one of my favorite quotes & a free printable

do you read Jodi Picoult’s books? her books are the only one’s i will pay full hard cover price for ! aaaaaaa-mazing reads!

ever since My Sisters Keeper, i have been a devout follower. i realized i had been missing out on years of her books, but caught myself up…fast ! definite page turners about characters experiencing real life issues.

my favorite quote comes from her book, Picture Perfect. i remember reading this passage years ago and it stood out so much i wrote it down. it was at a time in my own life where i finally got it right…and never turned back.

and you

{ printable created with moroccan tile paper freebie from Mel Stampz …loads of great digital paper on her site! }



book club party DIYs

i love books, i love spending time with wonderful women, i love thoughtful discussions, i love good food, and i am so loving our newly formed book club.

latest read was “Walking After Midnight” by Katy Hutchinson. while not an enjoyable read for all, it certainly sparked some thoughtful and reflective conversations.

just posted our recent book club DIYs on Catch My Party. pop on over and have a look !

i forgot to take photos of all the elements coming together ! – VERY unlike me – i am a kind of instagram fanatic ( and as people started coming in, i was like, oh no!!! and internally so sad but didnt want to look like a weirdo and start snapping picks. a weird internal battle ! ) i was too busy keeping my kiddo away from the cupcakes before bedtime !

this & other bits and pieces of the party pics can be found here


inspirations for the decor came from here and here and here and here.

get ready people, first post from Mel coming tonight !