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Friday Faves

1. The Wake-Up Call that is ISIS: Who in the Church is Answering?

Ann Voskamp is quickly becoming one of my favorite writers.  Ann is best known for writing One Thousand Gifts: A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are.  She’s just one of those people who says something that you are feeling deep down inside, but she actually knows how to get it out, how to express it in a way that is utterly breathtakingly beautiful.  I loved what she has to say in this post about the beheading of the 21 Coptic Christians this past week.  Do yourself a favor and read it.

2. The French Chef

So I was perusing the selections on Amazon Prime and came across The French Chef, Julia Child’s cooking show and decided to give it a try.  I watched an episode from the first season (1963) and while it was odd watching a cooking show in black and white (“See how the meat is browned?” Uhh, no, not so much) I enjoyed it a lot.  Much like watching Julie & Julia, it made me want to cook lavish dishes.  I was thoroughly impressed with her knife skills in the french onion soup episode.

screenshot of Julia Childs

chopping onions

3. Flap Jack & Jill 5K

I recently decided that I need some more motivation to help me in my journey to get back into shape so I finally signed up for a race!  I’ll be running the Flap Jack & Jill 5K.  Yes, there is an all you can eat pancake breakfast at the finish but that’s not why I chose it, I promise!  The date is good, the course looks pretty, and it supports a great cause, the Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park.  Any one locals want to come out and run with me?  There’s a 15K too if that’s more your thing.

5K poster

4. Necklace

So for a long time I have wanted an initial necklace- something symbolic of my two boys, something personalized and meaningful.  I just have not yet found the right thing and I don’t want to settle.  I like some of Lisa Leonard’s designs but nothing is quite right.  I like the petite pendants in the top picture but I might like the open circle pendant in the second picture more.  I think I might like the open circle more if it were smaller.  Anyone have any suggestions for where to get something similar in style to Lisa Leonard’s designs?

lisa leonard petite initial family tree

lisa leonard open circle

5. Twitter & Instagram

So I can’t really remember when I got Instagram and Twitter but it was not too long ago.  I know, I’m always late to the party.  I’m enjoying them but I’m not following a ton of people yet.  I think it would be more fun if I were following more people.  Does anyone have any suggestions for people who are interesting to follow?

It’s been a busy week and I’m certainly looking forward to the weekend.  I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

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Kimberly F

Friday 20th of February 2015

I think I could get into a run with a pancake breakfast at the end! Have you looked at Stella & Dot? They have several pretty engravable necklaces. Stopping by from the Momfessionals linkup.


Saturday 21st of February 2015

I have not looked at Stella and Dot. Going to check them out now. Thanks so much!

Heidi McCahan

Friday 20th of February 2015

Hi there. I love Instagram, too, although I don't follow a ton of people. Everybitterthingissweet posts amazing graphics paired with Bible verses. She Reads Truth also posts similar things. Pioneer woman posts her foodie stuff and there are a lot of great photographers sharing their work. I like to follow the one posting from Alaska. Enjoy!


Saturday 21st of February 2015

Thanks for the suggestions! I will have to check some of those out!


Friday 20th of February 2015

Oh my gosh number 4 is gorgeous!! Absolutely love it :-) Good for you for signing up for a run. I would totally have been that person who just signs up because there are pancakes at the end.


Friday 20th of February 2015

I love it too and it might end up being the one I get. Thanks for stopping by!


Friday 20th of February 2015

cat! Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting! Such a small world we just recently moved from Northeast Ohio two in the Indianapolis area. I wish I would've known about the flapjack 5K when we lived up there -looks like so much fun! Have a great weekend!


Friday 20th of February 2015

It is a small world! Loved your blog. Thanks for stopping by!

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