• Choosing a Word for the Year - why you should do it and some tips on how to find a good word
    GOALS,  LIVING

    Why and How to Choose A Word for the Year

    The dawn of a new year is approaching and even though Christmas isn’t even here yet I’m already thinking of resolutions and goals for next year as well as my word for the year. I first came across the idea of choosing a word years ago, I believe it was Ali Edwards back in my paper crafting days who started the…

  • The truth about adoption - life after international adoption
    ADOPTION,  LIVING

    The Truth About Adoption – Life Post Adoption

    Tomorrow marks four years since Ephraim legally became part of our family. I am always blown away when I think about how long he’s been with us. On one hand it seems like just yesterday and on the other hand it feels like he’s always been here. I’ve been wanting to write a post-adoption post for a long time and…

  • Reading Wrap Up - the books I read in October - classics and contemporary books for moms
    BOOKS,  MONTHLY BOOK LIST

    The Books I Read in October

    These reading wrap ups are really showing me how quickly the months are flying by. I kept wanting to type “The Books I Read in September” for the title of this post, but that was last month, this is October’s reading wrap up. I’ve been filming a few book videos lately. I had my fall book haul and I made…

  • Book Haul - mostly classics and mostly thrifted, second hand books
    BOOK HAUL,  BOOKS

    Fall Book Haul – Tons of Classics!

    So, about a month ago or so I stumbled across the whole BookTube world. To say that it may have changed my life does not seem too dramatic. I quickly got sucked into watching tons of videos about books and came away really excited to dive into reading more classics. Reading more classics has been a goal of mine for…