Thursday, December 31, 2015

Monthly Reflections | December

What I'm currently up to in life and on the blog. #currently #takingstock #monthlyreflections

Hello, January!  Where in the world did December go?  The month was full of baking cookies, eating lots of yummy food and enjoying time with family and friends and although it went by quickly, I wouldn't trade the past thirty-one days for anything in the world.

Out With The Old, In With The New | Happy New Years!

"For last year's words belong to last year's language, and next year's words await another voice.  And to make an end is to make a beginning."  - T. S. Eliot

I wish you and your's a very happy new year and a wonderful 2016!

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

One Little Word | 2016

One Little Word | 2016 - A Simpler Grace
Today, I'm doing a little recap on my One Little Word for 2015 and sharing my word for 2016, along with the goals that come along with that word.  

When I sat down to choose my One Little Word last January, I really felt led to the word, "LEARN". I can't say for sure why, but it was stuck in my mind and any other word I debated just didn't measure up.

Monday, December 28, 2015

Simple Gratitude | 12

A weekly post joining in the #gratefulheart linkup with Ember Grey blog!
This post is part of the Grateful Heart Monday linkup with Emily at Ember Grey.

Hello, friends!  After a short hiatus for the holidays, I'm back, feeling refreshed and ready to start the new year off with a bang!  How about you?

Monday, December 14, 2015

Simple Gratitude | 11

This post is part of the Grateful Heart Monday linkup with Emily at Ember Grey.

Good morning, friends, and happy Monday!  I don't know about you, but we had some uncharacteristic temperatures for December here this weekend.  Most of my family was in shorts and t-shirts and we are usually awaiting snow by this time of the year!  

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Healthy Snacks for a Busy Holiday Season

Healthy Snacks for a Busy Holiday Season - A Simpler Grace
It's the holiday season and with it brings very busy schedules.  It also brings many opportunities to eat.  I don't know about you, but we are BIG snackers around here at ASG.  There is always a package of cookies or a pizza lying around and it's so hard to avoid those temptations and stay on a healthy course.  The struggle is real, y'all!  I like to eat small meals every few hours to keep me feeling my best and when I'm in a hurry and hungry, convenience is key.  I'm a busy girl and if I can't pick it up and head out the door, it's probably not going to work.

Friday, December 11, 2015

Links to Love | 46

links to love, #linkstolove, #asimplergrace, friday favorites

TGIF friends!  Another week down and we are officially just TWO WEEKS FROM CHRISTMAS! [Insert panic emoji here]  The Festival of Lights started this week, so Happy Hanukkah to all my friends who celebrate!  I hope you and your family are enjoying the season no matter what holiday you observe in your home.  It is a time for joy and peace around the world!

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Pesto Pasta Bake With Feta & Grilled Chicken | A Recipe

A yummy one-pot dish with feta and grilled chicken. Pesto Pasta Bake with Feta & Grilled Chicken - A Simpler Grace

Today I'm sharing a family favorite recipe that I have probably made about a hundred times in my adult life.  Back when I first got married, I whipped this dish up in a pinch and it has been one of my go-to meals for entertaining.  

Monday, December 07, 2015

Simple Gratitude | 10

simple gratitude, #gratefulheart, #asimplergrace, ember grey
This post is part of the Grateful Heart Monday linkup with Emily at Ember Grey.

Happy Monday!  I'm sure you all are greeting me from the other side of your respective devices with bright, cheerful faces as we start this new week together.  Got your cup-a in hand and jumping in head first, I assume?  

Friday, December 04, 2015

Links to Love | 45

links to love, #linkstolove, #asimplergrace

Happy Friday, friends!  Another week has passed and we are so very close to the weekend.  I have big plans for the next few days working on some photography and getting some reading in.  Love some "me" time!  What are you doing this weekend?

Tuesday, December 01, 2015

Monthly Reflections | November

What I'm currently up to in life and on the blog. #currently #takingstock #monthlyreflections

Happy December first!  I can NOT believe how quickly November flew by.  It seemed like yesterday was Halloween and now here we are, Thanksgiving over and Christmas quickly approaching.  I keep trying to dig my heels in.  To slow down time.  To savor every breath, but nothing seems to be working.  Anyway, hello December.