I am so excited to be partnering with Workman Publishing again on a special release by Flow Magazine. Flow is a magazine that takes its time, celebrating creativity, imperfection, and life’s little pleasures. In a time when other print media is focusing their energies on their digital properties, Flow Magazine is finding success by fully embracing the physical qualities of paper.
The co-founders and creative directors of Flow Magazine, Irene Smit and Astrid Van der Hults have released their newest book at the perfect time in a month we celebrate love! Everything Grows with Love is the cutest little book that is filled with inspirational and beautiful lettered and illustrated quotes! It is the perfect little collection of inspirational thoughts and quotes that you will want to return to day after day when you need to put a little smile on your face or find that perfect gift for a loved one! I love how it is a reminder to appreciate the small moments, be present, think happy, and appreciate the people around you! It makes the perfect gift for Valentine’s Day, an every day gift, birthday gift, engagement gift, or simply for someone who just needs a little pick me up! And, for only $9.95!
Now who doesn’t love to celebrate love of all kinds! I once read that love is making space in your life for someone else. As I have gotten older, I have found that the definition of love has changed for me a lot over the years as I have continued on my journey. Love for me as a mother, and wife and women in my community with friendships is much different than what I used to see it as in the past. A huge part of love and a great way to show love is to offer service. For me this is one of the truest forms of love, and something that I have been making a conscience effort to make a priority in my life. I wanted to share a few ideas and ways to serve and show love that I have enjoyed doing over the years.
We are so excited to be back sharing with you the latest Mo Willems book and partnering on a sponsored post with Disney-Hyperion for the #ReadMo ambassador program!
We loved getting some new #MoMail this month including the newly released Mo Willems book It’s Shoe Time! by Bryan Collier. It is part of our favorite Elephant & Piggie Like Reading! Series from Mo Willems!
It is the perfect beginning-reader series in which Mo Willems’ Elephant & Piggie characters introduce readers to new authors and illustrators with great new books. My little Thomas loves that he is able to read the books all by himself these days! He has especially loved reading another Elephant & Piggie Like Reading! book lately: We Are Growing! by Laurie Keller. He thinks it’s just so funny!
The newest book, It’s Shoe Time! is about a young girl who picks out shoes for a fun outing with her father! It redefines what it means to be a pair! It is a beautiful book with rich, rhyming dialog that creates a powerful reading experience!
After reading this book with Thomas it got me thinking about a few struggles we have almost every morning. Getting three kids up and out of the house in time for school each morning is NO JOKE! I have tried to think of ways that will help our mornings go smoother! It seems we are always missing a shoe, matching socks, tracking down clean underwear. It makes our morning a little chaotic and that really sets the tone for the rest of the day.
One of my favorite Holiday Traditions is to dress my kids up in some new clothes for Christmas!
I feel like things have gotten so relaxed when it comes to dressing up, so I love to find any special occasion to dress my kids up a little fancier, especially during the holidays. Janie and Jack always has the best selection for kids when it comes to Holiday outfits for kids (Shop all their looks below)! They always have the cutest clothes perfect for a night out at the nutcracker, church for Christmas Sunday, holiday parties, or a special family night out for the holidays!
I think that how you dress is such a reflection of how you feel and are expected to act. So dressing my kids up for church or special occasions already let’s them know they are expected to behave, ha! But, really how cute do they all look! The boys look so handsome in their suits, and Norah in that coat! I loved picking out each of their outfits!