I can not tell you how thankful I am that today is here!! The week has been one of long work days and nights. However, this weekend I am off on a friendcation with some of my favorite people in the world. As I head off for a few days, here are some of my Friday loves for the past week.
Dutch Apple Pie Reinvented from The Coconut Head. I do love apples and am looking forward to trying this gluten free and vegan recipe. This recipe includes making the crust (which I am going to be brave enough to do) and simply looks heavenly.
This in Infertility: I have felt every word that my friend Caroline from In Due Time has written here. James and I dealt with our own infertility for at least 3 years without openly sharing our struggle. Fertility is taken for granted and when there are struggles, it is not a topic that many feel comfortable talking about. Caroline’s words are powerful and speak for every woman who has counted days, hosted baby showers and stood in a room where it felt like everyone else was a parent.
About That Life (Or, Owning a Minivan) : Shelly from Shelly’s Cabaret hits so many wonderful points with this post. We often stereotype what life is supposed to look like and it sometimes starts with the cars that we drive. I have to say I’ve sat in drive throughs before (just like Shelly) and had thoughts about others just because of what they were driving. What makes one cool?
Happier Podcast Gretchen Rubin’s podcast has become a part of my Wednesday morning commute. (Wednesday is the weekly release date). Building off of The Happiness Project and Happier at Home, each podcast focuses upon different ways that one can bring happiness into their life. The whole podcast deserves it’s own post but for now just know if you are in need of a place to help you view the world differently, this is it!
Friends: Finally, I’m forever grateful to the group of women who allow me to call them friends. We’ve been through career changes, health issues, births, deaths and we continue to connect on a regular basis. Not everyone could be with us this weekend but for those who aren’t, they will be missed!
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