Friday, February 24, 2012

Favorite Things Friday

Howdy, frans! 

TGIF. No, seriously. Thank frickin' goodness it's Friday. This week just seemed to drag by for me. I'm so happy it's the weekend! 

As you know.. Friday always brings along a sweet little list of my favorite things. This week, I'm going to do a blogger edition. 

1. Gentri Lee's interpretation of Effie Trinket from The Hunger Games. Seriously! Gentri just started Esthetician classes, and she's already pretty amazing. Just look at the makeup she did as she interpreted Effie Trinket. So cool, right? 
Oh, and just to add to the awesome-ness... she recently started doing a Friday feature where she shares some of the cool stuff she's learned at school. Like... about waxing her nose and that fun stuff. 
2. Anything from Erin at Living in Yellow. Guys... I don't know if you follow Erin, but if you don't... you probably should. I almost always leave her blog chuckling to myself. Plus, it helps that she's a fellow mac'n'cheese lover. 
3. Cecilia's toucan shoes. Now... I only follow like, 2 fashion blogs (mostly because I have no hope of ever being as fashionable as those people, so I choose to just give it up), but you know I love me a good pair of shoes. shoes = my drug. So when I saw these puppies on Dearest Lou, I was smitten. 
4. This post by mah friend B. at Different Paths, Same Destination. Okay, so you may have guessed that I am pretty passionate about loving the skin you're in. Hadn't guessed that? Oh, well... now you know. I'm not going to rant about it right now - I'll save you. I don't really have a picture... you just need to read it, because it's that good. 

5. The new "Pass it Forward" project by Ashley. You guys remember the movie Pay It Forward? Well, that's what this project reminds me of. It's such a cool idea. It's a simple way to brighten somebody's day (and maybe make you feel a little better in the process). There's this new website, www.spreadtheshine.com, and, according to Ashley, this is how it works:

Pass it Forward is designed around a card. Each card is given a unique ID number. Lets say we're at McDonalds, and I decide to pay for the person behind me in the drive through. I'd give the cashier the card, and tell them to pass it along to the next car when the give them the food that has been paid for. I then go home and log into the website that was on the card, and find my unique ID number. I log into it, and add my information... My first name, city, and a description of what I did....
Let's say the person behind me was you, you would pass it forward to someone else, and then would go home and do the same thing. From the very beginning, you will be able to track where your card goes, and how many people you affect just by doing one simple act of kindness.

This is what the card looks like, so be on the lookout for one of these puppies

So... there you go! Those are a few of my favorite things from the blogging world this week. 

13 comments:

Dearest Lou said...

Awe thanks for including my shoes you are too sweet! I was surprise to see my shoes on your blog I was reading and then... bam it hit me. Haha (: I think the makeup Gentri did is amazing I saw it earlier this evening (:

thobeka said...

I need those shoes!! Love the pass it forward idead

Sweet Tea In Sicily said...

I want those shoes!!! SO PRETTY! (I also love Erin! So funny..)

P.S. I tagged you in a blog award today! Check out my post to play along :)

xo,
Ash

Nikskie said...

that Pass It Forward card is a great idea. simple thing to spread kindness.

Lacy in the Sky with Diapers said...

ps I haven't read hunger games.. Can you believe that?!!

Michelle P said...

I love those shoes!

B said...

Oh my goodness! That's ME!! I'm so glad what I wrote had such a positive impact on you. (and hopefully some of your readers if they decide to check out what I've said.)

Seriously, I've got a huge smile on my face right now. Sometimes I can't believe the things I say have such an impact on someone. *blushes*

And Erin is freaking AWESOME. I love her blog. Love love love.

Kassi Mortensen said...

Yep, pretty much how I had Effie pictured... Before I saw the movie pics of course...

stephanie said...

gentri's makeup was amazing!! and those shoes are killer ; )

Alex Butts said...

Perfect day to use Howdy as a greeting since it's Go Texan Day, yeehawk!

Shalyn said...

Those SHOES! I am drooling... and I agree that Gentri's makeup work is to die for!

Gentri said...

Aaaaaaww!! Thank you so much for including me!! :D Made my night! LOVING cecilia's shoes!

Jenni Austria Germany said...

i want those toucan shoes!

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