New Year…New Books

Every year, I always hear people talk about the new year being a clean slate.  I have made a ton of goals for this year, but they are all about working up to the goal throughout the year.  I think that this will help me stay accountable and not feel so discouraged when I’m not working out every day, eating clean every day, and quitting drinking soda cold turkey. 😉  What I get most excited about each new year, is a clean slate for reading!  I have so many books lined up that  I can’t wait to add to my “Books I’ve Read 2017 List”.  Not a cleverly titled list, but hey, it’s practical. I thought today I would share with you what books I have lined up so far.


  1.  It’s Not Okay:Turning Heartbreak into Happily Never After by Andi Dorfman
  2. Uninvited: Living Loved When you Feel Less Than, Left Out, and Lonely by Lysa TerKeurst
  3. The Weekend Makeover: Get a Brand New Life By Monday Morning by Jill Martin and Dana Ravich
  4. The Red Hat Club by Haywood Smith
  5. Turning the Tables: From Housewife to Inmate and Back Again by Teresa Giudice with K.C. Baker
  6. Clam Wake by Mary Daheim
  7. Sisters by Danielle Steel
  8. You Can Heal Your Life by Louise Hay
  9. Magnolia Market by Judy Christie
  10. Secret Obsession by Kimberla Lawson Roby
  11. The Girl’s Still Got It: Take a Walk with Ruth and the God Who Rocked Her World by Liz Curtis Higgs
  12. Bookends by Liz Curtis Higgs
  13. The Perfect Marriage by Kimberla Lawson Roby
  14. Pretty on the Outside by Kate Kingsly

I’m currently finishing up reading Safe People: How to Find Relationships that are Good for You and Avoid Those That Aren’t by Henry Cloud and John Townsend and can’t wait to start tackling this list!  What books are you planning on reading this year?  Let me know in the comments below and I will check it out!  Have you already read any of these books?  Let me know what you thought!

I hope you have a wonderful 2017!

The Scents of Fall

Well, it’s officially fall and you guessed it!  I have my fall candles out and burning.  I recently purchased nine from Bath and Body Works. It seemed like a great idea as I was clicking away online but once the giant box arrived on my door step it was a little bit of a shock!  For me and my husband. 😉  I haven’t burnt all of them yet, but I can already tell which ones are my favorite this year.  If you’re looking for a good fall candle or two (or nine) here are my suggestions from Bath and Body Works and elsewhere!


  1. Leaves by Bath and Body Works
  2. Marshmallow Fireside by Bath and Body Works
  3. Marshmallow Pumpkin Latte by Bath and Body Works
  4. Autumn in the Park by Yankee Candle
  5. Vanilla Pumpkin Marshmallow by Bath and Body Works
  6. Pumpkin Apple by Bath and Body Works
  7. Autumn by Bath and Body Works
  8. Cranberry Mandarin Splash by Better Homes and Gardens
  9. Pumpkin Pie by Bath and Body Works


This post is not sponsored by Bath and Body Works and I am not receiving any compensation for this post.  I just happen to LOVE their candles!  I have actually never purchased any of their candles before but am so happy with them.  They burn really well and smell even better when they are lit.


What are some of your favorite fall scents?  Let me know so I can check them out!