Some Sugar, Some Spice and a lot of Daisy!

Ok, so I have had two blogs. I had a blog called “Sugar Spice and Daisies” for a little while on Blogger and I finally got tired of Blogger and moved to WordPress {Best move ever!} Then I took a break from blogging and now I’m back! The only thing is, I really don’t think “Midwest Charm” suites me as much as my old blog name, so I’m changing back!

I'm ready for the move! Let's go!

Please visit me {often} at…..

I am so super excited about this! The name really sums up me and my life.

Sugar- I love pretty, sweet, glittery things like cupcakes

Spice- I can be a bit spicy at times

Daisies The flower, my pup all mean love to me

So what are you waiting for? Come on over and stay awhile!




Some of my favorite things about summer are sunshine and soft summer breezes. We turned off the air conditioning today and opened our windows.

Hello Beautiful Day!

As I worked, I could hear the breeze whisper along with all the other romantic sounds of summer. It really made me feel at peace.

I love nature. I always have. I am definitely an earthy person. I think there is something magical  about the way the sun sparkles across grass, water and treetops. I think it’s adorable when my cats roll around and fall fast sleep in sunny spots.



Something as simple as sunshine makes their day spectacular. It makes me feel like I can do anything. It’s the light at the end of the tunnel. No matter how bad things get and how dark and stormy life becomes, sunlight always finds a way to persevere and shine.

Summer Secrets

I just finished this book:

Can You Keep a Secret?

 by Sophie Kinsella

 If you love the Shopaholic books (like I do!), then you will love this one!

The book starts out when the main character, Emma, coming home from a horrible business trip and her plane starts experiencing some wild turbulence. Emma, who has a huge fear of flying, is convinced the plane is going to crash and she blurts out all her secrets to the handsome  man sitting next to her.

Loveable Emma’s plane doesn’t crash, obviously, and she shakes off the incident telling herself that she will never see the stranger again.

A few days later her office is buzzing about a special visitor coming to the office. Soon, Emma realizes that the stranger she shared her secrets with on the plane is, in fact, Jack Harper, CEO and co-founder of the company she works for.  Emma was hoping for a promotion, and now she’s sure she is going to lose her job.  Emma’s in for a surprise, however, when she realizes that the man she spilled all her most personal secrets to, has a few of his own. She starts to realize that things aren’t always as “perfect” as they seem.

Kinsella does a great job of making Emma a likeable character. The reader feels like they really know her and think of her a friend. I was cheering for Emma through all the disasters she encountered. 

This is an awesome book to take and read by the pool, at the beach, or out on your deck (like I did!).  It’s a very easy, light read.  I finished it in one day.  I literally laughed out loud at during some of crazy things that happened to poor Emma.  Although it was somewhat predictable, there are some slight twists that keep it interesting.

In the spirit of this book, I figured it would be fun to share some secrets of mine:

I sneak apple sauce in recipes instead of sugar (don’t tell Jason)

If Jason’s piles of Sport’s Illustrated get too high some of them find their way into the recycle bin.

I really, truly think Daisy is the cutest dog ever

This is my first ever book review and I was really nervous when I hit “publish”!


Any Secrets you would care to share??