Sunday, January 31, 2016


What a fun and funky cookbook! I love how utterly approachable this book makes Korean food seem, I know I have never tried to make it before because of how daunting it seems, but this book really helped me feel more comfortable with making it.
I loved how it had some more well known dishes and yet many unknown delicious looking soups, drinks. noodles,etc that I am so eager to try!
All in all an utterly fantastic book with gorgeous photography and delicious, totally doable recipes.\
I received this book in exchange for my honest opinion.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Backwards beauty

What an important message for girls in this day and age. I know this book is aimed for teenage girls but even as a 20 something year old Mother this book really spoke to me, showing that this book really applies to all ages as what women doesn't struggle with feeling attractive and often feeling like you fail miserably?
This book really addresses so many of the beauty issues facing women, such as being defined by your size, comparing yourselves to others, not being able to take a compliment,etc. I know reading through this book I could relate to pretty much all of it and I loved how the author turned you to the scriptures and reminds us that wanting to be beautiful is not a problem, the problem is when we measure ourselves to the worlds standards instead of God's standards which are two completely different things!
I know as a Mother to a very young girl this is a book I want to have on hand and approach these subjects when she gets older, this book really does facilitate some good conversations I would think.
I received this book in exchange for my honest opinion.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Modern printmaking by Sylvie Covey

What a gorgeous art book! This book has detail, gorgeous photography and rich content making it an utterly delight to look at even for someone who doesn't have much knowledge of printmaking. I love how the author is able to make it appeal to a wide variety of people, the expect as well as the amateur, the traditionalist as well as the modernist as well as efficiently covering everyone in between.
I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion.

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

A worthy heart by Susan Anne Mason

I have to say that the books in this series literally have some of the prettiest covers I have seen, they are simply stunning and really get you excited for the content. This book was just as good as the previous one as the saga of the O'Leary family continues, I am utterly delighted that Adam O'Leary is given a chance to redeem himself in this book and you are able to understand where he is coming from and watch him mature and change as he grows closer to the Lord.
I love how the author weaves two stories into one and has it from different characters perspectives, it makes it more interesting and adds a deeper layer to the book.
Filled with characters from the previous book and several new ones as well this book is a wonderful delight and leaves one looking forward to the next adventure.
I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion.

Monday, January 11, 2016

I was blind (dating) but now I see by Stephanie Rische

Eight setups. Eight awkward dates. Eight things God tried to teach her along the way. (Some of which she's still trying to figure out.)Stephanie Rische was starting to feel invisible. All around her, her friends were getting married, and she found herself decidedly alone. Stephanie couldn't help but wonder if there was something broken in her--was she not pretty enough? Not fun enough? Not dateable enough (whatever that meant)? So she started praying in earnest for God to bring the right man into her life. And instead, He brought her matchmakers. Eight of them, to be precise.Beloved blogger Stephanie Rische debuts with this charming, vulnerable, and (who are we kidding?) often mortifying true story of a girl who tried really hard to find someone to fall in love with--even when she mostly just ended up falling flat on her face. But amid the most cringeworthy setups and awkward encounters, Stephanie found God's grace and love meeting her there in ways she never could have imagined--once she opened her eyes to see.

My opinion: For anyone who has struggled through the dating scene this book truly is a must! Filled with humorous stories, interesting observations and godly advice this book truly has it all! I could totally relate to Stephanie and her escapades through the Christian dating scene. I know her struggling are all too real, not feeling good enough, falling flat on your face when trying to do it on your own and just trying to find God's plan in it all. 
I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion.


What a fun cookbook for those who want to experiment with Japanese clay pot cooking. I have to say I had never even heard of Donabe before so I was utterly intrigued by the concept and how to go about doing it. This book is great for a beginner as it goes into the history and background of Donabe cooking. With many delicious recipes this cookbook is wonderful. My only complaint is how hard some of the ingredients are to find. but I live in the Midwest so it is probably much easier in bigger cities.
I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

At love's bidding by Regina Jennings

At Love’s Bidding
At Love’s Bidding (Bethany House, December 2015)
She sells priceless antiques. He sells livestock by the pound. Is he really the man to make a bid for her heart?
After helping her grandfather at their Boston auction house, Miranda Wimplegate discovers she’s accidentally sold a powerful family’s prized portrait to an anonymous bidder. Desperate to appease the people who could ruin them forever, they track it to the Missouri Ozarks and make an outlandish offer to buy the local auction house and all its holdings before the painting can move again.
Upon crossing the country, however, Miranda and her grandfather discover their new auction house doesn’t deal in fine antiques, but in livestock. And its frustratingly handsome manager, Wyatt Ballentine, is annoyed to discover his fussy new bosses don’t know a thing about the business he’s single-handedly kept afloat. Faced with more heads of cattle than they can count–but no mysterious painting–Miranda and Wyatt form an unlikely but charged partnership to try and prevent a bad situation from getting worse.
My opinion: What a delightful book! Filled with adorable character that are fun and sassy, this book is a delight. I enjoyed this frothy light romance as a quick afternoon read, it was sweet and funny, perfectly hitting the spot on a cold blustery day.  I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion.