Friday, August 22, 2014

happy weekend

This photo is a pretty accurate description of our week here at home. Meaning, it has been very quiet, just the way I like it. Last week, I was looking for a new book to read, so I checked my to-read list on Goodreads and requested some of the books from our library. Then they all came ready on the same day! So I've had my nose stuck in a book every moment I could spare (and some that I could not). I'll post about the books soon. There have been some good ones in the bunch, like The Invention of Wings. A must-read!

Have you read anything good lately? I'm always looking to add to my list.

I hope you have a good weekend. The weather here has actually been bearable the last couple of days. It gives me hope for fall. How about let's all bake something pumpkiny this weekend. Sound good?

p.s. Happy birthday to my wonderful mother!


  1. I'd say Global Mom by Melissa Dalton Bradford is a must-read. She's an LDS mom of 4 who has lived internationally (Norway, Paris, Germany, Singapore, and more) and her views about making a home seem similar to the feel of your blog. The last third or so is heartbreaking and amazing.

  2. Sweet photo :)
    I haven't been doing any reading lately - just sort of caught up in day to day living, working, helping daughter with remaining college paperwork, etc. Here in east-central Illinois, we're experiencing the hottest temperatures we've had all summer (after one of the coolest summers on record), and it's raining today and supposed to rain off an on for the next many days. I hope they're wrong about that, because I was hoping to be in our pool this weekend. So, no baking yet here with temps in the mid 90s. :)

    Enjoy your weekend,

  3. My favorite book right now is The Constant Princess by Phillipa Gregory. It's about the Tudor court, so it's an interesting read! I wish I had more time to read. My phone is constantly on the Kindle app. Have a great weekend!

  4. Hello Stephanie,

    Looking forward to your post about good books you're read.
    I recommend The Lost Wife by Allyson Richman, Somewhere in France by
    Jennifer Robson and The Kasmir Shawl by Rosie Thomas.

    Hilary from British Columbia, Canada

  5. I would recommend 'Beyond the Birds and the Bees' by Greg and Lisa Popcak. I'm reading it at the moment and it's simply excellent.
    God bless you.

  6. Have you read 'The Gurnsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society'? It is AMAZING! It's about the German occupation of the British Island of Gurnsey during WWII. It's written in a series of letters and is funny and heartwarming and beautiful. One of the only things I have ever read or saw that shows a bit what the Germans suffered too, or that not all of the German soldiers were terrible. Really fantastic.

    1. yes, i have and i loved it! it really is such a great book.


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