Friday, February 1, 2019

Friday Favorites

WHOO HOO! We made it! Some weeks it feels as though Friday may never come... but as luck may have it, we arrived and all of our appendages are still attached (well, I mean, I hope your's are ;))! Let's get on with the show... because it's time I present you with a list of my current Friday Favorite Finds. Here's to hoping you enjoy them as much as I do!

National Frozen Yogurt Day

Apparently February 6th is National Frozen Yogurt Day - YIPEE! (I'll be honest, ice cream is too rich and creamy for me, so I much prefer a frozen yogurt or sherbet instead.) And to celebrate, Menchie's (one of the hubby's favorite froyo joints) is having a BOGO sale. Other frozen yogurt shops may be having similar type deals, but Menchie's is the only one I am on an email list for ;) {See if there's a location near you HERE.} Keep your eyes peeled and your FROYO eating on!

REI Night Run

Yes, it’s dark and gross outside, but what better time to test your running mettle than during a winter night run?! On Feb. 28, REI and HOKA ONE ONE invite you to get your headlamp, your dog, grab a friend or three and pick a new loop, a new time, a new terrain—just something challenging to shake up your normal routine. The twist you choose is up to you the night of the run—your spirit for adventure is already waiting. If the challenge isn’t incentive enough, they'll donate $1 per registered runner to The Trust for Public Land (up to $10,000). The more runners, the more good we can do, so tell your friends and help them light up the night all across the country in the name of public lands, the power of collective action, and the magic of running at night. Registration is free, so why wouldn't you sign up right now?!


The Little Free (Tree) Library

You all know I love my library, right?! And I also love all of the little free pop-up libraries that are all around the world (I have used them in Oceanside, Carlsbad, Hawaii, etc). Well, when the hubby told me about this article he read I was STOKED! A librarian turned a tree stump in front of her house into a PLUSH little free library - complete with stone steps, a glass door and welcoming lighting. And, just in case you wanted to stop by and check it out, it's located in Idaho. There are over 75,000 registered Little Free Libraries in 88 countries around the world, and each is unique in its own right. I am 99% sure that if we were to buy a house, I would totally put a Little Free Library in our front yard!


Three Wishes for Ruby's Residents

I first heard about this story when I was listening to K-Love earlier in the week, but saw it again when I was scrolling through Facebook so had to share it. A fifth grader was visiting her mom, a nurse in a retirement home, at work, when she got bored and came up with an idea. She started asking the residents what three things in the world they wished for. The answers surprised her and her mom - they seemed so mundane (nothing crazy extravagant like a million dollars or a snazzy car, just things you could go over to your local Target and pick up). Some people wished for "pants that fit" or "fresh fruit" or even "a can of Coke". Ruby set up a GoFundMe page to help offset some of the costs and got to work fulfilling wishes! The story is awesome and I hope it inspires you (and me) to go out and do good!


Parks are for Lovers Gift Bundles

The hubby and I don't "celebrate" Valentine's Day (I'd much prefer 365 days a year of my hubby showing me he loves me than a single day where he tries to prove it), but if we did, this Parks are for Lovers Gift Bundle from Parks Project would be perfect! Each box has two enamel mugs, a beanie, a Parks Are For Lovers Pin and a card for you to add a personal note to your sweetheart! And one lucky customer will get a special golden ticket surprise: a 2019 National Parks Pass!


What are you loving lately?

1 comment:

Virjinia @ With Purpose and Kindness said...

The Wishes for Ruby's Residents is so dang sweet! It's awesome what little things like that can do for those in homes. It is truly a great idea!