five things friday: random

Hallelujah, it's Friday! Which means that tomorrow is Saturday, which means I get to sleep in. I get up at about 4:45 every week day, so Saturday is my day to sleep in til the late hour of 7:00 - or sometimes if I am feeling really lazy - even 8:00.

My mind is in about a million places these days, so I thought I would share five random things I am loving this week.

1. Somebody That I Used to Know cover by Pentatonix.

The video is nothing extraordinary, but the music is amazing. It's all a Capella, which blows me away every time I listen to it. If you are viewing this in a reader, click over to the post so you can watch the video. You won't be sorry.

2.I know Easter is way over and the blog world has moved on, but you have to see possibly the best collection of Easter photos in the history of the earth at Awkward Family Photos. They are real laugh out loud (RLOL) funny.

3. We got our family pictures done and I am going to be sharing (over sharing?) more of them tomorrow. Photo heavy post coming your way!

4. 40 Books that you won't be able to put down. I am looking for a new book to fill the empty hole in my heart that finishing Harry Potter and the Hunger Games has left behind. Maybe I'll try one suggested in this list. What are some books that you love?

5. Shut the front door. This Hunger Games embroidery is crazy good. It's even got a tiny sponsor gift embroidered on it. Maybe someday I'll tackle something like this. Maybe...

Have a great weekend, friends. 



  1. OMG! The Hunger Games embroidery is awesome! thanks for sharing.

  2. Ooh that video is amazing. That is so crazy how good it sounds. I can't wait to see the pictures!!


  3. What an awesome embroidery! I participated in quite a few Craftster swaps when I first got into embroidery -- there are some seriously talented folks there, no doubt about it. (And the swaps are always a blast.)

    I love to read and prefer series over stand-alone books. I'm currently devouring The Game of Thrones series, which I probably wouldn't have given a second look at if I hadn't gotten hooked into the HBO series. I really like having the detail from the books in my head as I watch the HBO series.

    "The Forest of Hands & Teeth" is a YA trilogy that I enjoyed. I'm not normally a fan of zombies, so I skimmed the zombie-heavy descriptions -- I felt the other aspects of the story made it a worthwhile read for me.

    "Fire" and "Graceling" by Kristin Cashore are both YA books I loved.

    "The Dust of 100 Dogs" was one of my favorite reads in 2010.

    I like all sorts of fiction, but I definitely like to find YA books that hook me in because oftentimes my teenaged son will end up reading them too and I love that we can talk about them with each other =).

  4. I don't know how much you like sci-fi/fantasy, but The Dresden Files series by Jim Butcher is pretty good. The series is more "gritty" than Potter or Hunger Games, but the writing is good and the characters are great. I was pulled in pretty quickly.

  5. I must say that Pentatonix are awesome ! I've been listening to their music since yesterday evening and had a lot of difficulties turning it off ! I also listened to some of their other musics but this one is the best !
    The embroidery is pretty amazing ! Plus all those details just make it perfect !


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