Yesterday I got to visit the Wisconsin State Capital with my friend Ginnie and her kids. 4-year-old Louisa loved the place. We suspect she thought it was a palace.
As I watched her, I imagined her years later, all grown up and governor of the state. Wanting to instill such a vision, I said: “You know, Louisa, someday you can work here!”
Louisa looked quite pleased and puffed up her chest. “Yes,” she said matter-of-factly. “I will work here when I am 5.”
My sister-in-law loves the movie The Greatest Showman, so for her baby shower, my sisters planned The Greatest Shower! They did an amazing job. Everything was super fun and creative. Check out some of the decorations!
I finished the most adorable Korean drama yesterday! Despite its weird name, Splash Splash Love, the drama was really well made. It was super funny and romantic. It is also only 2 episodes long! Most k dramas are around 16-20 episodes (and thus 16-20 hours.) Splash Splash Love is roughly 2 hours. It is short but still manages to convey all the emotional depth of a 16 episode show.
The plot follows a high school senior who is horrible at math. She falls into a puddle and finds herself in the Joseon period where she decides to stay because she is convinced she won’t have to do math there. However, the young king has other ideas…she can teach him math, or be put to death.
I expected this drama to be super silly…and it was….
But it was also super romantic
Combined with an adorable, satisfying conclusion, Splash Splash Love just went high up on my favorite drama list!
You can watch this drama on Viki!
Love, Lies, and Spies by Cindy Anstey is a charming, new, Young Adult novel set in the Regency period and written in the spirit of Georgette Heyer. I’ve been excited to read it ever since I found out it was being published. Regency? Mystery? Georgette Heyer? Check, check, check! A couple positive reviews and this book easily went up on my to-read list.
While it wasn’t amazing, this book definitely didn’t disappoint. Love, Lies, and Spies contains the usual tropes of the genre (such as a heroine uninterested in marriage) and as many outrageous, dramatic scenes and kidnappings as could possibly fit in one novel. However, it does so almost tongue and cheek and it is hard not to enjoy intrigue and humor of the improbable situations.
I enjoyed the characters and, for the most part, the main couple’s romance (even if it got a little sappy and definitely was aimed at female readers.) I like that the heroine was gutsy and smart. The hero was charming. Everything was kept clean and there is no language that I can think of.
I’d give this book 3 out of 5 stars. I would definitely re-read it but its main audience is clearly teenage girls. Fluffy but fun