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Book Report

I’ve read a few new interesting books lately I’d like to share. If nothing else, you should read the Jim Gaffigan part at the end. Hilarious. The Opposite of Spoiled by Ron Lieber This book was a great read. Even Ted has started reading it and likes it. We have been agreeing with almost everything the book says about raising kids with healthy attitudes towards money. My parents taught me some great habits about money growing up – how to save for the future,...

What I’m Reading

This winter I made a lot of use of our local libraries. It’s no secret that I love to read, but I rarely actually purchase books to own unless I’ve read them and love them. There have been a few that I’ve run across lately that I thought I would share in case you’re looking for something new. A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson This was an impulse purchase on Amazon to reach free shipping (before we joined Prime)...

Booksplosion

On any given day, Ellie’s room has a pretty good chance of looking like this. She is obsessed with books and loves nothing more than to sit with a huge pile of them “reading.” I’ve been trying to build up her collection over time, and am very thankful my mom saved all of my Little Golden Books from when I was a kid. Many of them are nearly 30 years old and have seen better days, but they are some...

On My Nightstand – Book List

To anyone who knows me, it’s no surprise that I love to read. From the time I was in elementary school, I loved nothing more than a trip to the library or to the school book fair. Thankfully, my mom always encouraged my habit and I think it helped me become a better student and a more well rounded adult. I read things from nearly every genre, and keep a constant “wish list” of things I want to check out...

New Year House Resolutions

I have a long list of things I want to accomplish around the house this year. I thought it would be a good idea to make a list of the projects I’m planning to hold me accountable. 1. Make my own upholstered headboard for our bed (I already bought half of the materials I need – time to get moving!)2. Buy or make curtains for the master bedroom3. Make a photo wall in the basement for Ted’s golf pictures and...