7 Quick Takes Friday

1. Happy Friday, everyone! It’s been a great week here. I hope it’s been that way for you too. One of the highlights of my week: I’m on the leadership team for MOPS in my area and we had our first meeting, enjoying coffee, breakfast, and listening to Jenny Williamson–the founder of Courage 2BU and an incredibly inspiring woman. I loved her reminder to stay (or get) in touch with who we really are, so we can live the life we were created to live.

2. Does it feel like autumn where you are yet? Even though I’ve got my fall decorations up, it’s still hot where I’m at in California. The forecast today said it’s going to be in the 90s throughout the weekend and up to 100 next week. Can anyone describe their nice, COOL weather so I can live vicariously through you? :)

3. A huge thank you to all who commented on my interview over at my friend Kristen’s site. I’m excited to tell you I won her jewelry giveaway! I haven’t picked out a piece yet, but I’ll be sure to let you know what I decide on. Thanks to all of you and to Kristen!

4. On that note of thanks, I was wondering if you could help me again. You might’ve noticed the “vote for me” button on my left sidebar. Can you take a minute (please?) to click on that (or the link here) and vote MyCup2Yours for the DivineCaroline Love This Site Parenting Award? You have to register when you vote, but it only takes a second. (And it’s a great site to be registered at, anyway.) Thanks so much!

5. My friend Kellie is having an awesome giveaway you won’t want to miss! It’s a gift basket filled with the organic products she’s reviewing this month. Readers can enter via any of her posts on the various products. The deadline to enter is September 30th and the prize package is valued at over $100, so be sure and enter. I know I’m going to!

6. Some weekend reading, in case you’re interested: I’m over at Hearts at Home with a post about a love that shows and MothersClick talking about this quiet house.

7. I loved the comments you left on a post I wrote a while ago when I asked what made you laugh that week. So to kick off the weekend with a smile, here are a few of the comments:

Wendy at All in a Day’s Thought said: My girls were practicing their secret handshake in the back seats of the car and they shouted up to me to ask if Daddy and I had a secret handshake. It made me giggle.

Mahoney Musings said: My husband was playing a game on his blackberry and when he lost a man he said, “ARGGG!” Our three year old exclaimed, “Daddy! You’re not a pirate!”

Kirby3131 said: What a hoot! My niece, who imitates my sister better than she does, says… Now, let’s focus. She says that mainly to my mother (her grandmother) when she starts picking up the house and then wanders into another room and doesn’t come back right away. “Nana, now let’s focus!”

For more 7 Quick Takes, stop by Jennifer’s Conversion Diary.

Have a great weekend, everyone! I hope to see you back here for Mom-Monday!

Talk soon,


  1. The weather has still been fairly warm here as well, but this morning felt like a cool, crisp, fall morning. Have a great weekend!

  2. Genny, it is hot here too, IN NORTH DAKOTA! We've had upper 80s and low 90s all week. Our Summer was pretty cool though, And we know that winter is literally around the corner as we should get our first frost in just a few short weeks. I do not miss California heat, that is for sure!

  3. San Diego has one cool fall like day and then it went right back to summer… I will be checking back in to hear other describe their fall weather bc I sure wish we had some, too!!

  4. I thought we were heading toward fall when the temperature dropped last week, but now it's as hot as ever. I'm beginning to wonder if we'll *ever* get to pull out all those sweaters! Hope it cools down for you soon!

  5. I voted for you! And I entered Kellie's giveaway, too. Please return the favor, if you have a quick sec. My daughter's photoblog and I BOTH need your support in the Blogger's Choice Awards!

  6. So glad I'm not the only one who has there fall stuff out even though it's hot!

  7. I've been away for awhile.Praying all is well.Here is my new blog address:www.consideringitalljoy.comBlessings, Cindy

  8. It's still hot here in AZ. But we're "escaping" to CA & WA this weekend…I can't wait! :)stephanie@metropolitanmama.net

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