Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Maggie is 10 Months Old

Maggie is crawling everywhere, standing up, and cruising some. 

Saying mama and dada, even though you won't say dada for Dad. 


Sticking out your tongue.

No teeth.

Maggie's 9 month post

Monday, October 17, 2016

Cozy Up With Some Good Books

The Curated Closet has great pictures which makes it great to flip through. I am really starting to love having less when it comes to clothes. I am at the phase of working on getting items that I truly love.

I really like that this book gives you tips to make your wardrobe be one that you really like.

What I wish that this book had was more tips on figuring out my style. They told me to find pictures that I like and build a style board. I jsut am not that dedicated!

Overall, this was a great book to look through!

Thanks to Blogging for Books for a copy of The Curated Closet.

Next Up: 8 Shifts Great Young Leaders Make was interesting. Our generations definitely has a warped mindset when it comes to a lot of things. So to see what those warped mindsets are and then fix them so that they are positive was a good thought process for me.
Thanks to Moody for a copy of Next Up: 8 Shifts Great Young Leaders Make.

The Artisian's Wife is a fun read. I haven't been able to get much time to read Brown Bear, Brown Bear, but when I have, I have enjoyed this book.

The main character in this story is a lady business owner. I am sure that was not popular back in the day, but definitely interesting to think about.

Also, there was an asylum in this book. How interesting that people could get put in there because their family just didn't want them. Talk about abuse!

Thanks to Bethany House for a chance to review this book

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Love Your Life Not Theirs {Book Review}

I was given the chance to read Rachel's book as part of her launch team. I was challenged, convicted, and encouraged by the book. There were lots of new truths presented in the book that went along with the truths that Rachel and Dave have presented for years.

Rachel presents this truths in a very down to earth way. I told my husband that Rachel and I are going to be friends some day. I just love her and her honesty and vulnerability. 

One of the things really challenged me was to be content with my life. With all of our life events right now, I have had a hard time being content. I know this is something that I need to work on, so I was challenged to love my life where God has me right now.

The other part of the book that I really liked was how Rachel challenges us to give all along the way. She encourages implementing giving right away so that giving becomes a habit. We are looking forward to being able to give more as we go along in our jouney. 

Thanks Rachel for sharing a copy of your book with me in exchange for an honest review. 

If you wat to order a book, I would love if you would order through here so that I can try to win some prizes with Rachel. 

Friday, September 16, 2016

Maggie is 9 Months

Miss Maggie is everywhere crawling. She loves to eat and will eat just about anything that is put in front of her.She is currently 22 pounds. 

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Cozy Up With Some Good Books

 I loved this book. Scott and I just talked last night about how many American live a lonely life. We currently live in a village. I do a decent amount of walking in our village and we never see people out and about. We live so much of our lives in our houses. We come in our garage, go in our house, and never see people. I was convicted and challenged.

This book wasn't just about building a community with our neighbors, but about being intentional about building a community. I know this is some thing that I need to work on.

Thanks to Moody for a copy of Life in Community.

All But Normal is a memoir that presents a life that just leaves you saying wow. We are so tempted to judge kids behaviors when sometimes we need to look at their family and see what is going on there. This book is one of those times. What a family life. And how encouraging that good can come from a situation that is not the best.

I was also challenged to look at someone who may have some kind of handicap ans not be judgmental. They might not be able to do something as well as me, but they can do somethings better, like love without judging.

Thanks to Tyndale for a copy of this book.

Natural Color made me want to go buy some fabric, go pick some things outside and start to dye. I just don't know what I would do with all that when I was done.

Different ideas for projects were given and with each project was given a different idea from nature that you could dye with. The items from nature were then divided up into seasons. What a fun book!

Thanks to Blogging for Books for a copy of this book.

  I know this book was written for young princesses, but I think it is geared for a little older than my 2 year old.

This book contained lots of ideas for putting things in a treasure box for your girls. The lists were at the end of the chapter for quick scanning. Part of me wishes they were in paragraph form because quick scanning for me became quick skipping over.

Thanks to Tyndale for a copy of the book Raising a Young Modern-Day Princess.

The Domino Effect was all about the stock market crashing and what one analyst did about this fact in order to keep the stock market worldwide from crashing.

Suspense and a little romance kept this book going. Great read that was a little different from my normal.

Thanks to Bethany House for a copy of the book The Domino Effect.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Cozy Up With Some Good Books...and a Game

Punderdome in my book, would be a fun game to watch being played. I am not a big one to come up with puns, but I do enjoy listening to them.

This game reminds me of apples to apples in the you are given cards, come up with puns, and the best pun collects the cards. The person at the end of the game with the most cards wins.

Thanks to Blogging for Books for a copy of this game in exchange for an honest review.

  In the Field of Grace was a book based on the story of Ruth. When you think of the book of Ruth in the Bible, you do have to realize that there isn't a whole lot there. So, there is a lot added to this book to make it a full book. The author did great at taking things back to the time period. Idid enjoy getting to think about what some aspects of Ruth's life could have been li

Thanks to Moody for a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

  Pumpkin Patch Blessings is a fun board book to help us all get ready for fall. For all the hot weather that we have been having, it doesn't seem like fall is any where close by.

Thanks to BookLook Bloggers for a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Cozy Up With Some Good Books

I loved, loved, loved this book. Better Together was written to encourage moms that they need to be together in life and to work together.

There was a section that talked about personalities that we have that affect relationships. For example, some people like to be in big groups and some like to get together in smaller groups. This fact will affect how we like to do things as moms. I really enjoyed this chapter and realizing how these can affect all relationships.

I tend to think through all problems in my head. My husband tends to talk through problems. These personality traits affect our marriage.

If you are a mom, I would highly recommend you read this book.

Thanks to Moody for a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Young & Beardless was way better than I was expecting. When you take a child of someone famous and they write a book, it makes a little nervous that they are riding mom and dad's fame. This book was still very good.

If you have a teen boy, I would encourage you to have them read this book. A role model young man who is leading a Godly life.

Thanks to BookLook Blogger for a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Taste and See is a good book that is full of many truths. There are many truths that are great to think through.

When I think about a devotional, I want a book that causes me to take out my Bible and dig in. This book didn't have me pull out my Bible and so I wasn't the biggest fan of that. Just a personal preference though.

Thanks to Blogging for Books for a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
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