Saturday, September 30, 2017

Monthly Reflections | September

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

Hey, friends. I took a couple weeks away from the blog and social media to spend some time dealing with a few things and regrouping. It's good to do that every now and then, right? I'm back today to wrap up the month but I'm not sure that I'll be writing here in the coming weeks as frequently as I normally do. I'm hoping to be back soon, but only time will tell. Thanks to everyone who checked in. I really appreciate it. Hope you all have a great start to October. 

Monday, September 18, 2017

Simple Gratitude | 93

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

"Sometimes we spend so much time and energy thinking about where we want to go that we don't notice where we happen to be." - Dan Gutman

Friday, September 15, 2017

Links to Love | 106

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

"I have to be alone very often. I'd be quite happy if I spent from Saturday night until Monday morning alone in my apartment. That's how I refuel." - Audrey Hepburn

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

If You and I Had Coffee | vol 16

A conversation over coffee #coffeedates

If you and I had coffee...

We'd meet up for a paint night. You know, one of those places that outfits you with an apron, canvas, brushes, pigments and a big glass of wine? I've been all about expressing my creativity lately, so a night painting would be so much fun. I'd grab a glass of white zinfandel and we'd choose two easels near the back of the gallery so we could still chat without disrupting the class. I'd tell you that the smell of paint and the feeling of wearing a smock reminds me of being in primary school when we'd all wear an old button-up shirt (donated by the dads) to paint in and how that has always been a very nostalgic feeling for me.

Monday, September 11, 2017

Simple Gratitude | 92

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

Good morning, friends and happy Monday. Today's post will be short and sweet because I have a lot to do and a limited amount of time to do it in. Hope you have a great day. Keep those coffee mugs full!

Friday, September 08, 2017

Links to Love | 105

 I'm sharing my favorite reads from the week on the blog today!  #linkstolove #fridayfavorites

Hi, guys. So lately, it's felt like the world is falling apart. First, it was Hurricane Harvey and now Irma, Jose, and Katia are bearing down on us. On top of that, there are the wildfires in the northwest states and Canada and flooding in India, Bangladesh, and Nepal. These are just the natural disasters. There are so many other negative headlines and bad things happening to people. In light of all this heaviness, I wanted to share some links that might be encouraging. Below, are things that will make you smile, bring you relief and give you hope.

Wednesday, September 06, 2017

What I Read | August + FREE Fall Reading List Printable

A look back at what I read last month. #ASGbookshelf #whatIread

Hey, bookworms! It's time to chat about the books we read in August. I have quite a list and there are so many good books on it, so I can't wait to share those with you. Also, since we are beginning a new season, that means I have a new colorful reading list printable as a special gift just for you. It's my way to thank you for being a loyal reader. There are more details about how to download your own copy later in this post. Now, let's jump into the books!

Tuesday, September 05, 2017

5 Things Driving Readers Away From Your Blog | Guest Post for Coffee With Summer

5 Things Driving Readers Away From Your Blog | #guestpost for Coffee With Summer - A Simpler Grace

What if I told you there were five things you could be doing to drive away readers on your blog and followers on social media and keeping them away? Today, I'm excited to be sharing five of my biggest blogging "pet peeves" and how you can easily change them so you can retain your readership and continue growing your online community.

Monday, September 04, 2017

Simple Gratitude | 91

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

Good Monday morning, friends. If you are in the U.S., I hope you are enjoying an extra long weekend on this Labor Day. If not, I pray your coffee is strong. :) For realz though, I hope you have a wonderful and productive day and that it kicks off a good week for you. 

Sunday, September 03, 2017

What I Learned | Summer 2017

Sharing lessons learned this summer in a linkup with Emily Freeman. What I Learned | Summer 2017 - A Simpler Grace

With every season of life, comes new lessons to learn. Some of them are good while others are difficult experiences but each is valuable in its own way. Today, I'm joining the lovely Emily Freeman (author and blogger) in her What We Learned writing prompt and sharing the lessons I've learned this season.

Saturday, September 02, 2017

Hello September | Goals

I'm sharing the monthly goals I've set both in my personal and blogging life. #goals

"You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream." - C.S. Lewis

It's Saturday and I'm working. This is how September starts. I can't complain, though. I had planned on working this weekend because I have a lot of writing and reading to do. So, hello September. Let's get to it.

Friday, September 01, 2017

Links to Love | 104

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

Happy September! If you stopped by to see my monthly goals post, you'll want to come back tomorrow. There was so much goodness on the internet this week, I just couldn't skip sharing my favorites with you today. In addition, I'm posting my contribution to Emily Freeman's What I Learned series on Sunday, so be sure to check that out too. It's going to be a busy weekend! Hope you have a great one!