Whew, friends, how did you survive the week? With the very, very wintery weather (think blowing, drifting and swirling snow, below-freezing temps and frost covering the windows like a sheet of glass), I spent the week battling Mother Nature – don’t worry, I think I proved a formidable opponent for her. What are your plans for the weekend? I know one thing: Come Sunday night, I won’t have that going-back-to-work-tomorrow feeling in the pit of my stomach. I cleaned my office this week and turned my grades in, so I can take off my college newspaper adviser cap until January! Really, though, I’ll miss my students; they were a great group (my favorite so far), and I hope I was able to have some journalistic influence on them. Could there have been a future Bob Woodward in the group? Only time will tell.
In the meantime, here are my Top 5 Favorite Blogs this week…
Small Strokes Fell Big Oaks: A truly inspiring blog on celebrating the beauty of your body!
Cracked:: Because everyone needs a little more laughter in life!
Date Daily: A daily dose of romance and relationship dos and don’ts.
I Am A Greedy Girl: Because I have no trouble admitting that I can be, well, a bit indulgent sometimes. In a good way, of course!
Aya Brackett: My photography inspiration of late.
And as always, hope you enjoy these great finds from the Web. Stay warm this weekend, friends! xoxo
What is your favorite holiday movie?
Genius: Five senses Friday
I could seriously eat sugar cookies at every meal
Seriously, what is wrong with Miley Cyrus having a tattoo?
Is there a confession you’d like to make?
Verdict: Red is absolutely the best color in the world
I could eat these crackers all day, every day
What do you think of Natalie Portman on the cover of January’s Marie Claire?
I still love glitter, don’t you?
Beautiful nature bulb
Great post on femininity and athleticism
Nostalgic kick: ’80s big hair
Wouldn’t be a cozy house to live in?
Wouldn’t this vintage snow cone maker make for an awesome holiday gift?
Check out these holiday window displaysfrom around the world
Genius: How to throw your own classic record party
10 girl fights in pop culture
Why are we so obsessed with celebrities?
There is nothing more satisfying than soft sheets and blankets
Learning to love your inner self
The best TV spin-off: Frasier
Who doesn’t love The Golden Girls?
Beautiful nature photos from New York City parks
What do people assume about you when they first meet you?
Duggar Baby #19 is here!
How awesome would it be to stay at this restored ghost town in Colorado?
These remind me of a lovely fairytale
Yes, a great grammar lesson
Some great, yet short-lived shows of the ’90s
Anyone want to escape to the ocean with me?
Genius: Tasty treats on a tree
I love how this Christmas tree combines Christmas and Valentine’s Day!
I’m loving the delicate details on these jewelry pieces
Beautiful blue accents
There’s nothing I love more than a sappy love song
Apparently, male cougars are called rhinos?
[Photo via Audrey Hepburn Complex]