Friday, February 8, 2013

Friday Faves

* Newest Addiction: The Lizzie Bennet Diaries.  (Warning: rated PG13)

* Favorite Moment: Staying up late last Friday night and laughing with my girlfriends till my sides ached.     

* BLOGspiration:  Jones Design Company

* Best Surprise: The little goodie basket one of my women's retreat roomies made for each of us.  I love presents! 

* A Song: Don't Let the Devil Ride by Julie Miller with Buddy Miller

* What's Making Me Happiest: Another photography class and girlfriend day tomorrow.

* Images of the Week: Flower Circles, Sunflower by Roban of Moments in Time

* In Case You Missed It: Hide N Watch

* A small change with big dividends: Get up early!  A few weeks ago I made Sloane cry.  We were running late and I took it out on her.  She forgave me immediately, but I felt terrible.  I determined never to do that to her again.  I made a promise to get up earlier every morning.  I've kept that promise for two weeks now and my whole life is going smoother.  Really.  
* Quote of the Week: "Everyone seems normal until you get to know them." ~ unknown

* PINspiration: Inspriation for Gift Wrapping by Sande Chase

* Some Things I Love: the sound of Sloane's laughter when she is really, really tickled, Reisen candies, parents who volulnteer in my classroom, creating Valentines for my students, helping Sloane make her Valentine box, Scholastic book orders, cupcakes...

One of my favorite things to do is go to art museums.  I really en;joy photographing paintings and sculpture that I love.  Sometimes I can't resist playing with them a little bit in post-processing.  This image is a slightly edited version of Head of Girl by Jean-Baptiste Greuze.  


Marilyn said...

Love your inspirations.
I do dreams of laughing like that one day. I don't think my friends know how to laugh. I would love traveling with Kiki and Coco to Paris. That sunflower was just pure fun with the photography changes.

Sarah said...

A lovely list to start off the weekend Relyn-thank you! I like that quote about normal-such a pointless concept normality-everyone is their own normal I think. I have been trying to get up earlier too-I think it gets slightly easier as January moves into February-less dark anyway! Have a great weekend!

S. Etole said...

Always enjoy these links. Some of those wrapped gifts are enchanting.

GraceGal said...

This is great Relyn. I liked the image of the week and loved your Mamaw quotes!
What's that got to do with the price of tea in China? Sweet memories.

Mrs. E said...

You are such a good Mom! Sloane knows that everyone has rotten days--and she will too. But you model wonderful behavior for when we screw up. PS. I am a fan of early rising! :)

Roban said...

Relyn, I'm so glad you like the sunflower! Thanks for including me in your favorites this week. I created the image from a photograph I took last summer. I used the percolator app on my phone to create the circles.

Of course you felt terrible for getting frustrated, but admitting that you were wrong and then doing something about it makes such a difference. Sloane knows you love her. And good for you for getting up a little earlier. I've heard that it's a great way to start the day.

Simone said...

I love your honesty. It can be tough when we have a moment that we wish we could just swallow and forget. The good thing is that you have a daughter that loves you just the way you are. I can just hear the joy in your words. Your blog is a sunny place to be.

Jeanne said...

I love your Friday Favs.........Love and hugs and glorious wishes......Thanks for your visits and kind words..........
Love Jeanne

Tracy said...

Sooo MANY sweets today, Relyn... I love your linky Fridays--THANK YOU! :o) Happy Weekend ((HUGS))

Lisa Gordon said...

I so enjoy your Friday Faves, Relyn!

Thank you for sharing, and I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Joanna Jenkins said...

Great quote-- It made me smile.

Hope your weekend is GREAT.

xo jj

Georgianna said...

Sounds like your days are filled with delights and enjoyment, Relyn. Wishing you a week ahead filled with lots more!

rachel awes said...

love your list dear!
these are the things that keep
our sweet trains moving..
just yesterday someone mentioned
to me that the film "quartet" was
wonderful w/maggie smith...
want to see it w/me?!!


Anita said...

I read your post "Hide and Watch" and was tickled at your Mamaw's quotes. Some are new to me. I'll have to remember to say "I'm not old. I've just been here a long time." Love witty quotes. Thanks for sharing.

Jennifer Richardson said...

i love your spirit, relyn,
i really do!
all this yumminess brings back
the sweetest memories
of valentines when the kids
were young and at home
thanks for the wonderfulness
you share,

Jeanie said...

I love your lists and having been a slow visitor to all while sick, I'm so glad to see this one to make me smile!

Oldies, but Goodies