Friday, January 13, 2017

Friday Favorites

Happy Friday! Are you ready for a long weekend? I've crashed every night this week and am looking forward to an extra day of sleeping in. Thanks for joining me today as I share some of my favorites of the week:

1) I Never Saw Another Butterfly project


The Holocaust is such a tragic event to teach tweens about. Every year, I read to my students from I Never Saw Another Butterfly and then ask them to create a butterfly to honor the people who perished in the Holocaust. I love that the kids put so much work into their butterflies, and I usually end up keeping the mini memorial up for several months. I also love this quote from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, "Never again. What you do matters."

2) I Am Baker


Have you visited the website, I Am Baker? It's chock-full of amazing ideas to try, and if you are on Facebook, like her page so that you can fill your feed up with amazing works of edible art!

3) Bad Moms


I talked about watching this on Monday, and Robert and I were literally laughing out loud throughout the movie. A colleague and I were discussing millenials recently, and although I'm technically mathematically associated with the generation, I don't actually fit into the group which is basically the same as Mila Kunis' character. Her 20-something boss was impressed with her work ethic and said, "History Channel was right. You guys are the greatest generation!" :)

4) Being the bad mom


I also loved when they talked about the kids losing their games- I can totally relate! I am so happy to cheer my kids on with their sports and activities, but as a bad mom, I do find myself sometimes hoping that they don't win so we don't have to advance to finals or go to another round of games! "Oh darn, the swim meet got rained out and they're not having us make it up? Shucks!" Alright, release the momshamers on me! 

5) Kids in the kitchen



I've had lots of help in the kitchen lately and am loving it! I know cooking isn't a love language, but I do feel like I show my love to friends and family best by cooking and baking for them. We are hoping to host a brunch with neighbors soon, so make sure you check in for my recipe link-up parties to share ideas and check out other blogs!

In case you missed it, check out this week's posts here:
Weekend Recap
Tuesday Training
Workin' It Wednesday: New Year's Resolutions
Try It Thursday; Crock-pot Baked Potato Soup

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Linking up with Erika, Narci, Andrea, Tif, Katie, & Della

22 comments:

  1. Bha ha ha, totally get going to Target as a vacay and Bad Moms is so stinkin' hysterical. Mr. Nine and I saw it in the theater and I was laughing so hard I cried! Love seeing the kiddos in the kitchen. Happy weekend beautiful!!

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    1. I loved the credits too with the real moms of the actresses. "Everything's fine, everything's fine, then you're in the hospital!" HA!

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  2. OMG wasn't Bad Moms hysterical? Martha Stewart cracked me up in her scenes! I also love that graphic about vacation- so true! Have a great weekend :)

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    1. We're not big football fans but apparently the soccer coach who cracked me up is JJ Watt of our Houston Texans.

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  3. Visiting from the link up! :)
    Love the butterfly project, so sweet & meaningful.

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  4. I too am always so excited at the beginning of each sports season but by the 7th, 12th, 100th game (ha,ha) I am like "Can they just lose already!". Bad Moms is on my "to watch" list...thinking I should Redbox it this weekend for a date night in.

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  5. Oh my goodness...taking a lap around Target with no one tugging on you...I totally remember those days! AND I still like doing that BY.MYSELF. Even when my grown kids are with me a trip to Target is anything but relaxing. I also can totally relate to the entire want to see them succeed but sure aren't offended when they don't make the next round of sports. It's a real conflicting feeling. (and swim last an eternity!!!!) I'm thinking cooking is a Love language. It's most often how I show love to friends, my (one) neighbor I know and my family...plus I love to lick the bowl! Happy Friday!!!

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    1. Robert will call me sometimes when I go on solo Target trips to make sure I haven't been abducted because I take my time and look at every single thing without being disrupted!

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  6. I am going to have to schedule a showing of bad mom's this weekend! And my Little has a basketball game tomorrow and I'm already trying to figure out who can take him so I don't have to. How awful is that?! Have a great weekend!!

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    1. There's a quote, and this is awful, yes, but so funny, that the one mom says, "I'd rather go to Afghanistan than another kid's baseball game!" OMG!

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    1. :) I loved that they didn't give away all the best parts in the previews like so many films do now.

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  8. I went to see Bad Moms over the summer with my best friend and we were bursting out constantly in laughter! We kept apologizing only to realize everyone else was too (bursting out in laughter). I loved how we could totally relate to the characters too. It was great. Yay to kids in the kitchen! I love to have my kids cook for me - well my nine year old but not the four year old. Have a great weekend!

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    1. I love having them in the kitchen, but I'm so OCD and controlling that sometimes it is hard to let go. I have to remember that it may not be pretty but it'll still taste good!

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  9. The butterfly project is a beautiful idea!

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    1. Thanks, Adri! The Holocaust Museum collected millions to represent those who perished, and my kids always take their time and put a lot of love into their butterflies.

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  10. What a great list! I love having help in the kitchen too!

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    1. Her site and Facebook are just a feast for your eyes! She posts such cool things!

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