Friday, April 25, 2014

Five Loves on Friday!

I hope you've enjoyed a fabulous week, friends!  Hooray for Five Loves time!

1.  Celebrating Our Savior! // Easter 2014

He is worthy of all of our praise each and every day! 

Not sure why Jesus died, and what it has to do with you?  Check this out!  

My beautiful blessings, all dolled up for Easter day

The gift of music makes my heart sing!  
My Uncle Kenny and I share a mutual love for all things Disney, including the music behind so many beloved Disney films!  On Easter he gave me CDs that have been filling my home with happiness and my face with a smile all week long! 

My Favorite Sweet Treat of this Easter:
My Aunt Ann made rice krispy treat eggs with a delicious chocolate surprise hidden inside!  They were so adorable and tasted even better than they looked!  

It was such a sweet day in every way!

2.  I loved that monkey to pieces, literally!
I'm a daddy's girl, through and through.  Things that he's either made with his own two (talented) hands, or thoughtfully purchased for me, have been some of my all-time favorite possessions.  When I was small, he saw a stuffed monkey in a store that reminded him of one he had and loved as a boy.  He told my mom that I had to have it. He bought and gifted it to me for no special reason, giving it such a special place in my heart immediately!  It was literally loved to pieces.  Thankfully my (super handy) mom was able to sew it's arms back on a few times!  She came across it this week and passed along this cherished monkey to my youngest, to be enjoyed for another generation! *happy sigh*

It warms my heart when I see my kids loving toys that I adored when I was small!

3.  The Paradise // BBC Masterpiece

I spotted "The Paradise" on Netflix and had to check it out.  I love period pieces and this one involves a lovely shop, fanciful attire, beautiful views, and of course, romance.  What more could a girl want? ;)  

4.  "Cool" Cleaning Tip!
I really dislike cleaning ceiling fans, but this tip from Real Simple made it a breeze to tidy up our fans this week!

Slide a pillowcase onto a fan blade.  Wipe off blade with the inside of the pillowcase, trapping all the dust inside.  After each blade is cleaned, take the pillowcase outside and shake off the dust and debris.  Toss the case into your laundry hamper.  The {beautiful, sparkling clean} End.

5.  Dandy Gifts of Love
This week Little One picked her first beauties of 2014.  She wasn't sure where any vases were (and wanted to surprise me, so didn't ask).  She opted to fill snack size ziplock bags with water, and surprised me with this sweetness...

She also learned how to use the macro setting on my camera this week, and snapped the cute closeups below.  She's quite the lit'l photographer...

Beauty through the eyes of a child.

I still L-O-V-E the old Five Iron Frenzy song "Dandelions"!  It comes to mind each Spring/Summer when I receive bouquets of beauty!  It makes me teary eyed, and fills my heart with gladness!


Thanks so much for visiting today, lovelies!  Have a fantastic weekend! 

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  1. Ok where do I start on this fabulous post? #1= love! He is risen! I adore music almost more than anything. #2 is the sweetest thing ever and I'm glad you or your Mom is like me when it comes to saving things! I have a lot of things I'd like to pass down one day to my future littles! Hope you guys have a fabulous weekend! (Thanks for that fan cleaning tip- so much better than swiffering the dust and seeing it fall on the floor, especially in a kitchen!) xoxo

  2. Those Easter treats look amazing! And YES, HE is RISEN. Praise. Xx.

  3. I'm with you on Disney music-- I would dare someone to listen and not immediately smile and sing along! I'm also going to have to check out "Paradise" on Netflix-- that looks right down my alley! Have a wonderful weekend!

  4. Your girls are beautiful!! And love that celing fan tip, so creative and helpful! The bags of flowers, so sweet!! I hope you guys have an awesome weekend!

  5. I don't know anything about The Paradise but it looks like my kind of show. Will definitely we looking into that. Have a great weekend!

  6. I love everything Disney too! My Pandora station at work is either country or the Disney station, those songs make me so happy! And how cute is it that your little one put the flowers in little baggies? Too funny. Have a great weekend!

  7. Those rice krispy eggs look yummy!!! Great idea for cleaning the ceiling fan...I'm going to have to try it. Thanks for the tip, Brenda! And I love the flowers from your sweet! Yes! The macro setting is great :) I use it a lot! Have a great weekend, my friend!!!

  8. Your girls looked beautiful on Easter!! I love the great macro shots and the flowers in baggies ;) How creative!

  9. OMG! Your daughters are too stinking cute! Thanks for the tip on ceiling fan cleaning! That is my least favorite thing to do! I'm going to give the pillowcase a shot! Have a wonderful weekend!

  10. Love the photo of your girls on Easter! Also, love those egg cereal treats! Looks delicious!

  11. What a clever little girl, to use baggies as vases. Such a sweet surprise :)

  12. I have not yet seen the Paradise on netflix but I might have to check it out sometime!

  13. The pillow case idea is awesome, I need to try that!! Your girls look beautiful all dressed up :)

  14. Those two girls of yours are beautiful all dressed up for Easter! Aria and I love to dance around to my Disney playlist on spotify. The best life soundtrack! I was suppose to make rice krispie treats for my husband to take to work for Easter, and I haven't remembered to do it yet. Such an easy treat, such a lazy person ha. I'm sure it will happen one of these days...
    I think the only thing I have saved from when I was a child are books. Those I love to share with Aria. I was never much of a doll kid. But, it is always so sweet to give something you once loved as a child.
    BBC masterpiece if my fave! I love all the Jane Austen adaptations they've done. Esp the newer Sense and Sensibility. Our netflix just ran out because there wasn't anything we wanted to watch on it. Of course the literal day after it ended I got an email saying that Mad Men's recent finished season became available. Now I've got two things to watch whenever we renew it again.
    That fan trick is so handy. I saw it on pinterest a while ago. Works like a charm!
    How creative to use little baggies I love it!

    Have a great weekend!

  15. I can't wait to watch The Paradise! I'm right there with you, time period pieces are my absolute favorite! And how ingenious is your little one? I never would have thought ziplocs could make a vase, but by golly they do!

    Caitlin C

  16. I totally want to check out "The Paradise!" I hadn't heard of it till now...thanks for sharing, friend! Looks grand!!!!
    And I just adore you. Love your heart and the way you share the Gospel so beautifully and humbly! Your heart. I look up to you tremendously!!!! xx

  17. I'm loving the sweetness of those flower bags - how special! And those rice krispy treat eggs look amaaaaazing :)

  18. Your girls are just precious! Thank goodness, Jesus is risen! Rice krispy treats are my favorite and I love the egg shape! Thanks for sharing the cleaning tip...I always make a huge mess trying to clean my fans. Hope you and your family have a wonderful weekend :)

  19. Yes! What a precious thought that Jesus' death has something to do with me! Amen!

    And...thanks for the ceiling fan tip. I've been trying to figure out how to clean the fan above our bed without showering my linens in icky dust. Bless you. =)

    Have a lovely weekend!

  20. Pretty girls! So many lovely things in this post. I love mary poppins also! ;) have a wonderful weekend.

  21. Your girls are beautiful! And that Easter egg rice krispy looks so cute and yummy!!

  22. Love the 2nd generation of love on that monkey… too precious!!! :)

  23. Putting flowers in the ziploc bags is the cutest thing ever! Precious!

    And The Paradise looks like a fun show. Too bad I just cancelled my Netflix!

    Elise @ Harvey Ever After

  24. The Sherman Brothers' songbook sounds like a wonderful gift! That's right up my alley. Thank you for commenting on my blog, and have a great week!

  25. I need to check out The Paradise!! I love period pieces, so this is totally my thing! Have you heard of Call the Midwives? It's on PBS, and I have heard it is fabulous too

  26. Glad you had a good Easter! I'm big musicals and we were raised watching old movies {the 40's being my favorite} and listening to the oldies station. Me and my husband saw Saving Mr. Banks and loved it! It's so sweet that you and your uncle share that interest :)
    And that show looks right up my alley!!! I LOVE everything period like Downtown Abbey, anything Jane Austen, I'm excited to watch this! Oh and your daughter was pretty creative to think of putting then in bags, how sweet she didn't want to give away the surprise ;)

  27. Love the Easter dresses! I did get the boys to dress up for Easter service but that was a struggle with my oldest ... lol.

    What a great idea about the fan!! I'm going to have to try this.

  28. I love this post! I am only 17, but I hope that someday my kids play with my toys!


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