Book Love

I don’t know what it is about books that makes me swoon. I just can’t help it. I’m sure kindles are great and all but I love being able to flip a page and hold it in my hands, feel the weight of it… Uh. Steal my heart every time.

College was evil and stole all my time of reading for pleasure, now I mostly like to look at picture books because it takes zero brain power. Here are a few (dozen…) books that I would love to spend my time reading through.

Kate Spade New York: Things We Love

I’m Awkward You’re Awkward by Shelby Abbott

Maddie On Things by Theron Humphrey

Bon Appetit by Jessie Hartland

Lunch in Paris by Elizabeth Band

Home Love by Megan Morton

Little Book of Lettering by Emily Gregory

You’re Awesome: 21 Crafts to Make You Happy by Abbey Hendrickson

The Newlywed Kitchen by Lorna Yee & Alie Basye

And I would also love to get my hands on Molly Wizenberg’s book and A Beautiful Mess’s books when they come out… I’m afraid I’m going to have to wait awhile for those three though….


Valentine’s Day Lovin’

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I find Valentine’s Day to be a very inspiring day. Today I gathered a few images from my “inspiration” board on Pinterest. Something about these photos just makes me smile and feel like sharing love.

I hope your day is full of love and joy and appreciation. xoxo

Doughnuts

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Happy Valentine’s Day everyone. I hope you take time to cherish those you love and recognize the One who showed the ultimate sacrifice in love. 


A Resolution of Improvement

Diets. Saving money. Better habits. The common resolutions that infiltrate our society are disturbingly stuck on the surface. With each turn of the calendar we seek to resolve to present a better image to the world.

But the world’s eye is dark and lost.

The change needed lies in our hearts.

Today we attended Heartland Community Church in Rockford, IL. Breaking down Jeremiah 6:16 word by word brought about the need for a desperate change of our hearts and our relationship with God.

Jeremiah 6.16

Making resolutions is the easy part. We all know how to add items to our to-do lists. However, our success of accomplishment falls short when we think we can keep all our old habits too. With each new year we do not gain more hours in our day. In order to implement new habits, new behaviors, and new outlooks, we must make a to-remove list as well.

What needs to be cut from your life to make way for the changes God desires to bring into your life?


Simplicity

I love coffee. There is just something about its creamy and smooth consistency as it sits in my purple mug every morning that just starts my day off with a thought that, “today will be alright.” Even more than my coffee telling me it will be a good day, I know my God reassures me of that in an even stronger way.

  His word says:

For his anger lasts only a moment,
    but his favor lasts a lifetime;
weeping may stay for the night,
    but rejoicing comes in the morning.

                                                                                                                                                    -Psalm 30:5

I know at the beginning of each new day I have a clean slate. A new day is before me that I can use to bring glory to God. Now that is a simple aspect to take joy in. My God gives me a new start each day.