Sunday, October 19

Weekly Round-Up 10.19.14

Happy Sunday, everyone!

Welcome to the Weekly Round-Up linky party, hosted by me and Miss Angie from My So-Called Chaos.

This party is all about sharing those fabulous blogs that you've read through the week and promote our blogger community. I hope it will help you use this party to find new blogs to read and build some new blogger friendships.

So, here are the rules:

1. Grab the button.
2. Write a little list of your favorite reads this week and why.
3. Link up below and go find some fabulous new ladies to be friends with.


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That said, here were my favorite reads lately:
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This DIY jewelry tray, shared by Aniko on IHeart Organizing, is so pretty and feminine. I'd love one for my dresser and to make a few as gifts for friends.

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Karen has been sharing some of her creepy stories on her blog, A Peek at Karen's World, this month; she seems to have quite a few experiences. This one about footsteps in the snow gave me goosebumps.

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One of these days, I'm going to have a custom closet, and when that time comes, this tutorial from The Turquoise Home on installing custom shelves will be very handy.

High-Heeled Love: Weekly Round-Up 10.19.14
Amy at Her Tool Belt built these side tables from scratch after being inspired by Pottery Barn. I love the paint color and have a table from my grandmother that may get a fresh coat of paint soon.

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This hearty beef stew that Pure Grace Farms shared as part of her Sunday Suppers Series HAS to be made this week. It looks amazing!

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Friday, October 17

Friday Confessional 10.17.14

Good morning, lovelies!

Confession is good for the soul, so grab the button and let it all out. You'll feel better when you're finished.

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I confess...

I didn't mean to take a week off blogging, but every year in October life starts to get crazy. My busiest season at work has begun, and none of the personal obligations have let up either. Think positive thoughts that I keep all the balls in the air.


I confess...

One of the teenagers in our jujitsu family passed away this week, and my heart just aches for his family.

I confess...

Last weekend, we had our October black belt class, and it was intense. Afterward on the way home, the Mister and I were talking about how I keep hearing from others (not necessarily at our school) that they are surprised I'm still training. Most of the time, it's meant as a compliment since I've now at brown belt.

But to me, it doesn't feel like a compliment. It feels like people's expectations of me were so low, they expected to just quit when the training got challenging. That hurts my feelings a little, but I guess I have to set my own bar if others' expectations are that low.



I confess...

I received my Swapoween package, and I can't wait to share it with y'all, but life is so crazy that I haven't taken photos yet.

I also have a new swap partner to introduce for a fall mug swap. So I promise to be back to blogging regularly this week.

I confess...

I should be on the road for work already, so I gotta wrap this up. Help a girl out, and share some good confessions this week.


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Friday, October 10

Friday Confessional 10.10.14

Good morning, lovelies!

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I confess...

We had a crazy thunderstorm this morning. The hail woke me up about an hour earlier than I normally get up, and I'm having a hard time getting moving.


I confess...

I haven't had an opportunity to share how the jujitsu clinic went this year, but it was so cool. I think this  was by far the best clinic we've had since I started training. Of course, I have no pictures of me training, but one sweaty gi photo exists.



I confess...

The last couple pieces for my outgoing Swapoween package arrived yesterday, so I just need to pack it up to ship to Justine.

I confess...

I'm way too excited about heading to the State Fair tomorrow and seeing Lee Brice. It's been too long since the Mister and I have gone to a concert together, and this is going to be such a good show.



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