It’s my new favorite day of the month – book selection day on Book of the Month. Wait, let me back up. If you are a voracious reader like me, or you just like to collect books, then you are going to love this service I discovered. I was prompted by a Facebook ad to […]


February & March Reads

by jessicaturner on March 31, 2016

One of the best parts of my break was how much I read. The first part of February did not include much reading, but for the past six weeks I have consumed more books than I have in a long time. I’m so excited to share what I have read with you. Clearly I have […]


Books I Read: January 2016

by jessicaturner on February 3, 2016

The Girl Who Wrote in Silk: I actually read this book at the end of December, but I loved it SO much that I wanted to be sure to share it here. It tells the story of Inara Erickson who finds an elaborately stitched piece of fabric hidden in the house in her deceased aunt’s […]


5 Ways to Raise Grateful Kids

by jessicaturner on January 27, 2016

A few weeks ago I lost it. I was in Elias’s room and his bottom dresser drawer was open. He was pushing on it in such a way that it was straining the whole drawer. I asked him to stop. He did it again, the track cracked and the drawer dropped to the floor. “Why […]


My 2016 Reading List

by jessicaturner on January 26, 2016

One of my big goals for 2016 is to do A LOT of reading. 2015 was a big year for our family, with Ezra’s birth, my two book releases and Matthew’s six weeks of travel. Consequently, my love of reading really took a back seat. I read the fewest number of books I have read […]


Weekend Links | Time for You Edition

by jessicaturner on January 16, 2016

Happy weekend! We are FINALLY taking our tree down (though I’m totally sad about it, I know it is time) and I’m taking the bigs to see Norm of the North. Next weekend I leave for almost a full-week of travel, so I am looking forward to lots of family time. Today is the last […]


A Perfect Pair: The + My (Fringe Hours)

by jessicaturner on January 13, 2016

First off, thank you SO much to everyone who has picked up a copy of The Fringe Hours this week. Amazon dropped the price to just $1.99 and it is closing in on the top 100 of all Kindle books. What the heck?! Y’all are amazing. Please keep telling your friends and spreading the word. […]

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Buy The Fringe Hours for $1.99

by jessicaturner on January 11, 2016

Well, 2016 is underway. You’ve probably made your resolutions, taken down your Christmas decorations and your kids are back in school. (I’ll be honest… about 50% of our Christmas decorations are still up, so no judgement if you are in that boat!) Now is when it’s time to start putting those New Year’s plans for […]


Choose Joy: Introducing Sara’s Book

by jessicaturner on January 5, 2016

I’ve started this blog post a dozen different ways. Nothing seems good enough. Some of you might remember my friend Sara, known on the Internet as Gitzen Girl. Sara had an autoimmune disease, was home bound and sadly passed away in 2011. Thousands were impacted by her blog writing and today a book, of Sara’s […]


Simple & Fun Fill-In Books You Need for 2016

by jessicaturner on December 28, 2015

I absolutely love Q&A, fill-in, journal type books. They are an easy way to do memory keeping, only require a few minutes and are so fun to look back on. I have bought several new ones for 2016 and thought I would share my favorites + some other ones that you might be interested in. […]

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