The world has me in a constant state of rage & I have nothing new to say today. I’m trying really hard to send positive vibes into the world, but I’m struggling.

Please know that you are enough. Whatever you’re struggling with, you’re enough. Please also do your very best to spread love and understanding and compassion. It seems crazy to have to say that, but this world is crazy.
And now I leave you with thoughts from other bloggers that had me nodding my head and throwing my hands up in praise this week…


  • Steph said it all. I honestly couldn’t agree with another human more right now. Enlist me in that army.
  • Chelsea is also spot-on. Why is being a female so controversial?!
  • I really love Elyse’s movie + meal pairings; especially #10!
  • I can always count on Julie to share some encouragement & art!
  • Chelsea (a different one!) shared her incredible birth story and I am so in awe of her. Check out part 1 first, then move on to the intense part 2!
  • Reading about the folks Rebecca Jo met while “catching” at the Louisville IronMan was so heartwarming!

And from the non-blog world:

I’m hoping and praying our weekend events (gender reveal party, wedding, birthday shenanigans) distract me from my political rage for a bit. Have a wonderful weekend, friends!


18 thoughts on “Some Friday Favorites

  1. Its so hard to keep the world from setting on your shoulders sometimes. I have to turn things off, step away, go to a happy place – which usually involves knitting or a book πŸ˜‰ Come over, we’ll knit & drink coffee together & just LAUGH together πŸ™‚ (I so wish that was a possibility!!!)


  2. i’m not much into politics (never have been) but this is the first time that i’ve been paying attention to a political campaign…and it’s not even for my country! last night i watched michelle Obama’s speech in new hampshire and WOW…that woman should run for president some day. It’s so hard to believe that people actually support Trump….shocking, really.

    have a good weekend.


  3. Dude WHY IS IT SO FREAKING HARD TO BE A WOMAN THIS WEEK?! Hope you enjoy your weekend, even if we’re seemingly surrounded by crazies lately.


  4. ehrmergerd. Last week (now) was such a gross week. I keep trying to unfollow my dad on FB without unfriending and I still get his ridiculous and racist and … etc. FB updates. Makes me want to scream and cry and toss things against the walls. I. cannot. even. not. one. bit. UGH! That American Girl thing is ridiculous and kind of funny. I had one, and I got it when I was 10, and only because I literally read EVERY one of their books (that were out at the time). I think my mom thought I wouldn’t … ha. So I got Felicity, and her birthday outfit. And that’s it! I was so happy though! I felt like i had earned it! I never met someone who had more than an outift or two. Though my SIL has THREE dolls. Holy Toledo! & At least one Bitty Baby. LOL XO – Alexandra

    Simply Alexandra: My Favorite Things


    1. Ughhh. My dad is a Republican, too, although he does not like Trump in the least (thank goodness). We debate and argue all the time, although sometimes we’re just intentionally fussing at each other. (Though we genuinely disagree on many things.)

      Giiiiirl- you’re gonna hate me. I think I have 10 or 11 American girl dolls. And a Bitty Baby. My cousins have even more. We were/are a family obsessed. Haha. I played with them A LOT, though, and read the books and all that πŸ™‚ Felicity was my favorite!


  5. Thanks for sharing these because I see a few links that I don’t know/haven’t read, and this is a great way to find new reads.


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