Wednesday, January 4, 2017

What We're Reading Wednesday

I'm excited to introduce you to a new monthly link up.  I'm teaming up with some sweet ladies to bring you What We're Reading Wednesday on the first Wednesday of every month.  We are going to share our favorite books, blog posts, articles and authors each month so be to sure to check out what everyone is enjoying.  I am hoping to share favorite bloggers, adult books, children's books, articles and more.

Let's get started with the best things I've read lately.

1. Looking for ways to save money in the kitchen this year??
Look no further... The Queen of the Household has so many ideas for saving you money.
I think buying meat in bulk might be my favorite.

2. Are you and Andes Mint lover??
Meghan has some delicious Andes Mint Cookies that I can't wait to make.

3. Need some ideas for kid lunches?
Andrea at Momfessionals shared her favorite lunch boxes and some delicious kid meals.  I'd happily eat any of these for lunch and would love to try out the lunch boxes she recommends.

4. Jen posted this video for the real reason of Christmas and it made me cry.
The kids were so sweet and thoughtful..

5. I've always wanted to have a Favorite Things Party with friends
and April from Smidge of This explains it all perfectly so you can throw a party of your own.
Have you ever gone to one of these??

6. Cinnamon Rolls are my husband's favorite.
I have a go to recipe that he loves, but I'm thinking this recipe from Mix and Match Mama for

7. My Kid's are LOVING:
Rereading all of our Christmas books.  The decorations are all down, but they weren't ready to be done with the basket of Christmas books just yet.

They're also loving The Little Blue Truck series - a must read series for all kids!

We're HUGE fans of Leslie Patricelli - her books are clever and we read them over and over again.  They are perfect early reader books because kids can easily retell the story by looking at the pictures.   We have the following books and would love to add to our collection:
Yummy Yucky
Yes Yes No No
Quiet Loud

8. I just finished reading Liked: Whose approval are you living for? by Kari Kampakis
and I couldn't love it more!!

Liked is written targeting an audience of young women, but I think every woman would benefit from reading this book.  I was worried that the ideas might be cheesey or not apply to grown women with a selfie on the cover.  However, My fears were eased on the first pages of the book.  The stories were applicable, the Bible verses convicting and every chapter spoke to women of all ages.  There is so much truth and goodness in this book.  I took notes throughout and was inspired to rethink social media connections, real friendships and motives for doing things.  I loved that Kampakis wrote a book that would be a perfect to use as a devotional with your daughter, a book club with teens, read with college friends or enjoyed alone.  There are so many great ideas that would be so fun to talk through with a group of girl friends.  I'm saving this book to read again with my daughter when she gets older.  It's a treasure!
*I was gifted this book from BookLookBloggers in exchange for an honest review of it.

What have you been reading lately??


  1. What a great link up idea! I love being able to find new people to read--whether it's a blog or a book.
    Sarah at MeetTheShaneyfelts

  2. I love your #3. I also loved Andrea's school lunch ideas for kids! I have contemplated buying that lunch container for my youngest. I think she would love it and it would make eating more fun =) Heck, I think I would eat better if I had a container like that! ha =)
    I'm excited about this linkup, and getting some new reading recommendations!

  3. Liked looks so good! That is definitely something that I constantly have to be thinking about. It is so easy to get caught up in looking to others for approval!

  4. This is a great new link-up! I will definitely have to put this schedule down so I can join next month! :)

  5. I've heard great things about LIKED and have it on my to read list. Which, bless it's heart, never stops growing.

  6. I love the format of this post and can't wait to check out all of these links!

  7. I love when you share blog posts. You always pick great ones that make me want to click!

  8. Ohhh, that Liked book sounds great! I think I need to check that one out. And yes to Favorite Things parties! I've hosted one the past three years and they're SO fun!!

  9. I have to look into Leslie's books, I get more excited over kids books than anything else! Haha.

  10. Little Blue Truck and Leslie's books are some of our absolute favs. Emmy just got Tubby and Potty. They are on constant repeat every day all day! :)


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