We are wrapping up a three-day weekend here in the Rennard house. It was spent almost entirely at home, which brought much-needed relaxation and family time…. not to mention all of the spring cleaning and yard-work we finished!
I have been experimenting with my new camera and more with Photoshop. The following photos are from the last week. No editing was done other than cropping and making them sepia. Can you tell I love my new camera? I have so much to learn, but am having such a great time in the process!
We have blooms on our peony bushes as well! Peonies are my favorite flowers. My step-dad gave me three of his bushes two years ago. Last year I didn’t have any blooms. This year? Two. Our hope is that next year we will have an abundance of blooms. The two we have are gorgeous.
Now, what you have been waiting for! My favorite links from this week!
My most popular post of the week was:
What I Gather About Myself as Mom – Thanks for all of the positive feedback. I appreciate your honesty and the grace you show to me when I open myself up to you!
Windbag speeches: The Cruelty of Talking Too Much from Brian Zahnd
At A Deeper Story, When God Feels Like an Abusive Father
Because sometimes you just need satire in your life…. A Great Gatsby Book Report by a Kid Who Only Saw the Movie.
At Modern Mrs. Darcy, 2013 Summer Reading Guide. You have to subscribe to the blog to download the reading guide, but it is so worth it! I rely so heavily on book recommendations before reading anything new. Having someone put together a list like this makes my reading life so much easier!
Because who doesn’t love Loaded Nachos? From Pioneer Woman
Friends Who Blog:
My dear friend over at Becoming Whitney always makes me smile and motivates me to get crafty!
Jen at Girl in the Garage amazes me with her DIY projects!
I don’t usually recommend TV shows, but I just finished season 2 of Call the Midwife. It is warm and touching and grapples with issues of motherhood, poverty, gender roles and service. If you are going to watch anything this summer, watch this! It is free on Netflix, can be watched for free on PBS online, or can be ordered on Amazon. My understanding is that the show is based on the journals of a midwife in London in the 1950’s. Her journals have been turned into a trilogy of books, so I will be reading the books soon!
What about you? What have you been reading lately? Have you watched any good TV shows or movies? I would love to hear what is happening in your world.