Children’s Book Reviews

The Gift That I Can Give for little ones by Kathie Lee Gifford

This book is one of the sweetest books I’ve ever read! How many times have we as mothers told our kids they couldn’t do something because they’re “too little?” Well this book is here to say even though they’re little, they can still move mountains.

Written in a beautifully illustrated, durable board book, Katie Lee Gifford gives children hope that even something as “little” as an extra hug, or a visit to a sick friend, can be a gift to make someone’s life better.

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First Focus // September

FIRST FOCUS

Goals. They’re great. They really are. They help us aim for something, work for something, and feel accomplished.

However, sometimes I can aim too high, or life gets uber busy, or let’s face it, I just don’t get to it. 

So this  month, instead of monthly goals, I’m sharing some of the thing I’ve been focusing on lately. I don’t know why, but this perspective feels more like an enjoyable journey, instead of the destination of success or failure. 

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In Real Life // Part 2.

In Real Life Part 2

I recently read an article with a tag line, “what the church can learn from Fallon.” (I think I’ve said this before, but I LOVE Jimmy Fallon. I constantly tell Stuart that I want to be Jimmy’s BFF. I’m also secretly jealous of his bestie friendship with Drew Barrymore, who I also love, and wish we could all just be friends and hang out.)

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5 Things Fridays.

happy friday

Yay it’s Friday! And today, that means another “5 Things Friday” post…just 5 fun, random things on my mind that I want to share with you! 

  1. I just finished the book, Safely Home, by Randy Alcorn. (Yesterday morning at 1am because I couldn’t put it down!) It was by far one of the BEST books I’ve ever read, and one that really touched my heart.
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Quiet Weekends.

Cozy

This weekend I had one of those “life is definitely changing, and I think I’m ok with it” moments. Stuart and I really didn’t do much…Friday night he made dinner for his sister, Jessica, and me. It was fab. Saturday, we went to CrossFit, and then just relaxed the rest of the day. Yesterday, we tried a new church and I took a long, wonderful, perfect nap with Stell. 

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Becoming Small.

Be the lens, not the focus

There are people who love to be in the limelight, and people who shrink away from it. When I think of the former, I think of the class clown jokesters, who are constantly vying for everyone’s attention. Although I wouldn’t describe myself that particular way, I don’t necessarily mind attention when it’s given to me. I remember friends who, before getting married, talked about being nervous to be the center of attention on their wedding day.  

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#lifewithoutfilters: Let’s Be Real.

authentic culture

Now that it’s a few days into 2014, I’m really loving my theme for this year:

BE INTENTIONAL

As I’ve thought about how I can be more intentional in my everyday life, I’ve thought a lot about how that can translate onto this blog. This made me start thinking about what kind of blogs I enjoy reading the most. Besides the DIY, home improvement and book list blogs, I really enjoy reading blogs where the author is being vulnerable and real about their life.

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