Friday, February 16, 2018

Friday Finds

1. Mid-Century Velvet Accent Living Room Chair | Eggree
2. Handmade Planters from Luna Reece Ceramics | Etsy 
3. Turkish Towel Set 6 Piece by IXIRHOME (Rose Beige)
4. Bloomingville Ceramic Bowl Set with Bamboo Lids | Amazon 
5. Multi Color Geometric Rug Dusty Pink | Amazon 
6. Acme | Alivia End Table 
7. Mkono 2 Pack Modern Pots | Amazon 
8. Ouro Black & Rose Gold Three-Piece Starter Set | Zulily 
9. Satechi Aluminum Universal Unibody Monitor Stand | Amazon 
Source: Friday Finds

Odds and Ends

1. After yet another school shooting, are you ready to demand action? If so, please visit this website.

2. To my sweet, wonderful children, please don’t get murdered at school today.

3. For those of you who don’t think you can do anything in regards to gun control, you absolutely can. It’s called voting out the politicians who have the NRA in their pockets. Here are some of the biggest assholes, um, I mean offenders. (Follow the money, you guys! Always follow the money. These politicians have blood all over their hands.)

4. Proud of this student. Although ADULTS AND POLITICIANS should be protecting these children. Forget thoughts and prayers, we need policy change. Period.

5. Did you see the Obama’s official portraits? OKC was so honored to display Kehinde Wiley’s works of art last year.

6. Artists as hoarders. These works are amazing.

7. So intrigued this video by Nike Korea.

8. I’ve watched this “curling” video 50 times. So good.

9. OMG. Speaking of curling, my one and only Tim Riggins used to curl in high school.

10. Let’s ban elementary homework. I was about to joke that it’s killing our children, but actually I think it’s clear what’s killing our children in schools. #guns

11. I’m trying to get a good mix of serious and funny this week, although it’s tough. This one should prompt a laugh or two.

12. #1 question asked of me on social media. What hair products and hair tools do I use? Well, here you go. I use these three hair products. As for what styling tools I use…Hair dryer. Curling wand. Flat iron. (<- if you use those links, you can get 50% off the price of those styling tools YOU ARE VERY WELCOME. Price reflected when you check out.)

13. On this week’s Selfie podcast, we are talking friendship in your forties.

Happy weekend to you all. Give your kiddos an extra squeeze or two.

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Thursday, February 15, 2018

THE FRIENDSHIP EPISODE: SELFIE, EPISODE 21

Oh boy! Pictures of the baby

#TBT On Thursday's I post from the Vault. This post is from June 2005


We brought Jafta home today! It was an exciting day for our family and we had a great time getting to know him and bonding with him. Here are some pictures of our new arrival!



Jafta is a fost/adopt child, which means he is our foster child but that the court has assigned us to be adoptive parents as well. It's still a long process, but hopefully we can finalize by the beginning of next year.


We were actually expecting they would place us with an older child, but we were really excited to get a baby! He is so much fun. His personality emerges more and more every day. And he really is very easygoing, and sleeps through the night . . . which is nice.




Source: Oh boy! Pictures of the baby

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Wednesday's Child: Joebert

Every Wednesday I feature a child recently highlighted by a local Wednesday's Child newscast to share the stories of children from around the country who are waiting for a family. My hope is that this can broaden exposure for the children highlighted, but also serve as a reminder that these children represent thousands of children currently in the foster-care system. Perhaps their stories will inspire you to consider opening your home to a child needing a family. For more information and to learn about other waiting children, visit AdoptUsKids.


Source: Wednesday's Child: Joebert

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