Brooke Smith's



I went through a reading drought from September-November. I only finished one book during those months. I hate when that happens. However, I finished the year strong and read 11 books in December thanks to a week’s vacation and my own little read-a-thon on the last day of the year! I didn’t quite make it […]


Last month during Blog-tember, I did a goals post for the first time. I had always been apprehensive about making one of these posts because I didn’t want to fail and then have to share it with everyone. Well, I failed. But that’s okay. It was a very busy month and I’m hoping this month’s […]


Even though it doesn’t feel like it outside, today is the first day of Fall! Here are a few of my favorite Fall things… one: fall foods! I really want to try these pumpkin cream cheese swirl muffins. two: boots! three: cardigans. I really want this one. four: pumpkin spice lattes and other fall drinks. […]


I had a few different ideas of what kind of playlist to share today, which means there may be future playlist posts to come. But for today I wanted to share some of my favorite praise & worship songs. This is the music that inspires and encourages me the most. Click here to listen! Do […]


4 days in a row of blog-tember! Here’s a little of what’s currently going on in my life…   Reading…The Last Star by Rick Yancey. I read the first two of this series in July so I really want to finish the trilogy this month. I’m also reading 3 other books. I’m really thinking about […]

BLOG-TEMBER Day 3: Summer Favorites

Today’s prompt is to share a list of favorites from this summer. It’s crazy that summer is coming to a close. Labor Day weekend always feels like the bridge between summer and fall to me. It’s one fun-filled, long weekend summer send-off. Don’t get me wrong, I love summer. But by the end of August […]


The writing prompt for today is to share a list of current goals. I haven’t shared goals here very much, though I frequently am writing goals in my notebooks. I’m going to share some goals I have for September and I plan to let you know what goals I achieved at the end of the […]

BLOG-TEMBER Day 1: Introduction

I’m so excited to be participating for the first time this year in the blog-tember challenge! The blog-tember challenge is hosted by Bailey and she has provided a writing prompt for every day in September. I doubt I will post every day, but I’m going to try to blog as many days as I can […]

August Reads.

I can’t believe today is the last day of August! I do love Summer, but I’m ready to welcome Fall with open arms. I’m ready for pumpkin spice everything, football, and cooler weather. Starting tomorrow I plan to participate in the blog-tember challenge that is hosted by Bailey at Brave Love Blog. Basically, she has […]