Friday, September 30, 2016

Humans of New York | Blog-tember Day 30

Humans of New York | Blog-tember Day 30 #blogtemberchallenge



It's the last day of the month and the last day of the blog-tember challenge! I have so enjoyed stretching myself a bit and writing every single day this month and I've loved making some new friends with the other bloggers who are participating. Today's prompt is a really cool one and I've been excited about it all month long.

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Monthly Reflections | September + My Fab Five | Blog-tember Day 29

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



The end of September is upon us. Normally, I share my reflections post on the last day, but there is still one more blog-tember prompt I want to write about tomorrow, so I'm wrapping up a day early. At the end of this post is today's blog-tember prompt: my fab five bloggers, so make sure you keep reading for that, but for now, here's a look at my September.

Lately, I've been...

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

If You and I Had Coffee | vol 4 | Blog-tember Day 28

A conversation over coffee #coffeedates - If You and I Had Coffee | vol 4 | Blog-tember Day 28 - A Simpler Grace



Once again, I'm stepping away from the blog-tember prompts and sharing a coffee date. I will be joining back up with the linkup tomorrow and Friday for the final two posts of the month. See you then!

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Memories | Blog-tember Day 27

Memories | Blog-tember Day 27 #blogtemberchallenge



Day 27. The end of the month is almost near and thus, blog-tember is almost over. Today's prompt is to share something that recently made us laugh or cry or anything that moved us in general. There have been a lot of things that have made me laugh recently, but there are far too many to choose from, so I thought I'd try the other end of the spectrum. There haven't been too many things that have made me cry lately, but there was one thing that did bring both tears of joy and tears of heartache.

Monday, September 26, 2016

Simple Gratitude | 45 | Blog-tember Day 26

A weekly series focusing on practicing gratitude.  #gratefulheart #gratitude #feelingthankful #blogtemberchallenge
Happy Monday, friends! I'm jumping out of the blog-tember prompts today and jumping back in on my weekly gratitude post. Y'all, I have so much to be thankful for and I've missed sharing my gratitude on the blog the past few weeks. So glad to be back today!

Sunday, September 25, 2016

I Am Malala | A Book Review | Blog-tember Day 25

I Am Malala | A Book Review | Blog-tember Day 25 #blogtemberchallenge



It's the last week of blog-tember and we are starting the week off with a book review. I am a bit late in the game when it comes to reading new releases. I like to let the hype die down a bit before picking up a book so I can formulate my own opinion of it rather than letting the buzz influence me. This is my book review.

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Always, Sometimes, Never | Blog-tember Day 24

Always, Sometimes, Never | Blog-tember Day 24 #blogtemberchallenge



Today, for the 24th day of blog-tember, we are recreating a project from another blogger. I didn't really find any blogger projects I wanted to redo, but I did borrow a fun blog post topic from a fellow blog-tember participant, Leah from My Favorite Adventure. A couple weeks ago, she did a post called Always, Sometimes, Never and I loved it, so here goes.

Friday, September 23, 2016

Cheese Broccoli Soup | Blog-tember Day 23

Cheese Broccoli Soup | Blog-tember Day 23 #blogtemberchallenge



I've been excited about day 23 of blog-tember because I get to do something I love and that is share food with you! Today, the bloggers are sharing a family recipe with you and this is a soup that my family has been making for years and it is so delicious. It's the perfect way to kick off the first full day of autumn!

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Fall Must-Haves | Blog-tember Day 22

Fall Must-Haves | Blog-tember Day 22 #blogtemberchallenge



It's the twenty-second of the month and I'm here to share with you, my fall must-haves as part of blog-tember. It's hard to believe that summer is over and autumn is upon us, but I'm excited for the colorful foliage, pumpkins and the yummier of the year's holidays. Not to mention, it's sweater and boot weather!

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

For the Love of Ice Cream | Blog-tember Day 21

For the Love of Ice Cream | Blog-tember Day 21 #blogtemberchallenge



It's the twenty-first day of blog-tember and today we're talking about ice cream. Funny topic, right? Specifically, the prompt for today is, if you were ice cream, what flavor would you be. The funny thing is, I just had a conversation with someone recently. I don't know what brought the topic up, but my answer remains the same.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

One Thing You Should Know | Blog-tember Day 20

One Thing You Should Know | Blog-tember Day 20 #blogtemberchallenge



It's day twenty in the blog-tember challenge and today's prompt is to share something I wish more people knew or believed. I've thought long and hard about this and have decided to share something that even I don't know or believe and here it is...

Monday, September 19, 2016

My 5 Favorite Posts | Blog-tember Day 19

My 5 Favorite Posts | Blog-tember Day 19 #blogtemberchallenge



We  are on day nineteen of the blog-tember challenge and today I'm sharing some of my favorite posts from here on A Simpler Grace. I'm usually very critical of my own writing and it's sometimes difficult for me to be proud of things I share here, but there are a few posts where the words came easily. It's almost as if my soul opened up and poured out on the pages. I didn't have to think about being eloquent or dig in so you could feel what I wanted to share. It happened organically.

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Keeping It Simple | Blog-tember Day 18

Keeping It Simple | Blog-tember Day 18 #blogtemberchallenge



It's blog-tember day 18 and today's prompt is a product that helps us simplify our lives. I could have chosen any number of things that help me simplify, but there is one in particular that I wanted to share with you. 

Saturday, September 17, 2016

NY Times By the Book Tag | Blog-tember Day 17

NY Times By the Book Tag - A Simpler Grace


It's day 17 of blog-tember challenge and it's vlogging day. I'm NOT a vlogger, but I did commit to blog every day this month, so here is a post for all you bookish people.  This is the NY Times By the Book Tag.

Friday, September 16, 2016

Self-Care on Stressful Days | Blog-tember Day 16

Eight ways to care for yourself on a stressful day - A Simpler Grace #blogtemberchallenge



It's day 16 in the blog-tember challenge and today's prompt is what we do to de-stress or give ourselves some extra care. Today happens to be a not-so-great day, so I can speak from experience on this topic because I have used all of these eight tips I'm going to share with you over the last few days. Here's how I invest in self-care when I'm having a bad day.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

A Crazy Beach Adventure | Blog-tember Day 15

Memories from a family vacation - A Crazy Beach Adventure | Blog-tember Day 15 #blogtemberchallenge



Day 15! I cannot believe we are half way through the blog-tember challenge already! Today, we are sharing a crazy adventure story with you and I wanted to share about a family beach vacation we took when I was a kid. This vacation is what instilled in me, my love for the ocean, sandy beaches, and saltwater taffy.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

A Fall Inspiration Board | Blog-tember Day 14

Happy thoughts from the coming season - A Fall Inspiration Board  #blogtemberchallenge



It  is the fourteenth day of the month and that means it's mood board day in the blog-tember challenge! When I thought about what kind of board I wanted to create to inspire me, I knew exactly what I needed. With the temperature still rising to the mid-nineties here in the northeast, I needed something to remind me of the coming season.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Life Swap | Blog-tember Day 13

Who I would swap lives with and why - Life Swap | Blog-tember Day 13 #blogtemberchallenge



It's day 13 in the blog-tember challenge and today's prompt is who we would swap lives with if we could and why. This might be an easy question for some, and they might choose someone famous, such as a celebrity or someone else they consider more fortunate than themselves. I would also choose someone I consider more fortunate than myself, but for different reasons. I couldn't care less about fame or fortune and I believe the term "more fortunate than" doesn't have to be about these things. It could be about life experiences or personal qualities that make a person special. The person I've chosen for this post is someone who exemplifies a Christ-like spirit.

Monday, September 12, 2016

Three Books + Free Fall Reading List Printable | Blog-tember Day 12

Three Books + Free Fall Reading List Printable | Blog-tember Day 12 - A Simpler Grace #blogtemberchallenge



It's blog-tember day 12 and today, we are talking about three books: one recently read, one currently reading and one to be read. This kind of post, as you might have guessed, is right up my alley. I'm also sharing a fall reading list printable that I made just for you! Find the link to download it at the end of this post.

Sunday, September 11, 2016

In Love on Instagram | Fall 2016 | Blog-tember Day 11




It's a new season and it's time for some Instagram love! I've written several other posts like this (you can see them here, here and here) and everyone seems to love all the inspiration, so let's have another dose, shall we? Also, it's blog-tember day 11 and there are lots of other bloggers sharing their Instagram crushes today, so don't forget to stop by the linkup and have a look around.

Saturday, September 10, 2016

A Day in the Life | Fall 2016 | Blog-tember Day 10

Hour-by-hour updates of a weekend day behind ASG - A Day in the Life | Fall 2016 | Blog-tember Day 10 #blogtemberchallenge



It's day 10 in the blog-tember challenge! That means we are sharing a look at a day in our lives. I'm going to be doing a little interactive post today and uploading an update every hour, right here! So stop by throughout the day or come by tonight to catch up on what I did today. I'd love to hear how you spent your day! Let me know what your highlights were in the comments below! Note: I was supposed to take photos throughout the day so I could share them with you, but I was so busy that I completely forgot.

Friday, September 09, 2016

A Travel Bucket List | Blog-tember Day 9

The top five locations on my vacation wish list - A Travel Bucket List | Blog-tember Day 9 #blogtemberchallenge



It's day 9 of the blog-tember challenge and we are talking about travel. Today's prompt is to share a place in the world we'd like to go and why. I thought I'd share a travel bucket list. My vacation wish list is so, so long (see it here on Pinterest) but I've picked my top five places I want to go and something fun to do in each location. Hope you find a few things you'd like to add to your list!

Thursday, September 08, 2016

Home Sweet Home | Blog-tember Day 8

Happy little nooks from the place I call home - Home Sweet Home | Blog-tember Day 8 #blogtemberchallenge



Day 8 of blog-tember is a house or room tour. How fun! 

My room is my sanctuary and I, without a doubt, spend more time in my room than any other room in the house. The kitchen would be the second. I thought rather than just share photos of the four walls in my room, I'd rather share the various little nooks that make me happy. So, welcome to my room.

Wednesday, September 07, 2016

What I Read | August + 5 Things That Bring Me Joy | Blog-tember Day 7

What I Read | August + 5 Things That Bring Me Joy | Blog-tember Day 7 #blogtemberchallenge



Happy hump day! It's blog-tember day 7 and I'm sharing five things that bring me joy, but first for all you book lovers, here are the highlights of what I read in August!

Tuesday, September 06, 2016

The Afters | A Look and Listen of the New Album "Live On Forever" | Blog-tember Day 6

The Afters | A Look and Listen of the New Album "Live On Forever" & a Giveaway | Blog-tember Day 6 #theafters #flyby #blogtemberchallenge



Thank you Propeller Consulting, LLC/FlyBy Promotions for providing a copy of this CD in exchange for my honest review and for sponsoring today's giveaway. #theafters #flyby For more information on these types of posts, please visit the Terms of Use tab above.

Good morning, friends! It's Blog-tember Day 6 and we are sharing our favorite playlists with you. Today, I have a special treat and am giving you a sneak peak at a new album, "Live On Forever" from The Afters! This album officially releases on September 9, 2016. There is also an opportunity to win a copy of the CD for your own music collection!

Monday, September 05, 2016

Simple Gratitude | 44 | Blog-tember Day 5

Simple Gratitude | 44 | Blog-tember Day 5 - A weekly series focusing on practicing gratitude.  #gratefulheart #gratitude #feelingthankful #blogtemberchallenge

Happy Monday and happy Labor Day for those of you who live in the States!

It's a very busy post today as I'm doing my regular gratitude post with Emily from Ember Grey AND joining Bailey Jean and doing my daily Blog-tember prompt. Today's prompt is about our most memorable birthday, so I'm going to share a little about that, but first, I wanted to give my mama a shout-out because today is her birthday! Happy birthday, mom!

Sunday, September 04, 2016

Currently on Instagram | Blog-tember Day 4

Currently on Instagram | Blog-tember Day 4 - A Simpler Grace #blogtemberchallenge



It's hard to believe we are already into September and that Labor Day is tomorrow. It seems like yesterday, we were celebrating Thanksgiving and Christmas and now, we are almost back to those holidays again. Emily Dickinson once wrote, "forever is composed of nows," and this has been something I've tried to remember this year. Too often, time flies by us and we don't know where it went. We don't have any important moments to remember or anything tangible to mark the passage of time. I've tried to make a conscious effort this year to enjoy every moment possible and make them count.

Saturday, September 03, 2016

Summer Favorites | Blog-tember Day 3




The beginning of September marks the unofficial end of summer and it's hard to believe it's already over. Although I'm excited for fall, there were plenty of high points from the last several months. Luckily, day three in the Blog-tember challenge is all about sharing our summer favorites. Here are some of mine...

Friday, September 02, 2016

Hello September | Goals | Blog-tember Day 2

A monthly series tracking the goals I've set both in my personal and blogging life. - Hello September | Goals - A Simpler Grace #blogtemberchallenge



We  made it to Friday and the second day of the Blog-tember challenge. Today is all about setting goals, which is something I do every month. I love setting monthly goals because it gives me an opportunity to look at the big picture and break the goal into smaller steps so I can actually achieve them. Since starting my goal-setting posts here on ASG, I've been a lot more productive when it comes to work time.

Thursday, September 01, 2016

All About Me | Blog-tember Day 1

All About Me | Blog-tember Day 1 - A Simpler Grace #blogtemberchallenge



Happy September to ya! 

If you've been hanging around here for a while, you know that today is the first day of Blog-tember, a 30-day blogging challenge with Bailey Jean from Love Bailey Jean. So, every day this month, there will be a new blog post up, here on ASG.