Friday, September 25, 2015

Faves || From the Week

All the Joys - Blogger Love
Happy Fridayyyyy everyone!  Yes, I'm so grateful it's the weekend, but this was actually a fantastic week.  It's going to be a busy, HOT weekend for us.  But we're making tie for the pool and the beach.  
Yesterday I posted about our Thankful Tree  (thanks for all the encouragement and ideas!!) and when Steve and I talked to Claire about it at dinner, she was super excited and wanted to start right away with hanging tags.  Bless!  I love seeing her excitement for something that will hopefully turn into a lifelong habit for her.  

This may sound cheesy, but last night we were watching Home (which is super cute, btw), and the end scene totally made my hubs cry.  Like tears falling down his face cry.  Of course then I started, too.  But I love seeing my man's tender heart.  Even for a cartoon.  But it really is such a sweet movie...and the ending (I don't want to spoil it!)...I think once he became a dad, he became that much more tenderhearted all those "parents loving their kids" scenes.  Because it's so real for us now.  And it's not so real for so many out there.

So...since I'm feeling all the warm fuzzies...still on a high from meeting my girls at Influence last weekend...let me share with you some of my favorite thins from this week:

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This blog by Ruth Chou Simons.  I had the privilege of hearing her speak at the Influence Conference and have been leaning hard into Jesus since then to know what it truly means to preach to myself.  So much truth and goodness from her heart and writing.

I also love reading this blog.  Katie takes the most gorgeous pictures, but she has an incredibly beautiful heart.  I've loved getting to know her recently through reading her posts.  And if you're into that sort of thing, check out her sponsorship options.  All about giving back.  I love that.

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To a lot of Florence and the Machine.  She's just so good.

And to the Rend Collective Pandora station.  And also the Ella Henderson station.  Faves.

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That I got to meet Rebecca.  She wrote a beautiful post about our time together at the Influence Conference.  Although words can never put together how God did what He did, she did an incredible job talking about what God did in her heart.  So blessed by her.

Periscope.  I mean, I don't do it myself, but I love watching others.  If I ever have any wisdom to impart, maybe I'll jump on there and share, but for now, I'm a watcher.

Pumpkin Peanut Butter Dip.  Find the recipe here.

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Lots of water with lime and basil essential oils.  Kinda obsessed these days.

Happy Weekending everyone!! Be safe and have so much fun.  Give extra hugs to your kids and try to find at least three things to be thankful for. 


Christine Everyday said...

I totally cried at the end of Home. It was such a great movie.

Southern Komfort Blog said...

I'm sure I've said this once before but Rend Collective, on point sister. Happy weekending!

Amy @ Set Free said...

We were listening to Rend on the way to school this morning and Claire was belting out the songs. Made my momma heart burt to hear her praising!!

Amy @ Set Free said...

I mean I teared up, but hubs had full on tears. Such a cute movie!! Have a fab weekend. :)

Emily @ Ember Grey. said...

Oh yeah. Definitely on the Ruth train. Love her and am so glad you introduced me to her :) I'm dying to see Home now, although if Steve cried at the ending, my emotional self is bound to pull one of those ugly cries. Better watch it alone. haha!

Amy @ Set Free said...

Oh it really is just so good. And you will laugh as hard as you cry. I recommend it. :) Even if all the uglies come out.

Meagan said...

Lime and Basil in water sounds amazing... trying this tomorrow! Having children of our own definitely softened my husband's heart too :)

Amy @ Set Free said...

It really is a delish combo, just make sure it's in a big water bottle because it's strong. :) Aren't you so thankful for daughters? I think all men should have a girl!! So, so good.