a few years ago, back in the day before we all stayed in our own rooms here at the knudsen home and hung out on our own laptops, i was sitting upstairs on the lone family desktop. i’d just discovered the joy that is the world of blogging and little was i aware that my life would never be the same again. while that may sound dramatic to some, i thinking a few of ya’ll are smiling & nodding & amen’ing right along with me.
so anyways, we have a little side entrance, affectionately referred to as the skinny door because it’s mighty thin and well, clearly the name is self explanatory. just beside the skinny door is a little set of stairs leading up to our
bonus room madison’s room where said desktop computer sits. so dan’s walking in from work and there i am, just up the skinny door stairs, cracking UP. loudly. i quickly pause the podcast i’m listening to because i’d been busted. who wants their hubby to walk in the door and find them listening and laughing loudly to a podcast? for the love of pete, we want them to walk in and either find us slaving over a hot stove or well, i’m sure anything other than bust us listening to two of the most hilarious women the blog world has ever known.
boo & big. mama that is. boo mama. big mama. sophie & melanie. SEC. alabama & texas. fried chicken & fashion friday. both knee slappin’ hilarious. both bloggers & now both authors. both refer to beth moore as, well, “beth”. as if there’s any other? both love their families & both love jesus.
earlier this year i shared a shout out about melanie’s book, sparkly green earrings, which i truly believe all mama’s should read.
this week it’s sophie’s turn. she releases A Little Salty to Cut the Sweet! & you’re in for quite a treat.
sophie will delight you as she tells her stories. her stories about her people whom she loves both deep & wide! if you’re from the south you’ll feel a kindred spirit in sophie & if you’re not from the south, sophie will make you feel like you’re sitting on the porch sipping sweet tea & swatting mosquitoes. you might even hear yourself saying “ya’ll”.
what i truly love about this book really isn’t about being southern but more importantly the encouragement and gentle reminder to tell our children, the next generation, our stories. our stories about the Lord’s faithfulness & his goodness. ” to write them down. we have to say them out loud. we have to put away our phones and close our computers and linger at the table long after the meal is over. we have to make much of what God has done in our lives and what He continues to do”. amen amen & amen sister.
” as we share our stories with those people God has specifically ordained to walk with us on this side of eternity we see the sacred in the ordinary”. i might just have to have that tattooed on my wrist. sorry sophie. after all that talk about piercings this weekend i had to throw that in there. 😉
the sacred in the ordinary. i love that about sophie. she’s doing just that.
sophie has offered to send one of ya’ll a new signed copy of her book, just leave a comment for me & i’ll get back to you later this week.
melanie & i have been chatting about meeting up for months. she & sophie were in town this weekend to hang with “beth”, front row style. it was savannah’s last weekend in town ( which i may have mentioned 2375 times by now) so i needed to pass on a weekend away however it was an absolute treat to meet up with them!! savannah & i had a blast eating chips & salsa with these two women who i fell in love with over a podcast! i think the world of both of them & so tickled to call
because i have their cell phone number them friends!!
sophie, i’m so excited for your week ahead & wish you all the blessings on your new book!! i LOVED it!!!
for more information:
sophie’s blog here
book page here
& ya’ll don’t forget, just leave me a comment if you’d like to be entered to win….i’d love it if you shared what you’re reading now, even if it’s just People magazine. well….