Show Notes

Hi friends! As you may know, I took January off of social media. It was life giving. I won't say it was "life changing" because I'm not quitting Instagram or anything, but it was really awesome to have some quiet time away from "the world" if you will. I basically hibernated and sat by my fireplace with a giant cup of coffee (in my FAVORITE MUG EVER - got it from Bryan for Christmas and YES it's worth it!) and wrote my heart out for days on end. 

I wrote a ton (tens of thousands of words to be exact!) and read a ton. I miss BOTH of these things so very much. It was a really beautiful time. I thought I'd share a few favorite recent reads (some from late last year that bled into this year, some on my list, and some that aren't out yet that I've got my eye on). 


  1. Watching You by Lisa Jewell - I love LJ. Mystery and intrigue abound.
  2. I Found You by Lisa Jewell - A long, great book. 
  3. Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty - Not finished yet, but enjoying it. Huge fan of LM.
  4. Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan - Having a hard time getting into it, but I hear its awesome. 
  5. The Printed Letter Bookshop by Katherine Reay / advanced copy - A beautiful novel. Loving this one.
  6. An Anonymous Girl by Greer Hendricks & Sarah Pekkanen - Couldn't get enough.
  7. Still Lives by Maria Hummel - Liked this mystery. Great on Audible.
  8. The Other Woman by Sandie Jones - Figured it out before the end but still couldn't get enough.
  9. Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng - So so very good. A treasure of a book.


  1. Chasing Slow by Erin Loechner - Read for a second time. Adore this book.
  2. Stretched Too Thin by Jessica Turner - Absolutely loved it.
  3. The Soul of Discipline by Kim John Payne - Just because Simplicity Parenting rocked my world. Equally great.
  4. Simplicity Parenting by Kim John Payne and Lisa M. Ross - I pull this out at least twice a year. Life changing.
  5. Girls Club by Sally Clarkson - A beautiful  book written by Sally + her daughters on friendship.
  6. The Unexpected Power of Home by Nancie Carmichael - Haven't read. Cannot wait to.
  7. The Home Edit by Clea Shearer & Joanna Teplin - The tactics of organizing fascinate me!
  8. The Road Back to You by Ian Morgan Cron - Enneagram type 2 (wing 3) here! Great content. 
  9. The Year of Less by Cait Flanders - Loved this book and the way it made me look at my own contentment.

Children's Books

  1. Just in Case You Ever Wonder by Max Lucado (being re-released in a new format) - LOVE. Order now. 
  2. Between Mom and Me by Katie Clemons - One of my fave purchases of 2018. Mother / son journal.
  3. The Wonderful Things You'll Be by Emily Winfield Martin - My #1 favorite baby shower book to give. 
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