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7.14.2014

weekend update.



RECAPS
1. Google hangouts. I forgot to mention this last week, but Samantha, Beth and I had our second Google hangouts session to talk about blog life and life in general. It's such an encouragement to bounce ideas off other bloggers and brainstorm together. We are making this a monthly thing so that we can hold each other accountable on our goals and dreams.

2. Interior design skills. I went over to a friend's house and helped with picking paint colors and giving some design advice for her daughter's birthday present...a bedroom makeover! It's fun to put my interior design degree to some use, even if it is just picking out pillows and paint colors. ;)

3. Core group.  We studied John 11 this week, and I now view the story of Lazarus' death and resurrection in a completely different light.  If you have some time, take a listen to this sermon on the passage. "Love means giving us what we need most. And what we need most is not healing, but a full and endless experience of the glory of God." 

4. Cow Appreciation Day. For the third year in a row, my coworkers and I dressed up as cows, loaded up in my car, and headed to Chick-fil-A for some free lunch! It's a great bonding time. Haha!

5. Kayak adventures. The fam and I went kayaking on Saturday at a new spot.  It was nice to be out on the water, but my arms and back were so sore Sunday morning! 

OTHER FINDS
-- Katniss and Hermione in the same place at the same time?? How did this happen? I wish I'd been there too!
-- That's it. I'm taking my next vacation in Chile and floating in the largest swimming pool on earth for a week.
-- I love this article on What We Get Wrong About 'Finding God's Will'
-- This vintage postcard mobile is my favorite!
-- Have you heard of Skillshare?  Great classes on hand lettering, graphic design, logo design, plus many many more.  You can enter to win a lifetime membership now through August 12th. :)

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19 comments:

meg pitts said...

Kiki and I tried Google Hangout but I couldn't get it to work on my computer... but that's not saying much because my computer is on it's last leg... Did you use it on a computer or something else? Just wondering if it's something I'M doing wrong.

Yalanda_Meshell said...

I love dressing up for themed events! What a fun thing to do with friends!

Madison said...

Oh my goodness, Meg thank you so much for the article on God's will. You don't know how perfect it is to read that right now! :)

Victoria said...

I love that you three are chatting regularly!!! :)

Tell me more about your interior design skills! Do you have a natural knack for it? Were you "trained"?

Cow pictures were all over FB this weekend! I loved seeing entire families (husbands too) dressed up and posing with excitement at the thought of free Chick-fil-A. :)

Megan McIlvaine said...

Yep! I actually have my Bachelor's degree in Interior Design. Four grueling years for a piece of paper. ;) The economy was/is pretty terrible when I graduated and I slacked off on the design job search after 2-3 years of "No's".

Megan McIlvaine said...

It was what I needed to read last week! :)

Megan McIlvaine said...

We laughed the whole time! So fun :)

Megan McIlvaine said...

Oh sad. Do you use a Mac? I use Google Chrome on my Mac (it's 7 years old) and had to install some sort of plug-in for Hangouts to work. It prompts you to install it when you are trying to make a Hangouts call, though.

meg pitts said...

Yeah. I don't have Chrome... I guess I should use it. Ha! Might solve a bunch of my problems!

Megan McIlvaine said...

I used Safari for AGES and refused to switch to Chrome, but we started using Chrome at work and I loved it so I installed it on my laptop at home too :)

meg pitts said...

I use Firefox and have been for years... it has all my bookmarks saved! I just need to bite the bullet and make the switch!

Jordyn Brazil said...

Sounds like such a fun time Kayaking! I really want to try this year, but honestly have no clue where to start! Haha

Samantha@Elah Tree said...

Google hangouts are amazing! x100! Kayaking -- like I said, we should live in the same town. JLaw and Emma! Amazing!

Samantha@Elah Tree said...

You have an about page! Yay! Looks so great! I'm so pumped! Wahoo!

Megan McIlvaine said...

you should!! find a rec center where you live or some outdoor company...they usually have classes or take tours out :)

Megan McIlvaine said...

Gosh. I wish we did...we could go kayaking together!!
I'm so glad you appreciate the greatness of JLaw and Emma like I do! ;)

Megan McIlvaine said...

haha thanks girl!!

Megan McIlvaine said...

woohoo!! about time :)

Bailey said...

I love your cow outfits!