Thursday, September 18, 2014

friday favorites

So thankful it's Friday!!  And a half day with the kids at school!!  I love my students, but half days are awesome!  And I am so ready for this weekend!  Claire is too....this has been the scene in the backseat every day this week on the way home from school...


So yeah, I'd say we're ready for the weekend!!  It's also been ridiculously hot in SoCal this week.  So rather than cooking dinner at home, or making someone else slave over a hot stove making dinner for us, we had froyo for dinner...two different nights.  And now Claire thinks it's a thing!


Such a fake, tired smile!  Still adorable!  Alright...onto some of my favorite reads this week....

+ I absolutely LOVE this post about being present with whatever is going on around you.  At the beginning of this year I chose a word...intentional...to be what I would strive for, focus on, and work hard at being during 2014.  This post was a sweet reminder to just be present, be intentional, and sometimes just stop and be.  Thank you Lauren for being so real!

++ And a bonus from Lauren this week...if you love to read, well, more like collect books in hopes of reading them, then you'll want to check this out!!

+ Fawn and I went to college together.  And let me tell you...this girl's heart is gold.  She's genuine and real...and shares my addiction...ahem, love for all things essential oils.  I love this post she shared this week.  I know a lot of us are involved in some capacity in She Reads Truth, I just loved Fawn's heart written here.

+ Ashley, The Nashvillian, wrote this adorable post of funny things kids say.  I keep a list of Claire's funnies, as well as the funny things my students have said over the years.  It's the best!  If you have kids and/or work with kids, DO THIS!  You won't be sad!

Erika said this list is for beginning bloggers, but I think it's an excellent list for anyone who blogs.  So many great tips.

Ok...can't wait to read what everyone else has loved reading this week!  Happy Weekend everyone!!  I hope you have a relaxing, restful one!  I'll see you all back here for Grateful Heart Monday

All The Joys Friday Favorites

19 comments:

Melissa Camacho said...

I haven't read any of these, so YAY for new reading material on my lunch break. I really hope y'all get a break from that awful heat soon- yikes! but, I really like the idea of froyo for dinner. Happy Friday / Happy half day!

Ash @ The Nashvillian said...

Awwww thank you so much for the love! :) I'd love to hear some of the funnies on your list!

Meagan said...

These are all new to me, thanks for sharing! And thanks for linking up, have a great weekend :)

Cassie Lee said...

These are new to me too! I was horrible at reading this week :(

Amy @ Set Free said...

Oh yay!! :) We're finally getting a break from the heat! Still feels like summer though, but I love it! Planning a beach day for this weekend!

Amy @ Set Free said...

Of course...I loved your post. Sometimes people write about "funny" things kids say and I feel like they're inside jokes or something! Your stories were funny, cute, endearing...LOVE them, and so glad you wrote them down! The latest "funny" thing that a student has said to me was "You're having a baby?" and it's completely obvious (I'm 7 months along!!)! All the other kids looked at her and said "You didn't know that?!?" Oh my...gotta love kids!

Amy @ Set Free said...

Oh good...I love finding new reads through this link-up! Enjoy your weekend! Hopefully you'll get your oils. :)

Amy @ Set Free said...

I was horrible, too...life is so hectic. Makes me sad that the first thing I give up in busy times is blog reading! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Fawn Rosenbohm said...

Thanks again Amy for putting me on your list:)

ashortblonde said...

I mean the baby gets what the baby wants. ;-)

Amy @ Set Free said...

Of course!! I love your heart and you shared it so perfectly in that post! :)

Amy @ Set Free said...

I mean, seriously.

TheAdventuresofBugandBoo said...

Love those pics of Claire! The sleeping in the backseat is adorable :) I hope your weekend is going great and it's cooled down some. Off to read your picks!! :)

Ember Grey. said...

haha!!! Those pictures of Claire are so cute. I love that she thinks Froyo is "a thing" now... I mean... shouldn't it kinda be in the summertime?! ;) I cannot wait to catch up on my reading this next week! I feel like I've missed so much!

Amy @ Set Free said...

It's cooled down SO MUCH, it actually feels like a San Diego fall. :) And so far, our weekend has been amazing! :)

Amy @ Set Free said...

I feel like I've missed you so much!! I'm glad everyone is back to their homes safely! Can't wait to hear some of your parents' stories. And yes, she's asked for froyo every day this week since we went the first time (yes, we've been multiple times!!).

Ember Grey. said...

haha! Confession: Christian and I went two nights IN A ROW before I left for Indy.

Amy @ Set Free said...

Was it your dinner?? Because I called that dinner on those 2 nights! It was so flippin hot and Steve was out of town, it was all had left in me to make sure my kid had been fed! :)

Ember Grey. said...

It was totally our dinner. X kept saying, "it's kinda healthy!" and I was like, Um, no. It's not. Because we put cookies and candy on top, not fruit. You are a super cool mom though!!