Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Good Reads

I've enjoyed reading all kinds of posts this month and have some good things to share with you.  Also, it's been a while since my cats said hello.  
Meowy Christ-Mouse!  Love, Oliver & Topher
Here are my favorites...

To the Mama of Littles During the Holidays... say no to more was a great read for this busy holiday season by Vita Familiae

Confessions of a Husband at Christmas by Denise at Refresher was a fun read.  I enjoyed hearing about Christmas from her husband's persepective and I especially loved the tips he shared for ways men could help out their wives on the holidays.

Yes! You Can Have a Clean House and Happy Kids was a great reminder from Becky at Your Modern Family.  She talks about her strategies for managing her four kids and how they all work together to keep their house tidy a little at a time.  This tidy, organized loving mama appreciated her tips :)

I'd love to try to replicate this amazing DIY bottle brush Christmas tree collection that my friend Kristen has made over the years.  Isn't it beautiful!?!?!  

Hey Mamas Don't Give Up on Your Creative Gifts was a great reminder from Maggie Whitley

Jo at Never Slack Tide shared this sweet DIY Felt Christmas Tree project that I've been meaning to make for years.  She made it look so easy that I really don't have an excuse for not making Olive one.

Kate at The Small Things Blog wrote a great piece on how Skinny Isn't a Compliment.

Sally's Baking Addiction has done it again with another delicious recipe this time for Double Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

This is a great read on how your daughter's self esteem starts with you.  The Hidden Place Your Daughters Self Esteem Grows by The Military Wife and Mom was a great reminder for moms.

I really liked what Jennifer from Champagne Supernova had to say about If God Had a Scorecard and thought the reminder was especially timely during the holidays.

Kelley from Love Like Crazy definitely made me boo hoo after reading her Cheek to Cheek post.  Thanks, friend, for the great reminder to savor every moment with our kids.

The Weight of Motherhood by Kristin Shaw made its round on Huffington Post and I loved it.  It reminded me that one day Olive will be too big to hold and will no longer say, "Hold You Mama" with outstretched arms.  So I'm going to hold her as long as I possibly can because she's only going to be little for so long.

I just finished reading Strong and Kind and Other Important Character Traits Your Child Needs to Succeed by Korie Robertson this month.  It was a great book with really good, Godly parenting advice.  Lots of common sense things that they emphasized in their own families and how they made them a priority starting when their kids were TINY.  It was a great reminder that the earlier years are the perfect time to start building a strong foundation of faith and other important characteristics you'd like to help your children develop.
*I was gifted this book in exchange for an honest review of it.

Have you read or written anything you've loved this month??
Share the link with me in the comments.


  1. I love these types of post. Not only do I get to read new material but I often discover a new writer/blogger in the process.

  2. Thank you for sharing my husband's post on my blog! He's a great guy and a blessing to me!

  3. Awww! Thanks sweet girl!! Like I said, it's the only time this kind of projecting has happened in quite a while so your shout out is making me feel all warm and fuzzy and CRAFTY!! : ) haha Love these other links, can't wait to finish browsing through the fun posts! xo

  4. I also love these posts because I enjoy finding new blogs. Plus, if you like them, then I'm sure to love them also.

  5. I love these! I have got to re-do the felt Christmas tree fail I did last year (from not reading the directions) and do one like Jo's. You are so sweet for including me! And The Weight of Motherhood ... that hit home. Dan keeps trying to get Olivia to say "hold me" instead of "hold you mommy" and I keep stopping him. "She'll learn the right way soon enough, let me enjoy this for awhile." Its so crazy how quickly the time flies.


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