Everything Entertainment

Wahoo!!  Today I’m talking everything ENTERTAINMENT!!  I’m a sucker for a good book, a good dramatic television series, or a great movie and when you’ve been stuck in the house for the last few days you get super pumped to share those goodies with others!  hahaha!  

Here are some book reviews…
52 Things Kids Need From a Mom
I began reading this book in the carpool line and was instantly a fan.  The writer gives a variety of ideas about things kids need from their mom from someone to tuck them in at night to someone who will always be their biggest cheerleader.  Reading this, I was very encouraged with some great ideas, but I also felt like she could have “kept it real”.  Realistically, we can’t be super mom on our “A” game 100% of the time.  The author never really addresses that, but I’d still recommend this book for anyone!!

Restless:  Because You Were Made for More
Back in September when Shay and I attended the DotMom Conference, Jennie Allen was a speaker. She was such a captivating speaker.  You could totally tell when she spoke that God was moving in her life.  I ordered this book as soon as we got home.  It was fabulous!  Shay and I were lucky enough to sit in on a breakout session that was based on this book.  The idea behind the book is that we all have dreams.  We have to dream big and figure out what God is calling us to do.  It’s a GREAT read!  I also purchased the bible study and can’t wait to get started with that one!

Rhinestone Jesus
Another fabulous book!!  Kristen Welch tells the story of her growing up as a Christian wearing her “Rhinestone Jesus” pin.  She proudly wore the pin and everyone knew she was a Christian.  She just wasn’t really DOING anything for Christ.  Kristen and her family follow God’s calling and do some BIG things for God.  (I don’t want to ruin the book!  ha!).  Read it to hear the whole story!  You will not be disappointed!!

Where’d You Go, Bernadette
This story kept me very busy during carpool.  It’s a very different type of chick-flick girly novel.  Very different than anything I’ve ever read.  The mom/wife of the family goes missing and the entire book shares events leading up to that situation.  I don’t want to ruin this one either!!  EEK! 

The Blacklist
Tab and I are all caught up with the Scandal episodes.  I’d highly recommend that series if you haven’t watched it!  So now we’re moving on to The Blacklist.  We’ve only watched two episodes and I think we’re hooked!!

These books are either on my to-read list OR on my nightstand…
The Best Yet

Secrets Over Sweet Tea

The Power of a Praying Woman’s Words

What Alice Forgot 

My kiddos and I have been counting the days until we can watch….
We LOVE the original Annie movie, so we are super pumped about watching this in the theater this weekend.

What are you reading and what are you watching??  Please let me know what books I should be reading next!  Thanks so much for all your recommendations!!  XOXO

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  1. 12.18.14
    adrienne said:

    Oh my goodness! I gave read rhinestone Jesus, Bernadette, sweet tea, best yes, lianne moriarty…maybe another but the blog post isn't showing while I type! Everything by Lysa terkheurst is really good. I did the best yes bible study last spring. You will enjoy it! (Excuse misspellings pls:) ).

  2. 12.18.14
    Mix and Match Mama said:

    I can't wait to read the two books you stuck in my mailbox yesterday! And we're counting down for Annie too!! We're going to see it on Tuesday :).

  3. 12.18.14
    adrienne said:

    Oh and what Alice forgot is so good too!

  4. 12.18.14
    Sheaffer {Pinterest Told Me To} said:

    We are huge fans of The Blacklist over here. Now be prepared to not REALLY know what's going on 1/2 of the time…but don't worry, you'll still love it! 🙂

  5. 12.18.14
    Anonymous said:

    I'm a book lover. I LOVED The Invention of Wings. Also loved the book Not a Fan.

    Have a happy day.
    Kelly in Michigan

  6. 12.18.14
    Andrea Munding said:

    I agree that I need advice from moms who can "keep it real." Yes!

  7. 12.18.14
    Kimm said:

    One of my New Years resolutions is to start reading more books! Thanks for these great suggestions!!! Since holiday movings will be ending I will need something to fill my time with;)

  8. 12.18.14
    JJaz said:

    Big Hero 6 was a great movie, esp if you have kids. I love action shows so I watch Covert Affairs, Arrow, The Flash, and a new recent fav, Selfie! Blackish is also super funny- and the mindy project. 🙂

  9. 12.18.14
    Bri Runde said:

    Love reading! Thanks for sharing some new ones I will be adding to my list. 🙂

  10. 12.18.14
    V @ X-tremely V said:

    The Blacklist is amazing! You will love it! And I really need to get a copy of that 52 things book!

  11. 12.18.14
    Tanya said:

    Lots of your books are on my "to read" list. I read the Bernadette book…definitely different and quirky, but I loved it. My hubby and I love Blacklist. As another commenter mentioned, Blackish is really funny. And we can't wait to see Annie, as well as the new Night at the Museum.

  12. 12.18.14
    Ashley @ Our Happily Ever Afters said:

    Yay! A new series!! I love to read, watch TV, etc. so this is totally my thing 🙂 My problem is that I want to read so much that I jump around and have trouble finishing! Ha! Love your recommendations!

  13. 12.19.14
    Anonymous said:

    Oh I have been wondering about Restless… Thanks for these reviews! I love Jennie Allen, and her love and obedience to Christ. I am going to download the audio version tonight to listen to when I walk in the mornings! 🙂

  14. 12.19.14
    Penny @ Penny's Passion said:

    Loved What Alice Forgot. I'm going to add sweet tea to my list. Hopefully I'll have some reading time between Christmas and New Year's.

  15. 12.20.14
    Katie {The Mishaps and Mayhem of a Solitary Life} said:

    Love this post!! I'm off for two weeks on Christmas break…can't wait to read and catch up on The Blacklist! Great show! Merry Christmas!