Everything You Ever Wanted {Review & Giveaway}

I was give a copy of this book to review. Affiliate links are included.

I love to read. I used to be a night owl {now, I would kill to be in bed asleep by 9:00} and I would stay up late reading. Nancy Drew…The Babysitters Club….Little Women. You name it! In more recent years, I’ve gotten out of the habit of being a ravenous reader. All of that adulting business has gotten in the way. I’ve really missed it, so I made a goal this year to read 12 books. That may seem like a small goal to many of you, but 1) It’s a lot more than I read last year, and 2) New baby in the house, y’all. 

So, with limited reading time these days…I’ve been a little extra picky about what I’m reading. I needs to be something that is really good and will lock me in. Everything You Ever Wanted by Jillian Lauren is just that book. 

EYEWCOVERI’m all about non-fiction and love a good memoir. Jillian Lauren has the most interesting and captivating life story. The tagline for her blog is “From member of a harem to a member of the PTA. Yes, really.”. While her previous memoir, Some Girls, covers her life in a harem, this book picks up where she meets her husband, bass player from the band Weezer. Lauren then goes on to tell the stories of losing her best friend to drugs, their struggle with infertility, their journey to adopt their son from Ethiopia, and even their struggles to parent a child with special needs. 

DSC_3351-3275222647-OJillian Lauren is beautifully honest with her story. This is a story of second chances. Even if you yourself have not adopted or become a parent, you will find something that you can identify with. Upon finishing, you will feel the hope of overcoming any struggle or obstacle. I highly recommend this book! 

How would you like to win your own copy? I’ll be giving away one copy of Everything You Ever Wanted to one lucky winner. Just use the Rafflecopter widget below to enter. Giveaway ends May 11th at midnight.

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One for One

Y’all probably know by now that I love adoption. I think it is one of the most beautiful things in the world. Earthy adoption is such beautiful picture of how we’ve been adopted into the Kingdom of God because of Jesus.

Joy, from Small Town Joy, and her family have been fostering and working to adopt this sweet baby girl, Little Miss Pie, since she was born. They have loved this girl and have been fighting for good and justice in her life, like Jesus has done for us. It has been a long and difficult process to making Pie a part of their forever family, and now things are progressing very quickly.


Joy’s family needs to come up with $8,500 to make this adoption official. It seems like a big number, but our God is bigger! {can I get an amen??}. Would you please consider donating just $1 {or more, if you feel lead!} to officially making this sweet girl a part of this family?

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You can read more about Joy and Pie’s stories and donate here.

You can help spread the word and enter an awesome giveaway for doing so here!

Thanks for letting me wander from my normal ramblings today! This is something that is very near and dear to my heart and couldn’t pass an opportunity to spread the word.

Have a great week!