5 free ways to read online and on your phone

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I love the freedom of being able to read on my phone. Conceptually, the idea of having a book in hand is quite wonderful, and maybe when my life slows down and books aren’t vulnerable to my children’s cute, sticky fingers, I shall read, book-in-hand, again. But meanwhile, I need a book to be handy on my phone and available at a moment’s notice for my short 5 minute openings, when my rarely quiet home is eerily and fleetingly silent!

Well, I quickly discovered that reading online or in your phone gets ‘spensive (expensive)! Being a member of your local library Continue reading “5 free ways to read online and on your phone”

Beauty · Style

January wishlist

Hello Friday 🙂 It’s been a week! I was so ready for some quiet days at home after the nuttiness of the back-to-school excitement and adjusting to our routine again. I’ve got a rainy/snowy January wishlist here, with most things revolving around health and wellness—like keeping my skin happy through these colder months, updating my workout supply and my posture while I’m at it. There are also a few pretty things for good measure.


Upright GO Posture Trainer—I’ve been eyeing these on Facebook and a friend who ordered it gave it rave reviews! I’m always trying to remind myself to straighten up, even focusing on certain core exercises to keep me strong and upright (pregnancy definitely does not help). I’m thinking this could be extremely helpful, especially over the next few months!

Silicone iPhone marbled case—this is so pretty! I like having a few extra cases handy, and these silicone ones are so easy to clean.

Moroccan oil hair mask—Luscious conditioners have been a lifesaver to help keep my winter hair in check, so dry and brittle! A moisturizing mask from time to time helps keep things silky til the weather warms up.

Women’s high-waisted color block leggings—I am liv-ing in workout leggings right now. These are so soft but give good structure to help me feel supported while my bellow grows.

Women’s Adidas Ultraboost Running Shoes—Love this color (and all the other color options, for that matter) and these are really supportive when I need to stay on my feet all day (which is, in fact, everyday!).

Sara Happ lip scrub in pink grapefruit—There has been quite a bit of chapstick usage in our family over these last weeks and also some cracked/peeling lips (ugh). A fresh, citrus scrub like this keeps my lips polished and soft.

Made by Mary disc necklace—I’ve followed this company for a long time and I love this necklace with these sweet initialed discs!

Home & Design

At Home in January

Warm white minimal home decor

I have been thinking quite a bit about decluttering this month. The cleaning up of sparkly Christmas decor, the sudden emptiness once things are boxed and away, the start of a new year and of course, the release of the Marie Kondo Netflix series, which I’m sure is filling up most secondhand stores with many items worthy of sparking joy for all society 😉 I’m in the process of Continue reading “At Home in January”


Looking back at 2018

I’ve done a “year in review” style post in years past but hadn’t felt up to it anytime recently, but when one is sick in bed (and slightly bored), things like this just happen 😉 happy new year! Here are a few major moments I’m thinking of as we sail into 2019. This year held many changes for us, and it was a pivotal moment in how we view our lives. We’ve slowed down significantly, pruned things that needed pruning and attempted to boil down to the vital parts of life. It’s been a beautiful process! Not without challenges Continue reading “Looking back at 2018”