Read More

read outdoorsOne of my goals for this year is to read more books. The last years I’ve logged my books on virtual bookshelves in GoodReader. And slowly (but surely) have the number of books I’ve read risen. This year my goal was to read 45 books. I was a bit worried that it was a bit high. (Last year I barely managed my goal of 40 books.) But. It was not. By mid July I had already accomplished my goal. Wow; I really have been on a reading spell these last months. Much thanks to cheep e-books and my new membership to Audible. Now I can work in the garden while listening to books. I love it, although MT shakes his head when I walk by with a speaker in my pocket instead of earplugs in my ears (I got a bit tired of them there for a while). A few weeks ago I weeded my garden while listening to a book for hours. Win. Win. Win.

Reading Books 2013

I read different changers; some make me laugh, some make my cry, some make me angry and some of them I have trouble finishing for some reason or another. I read light, romantic, suspense, thrillers, faith books, help books, real stories and made up stories. I read to learn, to relax, to be swept off my feet, for the love of storytelling, to regroup and to connect. Some are well told, some are not. Most of them I’ve read by my self, a few have I read (or listened too) together with MT. Click here to see all the books I’ve read this year.

Here are just a few of my recent favorites:

The Handsome Man’s De Luxe Café (No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency, #15) Organic Manifesto (How Organic Farming Can Heal Our Planet, Feed the World, and Keep Us Safe) The Rosie Project Animal, Vegetable, Miracle (A Year of Food Life) The Irresistible Blueberry Bakeshop & Cafe Notes from a Blue Bike (The Art of Living Intentionally in a Chaotic World) Enchanted, Inc. (Katie Chandler, Book #1) Happiness for Beginners The Island

Do you read books? I’m always eager for new recommendations, please share.
Happy Saturday!

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color//colour lovers | PINK

color//colour | PINK

A little bit late blogging these photos, but I have been tagging along on instagram with Xhante and Andrea for their third installment of color//colour lovers. Pink has never been a favorite color of mine, but it is growing on me, I am a colorLOVER after all. Above and below are my finds for this PINK week.

monday pink inside // outside PINK colorful pasta evening tea morning // evening PINK colorful knitting pink flower

Thanks for being here. Why don’t you join us in our color hunt?! This week (starting Monday 16th of February) we are looking for ORANGE in our everyday life. Remember to tag your photos with #colorcolourlovers and #colorcolourORANGE. You can find me on instagram here.

// I’ll update with the photos from our GREEN week a little bit later this week.

morning PINK (Credits: photo templates and word-art in this post made by Paislee Press.)

Right now | Feb 2015

coffee in the morning | love

SEEING too much of my couch.
My neck injury has been acting up a lot this last couple of months. I like my couch, but not this much. Not to mention all this things I had plans to do that doesn’t get done right now.

READING in the evening.
I read my books in iBooks and love how easy it is to download new reads. Two books on my ‘nightstand’ right now: In the Wee Small Hours by Gil McNeil and The Bean Trees by Barbra Kingsolver. If you like books, lets be friends on goodreads.

HEARING podcasts.
I love to listen while I’m walking or cleaning or driving. So much good stuff. Two favorites right now: Elise gets crafty by Elise Blaha Cripe and The art of Simple podcast by Tsh Oxenrider.

THINKING about my spring garden.
What to grow this year?! Two no brainers: Kale and tomatoes (I’m not giving up on the tomatoes just yet, even though the last two years have yield so little). Two new greens: Spinach and onions.

PREPARING for our big Carnival service at church this Sunday.
Looking forward to celebrate life, friendships and our faith in Jesus. Looking forward to see the costumes, not taking our selves so seriously and laugh more together. Right now I’m trying to get MT to decide what he want to wear.

HOPING for some more sunshine.
I love sunshine.

LOVING my kid and our little family.
Trying to capture small snippets of our everyday life this year. Telling the stories.

PRAYING for people I know that are going through though times right now.

CAPTURING the winter season.
Two favorite photos right now. Coffee, snow and the forest.

happiness credits: word art in this post from Paislee Press new kit pictures + words no. 18. On sale right now.

Thanks for reading. What are you doing right now?
Wish everybody a GOOD WEEKEND!

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