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“Do not read, as children do, to amuse yourself, or like the ambitious, for the purpose of instruction. No, read in order to live.” -Gustave Flaubert

summerreadinglist_istock_34481384_hires_983px          Today I decided that I would share my reading list. I keep adding to it because there are so many good books to read but I figured some of you would benefit from my list. I will put a check next to the ones I’ve read. So, here we go!

  1. ✔️ Spark Joy -Marie Kondo 
  2. ✔️ Daring Greatly -Brené Brown
  3. ✔️ The 5 Love Languages -Gary Chapman
  4. ✔️ The Miracle Morning -Hal Elrod
  5. The Metabolism Plan -Lyn-Genet Recitas
  6. The Latter-Day Morning -Mark Bacera
  7. Overcoming Destructive Anger -Bernard Golden
  8. Claim Your Power -Mastin Kipp
  9. Happiness: A Memoir:  The Crooked Little Road to Semi-Ever After -Heather Harpham
  10. Self-Esteem Bible: Build Your Confidence Day by Day -Gael Lindenfeild
  11. The Modern Girl’s Guide to Life -Jane Buckingham
  12. Your Best Year 2018: Life Edition -Lisa Jacobs
  13. The True INFP -Truity
  14. Rising Strong -Brené Brown
  15. I Thought I Was The Crazy One: 201 way to Identify and Deal with Toxic People -Amorah
  16. ✔️ Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix -JK Rowling
  17. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince -JK Rowling
  18. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows -JK Rowling
  19. ✔️ Wild -Cheryl Strayed
  20. Total Me-Tox -Beth Behrs
  21. Odd Birds -Ian Harding
  22. Tales of Beedle the Bard -JK Rowling
  23. What I wish I’d Known When I was 20 -Tina Seelig
  24. Bridget Jones’ Diary -Helen Fielding
  25. Buckland’s Complete Book of Witchcraft -Raymond Buckland
  26. The Time Traveler’s Wife -Audrey Niffenegger
  27. PCOS for Dummies -Gaynor Bussell and Sharon Perkins
  28. Organize Now! -Jennifer Ford Berry
  29. Madly in Love with Me: The daring Adventure of Becoming Your Own Best Friend -Christine Arylo
  30. My Zero-waste Kitchen: Easy Ways to eat Waste Free -Kate Turner

I added links to each book in case anyone wants to check them out on Amazon. Each book has something to offer, whether it be something to learn or a way to escape reality. I hope you all find your next read from this list! Let me know if you’ve read any of these books and how you liked (or disliked) them.

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“So much of life, it seems to me, is determined by pure randomness.” -Sidney Poitier

Hello everyone! This is probably be the MOST random post I make. I just feel like writing stuff but don’t have a specific subject I want to write about. If you ever have anything you think I should address, let me know.

As you all know, I have been home from my mission in South Carolina for 4 months now. I know, I can’t believe it’s been that long already, either. BUT….I haven’t been writing on my blog, which I feel terrible about. Today is a new day, though. I really want to get back into writing and today is my first blog post.

First of all, y’all are probably wondering what life is like for me now that I am no longer a missionary. Well, I am still the same person I was before. I still listen to the same type of music, read the same type of books, hang out with the same people. I am still me. But, I am also closer to my Heavenly Father, I am more knowledgeable, and I am more able to concentrate on what really matters in life.

I have a job, I nanny 2 little boys; Christian is 4 and JP is 6. I love my job and I love that it revolves around children! I al so started back to school. After 2 years of not going to school, the first 3 weeks have been a little rough but I am learning to manage my time and how to work and go to school at the same time. I am only doing 2 online classes but at least it’s something. I don’t think I could have managed to tae any more classes.

In other news, I am engaged. We are getting married in May and we are very excited about it. There is a lot of money and planning that goes into a wedding but I am thankful that there are ways around the money issue. With my new job, I am able to contribute to the money situation. Plus, we are buying so much of what we need online. Even my flowers, which will be fake, are from Amazon. I love that I can use Amazon and Ebay for the things that are very expensive in stores. Who said thrift stores never have anything good? I say they have beautiful gems inside waiting for the right person to find them.

Anyway, I just wanted to make an update. I have been meaning to post stuff since I’ve been home. I even started one for Christmas, but then things got really busy.

I hope everyone has a wonderful end to this beautiful January. Is it snowing where you are? I live in a place that hasn’t gotten snow for over 10 years….lame, I know. Don’t forget to enjoy the Superbowl and , more importantly, the Puppy Bowl! I love the cute little guys running around.

Goodbye for now!