On my movie-binge the other weekend, I watched through a couple of old favorites and then some "new" movies I've been wanting to watch for a while – two of the Harry Potter movies, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (check out my review!), and then Passengers. Passengers basically tries to answer the question, "What happens if a … Continue reading REVIEW: Passengers
I finally got a chance to watch Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, and I was so excited to dive into the wizarding world again. Now, I knew that this was going to be different than the other stories. It was set in America. And it followed Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) instead of Harry, Hermione, … Continue reading REVIEW: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
In 2016, I decided that I wanted to read 52 books (1 per week). I read 73. So, when planning my reading challenge goals for 2017, I decided to take it up a notch with a goal of 75 books. But I gave myself a smidge of a break – this year, re-reads are counting … Continue reading 2017 Reading Challenge Update: May Edition
“It is a truth universally acknowledged that a zombie in possession of brains must be in want of more brains." – Pride and Prejudice and Zombies I'm normally not one for the undead, but a couple of my friends talked me into watching this. They promised that it wasn't super-creepy undead, but rather entertaining undead. … Continue reading REVIEW: Pride & Prejudice …. and Zombies?
For a while I had decided that since I "couldn't" draw or do art in "typical" forms, I wasn't good at art. Granted, I never practiced since I decided that I couldn't do it. And then several months ago, I kept on seeing lettering pop up on social media. And I was intrigued. It was … Continue reading Introducing… #laurenlettersmay!
For the sixth time in six years, I'm packing my life into boxes and prepping to shift them to someplace new. Now, four of those years were for college, but I still count them. At the beginning of every year, I'd pack all my stuff up and move into my dorm room. May rolls around, … Continue reading Packing Up and Moving On
Hey, y'all! So, I've recently realized just how long it's been since I've last posted. I haven't completely forgotten about this blog. I've drafted a couple posts here and there...but they never got posted. Not because they didn't deserve to. Just because they needed a little "something" that they didn't have yet. But I'll be revisiting … Continue reading Life Update: Schedule Craziness and Paring Back
Back in August, I set what seemed like an ambitious TBR (to be read) pile for the month. Not only did I finish it, but I also added another book! For some reason, I decided to put only the first two books of Tony DiTerlizzi's series on my pile: "The Search for WondLa" and "A Hero for … Continue reading REVIEW: The “WondLa” Series by Tony DiTerlizzi
I am so excited to introduce y'all to another one of my projects! If you've been following along, you'll know that I've been writing this blog on-and-off again for a little over two years. This all started back in the spring of my junior year of college when I had to write a blog for … Continue reading Introducing… Story Time with Eissler (YouTube Edition)
So, the base to a good casserole is definitely "cream of something" soup. Cream of chicken, cream of mushroom – you could even use cream of celery (blech) if you want. Growing up, there were a couple different casseroles we'd make – one that we'd make up as we went along and one that had an … Continue reading RECIPE: Dairy-Free Cream of Mushroom Soup