Life & Leisure is the little book shelf where I share thoughts about blessings, lessons, tender mercies, favorite quotes and other uplifting things that I stumble across. I also share some of my favorite things, places to visit, and since it’s a bookshelf and I’m a self-diagnosed bibliophile, BOOKS!
I have a love/hate relationship with planners. I love organizing my time and to-dos, and making lists. Even more than that, I love crossing things off of my lists. But it never lasts. I've started some great planners in the past. There are things I love about each of them. I had really high ... Read More about How to Celebrate the New Year with a Planner Full of Possiblities
What could a girl from a tiny little island in eastern Canada possibly have in common with a girl growing up over 4,500 miles away in the desert mountains of Wyoming? Once upon a time a mutual friend introduced me to Anne of Green Gables, and I've never been the same. The Magic of Words I was one ... Read More about 3 Ways An Island Girl Inspired a Girl in the Mountains
For most parents it's the hardest part of planning a date night, isn't it? After all, you can purchase the movie tickets online. Dinner reservations are only a phone call away. A little lip gloss and a brush through the hair and you're ready to go! But when you hear little footsteps running ... Read More about How To Find and Keep Your Favorite Babysitter
It was the scariest thing that had happened in all of my few years. The doctor had decided to take my tonsils out. My mom stayed up all night the night before and made me an amazing robe that felt like a warm hug, and my dad took me to the hospital in "the big city," where he would spend the night ... Read More about 4 Faith-Promoting Quotes for Father’s Day
I've been reflecting lately on the twists and turns that my life has taken over the years. I've been thinking of the beautiful bends in the river - the valleys that were hidden just around a corner, and the unexpected falls that seemed terrifying at the time, but brought me to peaceful places that ... Read More about It takes a lot of faith
When I was growing up in the wild winter wonderland that is Wyoming, cabin fever was something you came to expect about this time of year. We became less and less enamored by the snow and cold and longed for the sunshine to peek through the clouds for an hour or two just to reassure us that it was ... Read More about 5 Ways to Combat Cabin Fever This Winter