Friday, March 11, 2016

five on friday

five on friday
Triple heart eyes emojis for Friday! What are your plans this weekend?? We're going to church, having my sister-in-laws over for dinner, reading (I am for sure anyway), and I'm thinking we have to fit brunch in there somewhere. ;) (We love breakfast foods a little too much at this house. Actually, there is no such thing as too much love for breakfast foods! **This is what I look like conveying that sentiment**).

I have 5+ links to share with you. :)

1. The 1 Thing That Gets Me Out of Bed Every Day by Hilary White
"I do something very simple- and this thing pushes everything else out of my head so that I can focus on getting up and going forward. I find one thing in the upcoming day to be really, truly excited about." For me it's usually reading.

2. The Mountain Between Us by Charles Martin
I am currently reading The Rosie Effect. I read The Rosie Project earlier this month and it is now one of my favorite books. I will be reading The Mountain Between Us next after seeing it on this list of 12 Love Stories to Read Before They're Movies by Shannon Vestal Robson.

I read Me Before You, which is also on that list. Loved it and can't wait for the movie this summer. You can find my very short review of Me Before You here.  (I also discuss my "reading the books before I watch the movies" project in that post).

Anyway, I will be doing an official post later this month about this, but I can't help myself- I'm inviting friends and blog readers to join me in reading The Mountain Between Us. It'll be a virtual book club. :) See if you can get your hands on a copy of it! I'm thinking we can start reading in April.

3. Subject change- The 8-Step Guide to Power Cleaning Your Bedroom in 1 Hour by Ashley Paige
I will be dedicating 1 hour to cleaning my bedroom next week (spring break!). It's terrifyingly messy right now.

4. Also on another note- Humility Goes a Long Way in a Relationship by April Eldemire
Food for thought: "The next time you find yourself in a conflict with your partner, remember that your perspectives are equally right and justifiable. You are both in the same place trying to defend it. Instead, seek understanding of your partner’s stance and express humility so that your relationship can move past perpetual arguments and into more universal acceptance."

5. Finally- Re:Solution :: The Better Question // Something to Show for It // Pro-Motion by Andy Stanley on the podcast Your Move
I've been listened to this series for the past 2 weeks. The series is about considering goals for the year beyond making ourselves better. He suggests considering goals that will make the world better. And it begins by asking the questions: "What breaks your heart?" and "What should be done around you?" (in your community, in your neighborhood, in your city, in your country ... around the world).

See more Five on Friday posts here.

P.S. I will be taking a blog break next week for spring break. We have a couple of family things plan (nothing too extravagant). I'll be back Monday March 21st with some fun things to share hopefully. ;)

You can also keep up with me this coming week on Instagram (@jessicarrodarte) and Twitter (@jessica_rodarte) where I will continue posting regularly.

Hope you have a good one!

Photo by Barbara M. // cc

2 comments:

  1. What is that delicious looking cake in your photo??

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    1. I gave credit to the photographer at the end of my post. :) The picture's title is "brownie." I agree- it looks delicious!

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