What I loved this week...
I'm a bookworm who is short on time, so audiobooks (whether via CDs or phone app) are my favorite thing ever. Whether you listen to CDs or use a phone app, audiobooks can be a wonderful resource for your commute, the carline (I spend a minimum of 2.5 hours every day in the car, just dropping off and picking up my kids), or while you're editing or working at home. I use this one.
Speaking of audiobooks, I'm listening to this book right now and it's fantastic. So many great lines already. Elizabeth Gilbert's voice is warm and spectacular, so it's like chatting with a wise friend over coffee.
And speaking of chauffeuring and refereeing, a friend texted me this article today and I was a blubbering mess by the end. What a beautiful book we are writing in these loud, messy, wonderful days.
Super cute Valentine ideas for your kiddo to share.
I love when kids want to help in the kitchen. William's Chocolate Chip Cookies. My favorite kind of recipe. My friend Bree creates the most wonderful videos. And recipes. And photographs. And children. :)
Rest easy, Snape. So many great and talented human beings left this world just this week alone. My kids and I are particularly sad about Alan Rickman's passing. He brought that complex character to life so beautifully in the Harry Potter movies, and we all loved to despise him until his agonizing secret was revealed in the end. "After all this time?" "Always." You never know where you'll find a hero.
Great shirts. Even greater message.
What do you do first thing in the morning?
These women have changed my life. I grew up reading the Bible, of course, but I was always stumped on how to apply the right lesson to my present day life. Sometimes it's hard to not see a particular passas as just as story about a guy who made a mistake or did something great. But the writers at SRT beautifully explain God's word in a way that I can grasp, and in a way that makes His Word still relevant in my life as a wife, mother, artist and human. And I love that.
365 days of coffee. I love everything about this. And I've followed Cindy's work for years.
If you're in the Tampa Bay area, one of my portrait families owns this beautiful art gallery that you need to visit. They're also having a lovely sale for the month of January, so go quickly or browse online, and get some gorgeous art for your home. Your home should be a beautiful and inspiring place to be.
Happy Friday, friends! I hope your weekend is fun, relaxing, and fires you up for whatever comes your way next.