Friday, May 13, 2016

Friday Favorites

Everybody's working for the weekend....well, unless you're a mom...then you're working for bedtime.  It's Friday and as always, I am sharing five of my favorite things with you from this week.

ONE
Blog life was a bit slow this week, but I did mange to post two other times this week.  Wednesday I linked up for The Kids Behind the Blog, May edition.  Thursday's post Kids These Days was written after a conversation on the way home from picking Kendall up at school on the differences of life now versus "The Olden Days" aka when I was a teenager.  As much as I look forward to Kendall driving to ease my schedule a little, I will miss our afternoon conversations in the car.  I love that she still shares a little of her day with me.

TWO
No one likes a rainy Monday, right?  Well, that is unless you scored some new Hunter rain boots for Mother's Day like I did.  There are a few downsides to having a teenager (#sass), but one of the best things is the fact that she really knows what mama wants for Mother's Day.  Good job Kendall & crew.  I feel like I am an official blogger now.


THREE
Peanut butter and jelly.  Popcorn and Movies.  Batman and Robin.  Zack and Kelly.  Please tell me you know who Zack and Kelly are, right?  I grew up with Zack and Kelly.  We went to school together, OK, I didn't go go Bayside High, but I did watch Saved By The Bell every afternoon after school.  I even cried when they broke up.  But, good news, Kelly didn't end up with that jerk Jeff from the Max.  Kelly...or as she prefers Tiffani is married in real life, has a family and has her very own cooking show on the Cooking Channel, and guess who her guest was this week?  You guessed it...Zack (aka Mark Paul).  I loved seeing them together.  So fun!  In case you missed it, I'm sure it will rerun no less than 6,328 times this summer.  I may have snapped this picture last time we all hung out...or I may have just swiped it off of Tiff's Instagram.  I can't remember...


In all seriousness though, I did meet the actor that portrayed Mr. Belding in Los Angeles when I was a teenager.  And, as my loyal readers know, if I see a famous person I will meet them; so now I am the proud owner of a Dennis Haskins autograph.  I know you're all jealous of that one.  Of all the Saved By The Bell cast members I could have met, I bump into Mr. Belding...

FOUR
Before I start this one, I think it is important to note these are in no particular order.  There's no way that Zack, Kelly or Hunter Boots would come before my next favorite.  My baby girl was dedicated at church this past Sunday.  A baby/child dedication is basically where Mark and I commit to raising Jentry in accordance to God's will.  I loved that this ceremony was on Mother's Day, too.  Of all the things that I learned from my mom, grandmother and even great grandmother, it's how important it is to have a relationship with Jesus, but also how important church involvement is.  Going to church doesn't make you a Christian, but surrounding yourself with people that will hold you accountable and with similar views is crucial in having a flourishing relationship with Christ.  I love that my kids are surrounded by family, friends and community members that share these values.


FIVE
A few months ago I signed up for an online giveaway that Amy over at The Farmer's Wife was hosting for $150 gift card to Minted.  I received an email a week later that I had won.  I was shocked.  I never win anything.   It took me about a month to scroll through all of the fabulous products (actually art work, not just products) that Minted offers.  I finally decided to splurge on throw pillows for our sofa.  We have considered purchasing new furniture for a while now, but then we find things like banana peels on our cushions and decide to just cope with it a few more years.  Adding some fun, new throw pillows will help get me enjoy my old furniture in a new way.  I ordered two of the Herringbone Stack pillows and two of the Speckled Chevron pillows.  I love them and they add just the right color to lighten it up for the spring and summer months.  



And even better news for the kiddos...the pillows came in a box.  We're talking hours of fun right there.


Well, maybe not an hour, but it was at least fifteen minutes before the arguing started and I threatened to put it in the recycle bin.  But, it was a blissful fifteen minutes.

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you have a fantastic weekend!

Emily







19 comments:

  1. Oh I so want a pair of Hunter boots. It's times Luke this when I wish we had more than just local TV channels. I would have loved it watch that episode. That is such a great picture of all you and congrats on winning. Those throw pillows are cute.

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    1. Thank you, Jacie! You might check The Cooking Channel's website to see if the full episode is available online.

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  2. First of all I love your new Hunter boots!!! I am so sad I missed this weeks episode of Dinner at Tiffani's! I will have to look and see when it airs again because I love Zack & Kelly :) I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

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    1. You'll have to catch the rerun. It looked like some pretty good recipes, too. She grilled artichokes, which I've never done. Yum!

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  3. So I love your Hunters but I also love your flowers. I'm not sure what those are called but I planted those a few summers ago and managed to kill them in about a week. I definitely don't have a green thumb, that's for sure. And I LOVE those pillows! Great picks!

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    1. Thanks! My husband planted those last Saturday for me, so they've almost survived a week. I don't have a green thumb either, but I'm hoping to learn. I would love to have an herb garden one day.

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  4. Love your new boots!! And seriously you had my laughing hysterically all about number Three and Saved by the Bell! Hahahaha =) Too funny!!
    Love the picture of your family from Mothers day! Hope you have a great weekend!!

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    1. Thanks, Johannah!! I think Saved By the Bell was the first TV Show I was ever really hooked on! So good!!!

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  5. Love those boots, that family photo is just precious and winning that giftcard, WHOA!!! That would have made me do a happy dance for sure.

    Have an awesome weekend mama!

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    1. Thank you! I was super excited to win that gift card! They have some neat stuff! I had never heard of Minted before. The quality of the pillow is awesome!

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  6. I love the boots. I watched Saved By The Bell too, of course. And my kids love boxes too!

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    1. Thanks, Dara! What is it with kids & boxes? They're begging me to let them paint it like a race car today! It's the simple things in life!

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  7. You have the cutest family! The pillows look great and I am totally jealous of those cute red boots. Enjoy your weekend.

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    1. Thank you, Katie! The pillows are great quality, too. We're really enjoying them. I am loving my new boots, too! I'm not a fan of rain, but I'm ready for some just to wear them again!

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  8. Emily, I came over from your comment at Living on Cloud Nine. Looks like you had a great week! I think it's so funny the way kids (and cats) love boxes, sometimes more than the toys that came in them (or, in the case of our cat, more than the fancy-schmancy cat bed we wasted our money on!).

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    1. Thanks for stopping by & for the comment. You're right; they have played with that box more in the last 48 hours than any toy they have! Have a great weekend!

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  9. What is it about boxes being the best toy?!? Such a cute picture, though!
    I love your new boots. Those are on my list of wants. Maybe for Christmas! ;)

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    1. After a long weekend with that box, I finally snuck it into the garage, and it hasn't been missed yet! Thank goodness!
      I'm really excited about my boots. I'm actually glad it's suppose to rain all week!

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  10. Red Hunters? So jealous! What beauties!! Zack and Kelly…YES! Saved By the Bell was my jam and all that I used to watch. I miss that show! How cool that he was on her cooking show. I can’t wait to catch the re-run! How special to have the dedication on Mother’s Day! Love that. Those pillows are great!

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