2019 Reading Challenges

2019 Reading Challenges

Hooray for a new year of reading!  Last year I participated in the Modern Mrs. Darcy Reading Challenge and enjoyed it so much I’m doing it again this year.  Let’s quickly look back to last year’s challenge and see how I did. A Classic You’ve Been Meaning to Read:  Emma by Jane Austen.  Emma (the character) infuriated me.  I wanted to send her to time out for a very, very long time. A book recommended by someone with great taste: …

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Currently – January 2019

Currently – January 2019

This month’s prompts for the “Currently” link up are:  choosing, tidying, resolving, exploring, and refreshing. I am currently… choosing books for #theunreadshelfproject2019 hosted by Whitney of @theunreadshelf on Instagram.  I’m not sure if I’ll follow her monthly prompts, but I *do* appreciate her helping me focus on choosing my next read from my “unread shelf” before looking elsewhere!   I think my first reads of the year will be Ecology of a Cracker Childhood by Janisse Ray (recommended by a dear…

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Autumn Adventures 2018: Final Update

Autumn Adventures 2018: Final Update

Autumn officially ended on December 21, and I’m late in sharing the final update on my Autumn Adventure goals.  You can see the original list HERE, the first update HERE, and the second update HERE.  (If you want the fun scoop on how each adventure went, you’ll want to read those updates!) 1.  All the camping and hiking! ✅ We’ve been camping multiple times this autumn and were actually back at the KOA West in Chattanooga after Christmas for a…

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Currently – December 2018

Currently – December 2018

It’s time to play CURRENTLY!  Bloggers from all over the interwebs respond to the same set of prompts, and it’s fun to see how everyone spins it!  Click over to Anne In Residence to see how other bloggers responded to the prompts! Me?  I’m CURRENTLY: GIFTING:  Myself some time to write.  I love telling stories whether in person or here on the blog, yet I don’t always allow myself time to write.  I’m trying to do better about that!  More…

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Autumn Adventures: Update #2

Autumn Adventures: Update #2

Hey, you guys!  Back in September I created a list of fun adventures for the autumn season and shared it HERE.  Let’s glance back and see what Autumn Adventures we had over the second month of the season!  (You can see the first month update HERE.) 1.  All the camping and hiking! ✅  We’ve had so much fun camping this autumn!  Since my last update we took a nice, long camping trip to Chattanooga.  Yes, again!  We still have LOTS to…

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Currently – November 2018

Currently – November 2018

Thanks for stopping by Out and Back!  Today I’m linking up with Anne at In Residence for her monthly CURRENTLY link up!  I love to see how we all respond to the same set of prompts!  I’m going to keep my responses short and sweet since I owe you some posts about some cool autumn, home decor, and travel stuff! I am CURRENTLY… appreciating podcasts that challenge me.  The Bible Binge positively makes me hyperventilate AND challenges me to slow…

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Funny Kayaking Story

Funny Kayaking Story

When I shared my Autumn Adventures Update a few days ago, I told you I had a funny story to tell you!  One of the items on my Autumn Adventures list is to go kayaking twice.  Gene and I love to paddle at George L. Smith State Park which is about an hour or so from us.  We’ve been several times but never when the cypress trees change color for fall.  I’m determined to get pictures of that. Speaking of…

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Autumn Adventures – Update #1

Autumn Adventures – Update #1

One month ago I created a list of things I wanted to do this autumn. I’m excited to share some of those adventures with you today! 1.  All the camping and hiking! ✅ Hooray! We camped for a few days at the Red Gates RV Park & Camping outside Hendersonville, North Carolina.  We love this area (just south of Asheville) and this campground.  We visited the North Carolina Arboretum and did some hiking there.  You know we HAD to eat at…

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Currently – October 2018

Currently – October 2018

We’re tiptoeing into autumn here in Coastal Georgia, and it’s time for another Currently link-up with Anne of In Residence!  I always enjoy seeing everyone’s takes on the SAME prompts!  So much fun!  Here’s what *I* am CURRENTLY… WEARING fantastic outfits from the Get Your Pretty On Fall Style Challenge.  I’ve mentioned these challenges several times here.  Participants are given a list of items to gather, and then 21+ outfits are created from those items.  We have a private Facebook…

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Cozy Minimalist Home: More Style, Less Stuff

Cozy Minimalist Home: More Style, Less Stuff

  Can I confidently decorate my home and enjoy the process? Now I can! Yes! This book reads like a visit with a good friend. A good friend who really *gets* home decorating and is willing to help you with the process. I’ve read the first 4 chapters in advance of the book’s release (in exchange for my honest review), and it’s just delightful! I’ve found myself smiling, chuckling out loud, and nodding my head in agreement. In this book…

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