Friday, February 15, 2019

Friday Favorites #3: Surprise Packages, Hospitality & Completed Projects

This week I will be short, sweet and to the point or my family will revolt.  I wanted to squeeze in an updated post on my Saranghae journey over the past year and decided to add a YouTube video as well! Let's just say that I've long filled my quota for the week with my face in front of a computer. But I also want to say that I woke up Thursday morning with an giddy feeling of relief mixed with satisfaction - I did it. And in between the picture taking, video editing, writing and my other daily obligations I had a few "favorites" that brightened up my day.
ONE - A Surprise Package

Remember the mug that was on my wish list in a Friday Favorites a couple of weeks ago? Well, Shelbee from Shelbee on the Edge read that post and surprised me with not one but two mugs for my newly fixed up coffee bar!! To say that I was exceedingly grateful is an understatement! Biggest of hugs to you Shelbee for that sweet act of kindness. I haven't taken "real" pictures of them, but I did share a few stories on Instagram. By the way, I wasn't the only one excited about the package. Caden joined in on my fun...

TWO - Rethinking Hospitality

While surfing radio channels on a trip home to Georgia, I happened upon an interview with Rosaria Butterfield, author of The Gospel Comes With a House Key: Practicing Radically Ordinary Hospitality in a Post-Modern Christian World - wow that's a mouthful! I had read her other book, The Secret Thoughts of An Unlikely Convert and was powerfully effected by her story so I listened intently as she talked about the importance of opening our homes. One thing that resonated with me was her mention of including singles on the guest list. Of course I wouldn't not include someone because they are single, but often think that they wouldn't want to hang with our family of six. (Guess it depends on the stage in life?)

Anyway, Rosaria challenged my assumptions and I filed this interview away in my mind. It wasn't until making plans for our Valentine's Dinner that I thought of it again. While brainstorming ideas, two friends that are single moms came to mind so I took a chance and texted them an invite. Before long they both replied with an enthusiastic yes! I have one poor photo from the evening with only my hubby in the picture.

What you don't see in the photo are the kids running around like crazy or the rest of us recounting stories with this gentleman about families, pets and whatever else the conversation landed on. It was a sweet evening that is challenging me to open my home more often, with more thought to my guest list.  This is one of my favorite Valentine's ever and I plan on reading that book by Rosaria!

THREE - Completed Project

Creating a video for Saranghae sat on my to do list for months. I can't tell you how good it felt mark this project complete! So for this week my third and final favorite is this three minute video I shared on my year long journey with this skincare in yesterday's post!! If you missed it, I'd be ever so grateful if you gave it a view!

That's all my friends....the boys are staring at me so it's time for family!

Biggest of hugs,



  1. You know I love your mugs so much & love that your friend surprised you with them. I just love fun surprises ... its the little things that will brighten a day so much. & you'll think of her every time you use them!

  2. That was so sweet of precious Shelbee!!! I am so proud of you for taking the leap and inviting the single moms over - what a great idea and I know they loved hanging with your amazing family. you did a great job this week of gettin' things done! Woo hoo!!!
    Love ya friend,

  3. Super Friday Favs my friend! You are killing it with your videos. You were made to do them! Your personality is perfect for it. XO

  4. I am so proud of you for opening your home and showing hospitality! That's how my favorite friendships were formed!

  5. How kind of Shelbee to send you something for your coffee bar! You seriously just did such a great job creating that space.

  6. That is so sweet you got those mugs! Also love your videos and have been watching them on your instastories!

  7. YAY for new mugs and sweet friends. My mom and a friend of hers from church had a get together for the young adults/singles in our church years ago (when I was in college) I thought that was a great idea...Kent was actually at it, but that was before we even knew each other. LOL I think you're right, it's important not to forget that group of people. XO

  8. You always have the best outlook, Chrissy. And isn't Shelbee so nice too?? That's been the best thing about blogging is finding these connections.

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