Update: I finished one more book after I published this so my graphic is now sort of correct again because I finished 2016 having read 27 books after all. It’s coming down to those final days of 2016 and the odds of me finishing another book before I ring in the new year are getting decidedly smaller so I’m going to call it now and … Continue reading Books I Read in 2016.
I’m hopping on another of Anne’s bandwagons and blogging about what worked for me in 2016. It’s been a hell of a year but we’d be remiss to not remember what we got right this year. Things like… Vacationing without children. It was our first time taking a vacation just the two of us this year and I have to say it was awesome. I … Continue reading What Worked For Me In 2016.
Totally stole this Christmas survey from Kate @ Mom’ Radius. Like a boss. Or something. It’s kind of crazy to comprehend the fact that Christmas is only four days away now. Here are my holiday thoughts in between gift wrapping and and candy eating. Favorite Christmas song(s)? I shared a bunch of favorites a couple weeks ago. But I guess if I had to pick, … Continue reading Everything Christmas Related That You Never Asked.
I wanted to share with you some of my favorite memories from 2016. I originally posted this as a slideshow but the pictures were itty bitty and the captions got all up in their business and it just looked stupid. So instead, we scroll. Continue reading Looking Back: Snapshots of 2016
I told you guys a couple days ago about Anne’s reading challenge for 2017. Today she shared the books she may read for the challenge to give her readers book choice ideas. I thought I’d share some of the books I’m considering as I look through the challenge. As I said before, I’m tackling her Reading for Fun challenge: A book you chose for the cover: … Continue reading Predicting the Future: Books I May Read in 2017
Which school holiday concert kid is yours? Have you made a loungewear capsule yet? The Lifeprinter makes me wonder if the future is now already? Who wants to watch the Big Little Lies HBO show with me? Wanna bring take & bake cookies up a notch? Ready to become a next level gift wrapping genius? Going through Lunar Chronicles withdrawals? Christmas drinking game anyone? Continue reading Very Important Questions.
I’ve learned that when it comes to reading that I like to make goals but I rarely achieve them. This might sound discouraging but I try to keep in mind that it’s about the journey, you know? I like to give a modicum of attention to what I’m reading and being a nerdy little tracker, I am always keeping track of how many books I’ve … Continue reading Reading Goals for 2017.
I’m a little bit of a Christmas music snob. I don’t typically go in for the holiday music played on the radio or streaming through department stores but I actually love Christmas songs when they are done well, and especially when they feel fresh and maybe a little current. That’s a fine line though – sometimes a musician is just trying way too hard to … Continue reading 10 Christmas Songs To Add To Your Playlist This Year.
We cut down our first Christmas tree at Hann’s Christmas Farm on the Sunday after Thanksgiving. We’ve been using fake trees the past ten years largely out of habit but Dan grew up with live trees and has always wanted to have that experience with our kids. When the lights on our pre-lit tree burned out last Christmas, I used it as an excuse to fill … Continue reading Insta Replay: It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas.