what i read : july to september 2014

October 2, 2014

Still not a ton of books for the past few months, but my reading has been picking up again lately! I’m excited to write more about books here going forward. Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry – What can I even say about this book? It’s an epic western and totally deserving of its Pulitzer. The characters were amazing. Even when nothing was really “happening” I just enjoyed their company. Lots of it I found funny, but then suddenly something very dark and sad would happen. It left me with an ache that is hard to describe. (5 stars) Dark Hope by Monica McGurk – Kind of a Twilight knockoff only with angels & demons. A bit boring in parts, but…
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project life 2014 : weeks 37 – 38

October 1, 2014

With this Project Life spread I feel like I’m back in the groove and inspired again. I love the way it turned out. As mentioned in my last update, I haven’t been happy with my spreads lately, and I realized the reason was because I was trying to cram too many photos in. It ended up feeling busy and chaotic with very little room for journaling or white space. I thought about going to weekly spreads, but decided against it for this year. The answer for me right now is to simply include less photos. I had been putting in almost every single cute pic of my kids just because it was hard not to. But I realized that I…
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3 quick things i’m doing to get in the mood for fall

September 30, 2014

This post has been sponsored, but as always (for good or bad) all the content is my own. I am so excited that it’s almost October. Except for the fact that it’s crazy how fast this year has gone by, I’m pretty happy that the summer is really truly behind us. October is when we usually get our first real cool front. October is our wedding anniversary (six years on Friday). October kicks off the holiday season which I love. The traditions, the rituals, the anticipation, the fact that most of it centers around the home…it’s all designed to make me happy. Me personally. It’s like with Lorelai and snow…and if you know what I’m talking about you know what I…
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race report : just run for a just cause (my first 10k!)

September 29, 2014

You guys, things have been so crazy the past few weeks. I’m ready for some normalcy! Over the weekend David spent a night and a day in the hospital getting IV antibiotics and being evaluated. He just wasn’t getting over his pneumonia as an outpatient and it needed to be taken care of (he’s been sick almost three weeks now). He was admitted late Saturday night but got to come home Sunday evening, thankfully. On Friday I got a migraine while at work. I was the only nurse there and it was awful. I used to get migraines as a kid but I hadn’t had one in almost ten years until last month when I had strep, and now again…
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link roundup / 15

September 27, 2014

Today I’m sharing some stuff I found around the internet. Enjoy! >The four different levels of relationships, and what that means. Kind of an aha! moment here. >A new blog I found! If you like my blog, I’m guessing you’ll like hers too. :) >Where to buy fabric online. >Books you should read based on your high school favorite. >Another great reminder that slowing down is good sometimes. I could so relate to this! >And another link from Anne Bogel (love her): An autumn reading guide. What’s on your to-read list this season? I’ll be sharing mine soon! >I really like this idea to plan your capsule wardrobe using Polyvore! Might give it a try. 0 Like

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