Welcome to the month of mediocre! I don't know if it's just me, or the books, or if it's both, but everything I read this month was just kind of...meh. I mean, none of these books are terrible - don't think that. I think they're worth reading once. But none of them really lived up to my expectations (or to the reviews I'd read about them). But you should judge for yourself.
Have you read any of these books? Let me know what you thought in the comments!
Summer is officially upon us, y'all. I've read a LOT of books this month, and you'll notice most of these are young adult titles. What better to read on the beach than something easy and fun? If you've got further questions about any of these titles, don't hesitate to leave me a message in the comments section. I love talking about good books with good friends! (Taylor, we're going to have a serious Court books discussion at Seabrook ;) )
If you're tired of trying (and failing) to live up to impossible standards, then Cultivate: A Grace-Filled Guide to Growing an Intentional Life, is for you. It's an invitation to be a part of something more meaningful and intentional than chasing the seemingly perfect life. It's an invitation to believe that a flourishing life is possible, right where you are.
Written as part encouragement anthem and part practical guide, Cultivate, which comes out June 27, offers wisdom from God’s Word alongside lessons Lara has learned in her garden.
Cream sauces are the name of our nutrition game, but now that it's getting hot they're not quite as appetizing as they were in, say, January.
But this delicious lemon-rosemary cream sauce is still decadent without being too heavy.
New season, new round-up of favorite things. Here's what I'm loving this summer.
Our produce box has led to some interesting ways to make meals, including this Pad Thai knockoff.
Okay, I actually have a few books for you this month. Part of it is because some hold requests I had at the library came due, and I had two weeks to read the books. One of them (The Magnolia Story) had a waiting list of something like 90+ people when I got on it, and it took several months to work my way up the line, so I didn't want to miss it.
Anyway. If you're looking for a good read for the beach, pool, or park, try one of these.
My inaugural PowerSheets month is coming to a close, so today I'm giving you a brief look into my thoughts on my first attempt, as well as a sneak peek into my June goals.
Our dear friends Travis and Erin got us hooked on Mother Earth Produce. It's a delivery service in the Upstate of South Carolina and Western North Carolina (Asheville area), similar to a CSA, except, in our opinion, much more flexible. There are three different bin sizes, you can customize your weekly bin, you can skip bins if you're going to be out of town, and you can get bins year-round.
The book is going to Megan Payne...aka, my sister-in-law! I'm kind of glad she won, because this will give her something to do while she's busy growing my sweet niece or nephew. :)
Congrats, Meg! Since I already know your address, I've sent it to Gallery Books, and they'll be shipping you your own copy of The Simplicity of Cider. For those who didn't win, I still highly encourage you to buy and read the book!
Thanks to all who entered!
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