New Year, New CookBook Shelves (👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼)

I love how versatile this wall is with the chalkboard paint. I love to change it up for seasons. And I love cookbooks!! I have a bunch that I’ve gotten as gifts and a bunch from goodwill – I went to Walmart to shop and had a little Christmas money, so when I saw Drew…

📚Best Books of 2021📚

This post is not going to be as in-depth as last years’ big book recap…one reason being that I reread several of those same books 🤣 and I didn’t keep as careful records and didn’t read as much as in 2020, but here are 12ish highlights of the year: Let’s start with the second best…(first…

Art and Books 📚🌸🌺

Good stuff I’ve been reading: Make Something Good Today by Ben and Erin Napier (I’m listening to the audio book read by both of them) -it’s so fun! Red Sea Rules…a Bible study book on the parting of the Red Sea…such a great miracle to meditate on. The Light Between Oceans by M. L. Stedman….

Updates (new job, Wes and parents leave, target)

We had such a nice time with Mom and Dad! Sad to see them go… Wes left to work at a camp in PA for the summer. We are so excited for him! He had some excitement on the way…looking like this: A board fell off a dump truck and into his car! Thank The…

Reading…Eating…Shopping

Reading: Ruth Reichl is my inspiration in the kitchen! I want to make all her recipes…and this book is my favorite format; daily journal/memoir plus recipes I’ve wanted to read this book about Elisabeth Elliot! So excited to start it. So convicted and helped by this Article on Forgiveness. Cooking soup and baking cake, what…

Library Post No.Two

In my First (very nerdy) Post about library memories we took a journey from my early library memories up until we moved to our current location. So we come to the Raleigh area where we live now. Our first library is the closest – the Clayton library is 10 minutes away. The kids grew up…

Big Book Post 2020…the best books I read this year

Here are my top reads of the year, in no particular order. As far as I can remember by what I wrote down, I read 56 books this year. I’m sharing the top 26. And then there are 3 or 4 at the end that we bought for the kids for Christmas. (A lot of…