Jen’s Book Recommendations 2016

 

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Hi friends, just wanted to pop in and share some of my favorite reads for 2016! If you click on each of the titles below it will take you to amazon where you can grab a copy for yourself or as a gift for your BFF, sister, or mama!

Super sweet deal, today, Cyber Monday {November 28th} via AMAZON you can save $10 when you spend $25 on books with the code HOLIDAYBOOK.

I’ve discussed many of these books on past episodes, periscopes, or on my instagram account. I thought it would be helpful to have them all in one spot!

Wild and Free: A Hope-Filled Anthem for the Woman Who Feels She is Both Too Much and Never Enough

Rising Strong: The Reckoning. The Rumble. The Revolution

Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child

Year of Yes: How to Dance It Out, Stand In the Sun and Be Your Own Person

Present Over Perfect: Leaving Behind Frantic for a Simpler, More Soulful Way of Living

French Kids Eat Everything: How Our Family Moved to France, Cured Picky Eating, Banned Snacking, and Discovered 10 Simple Rules for Raising Happy, Healthy Eaters

Bringing Up Bébé: One American Mother Discovers the Wisdom of French Parenting

Crazy Rich Asians

Looking for Lovely: Collecting the Moments that Matter

China Rich Girlfriend

The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich

 

155: Meredith Crawford of One Sheepish Girl, Summer Rebroadcast Series

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Find Meredith Crawford here:

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Meredith Crawford is the founder and editor of the blog One Sheepish Girl. She loves knitting, crochet, photography, travel and so much more. She recently published her first crochet pattern book, Crochet with One Sheepish Girl. It is available for purchase on Amazon.com! In addition to her work with One Sheepish Girl, Meredith is also the communications director at a non-profit in Dallas, TX.

In today’s episode Meredith opens up about how she struggles with self esteem, how she started a blog her junior year of college as a creative outlet for knitting, crocheting, and all things yarn. She shares how she used her blog as a way to document her journey to work on her confidence with a series called “blogging for confidence.” She describes the series as “silly challenges” to push her out of her comfort zone -things like wearing red lipstick and going to see a movie alone.

We dive right in and talk about what success means/is for Meredith.

“I think success for me is more than a list of accomplishments. It’s really understanding who you are, appreciating who you are and then putting that into what ever it is that you do.”

Meredith goes into detail about her journey after graduating college. She was in search of a full-time job but instead found herself with a book deal. While she fully admits the book deal is and was an amazing thing, she didn’t feel successful. She desperately wanted to find a job that would allow her to move out of her parents’ house.  She wanted to feel like she was doing what she was supposed to do, find that job after college and show she had made it and show that she was successful. She did find a job and quickly realized it wasn’t going to bring her to where she wanted to be.

“I did all the things I thought were going to make me feel successful or accomplished and it kind of did the opposite. It sort of brought a lot of these insecurities to the surface and just tore me to shreds.”

Listen to the full episode now!

154: Loneliness, Summer Rebroadcast Series, Friday Coffee Talk

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loneliness, summer rebroadcast series

 

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Our Friday Coffee Talk episodes are a time for Danielle and I to chat about anything and everything. We are so happy this community enjoys hearing us talk about things that often get discussed at a coffee shop, the things you tell your girlfriends.

For our summer rebroadcasting series we’re sharing episode 6, loneliness.

p.s If you would be so kind as to leave us a review on iTunes, we would be forever appreciative. If you are unsure about how leave us a review you can watch this quick tutorial that Danielle put together!

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153: Kara Lamerato, Wedding Planning Podcast, Summer Rebroadcast Series

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Find Kara here:

Website // Shop // Facebook // Instagram // Twitter // Pinterest

Kara is the owner and creator of Kara’s Vineyard Wedding, a handmade boutique that focuses on one-of-a-kind wedding decor such as custom place card holders and Premium DIY supplies. She is also the creator of the Wedding Planning Podcast.

After graduating with degree in Mass Communications and English, Kara worked in financial planning, and saw success through the corporate lens of earning promotions & making money. She recognized her passion for entrepreneurship in 2011, & built her handmade business while “on-the-clock”. Two years later, the birth of her daughter was the push she needed to make the leap to self employment, and she hasn’t looked back! Kara treasures the ability to work for herself while providing a second income for her family, AND raising her two children full-time. She also loves spending time with family and friends, drinking wine, & reading US Weekly.

In today’s episode Kara shares a definition of success we think so many of our listeners will appreciate and understand.

“As long as my family has everything that we need and some of the things that we want I feel successful.”

Kara goes into detail about what gave her the nudge to leave her full-time job and take her online shop from a side business to her family’s second income while staying at home with her young children.  She shares the steps she took to feel comfortable and confident about leaving her full-time job including financial financial goals to meet before she walked away from the corporate world!

“I became compulsively driven to get this business grown to a point where I could leave that corporate job and have the freedom to be home full time with Stella”

Kara also talks about how she had a major shift in her way of thinking.  She was constantly comparing herself to people who were still in the corporate world, or other WAHMs who had a different schedule/situation. She realized she need to stop comparing herself to others and focus on what she was doing.

“Success isn’t about material things. It’s about being happy at the end of the day.”

Listen to the full episode now!

152: FOMO, Summer Rebroadcast Series, Friday Coffee Talk

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FOMO coffee talk

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Our Friday Coffee Talk episodes are a time for Danielle and I to chat about anything and everything. We are so happy this community enjoys hearing us talk about things that often get discussed at a coffee shop, the things you tell your girlfriends.

For our summer rebroadcasting series we’re sharing episode 66, FOMO, aka fear of missing out!

p.s If you would be so kind as to leave us a review on iTunes, we would be forever appreciative. If you are unsure about how leave us a review you can watch this quick tutorial that Danielle put together!

Review She Percolates on iTunes via Podcasts App from Danielle Spurge on Vimeo.

Listen to our latest episode now by clicking below or find us on iTunes or stitcher