Happy 103rd birthday, Beverly Cleary! You‘ll always be my favorite author. Thank you for writing such descriptive books with lovable characters that are set right here in our home; Oregon. This is a picture that I took with the Ramona statue that is a part of the Beverly Cleary Sculpture Garden in Grant Park in Portland, Oregon. It‘s walking distance to Ramona‘s childhood home on Klickitat Street. #beverlycleary #ramona #oregon
Claudia and Monday have been inseparable and then Monday just disappears. If your best friend went missing and no one seemed to care... what would you do? I blazed through this babe because I had to know what happened to Monday. I had to go back a couple times and reread parts because I just didn‘t follow but what a story! I think that the ways our brain tries to protect us from trauma and tragedy is amazing! #youngadultbooks
Rome, Lex and Mercy are girls from Cottonwood and they were either born with wonderful gifts or horrible curses depending on who you‘re talking to. The loyalty these girls show each other is beautiful. They are so tight but at the same time, they‘re so far away, each of them holding on to secrets so big they can‘t tell even each other. #magic
You never know what you‘ll find in the stacks! 🥋
I wanted to like this book so much but it‘s just went on and on about nothing (which seems to be a super disappointing theme with many new YA authors). I should have bailed on it about halfway through when I realized it was like living a Groundhog‘s Day. Blah, blah, rinse and repeat.
No one understands how I can eat apples and still stay in ketosis but I‘m going to keep on doing it! 🙂 Fuji apple with sugar free sunflower seed butter and salt. This book is excellent! I‘m really taking my time in exploring the recipes and Cristina‘s approach at whole food living. #thecastawaykitchen
Keto Reset is a free download from The Ketogentic Girl, Vanessa Spina. I‘ve been keto for over a year now but it‘s always great to keep researching and learning. I actually like that she‘s not a dietician or nutritionist and just a gal that wants you to feel as good as she does! #ketoisneato
A peek inside my neighborhood‘s Little Free Library. #littlefreelibrary
Snow day! Charlie‘s first snow! The doggo gets to play in the snow and then we will make something delicious from this great cookbook! #dogsoflitsy
I‘ve been doing yoga for a very long time but I found this gem to be wonderful. I think that Jessamyn‘s approach to yoga is laid back and her descriptions and photos of the poses are great! Even though yoga classes are with other humans (and animals) yoga itself is very personal and I like the way that Jessamyn reiterates to just do your own thing. Think about your own breath, your own poses, your own flow. 🧘🏽♀️💚 #yogalove
My bike, books and cannabis. I‘m not sure how that works but it works! 🤪 This book is a true gem. I am really loving how the author has planted the seeds of mutual interest between Grace and Eva. 💚 #adultsreadingyoungadult
🤯 so much information (even though it seems a little dated)!
Are Frannie and Louis the most mature teenagers to ever grace pages? Throughout the book I just kept thinking, “They‘re kids, right?” And, by the end I thought, “Wow, people in their 40‘s aren‘t this mature or realistic.” It was a really easy read and I enjoyed the little bits of magic.
My heart just broke over and over for the torment that the main character, Hannah endured on the bus and at school. With much of the bullying taking place right in front of her big sister makes it hard to read. Even though the subject matter is of a darker sort, the silver lining is the unpredictable friendship she forms with Josh. #youngadult
Because books have attitudes during photo shoots, too! #thisbook
I think books like this are important. Disorganized eating is growing at an alarming rate and it‘s not only young women that are suffering. The main character, Elizabeth is very relatable even if you don‘t have disorganized eating issues. It‘s great to tag along on her journey towards self discovery and boundaries. #ireadya #disorganizedeating
The more time I spend in nature, the more I enjoy poetry. This is a beautiful collection of words with the subtle peeks through photographs into the natural world. I only connected with a few poems from this book but it was a real raw connection.
In 2017, I starting making a very conscious effort to love without expectation or reciprocation. I‘ve never felt more fulfilled and honored. #justlove
This book is fantastic! Ali Miller is filled with so much excellent knowledge and I love the way that she uses food as medicine! She breaks things down well enough that you don‘t need a medical dictionary to understand it. I think I highlighted the entire book because there‘s so much delicious information. 🧠 ❤️ #mentalhealth
This is a super sweet story of sibling bonds and blossoming love. Chloe wants to find her sister Ivy a boyfriend. She chooses Ethan who is in Ivy‘s special needs class at school. What Chloe doesn‘t know is that Ivy has her eye on someone else. 🧩💜 #weneeddiversebooks