Sep 28, 2015

A Shattered Heart by Tiffany King ~ Release Day

I'm so excited to share the release of  A Shattered Heart by Tiffany King. This book was so amazing and I would recommend this series to absolutely everyone!    

A Shattered Heart (Fractured Lives, #2)
From Tiffany King, USA Today Bestselling Author of A Shattered Moment, comes book 2 in the Fractured Lives Series.

A Shattered Heart is the story of Kathleen "Kat" Darby who discovers that although you can run away, you can never escape the ghosts from your past.

Physically, Kat Darby walked away relatively unscathed from the tragic car accident on the night of her high school graduation. Emotionally, her scars run much deeper from the loss of two of her best friends and her longtime boyfriend, Dan. Unable to face the constant reminders of the person she thought she would love forever, Kat leaves for twelve months to study art in France before returning home to start her life again.

Life in Florida proves more difficult than Kat anticipated with remnants of the accident still lingering. The only solace she can find is in her love for art until she runs into Brian, the younger brother of her deceased former boyfriend. Finding they can lean on eachother, Kat and Brian find comfort in their emotional common bond. When an unexpected romance develops, Kat must decide if she is willing to face the ghosts from her past in order to love again.

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About the Author
Tiffany King
USA Today Bestselling author Tiffany King is a lifelong reading fanatic who is now living her dream as a writer, weaving Young Adult and New Adult romance tales for others to enjoy. She has a loving husband and two wonderful kids. (Five, if you count her three spoiled cats). Her addictions include: Her iphone and ipad, chocolate, Diet Coke, chocolate, Harry Potter, chocolate, zombies and her favorite TV shows. Want to know what they are? Just ask.

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Sep 24, 2015

#TGIT Recap ~ Season 2 Premiere

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Calling all Shondaland b**** babies!  #TGIT is back, which means that we will be getting all of the feels that we've been missing for what feels like forever now!  This also means that the #TGIT Recap on The Sarcastic Palmtree have also returned!  Today, we've got trailers for the new season and of course a quick recap of what happened when we left off!

First, the legendary...
Grey's Anatomy
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Last season was so good, but it came at a very dark cost.  Derek is dead, which should make this season the most interesting because we've never known the show without him.
Important things to remember:
  • Richard and Catherine work things out and get married
  • Jackson tells April that if she leaves, he won't be there when she returns, she breaks down with Arizona comforting her after the wedding
  • Miranda Bailey is the new Chief of Surgery, at least according to her, but she still has to go against another candidate 
  • Maggie's parents are getting a divorce and she's devastated, but the good news is that she tells Meredith, who tells her that she can help with anything
  • Jo buys Alex a home for them to move in to and tells him to sell Meredith her house back
  • Also, remember it's been about a year since Derek died and Meredith has another kid

Is this happening right now?
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It's official!  Olivia and Fitz are together!  It only took until season 5 to get them together and we can't wait to see where this goes.
Other important things:
  • Jake claims his mission is over, so we don't know what's happening with him now
  • Mellie is now Senator of Virginia, at the cost of 10 juror's lives
  • Mellie and Cyrus both get kicked out of the White House!!!!
  • Lizzie Bear is now Fitz's Chief of Staff 
  • Papa Pope is in jail and Mama Pope is out
  • B613 is now officially off the record
  • Huck's life is currently hanging in the balance and it's all up to Quinn if he lives

As if it wasn't already too much...
How to Get Away with Murder
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It's been almost seven months since the finale of the jaw-dropping first season of How to Get Away with Murder!  I think you can agree with me when I saw that is way too long!  The big question that was left for us at the end of the first season, which helped Viola Davis become the first African American woman to receive an Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series, is "who killed Rebecca?" and we want to know!  My basic theory is that whoever she texted "Eggs 911" to is at least involved, if not the murderer.
Other important things to remember:
  • Nate is out of jail, and he called the lawyer Annalise recommended 
  • Sam hired Frank to kill Lila because "he owed him one"
  • Laurel had Michaela's engagement ring this whole time
  • Michaela is not getting married and she's got another side that we haven't seen before
  • Oliver has HIV and Connor doesn't 
  • Bonnie and Asher are still together but haven't told Annalise yet
  • Annalise and Wes have decided to believe Sam killed Lila
  • Frank and Annalise are the only ones that know Rebecca is dead

HTGAWM Season 2 Official Trailer
Watch the Official Trailer of the #HTGAWM Season 2 with #Emmy winner Viola Davis. #TGIT returns this Thursday, September 24th starting at 8|7c.
Posted by How to Get Away With Murder on Tuesday, September 22, 2015

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Great!  Now you're ready to watch #TGIT tonight starting at 8/7c on ABC! DO NOT MISS IT!

Sep 23, 2015

Girl on the Run by B.R. Myers ~ Blitz and Giveaway

Girl on the Run
by B.R. Myers
Release Date: 9/21/15
Nimbus Publishing

When seventeen-year-old track and field star Jesse Collins’ dreams of a full scholarship are shattered after the sudden death of her dad, she leaves home to work as a summer camp counselor to escape the small town nosy stares...and her own secret guilt.

After a mix-up at registration, she’s put in charge of a boys’ cabin, and the head counselor, Kirk, predicts she won’t last the first two weeks. In the midst of fending off four twelve-year-old boys who are hell-bent on mortifying her and a growing attraction to Kirk, Jesse finds the inspiration to run again from an unlikely source. But getting her old life back isn't that easy and soon Jesse will realize that a good pair of legs can take a girl far, but she'll never outrun the truth.

Excerpt From Girl on the Run
Cool morning air hit my face. My sneakers kept count with a steady beat.

“Feet and lungs, Jesse!” Dad called out.

I pumped my arms faster, not even hearing the gravel crunch under my shoes. I wasn’t running, I was flying. I bounded through the air for a few more seconds before slowing down.

“Beat that!” I laughed between deep breaths.

But he wasn’t behind me.

“Dad?” My voice echoed through the empty park. A woodpecker knocked above my
head. I looked up, but there wasn’t a bird. Then the park melted into darkness...into nothing.

I blinked and my bedroom came into focus. Someone knocked on my door. I pulled the covers over my head.

“Hey, Legs,” Grandma sang. “You up?”

“Yeah,” I mumbled into the pillow.

This was the worst time of the day. For a few seconds, I believed that life for the last four months had only been a dream, and that Dad was actually downstairs making breakfast.

Although Mom was the caterer, Dad owned the kitchen on weekend mornings. It was unusual to wake up and not smell bacon or hear the gurgles from the coffee maker. But that had changed, too. The familiar knot tightened my stomach. Reality packs a mean punch.


“Yup.” I pushed myself up in bed and rubbed my face. Grandma’s white spiked hair
peeked around the doorframe. A big smile on her red lips made me return the expression automatically. She closed the door, then sat down on the bed and took my hand in hers.

“Oh, Legs.” She’s the only person who still calls me that without it feeling forced or sarcastic. Her silver bangles tinkled as she traced the lines of my palm with her wrinkled finger.

“Let me guess,” I yawned, “an unexpected romance.”

“Hmm,” she frowned.

“Good or bad?”

“Shh, I’m concentrating. This is very interesting.” She turned my hand and gently squeezed the flesh, making ridges along the side of my hand.

I knew what she was looking for. “How many kisses, Grandma?” I asked.

“More than you’ve had before, one in your very near future.”

“Someone special?” I played along.

“Someone who loves you,” she promised. Then she leaned forward and kissed my forehead. “How was your date last night?”

I groaned. “He kept calling me Jessica.” It was an honest mistake, I guess. Not many girls are named Jesse. I was supposed to be Julia, after Julia Child, but Mom was so dopey from painkillers after she had me, Dad got to choose. He was a sportswriter who worshiped Jesse Owens, and when I paired up with track and field like peanut butter with jelly, it seemed I was fulfilling my namesake’s destiny. Even Mom, food whiz extraordinaire, was excited to have a super jock for a daughter, and once the trophies started to pile up, she finally forgave Dad.

“Looked like you made up by the end,” Grandma teased. She’d been watching through the drapes, of course.

“Never kiss anyone goodnight after they’ve eaten a tub of flavoured movie popcorn,” I told her. I could still picture him sprinkling two full packages of the fake seasoning. 

“He didn’t even flinch when I warned him about the MSG.”

She nodded like she was mentally cataloguing my advice. We sat quietly, and her gaze fell on my huge duffel bag, bursting with clothes.

“Chloe said she dropped off some outfits,” I said.

She smoothed out the yellow chenille bedspread. “I put in a couple of extra things for you too,” she said. I snuck a glance at the closet, wondering if she’d found my sneakers. My doubts about leaving for the whole summer began to creep back.

“I’m worried about Mom,” I confessed.

“Of course,” Grandma said. “But your mom needs this time too. Her grief is different from yours. She needs to go through all of his things, get rid of his clothes, organize papers—”

“But I can help her do that!”

“No, Legs, she needs to grieve without you watching or listening.” She let me sort out what she had said. And the more I thought about it, the more it made sense. Didn’t I do all my real gut-wrenching crying when I was alone?

“She needs to cry, without being worried I’ll hear her,” I finally said. I hadn’t been the only one in the house pretending all these months. I drew up my knees, hugging them under the bedspread.

Grandma looked at my door as if she expected Mom to walk in on us. “Can I give you some advice?”

My eyes flicked between the door and Grandma. “You’ve never asked before.”

Then she leaned closer and made her voice soft. “Kiss as many boys as you can.”

“Is this the same advice you gave to Mom when she was my age?”

“Of course not, you’re completely different girls.” She paused, and then brushed a stray hair away from my face. “Therefore, you get different advice.”

“Anything else I should know?”

She pursed her lips and looked to the side. “If you’re ever in a sticky situation, especially with a boy—”

“This sounds kinky.”

“—and you need a quick getaway, there are two courses of action that never fail.”

“Mace and kicking?”

“No,” she waved her hand. “Crying and talking about tampons.”

“Grandma,” I moaned. “I think you just set feminism back by thirty years.”

“It always worked for me.”

“So...kiss lots of boys. That’s your advice?”

She laughed. “Because someday you’ll be an old fool like me, and no one will want to kiss you.”

I circled her tiny frame with my arms, inhaling her familiar scent of lavender skin cream. She leaned back and patted my cheek. “Legs,” she said, “take this summer for you. Go skinny dipping, curse out loud in a quiet room, eat French fries and ice cream for breakfast...”

“That’s more your style than mine.”

“Doing things outside of your comfort zone helps you grow,” she said matter-of-factly.

But I was terrified. What if I couldn’t do it? My commitment to training and running had kept me focused. Without it I was floundering and clueless, completely lost. Maybe doing some- thing brand new wasn’t the best idea. “What if...” I started, then my voice caught in my throat.

What if I never feel like me again? What if I stay this loser forever? What if I ruin everything at camp too?

“What if this is a mistake?” I finally asked.

“That’s how you learn. I didn’t get this smart from always making the right choices.
Besides,” she squeezed my hand, “the mistakes are the best stories.” She laughed and a little bit of my worry melted away. “Now get up. Scarlett O’Hara has called twice already.”

Chloe squealed so loudly, I had to pull the phone away from my ear. “So?” she giggled.

“Is the Kissing Clause a myth or did the hot lifeguard bring you back to life?”

“His name is Ben,” I reminded her. “Last year he worked as a camp counselor, so he gave me some advice—don’t let the kids drown. Profound, huh?”

She let out a disappointed sigh. “Another one bites the dust.”

I squirmed on the spot. “It’s me that’s the problem. I feel like I’m letting everyone down.”

Chloe made a surprised sound. “The only one you’re letting down is Old Jesse.”

“Old Jesse?”

“Yeah, remember her?” she sassed. “That girl was always smiling and laughing, but she was a real bulldog on the track. She’s the one who never gives up.”

Bulldog on the track.

I never used to back down from a challenge. The dirtier, the better. But that girl left town four months ago and was never coming back. I was watching life from the sidelines now.

My finish line vanished the day I threw my runners in the closet.

She was quiet, then she said, “Hey, at least tell me how the kissing was.” Her tone was so hopeful it made me smile.

I wanted to tell her that I’d felt it all the way to my toes. That kissing Ben was like tasting honey over vanilla ice cream. But I couldn’t. I pictured the tiny molecules of flavored MSG sliding off of his tongue and into my mouth. The kiss could be summed up in one word—well, actually, one flavour. “Dill pickle,” I said, dully.

After promising to email Chloe regularly, Mom, Grandma, and I piled into the van. The scenic drive through the valley was a little over two hours. There wasn’t much talking; instead we let the radio break up the silence. Soon the wooden sign announcing we had arrived at Kamp Krystal Lake came into view.

Along the winding dirt road, trees to either side gave way to expansive grounds. The area was teeming with kids. In a flash of red, one kid ran right in front of the van, then something slapped against the door.

“That little bastard threw mud at the car!” Grandma announced from the back seat.

“What kind of place is this, the delinquent hall?”

My heart began to beat faster. What did I know about delinquents? The only kids I babysat were the Turner triplets, and they were angels. I gripped the edge of the seat.

“Don’t worry, Jesse,” Mom soothed. “I’m sure he’s full of nervous energy. Besides, girls are always better behaved.”

The parking lot was a sea of buses and cars. All around us kids were hugging parents goodbye while teenagers high-fived each other.

“Wow,” Grandma said. “I bet she’s pop, pop, popular!”

Standing tall among a giggling group of kids, a platinum blond ponytail armed with a clipboard showed off a brilliant smile. Everyone else was a tray of stale graham crackers, and she was the cupcake with pink fluffy frosting. She ushered the group away from the buses, clearly their newly appointed summer queen.

“Are you all right?” Mom asked, studying my face. “Have you changed your mind?”

I snuck a look at Grandma in the backseat. “No, I need this time too, Mom.”

My armpits got sticky and my fists, full of vinyl, started to cramp. I couldn’t move.

Grandma leaned forward and put her head between me and Mom. “When I was seventeen,” she began, “I spent my summer at a resort. There was one nerdy boy who was a terrible flirt. One night he asked me to help him carry some watermelons up to a private function. I expected some bridge club meeting, but it turned out to be this wild party for staff.”

Grandma sighed and her voice became dreamy. “And that’s when I saw Johnny. He was hired to teach the rich old ladies the fox trot. I fell so hard for him. He taught me about dancing, and love and was a summer I’ll never forget. And all because I helped carry watermelons to a party.” She stared out the windshield, lost in her thoughts.

“Grandma! That’s Dirty Dancing!”

Mom closed her eyes then pinched the bridge of her nose with her thumb and finger. “I think the point Grandma is trying to make is that someday, you may have your own daughter at camp.” She paused for a moment then gave me a slight smile. “Do you want to tell her about a movie, or a real story—maybe one that might happen here, this summer?”

My mouth fell open. “Are you telling me to have sex?!”

Grandma exploded with laughter from the back seat. “Oh my god, Maria, if Stevie was still alive he’d have a heart attack all over again.”



An uncomfortable silence filled the car. Slowly our sniffles punctured the quiet air.

“I’m sorry,” the three of us said together. Grandma reached for our hands.

“That was a good movie,” Mom finally said.

“Yeah,” I whispered. “Especially the ending, when he catches her in the air.”

Mom cleared her throat. “Next year you’ll be getting ready for university, and you’ve always spent so much time training. It’s good to slow down sometimes, Jesse,” she said.

“I’m worried you’re missing out on being a teenager.”

I stared down at my lap. My little summer camp experiment had become a test. A test to see if I could learn to live without running. Without Dad.

“But don’t do anything stupid,” Mom said, suddenly pan- icked. “Don’t lose your head in a false romance.”

“False romance?”

“Have fun, but don’t come home pregnant,” Grandma said.

“That’s it!” I screeched. “Any more talk of sex from you two, and I’ll be in the monastery for life!” I jumped out of the car and grabbed my duffel bag from the trunk.

“Nuns go to the convent,” Grandma called out.

We had discussed earlier that I would walk away on my own. No goodbyes, no tears— well, none outside the car. I shouldered my duffel bag and followed all the other kids.

The Cupcake ran by me, her perfect ponytail swinging from side to side, a clip- board tucked under her arm. I reached up and tried to smooth out my own hair, still somewhat straight from Chloe’s make- over last night.

“Hey Legs!”

Grandma had taken my seat, and was leaning out of the passenger window of the light blue van as it pulled away, and I suddenly wished I was going with them. “Just remember,” she called out. “Nobody puts Baby in the corner.” Then she laughed and blew me a kiss.

About the Author

I write YA, appreciate a design in my cappuccino, love shopping for vintage jewelry and dream in color. Coming from Nimbus Publishing, my contemporary coming of age novels, BUTTERFLIES DON'T LIE (SEPTEMBER 15,2014) and GIRL ON THE RUNJUST JESSE (Fall 2015). from Fierce Ink Press, ASP OF ASCENSION (July 2015).

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Sep 22, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday ~ Fall To Be Read List

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly event hosted by 

This weeks topic: My Fall To Be Read List

Fallen Crest High (Fallen Crest High, #1)
Hello, Goodbye, and Everything in BetweenThe Iron King (The Iron Fey, #1)Felix (The Ninth Inning, #1)
One Hundred ProposalsThe Fine Art of Pretending (The Fine Art of Pretending, #1)The Prisoner of Cell 25 (Michael Vey, #1)
Anna and the French Kiss (Anna and the French Kiss, #1)The Iron Trial (Magisterium, #1)The Bane Chronicles

Since I did really well with my Summer TBR I'm going to try and once again hit all of the books on this list.  What books are on your Fall TBR?  I can't wait to see what you are looking forward to reading!

Sep 21, 2015

Carly Rae Jepsen ~ E•MO•TION ~ Review Part 2: The Album

Welcome back!  I hope you enjoyed my review of the singles from the new Carly Rae Jepsen album E•MO•TION.  Now, sit back and relax as you read my thoughts on the rest of the album...
1. Run Away With Me
3. I Really Like You
4. Gimmie Love
5. All That
6. Boy Problems
7. Making the Most of the Night
8. Your Type
9. Let's Get Lost
10. LA Hallucinations
11. Warm Blood
12. When I Needed You
13. Black Heart*
14. I Didn't Just Come Here to Dance*
15. Favourite Colour*
16. Never Get to Hold You**
17. Love Again**
*Featured on the Deluxe Edition                                                          **Featured on the Target Exclusive Edition
iTunes     Google Play     Target     Amazon   

If you've read my last music review, you'd know that we've introduced a new component to the review process known as the First Top Five.  If you don't know what it is, then click here to see the explanation.
Now that you know what it is, here is my First Top Five for E•MO•TION:
I Really Like You

Gimmie Love

Making the Most of the Night

Your Type

Favourite Colour

Please note:  I've kept this list since the release of I Really Like You to be fair 

Now, on to the actual review...
This album flows seamlessly from one song to the next.  The style of each song is different than the one before, but it still has some of the same attributes.  The best example I can think of is when the album goes from Let's Get Lost to LA Hallucinations to Warm Blood.  The theme of Let's Get Lost is the same as its title (obviously), and then we land into LA Hallucinations, which has a pure/indie pop feel, which leads into the indie pop feel of Warm Blood.

The first time I heard LA Hallucinations, I didn't think I would like it at all, but hoped it would grow on me.   If I could go back to that moment and slap myself in the face, I would!  This song is probably my favorite song on this album since Run Away With Me!  The song is really the story of a normal person who becomes a celebrity practically overnight.  All you want is to have one more normal day, but you can't because you're too busy or you're trying to run from Buzzfeed and TMZ.  The line "Buzzfeed buzzes and TMZ crows, what more can I say that you don't already know" really hits me (and it constantly stays in my head).  Thanks to this song there will always be a "little black hole in my golden cup" as well!

Gimmie Love is another amazing song.  It makes you want to dance, like always, but the lyrics themselves show how much more mature this album is! I remember listening to this song the first time and hearing a certain word drop in the beginning of the second verse and I was like, "OH YEAH! My baby's all grown up now!  She's using big kid words!"  This is not what I necessarily mean by how mature the album is (it isn't anywhere near explicit, which is awesome!).  The choice of words and execution is more creative and clean in comparison to her last album, Kiss.  I've been saying that, ever since this album came out, if Carly Rae Jepsen wrote an entire album for Ariana Grande to sing, it would be the best album in the world. With the amazing lyrics combined with the perfect vocals, it would be unmatched!

There are a few songs on this album that remind me of other songs.  I won't say that they would all go together well, but I think they have a lot of the same style and characteristics.  The chorus of When I Needed You reminds me of the theme song for the PBS show Arthur, something I used to love as a kid.  Don't let this make it seem like a horrible song, because it's not. The next song, Black Heart, immediately reminded me of the Hannah Montana song Old Blue Jeans, with it's modern techno vibes. Thanks for dusting off the synthesizers, ladies!  These pairs of songs don't go together lyrically, but there is one final pair that's got potential for a really good mash up!  I Didn't Just Come Here to Dance would be perfectly put together with Vogue by the one and only Madonna.  I can hear it all together in my head, but I don't have the talent of Becca Mitchell from Pitch Perfect to do these things, and it disappoints me. Anyway, these songs also have a great 80s vibe that makes you want to dance.

While When I Needed You could be a good place to end this album, Favourite Colour is really where the album should end.  Remember how before I was talking about how the album has become more mature, this is the perfect example.  It's got amazing deep lyrics that are incomparable to anything else on this album.  Plus, this is the perfect ending for the flow of the album that I was talking about earlier, at least if you only buy the deluxe album.  The flow doesn't stop, however, if you get the Target Exclusive Edition of E•MO•TION.  The song Never Get to Hold You takes all the love and happiness from Favourite Color and tears it to amazing, lyrical pieces! These songs, paired together, are my favorite part of the entire album! Don't worry about the loss of love, because the song Love Again brings back hope to shine through at the end of the album!

To Sum it up...
Carly Rae Jepsen has produced an absolutely amazing follow up to her last album.  The flow of this album is the best that I have ever experienced from any album I've listened to.  With amazing lyrics and different combinations of music styles, there is at least one song on this album that can touch everyone.    Even though I'll be enjoying this for a very long time, I cannot wait to see what she has for us next!

I give E•MO•TION 5/5 Palmtrees! If I could give more, I would!  Go buy the album today!

Sep 17, 2015

Fall TV Preview 2015

It's that time of year again: the crisp air and changing leaves on the trees, oh and it's also time for all of our favorite TV shows to start back up in the next month or two! Since we have been slacking ever so slightly thanks to Netflix and Wild Hockey (Flamingo won't miss a game) we are dividing our annual preview into four sections: shows we are caught up on, shows we aren't caught up on (but are still excited about), new shows we are looking forward to and, as always, the honorable mentions. Grab your favorite drink and one of Toucan's no bake cookies and get ready for 

The Sarcastic Palmtree's Fall TV Preview 2015 

Part I: Shows we are caught up on

Wednesday, September 23rd @ 8/7c

We are always looking forward to Survivor.  This season is no different as we get to see the second chance characters that we all love (or hate) from previous seasons compete again for the million dollar prize and title of Sole Survivor!

Thursday, September 24th @ 8/7c
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We know what you're probably wondering since you see the TGIT poster instead of the separate shows.  WELL... We have some fantastic news for you!  Our #TGIT Recaps are coming back starting next week so check them out because this year will be even better than last!

Once Upon A Time
Sunday, September 27th @ 8/7c
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We are super excited for this season!  Last season ended on such a huge cliffhanger with Emma becoming the Dark One and we can't wait to see how things change because of it!  Plus there's the whole Regina-Robin-Zelena thing, that's pretty big too.

Tuesday, October 6th @ 9/8c
Rose McIver
Ok, so we absolutely hate zombie anything, but we gave this one a chance because Aly Michalka was in it and we absolutely love it!  It's different from the rest in a way that we just can't put into words.  We are very excited to see where this show takes us for this season!

The Vampire Diaries
Thursday, October 8th, @ 8/7c

Well, Elana's gone (no tears here) so it will be interesting to see how each story line will evolve without her being the center of the universe.  As always, we are looking forward to this season and hope for another year of Vampire Diaries greatness.  Although we all know that this show will have Flamingo's devotion as long as Ian Smolderhaulder Damon is around. 

Part II: Shows that we are not caught up on (but still excited about)

Monday, September 21st @ 10/9c

This is a sad state of affairs.  We all love Castle but just haven't gotten to it over the summer.

The Flash
Tuesday, October 6th @ 8/7c

We watched the first few episodes of this show and then were trying to decide if it would stay in our line-up. Because it has crossover with Arrow and we have heard that it improved as the season progressed we are going to finish out the season and hope for the best.

Tuesday, October 7th @ 8/7c

This show isn't going ANYWHERE even though we are behind on it.  The action and adventure (and hopefully some Olicity by the end of this season we haven't finished) will keep us watching.

The Originals
Thursday, October 8th @ 9/8c

We are about a season behind on this one too.  We are excited to see Kol come back because he's one of our favorites and we can't wait to catch up on it!

Part III: The New Shows

Scream Queens
Tuesday, September 22nd @ 8/7c

After Glee ended, we were sad, yet relived.  BUT once we found out that this show was going to be on we HAD to check it out!  Once we saw the trailer (posted below) we quickly discovered they had an AMAZING line up of actors (including Ariana Grande as Chanel #2) and it sealed the deal, we were going to watch it!

Heroes Reborn
Thursday, September 24th @ 8/7c

So Banana decided to watch this on Netflix over the summer and absolutely loved it!  It was such a disappointment to find out it was canceled but the timing couldn't have been more perfect because now they're bringing it back!  And it. Looks. AWESOME!  From what it sounds like, you don't really have to have watched the other seasons to understand what's happening, but it would obviously be a smart thing to do because it's freaking amazing!

We are also extremely excited for the new Shondaland Show The Catch, but it is currently going to be released during the midseason. Here is the trailer below...

Part IV: The Honorable Mentions

Dancing With the Stars

Monday, September 14th @ 8/7c
Our guilty pleasure just came back this week and we are absolutely pumped for this season to say the least!  We can't wait to see who ends up the next winner!

Minnesota Wild Hockey

Thursday, October 8th @ 9/8c

We signed Devan Dubnyk in the off season which should be a major boost to our sour goal tending problems from last season.  I'm looking forward to watching all of my favorite players once again (Zucker and Parise I'm looking at you) and hoping for an even better Minnesota Wild team than last year!

Young and Hungry
Wednesdays at 8/7c on ABC Family

This was also another show that was found through Netflix and we now watch it religiously.  It's the perfect amount of funny and interesting drama.  (Food is always a great factor to everything too!)  As long as we keep saying "Oh my Damn!" and "Oh Hell no!" like Yolanda, then we will be watching it!

Gilmore Girls 
Currently on Netflix
Even though we didn't watch a lot of our shows, this was definitely one we did watch.  We got through about two or three seasons over the summer and still absolutely love it!

Okay TV it's your turn! Tell us all the fantastic shows you are looking forward to or that you have been watching this summer and can't wait to continue in the coming months!  We want to hear from YOU!

Sep 16, 2015

Flamingo's Rockin' Recipies ~ Toucan's Oatmeal No Bake Cookies

This blog feature has been taken over by Toucan to bring you my Oatmeal No Bake Cookies. Banana begs me to make these on a daily basis (not that I do) and they don't usually last even 24 hours once they are made because they are devoured so fast!  This recipe originated with my mom's aunt Pam so she gets the credit for the cookie awesomeness!

Toucan's Oatmeal No Bake Cookies

Combine in a large bowl:
1/2 cup peanut butter
3 cups quick oats
1 cup coconut

In a medium saucepan combine:
2 cups sugar
1 stick margarine or butter
4 Tablespoons Cocoa
1/2 cup milk

Boil above Mixture for 1 minute ~ stir consistently.

Pour over oatmeal mixture.

Drop on wax paper and let set.