Same Kind of Different As Me

Same Kind of Different As Me

This Spring, Paisley and I got our library cards and frequented the book shelves often over the summer. I’ve been wanting to read this book for years and finally checked it out this month. It is hands down one of the best stories I’ve ever read.I saw that the movie is coming out in February so I wanted to get it read before then. (I’m one of the weirdos who has to read something before the movie and then judge all of the things they leave out or add too.)

This book will break you. It was hard for me to get through a chapter at a time without being left in tears. I love how they have both Ron and Denver telling their sides throughout the book and how real and raw it is. It’s definitely a life changing book and I would recommend it to anyone, especially a non believer. I don’t want to say too much or give anything away but it truly is a precious story. Be sure to add it to your reading list! I can’t wait to see it come to life in theaters.

In With the Old // A Nursery Addition

In With the Old // A Nursery Addition

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I hope your first weekend of 2016 was wonderful. We have been going through our home, purging clutter and getting items ready to sell + donate. I love new beginnings, however, the abundance of things scattered across our home can feel a bit overwhelming. I try to look at it as a clean slate and a weight lifted off our shoulders. It’s funny how excess can do that. This year we are trying to live a more minimal lifestyle, only keeping things we really love and use that are also functional for our family. I am so excited. Old stuff makes my heart pitter patter. Especially if it was something previously used that has a lot of history. My mom kept this precious little bookcase AND all of the books inside that were mine growing up. We put it in Scout’s nursery for the girls to enjoy and the memories flooded in. I’ve been a book nerd from day one. As a kid I would rather be lost in a book than bored in front of a TV and one of my hopes for the girls is that they are more excited about written words than images on a screen. Paisley and I pulled the books out, in their old but awesome smelling glory, and we had so much fun going through them. One of my favorite memories as a young child was my parents reading to me. These were a couple of my favorites. Some of the books were my parents that they handed down to me. I love re-purposing items, especially these that are so special. It’s so neat to see things come full circle. We also have a doll sized high chair, cradle, and table with benches that match the bookcase. Paisley has the highchair in her room and uses it all of the time. I am thrilled to see them make memories with these pieces. Do your kids use any of your old items? I’d love to know in the comments below. :) Our weekend was slow and good for us to rest up as Zack went back today for his last week and a half! We spent time baking, trying new recipes, our first church weekend for the New Year and loving on the girls-so blessed by my family. Happy Monday to you all, I hope you have a great week!

Go Set a Watchman

Go Set a Watchman

11703142_10152900516845685_3955246015180901598_nIt’s finally here! I was so excited to get my hands on this book. Scout turns 4 weeks old today so naturally I had to get her picture with it. I’ve had so many people ask where we got her name and yes, it is from To Kill a Mockingbird-my all time favorite novel. Paisley was almost named Scout and this pregnancy we decided before we knew what we were having that if baby was a girl-she would be our Scout. The day we had our gender reveal and name announcement was when they revealed that Go Set a Watchman would be published. God has funny timing. We will be carrying these in Farm Girl when our copies arrive in a couple of days-will also have a little launch party if you’d love to come by for treats. The book is fabulous and I love how Harper tied everything together. 😊 So in love with our little own Jean Louise.