Saturday, April 18, 2015

Crafty Saturday #63

Guess what!? I'm actually doing a Crafty Saturday post. It has been at least a month since my last one. I apologize for that, but I'm working on getting everything back on track (yay!)
I hope you enjoy this post! (And the return of Crafty Saturday)



Nautical Mirror, via Sas + Rose



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Glitter Keds, via American Eagle Outfitters Blog



 
Beaded Chandelier, via Dollar Store Crafts

 
 
 

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Wednesday, April 15, 2015

50 Books in 2015: 6-10

As with all of my posts, I've fallen behind with updating my book challenge (in part because I've managed to mess up my blog coding and cannot make the pictures smaller).
I am currently at 15 books read, so expect another update soon!



Tiny Buddha's Guide to Loving Yourself: 40 Ways to Transform Your Inner Critic and Your LifeTiny Buddha's Guide to Loving Yourself: 40 Ways to Transform Your Inner Critic and Your Life by Lori Deschene
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This book is a collection of various stories, articles, and insights that help motivate the reader to appreciate life and all the lessons it brings. I felt inspired after reading Tiny Buddha's Guide to Loving Yourself: 40 Ways to Transform Your Inner Critic and Your Life to address some of the challenges I was facing, and to share this information with friends. It was a quick read, and I particularly enjoyed the style of it being broken up into 40 different lessons.



The Raw Food Lifestyle: The Philosophy and Nutrition Behind Raw and Live FoodsThe Raw Food Lifestyle: The Philosophy and Nutrition Behind Raw and Live Foods by Ruthann Russo
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I have been a vegan for 3 years now, but I only knew the basics of what a raw food lifestyle was about before reading this book. I found this book to be a great introduction to the principles of raw veganism. The author quotes many different doctors and authors, which I found to be beneficial because it only helped to back up what the author was saying. Ruthann Russo also includes some very valuable resources for continuing researching the raw lifestyle. After reading this book, I have been including much more raw food into my already vegan diet.




Fruit of All Evil (A Farmers' Market Mystery, #2)Fruit of All Evil by Paige Shelton
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The only negative thing about this book was that I could not put it down. Paige Shelton delivers again with the second book in her Farmers Market Mystery series. I am particularly fond of the farmers market setting off the series, and I am growing very fond of the characters (despite the overly persistent nature of the heroine).




Starting Seeds: Vegetables * Herbs * FlowersStarting Seeds: Vegetables * Herbs * Flowers by Barbara Ellis
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This book is a very comprehensive resource for anyone who is new to gardening, or at least to growing from seeds. I found a lot of useful information that I will be using this growing season. I would also suggest this to seasoned gardeners because there is always more to learn!





Year of No SugarYear of No Sugar by Eve O. Schaub
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

While I certainly enjoyed and appreciated the premise of the book, as well as the author's writing style, I do not agree with how the family played out their 'year without sugar'. The author was constantly referring to fructose as "bad sugar", and would use other sweeteners such as xylitol (which is a sugar alcohol) since it does not contain fructose. This and some other rules that the family had created for their experiment did not make sense to me, which made the book less interesting.




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Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Tumblr Tuesday #78

Apparently the only blog posts I have the discipline to put up are my Tumblr Tuesday posts, and it's probably because I am constantly receiving good feedback on them! Hopefully, I will start picking up the pace with other posts, and you will all love them just as much! :)
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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Tumblr Tuesday #77

I really appreciated the feedback I received last week about how much you all enjoy my Tumblr Tuesday posts. You all inspire me to keep posting - so thanks!! :)

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