Friday, April 29, 2016

Friday Faves

Happy Friday, loves! Can you believe it's the end of April already? Seriously where the heck is time going??
This week has definitely brought with it some favorites, so let's dish!
{1} Travel Plans
I shared on Wednesday MG's and my big summer travel plans: cruising through the Greek and Turkish isles and spending some time in Istanbul--11 days of a dream vacation! We're beyond excited, and not a day has gone by since we booked it that we haven't been looking up excursions and different sites that are must-see/must-do in each place that we're going to! It's definitely a trip of a lifetime and I'm still kind of shocked that we're actually going! Bring on July!!

{2} Signs from my Dad
Since my dad has passed there have been a few signs that pop up here and there that make me know that my dad's around. This week there were two times that I think he was giving me signs. On Tuesday I was driving home from work and stopped at the grocery store to pick up something we'd forgotten this weekend. As I was paying, I reached into my work bag in the pocket where I keep my wallet, and with it pulled out one of the hospital badges that I wore when I went to visit my dad. I put it back and finished paying for my food, left, and on the drive home I thought to myself "I wonder if the date on that was the 26th like today" and sure enough when I pulled it out, it had Feb 26, 2016 stamped on it--two months to the day. Out of the many times I went to see my dad, most of the time I returned the badges but sometimes I forgot and this was one of those times. The chances were about 1 in 30 that it was the same date and I think it was definitely my dad letting me know that he's still around, even if he's not here physically.
And this sign is a bit smaller and maybe isn't my dad, but it made me think of him anyway: our white rose bush has started to sprout another bloom. But this one is yellow. All of the other buds have been white, but this one is a bright and vibrant yellow bud. As soon as I saw it, I thought of my dad. Don't know why, but I did. Even if it isn't him, it still makes me happy to think that it is :)

{3} New Recipe
This week I made buffalo chicken meatloaf. Sounds kinda weird, but it had all of the yummy flavors that I love (put buffalo sauce on anything and I'll probably like it) and it did not disappoint. It was quick and easy, and I'll definitely be making it again! #gimmethegorgonzola
Recipe coming soon but for now, teaser pic:

{4} Spring Blooms
I love that flowers are popping up all over the place now that it's Spring. My absolute favorite, though, is this tree that blossoms these fluffy blooms! I can't help but walk under this tree and want to squeeze them! (And when I do, a shower of pink petals falls around me which is even more fun!) It's the little things!

{5} Funnies
When you're watching a movie with your in-laws and an explicitly sexual scene comes on screen, and seems to last a lifetime
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When you get excused from a really contentious parent meeting at work
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How I imagine Texans got to work last week
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When you finish one show and then can't find another series to watch in its place
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When someone's "fashion sense" doesn't jive with yours
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That's it for me this week! Hope you guys have an easy Friday and a fantastic weekend!!

37 comments:

  1. What a great list of favs Jenn!! Oh the sweet signs your daddy is still all around you and I think those little things help us still left here on Earth! What a great Prince meme as I can totally see him doing that to someone with poor fashion taste as he was a fashion icon. Oh girl you have the Best weekend, bet you'll be doing some Greece planning, yippee!!! So exciting!!

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  2. Your dad is definitely around.. So sweet to have those moments. I know he's definitely with you! Happy Friday! Xo

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  3. Oh absolutely those are signs from your dad - he's always with you!! I love all the Spring blooms! Hope you have the best weekend girl! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  4. Your dad definitely wanted to let you know he was around and watching over you this week! So sweet! Your funnies had me cracking up this week! That first one... so true and awkward haha! Happy Friday! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

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  5. Oh man! Any sex scene on tv with any parent! so funny! Beautiful spring blooms are the prettiest!

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  6. Your vacation plans sound divine!Looking forward to seeing your pictures and hearing all about it!

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  7. Can't wait for the meatloaf recipe! I'll be making it soon! And yes about the sex scene!! When Dustin and I went on our 2nd date, he took me to see Breaking Dawn Part I--who knew that there was so much sex in it!!! It was so uncomfortable haha!!!
    Sarah at MeetTheShaneyfelts

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  8. Love those signs from your dad! :) (And yes, pretty much how we were all driving last week!)

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  9. The Prince Gif had me laughing out loud! I am so glad that you are receiving those little gifts from your father and I hope that they are binging you some comfort. Have a wonderful weekend!
    xo, Whitney and Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

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  10. Aw that's so sweet about your Dad. I do think sometimes we are given signs to let us know that they are still with us no matter what. Have a wonderful weekend! :)

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  11. Stop that first funny happens to me ALL THE TIME with my inlaws......so freaking awkward why are those scenes so long?!?!?! Those signs from your dad, definitely still with you every day. Love seeing all those gorgeous blooms. I hope you guys have a fab weekend!

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  12. aw that last gif! and i love that you're seeing all the little signs from your dad. those are the best moments. and spring! and travel plans! i feel like planning and having a trip on the books is almost half the fun - just the excitement of it all! happy friday love!

    xoxo cheshire kat

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  13. LOVE spring blooms and your funnies! Happy weekend, love!

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  14. Love those signs. That yellow flower would make my day too, it really is those little things :-) and that lasagna looks delicious, excited to see the recipe!

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  15. yes, those are signs from him! i lost my dad a year ago, and i love when those little things like that happen. my heart goes out to you.

    the prince gif!! he was the MASTER of the side eye.

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  16. I swear my mom gives me signs all the time. My most favorite one was on my wedding day we did a butterfly release in her honor at our ceremony and one landed right on my train for a minute. It was so awesome. Enjoy those little moments, they are most certainly meaningful and special. :)

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  17. Omg... that Prince meme.... hahahah!!! Happy Friday!! ;)

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  18. Oh my gosh! That is amazing about your trip! I cant wait to see pictures and get a full trip report! Greece is definitely on my list of places to see. I love the signs from your Dad! That is definitely him! Cherish them!

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  19. OMG sex scenes with your in-laws hahahah yes! My MIL always goes, "y'all cover your eyes!!!!" Cracks me up! So sweet about your dad and signs from him. I definitely believe they were signs letting you know he is always watching over you! <3

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  20. Your trip sounds amazing! It's going to be such an awesome experience! Looking forward to travel plans can be so tough, I get so anxious! I'm in love with all the beautifully spring blooms. My allergies on the other hand, not so much. Have a great weekend Beautifully Candid

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  21. Love those signs from your Dad! Still super excited for you all to go on your awesome vacay :) Love your funnies too!
    Kelsey
    www.thepeacockroost.com

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  22. Your trip will be amazing.. I can't wait to hear all about it :) Chelsea @ http://thewilliamsjourney1.blogspot.com

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  23. That GIF of Prince!!! Yes! I have made that same face at some of the way trendy younger girls in my office (some are a bit out there)... I LOVE that story of your Dad. So incredibly sweet, and absolutely a sign that he is still with you! xoxox

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  24. That buffalo meatloaf looks DELISH! And still so flingin' flangin' excited for your upcoming vacation plans! Happy Friday gurlie <3
    Green Fashionista

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  25. Haha, those funnies are really good. I love small signs like the ones you experienced this week. He is definitely watching over you. I love that. I am so excited about your vacation plans. It will be a blast!

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  26. I love those signs from your dad! How special! He is definitely watching over you and letting you know that he's here. Have a great weekend!

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  27. The signs from your dad are awesome♥ He is for sure with you, always! Your meatloaf recipe sounds awesome- I'm with you, buffalo sauce on anything/everything!

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  28. Oh how sweet to get those signs from your dad to make you smile and remember him. The bright yellow rose sounds gorgeous! Did you say gorgonzola cheese was in that recipe? That sounds like my kind of meatloaf. Have a wonderful weekend!

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  29. Aw, the signs of/from your dad are so special and I hope that they bring you lots of comfort. Have a great weekend, girl :)

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  30. Your dad is letting his presence be known. I love that.

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  31. I'm still just so excited for you and your trip! It really will be a trip of a lifetime, and I know that you'll have such a great time! I think that the yellow rose has got to be from your dad. I think that he's going to continue to show you that he's around in little ways like that.

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  32. We are huge on "signs" in our family, so I definitely think those were your dad saying hey! Even if no one else gets it, its something special to you and thats what matters. It just brings so much comfort to think that they are still letting us know that they are around :) so sweet. have a great weekend!

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  33. I love that your Dad is still communicating with you, and that you are open towards it. I also love your "funnies" section.. pretty hilarious! I also blogged about my Friday happenings over at https://sheridanjohnson.com/2016/04/29/cant-believe-its-friday/
    Hope you stop by! :)

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  34. So sweet that you're getting signs from your dad - he's always with you, I'm sure! Hope you had a good weekend.

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  35. The flooding in Texas has been absolutely insane!! We have been getting the tail end of it in Louisiana.

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  36. That was pretty much the case for some people. Thankfully not me, but still. lol

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  37. Love the sweet signs from your dad! And I totally agree about planning trips! So exciting and can't wait to see the excursions you take! xo, Champagne&Suburbs

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