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Friday Favorites: August 31

It’s been a busy couple of weeks. Let’s see if I can catch up on this Friday’s favorites (with a few from last week).

  • writing favoritesI recently attended my first Court of Honor. It’s like Pack Meeting, only shorter and with no games. There was still silly cheers though!
  • We made another trip to Flagstaff. It’s such a pretty town and much cooler than the valley!
  • I’ve been reading a bunch. I recently finished the Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte and Where I Belong by Rachel Ann Nunes. I’m almost done with Where the Heart Is by Billie Letts.
  • There’s been Pack Meeting and book club.
  • ANWA is having WOW – a Week of Writing. I’ve exceeded my daily goals so far this week, but today’s not looking too good.

There’s lots of cool busy people blogging a way. Here’s a few of my online favorites.

What are your favorites this week?



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Friday Favorites: August 17

I’m loving monsoon season this year (except for the destruction its caused in a few areas). 100 degrees just doesn’t feel as hot when it’s overcast. The lightning show is definitely one of my favorites. Here are a few other favorites.

  • Took the kids to a Diamondbacks game. I love the stack of YA booksrewards from the summer reading program! There were even fireworks after the show; they gave the lightning a run for its money!
  • We had our family book club for Princess Academy. Did I mention I’m excited for the sequel, Palace of Stone, to come out on Tuesday?
  • I get to help out with the Junior Achievement project my kiddos are doing at school! Junior Achievement made my high school economics class awesome.
  • Also helping my son out with BSA popcorn sales.
  • Book club for Sherlock Holmes. (It was a big book week!) I made Molten Lava Cake in the crock pot. It was very rich, but good.
  • There’s a few more days to enter my Hallmark Giveaway. I love giving stuff to my friends!

I’m not the only one having fun this week, here are my favorites on the web.

  • Shot at Life Blogust campaign is still in full swing. Head over to formerly phread and leave a comment. Easy as that you’ve just provided immunization to a child in need!
  • I’ve always believed that reading is a key to success but Harvard Business Review sheds new light on the benefits of reading for leaders!
  • Food Renegade’s post on honey not being honey, doesn’t make me do the happy dance – but it’s good to know what to keep my eyes open for!

Don’t let me have the fun alone! What are your favorites this week?

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Friday Favorites: August 10

Yeah it’s Friday! Weekends are such a nice way to end good weeks. I can’t wait to share my favorites with you – so I won’t.

  • Lunch with a friend at Joe’s Farm Grill. I love the BBQ Chicken Pizza!
  • Our Pack had it’s annual planning meeting. We’re going to have a great year! I’m especially looking forward to our upcoming circus theme.
  • I finished several cleaning projects this week. The work might not have been my favorite, but I like having a clean fridge!
  • I finished reading Sherlock Holmes.
  • We tried a couple of new recipes – homemade pot stickers and tamales. The pot stickers were more work than the ones I buy at Costco, but they have potential to be amazing. I’d help someone assemble tamales again, but I don’t think I’ll be heading up that big of a project anytime soon!
  • The winner of the book Mission Possible is Beth from OMG! Yummy. Thanks to everyone who participated.

I can’t not share my favorites from the blogosphere too!

  • Nathan Bransford started a great conversation about book reviews getting to nice. Do you think honesty is being sacrificed for nice?
  • I love that Hillary Weeks’ husband is a good sport and gets a pedicure with his girls.
  • I’ve done pretty well this week with cutting back on treats (only 3 so far!), but Bakers Royal is testing my resolve with her Snickers Coffee Cake.

What are your favorites today?

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Slices of June

June flew by; it felt like the month was only 9 days long. I love sleeping in and less taxiing kids around. Now if I can figure out how to spend my time playing with them and still get my work done! Here’s how we sliced the month.

0 – Pounds gained or lost. I did so good last month, but this month I didn’t do good at logging my food. Our trip to Flagstaff set me back too.

1 – Tricycle race at Pack Meeting. (Two if you count my impromptu challenge to the other Cub Scout leaders.)

6 – Books finished, including the first two Ranger’s Apprentice books.

7 – Articles written for the Homemaking Cottage and Arizona Mama, including the Savvy Family Book Club.

14 – Blog posts. I have so many things planned, hopefully this month I’ll be able to share them with you.

15 – Scrapbook layouts finished. That sounds like so many, but I’m going to have to pick up the pace to finish last year’s pictures by the end of November – or change that goal!

16Projects finished; there was a lot of reading, some Scout stuff and even a little cleaning.

37 – Names added to my Personal Ancestral File. It’s going to be hard to ever finish if I keep adding four for every one name I verify!

565 – Page Views.

How did you do with June? Are you pleased with how your month sliced up?

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