Monday, May 5, 2014

What's On... Your Nightstand!

Happy Monday, friends!!!  This weekend was an absolute WHIRLWIND!!!  More about that tomorrow, because today is "What's On.... Your Nightstand!" 

Not going to lie... I kind of forgot about this until after our Sunday School class's family picnic tonight. hahaha. So this is 100% authentically my nightstand tonight :)

My iPhone would normally be on here charging as well... but I was using it to take these high quality photos :)

 I don't have much time to read, but I'm trying to make more.  Currently I'm reading....

"His is a generation of boys who have better relationship with their Game Boxes, i-Pods, televisions, and computers than they do with their families.  His understanding of marriage is that it has little hope for success, witnessing a fifty percent divorce rate both inside and outside of the church. His world is one where pornography is no longer a hidden shame, but encouraged entertainment. 

Can you raise your son to one day love, lead and protect a wife and family in a world like this?

The answer is yes. The heartbeat of this book is to give you the tools to help your son become a tender warrior who will one day fight for his family, a godly husband who will faithfully love his wife, and a leader who will be a man of his word.

What lists and systems and self-help books have failed to do for young moms in the trenches, Jesus can accomplish blindfolded. Yes, moms are busy, they need a break, and they'd just like a shower. But they are also strong and brilliant and have the power to move mountains. Author and speaker Jen Hatmaker takes the words and deeds of Jesus, adds the humor of a young mom's life, and offers messages of grace and encouragement. She shows overburdened moms forty things Jesus doesn't expect them to do on their own

Using kings of the Old Testament as character studies, Steve Farrar examines the critical role a father plays in preparing his son to become a godly man. What separated the good kings from the bad kings was a father who made time commitments to mentor his son, by modeling biblical manhood.

And my Bible is the True Identity Bible

Here are a few other books I've either read recently or are rereading.

I also keep a notepad/journal so I can jot down info, thoughts and to-do lists before I go to bed.  I get them out of my head and onto paper so I can sleep better :)  There's also a Jameson Monre bow (duh!) and apparently a mini beluga whale. hahaha

My cute owl mug is from Anthropologie this past Fall.  Sorry... they're all sold out :(
This one is really cute, though.... and actually so is THIS one and THIS one too. 

I love having fresh flowers on my nightstand and this was after Griffin's pre-bed bottle so that's on there as well.   She's on straight milk now and she CHUGS a 9-oz bottle every night before bed :)

And because they're WAAAAAAAAAAAAY too cute to wait to share.... y'all check out a few of the sneak peeks the AMAZING Kelly posted of my kiddos this weekend :)

They're grainy since I screen shotted them and then posted them... but I can't wait to see them all!!!

So.... what's on your nightstand??? Are you reading anything great?  Is is super clean? A total mess? :)  I can't wait to see!!!



  1. Eeeks! I love this post! I cannot wait to be moved in so that I can link up with you! Your nightstand is perfection :).

  2. The pics of the kiddos are adorable so far; cant wait to see the rest! And Ive been looking for a good read especially since summer is coming up. So glad you posted these! And doesn't everyone have a mini beluga whale on their nightstand?! hahaha Love! Thanks for sharing!
    x Dani

  3. I LOVE Out of the Spin Cycle!!! So good! And...those pictures of your kiddos!!! Kelly did GREAT!!

  4. I need to buy "Preparing him for the other woman"--it sounds like a must-read for boy moms!
    So sweet that you keep flowers at your bedside :)
    Love those sneak peeks!!

  5. Thanks for hosting this fun link up, I am going to have to check out your books, I love finding new ones to read.

  6. Thanks for hosting Andrea and sharing some great book titles! I might have to add some fresh flowers to my nightstand--genius! Also can't wait to see all the sweet pics of your kiddos! The sneak peek is too cute!

  7. You've got me wanting to read a couple of books, and I NEVER read. Well done! And the preview pics? I'm DYING.

  8. Loved Crazy Love! Been wanting to read Not a Fan~

    Love this series, girl!

  9. Love this series! You inspired me to grab some fresh flowers on pop them on my nightstand and it's making me so happy!

  10. Your children are absolutely adorable. That Luke is for sure going to be a A&F model or something. And I kind of feel like I want to be BFFs with Mason (is that weird? probably.). Happy Monday!

  11. As a boy mom, I'm super interested in what you are reading. I just got a sample of two of the books sent to my kindle so I can check them out. Your sneak peek pics are adorable!

  12. I'd be embarrassed to death to show you my night stand. It's always a wreck!


  13. I am impressed by the stack of books on your nightstand!!! Love that pic of Presley and G! I bet those girls are going to be tight later on in life! :)

  14. How do you have three kids and you nightstand still looks so clean and nice? lol!
    LOVE the photos of the kiddos from your photo shoot! Can't wait to see more :) They are adorable! And I can't believe you were able to get Dave to rock red pants! My husband would think I am nuts! lol!

  15. I think your books about raising sons sound like interesting reads. by the bedside are quite a treat to look at each morning!