Sursee Saturday :: New Covers on Old Favorites

I love the artist Anne Bond.  I think I first read about her in Southern Living and I follow her on Instagram;  it is fun to see what she posts and to see her artwork as it is coming out fresh.  She is the founder of Rifle Paper Co.  I am pretty sure you have seen her work on notecards and journal covers.

But look at what she is doing now… book covers for the classics.

My new love. a little princess

Are these not gorgeous, beautiful and inspiring?

anne of green gables

Makes me want to read these books all over again.

Little women

I am thinking these would be an awesome baby gift for a new mom.  Or a precious gift for a gal turning 13 or 16 or 18- all special birthdays in our house.  They are very affordable, around $13.00 for a hard bound book.  Amazing.

Or, maybe a Sursee for a gal pal?


Or how about a Sursee for You!

A Stocking stuffer, perhaps?… it is not too early you know.

Have a Sursee Saturday!




Quiet Time Sursees // A New Journal

Journal Love

  I am standing at my window willing it to be fall out there.  Needing a cool breeze to blow in and shake off some of these cobwebs.  Ain’t seasons grand?  Can hardly wait for this cool front that the weatherman is telling us is coming…I even wore a sweater today to will the cool weather to come.  Ha.

September makes me think of school supplies and a new fall outfit.  Getting a new pair of school shoes.  Football games.  Sweaters.  Zipper bags and notebooks.  New pens. Ahhh.

Since I don’t  buy school supplies around here anymore,  I bought a new quiet time journal from Target.  Only $3.99.  Pretty and fun.  A quiet time Sursee for sure.  It makes me happy to see it on my shelf.  I think it helps me when I read from my Chronological Bible to write some stuff down.  A verse that sticks out.  A word that encourages or gently reminds.  A whispery thought that comes from reading the living word.

I think the physical act of writing brings the word a little deeper into me.  I remember when I taught that was true.  Writing their thoughts and ideas down, the physical act of writing, helped my students to remember or clear their thoughts for the paper. Using all your senses: seeing, touching, and hearing it by reading it out loud, helps us to remember what we are reading.

Writing goes from the eyes to the brain to the hand to the paper and then we see it again. Cool.  All the while the living Word is changing us, working, shaving off the gunk.  I want the Word of God to reside in me and use all my senses to absorb it, don’t you?

So here is my new fav to get a little more out of my time in the morning- a beautiful journal.  Next time we will talk about my fav pen.  Pens have a personality and you need to find one that fits yours.  It makes all the difference.  Next time.

What do you use to pep up your time in the Word?  Do you have a Sursee to share with us?  Do tell.


What’s Up and What I Am In To Right Now

great brownies for entertaining

Hey there, Just a note to say life has been busy.  You, too? Reminds me of the Mary Englebreit quote: .   But I want more.  Not just the daily.  I want more of Him, not more of busy. The other morning I was starting my day and was … [Continue reading]

Wild Obedience :: Sursees from Declare 2014

Declare Conference 2014

Recently I attended a writing conference and wanted to let you know some of the things I learned. But, how do you wrap up and write about a three day long event with hundreds of conversations and inspiring speakers and Sursees galore at our table … [Continue reading]

Sursee Saturday :: Felt Ball Trivet

Sursee Saturday Trivet

  I love felted wool and saw this trivet made of felted wool balls and thought it was super cute.   Fun.  Happy.   I love when something that is useful is also beautiful. I have it sitting on my table.  What do you have on your … [Continue reading]

Mentoring Matters :: A Reminder to Moms Taking Kids Off to College

mentoring,school starting

Hey Moms out there, I know that it is back to school time which means some of you are sending your babies off to Kindergarten.  Middle school.  High school.  It always a little bittersweet isn't it? Some of you are even taking your kids off to … [Continue reading]

Sursee Saturday :: Finding the Unexpected and Sharing with You

Sursee Saturday

Hey y'all.  I am starting Sursee Saturday today!  This will be a place for me to share something new that I have found or something that I am digging  and want you to try, too. Just a quick read and off you go on your Saturday. Today it is a … [Continue reading]

Mentoring Matters :: An Easy Definition of a Mentor

Mentoring Matters

Picture a twisting, winding path. Picture two women walking, but one is a little further down the path about to turn a corner.  Before she turns she looks back and sees the woman behind her struggling, bowed down by the weight of her doubts or fears- … [Continue reading]

Summer Homeschooling :: Time to Get Ready for Fall

August Homeschool

I realized that I have a tab on my blog home page about Homeschooling, but I never write about it!  So I am going to start adding in a few blurbs here and there.   I was thinking a good place to start would be the Summer planning I did.  Maybe if you … [Continue reading]

Declare Conference Here I come

Sursee Gal Chair Collection

I am going to a writing conference  next week called Declare and in order to get to know the others attending we were asked to answer these four questions.  I thought you guys might enjoy reading a little more about me, too.  Of course, I didn’t … [Continue reading]