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Saturday, April 19, 2014

Fun, Helpful & Good

My friends! Happy Saturday to you!

     I wanted to tell you that choosing a blog name proved to be way harder than I thought.  You would not believe all the fantastic names that I came up with...

that were already taken.

     One of my ideas was the phrase, "fun, helpful, and good," but eventually decided against it.

However, I liked the idea well enough to turn it into a mini-series of sorts here on the blog.

Every so often, I'd like to share some sites that I'm finding "fun, helpful, and good," in the areas of my own faith, marriage, friendship & home.

SHARE THE WEALTH, am I right?  Here are some links for you!

Faith >>> Meg Romeo has quickly become one of my favorite people on the internet.  As an aspiring runner, I love how she ties her own running routine to her faith.  Always sweet. Always encouraging.  Her post titled "empty from the enemy" really resonated with me.

Marriage >>> I highly recommend Sheila Wray Gregoire's site, (To Love, Honor, and Vacuum).  I love the relevant topics she covers, and I also love that she discusses sex (within marriage) in an appropriate, honest, and dignified way.  There is NO  WAY I could ever do that, and I give her credit for pulling it off!  She covers a lot of questions people have but may be too embarrassed to ask, and I never feel awkward reading her posts.  Now, if you need me, I'll be over here blushing like crazy, trying to act like a mature adult, and praying my dad doesn't read this post in which I mention the word "sex."  Look away, Daddy! Look away!  

Friendship >>>  I recently discovered the website, .  While I'm still navigating and learning about the site, I did find it encouraging that there's a website dedicated to helping people learn how to built more meaningful adult friendships.  Here's a quick passage from their "About" page.

     Lifeboat is a movement of people rediscovering great friendships. We’re not a social network or app. We’re not about grand solutions or complex schemes. We’re about simple things that work. We’re exploring the uncharted art and science of friendships — academic research, philosophy, expert advice and our own heads and hearts—for a better path forward.
The video is pretty cute, too. 

It all sounds good to me! 

Home >>> I have been really enjoying Lauren Brimley's Instagram account @eating_whole.
She also has a blog you can check out here. Sometimes, I look up clean recipes, and it's all...

"Wing of bat...Eye of newt..."


     However, this is not the case with Lauren! I love that she uses ingredients that are easily found at the store and also DELICIOUS.  Avocados, sweet potatoes, brown rice, etc.  I made her chicken nugget recipe, and Tim said it was "FANTASTIC!"

This week, I am making her honey wheat bread  recipe.  If you are looking for clean / yummy / easy recipes, Lauren is your girl!

     I hope you have a great weekend! I'm making one last pot of vegetable soup to carry us through the rest of our drizzly, spring days (it snowed last Tuesday)!

Love and I added spinach and I'm kind of scared, but Tim says it smells good,

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