on my bookshelf // July 2015

on my bookshelf july 2015

At the beginning of the year I set a goal to read 12 books during 2015.  Since having kids, I’ve rarely read books even though it is something I enjoy.  I’ve already surpassed my yearly goal and have almost 100 books on my Amazon wishlist that I can’t wait to dig into in the future.  […]

Books for Babies and Toddlers

Books for Babies & Toddlers

The books for babies and toddlers featured in this post were provided by DK Publishing. All thoughts and opinions remain my own, as always. I think reading to kids is is one of the most important and beneficial things you can do for them during those first few years.  Well before we planned to homeschool, […]

Dream Big – Items that Inspire

Dream Big Print

We read “It’s a Big World, Little Pig!” over breakfast last week and it was such a fantastic book that it inspired this post.  I searched the web for some of my favorite products that inspire you to not only dream, but dream BIG.  I’ve rounded them up and hope you enjoy.  You can click […]

Fun New Reads – Healthy Food from A to Z & The Labyrinth

The Labyrinth Childrens Book

I have two new books to share with y’all today!  We are constantly expanding our little library with great reads.  Our newest finds are Healthy Foods from A to Z which was just published in September 2012 and The Labyrinth which was published in August 2012.  Both books are hardcover and retail for $15.95 although […]

Mom & Kid Favorite – Jesus Storybook Bible

The Jesus Storybook Bible

I firmly believe that reading to my children is one of the best things I can do for them.  We read during the day regularly and reading is a part of our nightly routine.  After the kids are bathed and in their PJs, they climb up in Bryson’s bed and we dive into a book […]

The Money Saving Mom’s Budget – Book Review

Money Saving moms budget

I first stumbled upon MoneySavingMom.com in 2008.  I was pregnant with Bryson, working, and wishing I could somehow be a stay at home mom.  I used my first coupon in October 2008 and by the time he was born in December, I had a nice little stockpile going.  To make a long story shorter, God […]

Treat the Kids – Valentine’s Day Prize Pack Giveaway


Valentine’s Day isn’t just to celebrate romance, it is a day to celebrate love all around.  We don’t do expensive gifts or jewelry, but we do try to give a little extra on February 14th.  I know some people consider this day commercialized and over the top, but I don’t.   I strive to always show […]

Our Favorite Bedtime Books

Favorite Bedtime Books

I am a firm believer in reading to your children.  Even if that means you read the same books over and over again.  We have hundreds of book and I try to read through them all at one point or another, but Bryson certainly has his favorites.  Our bedtime routine always includes at least one […]

Gift Idea – Franklin AnyBook Reader

Franklin AnyBook Reader

The Franklin AnyBook reader is a unique gift for children this season.  It’s especially great for grandparents, aunts or uncles, or anyone that can’t be around the special child in their life as much as they’d like.  As the name suggest, with the AnyBook reader you can record any book you want.     Any […]

Gracie’s Gift – Children’s Book Review

Gracie's Gift

We have all kinds of books about dinosaurs and trucks for Bryson.  While Bella will like those too, I look forward to building her a book collection fit for a princess.  Gracie’s Gift is the perfect addition to Bella’s book shelf.  The illustrations are soft and sweet.  I can imagine that any little girl would […]