Post from: August 2015

It's fitting that all the quotes here are from the author of our Week 17 Bookfest Friday! They're all found in The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho. I LOVE THESE QUOTES!! I love a good, empowering quote, don't you? Brevity can still be life-changing ...

"There is only one way to learn, it's through action. Everything you need to know you have learned through your journey."

"Don't give in to your fears, if you do, you won't be able to talk to your heart."

"No matter what he does, every person on earth plays a central role in the history of the world, and normally he doesn't even know it."

"It's true, life is generous to those who pursue their destiny."

-Paulo Coelho


 Have a great weekend my loves! xxheidi

Bookfest Friday

I loved the reading for this week! Paulo Coelho ROCKS. In the vid below, you will find me briefly talking about two of his books. The Alchemist and By The River of Piedra I Sat Down & Wept.

I know, I know, I went over my two minute vid time! Sorry! Just this once! I promise! I couldn't help it, there were too many awesome tidbits to share... Forgive me??

For next week, we are going to read:

We All Looked Up by Tommy Wallach

The Entrepreneur's Solution by Mel H. Abraham

See you next Friday!


Bookfest Friday

Hey all! Here's Bookfest Friday Week 16 video!

Two books, two minutes. On this video we talk about: Free to Fall by Lauren Miller and Essentialism by Greg McKeown.

Next week is a Paulo Coelho week! I'm so excited! We're going to read his The Alchemist and By the River Piedra I Sat Down & Wept. It's my first experience with Coelho, and I've only heard good things, so this should be AWESOME. We'll get a novel and a parable all in one. (With both books!) That means entertaining reading + life lessons. WHICH I LOVE.

Stay tuned! See you next Friday!


I had the privilege of speaking at an elementary school right here in Northwest Arkansas today! I talked with the children about how we all have talents and gifts to offer the world. It tied in well with the school's SUPER HERO theme. :)

The main message I delivered was the same thing I tell my children every night: YOU CAN DO ANYTHING YOU PUT YOUR MIND TO DO.

It's a message for children and adults alike. Discover your gifts, give them to the world.

You have something that no one else can give.

So, in the words of Nike, JUST DO IT!  



Bookfest Friday

Happy Birthday to me today! (Literally.:) To celebrate, I went on a hike with some of my favorite people. Waterfalls + early morning temperatures = awesome. Thank you, brothers, for coming into town. We love you!


In this blog, you will find my past six weeks of Bookfest Friday summer reading!

First, the video, where I tell in a sentence (or two) what I loved (or didn't love) about each book.

12 books. 3 minutes. Boo-yah.

After the vid, you will find the book list itself.

And below that, a picture of the books (and my kindle) all stacked up. Why? Because it makes me feel accomplished to have all my reading displayed in one place.



Week 10: Proof of Heaven by Eben Alexander. Pip Bartlett's Guide to Magical Creatures by Jackson Pearce & Maggie Stiefvater.

Week 11: Money: Master the Game by Tony Robbins. An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir.

Week 12: Man's Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl. Epic Fail by Claire LaZebnik.

Week 13: Women, Food & God by Geneen Roth. The Selection by Kiera Cass.

Week 14: Embraced by the Light by Betty J. Eadie. The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate.

Week 15: Modern Manners: Tools to Take You to the Top by Dorothea Johnson & Liv Tyler. Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews.

THIS WEEK, we're reading:

Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less by Greg McKeown

Free to Fall by Lauren Miller

See you next Friday!!! :) My kids start school Monday! I can't believe it's that time again!!