It's Friday! We made it! It's the week before Thanksgiving (if you are reading in the US) and if you are anything like me, you probably have a ton of stuff to do. I'd love to hear what your plans are for the rest of the week. Drop me a line in the comments below and share what your holiday plans are!
Here are my favorite reads for the week. I hope you enjoy them as much as I did!
From around the web:
- National Geographic recently hosted their Nature Photographer of the Year contest and Bored Panda has over twenty of the best images submitted.
- If you follow the tattoo trend, you'll have probably noticed how many are opting for a single word instead of a design or object. Check out these 33 powerful ideas.
- Self-care is so important - especially during the holidays. Emma Lord recently shared for Bustle her 15 tips for practicing self-care and improving your mood.
- Genius idea alert. What happens when your wine bottle comes with a book attached? I mean a real short story - attached to to the front of the bottle!
On the blogosphere:
- Beauty and The Beast is, by far, my favorite Disney movie of all time. A few months ago, I saw the teaser trailer for the new live-action movie currently in production. This week, I just happened to stumble on a few images from the film, set to be released in March 2017, that Merlot Mommy shared on her blog. You guys!! If I can ramble for just a moment... This is exactly what I pictured the movie looking like. The cast is perfect and the Beast's castle... Reminds me of Paradiso Perduto from the 1998 adaptation of Great Expectations. Perfect in every way and I am so taking my seven-year-old niece to see this when it comes out. Update: the official trailer was just released!
- Yesterday, Ann Voskamp had Francine Rivers share about what happens when we allow things to entangle us.
- Kelly from Primarily Inspired recently shared a post about what to do when church challenges your faith and it's an amazing read.
- If you're looking for a last-minute dessert recipe for Thanksgiving, then you have to check out these Pumpkin Cheesecake Cupcakes with Salted Caramel Sauce from Cooking Classy. Hello, love!
Here on A Simpler Grace:
- On Wednesday, we had a coffee date and chatted about life, books, the holidays and changing seasons.
- Tuesday morning, I shared something I hadn't done in over thirty years: a letter to Santa Claus and my hope for the holidays.
- For Grateful Heart Monday, I shared the highlights from the last week's gratitude journal and talked about why this was a difficult post for me.
- On Sunday, I shared a peek at my Bible journaling process for Psalm 147:4.
What are you loving from this week?
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