First, I have to say that I have no words for the latest school shooting that happened just a few hours south of here. I have had the news on while I write this (blog secret: on Friday) and I’m about to turn it off. I can’t put into words how heart broken I am for the families of those students and that community. The reports of how that happened are terrifying and the fact that there are rumors that people were killed because of their religion make me sick. Gunning down people because of their religion is disgusting, no matter what that association may be.
I don’t know the answer. I have some ideas but they’re all divisive and this is not the space for them. But I can’t imagine that this country can go much longer before we put aside all of our differences and do SOMETHING about the fact that elementary school kids literally have shooter in the school drills like we used to have earthquake drills. I’m not OK with that.
On a happy and exciting note, Neely launched a HUGE announcement this week! Her blog has gotten a facelift and a new name: It Starts With Coffee. It does, doesn’t it? Check it out! Not only does it look absolutely gorgeous, she’s launching several new courses that include a review of your own blog, but only for a limited time!
I found Desiree at The 36th Avenue this week thanks to Pinterest! I can’t wait to read more of her blog. She shared several camping hacks that I’m definitely going to incorporate into my camping bag!
I got my latest Stitch Fix and have to choose what I want to wear and send it back today. If you’re considering a stitch fix and want to maximize your choices, check out Anne’s latest post on the subject: 13 Things I’ve Learned in 30 Months of Stitch Fix.
Are you working toward saving money, paying down debt or prioritizing your spending? This post is spot on: 6 Habits of Highly Frugal People.
I don’t have the patience, creativity or ability to cut along a line to cut jack o’ lanters. This tutorial is a super easy to follow way to decorate pumpkins! They’re so pretty!
I don’t share enough of Hayley’s posts. She’s a huge inspiration to me and has such a beautiful soul. She wrote a post about self care that I think everyone here can read and benefit from. Remember, if you’re not taking care of yourself, you can’t take care of anyone else!
What were your favorite posts this week?