Friday, February 25, 2022

Friday Favorites, 2.25.22


Happy Friday, friends! I'm linking up with Andrea and Erika for this weekly blog post. 

I don't post a lot of heavy content here on the blog, but I always feel the need to hesitate before starting with the frivolity that this blog usually is, when newsworthy things are happening in the world. You'd have to be living under a rock if you don't know that Ukraine is at war with Russia. I have been following along for the last few weeks and have been praying for them since then, but they especially need the prayers of believers now. I think it's wise to pray and then prayerfully consider what else we can do to help. One article that I read today that said if the church is not relevant during crisis, it isn't relevant in times of peace. I love to listen to podcasts for information regarding daily news and one that I like is The Daily Wire. There are websites as well, but it's best if we get our information from sources other than those that are considered mainstream media like NBC and CNN. 

I wanted to share that before I got started on the rest of this lighthearted blog post. Moving on to much lighter topics, now...

I made the best pizza for lunch Wednesday! It was my favorite lunch of the week and Drew was here to share it with me. I bought a cauliflower crust from the grocery store last week and finally used it on this day. To the crust I added a little bit of marinara mixed with alfredo sauce, then spinach, artichoke hearts, green onion and two different types of cheese. I baked it at 425 for 15 minutes, but it got a little too crunchy, so next time I'll take off two minutes. I bought two more of these yesterday at the grocery store, it was so good!

Drew loved it as well and it was plenty for me and enough to get him by for a couple of hours before needing more food. ;)

One of my favorite things is to see my husband serving in the tech ministry at church.

This was me waiting on him last week after the service. I'm amazed by someone who knows what all those buttons mean! He was showing me some of what they did as he closed it all up for the day before we went home. 

This one is going to seem really random, but this reading journal is my favorite thing right now. I love that there are so many more things to consider about each book on each page, things like genre, length, publisher, quotes, thoughts and inspiration. Also within this book are recommendations of books to read in every genre and books to read during certain seasons. Reading the book I just finished yesterday was something this little journal inspired me to do. It was a genre I don't usually love and even at over FOUR HUNDRED PAGES, I persevered and finished the book.

Do you know who Anne Bogel is? She's also known as Modern Mrs. Darcy and I've been following her blog for years and years. She always gives great out of the box book recommendations and I like the books that she has authored as well.

It's no secret that pens are one of my favorite things. I was using some pens that were the brand Amazon Basics, but I went back to my old favorites.

These have been my old favorite and go-to for years, the Papermate Flair pens. I even use the black ones for everyday writing in my journal.

I've shared this before, but my new favorite blog organizing hack is scheduling my blog posts way in advance. I don't know why doing this makes such a huge difference, but it does and I've been consistently writing here everyday (unless I was sick or out of town) since I started last August. 

Who knew such a small thing would be such a huge game changer?! I have blog posts planned through May. 

All the rain we had this week was NOT my favorite, but thankfully it was just rain and not freezing rain or sleet.

On the day I took this picture, there was a river forming in our backyard. It's rained since Sunday night and it's finally done today. 

How has your week been? I'd love to hear from you! Thanks for reading my blog, friends. Love to all. 


  1. Appreciated your thoughts about the war. Certainly praying for Ukraine. Funny that you referred to the rest of the post (which I thoroughly enjoyed) as frivolous. World events really do put many things in perspective, don't they? Thanks for acknowledging that. And, I need some cauliflower crust pizza in my weekend:)

  2. I admire people with tech skills as well. It is great that your husband volunteers in that capacity. Completely agree about mainstream news not being a sufficient source of information. So many news outlets have sold out to companies and politicians that give them money and will not report the truth because of that. Have a great weekend,friend!

  3. I also like the Morning Wire for my news. Have you tried World News Group - The World and Everything in It. I also like that one. Way to go with organizing your blog posts - I need to do that too! Have a great weekend.

  4. Thanks, Jennifer! It really does seem to put things into perspective. I still have a need for things that are light and mindless right now, but I couldn't do that without acknowledging what's going on right now. You need to try some cauliflower crust pizza!

  5. Thanks, Maria! I know a lot of people don't know that, which is why I always try to encourage people to do their own homework. I hope you had a great weekend, my friend!

  6. Thanks, Tanya! I'll look into those both. I hope you had a great weekend!


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