It has been a few weeks since I did one of my random Everyday Adventures posts, so I thought it was time to catch up. This Everyday Adventures post is definitely a random, little bit of everything, keeping it real update.
A few weeks ago I shared that I had discovered book art and was loving it. I finally finished my project and I have to say I love it. I am not a crafty DIY person, but I am loving book art/book folding. I am working on a second project and will share the results soon. Once I have a few projects done I will try to share more details on what I do.
My reading life has suffered recently. I haven’t been reading as much as normal and I miss it. I miss posting on our booksite and hope to get back to it soon.
I did read this book recently though and loved it!
I have known Jen of Balancing Beauty and Bedlam since the early days of blogging. She is one of the first online bloggers that I got to know in real life. When I heard she was writing a book I couldn’t wait to see the finished product. I knew the book would share her heart and love of hospitality.
A few weeks ago I received a free copy of her new book, Just Open the Door, to review and I started it right away. I finished it the other day. I find it hard to put into words how much I enjoyed this book.
Several times I was in tears reading Just Open the Door. My mom has opened the door to so many people over the years. I wouldn’t be the person I am today if people hadn’t opened their doors to me when I was a teenager.
Hospitality can change a life. Small acts of kindness often make a huge difference. I plan to do a full review of this book, but for now I can say that I highly recommend it. (And I am not just saying that because I received a free copy of the book. The message in this book is one that needs shared.)
The release date for the book is April 10th, but there are some great bonuses if you preorder the book now. After you preoder the book, go to the Just Open The Door website and fill out the form for your bonuses. The $10 off Dayspring purchase makes preordering the book a great deal.
On a totally different topic can we talk about weird food now.
I did a poll over on my Instagram account about peeps. Apparently my Instagram followers do not enjoy Peeps. I was actually surprised that so many people dislike them. I don’t love them, but I do enjoy them occasionally. I usually buy a package or two a year and then I am done until next year. I don’t love them, but I certainly don’t dislike them either.
What are your thoughts? Do you like or dislike Peeps?
And speaking of weird food this might just be one of the strangest things that I have seen in awhile. Pickled Bologna anyone?
Last weekend we stopped by an Amish store in an area that we were visiting. It was full of delicious looking food.
Breads, cakes, cinnamon rolls, fudge, cheese, and all kinds of canned foods. We left with quite a few things. We were tempted to buy the pickled bologna just for the fun of it, but we just couldn’t because none of us were willing to try it. I didn’t even know you could pickle bologna.
I will fully admit that I am not a fan of bologna. Several in my family are, but not me. However, even the bologna lovers in my family thought this was a strange item and they had no desire to try it.
If you have actually tried pickled bologna I would love to hear your thoughts? Is it actually good?
I hope you have a great weekend and can enjoy some time with family and friends.
Your book folding is awesome! Not sure I would have the patience for that! But I love scrapbooking, stamping, etc . And I do not like Peeps (not a big marshmallow fan) or bologna in any form! 🙂
I love picked bologna! I have been eating it since I was a child. I think they probably just gave it to me to get a sour face picture, you know like lemons and babies. But I ended up loving the stuff and still have a jar of it in my fridge right now!
I guess next time I might have to get some for my bologna lovers to try. 🙂
I love your book folding. great job. That book (the one you read) looks like a good one. I used to love peeps, but then not so much…maybe one, once in awhile but then the ingredients might scare me…lol. Ummm pickled bologne? NO! The only way I’ve ever liked it is fried in a pan, otherwise it grosses me out..lol
and I just went and pre-ordered that book….it looked so good
I hope you enjoy it! I think it is a great book.
I love the pickled food of my Pennsylvania-German roots. Haven’t tried the bologna, but I have had a homemade bologna which is more like a Lebanon bologna which is named for Lebanon County, PA. These bolognas are not like the salamis you may be thinking of.
If you think about it, the corned beef used in Reuben sandwiches is “pickled” in a seasoned brine before cooking. Pickling doesn’t have to be the same as pickled cucumbers or veggies (like chowchow). So it may not be as odd as it seems.
Dislike peeps and it doesn’t matter how many different flavors they come in.
My husband makes a recipe that his mom and grandma always made. They call it sour bologna. It’s not really pickled though because there are no pickling spices in it. It’s made with vinegar, sugar, water, bologna, and onions. He makes it a couple days before we eat it, because like lots of things it tastes better after it sits for a while. He also makes it every year for the Christmas feast at his work. The first year no one wanted to try it. Now they would get mad at him if he didn’t bring it!
We eat it on crackers, cocktail rye bread, or just make a sandwich with it. We love it! I would have definitely bought a jar of the pickled bologna.