S E V E N T E E N || Five Favorites

Monday, February 17, 2014

Oh, you people are so gracious. This weekend was more go-go-go than I expected, but I should have been better prepared with posts scheduled to keep up with the challenge and not leave you lovely ladies hanging all day. I am on vacation with my family in southern California, and we have been taking the city by storm! Legoland, Sea World, downtown San Diego, and quality time with my dad's side of the family. And today I'm at the happiest place on earth: DISNEYLAND. But this week's prompts are scheduled and will appear as promised each morning. Thanks for the extra grace, and I can't wait to read about your favorites today!

1. The Winter Olympics
I have watched more of the Olympics this year than ever before. Honestly, I've only ever cared about the figure skating and this year has been incredible! I watched several of the events at the guys' house and their commentary might be my favorite thing ever ;) It was hilarious! And the Russians who took the gold absolutely deserved it.

2. Let It Go
I should really say that I love the entire soundtrack from Frozen, but this song has been in my head for days. My roommate Emily showed me this cover a few days ago and I was stunned to silence. Absolutely incredible!



3. San Diego, CA
Our family vacations were almost always to this beautiful city. My dad grew up here and his family is still on this side of the country, and it has been so nice to be back on his stomping grounds. The weather is perfect and the company is great. The only thing missing is my younger sister who stayed behind to kick her pre-physical therapy program in the rear. So proud of you, girl, and I miss you bunches!


4. 1001 Ways to Cook Southern
I posted this book on Instagram a few days ago, and I cannot wait to begin cooking my way through it once I'm back in Seattle. Luis and I frequently mourn the lack of Southern cooking in the PNW and this book looks like a great way to try my hand at it. I'll keep you posted on the progress ;)

[find it on Amazon here]

5. This Quote
I need this tattooed on the back of my hands to remember daily. There is a verse that says do not despise small beginnings, and I believe the heart of God rejoices with every small step we take toward our dreams and with every little act of obedience. It is easy for me to count myself out before I begin, especially if I let comparison step in early on. Sometimes a simple reminder speaks volumes.


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14 comments:

  1. I love this! Could you also post a link to my Blog Challenge because one of the topics was My 5 Favorites? http://iammrsk.blogspot.fi/2014/01/we-want-to-challenge-you-read-blog.html

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    1. It just wrecks my world in the best way possible. Goodness!

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  3. Jon Acuff is where it's at! And so is Disneyland - have such a good time!!!

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  4. Olympics-yes!! I've been a fan since I was about 5, so they are a tradition. This year has been pretty awesome though. :) Wow, I love that version of Let it Go! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. What a fun tradition! I think it will be a new one for me :)

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  5. oh my gosh! i've never seen that song performed like that, thanks for sharing! how amazing is that little girl!!

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    1. His covers are amazing! And that little girl blows my mind! SO talented!

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  6. That sunset is just breathtaking. I love the photo. I've been watching the Olympics almost every night and loving it! And that cover of "Let it Go" looks amazing. I haven't heard the original so I haven't heard the cover yet either but I'm excited to do so!

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    1. Ooh, girl. Get yourself to a movie theatre to see it ASAP. It is now among my favorites!

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  7. Love Jon Acuff! Hope Disneyland was fun! :)

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