Friday, April 10, 2015

Casual Fridays

So, I've decided it's time for another segment of "A Few of My Favorite Things". These things have been making me happy lately.

The Root of the Righteous by A.W. Tozer : Cody and I have been reading this book together kind of like a devotional. Each chapter is about three pages long so it's perfect to read this way. Y'all. I've been wanting to discuss this book on the blog, but I can't even pick out quotes to put up because I just want to copy the whole thing. Every word is golden. I cannot recommend this book highly enough. There are like, 46 chapters, and I think we are on chapter 13. Please, please, PLEASE read this book. 

Wonderstruck Bible Study by Margaret Feinberg : I just started this study Tuesday night with some women from my church. First of all, women's Bible study: what a huge blessing in my life. I had taken a break from our church Bible studies the past few months, but I am so excited to be diving back in with this one. In the past few days, my eyes and heart have been opened to the wonder of God all around me simply because I've been looking for it. One of the exercises in the book is to daily write down three wonders of God that you observe. Even if you don't plan on doing this study, I would encourage you to develop this habit in your life of noticing God's wonder all around you. 

Fun Keys : I mean, why have plain old boring keys when you can have green chevron or a mustache or the American flag on them, amiright?? They're easier to identify and they make me happy every time I have to unlock my house. Win-win.

Springbok 1000-piece State Plates Puzzle : We finished it last weekend and it looks amazing!! (read "amazing" in a sing-song voice) I would have taken a picture of the completed puzzle, but it was too big to fit in with everything else. Take my word for it: it rocks. Now to find a place in the house for it....

Bracelets : I'm big into bracelets right now, and if you'll look closely at the picture, you'll notice three of my current favorites. The first one (super-colorful on the tall glass) is the Colors of the World Cuff from Trades of Hope. It goes with everything because it has every color imaginable in it, and I love, love, love it. The second one (on top of the short glass) is a daisy chain bracelet that my mom gave me for Easter. Daisies are my favorite flower ("Don't you think daisies are the friendliest flower?" NAME THAT MOVIE!), and my mom thought of me when she saw it, and that makes me happy. The third one (wrapped around the bottom of the short glass) is my favorite bracelet in the whole world. My husband gave it to me for Christmas. I mean, y'all, he measured my wrist and everything. He's sneaky. It's a T. Waterbury Wrap bracelet and it wraps around my wrist five times. It also goes with just about everything, and it feels bohemian and gypsy to me. I'm a bit of a flower child, can you tell?

Cute New Pictures of My Nieces to Frame : Enough said, right? I can't believe they are 3 years old and 7 months old already. STOP GROWING UP! 

and finally, Homemade Mini-Banana Muffins : You guys, I'm amazed I even was able to get photographic evidence of these. They are usually gobbled right up straight out of the pan. They are the best. And if my husband wasn't at work when I took the picture, they would have been gone. But when he's at work, I feel obligated to restrain myself from eating every last crumb before he gets home so that he can have a fair shot at them, too. I know: powerful self-control at work in my life right now. The Holy Spirit is obviously moving. 

Well, I was going to talk about how Sawyer Fredericks made it into the Top 12 on The Voice (of course, because he's so amazing) or how today is the Colonel's first ever haircut (and I'm kindof freaking out about it because what if they totally butcher it??), but I think this post is long enough already. Happy weekend, friends!

What are some things that are making you happy right now?



    1. You are such a winner right now. Even though I know you gasped, rolled your eyes and said that waaaay over-dramatically out loud wherever you were when you typed it.

  2. Ummm... you know I suck at movie references. But I'm gonna say "You've Got Mail." And I love you. And best friend day = soon! And I'm glad you share my love of jewelry... even though mine manifests itself in earrings rather than bracelets ;)

    1. Yes. You've Got Mail. Reagan's comment above was when she finally figures out it's him at the end of the movie. It's his favorite. ;)

      Best friend day = TOMORROW!

      Yeah, I'm pretty huge into bracelets right now, but it was necklaces a couple months ago and I do love me some earrings. =)

      Love you too!