Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Monthly Reflections | October

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



"I'm so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers." - L.M. Montgomery

Bippity-boppity and poof! October is gone. It's been a crazy month and I'm surprised, but it's leaving me a little sentimental and wishing I were in a different place. How was October for you?

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

ASG Creative Corner Guest Post Series | An Introduction

ASG Creative Corner Guest Post Series | An Introduction - A Simpler Grace



Ok, friends. I've been hinting for two months about a new creative guest post series that I was starting and then life happened and I never got around to putting the plan in motion. Now, the time has come!

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

#Collaboreads | A One-Word Title

Some thoughts on my latest #collaboreads pick. #asgbookshelf  #Collaboreads | A One-Word Title - A Simpler Grace
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I'm jumping in with a little book review today and joining Rachel and Kristin for #Collaboreads. I think it's been a few months since I've done this link up, but I'm excited to be back. This month, our book prompt is a one-word title. When I was looking through my stack of to-read books, I found several books that had single-word titles, but most of them were nonfiction and I find it difficult to use the format below when it is not a fiction book. So, I decided to peruse my library and choose from a genre I don't usually read, dystopian science fiction.

Monday, October 23, 2017

Simple Gratitude | 96

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



"Being busy isn't the same as being productive." - Melissa Camara Wilkins

I had a nice, slow weekend and it was much needed - especially since I looked at the calendar and realized we are exactly one month away from Thanksgiving. And then the panic set in. How in the world does it feel like we just started 2017, like spring was just here with new flowers blooming and the world coming alive again and now, here we are in the last quarter of the year?

Friday, October 20, 2017

Links to Love | 109

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



"If you feel lost, disappointed, hesitant, or weak, return to yourself, to who you are, here and now and when you get there, you will discover yourself, like a lotus flower in full bloom, even in the muddy pond, beautiful and strong." - Masaru Emoto

Thursday, October 19, 2017

#MeToo | A Memoir of Rape Culture and Unwanted Advances

#MeToo | A Memoir of Rape Culture and Unwanted Advances - A Simpler Grace





To the boy in junior high who made a game of snapping my bra to see if he could get it to unfasten...

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

In Love on Instagram | Fall 2017




Friends, this is quickly becoming one of my favorite series to write. I love Instagram because it is so inspiring, visually, but I've also had the pleasure of connecting with some people who talk about real life in a very encouraging way and share some of the wisdom they've gained on their journey. Below are the four Instagram accounts I'm loving this season. These are just snapshots of what they have to offer, so I hope you'll click the links to check out their full feeds and follow along.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Dear Comparison | A Letter of Resignation

A letter ending my life-long relationship with comparison. #letters - Dear Comparison | A Letter of Resignation - A Simpler Grace




"Owning our story and loving ourselves through that process is the bravest thing that we'll ever do." - Brené Brown

Dear Comparison,

Monday, October 16, 2017

Simple Gratitude | 95

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



"We are called to meet Emmanuel here, in the nitty-gritty of our ordinary, surrounded by our actual circumstances." - Alexandra Kuykendall

Friday, October 13, 2017

Links to Love | 108

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



It's Friday and you know what that means... We are just a hop away from the weekend! It also means I've been hoarding all the best links to share with you today and there are some great ones. But first, I wanted to ask you something.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

If You and I Had Coffee | vol 17

Join me for a conversation over coffee? #coffeedates



If you and I had coffee...

We'd meet up on my back deck because it still feels like summer outside and the trees have only just started to change from their greens to the rich goldens, crimsons and oranges of fall. I'd kick my feet up on the wrought iron glider and sip on my frozen PSL - the ONLY one I will have this year. I'd tell you that I've never been a big fan of the trendy drinks at Starbucks but I grant myself one treat a year.

Monday, October 09, 2017

Simple Gratitude | 94

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



Good morning, friends. If you live in the Northern Hemisphere, does it currently feel like fall where you are? The temperature here is about 15° warmer than it usually is around this time of the year. Is this the definition of an Indian Summer? I believe it is, although I hate that term.

Saturday, October 07, 2017

What I Read | September

 A look back at what I read last month. #ASGbookshelf #whatIread What I Read | September - A Simpler Grace



It was quite a month with quite a lot of good books to read. I haven't had this many four-star books in a long time, so I was pleased with what was on my bookshelf in September. Sadly, I did have to abandon one book, which I hate doing, but it leads me to a question...

Friday, October 06, 2017

Links to Love | 107

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



Happy Friday, friends. It feels like it's been forever since I've last shared a post like this with you, so I wanted to gather a few of the reads I've been enjoying and share them with you today. What are your plans for the weekend?

Thursday, October 05, 2017

Hello October | Goals

Tracking the goals I've set both in my personal and blogging life and reviewing how I did in September. Hello October | Goals - A Simpler Grace #goals



I'm getting off to a late start this month, but better late than never, yeah? September started off great then about halfway through, it quickly went downhill, so I decided to take a little breather. I did want to hop on and share my goals for the month because I wouldn't be me without a list of things I want to accomplish. Do you set goals on a monthly basis?