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5.26.2014

weekend update.



RECAPS
-- my sister-in-law did a remodel of their home gym as a birthday surprise for my brother while he was out of town. she asked me to design some inspirational prints to put up in the new and improved gym, so i got to work on those last week. the gym has a not-so-subtle USA theme. that's what you get when your brother is in the military. ;)  i will have to show y'all the designs later!

-- my sweet friend, abbey, got back from her honeymoon last week, and alex and i got together with her for dinner. we got all caught up on her married life...all 11 days of it! :) so glad that even through getting married and lots of other changes, core group is still going strong.

-- on saturday night, a boy told me that my painted toes were beautiful, he liked my shirt, and that he loved me.  too bad he's only 4 years old. ;) i've decided that compliments like that from kids are the best because they are genuine. :)

-- chattanooga market! i went to the market for the first time this season with some sweet friends. i looooove the market. we eat delicious mini-donuts, walk around, look at the beautiful flowers, and grab some lunch. this week's specialty was BBQ. yummmmmm.

-- the family and i were on our way to see a movie yesterday when i ran over a bolt so perfectly that it flipped up and went straight into my tire. thankfully, i could get the tire plugged and didn't need to buy a brand new one! we also found out that i have pretty great aim when it comes to puncturing tires! ;) needless to say, we didn't make it to the movie.

OTHER FINDS
-- in case y'all hadn't heard, emma watson (AKA hermione granger) graduated from brown university this weekend.
-- how cute are these baby literature books and the prints designed for them??
-- check out this brand new eBook from chantel at a harvest of blessing.
-- some good thoughts about REST.
-- what is your brain good at? apparently i'm good at creative thinking. spot on, internet quiz. spot on.
-- TOMS is celebrating their 8th birthday with $10 off all orders of $50 or more. this deal ends tomorrow!! get on it!
-- have you heard of Julep? my second box will be arriving soon! you can get your first box free with code FREEBOX :)

YOU MAY HAVE MISSED
the art of tangled.
noonday giveaway.
a harvest of blessing | birthday edition
minted stationary.
believe better things.

RANDOM FACTS ABOUT YOURS TRULY
-- fruit smoothies are my go-to for breakfast these days.
-- i use the phrase "oh dear" and my friends tell me i sound like a mix of a grandma and piglet.
-- the first surgery i ever needed to have was for a broken nose i got while playing ultimate frisbee in college.

happy memorial day! as you celebrate today with family and friends, i hope you remember the sacrifice so many have made for our country and for our freedoms so that we can continue to do the things that we love. have a beautiful day, friends!

16 comments:

Kristina said...

I just took that quiz too and it's so funny how accurate it is. It says I am good at linguistic thinking and the description really was so me :D It sounds like you had an awesome long weekend and I can't wait for my long weekend to start on Thursday. We (in Germany) get a long weekend because it's Ascension Day (i googled it but I am not sure if that's the correct translation for the holiday I mean) on Thursday. Is that a holiday for you guys too? Happy Monday to you!

Lauren Doxey Packer said...

compliments from kids are the best compliments!!

Britney said...

Thanks for the link love girl! that was a good post from our monthly contributor Vanessa.
The toms--shoot! i may have to check that out!

Megan McIlvaine said...

eeeep! i am wanting new toms AND chacos...but my bank account can't handle both either ;)

Megan McIlvaine said...

i have never heard of that holiday! i'm going to check it out! have a great week, girl!

Megan McIlvaine said...

bah! i know. i want those american flag ones!!

Megan McIlvaine said...

right?? kids are the cutest.

Megan McIlvaine said...

of course! and you totes should :) toms are the best!

Elizabeth Mayberry said...

meeeeeeeeeeeee tooooooooooooo!


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Kristina said...

I thought it might be unknown to you since I couldn't remember it being celebrated while I was living in the States. It's the celebration of the ascension of Jesus Christ to heaven. It's always 40 days after Easter because according to the Bible during the 40 days Jesus showed himself to his disciples and on the 40th day he took them to Mount of Olives where they watched him ascend to heaven. I am Catholic so it might also be a holiday that's only celebrated in the Catholic church...maybe :D

Megan McIlvaine said...

oh!
we don't recognize it as a holiday in the U.S., but that does make total sense! :)

Amy said...

"oh dear" why not "oh bother" and be eeyore ;)
i'm so glad you were able to get your tire plugged - those moments are some of the worst!
and yay for children compliments - some of the absolute best in the world!

Amanda said...

Girl, I am going crazy with smoothies for breakfast. Making a bunch and freezing them for the week ahead makes for the easiest grab-and-go breakfast there is! And so good.

Megan McIlvaine said...

hahaha. i could give it a try, but i might lose some friends in the process ;)
ahhhhh! i know. i was grumpy and had to apologize after haha. it was just not what i wanted to have to deal with that day!...or any day :)

meg - me with the three said...

Ok... Elizabeth is talking about make your own Chacos, and you're talking about Toms on sale. Seriously guys.... what are you doing to me? Or my bank account.

Elizabeth Mayberry said...

real temping TOMS! gah!