Friday, May 4, 2012

Friday Favorites - 5.4.2012

Thank the Lord above, it's Friday!  I know, as a stay-at-home mom, Fridays don't hold the same meaning they used to {off work for two full days} because my job is 24/7.  BUT, I do look forward to having my hubby at home and spending time together as family.  I also look forward to spending our Sundays with fellow brothers and sisters in Christ.  It always uplifts my spirit and is the highlight of my week.

For those of you who are new around here, I like to take Friday as an opportunity to share some of my favorite things I've found online this week, as well as give you the chance to catch up on anything you might have missed.  Speaking of, here's what we've talked about this week:

This post reveals some things I've been praying about.

An inside peek at a celebration my Mom and I planned for my sister, her husband, and my first nephew.

Intentional Health -
The Two Most Important Things You Can Do to be Healthy

House Dreaming: Entry/Mudroom -
My entire house needs works.  So, I'm sharing my inspiration/plans with you, one room at a time.

A Heart for Children -
I pressed publish by accident.  Wasn't planning on posting until later, but here it is... my heart for kids!

Feeling Like an Outcast -
In this one, I share my inner struggle about this blog.  If you haven't already, please read and share your thoughts.

{Yes, it seems I got a little post-publishing-happy yesterday... hope you didn't mind.}


Preparing to be a Large Family by Jamerrill Stewart {who mainly blogs at Holy Spirit-Led Homeschooling}, who contributed this article at The Better Mom - This article isn't new {posted Feb 24, 2012}, but I just came across it on Monday and just HAD to share it with you!  The article is full of great ideas for your family, no matter how many children you have.

Proverbs Pictionary! from Doorposts of your House is a fun way to learn the Proverbs with your kids, which makes it an awesome idea for family game night!


Dashing Dish - Katie is a girl who struggled with eating disorders.  Since then, she's found hope and healing that only a Savior can bring.  Today, she is the editor of Dashing Dish, an online resource for anyone looking to get healthy in a God-honoring way.  Chock full of recipes and regular devotionals make this my new go-to site for "intentional health" inspiration.  Check out her story in the video below:



When I first saw this picture, I literally gasped out loud.  My organizing-crazed heart beat just a little bit faster!  It was pinned from a blog called Domesblissity; which, by the way, I'm totally jealous that I didn't think of that name first!  ;)

White cabinets, mint walls, modern metal chairs...

This kitchen stuck out to me because it reminds me a bit of how mine is set up: galley-style with a dining area at the end.  I'm hoping to paint my cabinets white and add glass fronts to my upper cabinets, so it's nice to see how this combination looks together.  Plus, I really like the wall color and those metal chairs.  It just looks like a great place to cook and hang out.  Don't you think?


In my post about intentional health, I mentioned that I want to start cutting out canned/boxed {a.k.a. processed} foods.  Well, imagine my delight when I stumbled across this pin which lead me to a blog with several recipes for homemade versions of the mixes I tend to reach for at the grocery store.  Same level of convenience, except cheaper and healthier, since you control the ingredients.  Sign me up!  Check out the recipes HERE.


I have fallen in love with brussels sprouts!  Seriously, sometimes that's all I have for lunch: brussels sprouts drizzled with butter, minced garlic, and some salt.  So, imagine my delight when I stumbled across this recipe for Crispy Brussels Sprouts with a Greek Yogurt Ranch Dressing.  YUM!

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I hope you all are liking these Friday Favorites posts.  I know I had a great time putting it together for you.

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