Book giveaway: NOURISHED, A search for Health, Happiness, and a FullNight's Sleep.

One particular day in the Fall of 2009, I sat down at our Kitchen Table with my laptop and said to my husband I want to start a blog. He asked what was I going to write about. I sat there and looked at our kitchen table and said-all this stuff on the table, and so the blog began. But what would I call the blog?

There was a pile of newspapers/coupons/advertisements,school papers, recipes, mail,magazines,sunglasses, keys,books, and who knows what else buried in those piles on the table.

I like to shop, I like to clip coupons, I like to find special offers, free samples, new products, and go to the mall. So, that's what I started to write about, all those piles of stuff on the table.
That's also how I came up with the name for this blog-Kitchen Table.  

I used to have a tablecloth for every season, so hence, I change the background with every season or holiday. It's sort of like this blog is my kitchen table where I write about life and stuff.

Over the years of being homeroom mom, volunteer, and anything else that required buying goodie bag loot, party supplies, and decorations, I was all over it. I had a basement full of school supplies, gifts, wrapping supplies, art supplies, and extra anythings. As the kids grew older, I began to clean out some of that excess, and even more this year. It's so much clutter, I NEED to get rid of it!!!

Clutter ways me down, clutter keeps me awake at night, clutter is on my mind night and day. I did clean out one drawer today and a pile of cards, calendars, and address labels we got in the mail over the past few months that I plan to give to a Senior Center.

My point of this intro is that you may have plans for your day, but one phone call or event can change that and the clutter doesn't get cleaned up. What I've learned over the years is your have to nourish yourself, your family, and most importantly your soul.

Clutter makes my soul UN-easy, and that' why this book NOURISHED is so good. I feel like I'm reading my life. And the book is an inspiration to do what you have to do, and don't worry about so much of the other stuff.

One of my favorite parts of the book is when Rachel talks about her Trapper Keeper. I didn't know they still made those, but in 8th grade I loved my Trapper Keeper. I've been trying to figure out a blog planner, printing pages here and there trying to make one that works for me, but when I read how she uses a Trapper Keeper for a planner I laughed out loud! So, that's the blog planner for me.

Okay, back to the purpose of this post: The book. NOURISHED
Softcover 
246 pages
$15.99 USD
Religion/Christian Life/Women's Issues

The book isn't all about getting rid of clutter, it's about relationships, you're family, how to deal with stress, marriage, and your own faith. I highly recommend reading Nourished! 




"Order-loving, thirty-something Rachel, and her laid-back, messy mother, Becky, are opposites in many ways. But they both believe that women long for a life that nourishes them inside and out. In this book, the mother-daughter duo will help you make that dream a reality by tackling the “Top 10 Stressors” that mess with a woman’s mind, such as:"

•Exhaustion of parenting
•Time-starved marriages•Feeling like a spiritual slacker
•Crowded Schedules•Negative Body Image
•Cluttered Surroundings   



"Following a series of trial-and-error experiments, Becky and Rachel share laugh-out-loud stories, fascinating research, and practical tips to design and a nourished life that fits your personality. By learning how to embrace “nourishing compromises,” you’ll never put happiness on hold again. If you are feeling drained, discontent, or discouraged, join a couple of understanding, entertaining companions on the journey from overwhelmed to nourishedd."

Becky Johnson is the author, coauthor, or collaborator of more than forty books. She’s a natural storyteller who has inspired and entertained audiences for years. Most recently she co-authored We Laugh, We Cry, We Cook alone with a blog by the same name with her daughter, Rachel Randolph. She and her husband, Greg, live in Denver, Colorado."  Website/blog: www.laughcrycook.com

"Rachel Randolph writes and speaks with humor and honesty about parenting a toddler, young married life, and her mostly plant-based cooking adventures. Rachel is married to Jared, a high school football and baseball coach. They live near Dallas, Texas with their son, Jackson. Nourished is her second book."
Website/Blog: www.nourishedmama.com 



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