Jennifer's books

Goodbye, Vitamin
American Fire: Love, Arson, and Life in a Vanishing Land
Mrs. Hemingway
Poetry Will Save Your Life: A Memoir
The Princess Diarist
Watch Me Disappear
Hello, Sunshine
Peak Performance: Elevate Your Game, Avoid Burnout, and Thrive with the New Science of Success
A Man Called Ove
The Heirs
Our Souls at Night
White Fur
Confessions of a Domestic Failure
The Map That Leads to You
The Little French Bistro
Love the Wine You're With
Always and Forever, Lara Jean
Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore
The Party
New Boy

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Monday, October 9, 2017

10 Things Saving My Life Right Now

What Is Saving My Life Right Now

Last week was rough – and not just for me. It was a week that left me reeling. But, it was also a week filled with innumerable gifts. For instance, in the midst of a tragic week where many people senselessly lost their lives, I got to celebrate the upcoming arrival of new life at dinner club.

So, anyhow, I thought I would post a few of the things that helped me get through last week and I hope they may help you too.

1. My new pink hair. Now that I have accepted that I will be working from home, I no longer feel the need to look professional. And, it’s fun.

2. Dear Fahrenheit 451: Love and Heartbreak in the Stacks by Annie Spence (the audiobook). This book is a collection of love letters and break up notes to books. You guys, if there was ever a more enjoyable audiobook for a book nerd like me, I don’t believe it. It has made me laugh and made me clap.

3. Blue Q Socks. I love socks. I love when my socks can convey a secret only I know. And, Blue Q socks are perfect for hiding a little subtle message under your jeans. *Some are inappropriate. There's your warning.

4. The Mindy Project. I have a love/hate relationship with this show. But, this is the final season, and Danny is back, so I am ALL IN.

5. Broadway tickets. On a bad day this week, I took five minutes to go ahead and purchase excellent tickets to the upcoming production of the Phantom of the Opera for my husband, myself, and our son (who LOVES the musical). It’s not until February, but I am already excited.

6. The Simple Faith of Mister Rogers: Spiritual Insights from the World's Most Beloved Neighbor. Y’all, this book spoke to me on so many levels and it provided some needed healing to my soul. I had no idea prior to reading this book that Mister Rogers was an ordained minister or that he used his tv show as a way to spread Christ’s message of love. I want to be Mister Rogers when I grow up.

7. New Fall TV Shows. My husband and I are steadily making our way through the new fall television shows and eliminating and adding to our watch list. He loves Orville – I HATE IT. But, we both agree The Good Doctor is excellent.

8. My job. I know that sounds silly, but I have always said “If they would pay me to go to school, that’s what I would do.” And I feel like I am kind of doing that now – researching, learning new stuff, and writing essays all the time. And, I found out I am a "Top Rated" freelancer through Upwork!

9. LUSH has a subscription service. Do I even need to explain this? Just click here to find out more.

10. My dinner club. We started meeting for a Bible study, which evolved to books about faith & dinner club. There is something really awesome about meeting together with women from different backgrounds with different beliefs and breaking bread together. I think that is a little bit like what heaven will be like - a mishmash of people, laughing, crying, and eating together.

So, what about you? What has been saving your life lately? 

Thursday, February 2, 2017

What Is Saving My Life Right Now

Blogging is a whole thing. It is a whole new thing for me. I do not know what I am doing, but I am enjoying it. One thing I stumbled upon today was a post from a blog I’ve followed for a while called modernmrsdarcy.com. On her post, she suggests writing a list of the things that are saving your life during this season.

Reading Harry Potter with my Son 

He received the first book for Christmas (just two weeks before his 6th birthday), and we have been reading little bits at a time. The illustrated edition is wonderful for his age. I look forward to reading it with him and am giddy with excitement as he learns about the characters I love for the first time. 

Harry Potter Draco Malfoy
Draco Lookalike

Movie Nights with Friends 

It is a rare treat when I get to go out and see a movie with mom friends. Evenings when we can coordinate babies of all ages, husbands and babysitters are enjoyable even if we are simply heading out for coffee. But, a movie is an event. And so far this year, it has already happened twice! And, for two excellent award nominated films. I have seen La La Land (RUN, RUN to the theater if you haven’t seen it yet) and Hidden Figures (also RUN).

“Audition: The Fools Who Dream” 

(Emma Stone's song in La La Land) I have listened to this song on repeat, memorized every word, printed out my favorite lines and hung them on a wall in our home.

Super Fun Socks 

I used some Christmas gift cards to restock my sock drawer and I am delighted with my new finds.

Fun socks

Lush Bath Bombs 

I’ve heard it said the days are long and the years are short. The long days are why I need long baths and wine. Lush bath bombs make me feel like Cleopatra, a mermaid or Katy Perry. The water turns colors and sometimes sparkles. Why should little kids be the only ones who get fun colored baths? 

This Is Us 

I don’t think I need to elaborate much, but let’s just say This is Us could not have come on tv at a better time.

Poems That Make Grown Women Cry 

I love poetry, but I realized that I do not read it much anymore. So, I bought this collection and put it in my car. Now, everyday as we wait in my son’s carline, I read a few poems aloud to my daughter. The poems are moving and just enough reading for the short time.

poems that make grown women cry

My Brand New Blogging Adventure 

I put it off and put it off. But, so far, it has been fun and different. I have enjoyed putting my fingers to the keys for something other than work. I have enjoyed getting to interact with people in a new way. And I am proud of myself for bravely putting myself out there in a way that scared me before.

I believe focusing on the good helps us to overcome our grumblings and be thankful for the manna. What things are saving your life right now?

*This post does contain an affliate link. 

Thursday, January 26, 2017

The show This is Us has quickly captured the hearts of mothers across the United States. I am already a die-hard fan. The show caught my attention from the pilot episode when we learned the shows focuses on the lives of the parents and the kids at their same ages (when the parents were 36 and when the kids are now 36).

This is something I have thought about myself frequently. My parents are young parents (and young grandparents now). My mom had me when she was 20 years old. I had my first born a little bit later. After having kids of my own, I would often think, "Oh wow, when I was four, my mom was only 24!" I suddenly realized why it was probably hilarious for my mom to dress her daughter up as Cindy Lauper and know the lyrics to Madonna songs.

So, watching This is Us has taken a top priority in my tv viewing life. Nothing comes between me and my show. I am always a little giddy when I get to watch it live rather than on hulu the next day. When this actually happens, I go all in. Ben & Jerry's, popcorn, wine and lots of tissues. It never leaves me disappointed or dry-eyed.

Ben & Jerry's, Wine, Tissues are all necessities for This Is Us

But, let's talk about Toby. I am a huge fan of Toby and Kate. Why won't they leave Toby alone? She breaks up with him, he has a heart attack, he has surgery, then they bring a new guy into the picture? Leave. Toby. Alone.