beloved weekly shares { 3/52 }

Week 3/52: Beloved Weekly Shares

Three weeks in and I already missed week 2. Ha! It happens. Welcome to my perfectly imperfect blog. 🙂

I loved reading this wisdom from a mom looking back over her last 20 years of mothering. This is a really sweet read for those of us with littles, especially in the beginning of a new year.

I listen to just a few different podcasts, but Jamie Ivey’s “Happy Hour” is probably my favorite. This past week she chatted with Korie Robertson and it was really interesting to hear from her.

Two tips from The Nester to keeping your house tidy. Really smart.

From a healthcare standpoint and as a mom, I found this article really intriguing. Aven was estimated at 7 1/2 lbs on her last ultrasound, and the next day was born at 9.4 lbs! (I am SO glad I was unaware of her size or it totally would have messed with my head!) I wish more doctors would remember that it’s only an ESTIMATE when discussing method of delivery with expecting moms.

I have a goal to read 30 books this year and many of these book recommendations are on my To Read list. I’d love to hear any of your recent favorite reads. 


The Nester (my favorite home blog) has an amazing course in home design called The Cozy Minimalist where she covers all the basics and teaches you how to build a room step by step while using mostly what you already have. I loved going through this course, and registration is open again, but only for a few more days. 

hope everyone has a great week! I’m hoping to kick this sinus infection to the curb. 

xo, 
Shanna 

beloved weekly shares {39/52}

For the past couple of months, I’ve been sharing my weekly links on Sundays (for the most part.) If you’re quick, you’ll notice that a) it’s not Sunday, and b) the title for these has changed. Nonetheless, here are some favorite reads and posts from this past week! I especially love the very last one from Sarah Bessey. I just keep thinking about it, so definitely don’t skip that one. 



{ the small things blog }
I love this makeup look. Fresh, clean, simple. Also, how stunning is Kate Bryan? Love her. 

{ under the sycamore }
Are you a hummingbird or a buzzard? I know that sounds like a strange question, but just go with it. 

{ emily p freeman }
I just started this book, Simply Tuesday, by Emily Freeman. It’s an invitation to slow down and see the extraordinary in the ordinary. Really liking it so far.

{ one little momma }
Who knew clogs could be this cute? Are clogs back? Is this a thing? So many questions. 

{ sarah bessey }
How many of our stories do we censor so we don’t make others uncomfortable, or to make ourselves feel better? This is my top read for the week – don’t miss it!

As always, thanks for reading. I hope this week is on track to be a great one for you!


Also, I have to include a picture of Aven. If not I will receive a snarky text from my mom, and since she reads everything I write, I figure I owe her. Here ya go, mom. 🙂

This is Aven’s first hole-in-one. Little cheater.


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I look forward to putting together my favorite finds and reads each week for you, since it’s basically an excuse to read all of my favorite blogs and talk about them. Really, I could do that all day every day. I’m not sure what’s going on this week, but I’m coming up a little empty-handed. Some weeks there is just less content that I think “Ooh! I want to share that!” and I never want to link up to something that I’m not excited about. So until next week, here are some of my favorite Instagram feeds to follow:

{ kelly jensen }
Mama to five, she takes Sunday pictures with her entire crew. I also just like to hear some of her views on parenting and letting them be little. 

{ jess connolly } 
I mentioned her in a previous favorites post, but really – she is so inspiring and has a heart for women growing closer to God. I am SO excited to hear her speak at Allume conference next month!

{ the nester } 
Myquillyn is one of my favorite home design experts. She is all about making the most of what you have, and her motto is “it doesn’t have to be perfect to be beautiful” – YES.

{ kelle hampton }
I read her book Bloom when it first came out and have been following her social media ever since. She is an artist of words and her three littles are as cute as they come. 

{ the gray gang }
She is a mom I admire – so different from me in a lot of ways, but I think we have the same heartbeat when it comes to our children. A really gifted writer. 

{ meg legs }
I just love her style. There are a couple of her outfits I would wear every.single.day, no shame.  

{ kelli m campbell } 
She gives me a daily dose of Hawaii, where she lives – be jealous. 

{ angie smith }
She’s wordy but that’s one of the things I like most about her. She puts into words what I cannot. 


And just because, here’s this face, grabbed from my own instagram:


Happy Sunday! I hope this is an amazing week for you.