My New Happy: Random Friday Loves

Friday, October 20, 2017

Random Friday Loves

Whew, what a week!  I'm so thankful that Friday is here, and I'm off to visit my college boy and go to the WSU homecoming football game.  Linking up with my friends at The Blended Blog because I think we all could use some love today!

Have you checked out Oriental Trading lately?  When my boys were little, I bought craft supplies and party knick knacks from them.  But now they're so much more!  My friend Dawn does styling and crafting for them, and she has the cutest ideas, like these Over-The-Top Caramel Apples.  Yum!

I hope you had a chance to read my post on Tuesday about Whitney and Bridging The Gap.  The campaign has been a great success and I can't wait to see where it goes from here.  If you need some weekend reading, go here for some really inspiring stories.

Getting a surprise package in the mail from a friend is a special kind of happiness!  Last weekend, the sweetest Deena sent me cozy reading socks, a book from my new favorite author, and some delicious homemade jam.  I can't tell you how much I needed that little pick me up, and I spent Saturday afternoon relaxing and reading on the couch.

I write a lot about Thomas on the blog these days, but don't mention much about my older son, Conner.  He's off doing his thing and I'm not sure he likes me sharing too many of his stories.  I look at him sometimes and can't believe what an amazing person he's grown into - or that I have a kid with a beard.  He's successful and happy and we're so proud of him.  It makes all those tough years of parenting worthwhile.

Are you ready for the next round of TBB Asks?  We're back on Monday, November 6th with "things you're thankful for".  I hope you'll join us!

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend, friends!  It's supposed to pour rain on Saturday night for the game, so I'll be the one in the very fashionable poncho, trying to stay dry.  Comfort over style!


  1. Hope you like that book- it was one of my favourites, not sure why. Your - I can't believe I have a kid with a beard' comment made me giggle. Have a great weekend!

  2. Here from Friday Loves! Oh, what a fun package to get in the mail. And those caramel apples look great. I really do love Oriental Trading!


  3. TBB Asks is such a fun series! I love Oriental Trading, I've found so many fun things through them. I always feel like I talk about my youngest more on the blog, too!


  4. I know what you mean about believing you have a kid with a beard. I can't believe I do either. Have a great weekend!

  5. So glad to come across the TBB questions! I had just asked Sarah about when the posts go live and when the questions come out. Fun series. Thank you for sharing.

  6. Enjoy your time visiting you son... It sounds like you have two amazing boys Lana... xox

  7. Hope you had a great weekend visiting with your son! I know when my boys are grown I don't believe it either! They're going to be bigger than me one day and that totally blows my mind haha!

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  8. I adore Elizabeth Berg. And Oriental Trading! My mom always ordered from it and we still get the catalogs. Makes me happy each time.


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