Fall Adventure + Reading Challenge Giveaway!

In case you missed the big announcement last week, I have joined the BookSparks Fall Adventure and Reading Challenge (#FRC2018) as the Celebrity Guest. I’m excited to share this campaign with you as I join BookSparks and several lifestyle influencers – and hopefully all of you – as we celebrate JOMO (the JOY of Missing Out) this Fall and Winter.  Forget FOMO (the fear of missing out that we all experience when tied to our social media). JOMO is all about putting your phone down and picking up a great book, or inviting your friends over for dinner, or getting outside and taking an adventure with your kids or your partner. Just being outside, enjoying the heavenly days we’re given and being present. As you know, that is what I’m all about.

For the rest of Fall and Winter, we’ll be reading great books, taking adventures and learning how to experience JOMO. I’ll also have several of the influencers as guests here on Those Heavenly Days sharing great content and ideas. But first: a giveaway!Continue Reading

Christie’s Cookies

This past Christmas my neighbor and friend Christie Halverson brought by a beautiful box of cookies for the kids and I to enjoy. They were almost too pretty to eat but eat them we did and let me tell you, they are the most delicious, crave worthy cookies I have ever had! Such delectable sweetness must be shared so Christie is opening a bakery in her native Texas where we can all get our fill of her unique confections in the store or online, thank the Lord! I’ve asked Christie if she’d be willing to be a guest contributor and share a Valentine’s inspired cookie recipe with us all and she graciously obliged. So without further ado, here’s Christie!
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New Years Resolutions

I haven’t done New Year’s resolutions in years. In my mid twenties I decided they were chock full of added pressure to be perfect and I was already plagued with plenty of perfectionist anxiety. This year however, I changed my mind. There was something calling me to put down in writing just a handful of things I’d like to resolve to do. This isn’t a “go big or go home” kind of resolution list. It is a quieter, subtler one that I truly believe I can achieve. It is a list of five things I resolve to do, not want to do or hope to do or intend to do. I resolve to do…I will do, because I actually can.Continue Reading

Holidays 2017: Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving napkins
I have decided to do a blog series detailing my holidays starting with an inside look at my friends and family Thanksgiving and ending with my plans for next years Christmas. I know it’s a bit after the fact and may feel either irrelevant at the moment, or too soon to even be thinking about it, but because I took a bit of a blog break over the holiday season I wasn’t able to share this with you then. I guess I’m going with the better late than never narrative and hope you’ll agree!Continue Reading