Book Review – Lemons are a Girls Best Friend by Janet Hayward

Happy Friyay everyone! I hope you are as ready for the weekend as I am (even though I have to work, I am excited to spend some QT with the kiddo and see friends since the rain is finally gone away) We had a pretty busy week, but I was able to get in some time for myself. I had lunch at Coco’s Tea Room on Thursday (amazing!) and then we walked around the Antique Mall. Today I wore my favorite shade of Pink (makes any day better) and took the dog and kid to the park ( because I needed a work break since I was doing the second half of my day from home)

 

I also received my next book to review in the mail this week! “Lemons are a Girl’s Best Friend” by Janet Hayward talks to us about 30 different superfoods, giving a description of the food’s benefits and then two recipes for each superfood, one for the inside and one for the outside. This book could not have come at a more perfect time for me. I have been slowly detoxifying my beauty routine and using learning how to use foods, herbs, and natural things is just what I needed. I also was inspired by Vegains Food to start eating more colorfully so the “Inside” recipes are amazing places to begin. I am excited to try each of the recipes. This book makes a great gift and is a must-have for my Book Shelf.

 

 

 

 

 

**I received this book from Blogging for Books in exchange for my honest review**

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Book Giveaway – Gospel Centered Mom

February is that limbo between Winter and Spring. In Texas, the weather cannot make up its mind one day to the next. While we continue to fight off a cough and the dreary weather, I decided to make some Hot Cocoa on this lazy Sunday afternoon. Epicurious has the perfect recipe for a single cup of happiness.

 

 

 

I feel like I haven’t done much these last few days. Adjusting to a puppy feels a lot like having a 1 year old in the house (potty training x2)

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With the word “Intentional” being my mantra for 2018, I’ve made some amazing choices and progress in areas that I always used to “wish” about. One of the things I said I wanted to change was my Beauty Routine. Normally I would think it was too much of a task to return to natural and non-toxic products. This time I took it one step at a time and did what I could when I could. I am now about 95% of the way there! The key is to continue to go in the direction I started. One of the things I did was to purchase some mascara from Root Pretty. A friend of mine was one of their models in 2017 and I kept “wishing” I could buy such wonderful make up products. Then I  JUST DID IT. The prices compare to Sephora and I am way happier with my choice. I also received a sample that I am beyond excited to try. 28276113_10215144635630236_680301918_o

Being a Mom is exhausting and scary, even after all this time. What do kids REALLY need? Do I have what it takes? How do I handle this situation? I feel alone.

You are not alone. Brooke McGlothlin wrote an amazing book to help you through this season. “Gospel Centered Mom” The Freeing Truth about what Your Kids Really Need is a great addition to every mom’s libary. In this book she will help you embrace your moment-by moment need for Jesus, help you to release the stress of believing everythin is your reponsibility, learn to fight FOR rather than AGAINST your child, believe that the story God is writing with your life is worth the sacrifice, practice the daily disciplines that lead to Gospel-centered parenting.

At the end of each chapeter is a Hard Truth and a Beautiful Truth to help you focus what you have read and learned.

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I am currently doing a GIVEAWAY on my Instagram for this book!

 

 

 

 

 

Have a great week!

~Stacie

Book Review – “A Poison Dark and Drowning”

I love reading business books and self-help books, but sometime I just need to escape to a world of fantasy and forget about responsibility for a minute (isn’t that why we all watch Grey’s Anatomy?) In “A Poison Dark and Drowning”, Jessica Cluess does an amazing job of bringing into the world of Henrietta Howel as she becomes the first female sorcerer in centuries and faces the challenges of magic, love and friendship. It is sure to keep you reading for more as page after page of adventure unfolds. So grab your favorite cup of tea and curl up on the couch with this jem. 8F061A29-1E75-4D09-80C7-F699ECDA0A05.png

Book Review – 30 Days to Peace Journal

Holidays are almost here. Peace on Earth and all those of the slogans that we hang on the mantel place and then enter into the chaos and blur of November/December. If we stop and really think about it, do we have peace? Do we even know what that word means or do we wear the chaos on our sleeve like a badge of honor? 10473207_10152368774587886_7193440034617429743_n
Take a moment. Take a deep breathe. Think about your “To-Do” list for today.

 

What on it is going to bring you Peace? What is going to bring you anxiety or more stress? Which of those things are going to matter in 10 years?

 

I found this amazing Journal, 30 Days to Peace, that gives you prompts everyday to help you realize what peace looks like to you and how to get it in your life (and hopefully maintain it, too)

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Each page is beautifully illustrated with quotes and scriptures to help you meditate on Peace and change your thought patterns.

I challenge you this Holiday Season, don’t let the “Most Wonderful Time of the Year” make you more stressed out. Instead use it to take a journey to find Peace that will get your New Year started right!

 

**I received this book from Blogging for Books in exchange for my honest review**

Book Review – Coloring Book: Tokyo Street Style

 

 

Zoe de las Cases did it again with another beautifully illustrated coloring book that captures the culture and fashion of the city. This time it is Tokyo! The bright flexible cover stayed in place with a band so you can enjoy on the go. There is also a ribbon to mark your place.

 

We live in a stressful world, take some time to relax, unwind, and color.

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**I received this book from Blogging for Books in exchange for my honest review**

Book Review – New York Street Style Coloring Book by Zoe de las Cases

This portable size coloring book is full of beautiful illustrations waiting for you to being the City to life! With over 30 pages of street views, fashion, and abstract art… this coloring book is sure to transport you to New York City itself as you relax and fill its pages. The book has a ribbon to mark where you left off and wraps the edges of the pages so you can take it on the go. If you enjoy this coloring adventure, be sure to check out Zoe’s other destinations.

 

**I received this book from Blogging for Books in exchange for my honest review**

 

Book Review – He Calls You Beautiful by Dee Brestin

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Every woman longs to hear those words, “You are Beautiful”. In this book Dee takes us through the “Love Book” –  Song of Solomon – and shows us how our Savior wants to Romance us. It is great for personal or group study with though provoking questions at then end of each chapter to help you go deeper. Whether you are single, happily married or otherwise…this book will help you remember that His love is enough for you.

 

**I received this book from Blogging for Books in exchange for my honest review**