Weekend Links to Inspire & Encourage (& a giveaway)

face the foliage

What Justina Blakeney is doing with Noonday is amazing #FaceTheFoliage


A Tale of 2 Couches // Vintage Revivals

Screen Shot 2015-02-19 at 8.05.55 AMJimmy Fallon and the Joy of the Lord // by Zach Hoag via A Deeper Story

Old HouseOur Life with Old House // This Abundant Life

A cup of tea with flowers and tea around itFinding Soul Rest in the Midst of Motherhood // Alia Joy



THIS picture!  / Via buzzfeed


Dear Mom Who Needs to Rest // Gracelaced


Did you take the Nesting Place home survey? it’s meant to be fun–it’s 27 questions that should take less than 10 minutes, and by taking the survey you’ll be entered to win one of five signed copies of the Nesting Place book!

Speaking of books….

fringe hours

Did you see Jessica Turner’s new book The Fringe Hours: Making Time for You?


DaySpring is happy to give away five Fringe Hours Collections (everything you see in the photo above),

which include autographed copies of the book. (Continental US only) Leave a comment to enter to win!

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Today’s Weekend links are brought to you by my sweet friend Dee and her Red Letter Words Art. Thanks Dee!


  1. I keep hearing about this book! Look forward to hopefully reading a copy even if I don’t win. ;)

  2. I’d love to win this book!

  3. I need to read this book so that I can find time to read this book…..

  4. I desperately need this book!

  5. I have seen a couple reviews of this book, and it sounds great. The whole collection is so pretty, too!

  6. Love the collections! Looking forward to get a copy of it.

  7. Ashleigh Hall says

    Just saw some reviews on this book!! Looks so good! Thanks for the chance to win!

  8. Dana Bohlen says

    Looking forward to reading the book – it’s been sitting in my Amazon cart! :)

  9. This book looks so interesting and I love the cover!

  10. I’d love to win the Fringe Hours book! I’m in a different season of life than Jessica, but I think we all can benefit from this idea — and then I can share it!

  11. Jennifer Mobley says

    Would LOVE to win a copy of The Fringe Hours. Looks like just what I need for this season of my life. Thanks for your generosity!!

  12. i would love to own the book and all the beautiful goodies!

  13. This sounds like a book I need to read. Thanks for the chance to win this giveaway as it would be so helpful to me.

  14. Would love to win and read this.

  15. Aimee Walter says

    This is a beautiful, happy collection oerfect to bring spring in my home. I also, could use permission to take time for myself to appreciate the little things. Oh how I hope I win. If not, I’ll have to add to my “books to read” list.

  16. I’ve been hearing so much great buzz about this book! I’m in the perfect season of life for it with two toddlers :)

  17. Great giveaway. would love to read this book

  18. I’d love to win this book!

  19. Something for everyone in the photos -beautiful flowers for a hint of Spring, and dogs in a funny pose to make me laugh out loud! I’ve been looking forward to Jessica’s book – she has lots of good advice and a great attitude!

  20. Abbey Harder says

    I’ve seen this book floating around the interwebs and have been intrigued by how many people I’ve seen reading it. Would love to win!

  21. I really enjoyed your book, which led me to your blog! I would love to have a copy of the Fringe Hours – maybe figure out some time to tackle some of your decorating suggestions!

  22. Sounds like a great book!

  23. The book does sound great! And the art is beautiful :)

  24. Sounds like a great book- what a fun giveaway :)

  25. so beautiful AND sounds like a treasure to read.

  26. I’d love to read this book, as a new mom, I find time for myself impossible.

  27. Incredible giveaway! Thanks for offering it! :-)

  28. i need to read this book. thanks for the chance to win. xo

  29. This book looks wonderful! We all need self-care time! Thanks!

  30. mary kathryn says

    I would love to read this book , thanks for the chance to win it.

  31. Great give away! Thank you!!

  32. Ooh sweet giveaway! Love it all

  33. Thanks for hosting this giveaway! My fingers are crossed! :)

  34. Love the collection and looks like a great read!

  35. Gina Andersen says

    I am the mother of two young children. This book is singing to me and I would love to read it!

  36. That sounds like something I need to read!

  37. Jenn Warren says

    Would love to have the book and treats to read and share.

  38. Thanks for the opportunity!

  39. Would love to win, sounds like a great read!

  40. I have heard so many great things about this book. And that collection is just beautiful!

  41. That book looks really good, just what I need! The whole collection looks lovely. Hope I win!!

  42. Cannot wait to read this book!

  43. Stephanie W says

    This looks like a great book! I struggle to allow myself time to be creative and nourish me–I tell myself there just is not enough time. Think I need to read this book.

  44. Creativity allowed in the fringe hours. What a blessing it would be to allow myself that!

  45. I have heard lots about the Fringe Hours and look forward to reading it!

  46. What a blessing time would be. I yearn for time to cut out for me. When I try, after a long day at the office, time with my kids and my husband, I end up asleep with a book in my hands. An hour by myself on the weekends and a child in lonely tears at my feet wanting Mommy to play with her. I give of myself more than i have and then I fall apart. Isn’t that the story of any mom and every mom?

    I would love the opportunity to read this book.

  47. The books are calling me, definitely will to grab all of it!

  48. That book sounds like exactly what my heart is needing in this season of life! Would love to own everything in the photo, it’s all so beautiful!

  49. Sounds like a book every mama needs. Thanks for sharing!

  50. I’ve heard good things about that book. Thanks for the giveaway!