Five Favorite Things

Friday Fun

After a tough couple of weeks at home, tough posts on the blog, and just a bunch of yucky stuff on the news (side hug, anyone?), I am ready for some coffee talk. I need something light and airy today, how about you?

I am taking a page out of Crystal Stine’s book–er, uh–her blog (her book is pretty awesome, too). It’s time for Five Favorite Things! Today we are going FIVE senses. Comment or post a link to your own Five Favorites this week.


Hands down, The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt is my favorite thing to see this week! I heard whispers about this little gem on Twitter. Tina Fey and Ellie Kemper do not disappoint. The writing is spot on. The cast is delightful. There are sweet life lessons in each episode. It is Netflix binge watching at it’s best.


Year of Biblical WomanhoodI recently discovered audio books as a way to help me reach my goal to read at least 2 books a month. This week I started a new audio book by Rachel Held Evans, A Year of Biblical Womanhood: How a Liberated Woman Found Herself Sitting on Her Roof, Covering Her Head, and Calling Her Husband ‘Master.’ I don’t always agree with everything Evans writes, but this book has done the work of stretching my brain regarding traditional roles as outlined by the Biblical Womanhood movement. I am not finished with it yet, so I will hold my opinion. But, her insights on the Proverbs 31 woman fractured me in the best way.


Does it get any better than baby tickles? My son turns 18 months next week. I love this age! His vocabulary is expanding and he started doing things to get a laugh. He is a squishy, bouncy ball of energy. I am not so thrilled about the whispers of Terrible Two’s coming out, but the sweet tickles are the highlight of my day!


Burt's Bees Ruby Grapefruit Soy Candle

I received a Burt’ Bees Ruby Grapefruit Soy Candle for Mother’s Day. It is a light scent that helps to mask the fact that I have a dirty diaper factory at my house. I love to light it in the mornings when I write. One day I even left it burning when I went to the gym. Yikes! (The house smelled great when I returned!)


This past week, as a part of our Summer Sanity, I taught one of my kids how to make spaghetti–the chop everything up and let it simmer all day kind. She soaked up the instruction like a sponge, writing down every ingredient and every step carefully. Her face was as bright as the sun when we sat down to dinner that night and announced that she made the sauce. This is the stuff of parenting I want to savor.

It’s your turn! Tell me your favorite things to see, hear, touch, smell, and taste this week!

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  1. I just discovered Unbreakable Kimmy. So awesome. I wish I wasn’t addicted to Netflix. Love that you invite your kids into the kitchen to cook. I pretty much want a do-over with my kids. I failed miserably when it came to audience participation around the house, and I’m pretty sure if it wasn’t for the freezer section in the grocery store, my son-in-law would likely starve to death. Love your sensory perceptions!

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