{MM}: Marvelous Mondays 8.20.2012

{Note:  This is scheduled post.}

Even though I’m currently in the wilderness hiking, I’m still thinking of you!

Here are a few things I want to share with you this week:

♥  This was taken a week ago when we made a stop in Portland at the end of our road trip & visited my brother Nate & his family.

Mali & cousin Avery.

♥  This interview will inspire you to have courage, think outside the box, & get motivated to think creatively, act boldly.
♥  Love, love the photos in this post & this post.  Doesn’t Katie have an amazing eye for photography?
♥  Are you a Downton Abbey fan?  The Dowager Countess is one of my favorite characters from the show & here are some of her top 10 moments.

♥  Dedication vs. Obsession, another thought-provoking post by Gena.

♥  The Book of Mormon Girl.  Have you heard of her?  As a Mormon, I’m intrigued.  Putting her book on my to-read list.  Enjoyed reading all of the comments about her, as well as religion in this post.

♥  End of summer, velvet ginger lemonade. Yum-ee!

♥  The most adorable DIY pirate doll from Meta of One More Mushroom.  On my list of things to make for Christmas.

♥  I like this music video.  Somehow the converse shoes in the middle of the video makes me happy.


♥♥  My recipes from this last week:
raspberry black forest brownies
vanilla birthday cupcakes 


Thanks for being so kind to my guest blogging friends Leanne & MJ.

More coming up this week from friends Wendy, MegMichaela, & Joy.

Miss you!

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  1. Jess
    on August 20, 2012 at 5:31 pm said:

    Loved all the photos over at katie’s pencil box – what a find! Hope you’re having fun out there in the wilderness!

  2. Joy
    on August 20, 2012 at 12:38 pm said:

    Ooh, thank you for the link to that Downton Abbey vid! The line, “Wha…what is the weekEND?” gets me in stitches every single time. She’s pitch perfect, isn’t she?

  3. Kit-Kat
    on August 20, 2012 at 11:52 am said:

    YAY!!!! A fellow Mumford & Sons fan!!!!! 😀