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Friday, March 21, 2014

Five Loves on Friday



Happy 1st Friday of SPRING!!!  It has finally arrived, friends! HOORAY!  As if that weren't enough, here are five other things that made my heart skip a beat this week!


1.  Princess' 1st Youth Group Retreat

She was so excited for an excellent weekend in the Word and in fellowship with church friends!

Princess enjoyed fun games, hiking, and a maze on the camp grounds, but most importantly she took part in discussions and went through lessons on the gospel centered theme of the retreat, "Why did Jesus Die?".  She had a great time, and best of all, God was glorified!


2.  Magical Memories
This week the girls and I spent an evening looking through pics and watching video from Disney vacations when they were so much smaller.  It was such a precious time reminiscing about cherished memories!

Love my sweeties!  Wish they'd stop growing up so fast!

Need a Disney fix?  Visit my Disney Trip Reports page for oodles of Disney magic!

  

3.  Strange Fire Conference
I'd been meaning to watch videos of last year's Strange Fire conference for a long time now.  While stuck on the couch sick earlier this week, I finally did!  Joni Eareckson Tada and Justin Peters' teachings/presentations were excellent!  As unpleasant as it is being sick, it's not always a bad thing when we have no other choice than to sit and be still.  God uses all things for His glory!


Strange Fire, part of Grace to You's Truth Matters conference series, evaluates the doctrines, claims, and practices of the modern charismatic movement, and affirms the true Person and ministry of the Holy Spirit.

Teaching Presentations by:  R.C. Sproul, Steve Lawson, Conrad Mbewe, Tom Pennington, Phil Johnson, Nathan Busenitz, Justin Peters, Todd Friel, and Joni Eareckson Tada

Watch // Listen // Read Transcripts at:



I've always thought that Cadbury eggs are the tastiest Spring treats ever ....until I saw these!!  Cadbury eggs + chocolate cupcakes! Be still my heart!  Courtney at Pizzazzerie is brilliant!! 

*Wanna pin this recipe?  Please click through the link above and do so directly from the source.  Thanks! ;)



5.  YAY, SPRING!
The start of Spring was the perfect excuse to play {grown up} "dress up" on Polyvore this week! ;)


Hello, Spring!


Thanks so much for visiting today! Have yourself a fabulous first weekend of Spring, lovelies! :)

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35 comments:

  1. Aww, loving the flashback Disney trip pics. Your ladies have certainly been doing the growing, must be all those premium bars!
    I love me some cadbury eggs. I have to avoid the Easter section because they put that stuff out way too temptingly early. I bet that cupcake would be so good, but I'd think hard to bite into without making a big ol yummy mess! I've seen some creative recipes with Easter candy from food bloggers.
    Loving that dress.

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  2. Amen to spring! And those cupcakes?!?! Omg!! Happy Friday!!

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  3. Hello Spring is right! SO glad you made such great memories.

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  4. Oh my those cupcakes look divine. I need that now! And the outfit, it's so perfect for spring. I am seriously in need of some new sandals, and these are fantastic! I'm so glad you have such lovely memories to look back on, Disney is one of my favorite places. My mom and sisters have almost made it a tradition to go together the last couple of years and we have so much with just us girls. Your daughters will really enjoy those memories for years and years to come! Happy weekend darling!

    Caitlin C

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  5. Those cadbury egg cupcakes, oh my! Love that dress, so perfect for Spring!

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  6. Um that dress! I wish I could just snatch it out of the computer! (as well as that Cadburry egg cupcake...)

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  7. Brenda! I am obsessed with Cadbury Eggs! I'm going to make those for Easter! What a great idea! Pamela @ alittleglitter.com

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  8. Cadbury egg cupcakes? Best.idea.ever! Happy Friday! :)

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  9. Oh those old disney pictures are so cute! My son loves to go through old photo albums and see himself little and talk all about the memories. I will definitely be checking out your Disney resources as we are hoping to plan a Disney vacation for in a couple years.

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  10. Love that spring board! Those sandals are so cute.

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  11. Oh my word. Those cupcakes?!! Please and thank you! The first time I ever went to Disney World, I lost my first tooth. The tooth fairy paid me in disney dollars. :) Reminiscing is always so fun! Hate to hear you were sick, but I hope you are feeling better!

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  12. Those cupcakes look super dangerous haha and that outfit is FABULOUS! (so are your girls!!) :) Hope you all have a great weekend! (I remember youth retreats like they were yesterday! So fun!)

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  13. Oh my gosh those cupcakes and that queso look the best! Queso is a personal fav and weakness of mine!! That hello spring collection is die for I want every part of it! Especially the dress and sandals!! Btw your girls are adorable!! Happy Friday!! Xo

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  14. I need that dress and all the accessories!

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  15. Oh my gosh, that dress is so cute! I might have to snag that for Easter :)
    And those mickey ear ice cream?? YUM! I haven't had one of those in years, and i LIVE 10 minutes from Disneyland. Now, THAT'S depressing haha!
    Happy Friday!

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  16. Hooray for spring is right, girl! Can't believe March is almost over!!! Xx.

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  17. Those Cadbury egg cupcakes look AMAZING!!! Even though they do Cadbury eggs for other holidays like Halloween and Christmas now, I can't ever eat them except at Easter! They just scream Spring! Your kids look soooo sweet in those old Disney photos :)

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  18. Loving your Disney pics, your girls are adorable!! That spring outfit is so pretty :) have a great wknd!!

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  19. Aw cute kiddos! And that dress is adorable too.

    Have a great weekend :)

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  20. Yay for Spring! I hope it's here to stay. I love how you and your girl reminisced about your past trips at Disney, that place is truly magical. Hope you're feeling better and happy Friday!

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  21. I LOOOOVE that dress! I'm so glad that spring is here too! And those Cadbury Egg Easter Cupcakes look amazing. I might have to make those :-)

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  22. Trips with my youth group are some of my greatest memories! And that dress...LOVE it! Actually, I love the whole outfit. Hope you have a great weekend :)

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  23. Hi Brenda! Thanks for your comment on my page. I actually got another purse - but it is so cute. First off, how did your daughter enjoy her first youth retreat? Hope she had a blast. Secondly, Cadbury Creme Eggs are INCREDIBLE. I can only imagine how amazing the cupcakes are. Lastly - that dress is so beautiful. Myself, I am on a maxi dress mission. It's hot and humid in FL! Have a fantastic weekend! :) ~ Jessica

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    1. Hooray for a cute new purse! :) My daughter had the BEST time at her retreat -- thanks! :) Aren't Cadbury eggs sooo good?! Those cupcakes = dangerous deliciousness! ;) Thanks for visiting, Jessica! xo

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  24. Thanks for leaving a comment over at my blog. I am glad you did - it was fun to check out your blog. Cadbury egg cupcakes...I will be making those for Easter! I tried to follow you but, for some reason, it wouldn't let me. I bookmarked your page and will try again later.

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    1. You're most welcome ;) Great to hear back from ya! I think those cupcakes would be sweet perfection this Easter! Mmm ;) Sorry it didn't allow you to follow for some reason! Appreciate you bookmarking & returning to try again! Hope it cooperates for you next time around! Would love to have you as a reader & new bloggy friend! (: Enjoy the rest of your weekend! xo

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  25. Love that dress and the yellow purse. I'm so thankful spring is coming! (At least I think it's coming)

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  26. I love a new excuse to play around on polyvore and that dress is super cute!

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  27. Thank you so much for commenting on my blog, I just love these link ups as they are a great way to be exposed to blogs you might not normally find. I am going to have to try out the Cadbury Egg cupcakes, I am pretty sure I can make them gluten free. I obviously am going to have to jump on board the Frozen band wagon too, do not hate me but I have not seen it yet, but you convinced me it is time. Hope you have a great week.

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  28. I love all of this! Some of my best memories and biggest life moments were at a church retreat! And disney is just the best, hands down :)

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  29. Adorable Disney photos! Makes me look forward to taking my daughter someday and making memories.

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  30. I LOVE that dress on Polyvore!! Soooo cute! Must have been something in the air because I crated a few polyvore outfits recently too! lol!! Those cadbury cupcakes look really good too!

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  31. Cute pictures :)

    OMGosh I love the cupcakes!! And that dress looks so freaking cute!

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  32. The girls are so little in those pictures! So cute in their matching pink dresses. :)

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