Happy Friday!! Typically Friday mornings are spent catching up on the latest news and writing these Friday Favorites… not today. After the most intense yoga class of my life and six hours of cooking here I am late Thursday typing away and trying to keep my arms from falling off after what felt like 50 chaturangas. Ben and I are headed to the farm tomorrow for his mum’s birthday and only a few things standing in the way between now and tomorrow afternoon: yoga, birthday cake baking (not Whole30 it will be torture), and posting my Friday Favorites.
Favorite Song of the Week: The Light by The Album Leaf
I reckon if my life were a movie this song would be in it at a climactic moment.
Favorite Movie Flashback: Flying V from Mighty Ducks
Let’s be honest, D2 The Mighty Ducks > All other Mighty Ducks movies. This made the 90’s kid in me super happy and after seeing this photo all I could say was “Quack, Quack, Quack Mr. Ducksworth.”
Favorite Just Because: Ben’s Gift
I’ve had a pretty rough few weeks to the point where Ben asked me if I wanted to go to the mall and I said no. Yeah, it was that kind of week. He went anyway and to get the shoes he needed and picked up a little something for me as well. I really wasn’t expecting anything, but these just because I love you pearl earrings make me smile every time I put them in. A few days later Ben grabbed one more thing out of his drawer and gave me the gorgeous opal ring.. a gift from his parents trip across Australia given to him to give to me for a special moment. I got it as a just because.
Favorite Market Find: Wood Serving Boards
Ben and I finally went to the Hunt and Gather Markets last Saturday in Newcastle in search of dinnerware and ideas for our home. I walked away with a few different placemats but what really caught my eye was a very similar serving board. I’m keeping a real close eye on these as I love them and they double as cutting boards (just flip them over). Definitely considering a purchase when Ben and I move into our own house and away from our roommates. In the meantime I can’t take any chances that the pretty side won’t get chopped up.
While I’m not going into detail of the craziness in my house from this past week, my good friend Whitney sent this video to me as a suggestion on how to handle our little situation. I couldn’t stop laughing.
And no, I did not handle it this way, but it was tempting.
Funny Dad Auto Corrects: I had to do it, my dad has sent me some funny ones in all of the four texts he has ever sent.
Texts Basic Girls Would Send: mostly because I’ve been obsessed with calling things basic this week and playing with my new emojis (or stupid emotions as I refer to me as) from the ios8 update.
Favorite Dance Video: This 11 year old killing it!!
I figure after listening to a Nicki Minage sing you’re probably thinking, yes I want to listen again! (total sarcasm here people), this little girl kills this one though. Check it out.
Favorite Read: theSkimm
I found theSkimm through another blogger and since joining last week am loving it. theSkimm sends you an email each morning with a breakdown of the latest headlines and national news and is written in a way that is easy to understand. I tend to spend 30 minutes each morning waking up and in that time I used to read Buzzfeed… now it’s theSkimm… and Buzzfeed.
Oh, and Scandal started back up this week.. unfortunately we won’t get the episodes Down Under until at least Saturday if not longer so I’ll try to steer clear of any spoilers (aka facebook) until the “OMG I can’t believe ____ happened.” Also, I love the Scandal inspired clothing line and if I was in America I would totally snatch this coat up… along with this sheath dress and pencil skirt !!
I’m off to bed to get prepped for a big day tomorrow. Fingers crossed we see a few of these this weekend!
What are your plans for the weekend?
What are you loving this week?