Five on Friday | 3


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I wrote about Avelist a couple weeks ago (check them out!), and the Avelist team was kind enough to feature me on their blog for an interview! Find it here, if you’re interested! It was fun being interview by them, and I am so honored to have been featured. I will admit, it was the first time I saw “Wedding Planner” next to my name, and it brought the biggest beam to my face!


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As always, I’m excited for the upcoming weekend! I can’t believe it’s just about February, though. What are you up to this weekend? I have been excited about a friend’s Hipster Party for the last month, and I can’t wait to (attempt) to make myself somewhat hipster! We’ll see how this goes, since my closet is, well, deplete of anything remotely ‘hipster.’ So excited, though!

Saturday, some friends and I are going to Virtue Feed & Grain for brunch, a place in Old Town Alexandria that I’ve long heard great things about. We’re then going to Port City Brewery – I’m already excited to drink my favorite beer there, the porter. I then have a reunion dinner & engagement celebration with some dear friends! Engagements are just the best.

After church on Sunday, I have to carve out some time to do some wedding planning and projects. Then, of course, it’s Super Bowl time! Who are you rooting for this year? No doubt about it, I’m excited about the food, company, and commercials (though I do love the football aspect, too!).


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A quick book update! I’ve read a couple amazing books recently (Where’d You Go, Bernadette?) and some others that I did not like whatsoever (The Ocean at the End of the Lane & The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao). What are you reading these days, and do you have any new suggestions or recommendations for me? I just love my book clubs, by the way. Up next in my queue at the library are:

The Signature of All Things (Elisabeth Gilbert)

Mrs. Poe (Lynn Cullen)

The Goldfinch (Donna Tartt)

The Hundred Foot Journey (Richard C. Morais)


Who’s excited for the Olympics?! This girl sure is. The Opening Ceremonies kicks off this Thursday evening in Sochi, and I can’t wait! Admittedly, I love the Summer Olympics a little bit more, but I definitely adore the Winter Olympics, too. I grew up in Atlanta during the 1996 Olympics, and it was one of the highlights of my life. Those Olympics were incredible, and it was amazing being a part of all of the excitement and attending so many Olympic sporting events. Dream come true! And hopefully I’ll get around to throwing a little kick-off/opening ceremonies celebration this week. I did instill a big Olympic activity/competition into several of the elementary schools I work with around DC, so it will be fun to see all of the students learn more about the Olympics and compete in their Olympic reading goals!


And speaking of countries all over the world, check out this awesome article – National Flags Made from Each Country’s Traditional Foods. So cool! I love the creativity behind all of these pictures; what a unique idea! Check out the full article for so many more pictures, but here are a few of my favorites! I love that bleu cheese is used for France’s flag, and is it any surprise that hot dogs made the cut for the USA?!

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6 thoughts on “Five on Friday | 3

  1. That project with the national flags is really cool! And you actually went to Olympics sporting events back then? Man, that’s awesome! I’ve never known anyone who was there.

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