Friday Favorites

Happy Friday, friends!  We made it through another week of work.  I get a smile on my face each time I think about the 75 degree weekend we have ahead of us, but before I get too excited let's look at this week's moments!

1. Strong Community: As most in the Austin area and around the country, I've been glued to the news praying for those affected by Thursday morning's SXSW accident. My heart feels heavy for those who were killed and those we are still recovering. I've always loved living in ATX, but seeing how our community has come together over the last few days makes me so proud.

2. Beautiful Sky: I always joke with Tanner that Seattle may be another place I could live simply because of all the rainy days.  I love a good day at home, cuddled up on the couch with the sound of rain outside. The last few weeks have brought many of these days and I've been in Heaven...but this week the sun came back and I had an instant smile. I think Texas is my forever home after all.

3. Painting Complete: The painting saga ended this week but boy did it go out with bang.  Before the final color could make it to the wall we had to paint the entire wall the WRONG color, and then spill pretty much the entire sample container of the right color on our kitchen cabinets, dishwasher, and floor...oh, joy. Thank goodness we had friends in town; 8 hands make a huge difference in getting it up! We can laugh about it now...almost.

4. A Good Snack: This week I tried my luck at making Apple Chips and three batches later I think it is safe to say I'm obsessed.  I'm looking forward to trying out a saltier version this weekend; come back Wednesday to see how it went!

5. End of SXSW: We are in the last few days of SXSW and I could not be more excited. I'm grateful for what this event does for our economy, but I can't wait to have our city back!

What are your plans for this weekend?  I hope it is a great one!

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  1. It was so heartbreaking to hear what happened at sxsw, but it is great to see how people have come together. I always get the most positive looks at humanity in the mid of tragedy.

  2. I'm from Texas, and just miss it so much. your post made me crazy homesick!!! I found you via the link-up, super cute blog!! Austin is just so fabulous... I'm in Nashville, which I feel like is Austin's older brother. But there's just something about Texas that can't be replicated anywhere else.

    have a great weekend!! :) xo, megan at www.misformoxie.com

  3. I'm intrigued by those apple chips! Sending hugs to the Austin community.

  4. Hooray for finishing painting projects! I painted our bathroom this weekend and kept thinking to myself... Do people still paint their own walls? Do people STILL DO THIS THEMSELVES! After taping mishaps and adventures, it's wonderful looking at a completed room! Happy Monday Girlie! :)


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