Quick Lit: January 2015

What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast A short and sweet motivation to put first things first in our busy days.  I have put this into practice (most days) and wake up early to exercise, study and paint.  I love what a difference it makes in my attitude during the remainder of the day.  I can defintely feel a […]

Quick Lit: December 2014

The Happiness of Pursuit First of all, isn’t that the best title ever?  This book was fascinating.  It tells the stories of many people who found and followed their own quests.  It includes everything from not speaking for 17 years to visiting every country on the planet to craft projects.  It was inspirational for the goal-setter in me and even […]

Book Review: Walking with the Women of the New Testament

Over the past few months I have had the pleasure of working with Heather from Women in the Scriptures on an amazing project. Heather is a scripture scholar and her blog has long been an inspiration to me.  I was thrilled when she asked me to design the study guides to go along with her beautiful book, Walking with the Women […]

What I’m Reading: November 2014

Everyone is Beautiful I loved that this book was a novel and shared ideas for self care and improving relationships.  It’s a sweet love story and a finding -yourself-again-after-children story. Shadows of the Workhouse The second book in the Call the Midwife series.  This work of non-fiction is extremely well written.  It’s engrossing, horrifying and uplifting all at once.  Can’t […]

What I’m Reading: October 2014

Edenbrooke I flew through this book while on our recent vacation.  It is a love story with a very Jane Austen feel. I do wish there was a bit more resolution with some of the characters at the end, but overall I really enjoyed it. Breakfast at Tiffany’s For some reason, this book wasn’t quite what I expected. I’m not […]

Twitterature September

I’m joining in with Anne at Modern Mrs. Darcy to share short reviews of the books I’ve been reading lately. Running for my Life This is an incredibly powerful autobiography of one of the Lost Boys of Sudan, the Olympic athlete Lopez Lamong.  I have a soft spot in my heart for these boys and have read many accounts of […]

Homeschool Curriculum Choices 2014-2015

 Over the years our homeschool methodology has been tweaked and refined as we have come to understand what our children require for a positive and uplifting experience and what their Mama/Teacher needs in order to experience the same.. Each year I fall in love with homeschooling a little bit more, and this year promises to be no exception.  I am thrilled […]

Twitterature: August 2014

Here is what I’ve been reading for the past month.  I’d love to hear what books you’ve loved lately. And don’t forget to head to Modern Mrs. Darcy for more book reviews.  I always find many new titles to add to my to-do list! Delancey: I suppose it’s not surprising that I love food memoirs. I grew up  in a foodie household, […]

Twitterature: June 2014

I’m linking up with Modern Mrs. Darcy today to share the books I’ve been reading lately.  Head on over to her post to find more recommendations.  I always leave with a list as long as my arm 🙂 Call the Midwife Love, love, love!  I was so delighted to discover that one of my favorite TV shows is based on […]

Twitterature: May 2014

Brain on Fire by Susannah Cahalan Totally engrossing.  Cahalan writes in a very approachable manner, so I found even the medical descriptions in this book fascinating. How She Does It by Anne Bogel A quick, inspiring read by our own Modern Mrs. Darcy.  Reading this book inspired me to recommit myself to making my creative dreams a reality.  (Thank you, Anne!) […]