Sunday, January 31, 2016

Monthly Reflections | January

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

It's so hard to believe that tomorrow is February.  I mean, really?  

For me, January was a month for settling in, stretching out and getting situated in some new routines. I don't know about you, but I really feel like it was a trial run for the start of the new year and, at the horizon of the new month, I'm only now feeling like I'm ready to push ahead with making my new year's goals happen.  So, I'm calling a re-do on the start of 2016.

Monday, January 18, 2016

Simple Gratitude | 14

Today I'm sharing my #gratefulheart on the blog #gratitude #feelingthankful
This post is part of the Grateful Heart Monday linkup with Emily at Ember Grey.

It was a crazy busy weekend and a bittersweet one at that.  I got a shipment of my belongings/portion of the divorce settlement delivered and I've spent the last couple of days going through and sorting everything and finding a place for it all in my new home.  It's tough.  I won't lie, but I just keep reminding myself that this is one chapter closing and an even greater one is just beginning.

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Biscoff Stuffed French Toast

A breakfast recipe turned up a notch - Biscoff-Stuffed French Toast - A Simpler Grace

When I woke up this morning, I was really craving some french toast, so naturally, I called my sister and brother in law to find out if they were interested in a mid-morning brunch. When they asked me what I was going to make, I knew I needed to share a really fun recipe I've been working on: stuffed french toast!

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Settling for Happiness

Ending the struggle for the next best thing and finding gratitude in what we already have. Settling for Happiness - A Simpler Grace
We are in a season of new.  You can't miss it.  Starting in October, television ads blare out why your kids should have the newest toy for Christmas and there is a mad-dash on Black Friday to be the first to own it.  Car ads say that you should upgrade from your older model to the new, shiny deluxe edition, and so we pay a hundred dollars more a month for a notch up in gas mileage.  God forbid we make it through a year without a certain electronics company telling  us why their newest phone or tablet or watch is the latest and greatest and you bet we will stand in line for hours just to get it the day it comes out...

Monday, January 11, 2016

Simple Gratitude | 13

Today I'm sharing my #gratefulheart on the blog #gratitude #feelingthankful
This post is part of the Grateful Heart Monday linkup with Emily at Ember Grey.

Howdy, friends and happy Monday! So far, January has started off as a dull ache.  I spent the whole first week in bed with bronchitis/pneumonia (I know, yuck!) and didn't get much done around here, but I'm feeling much better and will try to tackle some of the work I left behind.

Wednesday, January 06, 2016

Reading Challenges for 2016 | The List

Reading Challenges for 2016 | The List - A Simpler Grace

Happy 2016!  I'm back to share about the reading challenges I'll be participating in for the year as well as talk about how you can follow along if you'd like to do so.