Nov 20

CJ Mahaney’s Christmas Book List 2012

2012 at 9:34 pm   |   by Nicole Whitacre Filed under Homemaking | Holidays

It’s a long-standing tradition here at girltalk—Dad’s book suggestions for the hard-to-buy-for man in your life. This year, Dad’s book list includes new titles and classic favorites:

Tried by War: Abraham Lincoln as Commander in Chief
by James M. McPherson

Manhunt: The 12-day Chase For Lincoln’s Killer
by James L. Swanson

Unsinkable: The Full Story of the RMS Titanic
By Daniel Allen Butler

One on One: Behind the Scenes with the Greats in the Game
by John Feinstein

Washington: A Life
by Ron Chernow

The Conviction to Lead: 25 Principles For Leadership That Matters
by Albert Mohler

Men at Work: The Craft of Baseball
by George F. Will

Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption
by Laura Hillenbrand

Seabiscuit: An American Legend
by Laura Hillenbrand

Hunting Eichmann: How a Band of Survivors and a Young Spy Agency Chased Down the World’s Most Notorious Nazi
by Neal Bascomb

John Adams
(and every book)
by David McCullough

The Greatest Game Ever Played: Harry Vardon, Francis Ouimet, and the Birth of Modern Golf
by Mark Frost

Churchill: A Study in Greatness
by Geoffrey Best

The Shallows: What the Internet is Doing to Our Brains
by Nicholas Carr

Nov 19

Black Friday/Cyber Monday Sales

2012 at 4:39 pm   |   by Nicole Whitacre Filed under Biblical Womanhood | 52home

The 52home store will be having it’s annual Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales this weekend. (Janelle wanted me to tell you that a glass of Egg Nog is mandatory while doing any on-line Christmas shopping.)

On Black Friday we’re offering a sale on the new calendars. For every calendar you buy, you get the second one 50% off. The sale begins at midnight on November 22 and ends at midnight on November 23.

On Cyber Monday we are offering free shipping on all orders. That sale begins at midnight on November 25 and ends at midnight on November 26.

Give friends and family the gift of 52home this year!

Nov 16

New From 52home

2012 at 4:17 pm   |   by Nicole Whitacre Filed under Biblical Womanhood | 52home

A new Christmas gift idea from 52home!

52home calendars for 2013.

Each calendar contains 12 individual 5x7 prints of a variety of nature scenes or textures and colors featuring quotes to encourage your soul. The unbound pages provide endless display options: framed, pinned to a bulletin board, hung with clothes pins, displayed on an easel or attached to the fridge! And when a month is over, simply trim off the calendar portion of the print and you have a 5x5 photograph which can be framed or mounted.

.Nature Calendar.

.Texture Calendar.

Enjoy your weekend!

Nicole for Mom, Kristin and Janelle

Nov 15

A Mother’s Large Career

2012 at 6:09 pm   |   by Nicole Whitacre Filed under Biblical Womanhood | Motherhood

A couple more brilliant quotes from G.K. Chesterton on motherhood. We’ve posted them before but they are worth a reread:

“[Woman is surrounded] with very young children, who require to be taught not so much anything as everything. Babies need not to be taught a trade, but to be introduced to a world. To put the matter shortly, woman is generally shut up in a house with a human being at the time when he asks all the questions that there are, and some that there aren’t….”

“[W]hen people begin to talk about this domestic duty as not merely difficult but trivial and dreary, I simply give up the question. For I cannot with the utmost energy of imagination conceive what they mean. When domesticity, for instance, is called drudgery, all the difficulty arises from a double meaning in the word. If drudgery only means dreadfully hard work, I admit the woman drudges in the home, as a man might drudge [at his work]. But if it means that the hard work is more heavy because it is trifling, colorless and of small import to the soul, then as I say, I give it up; I do not know what the words mean…. I can understand how this might exhaust the mind, but I cannot imagine how it could narrow it. How can it be a large career to tell other people’s children [arithmetic], and a small career to tell one’s own children about the universe? How can it be broad to be the same thing to everyone, and narrow to be everything to someone? No; a woman’s function is laborious, but because it is gigantic, not because it is minute. I will pity Mrs. Jones for the hugeness of her task; I will never pity her for its smallness.”