A few things

Two snow days make a week go by rather quickly, and the time at home allowed me to get things done around my house and write some blog posts.  This weekend will be a good one starting with two parties tonight.  I’m normally not that social (lol), but they just so happen to be on the same night.  Tomorrow we are going to see another middle school’s version of Beauty and the Beast, Jr. to support our friend’s daughter, and Sunday there will be a crowd of fans to support J’s daughter at her first home gymnastics meet.  Fun, mixed with a little relaxation is what it’s all about!

Color Me Floral by Kiana Underwood is simply gorgeous.  Not only do the floral arrangements inside provide inspiring images, she also goes into detail on how to make your own arrangements at home.  Bonus – it’s a beautiful addition to my coffee table book collection.

Choosing a movie on Netflix or Amazon Prime is always a huge decision for J and me.  It usually takes us way longer than it should to make a selection and often times the movies we choose end up being lackluster or complete duds.  This was definitely not the case last weekend.  We stumbled across “The Gift” staring Jason Bateman and it was SO GOOD.  I know this isn’t a new movie, but it was new to us.  Initially we thought it was a romance, but it definitely wasn’t!  I don’t want to give anything away, but this one’s a good watch.  The suspense didn’t begin until about a third of the way through, but the ending will leave you speechless.

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I just started reading The Woman I Wanted To Be by Diane von Furstenberg for a “strong woman” pep talk.  I find it interesting to learn about women who started small and built enterprises from the ground up.  This book was recommended to me by a friend, and  although I am not too far in, DVF is inspiring and motivating all at once.

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I am addicted to this popcorn.  When I can’t air pop my own, this is a close second as a healthy and all natural snack.  There are only three ingredients in the bag: popcorn, sunflower oil and sea salt.  That’s it!  Did you also know that popcorn contains antioxidants?

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A friend of mine is an extremely talented artist and she recently rendered this black and white piece just for me.  I chose to house it in a clear acrylic frame so it wouldn’t interfere with her work.

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I am all about bringing back personalized notes and thank-you’s through snail mail.  There’s just something about receiving a hand-written note, postal style.  In my opinion, a personalized note says that the sender took the time to sit down, think about their thoughts, and scribed them on paper for you!  Texting sentiments is great, but there’s a time and a place for those short and sweet messages.  I especially love this set from a shop on Etsy.

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Make it a great Friday and have an amazing weekend! xo

 

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