Thursday, November 30, 2017

Grandma Hermits | The 2017 Holiday Cookie Swap

Grandma Hermits Recipe | The 2017 Holiday Cookie Swap #cookies #recipe #holidays #christmas

Hello, friends! Today is a day I've been planning for several months and I'm really excited that it is finally here. :) I love baking cookies for the holidays and I know a lot of other bloggers do as well, so I wanted to start a virtual cookie swap so my friends and I could share our favorite holiday cookie recipes with you.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Monthly Reflections | November

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

"To love your life, do nothing with rush or resentment, but do everything as if you love it." - Ann Voskamp

Monday, November 27, 2017

Simple Gratitude | 100

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

It's been a crazy day already with lots of family stuff and I had tons of work to do today, but the internet has been out most of the morning. How true is that for the Monday following a holiday weekend? (insert eye roll emoji here) So, better to write this post late than never, yeah? Hope you guys are having a great Monday!

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

ASG Creative Corner with Anthea

I am beyond excited because today is the first guest post in the ASG Creative Corner series! I am friends with so many amazing bloggers who happen to be quite creative in various mediums. Whether it's paint or film or words, my hope is to share some of their work here so you can get to know the people behind the blogs. Today, I have Anthea, the blogger behind My 30 Something Adventures, so I'm going to go ahead and hand her the keys to the blog!

Monday, November 20, 2017

Simple Gratitude | 99

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

It's Monday and usually, I'd be on my second cup of something caffeinated by now, but I already have a pep in my step this morning. Call it a good weekend or say it's the holiday week ahead. Whatever it may be, I ain't mad at it! (Gosh, I feel weird saying that.)

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

If You and I Had Coffee | vol 18

Join me for a conversation over coffee #coffeedates

If you and I had coffee...

We'd meet up at a Christmas tree farm, one of my favorite places to go for a stroll in the wintertime. Although we won't be doing any shopping today, we would grab mugs of mulled cider from the concession stand inside the barn, then lazily wander through the paths of living Fraser Firs and Blue Spruces, inhaling the heavenly scent of evergreen as we chat about our lives.

Monday, November 13, 2017

Simple Gratitude | 98

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

"The human spirit lives on creativity and dies in conformity and routine." - Vilayat Inayat Khan

Tuesday, November 07, 2017

What I Read | October

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

October was a month for reading. Thanks to a few sick days and the Dewey's 24-hour readathon, I plowed through twenty-eight books last month! There were some really good reads and some so-so ones, but they are all worth mentioning here. Before we jump into the books, I have a quick question for you...

If you are a reader and enjoy reading nonfiction books, I'm curious how you rate (give stars) those books. Since they are usually more informational and not a story with a narrative arc, do you star based on how interesting you find it, or the accuracy of the information discussed, or do you just go with a how the book makes you feel overall? I asked this question of a friend the other day and he had a whole method for how he rated his nonfiction books and now I'm curious about yours! If you are so inclined, please share in the comments below. :)

Monday, November 06, 2017

Simple Gratitude | 97

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

Autumn came in with a bluster this week. It is cold and rainy and the leaves are falling from the trees - some, still green. I'm definitely excited about the cooler weather. I've been waiting (not so patiently) to wear jeans and sweaters and the time has finally come. I'm brewing a cup of tea as I write this and then I'm jumping into what will be a hectic week. I hope you all have a great Monday!

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Hello November | Goals

Tracking the goals I've set both in my personal and blogging life for November. #goals

Does anyone else have a candy hangover this morning? I only had one trick-or-treater and am now stuck with a basket full of candy I don't even enjoy. I did eat two or three of the mini Twizzlers, mainly out of boredom, but they don't taste as good as they used to when I was a kid. Why is that?