I’m a bright light. (+ my fave books list)

Sorry, no {MM} post this week.

In lieu, I’m excited (& honored) to be over at Joy‘s Frock Files today, sharing some of my favorite things, including 10 of my favorite (non-food) reads.

Click here to read the full scoop!

If you haven’t poked around Joy’s site before, take a peak–lots of good stuff, all revolving around the theme of happiness through simplicity.

I love to read blogs that are fresh & real, & Joy really is as kind-hearted & sincere as she comes across through her writing, which I love. Definitely a blog you’ll want to add to your list of daily reads. ♥



  1. Joy
    on June 4, 2013 at 11:33 am said:

    Janae, it’s such a pleasure to feature you! Thank you for putting together such a thoughtful and layered post. I loved all of your book recommendations and I’m excited about delving into them this summer. One of my “Feel Good” goals is to spend more time reading real books rather than just online snippets.

    And most of all, thanks for being such a wonderful friend. xo

  2. Ashlee @ Plant Infusions
    on June 3, 2013 at 4:10 pm said:

    Oh, good! I have been craving some good reads and I have thought about asking you about your list of favorite books. Now that it is summer I have time to read and I am so hungry for it. Navigating book world can be tricky sometimes if you know what I mean.

  3. alanna
    on June 3, 2013 at 10:58 am said:

    Wonderful list of faves Janae.
    Question about the soap: Do you put it in a pump or other container? Do you use it for your children?
    I recently started using essential oils and learning about how the oils are absorbed into skin has caused me to pay more attention to our personal care products. I’ve been looking for a new soap that our whole family can use.

    • Janae Wise
      on June 3, 2013 at 1:40 pm said:

      I use the bar for my face & liquid for body wash. To be honest, I haven’t used it on my kids yet. They just use plain soap. But I *should* have them use it–much better for their skin.

      Also, on that note, I never used soap on any of my babies/toddlers. Just warm water, because anything else (even if it was natural) I didn’t feel comfortable putting on their sensitive skin. I don’t think my kids started using soap until ages 2 or 3. But I should say from the time their born, they get a nightly bath as part of their bedtime routine. Helps keep them clean & gets them in “go to bed mood.” A trick I learned from my mother 🙂