7 quick takes friday (vol.10)...

Let's talk shoes for just one moment. Every girl needs a FaBulOuS pair of shoes. Am I right? I saw these the other day and my jaw dropped. They are feminine and feisty. Everything a good shoe should be in my opinion. Part of Anthropology's fall line, they are called Stacked Smoke Heals. Unfortunately at a whopping $388 dollars a wee bit out of my price range. So lovely...Sigh...

Even though the shoes might be out of my price range, this dress is a possibility. AND the shoes would totally rock the outfit!

I love the shades of grey and the lovely layers of tulle. Called the Spirited Away Dress also from Anthropology. Here is the description from the website:
"With its fluid empire shape and airy tulle top layer, Moulinette Soeurs' frock is so ethereal it must have been touched by faerie magic."
Faerie magic indeed!

OK moving on from the fashion scene...
Came across this fabulous article about special needs parents. If your a friend or a family member who is wondering what you can do to help, read this. Offer to help in practical ways. It would mean so much...trust me.

"Special-Needs Children Require Special Parents"
HT: Lisa (thanks)

If your looking for a cookbook that uses a whole, mostly organic food approach for cooking healthy meals to support weight loss and a healthier lifestyle, you cannot go wrong with Ellie Krieger.

So Easy: Luscious, Healthy Recipes for Every Meal of the Week

I LOVE this book! I have checked it out of the library twice and have now added it to my Christmas list. Her recipes are simple and straightforward using whole organic foods to create deliciousness every night of the week. I promise, you won't be disappointed.


So I have been doing a little fun fiction reading lately. I am a HUGE James Patterson fan. I love the Woman's Murder Club series and his Alex Cross books. His newest title in the Cross series is called Alex Crosses TRIAL. Patterson and co-author Richard DiLallo have written a book within a book. Here is the product description from Amazon:
From his grandmother, Alex Cross has heard the story of his great uncle Abraham and his struggles for survival in the era of the Ku Klux Klan. Now, Alex passes the family tale along to his own children in a novel he's written--a novel called Trial.
As a lawyer in turn-of-the-century Washington D.C., Ben Corbett represents the toughest cases. Fighting against oppression and racism, he risks his family and his life in the process. When President Roosevelt asks Ben to return to his home town to investigate rumors of the resurgence of the Ku Klux Klan there, he cannot refuse.
When he arrives in Eudora, Mississippi, Ben meets the wise Abraham Cross and his beautiful granddaughter, Moody. Ben enlists their help, and the two Crosses introduce him to the hidden side of the idyllic Southern town. Lynchings have become commonplace and residents of the town's black quarter live in constant fear. Ben aims to break the reign of terror--but the truth of who is really behind it could break his heart. Written in the fearless voice of Detective Alex Cross, Alex Cross's Trial is a gripping story of murder, love, and, above all, bravery.

It's an interesting concept and I have to say I enjoyed the story. It's not a particularly happy time in out nations history but a compelling one nonetheless. A good read to get you thinking. We've come a long way baby...Praise God!

Still working on my Holiday Notebooks filled with my lists, plans and recipes that we make year after year. I have been inspired by evlogia's "Cycles of Grace" notebooks. I will post about them soon. It's exciting to be motivated in my homemaking once again.


happy blogiversary...to me!!

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Happy Friday everyone!
Blessings and Grace,