Friday Links

Friday Links are a round-up of my favorite posts/videos/projects/photos from around the web.

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Happy Friday, friends! So our weekend is about one thing and one thing only: basketball! The first weekend of March Madness is basketball 24/7, but we’re also throwing in some time with family and a friend’s birthday party on Saturday. It’s a lot to pack into three days, but I couldn’t be more thrilled that Friday is here. Happy Weekend! XO

For your weekend reading pleasure…

  • This advice for young writers from The New Yorker. Never forget that the truest luxury is imagination, and that being a writer gives you the leeway to exploit all of the imagination’s curious intricacies, to be what you were, what you are, what you will be, and what everyone else is or will be, too. 
  • This hilarious interview with preschoolers on how to fill out your NCAA tournament bracket. The kid who picked the Tar Heels to win it all is my new best friend.
  • This post by Lynne Hybels on peace, prayer, and becoming like Christ.
  • These words from Nancy Ortberg—Dear Women: There Are Many Ways To Live a Good Life.
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Friday Links

Friday Links are a round-up of my favorite posts/videos/projects/photos from around the web.

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It’s Friday! We had a super fun week, including making it to the State/UNC game on Wednesday. We were on different sides of this one (and I won, of course), but we just had a great time together cheering on our alma maters and enjoying a night out. This weekend I’m looking forward to time with friends and starting The Good Wife…exciting stuff, I know.

Have a great weekend, friends! XO

For your weekend reading pleasure…

  • This challenging post from Leigh Kramer on singles in the church. A person should know unequivocally they belong in their church. Regardless of who they are, where they’ve been, and what they bring to the table, they should know they are loved and accepted. The Church misses the mark when members are not valued and cared for as they are. I LOVE this.
  • This advice from Shauna Niequist on writing and starting by paying attention to the details.
  • This moving video of a crowd at a unity rally in Paris singing John Lennon’s “Imagine” following a recent terrorist attack. There is so much hate in our world, and these moments of peace, beauty, and unity are worth celebrating.
  • This list from the N.Y. Times of places to visit in 2015. I absolutely love to travel. We can’t afford very much of it at this stage in our lives, but I still love dreaming about it. We do have some fun adventures planned for 2015, though—and I can’t wait!

Friday Links

Friday Links are a round-up of my favorite posts/videos/projects/photos from around the web.

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This weekend feels like the calm before the storm. We have a few quiet days then our next few weeks are full of Christmas celebrations, meetings, gatherings with friends, work functions, traveling, and lots and lots of Christmas movies. We’re about to head into the holiday season at full speed, so these next few days are about rest, finishing up our Christmas decorating, and just being together.

Here’s to hoping your weekend brings fun and relaxation. And Christmas movies. XO

For your weekend reading pleasure:

  • This excerpt from Anne Lamott on asking for help.
  • More gift guides! I love this one from Lauren Conrad—someone in my life is getting that wine. And also that elephant bottle stopper. And that someone may be me.
  • Earlier this week I wrote about Advent, and this piece from Sarah Bessey captures it perfectly. I love her voice and her raw, vulnerable honesty. The weary world is still waiting.

Friday Links {Thanksgiving Edition}

Friday Links are a round-up of my favorite posts/videos/projects/photos from around the web.

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving yesterday! We had a great time celebrating with Bryan’s family yesterday, and we have super fun things in store for the rest of the weekend.

It’s the best time of the year!

Have a great weekend–and for those of you Black Friday shopping, godspeed.  XO

For your weekend reading pleasure:

  • I love this adorable banner from Honey We’re Home–especially the idea of using washi tape for the lettering. I’m all about crafting for the holidays this year, and this would work great for a Christmas or New Year’s banner, too!
  • Tis the season for gift guides to start popping up on blogs, and I love this one from Hollywood Housewife (especially the custom ideal bookshelf—how cool is that?!).
  • This lovely little post from Hands Free Mama on a Thanksgiving recipe. Here’s to disconnecting in order to connect, letting go of perfection, and tasting the sweetest part of life.

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