Friday, February 28, 2014

Five on Friday::Chasing God Book review::GIVEAWAY!!!

TGIF!!! I am going to the Melting Pot tonight for a salad and dessert (definitely non paleo. definitely worth it!) and I cannot wait! Girl talk and chocolate. Yes, please!!!

I'm linking up here again today for Five on Friday!

{one} I just ordered the boys' Peter Pan birthday invitations and am going to get started on the stuff I need to put together for the games portion of the party. The invites are kind of vintage Peter Pan and I am in love!  I am getting so excited about all of it! One of the things that I thought I was going to give up on this year was making the cake. See, I'm a DIY'er. I love doing everything AND it saves money. Total win-win. But, this year, I was determined to let that go. UNTIL I got the quote price back for the cake I wanted and it was $299!!!! Umm.. no thank you. Looks like I better start reading up on how to work with fondant! (insert wide eyed, scared emoticon!!) Thankfully, my sister in law is going to help!

{two} As I had mentioned before we are signed up for another half marathon in April. I'm not going to lie.. I have not been crazy excited about it. Until I ran in a 15K (9 miles) a couple of weeks ago and got bit by the racing bug again. Something about a race is just so much fun. And I'm not even hugely competitive. Much more so with myself than I am with others. Anyway, it's becoming fairly obvious that I am about to have to start giving up some of my workout classes and focus more on running, which I'm still not thrilled about. But, you know what would make it better? These pants. 

found here

I mean. Come on! I'm pretty sure they are more for yoga/pilates/barre, but I'd be willing to give it a shot! 

{three} I am mentally starting a countdown for our Florida trip this summer. A few nights ago I looked up the house again and noticed that they had added a playground and bikes for you to ride around town. I know I haven't mentioned this (because really, why would I?!?!), but one of my dreams is to ride a bike around destin in a cute little sundress. Bonus points if it is a vintage bike with a basket full of fresh flowers in the front. Call me silly or easy to please. I'll accept either! 

{four} A few weeks ago I mentioned that I was wanting to read Chasing God by Angie Smith. A few days after that, I got asked if I wanted to review her book. If you read her blog, you know you are going to laugh and have an "aha" moment all at the same time. This isn't one of those books that you'll read once and be done. It is one that you'll come back to many times.  It's a book that you read and feel like you are sitting in front of her and having a conversation. One that is raw and honest. One that isn't sugarcoated, but doesn't leave you feeling like you can't be the Christian you desire to be. One that will undoubtedly reassure you of the love our God has for us. A love that everyone dreams of and the kind that can only come from Him. Angie states early on that 

"The goal of this book is not to present you with a formula for living out Christianity. It's to offer my thoughts on the difference between looking for Him and looking at Him." 

If the amount of highlighted sentences in this book are any indication, I'd say she did a great job. 

{five} In addition to reviewing the book, she also offered a book to giveaway!

a Rafflecopter giveaway


April said...

I would love to know where you all plan to stay in Destin that has all that. We have been seriously talking about Destin this year because it's our 10 year anniversary and we honeymooned in Destin. I would love to read that book too!

Tara said...

Oh, I LOVE Destin and Gulf Shores. I can't wait to go back someday. Thanks for the chance to win the book. I would love to read it.

meg1t said...

i definitely need to make sure some spring cleaning is in the works and i'd love to get outside to run!

Blaze Taylor said...

Planning to have a relaxing weekend around the house with my boys!

Becky said...

Destin is my FAVORITE!!! I hope you are well!!

Audra said...

Girl, I purchased this book on Cole's kindle the other day because of you! I've been needing to dive into a book lately (even though I'm not much of a reader) and I am loving it thus far! Thanks for sharing!


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