This is a compilation list of some of my favorite things. Not comprehensive by any means, but I hope you will get inspiration and enjoyment out of this list.
God has been good to us in 2018 as a family. He has grown my business. He has made my husband successful in his. He has grown my children in their education.
2018 hasn’t been without its trials though. I would love to leave those behind. But, God has always been and will continue to be faithful to us.
Books: My goal was to read 60 books this year. That didn’t happen. I only read 52. But, that’s ok. You know. I watched some Netflix, hung out with my family, painted, prepared Bible studies, exercised outside (and I don’t like audible books).
Best Fiction 2018: I decidedly read more fiction this year than non-fiction, probably just because I can read fiction faster. I re-read the Narnia series this year again, which I love to do. I read it every other year and listen to it every other year (so I switch back and forth).
- The Saturday Night Supper Club.
- Five Days in Skye
- Voyage of The Dawn Treader (re-read)
- Gone to Green series
- Goodnight June
- Even Better Than Eden
- The Advent of the Lamb of God
- Footprints of a Pilgrim
- Roots and Sky
- Women of the Word
Best New Recipes – I cook new recipes all the time. I seldom cook the same thing twice. But, these two have already been made several times and are winners every time
Best Kids Books
Favorite Podcasts – these are the ones that I listen to almost every episode. There are definitely some popular podcasts that I just can’t listen to – the hosts or the depth of conversation just fall flat for me. I listen to so many each month. These are the ones that stand out for today.
- From the Front Porch – so much so that I want to go visit Thomasville, something I’ve not done since I was a teenager
- Ivey Gibb
- Cathy Nugent (we have a new barn door)
Favorite Local Things: (Local to Augusta GA)
- Rooted Coffeehouse
- Columbia County Library
- Charleston Street
What were some of your favorites from 2018?
Photo from my favorite styled shoot that I got to be a part of: Linda Threadgill Photo
One of my favorite books I read this year was Heidi. (It’s a classic for a reason!) One of my favorite things I did was a British Baking Show birthday party with my mom and sisters. ( I learned to make macaroons!)
Macarons are so much fun though finicky! And hope you are well! 🙂