Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Love Inspired Series - A Book Review + Giveaway!

Thank you to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing the Love Inspired six book series for this review and giveaway to one lucky winner!

The box with the Love Inspired books was delivered to my house a few days ago and I was excited to start reading them.  Truth be told, I am not a fan of romance stories because of the gushy language and unrealistic gender roles (e.g. Fabio and voluptuous models on the covers?)  I was pleasantly surprised, at first glance, because the cover images were modest and not risque like some other "romance" reads I've seen while scanning the shelves at the bookstore.

Friday, April 24, 2015

Reading Challenges for 2015 | The List

reading challenges, 2015, #asimplergrace

If you remember back at the beginning of this year, I shared that I would be participating in the 50 Books in 2015, and a few other reading challenges as part of my 101 goals in 1001 days..  Today, I'm going to share the full list that I am reading this year (although there are many other books I'm planning on diving into as well).

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Let It Be Jesus by Christy Nockels - An Album Review and Giveway

Thank you to Propeller Consulting, LLC for this free digital download of Let It Be Jesus by Christy Nockels for review and providing a free download of the album for one lucky contest winner!

via sixstepsrecords/Sparrow Records
If you love contemporary Christian music like I do, then you are going to love what I have in store for you today.  I was given a free copy of Christy Nockels' new album "Let It Be Jesus" for review and a special giveaway.

Sadly, I had never heard of Christy Nockels before I was notified of this opportunity and I am so glad I've had a chance to hear her work.  She has a strong, beautiful voice and a unique sound.  Since I downloaded the album, it has been on repeat non-stop!

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

The Postage Stamp Vegetable Garden by Karen Newcomb - A Book Review

From the time I was in junior high and my parents had a tiny strip along the side of my childhood home full of pepper, squash and tomato plants, I have loved vegetable gardening.  There is something wonderful about the feeling I get when I go out to pick fresh produce from the seeds I've sown just weeks before.  After I married my husband, also a lover of growing food, we had containers full of peppers, carrots, string beans and fresh herbs on the small patio at our apartment.  Now that we live in a single family home with a decent sized yard, I plan to expand my gardening expertise. For this reason, I was super excited to have the chance to review The Postage Stamp Vegetable Garden by Karen Newcomb.

Sunday, April 05, 2015

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter!  I hope you enjoy your day celebrating the ultimate gift we've all been given!

See you this week with a regular post.

Have a blessed day!

Friday, April 03, 2015

Happy Good Friday!

In light of the holiday weekend, I will not be sharing my Friday Favorites today.  The regular posting schedule will resume on Monday.

Have a blessed weekend!

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Donate Life Month and Remembering My Brother

image borrowed from Donate Life

Hi friends!  It's April and that means it's Donate Life Month!  It's also the month my family remembers my brother, Timmy.  If you haven't heard the story of Timmy, you can read the detailed post here, but I'll give you a quick recap.