My Friday Favorites 03.31.17

Happy Friday! Here is my roundup of the things I’m loving this week.

On TV – Last night’s Grey’s Anatomy episode reminded me why I loved the show when it first began. From the first moment with a Meredith voiceover talking about her Mom, to the doctors disagreeing over a patient’s treatment because the stakes are so high, this was old school Grey’s Anatomy! It even felt like it was shot in a reminiscent way (an elevator door coming between possible love, a daughter following her mother out of an ambulance) so it did not surprise me when I realized that it was Ellen Pompeo’s director debut. What was the rest of Ellis’s sentence??? Tell Meredith not to……what do you think?


On the Page – Do you want to know genius storage tricks? 17 ways to add color to every room? To read a moving story about a family and their late father’s bucket list? And to see Octavia Spencer’s fun spring wardrobe? Check out Good Housekeeping’s April issue.

GHK040117_051On the Web – This is the time of year that I am not always thrilled at work. As a teacher, the “standardized testing season” can be long, unfulfilling, and demoralizing for students and teachers alike. Every teacher should read I Can’t Answer These Texas Standardized Test Questions About My Own Poems by Sara Holbrook. The poet admits that she cannot answer questions on a 7th grade standardized test about poems she authored. Teachers – just breathe! It will all be over soon! (Sidebar – don’t forget your fitbits!)

standardized tests

On Instagram – Nothing says spring like the flood of rainbow colors on Instagram! My pick this week is the wonderfully color-coded bath accessories displayed by The Organizing Store. This deserves all of the heart-emoji smiley faces and rainbows you can type!


On the Playlist – Bon Jovi’s This House is Not for Sale album, as I prepare to see them tonight in concert! I’m liking this new album, but, I can’t wait to hear them sing their oldies including my all time favorite Bon Jovi song… drumroll…. Who Says You Can’t Go Home!JBJ_touronsale_bnr
Hope you have a great weekend! Let me know some of your favorite things AND what you think Ellis Grey wanted to tell Meredith in the comments below!

My Friday Favorites 01.03.14

Fall Owl Friday Favorites

Happy Friday everyone, the first Friday of 2014.  I hope you have recuperated from all of your holiday festivities and are sticking to any New Year’s resolutions you may have made. Here are all the things I am loving this week!

On TV –

  • Parenthood started back last night with a new episode – one of the few shows that has returned from “winter break.”  Julie and Joel are at a standstill, I love Max and Hank’s relationship, and look who showed up at Drew’s dorm room door – sorry Natalie. (I really dislike her – you can’t pull off the Brooke Davis tricks, sorry.)

Max and Hank - Parenthood

On the Computer 

  • Basement Renovations –  we are starting out 2014 with a big project – renovating our basement into a livable space.  I found this blog when researching for tips and ideas.  Here is the start of my floor plan.

Floor Plan for Basement Project

On the Sales Rack – Christmas Wrap Sale

In the kitchen –

Baked Eggs in a Bread Bowl from ALL YOU Magazine

On my Twitter Feed – 

  • @BonJovi 31 Dec See what made made Because We Can the #1 tour of 2013 and share your favorite tour memories using #BonJoviMemories

    Here are my #BonJoviMemories for my #Thisis40 Birthday. Thanks to my girlfriends who came out to celebrate!

Bon Jovi Philadelphia

Bon Jovi Philadelphia

Bon Jovi Philadelphia

What are some of your favorite things this week? Tell me what you are watching, reading, and buying.  Thanks for reading and hope you have a great 2014!