“Review of Paris for One”

Jojo Moyes presents a collection of short stories that, for me, fell flat. I wanted to enjoy the whimsical adventure and embrace each impulse, but the stories did not match the characters and were told in a prose that felt somehow off to me. Moyes does better sticking with a novel format than a short…

Wedding Guest Etiquette

This past year has been one filled with weddings. My own and the weddings of others have really made me think about what wedding etiquette looks like. Many of the rules of weddings are the same, but some have changed. It really brings around the question: what etiquette traditions should I keep and which don’t…

The Bridezilla Effect

What causes a kind, sweet girl to become a terrible monster around her wedding? At first, I thought bridezillas were crazy, unreasonable girls, probably spoiled and not used to hearing the words “no” or “we can’t do that.” They were an elite category of selfish girls, who only saw what they wanted and people standing…

Learning a New Skill: Wedding Edition

A few days ago, I started learning something new. One of the worst parts of leaving college is that in order to learn new things you must be intentional about it. And more often than not, my wants to learn are just pushed off as good thoughts. I buy things and never use them. It…

Review of “Simply Tuesday”

I enjoyed this book more than I ever anticipated. Emily Freeman brings peace and calm to the chaos that is my pre-wedding life. One illustration that occurs over and over in the book is the image of a bench. And I love it. I think benches are something we don’t think about quite enough. Benches…

Review of “The Book of Essie”

This book was an interesting, easy read. Filled with character development, the tale keeps you interested, but also readers may be able to guess things before they are entirely revealed. This easy reading nature made this book an excellent vacation read or summer read in general. While I enjoyed this book, I cannot fully recommend…

Review of “Odd Birds”

I loved Ian Harding in his role as Ezra in Pretty Little Liars. I read the books and found the show to be different enough from the books that I could enjoy it without being too nit-picky. Harding was everything I wanted Ezra to be and more. When I saw he was writing a book…

Review of “Style Me Pretty Weddings”

I absolutely adore this book. As someone who is planning a wedding, this book was a fun resource. Filled with beautiful pictures and step-by-step wedding decor you can make, this book is one any future bride should have on her shelf. Larson begins this book with one of the most fun things: a quiz. And…

Review of “The Broken Way”

Wow. Ann Voskamp brings another deep book to the table. This beautiful book discusses the brokenness of the human condition and our christian response to brokenness. This book was more challenging than “One Thousand Gifts,” but don’t let that deter you. There is so much to be learned in these pages. The thing that stuck…

Review of “Love Does”

Everyone, everyone, everyone has been telling me that I should check out books by Bob Goff. They say that he’s totally wonderful and will change my life. I even had a conversation with a stranger on the beach about his book “Love Does.” So, needless to say, I was pretty excited to start this book….