I hope it’s warm wherever you are and you can sneak in a visit to the market this weekend. But if you have cold weather on your forecast and want some cozy reading and inspiration, I’ve included a list for you below…
no.1// On a particularly hard night while Steven was out of town, I crawled into the office and sat down to read this Story of a Store, End, by Elizabeth Ivie. It wasn’t long before my eyes welled up with tears and hurts I had pushed down a long time ago rose to the surface again. And then it all changed by the end of it and I felt pure pride. In the American spirit. In people who make our country great. If you never read anything else, read this. Your life will be made better.
no.2// I’ve been playing the piano lately…just for me. And this one is my favorite.
no.3// There is change in the air and our country’s obsession with body image, I can feel it! The Today Show just kicked off a new series called, “Love Your Selfie”, and I was cheering through the whole thing. They finish the segment with everyone completely make-up free in a panel-like chat. My favorite line was from Carson Daly, “I don’t think too much about myself. I know it’s a really ‘selfie’ world right now, but I just try to focus on the beauty in other people.”
no.5// Natalie Jean read my mind and curated all these fabulous straw market totes for the spring and summer. Anybody else planning on attaching one permanently to your hip come warmer weather?!
no.6// I know not everyone loves to read homeschooling stuff, but really this post has more to do with how children learn in general, than being a homeschooling mom…so I thought I would share. Those of you who know me, know that I love the outdoors and I think it has a huge impact on how our children thrive, so the Charlotte Mason method I’m researching for next fall may be just what we are looking for. I am so glad there are women like Abby who take the plunge first, so we can learn from them!
no.7// And in case you need one more thing to do, you should watch Parkland. It explores the behind-the-scenes story of the death of JFK, focusing heavily on Parkland, the Dallas hospital where he was taken. Zac Effron is amazing and I am so proud of him for stepping away from his teenage heartthrob image and taking on challenging roles like this one. The story is such a sad one, but the movie had me wanting to read all about the Kennedy family this summer.