Friday, October 23, 2015

Friday Favorites - They Edition

Happy Friday, Friends!

First up on my list of FAVORITES this week is the dentist.  Yes... the dentist.  Mason's new FAVORITE place is Dr.Alexander's office.  He had a check-up where he requested x-rays (just like his brother) and said he had the best time. hahaha


My FAVORITE part was seeing how teeny tiny he looks in the chair.  #staylittleforever



Jack Bauer spent Monday at the vet getting a few booster shots and things like that and when we picked him up he was everybody's FAVORITE.  There was much arguing and bargaining over who got to hold him in the car and for how long.


And when we got home he was still a hot commodity :)


A couple of Griffin's FAVORITE things???  Paint and mini marshmallows.


Luke's been loving him some Google Earth lately and he came home from school with a "google earth" of his very own.

The circles were like zooming in.  So fun!



I've talked A LOT this month about Farmgirl Paints, and it's for good reason.   She's only open for another week and then won't be open again until January.  If you've been considering picking up a cuff, don't wait!  They're my FAVORITE to wear and one of my FAVORITE gifts to give as well.

And don't forget to use the code MOMFESSIONALS for 15% off your order!

She's also doing these awesome Christmas ornaments this year as well.  They're so pretty and unique.  I can't wait to hang it on the tree!






The cuff above came in this week and I immediately teared up.  When I attended Ashleigh's memorial service, they played a video of a speech she gave while at MIT.  In the video she said these words,

"...even when my aunt died and left 4 girls behind, and even in tragedies like the marathon and Nikita’s passing, my faith allows me to believe that God is STILL GOOD.  And still in control.  We just don’t always see everything He can."

If you have a few minutes, you can go HERE and watch the entire video.  It's incredible.

Along with the Google Earth art, Luke also brought home this...


My favorite part is me, with my hand on my hip and my finger pointed saying, "boys!". hahaha


Another FAVORITE part of my week was this side by side someone emailed me :)  LOVE!!!


and then this DM on Instagram almost made me pee my pants :)



Dave sent me these pictures of Griffin yesterday morning and her goofy little grin and humid hair are my FAVORITE!



Next up, these tops are 25% off right now and would be great layered for Fall or with cuffed jeans this coming Spring.  I have one on the way and I can't wait to get it.

Lace Trim Tunic Lace Trim Tunic

And if you've been looking for a great twill jacket, this one is 40% off right now.

Twill Hooded Parka

And I'd be remiss if I didn't mention that Anthropologie is doing an extra 30% off their sale items right now.  Someone needs to take away my card :)

All of the items below are under $35!


   

Last up, I have another great book for y'all to check out.

Fifty Shades of They was a quick read for me this past week or so.  Ed writes about the importance of being surrounded with the right "they" and through 50 short chapters and illustrations gives applicable advice on how to determine if you're surrounded by the right they, how to maintain those relationships and how to build the right they around you.  


One of my favorite chapters was one on prayer...

"The right "they" will pray, and pray continually, because they want their relationship with God to grow and thrive.  They will also continually pray for you, because they want our relationship with God to grow and thrive."

This past week I've had several members of my "they" let me know that they're praying for me and it just reiterated to me how blessed I am to have the "they" I have in my life.  

If you want a copy of Ed's book for yourself, just leave a comment (any comment) and I'll pick a someone randomly to drop the book in the mail to. 

Enjoy your weekend, friends!  We're hunkering down for a wet weekend and I'm looking forward to lots of sweet time with my family.   I hope y'all have something equally mellow and fun planned.
Happy Weekend!
   
   

88 comments:

  1. Happy Friday! I would love that book :)

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  2. Oh my goodness!!! That totally looked like Mason!! Sweet G as Rosie was precious!!

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    1. Wasn't that funny?? I thought it looked like one of his goofy faces too! :)

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  3. I can not believe Mason loves the dentist, I remember being terrified at that age and still am hah! I pinned this article so I'll remember the book, definitely added to my must read list. Griffin as Rosie the Riveter is literally my favorite costume ever.
    Linds @ Not A Mom

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  4. Would love to read Ed's book! Hope you stay dry this weekend!

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  5. I love your blog Andrea. Thank you for sharing your sweet family. I would love a copy of this book. My husband and I have recently moved back to our home state to help family. We prayed everyday to make sure this was the correct move... Now that we are here, we are praying more now than ever to give us peace, patience, and faith to trust in his plan. This book would help us realize who and what is important. We need that right now. I would love to know where to purchase this book.

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  6. When I started reading your description of the book, I knew it sounded like something I'd be interested in. So I definitely hope to win a copy :)

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  7. So many things to say! First of all, I know without a doubt that you're a "they" in my life. Thank you for being my "they". Second, Mason at the dentist was just about the cutest thing ever. And when did GG turn 6? Seriously! She looks so big in the pics of her in the Halloween dress. Happy Friday friend!

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  8. Oh that ornament is awesome! I'd love the book too

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  9. I'd love to read that book and pass it on to friends. Enjoy your weekend with your sweet family.

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  10. Love your blog, would like a copy of book!

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  11. That book looks amazing!! Definitely going to check it out!! Xoxo

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  12. Hi Andrea~ Your blog site is the first thing that starts my day...you give me so much inspiration. I would love a copy of the book you recommend..The Fifty Shades of They..I feel it would be a perfect start to once I start my life into marriage next summer...I couldnt ask for a better guy to spend my life with..thank you for making my days a bright one each day with your weekly blog ...

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  13. I didnt know how or what get in to post my name so I put aynomious for my previous comment...and also for this comment...so sorry but will check into it and have someone teach me...my name is Cynthia Hilton from Minnesota...thank you

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  14. Thanks for the daily inspiration!
    Seriously need some on your energy too!

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  15. Would love to read that book! As a busy mom and teacher myself, taking time to read about life would be thrilling. A cup of tea, a bubble bath.....a little slice of heaven:-)

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  16. Love the idea of the book!!! Thankful for my 'they'.

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  17. Mason in the dentist chair is definitely a favorite:) I love how much your kiddos love Jack Bauer and can never get enough of sweet GG and her fashions:) Happy Weekend, Andrea!

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  18. My favorite of your favorites is Griffin in that adorable 'Halloween'-style dress and shoes! She is precious! Luke cracks me up with the canonball picture, and Mason loving the dentist visit is crazy cool!

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  19. I just love your blog. I think it's awesome that Mason loves going to the dentist. My kids have a fabulous dentist, and they've loved going since day 1. I loved Luke's Google Earth, and Griffin is always so adorably dressed. I would love to receive a copy of the book, too.

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  20. I just love your blog. I think it's awesome that Mason loves going to the dentist. My kids have a fabulous dentist, and they've loved going since day 1. I loved Luke's Google Earth, and Griffin is always so adorably dressed. I would love to receive a copy of the book, too.

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  21. Love reading your blog! Thanks for the give away!!

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  22. My husband and I were just talking about Pastor Young! (We live in Houston) because he was speaking out on a touchy moral issue coming up on our ballot in two weeks. He always has the best message!

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  23. I love the idea of really surrounding yourself with the right "they." Let's hope I win the book to really see if my circle is cutting it. :) Julie

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  24. That baby of yours should be the poster child for Malta jane! She's absolutely adorable! !

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  25. Thank you for the inspiration! And this book sounds like it would be a great inspiration! :)

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  26. Thank you for the inspiration! I just love reading your blog! And this book looks like it would be a fantastic read!

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  27. Such a fun post with lots of favorites! Love the idea of that book!

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  28. What a fun post today. Love getting a peek into your life. The book sounds awesome. Have a great weekend!

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  29. i have that free people trapeze (in blossom) and it runs huge - looks better with a cardi or something layered. lord & taylor has some (w code) for around $30!!

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  30. All of your kids make me laugh so much! Thank you for sharing their sweet personalities with us!

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  31. Would love to read this book! Thanks for the chance. Happy weekend!

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  32. I would love a copy of that book!!! Happy Friday! Xoxo

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  33. Thank you for the opportunity to win the book!

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  34. Having a support system of "they's" is so important to me. Life is so much better when we do it together with people encouraging us and praying for us along the way. I loved your pics and I love your bracelets!! Happy Friday from my classroom to yours :-) (it's test day for me-and I'm saying hallelujah!!)

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  35. Your littles are just the cutest! I'm not sure which is my my favourite Griffin's costume or Luke's art! Have a great weekend! :)

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  36. I was just explaining this concept to my 10 year old. When you have a group of good "theys" it's priceless:)

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  37. This sounds like a great read!!!
    Melissa 😀

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  38. Love reading your blog! Thanks for being you.

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  39. What a great book! I am really praying that my sweet 4th grade will have the right "they" surrounding him as he grows up!

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  40. My kids did exactly the same social studies project with the circles zooming in in their classes too a few years ago... here in Michigan! How funny!

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  41. I love reading your blog everyday! It's so encouraging and uplifting. Not to mention your adorable, sweet kids! I'm a graduate student in college and that book sounds like the perfect read. It's so important to always surround yourself with the right people that uplift you and make you a better person! Thanks for sharing!

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  42. Loved reading this post--as I love reading ALL of your posts! Mason in the dentist's chair--I'm still a little nervous when I go, so I will just think of him the next time, lol! And the picture Luke drew of you with your hand on your hip, I am still laughing!! Griffin as Rosie---brilliant! That book sounds wonderful--I am going to tell our church librarian about it. And--totally random--we are having a "week of Andrea's recipes" here at my house! So far we have had Taco Pie and Smoked Sausage Penne. Next up is Chicken Spaghetti. I have also made your enchiladas and pasta salad in the past, and have given out your recipe for Baked Potato Soup multiple times--it is like crack, LOL! When Atlanta experienced "Snowmageddon" and I was stuck at the hospital I work at for 3 days, I brought a big vat of it to share--I think I rose several notches in my bosses eyes for that, hahaha!

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  43. Melanie_KS here. I still swear that looks like Mason on that card. And the side by side of G and Rosie is so cute!

    Sometimes rainy weekends are my FAVE! Nothing better than lounging in your pjs with candles lit and listening to the rain/storm outside. Of course I would have Netflix on (Gilmore Girls currently)! Enjoy!

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  44. Thank you for sharing your every day. It is fun to be apart of it and gain new ideas of things to do with the kids and how to be encouraging to others. Would love to read the book as it is always a goal to be someone's They :)

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  45. I would love to read that book and gift it to a friend who i'm always sending inspiration to from you, Shay, Erika.... You girls are so lucky to have a great group of 'they' and i know you know it. Have a great weekend

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  46. Love reading your lighthearted posts! I'd love a copy of the book. If I'm not the lucky winner, I will probably need to add it to my Christmas wish list :)

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  47. I love reading your lighthearted posts! I hope to be your lucky winner, and snap a copy of the book. If not, I'll probably just need to add it to my Christmas wishlist :)

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  48. I certainly feel blessed for the "theys" in my life. I'll have to add that book to my list. Love reading your daily blog - thank you for sharing! Your family is adorable. Have a wonderful weekend!!

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  49. That book looks awesome! If I don't get to be the lucky one, I better put that on my to read list! Have a good weekend!

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  50. I would love to read that book and share it with my daughter that is a freshman. My daily prayer is for both my kids to surround themselves with people that love and serve our Lord. It's so important to love and encourage each other!

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  51. I love your Friday Favorites post! Griffin is a beauty and that picture that looks like Mason is hysterical! I'd love to ready that book, we moved 5 years ago and I'm still searching for my they!

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  52. I would love to read that book! And thank you SO much for the recommendation on the book, "Rescue-Raising Teens in a Drowning Culture". I am loving this book, so much good stuff!

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  53. Love your blog! Would enjoy reading this book!

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  54. I thinks i need to read that book!! Especially after moving!! And I love my farm girl paints cuffs!!!

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  55. Love reading your blog every morning!!

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  56. I love Griffin's Halloween dress and cat shoes! Would you be so kind and share where you got them? Thanks so much.

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  57. BAHAHAHA what Luke wrote about doing a cannonball on dad! Hilarity. Love reading about all of the crazy things that kids say!

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  58. You are such an encouraging person! Thanks!

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  59. Hope you stay warm and dry this weekend! Love what that book represents - makes me realize how important my 'they' people are in my life!

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  60. Great post Andrea! It's funny you talked about having the right "they" around... I've been praying for some friends for a while now. I'm new to Maine all my family is in the south- so making new friends has been a trying time for me. I would love to read it. Hope you have a happy Friday! And if your in the mood to pray... I could use some prayer. I really need some of the right "they" in this new chapter of my life..

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  61. That twill jacket is amazing! My closet needs that! And I love that mason loves the dentist, I have always liked going to the dentist!

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  62. I read your blog daily and love it! You are such a great Mom and make me a better Mom myself because of you. Thank You and enjoy your weekend with your sweet family!

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  63. Your family is too cute, would love to read that book!

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  64. Love your blog! It brightens my day!!

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  65. I pray for all of the women who don't have a "they". Life is hard; it's even harder when we don't have a connection for support. One of my "they" friends recently had a major crisis and has become unavailable. I feel myself hurting for her and my own loss of support. Blessings to all, especially those who are hurting.

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  66. Love your blog! Have a great weekend!!

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  67. Love your blog and your kids! Katie Allred (katieallred83@gmail.com)

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  68. Thinking that I need to go pick up this book. My husband and I were JUST talking about this very thing. We've been struggling with finding the right "they" around us, and being hurt by some of the "theys" that weren't what we thought.
    I know you do, but I'll just reiterate it~ count yourself blessed to be surrounded by so many of the right "theys".... they're hard to come by. :)
    Your posts are so sweet! Thanks for sharing your little corner or the world. :)
    Saryn (saryn@lockedownconsulting.com)

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  69. That book looks like a very meaningful read! So kind that you will be sending one out :)

    - Seri
    www.Serisblog.com

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  70. Would love to have a copy of that book!

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  71. This would be an awesome book to read...whether I win it or not!! Can't wait!

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  72. Ed Young is a phenomenal speaker. I had the privilege to hear him once. It is so important to have those people. #purposelyunited

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  73. Andrea, I love everything about this post! Luke's picture cracks me up, I could totally see Mason in that picture, and I love Griffin's Halloween dress. Those bracelets are to die for! That book sounds captivating :) Happy Weekend!!!

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  74. Would love to read the book as well!

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  75. would love to read the book! :)
    erincyoung (at) yahoo.com

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