Friday, March 31, 2017

Monthly Reflections | March

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

Does anyone else dislike the feeling of microfiber fabric on their skin? To me, it feels like what you'd think a cat would feel if you pet them backward, from the tail to the head. I bring this up because I washed my hair about six hours ago and it's still dripping wet. (My hair is super thick and long and I don't like to use heat tools.) I was just Googling those "turbie towels" that you saw on the infomercials a decade or more ago and was disappointed when I found out they are microfiber. Guess I'll stick with drippy hair.

I'm in a weird mood, guys.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Snacking Healthy on Busy Days with VitaTops MuffinTops

Snacking Healthy on Busy Days with VitaTops MuffinTops #vitatops #ad

This post was sponsored by VitaTops MuffinTops. As always all opinions are my own.  For more info on these types of posts, please see my disclosures. #VitaTops

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

#Collaboreads | Green with Envy

A bookish linkup with friends - #Collaboreads | Green with Envy - A Simpler Grace

I'm jumping back in for another #collaboreads post with Rachel and Kristin. This month's theme is "green with envy" and the book I chose has both the color green on the cover and a plot that revolves around a sugar cane (also green) plantation. Keep reading to see what I thought about this month's novel... because I have soooooo many thoughts.

Monday, March 27, 2017

Simple Gratitude | 70

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

"Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace and gratitude." - Denis Waitley

Friday, March 24, 2017

Links to Love | 86

Sharing my favorite reads from the week.  #linkstolove #fridayfavorites

I don't know about you, but Friday feels like it's well deserved today. It has been a long week and all I want to do is have a glass of wine and a bubble bath and a quiet date night with a big, meaty book. This weekend, I'm planning a fun joint birthday cookout for my sister and brother and look forward to having the family together. The rest of the weekend will be spent behind closed doors, working on some passion projects. What are your weekend plans?

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

In Love on Instagram | Winter 2017

Four Instagram accounts you should be following - In Love on Instagram | Winter 2017 - A Simpler Grace

It's that time of year again when I get to share four Instagrammers I've been crushing on this season. These are people who are sharing not just beautiful photographs, but also a wonderful message too. Be sure to click the links below to check out their accounts because I PROMISE YOU, there are so many more amazing pics to be seen!

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Dear Me | A Letter to My 45-Year-Old Self

A letter to my 45-year-old self #dearme - A Simpler Grace
"Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars." - Les Brown

Dear 45-Year-Old Me,

Monday, March 20, 2017

Simple Gratitude | 69

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

"Love many things, for therein lies the true strength, and whosoever loves much, performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is done well." - Vincent Van Gogh

I woke up today and felt motivated. This does not happen very often, especially on Mondays, but I'm going to take advantage of it. With a big mug of tea in hand, I'm going to conquer the world. (At least I feel like I could.)

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Exodus 2 | Bible Journaling

Journaling the story of Moses #biblejournaling #illustratedfaith Exodus 2 | Bible Journaling - A Simpler Grace

For as long as I can remember, when spring comes rolling around, I am reminded of two passages in the Bible. The first, obviously, is the Easter story: the crucifixion and resurrection of Christ. The second is the story of Moses. Perhaps it's because The Ten Commandments is always airing on television around this time of the year. Whatever the reason, I wanted to journal this particular part of Scripture this week, from Exodus, when baby Moses was placed in a basket and sent downriver to escape the Pharaoh's decree that all male Israelite infants be put to death.

Friday, March 17, 2017

Links to Love | 85

My favorite reads from the week.  #linkstolove #fridayfavorites

Happy St. Patrick's Day! Are you wearing your green? (Show of hands for those who dreaded this day in school because you always forgot to wear green and always got pinched really hard by your classmates...) Well, I promise I won't do any pinching. Hope you have a fun and safe day!

Thursday, March 16, 2017

If You and I Had Coffee | vol 10

 A conversation over coffee #coffeedates - If You and I Had Coffee | vol 10 - A Simpler Grace

If you and I had coffee...

We'd meet up at the local coffee bar and order a couple of brews with whiskey and Irish cream in them, in honor of St. Patrick's Day. I'd tell you that Daylight Savings Time has been kicking my butt all week. Not that I've been more tired (I'm always tired) but having daylight later in the day throws my schedule all off. Not to mention ending last week with summer-like temperatures and getting six inches of snow earlier this week. I. Can't. Even.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

A Piece Offering on National Pi Day with Edwards Desserts

A Piece Offering on #nationalpiday #Edwardspieceoffering - A Simpler Grace

This post was sponsored by Edwards Desserts. As always all opinions are my own.  For more info on these types of posts, please see my disclosures. #EdwardsPieceOffering

It's National Pi Day and this holiday is a great excuse to make up with someone you might not be getting along with very well. One way to do that is by sharing a "piece" offering of your favorite type of pie. Edwards Desserts has a variety of whole pies and individual slices to choose from.

Monday, March 13, 2017

Simple Gratitude | 68

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

"Enjoy the little things in life because one day you'll look back and realize they were the big things." - Kurt Vonnegut

Good morning and happy Monday!

...or perhaps it's only happy now that you've had your first cup of coffee. Whatever the case may be, I hope you remember to take some time today to think about the little things you are grateful for. These are the moments that make up our lives!

Friday, March 10, 2017

Links to Love | 84

My favorite reads from the week.  #linkstolove #fridayfavorites

Good day, friendsters! It's that time of the week again! The weekend is so close, I can almost taste it. (What does the weekend taste like, you think?) I'm thinking waffles and syrup and coffee. Now, before I make myself hungry, I'm going to jump right into the reason we are here!

Wednesday, March 08, 2017

What I Read | February + FREE Spring Reading List Printable

 A look back at what I read last month + free printable #whatIread

Bookworms! We meet again to talk about the February books we devoured and I have some great ones this month. It's also time to switch out the old reading list for a new fresh sheet for spring. You can see a photo of how I use mine and download a copy for yourself at the bottom of this post. I'd love to hear which books stood out to you in February and what you'd recommend I pick up in March, so be sure to leave a comment below!

Monday, March 06, 2017

Simple Gratitude | 67

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

"We are doing ourselves no favors when we look to the crowd to tell us where we are." - Erin Loechner

I don't know what it is, but I woke up this morning feeling empowered and inspired and ready to take on the week. Maybe I should say I spent all Sunday watching feminism panels and TEDx talks on YouTube. Maybe I should also say that I'm reading some pretty amazing books by some pretty powerful female authors. Maybe I should just say that I'm finally feeling like I'm back in the groove again and I'm ready to kick some Monday butt. Let's do this thing.

Saturday, March 04, 2017

What I Learned | Winter 2017

What I Learned | Winter 2017 - A Simpler Grace

We are always learning and growing and it's important to acknowledge the progress we make so we can fully appreciate how far we've come. The lovely Emily Freeman (author and blogger) hosts a fun writing exercise and link up so we can all share the things we've learned in that season. I loved the idea of reflecting on lessons learned, so I was inspired to join in.

Friday, March 03, 2017

Links to Love | 83

My favorite reads from the week.  #linkstolove #fridayfavorites

Wow, this week flew by. Happy Friday! I'm back at the end of this lovely first week of March with a few articles that stood out to me. Some of them are from the archives and some are new, but they are all great reads. Make sure you check back in again tomorrow to read a post about some things I learned this winter. Have a great day!

Wednesday, March 01, 2017

Hello March | Goals

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

Oy... If I'm being honest, I'd admit that I would be surprised if I checked off ONE goal from last month. February was complete chaos. I spent an entire week in bed with the flu. Then another week down because of spinoff ailment resulting from the flu. There was some stuff going on here on the homefront and I didn't get much time to do anything for myself. I'm crossing my fingers that March will be kinder to me.