SHOW NOTES 015 AMANDA SHOOK

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Amanda Shook is a real life friend of mine. She lives in our shared hometown of Kenai Alaska and is just the sweetest. I know that I say that about every guest I have on, but they are all my friends and I don’t think I’d have friends that weren’t super sweet! ANYWAYS! Amanda is one of the first people I knew that started a “side hustle”.  I am so excited for you guys to hear how she started her Etsy shop, how it transitioned and what came of it. I think one thing I love the most about this episode is that Amanda didn’t just stay where she was, or with what she was doing. She shifted and she needed to. She stepped back when she wasn’t feeling her healthiest and she looked for an alternative path. I know that’s something I get stuck in…I started here and now I can never change!

I hope that you enjoy this conversation with Amanda, it really was just two friends sitting down and catching up on life.

ALSO, if you have any questions regarding oils, Young Living or anything along those lines I know that Amanda would be SO happy to help you!! You can send her a Message on Instagram or head to her website!

 

 

Links/ Recommendations

Think Dirty App is the app that tells you what Toxins are in our products and why they are bad for us.

Amanda along with every other person in the world is obsessed with THE GREATEST SHOWMAN and the soundtrack if you haven’t seen or heard this yet. STOP WHAT YOU ARE DOING AND GO WATCH THE MOVIE RIGHT NOW!!! You will not be disappointed. In fact you will be mad at yourself that it took you so long to see such an AMAZING piece of art!

Connect with AMANDA

Website

Instagram

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SHOW NOTES 014 MEGAN ELIZABETH

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My new friend is Megan she is the founder of DEFINING YOUR TRUE an non profit that reminds girls and women of every age to love their bodies. This girl has her eyes set on helping others, cheering them on to love themselves right where they are. We talked a lot about her fitness journey and how it’s changed over the years.

Megan is young by so wise, she reminded me to take a step back and remember what all my body is capable of, and that I need to focus on celebrating my body instead of punishing it!

Links/ Recommendations

Megan is loving HINT WATER

She’s re-reading REDEEMING LOVE by Francine Rivers

Megan is also loving her friend’s Jesus Rap check him out on instagram @tobenwige

Connect with MEGAN

Website

Www.definingmytrue.me

Instagram

@meggercise

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Website

www.jeanettetapley.com

INSTAGRAM

@jeanettetapley

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@thejeanettetapley

 

SHOW NOTES 012 KATIE GANSHERT

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Katie Ganshert is a wife and amazing mom to two sweet kiddos. I met her while we were both in the process of adopting our sweet daughters from the DRC in Africa. We each have a daughter with special needs and that is something we continue to bond over.

After I read some of her books I had a TOTAL fan girl moment…I KNEW HER and SHE WROTE THESE BOOKS!! It was a pretty dramatic moment in my head! Katie is so wise and kind and I love that she came on the show to tell us all about her latest book NO ONE EVER ASKED. Which I have read and will not stop talking about. I believe the conversations that will happen because of this book will be the catalyst so much change!

Katie is passionate about many things, one being super mindful of her daughter seeing people who look like her. I love how her family just recently sold their house and moved so they could be apart of a more diverse community and their heart behind it all is so pure.

 

Links/ Recommendations

Gosh, we talked about a a few different podcasts! Here they are for you to go search out:

THIS AMERICAN LIFEPASS THE MICSCENE ON RADIO

Books: anything and everything by LIANE MORIARTY but our favorite by here is WHAT ALICE FORGOT and SMALL GREAT THINGS by JODI PICOULT 

You can find all of Katie’s books on AMAZON and I recommend them all!!

Connect with KATIE

katieganshert.com

Instagram @katieganshert

Facebook @authorkatieganshert

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SHOW NOTES 007 ANNA LEBARON part 1 & 2

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This week you are in for a treat! First of all its a two part episode, because Jesse said it was a bad idea to put out an episode that was almost 2 hours longs. BUT I am SO excited for you to listen. Anna and I just couldn’t stop talking and like a true coffee time with my friends, we just lost track of time and kept chatting.

Anna is the author of THE POLYGAMIST DAUGHTER her real life story of being raised in a polygamist cult and how she broke free, found Christ and has found freedom in all of that. Anna is a mover and shaker and she dropped some TRUTH for us today. I really don’t think I’ll ever look at an apple seed the same way.

Anna is also known in the book world as a well known Book Launcher, and she tells us all about how that started and how her side hustle has become her main hustle. She is so persistent and strong and I am in awe of her.

I loved talking with her about EVERYTHING from counseling, to diet books, to CrossFit, Christ, books and everything in between. This was a TRUE Coffee Time with my friend and I hope you love it!

Links/ Recommendations

Levels of Change by Bob Hamp

Experiencing God by Henry Blackaby

Breaking Free and Believing God by Beth Moore

Sound of Gravel by Ruth Warnier

Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath is the show she said she was obsessed with and I am going to watch it soon!!

CONNECT WITH Anna

INSTAGRAM

@annaklebaron

FACEBOOK

@annalebaron

WEBSITE
www.AnnaLeBaron.com

CONNECT WITH ME

WEBSITE

jeanettetapley.com

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@jeanettetapley

FACEBOOK

@thejeanettetapley

SHOW NOTES BONUS EPISODE RISE RECAP

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Alright…Here it is!

I am so excited to share my first BONUS episode, this one is all about my take aways from the RISE Women conference I went to earlier this month in LA. It was a GREAT event, and I really learned so so much! Some of the questions I answer in this episode are…

What is RISE?! What were my expectations going into it this year? What were my top 5 takeaways? Why did I go? What was my ONE word from the final day? Will I go next year?

So, friend…Grab your cup and lets find out!!

PEOPLE YOU SHOULD CHECK OUT!

Rachel Hollis Hostess and Speaker and New York TIMES BEST SELLING AUTHOR

Dave Hollis Husband of the year, speaker and Ally

Toi Sweeney My girl Toi, Branding expert, style guru and my friend

Jen Hatmaker Author, Speaker, fun as can be! I love when I get to talk to her

Elyse Snipes her podcast Trailer Cast  Licensed therapist, podcaster, and SOLID speaker!

Mica May of May Designs I LOVE her story and her as a person! She is SO inspirational!

Landyn Hutchinson of Living With Landyn

Anna Todd New York Times Best Selling Author

Elizabeth Lascaze Manager at Deloitte Consulting

 

I really hope you enjoyed todays Bonus episode!

I hope that you heard my heart and want to keep chasing this dream with me!

And please share It’s Time For Coffee with a friend! The more the merrier!!

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July Book Reviews

Ya’ll. Summer is coming to an end quickly. I see my ‘To Read’ list growing, but my time actually reading dwindling, while July wasn’t a super busy month for my family, I did choose to watch more TV than I like to admit. But with that said here are my reviews of what I did read!

Fierce Love: One woman’s Courageous Journey to Save Her Marriage Shauna Shanks    This story is probably based on my greatest fear. Her husband tells her he doesn’t love her and is ready to end their marriage. She does the opposite of what I would’ve done which is she seeks the Lord and pursues hope and perseverance. I won’t spoil the ending but it’s a beautiful story. She speaks about using lip gloss as a physical reminder to speak kind and pretty words. She speaks of the Ebenezer Stone and how the Lord was with her each step. It’s a great read!

 

Rich People Problems (Crazy Rich Asians book 3) Kevin Kwan                                                The end of a great series is my favorite. This was a great summer read. The whole series was light, funny and just plain delightful! I loved the ending and felt like it was all wrapped up in a beautiful bow. I still think of the characters like they are real people, and I feel like that means the character development is on point!

 

Worlds Collide (Land of Stories book 6) Christopher Colfer                                                     Ok, this the last book in The Land of Stories series that the boys and I have listened to for the past few summers, and we could not wait for its release! Mr Colfer did not disappoint with this one! After five books, he wrapped this fractured fairy tale series up in such a magical way. These characters are so fun, and we listen to it read by the author himself. Hearing his performance of each character made it so much more enjoyable. My favorite character is Mother Goose. She is a bit of a lush in this series, and a lot of her jokes when over the boys’ heads, but they made me giggle.

 

The Lipstick Gospel Stephanie Wilson                                                                                               I recently got a new devotional and journal (The Lipstick Gospel Devotional and Prayer Journal) written by this same author. In the devotional it referred back to her book The Lipstick Gospel and her story about finding her faith. I decided to read it so I would have a better understanding of her and her story. It was a quick read and I loved how honest she was with her struggles to commit to Jesus and how she leaned into Him and sought peace. Such a beautiful story. And by the way I am also loving the devotion and journal prompts!

 

Today Will be Different Maria Semple                                                                                               I really thought that this was going to be a super fast read. One that I could sit by the pool with and read it really quickly. I’ve read another book by this author before and she’s so light and funny but, this book flipped back in time really quickly without much warning so I found myself a little confused at times and having to re-read the last page or so to make sure I understood where we were or where she was taking me. This was a fun story and I think the quirkiness of the protagonist was super sweet but the ending lost me. I think it just fell a little flat while I was waiting for some big reveal it was just sort of eh.

What are you reading?

What do you want to read?

When do you find time to read?

What’s your favorite thing to read?

 

Started Of Mess and Moxie yesterday and teared up in the intro…good sign?!

My TO READ List:

Of Mess and Moxie Jen Hatmaker

Steal Away Home Aaron Ivey and Matt Carter

Shoe Dog (yes still on my list)

Sophie Kinsella’s and Jane Green’s new books just arrived too!

June Book Reviews

I love summer for so many reasons: no school, no schedule, the sun, the pool, my kids, and all the books. In the summer I feel like I have the freedom and time to read, and I think the lack of new TV shows has a big part in that. Well that and I don’t have to fear over sleeping or missing my alarm in the morning. So with summer here I have been reading as much as I can!  Here’s what I read in June with a quick review:

Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan-  I actually saw this recommended by a friend on Instagram so I added it to my Amazon cart. The reviews are all great but sold it as “The next Shopaholic series” and while I didn’t think it lived up to THAT standard ( I mean Sophie Kinsella is HILARIOUS and I have never laughed out loud like I did while reading her books)  I did really enjoy it. It showed a totally different culture and full of footnotes to help the reader understand and get some insider knowledge. It was a great pool/ camping read.

China Rich Girlfriend by Kevin Kwan- Obviously I didn’t hate the first one if I followed it up with the second of the three books. The story line is so good and full of characters that you feel like you’ve really come to know. I really liked the character development that happened in this book and it really set the bar for book 3!

The Turquoise Table by Kristin Schell- Jamie Ivey (Host of the popular podcast Happy Hour with Jamie Ivey) is doing a summer book club and this was her first pick. The first thing about this book is its BEAUTIFUL. The cover is lovely with turquoise and gold hints all over it. The book is her story of building community with her neighbors really encouraging us to not be indoors or backyard people but to venture out front and really get to know the people that live next door.  It also has a lot of recipes and really good tips for how to become a ‘Front Yard Person’.

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas- Oh man, this book was good. Real, raw and real heavy. It tells the story of a young african american girl who witnesses her friend murdered by the police. It is a great real-life and timely picture into the hate that we see all around us. There is some strong language so heads up but man, this was well written and beautifully executed. This story has stuck with me and has made me think so much.

Orphan Island by Laurel Snyder- Now this one was promoted to me like this: “I couldn’t put it down, the last time I read a book this good was Harry Potter.” So obviously I had to have it, and I had to read it immediately. Well, it wasn’t THAT good! I mean, it is a good coming of age story and I loved the main characters heart, but I also wanted to shake her and help her see the error of her ways. It ended kind of abruptly so I have been waiting to see if there’s going to be a follow up.

Love Lives Here by Maria Goff- I have slowly read this book. Wanting to take in and sit with each story Maria told. Maria, wife to Bob Goff, author of Love Does, followed her husband’s path of just laying out how they live and love and how its one in the same. I loved that she talked about how he’s adventurous, she’s not and how they made that work. How when her kids told her they were running away, she helped them pack a bag. She writes of love in such a simple way and its just obvious that that is who they are. Both of their stories are gold and full of wisdom!

My To Read list looks like this….

Today will be different by Maria Semple    Shoe Dog by Phil Knight                            Life After by Katie Ganshert   A Fierce Love by Shauna Shanks                         Wayfarer by Alexandra Bracken    Rich People Problems by Kevin Kwan

To read and read. What’s on your shelf?!