Books I’m Reading in 2019, Part 1

It’s hard to believe 2019 is already halfway over! This year I am marking the months by the way my sweet baby girl is growing, and the time just seems to fly.

I’m also measuring time by how well I’m doing with my happiness project.

I admit that I have struggled a bit to keep up with the monthly challenges. In March, I was supposed to learn something…but I didn’t. In May I was supposed to focus on healthy eating, and I did—but then June arrived, and in the midst of celebrating my tenth anniversary, I abandoned the healthy eating again.

I’m sure no one is surprised that maintaining resolutions is difficult! However, I am making excellent progress on my 19 for 2019, and one of the items on my list is reading!

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Caitlin’s Art Birthday Party

It has been a long while since I’ve written about a birthday party on Savored Grace. But my beautiful, vibrant daughter Caitlin turned 4 (!), and I can’t wait to share her art party with you!

Dearest Caitlin, I know how you hate to have anyone say anything special about you. (Words of affection are not your love language.) But I hope you know how much I love you, and that I will never, ever stop loving you no matter what! I enjoy your enthusiasm, and your love of “making Valentines” by cutting papers into tiny, tiny shards, and how you turn everything from reading to cleaning up into a silly game. You feel everything in a big way, and you are stubborn to your core. I’m glad you are my daughter, and I’m glad we could celebrate you in a special way!

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A Different Kind of Primavera

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I bet you have a favorite vegetable.

Mine is asparagus. Or maybe spinach. I like green things.

Which is why I’m so happy that it’s Spring! I eat a lot of asparagus in the Spring. But I recently learned (or maybe re-learned?) that my husband hates asparagus. So I’m trying to convince him by sticking asparagus into veggie medleys full of other things he does like, such as turnips.

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Celebrating Holy Week with Kids

This year, one of my major happiness goals is to make a big deal out of celebrating Easter.

I got to thinking after a talk at my moms group last year: why is Christmas such a huge deal, but Easter is a second-rate holiday? I don’t know about you, but at least at our house, Easter was often an afterthought. I would hurry to pull out Easter baskets the night before Easter and run to the convenience store to buy whatever candy they had left over so that there would be something for my kids to discover on Easter morning. My husband would hide plastic Easter eggs in the yard during breakfast. And that was it. Easter accomplished.

But Easter isn’t really about eggs, is it?

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The Only Egg Casserole You’ll Ever Need

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I am on a breakfast kick. You already know I love eating my greens for breakfast, and I think you should too. I could seriously be happy eating breakfast all day.

So, introducing: the best egg casserole in the whole world!

True, there is no sausage in it. Actually, for me, that is exactly what makes it the best egg casserole in the world. It is absolutely full of greens *swoon* and cheese, and it’s even low-carb. What could be better than a cheesy, eggy breakfast?

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Homemade Instant Oatmeal

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I don’t know about you, but I can be grumpy all day if my morning starts off wrong. When my kids are demanding cookies (yes, cookies) the second their feet hit the floor, and the dishes from last night are still on the counter, sometimes I just want to surrender. At 7:00am.

It really helps to have a quick breakfast ready to go. That’s one less decision to make. And if I’m serving instant oats, I don’t even get any extra dishes dirty!

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What I Read in 2018, Part 2

I know, I know, I’ve been writing a lot about reading. I bet you are getting bored.

But just in case you are still looking for some book recommendations, here is the full list of everything I read in the second half of 2018, both books that fit my 2018 Reading Challenge, and the extras I snuck in along the way!

Read more, friends.

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