Friday, July 14, 2017

Friday Favorite 07/14/17

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Favorite Food

vegan stuffed zucchini on a pan drizzled with tahini cheese sauce and toped with fresh cilantro

Vegan Stuffed Zucchini 
I could eat all of these

Favorite Fiber Project
24 Adorable Summer Poncho Free Crochet Design | DIY to Make

I really like this spring/summer poncho.
Really light weight yarn - lacy almost
& I love these colors.
& looks easy enough really.... just a really long rectangle, folded in half
... I could totally do this.

Favorite Beauty & the Beast

Coffee/Tea Mug: Modern Day Belle {11 oz Ceramic Mug} {Breakfast at Tiffany's, Fashion Illustration, Porcelain Mug, Cup}
I adore this!!!

Favorite Instagram Post
SOOOO worth the read!!!

A few months ago, my girl @nicholenordeman sent me a picture and a story. . It's about female elephants. See, in the wild, when a mama elephant is giving birth, all the other female elephants in the herd back around her in formation. They close ranks so that the delivering mama cannot even be seen in the middle. They stomp and kick up dirt and soil to throw attackers off the scent and basically act like a pack of badasses. . They surround the mama and baby in protection, sending a clear signal to predators that if they want to attack their friend while she is vulnerable, they'll have to get through 40 tons of female aggression first. . When the baby is delivered, the sister elephants do two things: they kick sand or dirt over the newborn to protect its fragile skin from the sun, and then they all start trumpeting, a female celebration of new life, of sisterhood, of something beautiful being born in a harsh, wild world despite enemies and attackers and predators and odds. . Scientists tell us this formation normally occurs in only two cases - under attack by predators like lions, or during the birth of a new elephant. . This is what we do, girls. When our sisters are vulnerable, when they are giving birth to new life, new ideas, new ministries, new spaces, when they are under attack, when they need their people to surround them so they can create, deliver, heal, recover...we get in formation. We close ranks and literally have each others' backs. You want to mess with our sis? Come through us first. Good luck. . And when delivery comes, when new life makes its entrance, when healing finally begins, when the night has passed and our sister is ready to rise back up, we sound our trumpets because we saw it through together. We celebrate! We cheer! We raise our glasses and give thanks. . I have this picture saved in 3 different places & in a frame. (I also have an elephant ring given to me and my girlfriends from @taralivesay - it tells me: never alone.) Maybe you need this too. If you are closing ranks around a vulnerable sister, or if your girls have you surrounded while you are tender, this is how we do it. . There is no community like a community of women.
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Favorite Doodle

Paper airplanes are fun to draw | Linda Rea | Flickr

I've used this & it works to make cute paper airplane doodles
Give it a try

Favorite Reminder
36 Motivational Quotes For Success

Favorite Peencha

Even if you arent a fan of Macklemore, you still need to watch the video - TOTAL PEENCHA
... & honestly the song isnt that bad, I dont think.
But he lets his grandma do whatever she wants for her 100th birthday ("I want to do it all")
... & the end chokes me up every time.

Favorite Funnies

Afternoon Funny Picture Dump 37 Pics

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I now what to text my number neighbor :)

Morning Funny Picture Dump 30 Pics

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... when people are stuck in traffic & getting road rage all around me

.... when I'm telling myself that candy bar is totally OK to eat

... every time the hubs tells me to look at his phone & I dont have my glasses on

... me at 4:00 today

GIPHY! ( April 5, 2017 at 11:10AM

Happy weekend y'all!!!


  1. Hahaha I can't tell you how many times I forget why I needed to stop at the store!!! Hope you have a great weekend!

  2. Oh goodness - are you in my head?? I love all these! I LOVE the Jen Hatmaker post - my tribe has been keeping me protected and going these past few months ... which has led me to be more protective and supportive of others, whether they know they're in my tribe or not. I'm going to be making little paper airplane doodles during all my meetings now. :) Happy Friday!!

  3. This may be the most informative blog I've read all day, on two accounts, the elephant story and the water boy!

  4. I tried zucchini boats once and it didn't come out quite as I would have liked - so I need to try it again!! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  5. A water boy? $53K?!? Wow! Have a great weekend, Rebecca Jo!!

  6. Thank you so much for sharing that mug about 'nose stuck in a book' from Beauty and the Beast. My sister LOVES books, and that just gave me an idea for a birthday gift. :)

  7. I love that mug and the airplane how-to!
    And that IG elephant post is EVERYTHING. I love that!
    Oh my gosh, that video! I definitely teared up!!

  8. The IG elephant post - amazing truth. I love it so much and thank you for sharing it with us. It absolutely made my morning. And the beauty coffee mug. I want one! Those zucchini boat thingys look super tasty. I'm trying to eat healthier too and they look delicious and good-for-me, which isn't always a combination that's easy to find! The reminder is great. And I have to take lists with me to the store these days. I used to be able to remember what I needed. Now I don't, which is very, very dangerous, especially in someplace like Target! Have a great weekend!

  9. I posted the zucchini recipe on Mike's FB page (because he's the cook in the family) - ha! LOVE Jen Hatmaker! And that video - priceless.

  10. That mug!! So cute and give me a good zucchini boat for any dinner!! Water Boy...bah ha ha! Happy weekend pretty lady!

  11. Oh that mug is gorgeous and the doodle is so cute, love it! The stuffed zucchini looks so good too. Have a great weekend! - Tasha

  12. I love the number neighbors funny. I am sure that would happen to me. Ha. I want to try that zucchini recipe. It looks delicious.

  13. That mug is amazing! And I loved the Jen Hatmaker elephant post!

  14. As always, thanks for sharing! These posts are always so much fun to read :)

    I think I've read the Jen Hatmaker quote before...probably because I've read two of her books. Have you ever read her stuff? Some pretty amazing thoughts. I particularly liked her book 7 (which was her experiment with "less" in the sense of worldly things so she could gain more in the sense of spiritual and other important things), and I liked several chapters of her book For the Love too, though that one was quite random and went all over the place, so parts of it were really hit and miss. However, there are still things from both of her books that have permanently altered how I think about certain things, so if you haven't given her stuff a try, you might consider looking into it!

  15. Visiting late, but thanks for the Sunday giggles!!

  16. Thank you for the zucchini recipe, those are some of my favorite ingredients! The mug is adorable and OMG on the elephant story. Enjoyed the laughs too....


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