Monday, June 4, 2018

summer reading

I love to read and go through spurts with my best hobby.  (And by the way, when I was a student in high school, I hated that phrase, "summer reading".)  As much as I love to read, I will go through short periods of time when I won't hardly pick up a book.  I think Netflix is partially to blame, at least for me, that's the case. 

Anyway, reading takes on a whole new level of love during the summer months.  I have no idea why.  I love to read some books by all my favorite and trusted authors, but I also read some by authors I have read for years and years.  Some of these, since high school.  Fiction is my favorite, but I like to throw in other books, as well. 

Like this one I picked up from Costco last week.

I still love her show, Fixer Upper, and to this day if I need the tv on for background noise, I will turn on this show.  (We don't have cable, only Amazon, Netflix, and Hulu.)  I also love to read cookbooks, especially from women whose shows I watch, like her and like Ree Drummond (the Pioneer Woman).  I love these cookbooks even more when they are beautiful and when stories are woven throughout. 

If you're in the market for a beautiful and inspiring cookbook, this one may be for you too.

And if you've never read through a Pioneer Woman cookbook, you may want to try hers as well.  She has several that are available. 

I can read several books at one time, if they are different types of books.  I will be reading this one above for a while, and I'm also reading Everybody, Always by Bob Goff.  It's an inspirational memoir book on how to love people like Jesus loves.  I almost always will have a fictional book going at the same time. 

This was me last night, starting a new book.  It's one I picked up from the clearance books at Barnes and Noble last Friday when my dad and I went there.  I love to shop that section of books, but I hardly ever go, because all their other books are expensive, and why shop there when I have Amazon Prime?  Amazon is where most of my books come from, and as much as I love it, I still miss little bookstores.  They're such a thing of the past, and they're usually more expensive, but I love the thought of them.  I especially miss my old favorite used bookstore that closed down a year or two ago. 

I love picking up a book I know I'll love and staying up late to keep reading until the next chapter. 

Anyone else?

And on a completely different note, I made this on Friday.

Nothing says summer like a pie filled with something yummy and citrus.  This one is a lime pie, kinda like a key lime pie, but the limes were just regular ones.  Drew and I are slowly eating our way through it.  It's delicious!  I'll share a recipe later in the week. 

Thanks for reading!  Love to all. 


  1. I've loved catching up on what's going on with your family! Would you mind telling me your Instagram name?

  2. Thank you! And not at all. It's jenlloydgoodwin. I hope you're well!


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