The Calm Before the Weekend Storm (FAVORITES!)

I have 11 drafts sitting in a folder but none of them feel *right* for today. I’m in a reflective mood; calm and mellow and ready for the weekend. I typically get this way before a busy weekend. My introvert brain needs chill-time and since I won’t be getting any this weekend, I need to soak it in pre-weekend.

Tomorrow night I’m headed to an Indian’s baseball game with my cousin and some friends. Saturday I’m boating with friends. Sunday I have a softball game and then K and I are headed to a Jimmy Eat World concert in Cleveland in the evening. Someone reserve me a nap pod on Monday morning, please and thanks. Not to mention soon we’re headed to Texas for business. Lord, help me…

So today I’m going to share some blog posts that inspired me or amused me or made me think.


  • Lindsay is starting a new series called Whiskey in a Teacup and I am here for it. In her first post she shared a very real and raw struggle that she’s dealt with for years. I love her bravery and honesty.
  • As the mom to a very anxious dog, I love it when other dog-moms share tips and tricks that work for them. Taylor wrote about dogs & fireworks in honor of the 4th and I really appreciated the advice.
  • Chelsea is one of my closest blog friends. I discovered her site when I first started LaL and I love keeping up with her. Chelsea is a writer, entrepreneur, wife, mother, badass, traveler, and NOW she’s a TEDxTalk speaker!
  • In the same breath, Aubrey is one of my very best friends IRL. She’s slightly insta-famous and extremely talented. She shared it a while ago, but I love her post about starting over and healing and reclaiming her life after a devastating break-up.
  • I will never have the need or opportunity to do it (never say never?), but Carolann’s post about flying Space A is fascinating! The process and the plane and everything about it is so new and unique to me!
  • Emma does a monthly travel link-up and this past one was on kindness while traveling. Her stories are so so sweet! I love it when a stranger makes my day (or trip)!
  • I think most of Blogworld knows about Chelsea and her uplifting blog. Hopefully you didn’t miss her recent post on falling in love with your own life. She’s wise and optimistic beyond her years 🙂

I know this is a fairly lazy post on my behalf, but I genuinely love all the things these ladies created and put out on their blogs. I encourage you to spend your time there today ❤

Have a great weekend!

24 thoughts on “The Calm Before the Weekend Storm (FAVORITES!)

  1. July 12, 2018 / 7:16 am

    I know the feeling – also sitting with drafts and today doesn’t feel like the day for any of them! Sounds like you’ve got a busy weekend ahead – enjoy!
    I’ll check out the blogs you’ve mentioned 🙂


    • Audrey July 14, 2018 / 9:28 pm

      Thank you!!
      Hope you find some bloggers you like! All those ladies are great!


  2. ShootingStarsMag July 12, 2018 / 8:02 am

    I have a bunch of different posts that I need to schedule and then a ton of other ideas I still haven’t started. LOL I like these type of posts though! Thanks for sharing the fun links.



    • Audrey July 14, 2018 / 9:34 pm

      Yeah… drafts can be helpful but I have some that over years old. LOL
      No prob!


  3. Rebecca Jo July 12, 2018 / 9:57 am

    You’re friends with a TedxTalk Speaker – that’s pretty cool! I gotta check her out.
    I love when you do these posts – I have found some awesome blogs this way


    • Audrey July 14, 2018 / 9:35 pm

      I think so, too!! She and her husband did an awesome job!
      Hope you enjoy!!


  4. StephTheBookworm July 12, 2018 / 10:08 am

    Crazy weekends like that stress me out. Haha. #intorvertlife. I feel your pain. It sounds like you’ll be having a lot of fun though so enjoy!


    • Audrey July 14, 2018 / 9:36 pm

      Hahahaha- yeahhh. I might’ve overbooked myself. Especially since K was on a business trip and I usually like having the house to myself while he’s gone. Sigh. Oh well!


  5. SMD July 12, 2018 / 11:30 am

    Never lazy to share reads that you like with others who might like them as well!


    • Audrey July 14, 2018 / 9:37 pm

      Glad you think so! 😀


  6. A Mindful Migration (@MindfulMigrate) July 12, 2018 / 11:33 am

    I love it when other bloggers promote some of their favorite bloggers – it’s how I find so many amazing new blogger friends! And as an introvert like you, I need downtime to gear up for those times when I will have very little too! It sounds like a very fun-filled, jam-packed weekend though! Have fun!


    • Audrey July 14, 2018 / 9:39 pm

      I’m glad! You’ll discover some great ladies with those links!
      Yeahhh… I definitely overbooked my weekend. And K is gone this weekend so I also have to try and keep the pups happy. I should’ve said no to something…. but it’s all so fun! Haha!


    • Audrey July 14, 2018 / 9:40 pm

      Enjoy!! Those ladies are incredible! I love reading their blogs!


  7. Amanda Bumgarner July 12, 2018 / 9:48 pm

    Yes, Carolann’s post was so interesting! I thought the same thing while I was reading it! Happy weekend 🙂


    • Audrey July 14, 2018 / 9:43 pm

      SO nuts! I didn’t even know Space A was a thing! And that plane!! What an experience. Wow!


  8. Carolann July 15, 2018 / 12:17 pm

    Ahhh thank you so much for the shoutout!! And thanks for this post — I have been wanting to find some new bloggers and your list is where I will start!


    • Audrey July 19, 2018 / 11:59 am

      Your post was fascinating! You’re welcome 🙂 I hope you enjoy some of those blogs!!


  9. Julie Hood July 15, 2018 / 4:21 pm

    I love Chelsea’s blog–uplifting is the right word!! 🙂 Alsoooo can we talk about how you have 11 drafts of blog posts written?! I can barely come up with ideas haha.


    • Audrey July 19, 2018 / 12:00 pm

      Chelsea is a wonderful writer. She’s incredibly uplifting and joyful. I love it. Eleven drafts might sound impressive but they’re off the wall and incomplete. Lol. I feel so uninspired with them!


  10. chelsea @ the new wifestyle July 18, 2018 / 10:12 pm

    awww you’re the best! thank you 🙂 i’m so glad the blogging world brought us together (and now i want to know what those 11 drafts are about)!


    • Audrey July 19, 2018 / 12:23 pm

      😀 Me too!
      Oh man… those 11 drafts are a weird mix of long projects and bulleted ideas and unimspired half-thoughts. LOL


  11. Emma @ Adventures of a London Kiwi July 21, 2018 / 7:07 am

    Aw, thanks so much for sharing our little linkup – last might’s was such a lovely topic!


    • Audrey July 26, 2018 / 4:21 pm

      I loved reading yours stories of kindness! 🙂


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