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Summer 2018 Bucket List

Hooray for spring being over with an on to my second least favorite holiday. Summer, you are hot, you humid, and you are horrible. People up north fuss because they have snow, snow in April. I get that's a bust. But it is so hot in Alabama we don't want to go outside because we can't breathe because of the humidity and the actual degree of heat!

So again, I'm making a fun list to survive the hot, humid days of summer.

This season I'm not doing a printable. There is a reason too. I just do not feel like many people will want to do the things on my list, because I'm not going outside. All of the Summer Bucket Lists on Pinterest are for people who live up north area where summer is 70-80 range and only 13 days of 90-degree temperatures.

1. Watch the old Parent Trap series and the newer Parent Trap.

I'm so excited about watching this with the kids! Some of them have seen either of them, but we are going to watch them all! And we may throw in Troop Beverly Hills.

2. …

Podcast List - Part 3

Welcome back! If you are new here, please note that this list is the podcasts I listened to during the month of June. I have challenged myself to listen to a new podcast every week. I have staple podcasts that I listen to weekly so this was a big challenge to find new podcasts.

I will be skipping the month of July, because of vacations and I have some serious reading to catch up on.

I also want to make this note, and I will say it again going forward. I don't mind a lot of cursing, but I find a lot of it is unnecessary and I do use that to rate my podcasts. I'm usually pretty good about telling you if that's one of the reasons I don't like it. 

The Alli Worthington Show 
I'm not sure how I came to following Alli on Instagram. I want to say either Lara Casey or Emily Ley. But, either way, I grew very fond of her sense of humor. She's an author and she is a firm believer.

She talks to some really great people about different things.I love how just down-to-earth she is…

Quarterly Book Talk: Spring 2018

Hello everyone! I promised you a book talk and here we are! It's been a long time coming and I'm sure that the summer one will be even longer! But here we are with the spring talk.

These books are a bit of a crazy whirlwind.

Instead of like last season, Winter 2018, this time I'm going to talk to you about each book I've read. Next season I'll change and go back to the other format, and swap it up each time.

His Truth - Riley Hart, you sure do know how to write an amazing book. This one touches on mental health and just really paints the perfect picture of what happens to you in your life really messing with your future. It shows the pain of growing beyond your past while it has a gorgeous love story in it.

The Little Book of Hygge: Danish Secrets to Happy Living - I have had so many people tell me I would love Hygge, so I finally discovered this book on sale. I have finally read it, and yes I'm totally into this. I have joined a group on FB that talks about living…

Rapid Fire Book Tag

Here we go! A book tag before my book talk! Oops, now you know that a spring book talk will be coming. But I wanted to do something a little fun. I hope you enjoy!

Life is note a PG feel-good movie. Real life often ends badly. Literature tries to document this reality, while showing us it is still possible for us to endure nobly. - Matthew Quick, The Silver Linings Playbook

 E-Book or Physical Book?

Paperback or Hardback?
Online or In-Store Book Shopping? 
Trilogies or Series?
Heroes or Villains? 
A book you want everyone to read? 
Hanging onto Max - Even at a young age, this book did something to my soul. I love how different this book is. It's very underrated. 
Recommend an underrated book? 
You can see the last question or another underrated book would Perfect Chemistry.
The last book you finished? 
The Vines by Christopher Rice
The Last Book You Bought? 
The Legacy: A Novel Kindle Edition by Katherine Webb
Weirdest Thing You've Used as a Bookmark? 
... Tamp…

A Summer's Day Grocery List

The sun is high in the sky, and the splashes from the pool can be heard miles away as one of the kids cannonballs with great force! All of that energy will eventually wear off and then the question of what are they going to eat will fill my ears. So, I better be prepared.

This isn't my complete grocery list, but it gives you a sample of what I go shopping for almost weekly.

If you don't know where I shop for groceries, check out my post on it from a few weeks ago. I've listed everything below and I have to point out that A Pop of Jess totally helped me with this list. What are best friends for right?

Meat Chicken Tenderloins - 3 Bags Chicken Breasts - 2 Bags Maple Bacon Salami Summer Sausage Turkey Sausage Breakfast Sausage

Dairy Mexican Cheese Mozzarella Coconut Milk Almond Milk Skim milk Buttermilk

Word of the Year 2018 Update

Halfway through the year; are you living your life according to your word of the year? How are you doing with keeping up with your word of the year?

I flourish with grace because of His grace.

The way I'm living my word this year.

1. Praying about it. I want God to keep my eyes open to see where I can flourish. Or, who or what is flourishing before my eyes.

2. Find books and articles on the word. I have loved the weekly devotional I picked out this year that has the title of Flourish! I like to see where all I can find my word! I love studying my word to see where I can apply it to next!

3. Keeping notes in my planner and my journal about the flourishing that I see daily. Sometimes, I have to look back to see it, but it is there! Some people even scrapbook using their word of the year as a theme!

4. I pick a word every month, every season, and sometimes each day, that goes along with my word of the year. It helps to expand my word of the year and helps me live a better life by keeping t…