Jul 29, 2015

The one where I challenge niece #1

I am a book worm, no shocker there. But what happens is, I get to a cycle where I will read days on end, finish whole series in a week, and then not read for a month. I've tried to pace myself, I've tried to limit my books- nothing works. So this is my reading cycle, and I accept it.

Now, I've waited patiently for my nieces and nephews to grow up and learn to read to see if any of the share my love of books. Turns out, my oldest niece does! Yay!! So, I've started sending her boxes full of books I've loved, some I've picked up just for her, and some that will challenge her.

Lately, books take up a huge chunk of our conversations, and she told me she wants to read all of the great classics. I said, well then I think you need to read Rory's list. Of course, she didn't watch Gilmore Girls (the horror, I know) and had no idea what I was talking about! This is where I get to come in and be the hero Aunt because I knew someone on Pinterest would've had this list typed out for me and Taaaa-daaa! They did!

The Rory Gilmore Reading Challenge Free Printable Checklist - Callaloo Soup-4
Rory Reading Challange, via Callaloo Soup

This lady, Callouu Soup, has it on a post, but also on a file you can print out and make a nice little booklet with CHECK MARK BOXES! A lady after my own heart!

I was so excited about this, that I printed out two booklets! I am determined to get through this reading list and send this to Niece #1 so that we can start checking off boxes!

Jul 27, 2015

The one with the sunshiny days

Notice: OH!! Before I forget,  I still don't like facebook, but I couldn't stay away from instagram! Click here to follow me! 

Geez, I haven't posted a Grateful Heart with Ember Grey in a WHILE, so let's fix that, shall we?

Grateful Heart w/ Ember Grey

+ Grateful for these beautiful family members God gave me. When I think about how hard life is, I couldn't imagine life without the love and support from our families. It truly is my biggest blessing.

+ Grateful for these sunshiny days! I know I said who ever complained about it being too hot this Summer wouldn't be my friend, but I take it back. I LOVE when the sun is out and everything is green, but I don't love bees, or allergies, or humid days where my face feels like it's melting off. Nope, don't love that, but I am happy in the mid 70's days where it's down right lovely outside.

+ I'm incredibly grateful for a Mr. that supports my faith, even though he may not feel the exact same way I do. It's hard sometimes to have a spiritually mismatched marriage, but I couldn't imagine my life without my soul mate, so we just do the best we can! He's my polar opposite, but it works wonderfully.

+ THE LIBRARYYYYY is what I'm so grateful for lately. We had a rough time a few weeks ago, and when you have a ton of folks in a high stress & high emotional situation for days on end, you need distraction. So, I took off to the library and checked out the best new movies on Bluray and DVD. I just can't get over the fact that you can wait until a movie comes out on DVD, go check it out from your library, and it's all free! I mean, I'll spend $30+ on popcorn and a movie if it something I REALLY want to see, but otherwise, I'm all about saving a few bucks!

And I'm sure there's tons of other things I'm grateful for that I could write down here, but we'll just end it with the library love.

What's the one thing you're grateful for this week?