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Review: More Than Just Making It by Erin Odom

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{necessary information} I received this book from the author as a part of the launch team for free. The opinions expressed in this blog are mine alone and not those of the author or publisher.

{review: More than Just Making It}  Erin Odom is the woman behind the Humbled Homemaker website, and her book shows just as much of her warmth as her blog. Erin is open and honest and full of grace as she shares her experiences through her own financially frustrated seasons. One thing that I love is that each chapter is sprinkled with bible verses and quotes from other resources she had sought along her journey. Each chapter is an area of life where we get frustrated and specific resources for you to personally seek out if you are in that specific season ( there was one chapter than hit me so hard between the eyes that I had to put down the book and take care of business). Erin reminds us that there is NO SHAME in struggling, and that we are to be open to receive help as well as we offer it. 

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Review: You Can Do This by Tricia Lott Williford

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Tricia and her book baby
{necessary information} I received this book from the author as a part of the launch team for free. The opinions expressed in this blog are mine alone and not those of the author or publisher.

{review: You Can Do This} Tricia is a clear and concise writer detailing some hurtful and raw points in her life. Through every chapter there is a reflection assignment to help you work through the tough spots in your life and find the confidence in Him to work through them. She sprinkles quotes from strong famous people, as well as strong Biblical truths.
In chapter 5 she reminds you that the comment section does not have the right to get you down. On page 62, Tricias therapist reminds us that, " Everybody has a chapter of their life they don't read out loud." She introduced me to 6 word stories- which I am very excited to give a try. In chapter 9 she introduces us to her second love story. "No for now isn't no forever"!!!!
Every chapter ti…

Review: of Mess and Moxie by Jen Hatmaker

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{necessary information} I received this book from the publisher as a part of the launch team for free. The opinions expressed in this blog are mine alone and not those of the author or publisher.

{transparency} Hmm, I have been sitting on, pondering, contemplating what I was going to write up front about this review. I know that this author has faced some heat for views that she has shared in interviews. I feel this is relevant to share upfront in my review because I want it known that my review of " Of Mess and Moxie" is not affected by outside sources or feelings. When I review a book, I open its pages, I dissect its content, and I come up with my own thoughts. This review is not affected by my feelings about former books by Jen, not by the fact that I spent an amazing night in Jen's backyard eating all the tacos and pie a girl can desire, and does not mean that I am in 100 percent agreeance with anything said in the book or by the author.


{endorsement: Of Mess and Mox…

Review: The Conmans Daughter

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{necessary information} I received this book as a read me from the author as a part of the launch team for free. The opinions expressed in this blog are mine alone and not those of the author or publisher.

{transparency} Anyone who knows me, knows that I cross the thin line between fangirling and need to be put behind bars for stalkingCandice Curry (teehee) I met her just before chapter 10 and her strength through the crud chatted about in that chapter, her humor in parenting and her passion to share Jesus with those who hurt has impacted me in ways I don't know if I will ever be able to explain. With all that said, this has not changed that I think this is an amazing book- I do not let relationships get in the way of my honest reviews, so she made it easy on me.

{review: The Conman's Daughter} True, honest, raw stories shared by Candice about her biological dad and his shifty "businesses".  She shares truth behind the secrets she felt she had to keep and the burdens…

Life: Not The Mama

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I watched Dinosaurs as a kid, and actually do not remember much except I do remember the baby yelling, "Not the mama", which is about what I echo each time I am out and about with the children that I have nannied in my life. I am not a mama, yet but I do care for the children I teach, coach and care for as if they were my own. So every time I say no I am not the mama, I am saying- but their mamas trust me to infinity and beyond with their kids and I do not ever take that lightly. I was chatting with a fellow nanny today and we decided we will make a National Nanny Day 😂

I struggle with mothers day because it is rooted into me deep that I want to be a mama. I want to be a foster mama and be able to stand in the gap as other mamas are working on things. I want to be an adoptive mama and take care of sweet babies ( what ever their age may be) who do not have family. I want to be a secondary mama to any children who are struggling.

With this said, I also had some amazing moms …

Review: Tranquility

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{necessary information} I received this book as a try-me from Tyndale Publishers and the opinions expressed in this blog are mine alone and not those of the author or publisher


{review: Tranquility} You will note if you are a follower of my blog, that this book looks very similar to one I reviewed last fall. This notebook comes equipped with pieces to color, journal through and reflect upon. The color scheme of the book is blues and purples and sets a tranquil vibe. I had a friend going through a surgery and was able to snag one for her to relax with during her time in hospital. I highly reccomend this to lady, 12 or older, in your life. Pairs perfectly with some new colored pencils or crayons.

Life: Free Coffee

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2017: The current year 2007: The year I graduated from high school Do you see the correlation? 10 Years
Ten years have passed since I graduated from Churchill High School. Now it may seem strange that I am writing about my ten year mark when it isn't even ten years to the date yet(May 28th), but what made me think of it was Free Coffee this morning. 
Toss Back to High School: My dad would drop me off around 7 am when he had to leave for work (or else I was walking the two miles to and from school for the day). Many of my friends would get dropped off around 7:30 am so they had some time to hang out before their practices or meetings that normally started at 8:00 am ( school bells rung for the day to start at 9:00 am). April was my favorite month for these hang outs to happen because my two close friends, Anna and Sarah, and me would walk to Valero after the Spurs won a playoff game and get free coffee. Our coffee was normally about half normal coffee and half cappuccino mix: because…