FRIDAY FIVE.

FRIDAY FIVE.
Happy first Friday of October!  I know I am not the only one who can’t believe how fast time is flying.  Before we know it, it will be Christmas 😉
I’ve been working from home this week which has been a blessing because it’s allowed me to really take advantage of this fall weather.  I’ve been changing up locations a few times a day just so that I grab a coffee, or walk outside and enjoy the weather, and it means more time in the evenings to hang with my cute husband since I don’t have to commute.  
I hope the change of seasons has been treating you all just as well and that you have a wonderful weekend!

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ONE: Matt had friends in town for the Notre Dame football game.  While for the most part I let them do their thing and did my own (aka stayed home and read my book haha) it was fun going to the game with them and seeing them experience the traditions for the first time. 
TWO: The leaves have been starting to change on campus and I must say, it’s gorgeous!  It’s been the perfect combination: weather still in the 70’s (well by the end of the week it was in the 60’s) but leaves all over the ground.  Notre Dame, you might just make a fall-lover out of this summer girl!
THREE: Started another new book.  I have been on a kick lately and I love it.  The newest one in the queue: The Girl on the Train.  I’ve heard so many amazing things about it and though I am only a few pages in, I am totally hooked already!
FOUR: We have been getting the most incredible sunsets lately.  I’m talking all the blues, pinks, yellows, oranges, and purples you can imagine!  On all of our evening bike rides and walks around the lake lately I have had to make Matt stop so I can take pictures!  I have always loved sunsets, they’re like God’s paintings and the best reminder of the beauty of His creation right before bed.
FIVE: I worked out three times this week!!!  It seems like a miracle because this never happens and probably won’t ever again which is why I had to put this in writing haha.  But in reality it was 100% planned – see growing up my dad used to always tell us to “offer it up” whenever we were having a bad day or asked to do something we didn’t want to do and I never really got what he was talking about.  Since being married though, it has taken on new meaning.  Whenever Matt has something big like an exam or interview, I will try to give up something or do some little offering, and this week was a big interview week – hence the working out (which I hate even though I know it’s good for me).  Does anyone else offer things up?  I’m totally curious if my dad tricked me or if other people do this too!

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Favorite post of the week: Marble-Print Shirtdress
Best read from around the web: “Stop Treating Marriage like Damaged Goods” – loved this article!

Cool moment of the week: Being featured on the LiketoKnowit Instagram page!  Except that I then realized that I linked a sweater instead of my trench so yeah, that was majorly embarassing. 

Song of the week: Cake by the Ocean by DNCE aka Joe Jonas’ new band
  • Ahhh the Girl on the Train is so good! I can't wait to see what you think about it!
    ~~Megan~~
    http://www.poshprime.com

  • I have never heard of the "offer it up" saying before but it sounds super interesting! Congrats on the LTK feature again. You go girl!!!
    http://www.amemoryofus.com

  • I've never heard of offer it up in the way you described. I've heard it meaning "offer it up to God instead of holding onto it yourself." Good for you on the working out! I've heard good things about that book.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  • Thanks for featuring my post, gal! I'm glad it resonated with so many people this week – it's an important one to remember, if I can say so.
    Also, I'm so impressed by people who work out at ALL so the fact that you did that three times this week makes me feel like you're obviously a fitness goddess. Your blog is so lovely, by the way! Happy weekend 🙂

  • Loving all the NYC posts that are on Insta – and super hard to believe that the leaves are turning already!

    Morgan
    http://www.eenymeenyminymorgan.blogspot.com

  • That marriage article is so great and so true…loved reading it! And my Mom always says that too when things are tough… "offer it up". I used to get so annoyed with that when I was younger but now it makes so much more sense. So sweet of you to "offer it up" when Matt has something big going on…such a good idea (that I just may have to steal ;D).