Friday, November 1, 2013

Friday Favorites + Sponsor Spotlight

Happy Friday and welcome to another episode of Friday Favorites, plus a vlog. This one isn't 15 minutes like the last one, so hopefully it will be a little more bearable! Some of my favorite things from the week:

We didn't win the chili cook-off :(

Favorite posts:
As I mentioned in my vlog the Harry Potter link up was friggin fantastic! These were my favorites: Kate from The "Florkens" took a different approach and wrote about what lies behind the veil. Reminding us that the ones who love us, even though they have left the physical world, are never truly gone. The post definitely tugged at my heart strings.

I also LOVED Miranda's (from Young, and in Progress) take on the link up. She wrote a heartfelt letter to Harry and friends about the day she first read the book, and about how Harry Potter as a whole has been with her for 15 plus years. It gave me chills reading it!

Favorite tweets:
(it's been a while since I've posted tweets, so some of these may be a little old)

If there's anyone I hate in football, it's Steve Spurrier

Agreed. 100%. 

Well, I never think I want to get pregnant, but if I did, these thoughts would immediately follow.

Monster Mash by The Misfits on Grooveshark


Today I have Sara from Pearls and Curls answering a few questions! Sara was the first "big blog" I ever sponsored and we've been friends ever since, so I am so excited to introduce her today!

Tell us a little bit about yourself and your blog:
For starters, I'm a 20-something college girl and when I'm not in the classroom, I work as a nanny! I absolutely love my job and wouldn't trade it for anything else. I'm an avid reader, soccer & college basketball fan, and I can never pass up a new nail polish collection. My blog reflects all of the things going on in my life at the moment. I talk a lot about sports, rant & rave on certain topics, and really just post on whatever! It gets pretty random at times!

You are a HUGE soccer fan, how did you got into the sport and why you continue to watch today?

I started playing soccer when I was 4 years old! My parents wanted me to try many different sports and not push me into a certain one. After starting soccer, I went into gymnastics, tap & ballet, and figure skating. I stuck with figure skating for a long time but we ended up moving a considerable distance from the rink so it just wasn't an option anymore. After that, I went back to soccer and didn't stop playing until college! My dad was the one who really instilled my love of the sport. He spent many years stationed in Germany while in the Army and it was there that he learned all about it & became an avid fan himself! I watch today because I feel that it's extremely important to support not only the U.S. National Team but specifically women's soccer! After a few failed attempts at a league, the recent NWSL is very promising and looks to be here for the long haul. We have so many talented women soccer players & they deserve a chance to truly shine. Not to mention, these are the women that young girls look up to so we owe it to them to maintain support so that a league will be there for them when they get older.

Tell us all a little about your newest addition, Baron, and what made you choose adoption?
Ahh, I just love him so much! He's a 5 month old rednose Pitbull puppy and the center of our world! We chose adoption because all of our other animals were rescues and it's just very important to my family. The shelter he was adopted from is a kill-shelter and due to overcrowding, they were going to have to start another cycle of euthanizing dogs to make room for others coming in. Baron was on the critical list and needed to be adopted ASAP! 

We got there on that Sunday afternoon right when they opened to meet him & it was love at first sight! We're so happy to have him in our lives and I strongly urge others to consider animal adoption when thinking about adding a fur-baby to your household!

If you won a million dollars, what would you do with it?
I would definitely take care of my student loans, help my parents out with moving back to Kentucky, make a generous donation to St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital, and use the rest to jump start a new life in Seattle!

Lastly, share some of your favorite posts with all of us!
You can find a few of my favorite posts here, here, and here!

Go say hi to Sara! You can find her via:
Bloglovin' / Facebook / Instagram / Twitter / Pinterest


Melissa Suggitt said...

uh yeah we need to do that Harry Potter link up again! It was amazing :)

Anonymous said...


Also you're really pretty.


Margaret said...

I agree- your hair looks awesome. And I do love your accent- love all the southern-isms. Great vlog :)

brooke lyn said...

i'll still eat the chili even if you didn't win!

Kelly Louise said...

I lived in TN for a few months once and another one I heard a lot was "what all" and "who all". The "fixing" def confused me the first time I heard it!

Kerry @ Till Then Smile Often said...

I love the southern-isms too! I got teased a lot for my accent in college being from Mass, so I understand completely! I do love a southern accent though!

Morgan said...

Haha thanks for liking my tweet! And goodness, if they all think your accent is thick I don't know if I should do a video where they could hear mine!! Embarrassing....

Rebecca Jo said...

You have the sweetest little voice... I'm just LOUD :) I need to take your sweet touches... Oh, & wear cute cat ears :)

Jannatul Rahamoni said...

u play soccer!! that's so cool

MegNogged said...

Stumbled across your blog the other day and LOVE IT! I really hope you do the HP Link Up again - I'm so sad I missed it! Also, as far as things from the South, do you happen to put salted peanuts in Dr. Pepper?! Just recently visited family in Tennessee and they did that - so crazy!!

Christa at Forever Young said...

Totally get the Spurrier tweet! I hate him, too! Stopping by from the linkup!

Happy Monday!
Forever Young