the day to pin all of the things that I want to pin, watch all of the things I need to watch, and read all of the things I want to read. My evenings are usually spent juggling these things in the precious time after the kid falls asleep and before I do the same. Reading is king in our home and there are always new books coming in (ask me if we bought our home for the built-in bookshelves.) Here are a few of our favorites right now…


The Bar Book – Elements of Cocktail Technique by Jeffrey Morgenthaler

We always welcome new cocktail possibilities and with the husband being a purist this book was a must have. The author is the same bartender I raved about in this post.


The Beast (The X Institute) by Michi Fujimoto

This book has become number two on the kids nightly must read list. Of course Pinkalicious is still numero uno! It’s good to know we are raising a well rounded kid.


August 2014, Marie Claire

My mother gave me this magazine. Does reading it make me middle aged? Well I am that. Do I give a rats tail about Sexy Summer Style? No and actually I don’t care. Zoe Saldana kicks ass!!! What are you reading now? Please don’t say porn.