Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Monthly Reflections | May

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

It's time to say goodbye to May but not without looking back over the month and reviewing what I've been up to around here on the blog and in life.

Monday, May 30, 2016

Simple Gratitude | 31

Today I'm sharing my #gratefulheart on the blog #gratitude #feelingthankful

Happy Memorial Day, to those of you in the U.S. and happy Monday to those who are not.

I don't know about you, but I cannot believe we are through the first unofficial weekend of summer. It seems like just yesterday, last summer was ending and we were speeding toward the holidays. The winter felt like it would never end, yet here we are, staring summer down once again. Where does the time go? This week, in an attempt to slow time down a bit, I'm going to try to look around me and see the little things I've been missing. I want to find the beauty in everything and savor it.

Friday, May 27, 2016

10 Healthy Snacks for Summer Travel

Ten healthy snack ideas for your next summer road trip! 10 Healthy Snacks for Summer Travel - A Simpler Grace
This weekend is the unofficial start of summer. Let the road-tripping begin! 

I've never been much of a vacationer, meaning, I don't really enjoy taking long trips away from home. I'm a homebody and much prefer a day trip or even a short weekend getaway. That being said, when I do decide to travel, one of the things I dread is the temptation to pull into a drive-thru for a quick bite after I've been on the road for several hours. We all know fast food is not a very healthy option but the convenience of it makes it more appealing.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Bible Journaling with Kayla from The Accidental Nomad Life

Bible Journaling with Kayla from The Accidental Nomad Life - A Simpler Grace
Good morning, friends and happy Wednesday!  Today, I have my sweet friend Kayla from The Accidental Nomad Life here to share with you one of her recent Bible journaling pages and the process she went through to achieve it.  Please join me in welcoming her and I really hope you are blessed by what she has to share with us today!

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Finding Your Happy Place in Weight Loss

Finding Your Happy Place in Weight Loss - A Simpler Grace
Today, we're going to talk about a topic that many of you won't enjoy talking about. Weight. If you've ever had a weight loss journey (like me) this subject might make you or have made you uncomfortable at one time or another. 

Monday, May 23, 2016

Simple Gratitude | 30

Today I'm sharing my #gratefulheart on the blog #gratitude #feelingthankful

Happy Monday!

The weekend was a dreary and cold one, but I feel like I managed to get a lot of work done. I did some photography work and got some writing done and also had time to connect with some very special people in my life. All in all, it was a good weekend and I'm one happy girl. I hope your Monday is lovely!

Friday, May 20, 2016

Links to Love | 59

Links to Love | 59 - A Simpler Grace -  A post featuring my favorite reads from the week.  #linkstolove #fridayfavorites

Good morning, friends and happy Friday! The rain finally let up for a few beautiful days before we get another week-long spurt of nasty weather starting this weekend. Can't complain, though, because there is so much to be done and without a warm sun calling me outside, I'll hopefully be able to tackle my very long to-do list. Hope you have a lovely weekend, despite the weather!

Thursday, May 19, 2016

10 Summer Date Ideas

10 Summer Date Ideas - A Simpler Grace - ten fun date ideas for you and your sweetheart.
Summertime is just around the corner and it's a great opportunity to get out and enjoy the longer days, the warmer weather and time with your love. Whether you are a new couple or have been married for years, spending time alone together is key to keeping your relationship fresh. Here, I'll share my ten favorite summer date ideas and I hope you can do a few with your sweetheart.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

5 Things You Won't Find on My Instagram

5 things you won't find on my Instagram (and a few things you will)
One of the things I strive for here on the blog and on all of my social media platforms is authenticity. It's important to me to be the person I say I am so you feel you can trust me and that you're always getting the real deal from me.

Social media has become very inauthentic lately and it's difficult to sort out what's real and what's not - especially when certain celebrities are getting paid $100,000 for ridiculous Instagram posts, just because of their name. Because of this, I thought I'd share a few things you won't find on my Instagram and a few things you will.

Monday, May 16, 2016

Simple Gratitude | 29

Today I'm sharing my #gratefulheart on the blog #gratitude #feelingthankful

Happy Monday, friends!

Last week was a doozy.  Between the crummy weather and some health stuff I've had going on, I couldn't wait for it to end. Here we are at the beginning of a new week and things aren't 100% yet, but I think they might be getting close.  It's so important to always look for the silver lining in every tough situation.  A grateful heart will bring you through those bad days!

Friday, May 13, 2016

Links to Love | 58

Links to Love | 58 - A Simpler Grace - A post featuring my favorite reads from the week.  #linkstolove #fridayfavorites

Happy Friday! I don't know about you, but I have felt like it's been Friday the 13th and a full moon for like, a week now. It's been nothing but craziness and crazy people, NON-STOP. Hopefully, it will end soon, but for now, I'm sharing some interesting articles to keep you occupied over the weekend.

Thursday, May 12, 2016

60 Memorial Day Menu Ideas | A Recipe Round-Up

60 Memorial Day Menu Ideas | A Recipe Round-Up - A Simpler Grace - Some yummy cookout recipes from my favorite food bloggers.
Has your family grown tired of having the same old menu for all your summertime holiday cookouts? Let's face it, you can only enjoy burgers and hot dogs so much before they become boring. 

I recently gathered sixty summertime cookout recipes from some of my favorite food bloggers and am sharing these with you today. I hope you enjoy making some of these delicious dishes and are able to add a little excitement to your Memorial Day cookout!

Monday, May 09, 2016

Simple Gratitude | 28

Today I'm sharing my #gratefulheart on the blog #gratitude #feelingthankful

When life gives you dandelions... Make a wish, right?

Dandelions aren't the prettiest of the flowers or weeds in nature, but they sure do hold some special memories in my life. I can remember picking them as a kid, closing my eyes to make a wish and blowing all the little seeds into the wind, hoping my wish would be granted. I can't say how many of my childhood wishes came true, but I can attest to the magical feeling I still get when I see these little stems growing in the yard. If life were only as simple as closing your eyes and making a wish on a flower...

Friday, May 06, 2016

Links to Love | 57

Links to Love | 57 - A Simpler Grace -  A post featuring my favorite reads from the week.  #linkstolove #fridayfavorites

Sweet, sweet Friday, we meet again.  

Friends, have you ever found yourself in a season where you think you know where you are going, then something happens and you realize you have no idea? I feel like I am starting one of those seasons right now. This change has left me feeling like I'm blindfolded and have just spun in circles in a game of pin-the-tail-on-the-donkey. 

Monday, May 02, 2016

Simple Gratitude | 27

Today I'm sharing my #gratefulheart on the blog #gratitude #feelingthankful

Good morning and happy May!  

I had an unexpectedly quiet weekend and was able to get a lot of work done both here on the blog and creatively.  I also got to do some contemplation about this little space and what I hope for the future. It's always nice to have a good think about dreams and goals every now and then.

Sunday, May 01, 2016

Hello May | Goals

Hello May | Goals - A Simpler Grace - A monthly series tracking the goals I've set both in my personal and blogging life.
Oh my goodness, we are in May!!  It's hard to believe the end of this month will be the unofficial start of summer with swimming pools opening and the cook-out season commencing.  Crazy, right? It's sure to be a very busy month and I have a lot of big and little goals to keep my free time occuppied.