Wednesday, September 17, 2014

{a peak into my nook::volume 1::a hodge podge}


I'm always reading around 3 or 4 books at a time on my nook. they usually span a variety of genres, from nonfiction to fiction to biographical. right now I'm reading about 10 books, yes, I know I said 10 and that sounds a little crazy, but what can I say I love books.
Books on my nook right now:

Notes from a Blue Bike: The Art of Living Intentionally in a Chaotic World

The Giver

I like this book. I know it's gotten a few bad reviews, but I've enjoyed thus far. I'm about half way through. I enjoy how honest and candid she is. she writes like you're talking to friend over coffee. she's really got me thinking on how I can be more intentional with my every day life. an enjoyable, easy afternoon read.
I'm one of those people who will read the book after watching the movie and that is the case with this book. I loved the movie so much I had to read the book. at first I was a little disappointed that the book was not exactly like the movie, but now i'm over it. i'm almost done and i'm completely hooked. I am normally not one to read any kind of futuristic or sci-fyish books, but after watching the movie I just had to read it. it's an easy read with a main character, Jonas, who can't help but root for. I can't wait to finish so I can start on book #2.
Speak Love: Making Your Words Matter  
  i've only read the first chapter of this book and i already love it. she writes with simplicity, like she talking to friend, probably because this book was written for teens,--something i found out after i started reading it. one of my favorite things about this book is that at the end of the chapter there are questions for reflection and verses to dig deeper--great ways to really digest what she is telling you.

You're Going to Be Okay: Encouraging Truth Your Heart Needs to Hear, Especially on the Hard Daysholley gerth is one of my favorite christian authors. she writes with such loving care and tenderness...she's that sweet that friend that just wants to come along side you and give you hug. i have not been shy when sharing with you that i've been going through some intense trials. when i'm having a really difficult day i just read a chapter of this book and i feel refreshed. it's like a cold cup of lemonade on a hot day.

what are you reading right now?

Thursday, September 11, 2014

{a peak into my nook}

 when e-readers first came out I was vehemently against them. I trash talked them like they were a rival football team. whenever I would see someone with one I would shake my head in disgust and shame. however, it did not take long before I jumped one the e-reader wagon and I had to eat my words.
now, I don't have a kindle, the fan favorite, but rather a nook, the e-reader by Barnes and noble. there are several reasons why I choose the nook over the kindle, one of which was the option of an expandable memory, but mostly because I preferred the set up and ease of reading...personal preference.
as a loyal, slightly obsessive bookophile, I originally decided to only use my nook for books I wouldn't want on my bookshelf for all to see, like chick lit (ie, Nicholas sparks and jody hedlund). but soon my nook became filled with all kinds of books spanning all genres--mostly because nook books are cheaper and that way my husband can't complain about the piles of books around the house. ok, let's be honest, there are still piles of books around the house, they are just not as tall.  
anyways I thought I would start a new feature called "Peak into my NOok" where I will give you a little peak into what I've been reading--the good, the bad and the I didn't-hate-it-but-I-didn't-like-it. 
tomorrow I will start my first segment, so stay tuned.
do you have an e-reader? if so, which one? 

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

{life lately::adjusting}

late lately has been full of adjusting...
adjusting to a new schedule
adjusting to waking up early
adjusting to going to bed early
adjusting to driving here and there.
sometimes it can be so overwhelming.
so much adjustment can make one weary.
these last two weeks I've tired out a new schedule with the littles and it seems to be working out very well. they both get some one-on-one time and it's amazing how this little adjustment has made the day run more smoothly.
adjustments are funny like that.
sometimes all it takes is a little adjusting to make things flow so much better.
how has the transition from summer to school season been for you? 

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

{summer adventures}


Last week Shane started school which meant so long summer and hello early mornings and crazy, busy schedules. But before the crazy busyness fully sets in I'm relishing in the sweet  memories of our summer adventures. 


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