Friday, May 18, 2012

Returning to My Friday Roots

Happy Friday!  I've been absent from my regular High Five For Friday programming, because I had some exciting things happening the last two Fridays.  I did my Girl Behind The Blog vlog and was featured on Something Charming, Eight Six Eleven, and Momma's Me Time.  Whew!  Fun times!  But, baby, I'm back!

This past week has been a great one (despite feeling pretty icky Monday through Wednesday -- darn, Mother Nature)!  


Mr. TBS and I had serious antique shop & Hobby Lobby success.  I am so lucky to be married to a man who has good taste in decor.  Unfortunately, my two favorite pieces (stained glass window and antique mirror) aren't in this photo.  We are not leisure shoppers, so it's beneficial that he has an eagle's eye for good finds.  Antique shops and The Hobs for the win!
A little bit crushed but still delicious!
We received cookies from my MIL for our anniversary!  While Skyping with her on Mother's Day, she warned us that a package of cookies was coming our way.  This is a very exciting thing in my world.  Every Christmas, she sends us a fantastically large package of holiday treats and then we enjoy eating every last bit of them and gaining 20 pounds each.  I love when she sends us homemade cookies!  Lucky for me, I'm a girl who can drink hot cocoa year-round, and that's just what I had with my yummy almond cookies.  

(This is probably where I'm supposed to skip the part about how we recycled the packing box at the nearby high school, but then she told us a card with a check was taped to the box, so we rushed to the school, and I was in the cardboard recycling dumpster.  Our box was no longer there, as recycling came by the day before.  You haven't fully celebrated Mother's Day until you're standing in a recycling dumpster.) 


Jenna posted this gem to Twitter.  Where am I looking?  Why does J look bored?  Check out Em's sweet headset.

I spent an hour on Google Hangout with Em and Jenna over the weekend, and well, it's official.  They're awesome.  I had already Skyped with Emily a few times before, and Jenna is just as I hoped she would be in real conversation.  We discussed all the normal things like the middle finger, being real, faith, Catfish, and diplomacy.  See?  Normal.  ;-)  Girls, I need more sarcastic Saturdays in my life.  Chat again next month, yes?

As I mentioned on Tuesday, I fell in love with the Sunshine Farm.  Mr. TBS surprised me with this outing, and I can't wait to go back!  But don't worry.  Em has already warned me that as soon as I stop shaving and making stuff from scratch on a farm, everyone is going to know I'm a raging hippie inside.  (However, I don't think I can give up shaving!)

I hate to keep bringing Emily up in this post... wait, who am I kidding?  We all love Emily, and if you don't already, you need to get up close and personal with her in a blogging way immediately.  Anyway, we finally opened our Flaunt Your Cause link-up yesterday, and it has been so great to read the variety of causes that other bloggers are so passionate about!  We're keeping it open until next Wednesday, May 23, and then we're going to pick one of your entries at random and donate $50 to the charity you highlighted!  Keep those posts coming, friends!

For all you bookworms out there, I highly recommend that you check out The Noisy Bookworm! Sarah is a brilliant writer and mega-intelligent friend of mine who is currently pursuing her PhD in Literature at WSU. She's witty and charming, not to mention honest in her reviews.  Check out The Noisy Bookworm!

And now, I bid you adieu as I run off into my weekend which I know is going to be amazing!  Enjoy yours, and I'll see again on Monday!

Linking up with Lauren @ From My Grey Desk


Gesci said...

1. I want to see the stained glass window! I love stained glass! I've got a set of church doors from our local auction house here...
2. Tip for shipping unbroken cookies: use plain, air popped popcorn as packing material. Don't use buttered microwave or else your cookies will taste like it! Also, we drink hot chocolate year round as well. YUM! And... at least it was a check, and not cash!

Megan said...

I LOVE antique/vintage shopping, and thankfully my fiance does as well and he has a great eye for decor!

Handmade cookies are always good, even if a little crushed :)

Hope you have a great weekend.

Clare said...

Dang girl, you have had a busy week! How fun! Bon weekend!

Empirically Erin said...

Wow! That's a lot to do in one week...and you worked too? I'm impressed!! I love that you had a google hangout. I'm totally jealous. :)

Jess said...

I still think that little goat is the cutest :)
And you already know how much I LOVE your link up...such a success...proud of you!


Miki {Becoming What I Always Was} said...

Don't give up shaving, unless you give into laser hair removal :) It's okay your a hippie, it's a unique awesome trait? ha! I would kill for my husband to come thrift shopping with me! He is one of those that cannot visualize anything. He's always disgusted when I bring things home, and then when I take out some agression on them and get them sanded, painted or w/e he likes them :)

Michelle said...

LOVE every single thing in that first picture.

Blog friend skype! That is too cool. And brilliant. I need to do that someday.

Your link up is so awesome. And I wish I could think of something to write about! Sigh.

Erin James said...

sounds like an awesome week! :)
i love all that's in the first picture, we don't have a hobby lobby near me - so wish we did!

happy weekend hun!

Emily @ Emmy June said...

My new mission in life is to do enough important stuff each week that I can make your Top 5 list :)

Our g-hangout and #FYC link-ups are DEFINITELY highlights for me too! It's so great to wake up in the morning and anxiously check for more linked blogs :)

Love you, BBFF. You're my fave thing about blogging.