Brunch & Books

A few weeks ago I hosted a “Brunch & Books” with some precious friends. Prior to the mini feast, we all chose a book to read:  Wired That Way by Marita Littauer. Diving into the pages, we set a goal to learn more about ourselves and strengthen one another, then come back to discuss our findings.

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If you have ever wanted to understand yourself better, maximize your strengths and improve your relationships, this is a phenomenal read. By understanding how we are wired (what our personalities are), we can enrich our lives and our relationships, we can overcome differences that can seem irreconcilable, and we can work through personal and work relationships that may have seemed so incompatible before that we wanted to call it quits.

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It was such a fun morning hosting the girls, discussing our personalities (we are all so different!) and of course, breaking out the fine English China from my Nan along with some delicious treats!

Check out these ham wrapped, baked egg cups from Meghan. YUM!

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To accompany the theme of “Books & Brunch”, I set out some other great reads to develop yourself personally, benefit relationships and focus on our dreams and goals. Among the collection:

  1. Think & Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill
  2. Bring out the Best in People by Alan Loy McGinnis
  3. The Dream Giver by Bruce Wilkinson
  4. The Slight Edge by Jeff Olson
  5. The Greatest Miracle in the World by Og Mandino

…as well as several others….

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Being that I am a big fan of party favors (and DIY projects) I had to make these watercolor dyed bookmarks with tassels for all the girls to take home with them for their next literary adventure.

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I am so thankful for all the girls who participated in this event, we even had ladies conference call in from North Carolina and Colorado, which was a real treat! We broke bread, laughed a lot, shared who we were and who we were becoming, how we related to our spouses, our families, or friends, or co-workers and business partners, and what we were going to do to continue to improve upon these.

Whenever hearts are open and willing to spill out a bit, we can be of so much benefit to others. I appreciate the honesty of these women and cannot wait for the next Book & Brunch.

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“…And when two or three of you are together because of me, you can be sure I’ll be there.” (Matthew 18:20 The Message)