One Word Wednesday

{Somebody got a new fedora and it has become an obsessed-over accessory. Every day: “Can I wear my fedora? Can I please wear my fedora?” The thing looks so cute on her, I have a hard time saying no!}

{Part of my April book haul arrived last week and I’ve been so inspired by the contemporaries I’ve read so far. Uses For Boys was gritty and stark and upsetting, while Something Like Normal had me giddy and heartbroken and swooning all at once. I’m working on Love and Other Perishable Items now. It was written by an Aussie author, so of course it’s fAnTaStIc!}

{Rocky Road Brownies… So many good things all in one: dark chocolate, nuts, marshmallows, all warm and ooey-gooey. As far as homemade brownies go, these are easy, and totally worth the extra few minutes needed to make them from scratch. Yum! (Just a note – I used mini marshmallows instead of quartering the larger ones, and I used pecans instead of walnuts because I like them better. :))}

{So, apparently wildflowers are kind of a thing in our neck of the woods — who knew? We went on a hike last weekend and happened upon this stunning, seemingly endless field of blue bonnets. Of course, my girlie was in heaven.}

{Her infectious little smile is my favorite. ♥♥♥}

What have you been up to this week?


26 thoughts on “One Word Wednesday

  1. Jennifer Pickrell says:

    She is rockin’ that hat – adorable! I can’t wait to finally see some wildflowers in my part of the country, now that the weather is finally warming up. And all those books are on my list to read. I ❤ YA contemp!

  2. Jaime Morrow says:

    That hat is adorable on her! She should wear it with everything. 🙂 I’m currently reading THIS IS WHAT HAPPY LOOKS LIKE and it’s such a pleasure to get back to some fun, light contemporary. (I just finished THE MADMAN’S DAUGHTER, so I was craving something light and non-vivisecty. I just made that word up.) Since I’m currently writing contemporary, I want to immerse myself in as much of it as I can for a while.

    P. S. Those brownies look awesome! I’d totally swap out the walnuts for pecans too.

    • katyupperman says:

      THIS IS WHAT HAPPY LOOKS LIKE is next on my list. I’ve heard such good things about it, and I adore STATISTICAL. I’m looking forward to your thoughts on THE MADMAN’S DAUGHTER. Such a crazy, creep, “vivisecty” book. 😉

  3. Liz Parker (@LizParkerWrites) says:

    Love the fedora. Love the brownies. Love the book haul. I need to make more time to read again. I feel like I’m finally finding time again and am excited for TAKEN to come out next week. I think once I finish it I’ll finally pick up NOBODY BUT US, which will bring my 2013 contemporary count up to 3 🙂

    • katyupperman says:

      Thank, Liz! I loved both TAKEN and NOBODY BUT US, and I hope you do too! And get going on those 2013 books so you can do the 2013 Superlative Blogfest in December. *hint hint*

  4. Erin L. Schneider says:

    I can’t wait to read all your reviews on your latest YA contemps – I just finished all of Miranda Kenneally’s books and am itching to get my hands on some good contemp reads! I’m currently reading THAT TIME I JOINED THE CIRCUS by J.J. Howard – and it’s pretty dang good, too!

    And your daughter is such a fashion diva! Adorable in that fedora!

    Love the fields of blue bonnets…what a great place to sit back and write. 🙂

    Hope you’ve been well, Katy!

    • katyupperman says:

      I’ve really enjoyed the Miranda Kenneally books I’ve read. She does contemporary romance so well! And I love the cover for CIRCUS… You’ll have to let me know what you think once you’ve finished. Hope all is well with you, friend!

    • katyupperman says:

      Thanks for sharing your recipe, Diane! The brownies were a big hit with my family and with my neighbors! Looking forward to trying more of your treats. 🙂

  5. Elodie says:

    Hmmmmmmmm brownies…they look so YUMMY!!!! Your cutie pie is well as always totally adorable! (that hat looks great on her!) and love your pictures!!! 😀

  6. Erin Funk says:

    Oooo, I see THIS IS WHAT HAPPY LOOKS LIKE in that pile of books. I’ve been waiting for that one. What beautiful pictures of your daughter picking wildflowers! I’m so envious of your weather. We’re having a weirdly long winter even by Canadian standards.

    • katyupperman says:

      Thank, Erin. You have my sympathies regarding your long winter… I’m not sure how you northerners do it!

      THIS IS WHAT HAPPY LOOKS LIKE is next on my list. I’ve heard such great things about it… Can’t wait to read!

  7. Krispy says:

    Your daughter IS a fashionista! She’s always wearing the cutest things. 🙂 Those wildflowers are beautiful and the view is breathtaking! Yum, brownies.

  8. Alison Miller says:

    Your baby is just ADORABLE!!! Now I want a fedora too! Also, I am so jealous of your book haul. I am going to splurge this month and pick up a few books from Amazon that I’ve been wanting to read – Something Like Normal is currently in my cart. 🙂

    Anyway – this week – back at work. 😦 And revising. And spending time with the family. And reading. Not too shabby. 🙂 Have a great week!

    • katyupperman says:

      I think you will adore SOMETHING LIKE NORMAL, Alison. (At least I hope you do, because I see a lot of similarities between Trish’s style and yours, not to mention your main character and hers!)

      Hope your first week back went well… Almost done, Teacher Lady!

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