My goal of picking some lighthearted and fun books to read has paid off and this month’s stack was quite enjoyable and I’m looking forward to sharing it with you!
While driving to my grandparent’s house this month, my sisters and I listened to Do Over by Jon Acuff. Even though I read this book awhile ago, it was definitely fun to listen to again. We’re huge Acuff fans around here. His books are packed with wisdom and are often laugh-out-loud hilarious at the same time. The book talks about creating a Career Savings Account based around four key areas: skills, relationships, character, and hustle–and how the right combination of those things will help you navigate the workforce or self-employment successfully. HIGHLY recommend you read or listen to this book if you haven’t already.
Our family follows the Dave Ramsey principles of living debt free, so The Legacy Journey was on my list for this month. The book covers having a right perspective about stewarding money and leaving a legacy to future generations. Although I enjoyed it, most of the material was fairly redundant since I listen to his show fairly often. If you’re not as familiar with him though, it would definitely be worth a read!
As I mentioned in last month’s post, I’m reading/praying through 31 Prayers For My Future Husband. I think one of the most powerful things about prayer is that it changes our perspective and this book has greatly challenged me. It’s hard to pray through topics like ‘Integrity’ and not want to repeat the prayer for yourself at the same time. It’s been a challenging, thought-provoking book so far.
I picked out a series of books from Amazon that looked promising to read just for fun. I rarely pick books unless I’ve read 10 reviews and a friend has read them already. But since I’ve decided I need to be more spontaneous, I made the highly risky decision of picking books off of Amazon (that were returnable if I didn’t like them. Ha!)
Enter the Madame Chic series. These books were so. much. fun. As a little girl I read and loved all of Emily Barnes’s etiquette books, so it was fun to read something similar for adult women. There’s lots of humorous anecdotes about the author’s time as a foreign exchange student living in Paris, and what she learned about culture, elegance and living with intention while living there. I’ve been inspired to try to take everyday things to a new level again and it’s just a fun set of books to unwind with.
Then, I bought a subscription to The Magnolia Journal, but alas the subscription takes at least six weeks to fulfill, which I was not expecting. I’m still over here waiting for the Spring Issue and trying to ignore the Bach book on my shelf (see last month’s post for background.)
And now for a bit of an announcement…
There’s so much more that feeds into my love for design and beauty. I love the world of aesthetics in general and how creativity makes the everyday better. Over the last month, my sisters and I have been working on something new.
Enter our latest project: Three Girls Create. The name is something I came up with over six years ago, long before this blog ever existed. The timing wasn’t right back then, and sometimes you just have to sit on an idea for awhile. I’m so glad it’s come full circle and that I can focus on the photography, branding and organization while Rachel and Lydia do most of the writing and content creation.
It will feature lifestyle content like gluten-free cooking, decor and home styling, fashion inspiration and anything that tickles our collectively creative fancies. We are so super excited to share this with you and we’re preparing content right now. Our goal is that when you need to take a break and read something both fun and educational at the same time, you’ll think of our site. We want women to be inspired to make the spaces around them more joy-filled through creative living.
We’re launching it next month on June 8th, so sign up here if you want to be the first to see it!