Nyxia (The Nyxia Triad #1) by Scott Reintgen book review-Blogtober day 15

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What would you be willing to risk for a lifetime of fortune?

Emmett Atwater isn’t just leaving Detroit; he’s leaving Earth. Why the Babel Corporation recruited him is a mystery, but the number of zeroes on their contract has him boarding their lightship and hoping to return to Earth with enough money to take care of his family.

Forever.

Before long, Emmett discovers that he is one of ten recruits, all of whom have troubled pasts and are a long way from home. Now each recruit must earn the right to travel down to the planet of Eden—a planet that Babel has kept hidden—where they will mine a substance called Nyxia that has quietly become the most valuable material in the universe.

But Babel’s ship is full of secrets. And Emmett will face the ultimate choice: win the fortune at any cost, or find a way to fight that won’t forever compromise what it means to be human.

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The story– 3/5

Setting of the book– 4/5

Smexy Times?– Not really

OVERALL – 3,5/5 STARS

Finally, I read this one! This is the first book in a trilogy, and to be honest..it’s bland if you don’t start reading the second book right after the first one. Like it does lay a good foundation of the story, but it’s not a 10 book series I wanted a little bit more, more “meat”.The writing was good(very straightforward), easy to understand. Overall I’m excited to read the second book and see where the story goes.

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How to start a budget for Christmas(FREE PRINTABLE)-Blogtober day 14

Hello, My Darlings! It’s day 14 of Blogtober…Yes, yes you read it right we are talking Christmas budget and how to save money(it’s never too early). “Thanks” to the pandemic I don’t have a stable income anymore, so budgeting is important and very needed. Here are some tips and tricks that actually work(and at the end of the post you will find a free pdf).

Start buying stuff Now! YES NOW!

You see a great deal on candles? Buy some! You go grocery shopping and find a cute blanket at a discount your aunt would totally love? Get it , It’s easier to spend 10 euros every month now than 30 euros in December. What will you feel more?

Decide what you want to buy to buy and google it

You decided on these cute socks for your boyfriend? Don’t buy the first ones you find, Google it. There is a very good chance you will find it cheaper. Do your research.

Handmade is always a great idea!

Handmade gifts(or something handmade to put too your gift) are always a great idea and usually really affordable. Get inspired, look on Pinterest, and get creative.

Don’t overspend

It’s so easy to just go on and buy more and more, not stopping. So make a budget and stick to it. Feel free to download this free printable to make your life easier this festive season.

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Throwback to Summer”Trip to Sigulda”-Blogtober day 13

Hello, My Darlings! It’s day 13 of Blogtober and we are looking back to some fun summer memories. This summer I was lucky enough to travel Latvia with my darling Boyfriend. One of my favorite trips was to Sigulda, with so much history and beautiful nature.

Gutma’s Cave-The oldes tourist attraction in Latvia

This is the widest and highest cave in the Baltic.Tourists have wished to leave “decorations” such as names, initials, and the dates of their trips inscribed on the cave’s walls since the cave’s inception. You can see coats of arms and names of numerous barons and estate owners inside the cave.

Local craftsmen would wait for wealthier tourists near the cave with tools, stepladders, and templates to make these to order for a price.

Now the cave is a protected archeological and geological monument, so no writing on the walls.

The Krimulda Castle

The Krimulda Castle is located just outside Sigulda, Sigulda municipality, Latvia, and is a tourist attraction. The castle dates from the 14th century and was destroyed in a war in 1601 and it still stands, and the view from it is beautiful.

Inside the castle

Krimuldas Church-The oldest church in Latvia

Built-in 1205, this ancient church is the oldest functioning house of worship in Latvia. It is closely associated with the Livonian chieftain Kaupo who is either buried in or nearby the church depending on which sources you choose to believe. Kaupo was the first important tribal chief in the area to embrace the Christian faith and even made a pilgrimage to Rome where Pope Innocent III received him and recognized him as the ruler of the Livonian tribes in present-day Latvia.

He left with a gift of gold with which he build the church. It’s located in a beautiful area surrounded by streams, forests, and nature trails as well as the 18th-century Minister’s House accessible by a wooden pedestrian bridge. Truly an amazing place , a beautiful one too.

Overall I would highly recommend you to visit Sigulda when traveling to Latvia. It’s beautiful and full of history(and you will definitely take instagram worthy photos).

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Thank you For 1000+ followers!-Blogtober day 12

Hello My Darlings!Hope you are doing well.I just wanted to say thank you for following me and reading my posts.I can’t even imagine how many of you are here,It’s insane!THANK YOU SO MUCH.And thank you for all the facebook page followers(yes!I made a facebook page,so feel free to follow me there too it’s Anna’s Little Thing )

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Hope you are enjoying Blogtober this year,if you have a blogpost idea you want to see from me,leave it down below.

See you all tomorrow!

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The Autumn Tag-Blogtober day 11

Hello My Darlings!Hope you are doing amazingly and the weather is good were you are..It’s the day 11 of Blogtober and we are doing a tag.What’s a Blogtober without a tag?!Am I right!This Tag I found on That Weird Girl blog.Let’a dive into it!

What Signifies Autumn to You?

When leaves change colours,it’s always makes me feel like autumn is here.And of course my birthday(at the ned of september).

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What Is the Best Way to Spend a Rainy Day?

Read a good book,snuggled in blanked with big cup of tea.

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What Is Your Most Fond Autumn Memory?

To be honest tons of memories,but the most recent one was my birthday trip to veczemju caves(you can read about it here).

What is Your Favorite Autumn Scent?

Sandalwood and Vanilla candles.

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What Are You Most Excited About This Autumn?

I was very excited about Blogtober and of course Sweather weather.

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What Is Your Favorite Autumn Song?

Becouse Autumn is Halloween month,Monster Mash is such a classic.

What Is Your Favorite Autumn Movie?

It’s not really “Fall”,but I’m loving the TV show “Peaky Blinders”.

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What TV Show Are You Most Looking Forward to This Autumn?

We are watching Peaky Blinders season 4 right now,and I’m loving it.

Devil Eyed Banana

What Is Your Favorite Autumn Color?

Yellow and Orange,

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What Is Your Most Loved Outdoor Autumn Activity?

Hiking in the Woods.

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What Is Your Favorite Autumn Fashion Trend?

Big chuncky sweaters and vests.

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If You Could Have a Familiar/Spirit Animal, What Would It Be?

An Owl

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Name One Place You Wish You Could Visit During Autumn?

Would love to go too Sigulda,it’s so beautiful in this time of the year.

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What Is Your Favorite Photo You Took Last Autumn?

Last autumn I made lost of photos for my bookstagram ,and here is of my favorites.

What Are You Being This Halloween?

To be honest I don’t celebrate Halloween(it’s not a celebration in Latvia),so I don’t plan anything.But maybe will do something fun with my boyfriend.

I Tag…

*beautiful-inspiring-creative-life

*beautyandthebookshelves

*journalofabibliophile

*onethousandandonebook

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September Favorites(2021 edition)-Blogtober day 10

Hello, My Darlings! How are you? It’s Blogtober day 10 and we are talking favorites(beauty, books, and Music), September favorites to be exact. Last month was full of trips, memories, and my birthday(post about it you can read here). My favorites are all over the place, let’s dive into it!

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Micellar Shampoo 5 Herbs Power Chistaya Liniya

EUROSHOP-24.eu - Чистая линия Мягкий Мицеллярный Шампунь Экспертный уход  5в1, 250 мл

Super affordable shampoo that works. For 400 ml I paid 2.34 euro. And this smells amazing! Like sooo good, and my hair looks amazing after using it.Gentle shampoo(like super gentle), my hair color doesn’t fade after using and that’s always good. Would definitely recommend it.

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The Girls by Emma Cline

Most memorable book I read in September. And the cover looks very spooky.

My review you can read here

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A Dance with the Fae Prince by Elise Kova(Book Review)-Blogtober day 9

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She knew her hand in marriage would be sold. She had no idea a fae prince was the buyer.

Katria swore she’d never fall in love. She’s seen what “love” means through the cruelty of her family. So when she’s married off to the mysterious Lord Fenwood for a handsome price, all Katria wants is a better life than the one she’s leaving. Feelings are off the table.

But her new husband makes not falling in love difficult.

As their attraction begins to grow, so too do the oddities within her new life: strange rules, screams in the night, and attacks by fae that Katria never thought were real. When she witnesses a ritual not meant for human eyes, Katria finds herself spirited away to the land of Midscape.

Surviving the fae wilds as a human is hard enough. Katria must survive as a human who accidently pilfered the magic of ancient kings – magic a bloodthirsty king is ready to kill her for in order to keep his stolen throne – and her new husband is the rightful heir in hiding.

The power to save the fae is in her hands. But who will save her from a love she vowed never to feel?

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The story– 3/5

Setting of the book– 4/5

Smexy Times?– Not really

OVERALL – 3,5/5 STARS

This is the second book in the Married to Magic series.You can read each book on it’s own,loved the first book so I had high hopes…but,I’m disappointed…The first one was waaaay better. So the story was okay, but the romance between our couple was non-existing…like I didn’t feel it at all. Is it worth reading? Yes! Was it the best ook ever and I would recommend it for everyone I see(like the first book)? No. Overall it was okay.

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3 Ways to Edit Your Photos for Newbies-Blogtober day 8

Hello, My Darlings! It’s day 8 of Blogtober and we are talking Photo editing. Have you ever struggled with photo editing? Or you don’t know anything about it? Here are some easy-to-use apps and programs. Hope you find it helpful

Use Presets for Lightroom

This is my new obsesion ,so easy to use and your photos always look AMAZING.So what’s a preset?It’s a pre-made lightroom app settings for your photos. Very easy to put in your app or on computer. You can buy really cheap presets on Etsy (I got mine under 1 euro)or you can find some free ones on the internet.

Free Program PhotoScape

This is still my go-to for photo editing! It’s free, easy to use, and has lots of good settings to play with. Fun fact -this was my first program where I made my blog banner and signature card. You can download it here free.

Snow or Facetune

I use Snow for my bookstagram, it has so many fun filters and settings. You can even edit short videos with it. It’s free and easy to use. Totally recommend. Facetune is pretty similar, but not as fun. So try both of those to find the perfect fit.

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The Marriage by K.L. Slater book review-Blogtober day 7

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Ten years ago he killed my son. Today I married him.

Ten years ago my darling son Jesse was murdered and our perfect family was destroyed. My strong, handsome boy, so full of life, became a memory, a photo I carried with me everywhere.

But today I’m finally close to finding happiness again. My ash-blonde hair has been curled into ringlets. Carefully placed white flowers frame my delicate features. The small, drab chapel has been prettied up with white satin, and there are tiny red hearts scattered on the small table where I will soon sign the register with my new husband.

The man who killed my son.

My friends and family can’t understand it. My neighbours whisper in the street whenever I walk past. How can I love a man like Tom?

They don’t really know me at all…

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The story– 4/5

Setting of the book– 2/5

Smexy Times?– not graphic

OVERALL – 3/5 STARS

Another disappointing “thriller”, but a great family drama. Expected the whole time some twists and turns, but no…I don’t know what this new marketing trend is, to advertise family dramas as psychological thrillers, but it’s getting annoying. So the book really was a beautiful family story of forgiveness and second chances. It was good, the writing was enjoyable, the multiple POVs sometimes felt a little bit forced but that’s not critical. Overall it was okay, would reccomend it.

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Birthday Trip to Veczemju cliffs-Blogtober day 6

Hello, My Darlings! How are you all doing? It’s the 6th day of Blogtober and let’s talk travel. It was my birthday at the end of last month(I’m officially 26!) and still, with all the restrictions in place we were able to have a nice and memorable trip. So what we did was -hop into the car,drive for an hour and just turn to see whatever interesting thing we find down the road(thankfully every cool sightseeing object in Latvia is marked with road signs to easily find it even if you are not looking for it specifically).

It was such a beautiful day, yes it was windy but in the sun it was warm. Such a peaceful place,the only downside for me was how many people there were,but we did go on Sunday so what did I expect :D.

Had so much fun walking on those big rocks, and well…Got some cute pictures.

The actual Cliffs were a lot smaller than I expected but still very cool and interesting. There were some info boards on the cliffs and interesting facts, as a history junky that I am I was delighted.

Overall I had an amazing birthday and the trip was a treat(Thanks Babe).

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