want to join a postal book club?

October 13, 2014

Did you know that October is national book group month? Are you part of a book club? I’ve been in one with a couple of friends for years, but I’m excited to try something different; a little more relaxed and still lots of fun! Keep reading for the details on a postal book club, and be thinking about if you want to be involved! Here’s how it will work: 1. Each person in the group will pick out a book. The book should be about 300 pages (or less) but can be any genre. 2. You will obtain a hard copy of the book (it doesn’t have to be new, though) along with a small, blank notebook. 3. On the first page…
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link roundup / 17

October 11, 2014

Today I’m sharing some stuff I found around the internet. Enjoy! >Thoughts on making your life what you want. >Every year about this time I want to buy all of Alicia’s ornament kits. One day I will! >This post went to my heart. I have such strong nostalgia surrounding the births of my kids. >I am loving Laura’s honest writing this month. I have a relationship just like this one in my past. >Simple & budget-friendly tips for hosting. This really makes me want more guests! We have a guest room, anyone want to come visit us?? >Oh man, I want some sheep. And to learn to knit. >My friend Indiana got a wedding redo on national television because her…
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currently (according to david)

October 10, 2014

Genius: This is partly my friend Lauren’s genius, because she had the fun idea to take Meredith to visit this adorable new independent toy store in town. So we went last Sunday after lunch, and since it was 30 min away I had to keep Meredith awake on the way there or else it wasn’t gonna happen. No one wants to be around her if she’s woken up from a nap. So we had a very intense conversation about Frozen on the way there as well as singing the same song about twenty times, but it worked. And she was just in the best mood, and played happily with all the different toys, and she didn’t know that you could buy…
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cinnamon-topped oatmeal muffins

October 9, 2014

This is the second in my ten quick breads challenge. It is a delicious challenge. This time I went for muffins. I like that they’re not overly sweet (except for the topping…yum) and that they have oatmeal which is hearty – and good for lactation if that’s something important to you. :) Cinnamon-topped oatmeal muffins adapted from More-With-Less 1 cup sifted flour 1/4 cup sugar 3 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 cup quick or old-fashioned oats 1/2 cup raisins (optional – I didn’t have any, so I left them out) 3 Tablespoons oil 1 egg, beaten 1 cup milk For the topping: 2 Tablespoons sugar 2 teaspoons flour 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1 teaspoon melted butter Preheat oven to…
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autumn reading list

October 8, 2014

One thing I learned from my reader survey is that you guys like to read about and talk books! That was really exciting for me to discover because I could discuss them forever. For most of this year I’ve been in a reading slump as I’ve adjusted to two kids and reordered my life, but lately I’ve been reading a lot more and I’m excited about it. I’m going to continue sharing what I actually read each quarter, but I’ll be sharing more in-depth reviews when a book really affects me or an issue sticks out. I’ll probably also be bringing up other reading topics from time to time. Today I’m talking about the books I’d like to read this fall. I’m…
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