Friday, April 25, 2014

Five on Friday /Starbucks Giveaway and 2 Years Home

Happy Friday!

Ever since last weekend I have said that if I could get through today everything would be down hill from here until summer break starts. Today is our last official co-op of the year and tonight we are having a program/ silent auction. Then, Saturday is my first double digit run. We are hoping to log 10 miles before most people are awake. Sunday has some exciting plans to if the weather cooperates. Busy weekend ahead for us folks!

So let's get this party started, here are my 5 for this week!

1. Tomorrow marks the 2 year anniversary of us being home. 2 years since we were able to move back to what always felt like home even when it was just an empty lot. 

Building a house was physically and mentally exhausting but being home has been amazing. Last year I made this video going over the highlights of our first year home.

2. Half Marathon... I still can't believe I am going to do it and I can't believe how close it is...

3. Sewing! I AM going to learn to sew this summer. I consider myself to be an extremely domestic kind of gal but sewing has always been the soft spot. My MIL was sweet enough to let me borrow a machine and once school is out bring it on!

4. As someone who does their fair share of worrying, I found this to be especially helpful. I giggled at the thought of actually physically walking around with an umbrella and how dumb that is. Why do we carry mental umbrellas around. Sometimes we are dragging several around for no reason.

5. Blog Sponsorship! I am super excited that I am sponsoring my first blog, A + Life. I couldn't be more excited about teaming up with Courtney. Added bonus is getting to see our picture on her side bar and for the next month. She is great so make sure you check her out and say hello while you are there!

Not only am I sponsoring A + Life, I have also teamed up with her and her other sponsors to be a part of a giveaway! You could be the winner of a $25 Starbucks gift card do prizes really get much better than that?!

The giveaway starts TODAY and goes through April 30th so go, enter now!

Do you have any exciting weekend plans?


  1. I'm so excited that you're going to start sewing! It's SO fun! I know you'll just love it! I started doing it last year, and it's just such a fun hobby to get into. Plus, it's always nice for people to comment on something and you respond with something like " Thanks..I made it ;-)" haha!

    I totally understand what it's like to worry. I have definitely been prone to be worrier. What's so awesome, though, is that when I read God's word, I'm able to recognize that I have no need to worry, because all my life is in His hands and there is no greater hands for it to be in!

    1. I am so excited t! Right now I am a knitter/ crocheter so I totally get the "I made it comments" It got to the point where if I have on a cute sweater people ask "Did you make that?" To which I often reply "I wish" :). I was thinking I could sew spring/ summer and knit in the fall and winter. Become a seasonal hobbyist of some sort.

      Thanks for the reminder. It is so nice to find comfort in His word. It speaks truth and life to my soul!

  2. Oh sewing. Yeah, guarantee you'll be a master with a rocking Etsy shop by like, the fall.

    I cry every time cuz I always jack my projects up ;)

    1. Haha ha! Thanks for having some faith in me. When I jack up my first project and need a shoulder to cry on I know who to call :).

  3. I like sewing! I always complain while I sew, always have to use the seam ripper and swear I'm not going to do another project. I finish and then I'm like what else can I make?!?! :) I do enjoy making simple pillow cases dresses for my girls. I can't wait to see your first project!!

    1. Oh man I think you and I are going to have a lot in common, hehe! I totally see myself being that exact same way. Pillow case dresses, YES! That is exactly what I had in mind for a first project. Little girls are going to be so much fun to sew for, yay!