July 2019 archive

Book Lover’s Favorites

By Natalie

What do you expect? I’m a book worm! Here’s a list of some quality companions for your newest read.

  • Book PyramidFor the read in bed reader. Brandon impressively sewed me a book pyramid when we were dating. They’re great for resting your book and giving your hands a break. It’s my favorite book accessory, especially for heavy hardbacks!
  • Book LightFor the late night reader. I have one of these LED rechargeable book lights that clips right onto your book cover.
  • DIY BookmarkFor the creative reader. Don’t dog ear, be kind to your books and get a book mark.
  • CandleFor the cry at the end of the book reader. Sometimes it’s just nice to set a quiet ambiance for your reading. A candle is all you need.
  • GoodreadsFor everyone! Goodreads was a game changer in helping me meet my reading goals. Every year they start a new reading challenge. It’s major motivation to check off another book from my list. Here’s my current reading challenge for the year. Goodreads star rating seems to me to be one of the most accurate around. They’re great at recommending books within your favorite genres and keeping your reading lists organized.
  • Library CardFor the avid reader. I have my library card on my key chain because I go that often. Once or twice a week at least. If you don’t have a library card shame on you! Who doesn’t love free books? Go get one and find your closest branch.
  • AudibleFor the busy mom or the commuter. Audiobooks came in handy right after I had Felicity. It allowed me to get some reading in hands free.

Summer Favorites

By Natalie

How’s your summer? It’s hot and humid around here but none of us are protesting these beautiful rays of sunlight. Our favorite family activity this season has been the splash pad near us. Felicity loves running through the water, pinching her shoulder up to her cheek as a fountain of water gushes up unexpectedly beside her. (more…)

Before You Turn One

By Natalie

My Dearest Felicity,

It feels like you’ve always been a part of us.

Tomorrow is your birthday. Before you turn one I want you to know how significant this past year has been. You’ve overcome every hurdle that stands in your way. Rolling, crawling, climbing, walking. We’ve sat alongside you for every milestone cheering you on.

I feel nostalgic for the days that have passed. Worn out from the consistency we have to uphold with you. But I also feel honored to have such a sweet snuggler for a daughter and I hope we can be everything you need us to be even if you might not think it at the moment! (more…)