(in)courage Bible

Hello! I haven’t shared my new Bible that I added to my collection yet! I purchased the (in)courage Bible from my local Books A Million recently. I love and adore how this Bible is set up. I decided on this one because I love the simple gray cover and flowers (I added the pretty ribbon to the edge).

This Bible is more than just the books we are used to. It includes devotionals and stories throughout. I appreciate the extra storytelling and details the makers of this Bible added. (in)courage Bible | Created by Jen BlogIMG_1295I love how pretty this ribbon looks.ย  ๐Ÿ˜Š(in)courage Bible | Created by Jen BlogHere’s a look at the opening page of Psalms. The tabs I used are from The Planner Society, and the stickers are by Illustrated Faith.

I love how there is lined journaling space is at the end of each page. I think that makes this Bible unique, versus other Journaling Bibles.IMG_1297I am still enjoying just reading the word. I haven’t begun Bible Journaling in this Bible just yet…IMG_1298I love the book of Ruth, because, well, it’s my middle name, and belonged to my grandmothers before me too. (in)courage Bible | Created by Jen BlogThanks for stopping by today!heart_jen

New York in Bloom Book

Hello there! Today I just wanted to share a gorgeous new book I purchased from Georgianna Lane. Her floral photography is I think my absolute favorite ever. I loved her Paris in Bloom book from 2017, and when I saw that a new book was coming out, I had to order it.ย  ๐Ÿ’žNew York in Bloom Book | Created by Jen BlogI bought it directly from her Etsy shop. She signed it, and it came with a couple photo goody extras. New York in Bloom Book | Created by Jen BlogIMG_0419Here’s a peek inside the book…IMG_0422It’s thoughtfully laid out and pure eye candy. It’s so inspiring and makes me want to get out and take all the flower pictures I can!New York in Bloom Book | Created by Jen BlogHere are the first two books in this series- London in Bloom is out next!IMG_0431IMG_0427Thanks for stopping by!heart_jen

New Books :)

One of my goals for 2017 is to read more. I’m in luck, because it seems like so many creative, interesting books are hitting the shelves right now!

Winter always seems to zap my creativity. So, I decided to invest in a couple of floral photography books.

IMG_7853First up is Paris in Bloom, by Georgianna Lane. I became a fan of hers a few years back when I saw her photography in an Artful Blogging issue. This book is eye candy times 10. I love the different sections in the book and it seriously makes me want to take a trip to Paris in the spring!IMG_7856

IMG_7857The next book I pre-ordered was A Colorful Way of Living by Barbara Bradley Baekgaard. Anyone who knows anything about me knows what a huge Vera Bradley fan I have been for the past decade or longer. I met her once in person, and I couldn’t wait to read more about her life and how Vera Bradley began. I recommend this book because it is so positive and uplifting. It makes you feel like you can take on the world after reading a few chapters! Plus, it has some of my fave Vera Bradley prints scattered throughout! A colorful, easy to read book, indeed! IMG_7858I have been trying to get myself back into the botanical photography groove with spring having just arrived. I went back to research some famous, classic botanical photographers and came across Imogen Cunningham. I fell in love with her floral photos immediately! I ordered this book from Amazon. It’s called Flora, and it’s from 2001. It not only has gorgeous photos from the early 20th century, there’s a section that gives details about the flowers themselves. It’s a great, favorite new resource.IMG_7859I also received a signed print with my Paris in Bloom pre-order. It’s hanging in my office right now!ย  ๐Ÿ™‚IMG_7879

I hope if you’re looking for a few new books that you consider these. I love all three and can’t wait to find some more new favorites to add to my reading list!

What are you reading these days?


{Heart} Books

Happy Monday!

I have always loved reading books (and magazines) and find endless inspiration in them, but I haven’t made them a priority in a very long time. I hope that this year I can change that. I think I’m not only drawn to particular authors, but I’m drawn to the colors and photos on the covers. Have you ever bought a book because it would look good in your collection? Guilty here!