Friday Favorites 4.25.14 (and giveaway winners)

by Danica on April 25, 2014

Happy Friday!!

First things first…

the two NuttZo giveaway winners are:

NuttZo Winner 1 #51

NuttZo Winner 2 #26

Kelsey & Kim!  Congrats, ladies!

Both winners were emailed and have until Monday night to reply – if I hear nothing by then I’ll choose a new winner.  Thanks to everyone who entered!


things I’m loving this week…

–> Zida’s haircut.  She almost looks like a different dog!  I fell in love all over again ;)

Zida's new haircut - cavachon.jpg

–> getting caught up on studying.  I’ve been a little behind the past few weeks so it feels good to finally be up to speed on everything!

–> This devotional may have been written exactly for me:

planning devotion Jesus Calling.jpg

–> tonight’s dinner plans – friends are coming over for Mexican food and games…excited!

–>these posts:

I completely agree with this!
What it REALLY Means to be Successful (and how we got it all wrong)

a great read:
This Young Mother is Giving Up on her Kids and I Don’t Blame Her

this makes me really miss The Office:
The 37 Wisest Things Michael Scott Ever Said

I’ve been in a bit of a blogging funk lately (you certainly may have noticed) so this was refreshing to read:
5 Reasons to Keep on Blogging (despite your critics)

preach it, girl:
5 Ways I Embraces My Weight Gain

the oatmeal for breadcrumbs one is new to me and a great idea:
5 Everyday Ingredient Swaps for Healthier Cooking

Choosing Health Over Aesthetics

it’s so easy to get caught up in the busyness of life and forget to continually work on your relationship, isn’t it?
these are great tips/reminders:
15 Habits of Healthy Couples

Not flesh of my flesh


What are you looking forward to this weekend?

besides dinner tonight, I’m looking forward to a more laid back weekend at home


{ 18 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Lauren April 25, 2014 at 6:54 am

I love that article on success – “It’s your life. You get to make the rules. You get to decide what’s going to make you happy.” – amazing. I love the embracing weight gain article too :) Have a lovely weekend girl!
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2 Danica April 26, 2014 at 8:53 am

I’m glad you liked those as much as I did :)
Hope you have a great weekend too, friend!


3 Holly @ EatGreatBEGreat April 25, 2014 at 7:56 am

Awww, Zida looks so adorable with her new haircut!

Tomorrow me and my cousin are going to an outdoor craft festival at one of my favorite nearby towns! The weather is supposed to be really nice too, so it’s going to be an awesome day!
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4 Danica April 26, 2014 at 8:53 am

That sounds so fun!! Hope you have a great time!


5 Cat April 25, 2014 at 8:30 am

That devotional is wonderful! It’s exactly what I need to read right now – regardless of religion, I think it’s a great message to remember that being too preoccupied with planning and busy thoughts, is not a good thing :)
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6 Danica April 26, 2014 at 8:54 am

very true – I think it can rob us of the present because we’re busy planning out the future, which is something I have to remind myself of often!
Hope you have a great weekend, Cat!


7 Becky@TheSavedRunner April 25, 2014 at 9:23 am

I was just telling Ryan the other day how much I missed The Office! I’m so glad you were as big of a fan as me! :)


8 Danica April 26, 2014 at 8:55 am

It was SUCH a great show! That kind of dry/dorky humor is probably my favorite :)


9 Dallas April 25, 2014 at 12:15 pm

Zida’s haircut is so cute!! Happy Friday, Danica! Hope dinner & games is fun tonight and that you have a lovely weekend! I’m getting together with a friend tonight for dinner and a long-overdue catch-up chat, which I’m very much looking forward to.
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10 Danica April 26, 2014 at 8:56 am

Those catch-up chats with friends are the best – I hope you had a great time!


11 Sarah @ Sarah Sincerely April 25, 2014 at 4:45 pm

I swear, Jesus Calling never ceases to amaze me at how perfectly written each day is for what I’m going through. It never fails to be exactly what I need to hear. Low key weekends are my favorite! Unfortunately, the next 4 weekends in a row we’ll be out of town for all/part of the weekend. But…I’ll deal. :-) Have fun tonight with friends!
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12 Danica April 26, 2014 at 8:57 am

I completely agree about Jesus Calling – it’s so perfectly timed to what’s going on in my life – my grandma calls that sort of thing a “Godincidence” :)
It sounds like your weekend (and those to come) are busy but I hope you’re enjoying it nonetheless!


13 Diane @ Life of Di. April 25, 2014 at 5:20 pm

Zida looks so cute :) Also, I’ve heard great things about Jesus Calling. Does it begin at the start of the year or could I get one now and start whenever? I am in need of a good devotional book. I have one on my phone but always forget about it! I need a physical reminder until I get into more of a routine!
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14 Danica April 26, 2014 at 8:58 am

It’s a year-long devotional, so there’s a page dedicated to each day, but it would totally be worth getting at this point in the year and starting on April 26th or whatever. I honestly love it so much that I’ll probably just reread it again next year. It’s well worth the purchase!


15 Hilary April 25, 2014 at 6:10 pm

I am looking forward to getting a nice long nights sleep! I don’t know why but I have sure been dragging this Friday :(
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16 Danica April 26, 2014 at 8:59 am

I hope you got to sleep in today! Lazy Saturday mornings are the best :)


17 Alex @ Alex Runs For Food April 26, 2014 at 12:50 am

I work tonight and saturday overnight…. so not a whole lot going on for me this weekend. During my free time I will be catching up on homework :(
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18 Danica April 26, 2014 at 9:02 am

I’m sorry your weekend is full of work and homework! Hopefully that means you get a little time off in the coming week though?!


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