Friday, August 21, 2015

Friday Favorites

Happy Friday to you! This week has been a bit of a blur for me. We had some highlights which you'll see below, and a few lowlights including (another?!) bat in the house and another trip to the vet with Miss Ivy. Everything else is really good. This is Steve's last weekend before teaching starts on Monday, so our summer mode is about to shift. We just found out that he'll be teaching FIVE courses this semester, which is pretty big for a part-time college professor :)

On Wednesday, our friends invited us out to the pool, and we happily obliged! It was the perfect, extra-hot day for swimming. Nolan is becoming quite the little fishie, and it's hard to get him out of the water. Ephraim still gets nervous around the pool, so I spent most of my time chasing him around the perimeter :) I loved getting to chat with three of my friends though! In the summer, we don't see each other nearly enough.

Yesterday, I shared this "Whatever is Lovely" free print that I designed. It's based on Philippians 4:7-9, which are a couple of my favorite verses. Feel free to print a copy for yourself! Eventually my living room gallery wall will get done! :)

If you missed Wednesday's post, this rhubarb cobbler may be the sweet (and a little sour) dessert that you're looking for!

Last Saturday we went blueberry picking for the first time, and we loved it!

A few of you asked for the recipe for blueberry zucchini bread. The recipe is here. It makes two loaves. If you want the berry version, add two cups of blueberries. 

Yesterday, I mixed a cup of blueberries with a cup of fresh raspberries into some zucchini bread, and the flavor was amazing! 

Also: the recipe works for muffins. Yesterday, my batch made one loaf of bread along with 18 muffins.
Thank you for all your nice comments about my high school photos post. Tomorrow is Steve's 10-year-reunion, and we're really excited for a night out visiting with his old friends!

Nolan figured out how to work my cell phone camera this week. I don't let my boys play with my phone, but I couldn't refuse when he sweetly asked if he could take some pictures. This one makes me smile because it's his low-to-the-ground view of his mommy :) He also wanted to take a photo of his red trike. And then, my favorite. . . he wanted to take a photo of his cut-up pizza because I'm always photographing my food. How adorable, right? :)

 I hope you all have an awesome weekend! 

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Linking up with Andrea, Erika, and Narci.


  1. Nolan sounds adorable - I love his view of mommy photo and the cut up pizza so he can be just like you.
    I was just saying to Ben last weekend I want to make some zucchini bread - thanks for the recipe!
    Have a wonderful weekend. :)

    1. Thank you Andrea!! Definitely try the zucchini bread! Hope you have a great weekend too! :)

  2. I bet the boys had so much fun at the pool! And those pictures Nolan took are to cute! Love seeing the world from his view!

    1. Thanks, Blake! I'll have to let him steal my phone more often so he can hone his photography skills :)

  3. I am in love with their names so precious Nolan and Ephriam! All the pictures this week are so great, the bread=yum and the print=printing off! Thanks for sharing!

    Linds @ not a mom

  4. That print is beautiful! Love it! I need to get a new printer so saving it to print. Hope you have a great weekend!!

  5. That recipe!!! Sounds amazing :) I am going blueberry picking today so I will be using this recipe later! Love it. - Seri from

  6. I love that he wanted to take a pic of his food. Too cute!

  7. I love his photo of you!! So sweet!!

  8. Replies
    1. :) :) Thanks Katie! Have a great weekend celebrating your 5-year-old!

  9. Hooray! Thanks for posting the recipe!


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