Friday Favorites-7.9.21


I’m gonna dive right into my list of FAVORITES today.  As always Andrea and I are hosting FRIDAY FAVORITES, a weekly link-up we invite you to join every single week.

Nixon and Smith went to our church’s missions camp last week and had fun!  This camp had Bible study time in the morning and a mission project in the afternoon with games and fun spread in throughout their day.  A FAVORITE from last week, for sure!


I just finished, The Perfect Marriage While it wasn’t my FAVORITE thriller, it’s worth a share if you’re a fan of these dark, thriller type books.  Disclaimer-definitely rated “R”.  Would you defend your husband if he was accused of killing his mistress is the question Amazon asks about this read.  In the book, his wife is a defense attorney so that basically sums it up right there.


FAVORITE from this past week was getting away with some of our FAVORITES for the 4th of July. Typically, we like to do this trip right before school starts as an end of summer hoorah, but with twelve people scheduling something like that can be tough.  The only time we had to all get away together was 4th of July weekend.  And I’m so glad we did it!  There’s a huge, nice gas station chain called Buc-ee’s here in Texas {and maybe making it’s way into other states?} so a stop on a road trip is always a must.  

The gang’s all here!

We relaxed in the lazy river.

We weathered the storm in order to get good seats.  The things we’ll do for our kids, right?  

Lots of smiles after a few days away!


Another FAVORITE?  THE BESTIE BREAKDOWN!  Well, actually your responses.  This past week I’ve gotten lots of comments, messages, and even texts from friends about the podcast.  Thank YOU for listening!  And for recommending it to your friends.  If you haven’t listened yet, please give it a shot.  You can find all six episodes here or you can follow along on your favorite podcast platform.


I went through this study years ago and thought it was such a great one.  Some ladies in my neighborhood have been getting together weekly to discuss and while I’ve told them I’m not sure I’ll ever make it in person I started the study as well.  And was reminded why it’s a FAVORITE!  If you’re looking for a Bible study, I’d highly recommend this one! 


We’re having family over this weekend and I’m making this potato casserole to serve with our protein.  Shay’s made this one for us several times and it’s my FAVORITE!  I love being able to have things pre-made and just bake once guests are over.  

This weekend we have a baseball tournament happening as well as family coming into town tomorrow for a visit.  I’m looking forward to it!  Hope you have a great weekend, friends!  See you Tuesday!

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  1. 7.9.21
    Joanne said:

    That trip away sounds fantastic! I have been reading a lot about Buc-ee's and their stores in the south east but I think it will be a long before we see any near us.

  2. 7.9.21
    Elspeth Mizner said:

    So glad you guys got away! It looked like a blast!

  3. 7.9.21
    Kcalllaway said:

    I was in Yellowstone last Sunday and the line to enter the park was probably five miles long. My suggestion is to get there right when the park opens at 7. Otherwise your wait time may be an hour or more.

  4. 7.9.21
    Sheaffer {Pinterest Told Me To} said:

    And now I want potato casserole. YUMMY!

  5. 7.9.21
    Julie Bradford said:

    gosh I love that casserole!!! have a great weekend with family and baseball!!!

  6. 7.9.21
    Tracy Robinson said:

    Yes, love Bucee's. Stopped there in Birmingham, AL on our way home from vacation in Charleston. So glad they are making their way across the south.

  7. 7.9.21
    Amanda @ That Inspired Chick said:

    Will you believe it if I tell you I have never been to Buc-ee’s? I haven’t!! Everyone else in my family has been. But when moms in the car they know I’m ready to just get there (wherever there is) as fast as we can. 😂

    That Inspired Chick

  8. 7.9.21
    Jane Lemoine said:

    We accidentally went to "Stuckey's" instead of Buc-ee's once! LOL! Definitely NOT the same!!

  9. 7.9.21
    Mix and Match Mama said:

    I felt very loved reading today's post…from beginning to end 🙂 .