For Your Weekend | The Great Snow Melt Edition

For Your Weekend | The Great Snow Melt Edition

what a difference a week makes!

Y’all, we survived Winter Storm Jonas which dumped over a foot of snow in 1 day  in southern Kentucky!  

 I give you Exhibit A for your consideration:

Holy cow, that’s a lotta snow!!!
 

If you notice footprints, you’re correct.  After last year’s blizzard, we parked our cars at the top of our driveway before the snow fell.  It was all very Little House on the Prarie.  Let’s just say I’m glad I didn’t live during pioneer days!!  

But like those hardy pioneers, we have amazing neighbors on our country road who help dig each other’s cars out of the snow drifts or scrape the roads/drives with their tractor plows.  

So while others may be still digging out or bracing for another snow storm, the great thing about Kentucky is that if you don’t like the weather, just wait a while!  Today it’s supposed to be sunny with a high of 65…degrees…Farenheit!!

Whether thawing out  or hunkering down, here’s some interesting links for your weekend!

 

Yes, you need this book!!
 
1.  Breaking Busy by Alli Worthington is available now!  As part of the Breaking Busy launch team, I received an advance copy and so can I say this…it is a practical road map to help you break busy!  And…Alli has just released a Breaking Busy Digital Toolkit that’s full of great resources!  You can read my review here.  

Yay!!! image via Coldplay

2.  Coldplay announces their US tour concert dates! And tickets go on sale next Friday, February 5th!!!

3. Valentine’s Day is fast approaching and this looks like a great no sweet/chocolate idea by Ashley Hacksaw at her blog Lil Blue Blue, Make your own photo pillow.  So cute!!

 

It’s like that old Reese’s peanut buttercup commercial, when two good things combine!!!!
 

4. I love listening to podcasts whilst doing house chores and two of my favorite podcasts are The Simple Show hosted by Tsh Oxenrider and Happier hosted by Gretchen Rubin.  My happier quotient went through the roof when I listened to Tsh interview Gretchen on The Simple Show.  You can listen to it here or if you’re used to iTunes Podcast App…find it under The Simple Show.

So there you go!  How’s your weekend shaping up?  What podcast do you enjoy listening to?  Let me know in the comments!


Are You Ready to Break Busy?

Are You Ready to Break Busy?

Y’all I’m so excited that Alli Worthington’s book  Breaking Busy launches TODAY!! 

As a part of the launch team, I received an advance copy and the timing couldn’t have been more perfect…smack dab in the middle of the busy Christmas season!

Busy is such a buzzword for our culture today and yet we don’t know how to get off the busy train.  I’m so grateful that Alli wrote this book for us to provide a roadmap on how it’s possible and totally doable to break busy.


Run and buy this book today!!!
 

It’s easy to play “beat the clock” in our daily lives. We cram so much in each day between work, family obligations, kids’ schedules not to mention all the meals and housework to be done. Our inner voice screams “STOP!“. But we  ignore that voice!

On the flip side, we suffer from FOMO (fear of missing out) which crazily drives us to do more and more which pushes us into a constant state of unhappiness and dissatisfaction with our lives. 

Truth!!!
 
If you’re stuck in the middle of these two predicaments then Breaking Busy is for you!  Alli identifies the factors which create the busyness and then provides strategies to, as she puts it, “…break busy before the busy breaks you.”

Reading Breaking Busy was at once liberating (yes, that’s the problem) and convicting (ugh…I have to get myself out of these destructive patterns).  Thankfully, without condemnation (thank you Jesus) Alli walked me through why I wish to be busy (!), what triggers me to say yes when I should not(!), and bless, how to say no!

 

Seriously!!!
 
At the end of each chapter, Alli provides thought provoking and soul stirring questions for the reader to take action in the process of breaking busy.  Breaking Busy would be a perfect book club selection or even to read through with a friend to help each other break busy!

So, ready to Break Busy?  Click  here to read the first chapter free and order!!  Thank you Alli for writing this book!!!

Do you have trouble breaking busy?  What’s one strategy you use to say no to busy in your life?  Share in the comments below.