Habits, Hygge, and a lot of Good Fiction {January Quick-Lit}

Non-Fiction: Big Dreams, Daily Joys by Elise Blaha Cripe - 4 stars. Loved the graphics and hearing more of the author's story. I've followed her on Instagram for years so it's fun to hear more about her creative process and life. Atomic Habits by James Clear - 4 stars. Lots of good insight, but it … Continue reading Habits, Hygge, and a lot of Good Fiction {January Quick-Lit}

Spiritual Rhythms for the Enneagram by Calhoun and Loughrige {Book Review}

(Thanks to IVPress for the free copy of this book for this long-overdue review!) Spiritual Rhythms for the Enneagram: A Handbook for Harmony and Transformations provides an interesting perspective on the personal and spiritual growth possible through using the enneagram. This is not an entry level enneagram book. You need to know your number first … Continue reading Spiritual Rhythms for the Enneagram by Calhoun and Loughrige {Book Review}

On the journey to create.. 3 things {The Kind Side}

We won’t figure it out right away. Each attempt will probably show us something really useful. Our creative efforts might help other people in ways we’ll never know. This cute picture book, The Most Magnificent Thing by Ashley Spires, is about a little girl trying to create something she has pictured in her head. She … Continue reading On the journey to create.. 3 things {The Kind Side}

Arranged relationships, inanimate toys, and my favorite homeschooling book so far {Quicklit – August Reads}

Non-Fiction: The Brave Learner: Finding Everyday Magic in Homeschool, Learning, and Life by Julie Bogart - 5 stars. So helpful and practical. I love how she described the way not adhering to any one method of homeschooling really freed up her family to thrive. I also loved her idea to keep a list of what … Continue reading Arranged relationships, inanimate toys, and my favorite homeschooling book so far {Quicklit – August Reads}

Spunky choices, new mantras, and the power of apprenticeship – What I Learned – Summer 2019

Choose the spunky sunglasses. My bright coral sunglasses have brought me so much life. I'm not going back to boring colors again. It's really easy to stay too busy with biggish little kids in the summer. So many fun opportunities, but now I'm tired. Haha. :) Time for some introverted recovery. I feel like I'm … Continue reading Spunky choices, new mantras, and the power of apprenticeship – What I Learned – Summer 2019

Summer Reading – Am I Doing it Wrong? {July QuickLit}

July was a weird month of reading. I listened to a couple audiobooks while ferrying the kids back and forth to VBS. Three hours of VBS is not really long enough when it takes 25 minutes to get to church. The audiobooks helped it to be more enjoyable instead of feeling like wasting alone minutes … Continue reading Summer Reading – Am I Doing it Wrong? {July QuickLit}

At the coast and otherwise {QuickLit – May}

Ideal, yes? Somehow I always imagine reading on the beach to be a great idea and I always have great plans to read on the sand when we go there. Between wind and rain and children quite willing to douse themselves (irrespective of their swimmings skills) in the chilly waves, it doesn't really work in … Continue reading At the coast and otherwise {QuickLit – May}

All about those YA series and creativity books {QuickLit – April}

I expected to read so much less than I did last mont, but I still read 13 books. I blame it on these YA series bookending the beginning and end of my reading month. I'm so glad I had all the books in the series when I started. It made it easy to know exactly … Continue reading All about those YA series and creativity books {QuickLit – April}