19 November 2016

Friday Favorites

So, I'm sharing some of my favorite things from this week! Although I've done this in the past, I didn't have the time to be consistent about it. Who does? :)
 In fact, I got a little behind on Friday so here are my Friday Favorites, on Saturday! 😜

I've mentioned this before but it's worth mentioning again. I love farro! It's my new go-to super grain. I use it as a substitute for brown rice because it's heartier and packed with more fiber and flavor. In terms of good for you, it's equivalent to quinoa but tastes so much better. Have you tried it?

There are few causes in life I get really excited about but this is definitely one of them. November is the perfect month to highlight adoption. In our family, we often talk about it. We celebrate it! And we are so GRATEFUL to God for it! Adoption is AMAZING and I feel it's my calling in life to share our story and encourage others. Adopting, fostering, or just doing something about the fatherless in this world.
It's ALL good.

This week, it also happened to be #worldprematurityday. Again, I don't get too riled up about things like National Donut Day or even National Sibling Day but when I think about how far our little fighter has come?? ONLY GOD.   

 Our 3 lb. miracle right here. Glory to God! I love Zachary's story because it's actually God's story. And I will continue to tell it all my days to anyone who wants to listen.  

Melissa and I wore our "Forever Grateful" tops to our CBS Fall Tea this week.
Since people ALWAYS confuse us for each other anyways, we decided to have a little fun with it.
Yes, we planned it! 👭 #twinning
This is also a two in one favorite because anyone who knows me knows that I LOVE HATS. This felt one is perfect for fall and I'm loving the chance to wear it as much as I can.
(Plus, I need a haircut and color so badly. A hat hides the bad hair days, too!)

This is my go-to fall breakfast right now. Quick oats (cuz again, who has the time?) made with almond milk, a teaspoon of almond butter, and a dash of cinnamon. It's so good and comforting.
Plus, it fills me up 'til lunch!

Jinger and Jeremy got married!
TLC's Counting On is the only show the girls and I watch together. It comes on Tuesday nights so we DVR it and watch it on Wednesday afternoons. It's our thing. We couldn't wait for the season's finally!
Sniff, sniff. I cried!!     

Last but not least, I'm loving my new updated blog design! It's been a couple of years since I've had a makeover. I normally like to change things up once we get some updated family pictures but since that doesn't look like it's happening any time soon, I went ahead anyway. I worked with Daphne at DutchLadyDigiDesign and let me tell you, she was the best! I was a bit nervous since she lives in the Netherlands but her communication was so fast and clear, it was almost as if she lived down the street. Her prices are amazing and she completed the new blog in just 2 days.

So that's it. Life is so often about the little things, right?
Whether it's food, style, a particular cause, or even a TV show that prompts great conversation,
I'm so grateful for it all.


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