Saturday, December 13, 2014

Weekend Cheer-Ups



:: I spent Thursday in blustery, festive Chicago. I wore my hood, ate Thai, and experienced a strange form of culture shock when I walked in to Gap and remembered normal shirts sell for somewhere between $40-$70. This is ridiculous, people. I struggle to pay $5, because it means I'm at Goodwill on the wrong day. (Also, please forget I ever mentioned this the next time I happen to bring home a $40 shirt. We both know this will happen.)

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(photo credit Kelly Portnoy)

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(photo credit Kelly Portnoy)

:: I read all of Kelly's words (good stuff), but it's Saturday, and we need a little eye candy. You'll want to check out the house tour she did of her friend's home. I die. I swoon. Etc...

"your right now might be really tough – or boring – or sad.
what if this hard stuff is just a plot twist? the place where things get intense in the story?
and what comes out of that twist is something better than you could have dreamt up?
God has a plan that is good and loving (not easy)." - Meg D

:: I know I need ^^ this, and you might, too.

:: Oh, this will be happening. (I had to be elusive on this one or NO ONE would click on the link. Suckahs!)

:: We watched Serving Life on Netflix a few days ago and I wanted it to never end. Spoiler: Maximum security prisoners + hospice patients. You do the math. (The answer = EVERY FEELING.)

:: Cory has been saving forevs and finally got this Polaroid-style camera. You can't imagine the fun/suspense/nostalgia.

:: Why Poor People Stay Poor by Linda Tirado. This was simply perfect. I shook my head through the entire article.

:: I've mentioned my obsession with The Sugar Box blog. Here's a story that might illustrate said obsession: I read her post soon after waking up earlier this week, whilst still in bed. She said I should make this magical Chocolate Peanut Butter Crunch Candy, so I drove to Kroger and bought all of the ingredients. I'm making it tomorrow. She's the boss of me. More importantly, I have pulled up her post twice this week to read excerpts aloud to unsuspecting friends. Just do yourself a favor already.

It seems like I'm in the mood to be bossed around, and Silas isn't available. What else should I be reading/doing/watching/eating? Tell me everything.

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  1. Good Morning Sunshine!!! Here's a blog that I just love: http://www.posiegetscozy.com/ You will fall in love with her photography, her awesome LOCATION (I WANT to visit the Pacific Northwest so badly!), and her sweet little girl. Even though Alicia's decorating style may not be your style, be careful... you still might find yourself wanting to live in her home! While you peruse her posts, it's like being under a warm and welcoming blanket. Sweetness. Enjoy. xo ~Sal

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    1. Posie was one of my firsy-ever blog reads! Thanks so much for the reminder. I haven't visited her in ages!

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  2. Oh there are some treasures here. : ) Added Kendra's ingredients to my grocery list for TODAY so thanks for that. Putting Serving Life in my queue. Will have your back when you relapse and buy a $40 shirt as long as you have mine when I do the same. And that camera! Yes please. {Also, the link to "Why Poor People Stay Poor" actually links to an Emily F. post. Just thought I'd let you know in case that's not on purpose.}

    Happy weekending!

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    1. Ack! Thankyou. Fixed it! You have to read it. So good. And stay tunes for Emily next Sat. ;)

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  3. Glad you got a chance to come to our blustery city!!! Days with girlfriends are so necessary for our mental health, aren't they. Could not agree more with the recommendation of Posie Gets Cozy. LOVE it...she's originally from Oak Park, IL. Made my husband and older son watch a Ted Talk with Brene Brown on Vulnerability on You Tube. So very good.

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  4. Serving Life was amazing! My husband made me watch it and I'm so glad I did. Tissues were definitely needed!

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  5. Just finished reading "Wherever the River Runs" by Kelly Minter. SO VERY GOOD!

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  6. I ran a 5K. I came home and baked Christmas cookies. Wrong. SO. Wrong. I need to read more and find another busy since garden season is closed.

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  7. I'd like to boss you around.. but, you know :)

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  8. You know it's bad when you're at a store that wants to sell you a t-shirt for $20 and you quickly calculate that you could stop at Old-Navy and get two tank tops for $6, pick up new shoes at Goodwill for $4, and what's bound to be your new favorite pair of jeans for $7. That still leaves you the $2.15 plus tip to pick up an Americano for the drive home. I feel you.

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  9. I laughed aloud at your former skin care regime - I had the same one! Oh the Sea Breeze burn of the 90s!

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  10. Go watch About a Boy season 1 on Netflix. 13 amazing episodes. Season two is currently on but I haven't seen any of it yet. You're welcome.

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