Quick Lit: June 2015

The Girl on the Train I jumped into this book without knowing much about it. I don’t want to include any spoilers, so I’ll keep this review brief.  I found myself completely enthralled by the unreliable narrators and flawed characters.  I did feel like I figured out the ending prematurely, but would still recommend the book as a great pool/beach […]

How We Memorize Scriptures

We have been using a simple scripture memorization and review system lately (which I originally read about here) and I’ve been so impressed with the results we’ve seen so far. It’s a simple, effective way to help kids, and adults memorize scripture. It will take you a few minutes to set up, but other than that there is very little […]

DIY Pallet Table

I have been longing for an outdoor dining table for years.  Our home has a small patio off the basement entrance that (much like everywhere in our lovely fixer upper) has been in need of some TLC for years.  This summer is the time to make that happen, and one of the major upgrades we’ve been waiting to do is […]

A Peek Into My Sketchbook: Costa Rica Travel Edition

On our recent Costa Rica trip, I took along a sketchbook (naturally) and because of that these pages are somewhat adventure-themed. I drew the “Oh darling, let’s be adventurer’s” page on our flight.  Every time I look at it, I remember the anticipation I was feeling as we set off to visit a new place. Oh, I adore traveling. I […]

Simple Summer Front Porch Decorations

I’m kinda in love with my new front porch decor.  It was a really simple project, but it makes me happy every time I see it.  I love the added interest the bright flowers bring to our otherwise neutral front porch. The white pots allow the flowers to really show off. I’m excited to see how this look as the […]