Friday Favorites

September 25, 2015

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Happy Friday! Hope you all had a wonderful week. I’m linking up with Momfessionals today for my weekly Friday Favorites.

Every third weekend of the month, there’s an antique market in my city. A bunch of vendors sell antiques, decor, clothes, furniture, and tons of other handmade items. I went there for the first time to check it out. I really loved seeing the different furniture pieces and signs that were built by some of the venders. 

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They had a lot of vintage items like these coke crates. Remember when I bought mine for $5 from my neighbor? Honestly, they sell a bunch of junk there too but it’s worth going to take a look. 

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For my birthday, my sweet and generous SIL bought me this huge salvaged window, a small handmade wooden ladder, and a boat oar. She literally said, “hey, whatever floats your boat!” She doesn’t always get my love for decorating and diy but she always encourages and supports my passion and gifts. I will show you what I did with the boat oar once I’m done with the whole project. Thanks, sis for the awesome gifts! 

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I’m having fun decorating with my painted pumpkins

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Thanks for the birthday flowers, hubs! Remember how my pumpkins used to be orange and goofy looking? If you look in the glass, you can see their reflection!! #kindacreepy 

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Don’t forget to try this easy mochi recipe! It’s a crowd pleaser for sure. 

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This one is random but is there anything cuter than a baby in a leotard? She decided to take out some plastic containers and tins and place her snacks in them. This girl is always eating! 

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I ate A LOT of cake last weekend. We started off my birthday weekend celebrating with our family. Cake #1 was a Publix vanilla cake with a whipped mascarpone frosting. It was good ya’ll, real real good. 

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My neighbor, Young, also has a birthday a few days from mine so we celebrated together at their place. Look at the chalkboard sign Sara created! Beautiful and sweet!

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This pic cracks me up so badly. I love these kids so much!

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Community is a gift and I’m always so thankful for it. This family is so precious to the Mins. Sara bought the Tiramisu cake from Whole Foods. Cake #2 was delicious! 

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Here’s that awesome SIL I was mentioning earlier. Over the weekend, Jimmy planned a birthday dinner for me and my girlfriends at this cool local restaurant called South Main Kitchen. The food is delicious and the farmhouse decor is beautiful. It’s filled with gorgeous lighting, rustic furniture, reclaimed wood, grainsack napkins, and lots of brick. 

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I have the prettiest friends! Two people are better off than one, for they can help each other succeed. If one person falls, the other can reach out and help. But someone who falls alone is in real trouble. Ecclesiastes 4:9-10

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My salmon entree was beautifully plated and I completely enjoyed every bite of it. I thought they placed my salmon over oatmeal but it’s actually farro. Either way, it was delectable. I didn’t have to cook the entire weekend! Wahooooo! #momlife

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The restaurant served me cake #3. Jimmy and I actually ate this Smore’s flourless chocolate cake the last time we were there with friends. 

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Towards the end, Jimmy and Emmy surprised me by bringing a chocolate cake to the restaurant. This photo cracks me up because Emmy looks like an angry muscle baby. Right?? I think she’s thinking, “get on with the cake already.”

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I seriously have the most thoughtful husband. #uglycry  Wholefoods makes some really good cakes! Cake #4 was a decadent chocolate cake with mousse filling. When I tried taking a bite from MY cake, Emmy looked at me and said, “whatchu doing, mom?” Thankfully, there was one slice left for me in the fridge to eat the next day. I thoroughly enjoyed that last slice in peace during her nap. 

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Have you seen these mini pumpkins at Trader Joes? Oh, they’re so cute! I bought 3 of them and decided to give my mantle a little fall makeover. I’m holding myself from purchasing any large pumpkins until October. 

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As the seasons are changing, this week, I meditated on God’s patience. I love what Paul David Tripp wrote on one of my daily readings. “God’s care cannot be detached from his patience. It is his tender willingness to wait that allows his powerful grace to finish its transforming work.” If you are in a season of waiting, I hope this encourages your heart. I know that in my season of waiting and hearing from the Lord, He is doing a work of transformation and renewal in my own heart. It’s when I lean on him and not my own will that I can still count it all joy in the uncertainty. So today, I’m going to choose to thank Him for his willingness to wait. Will you do the same? 

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You have made known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand. Psalm 16:11

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