MUST-READ LIST FOR SPRING

i deemed 2017 the year i make reading one of my biggest goals. reading used to be one of my favorite hobbies and i haven’t made it a priority in the past few years so in 2017, i decided i was going to set a goal of… 52 books to read by the end of the year! i’ve loved it so far! instead of turning on the tv at night now, i retreat to the…

A NEW HOLIDAY TRADITION WE’RE STARTING

let’s take a break from gift guides and talk about holiday traditions. we’ve got a long list of traditions in our house but one i’ve been wanting to start is counting down to christmas with a holiday book. we’ve only got a handful of holiday books that we own but i’m slowly starting a collection of them and eventually i’ll have our own 24 favorite holiday books to continue this tradition year after year. this…

FALL BOOK REPORT

this month was chalk full of good books. in addition to the regular mode of nesting being taken out on the house, i also killed a lot of books in september and october so far. and the month is only half over! let’s all be brave by annie downs // i feel like anyone who opens this book will likely want to become best friends with annie. i did. this book was a little more…

AUGUST BOOK REPORT

i actually completed a few books this month! and i’m dog gone proud of it too. hey natalie jean by natalie holbrook // i had big dream for this book. i’ve read natalie’s blog for quite a while. like when it was called nat the fat rat long time ago. so when i heard she had a book coming out i was ecstatic. thrilled. i wanted to be the first to buy it. and read…

OUR FAVORITE BOOKS RIGHT NOW – CHAPTER ONE

happy thursday! every once in a while i mention books that i’m reading to addison lately and i thought it might be fun to share a few more here that are in constant rotation around our house as of late with addison. children’s books are probably one of my very favorite things so it’s fun to have an excuse to sit down and read them with our family. pout pout fish by deborah deisen // this…

MAY/JUNE BOOK REPORT

enough reading in the last two months to finally make a book report out of it! maine by j. courtney sullivan // this was interesting. every chapter has a different person’s view which is one of my favorite ways to read so i definitely appreciated how the author moved from story to story with each character (there are four main ones). it got a little drawn out in the middle but overall i thoroughly enjoyed…

LIFE-CHANGING MAGIC

if you’ve been here for a bit, you know that i am all about simplifying. simplify was my one word in 2014 and it worked. it helped. but.. i am one to have stuff. and i don’t even know what it all is. there are always piles stacking up until they tip over or shirts that haven’t been worn in ions but lord knows if i get rid of it, i will find something that…