What I’m Into | January 2016

My kids are ridiculously adorable and that is mainly what I've been into and that results in instagram being fun too. We have spent the month getting back into a routine after Christmas mayhem and also just creating a winter routine that doesn't make mommy crazy. I added a quiet reading time before naptime and … Continue reading What I’m Into | January 2016

The Rhyme Bible: Storybook for Little Ones {Book Review}

The Rhyme Bible Storybook for Little Ones by  L. J. Sattgast and illustrated by Laurence Cleyet-Merle This little book is so much fun. I love that it has durable board book pages, bright engaging pictures and rhyming text to pull us all through the story. It will definitely be a lovely help in teaching my little ones … Continue reading The Rhyme Bible: Storybook for Little Ones {Book Review}

What I’m Into | July 2015

July seems like it sped by way too quickly. (Do I say that every month??) We did things, but then also didn't do much of anything. And yet it still flew by. Funny how that works.  Highlights:  My brother got married! And threw an epic party :)  I cut my hair just a little bit … Continue reading What I’m Into | July 2015

Nobody’s Cuter Than You by Melanie Shankle {book review}

Whenever I see a book by Melanie Shankle I know I must read it. And that is how you should be, too. Because hilarity. Always. I loved her books about mothering, Sparkly Green Earrings, and marriage, The Antelope in the Living Room. Both were just laugh out loud enjoyable.  This one on friendships, Nobody's Cuter than … Continue reading Nobody’s Cuter Than You by Melanie Shankle {book review}

Books for the Journey: Culture, Travel, and World Changers

I love books that take you to different times or countries. Reading about it in a narrative or a well-researched novel is definitely my favorite way to learn about periods of history and various cultures. Here are a few of my favorite culturally enlightening books. Many of them have inspirational qualities and characters as well. … Continue reading Books for the Journey: Culture, Travel, and World Changers

Books for the Journey: the faith-builders

I want to do all of these books justice as I explain what they've meant to me or why I love them. So these posts tend to take a quite a lot of time. I'm going to try to share a selection once every 3 weeks or so to give myself time (theoretically) to prepare … Continue reading Books for the Journey: the faith-builders

Stream of consciousness: spending words

The last couple days Israel has been out of town on business, so ranger and I have been left to go it alone. And I have had extra words building up apparently. This post wasn't going to be this long. But ah well. Here we are anyway. The last couple days. For your pleasure and … Continue reading Stream of consciousness: spending words

2013: the year of the dare.

Welcome to 2013! Congratulations you made it past the end of the mayan calendar! You should be proud. How was your new year celebration? This year was the quietest new year I've ever had. Israel and I stayed home with our sleeping baby and had some amazing ribs (compliments of Israel's bosses) and sparkling cider … Continue reading 2013: the year of the dare.