A Few Friday Favorites – 08.24.12

– If you’ve heard that Mo Isom, the goalie for LSU’s women’s soccer team (and last year’s LSU Homecoming Queen), wants to be a kicker on the Tigers’ football team, you may have wondered why in the world she’d do such a thing. To be honest, I’ve wondered that, too. But then I read a Grantland article called “Let It Fly.” And oh my goodness. I am absolutely blown away by her courage. What a testimony.

– If you have ever lived in Alabama, you might need to order one of these dishtowels. Because they are adorable. (via)

– Sometimes I read something and then can’t get it out of my head. That’s precisely what happened with a post that Shaun wrote a couple of days ago. It’s stayed with me for sure.

– I love the trend of colored jeans, but I do not love the trend of super skinny jeans (they look darlin’ on other people, but as for me and my calves, we need ourselves a bootcut). Anyway, way back at the beginning of the summer, Melanie told me that Old Navy had some colored jeans with a flare, and I immediately ordered them. They are really comfortable, and I just saw that they’re on big-time sale. So here you go.

– As many of you probably know by now, Lysa TerKeurst has a new book out this week. It’s called Unglued: Making Wise Choices in the Midst of Raw Emotions. I’d love to be able to say that I rarely lose my cool and therefore can’t relate to Unglued at all, but that would be a big fat lie. So if you’re looking for better ways to deal with some of the stuff that you typically don’t like to deal with (in my case: anger), you might want to check out what Lysa has to say.

– Now. How about we add some levity to these bloggy proceedings?

I know. I KNOW. You’ve heard it here before. But I still have to listen to it at least once a day. It delights me.

Have a great weekend, everybody.

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  1. Wow, this post is full of great info. I am going to have to read that post by Shaun a fee more times. This Alabama girl, who recently moved from SoCal to the Florida Panhandle definitely needs one of those dishtowels for my new house. Now I am going to go back and read the article about the soccer player turned football kicker and hopefully get some shut eye! Happy, as always, to see a post from you. My comments may be few, but I read often.

  2. Leigh Ehrhardt says:

    Oh, Sophie, thanks for the link to the Grantland article about Mo Isom! Wow! Do you know if she made the team?

  3. Thank you for sharing that Grantland article. What an amazing young woman!

  4. Ok so crazy story . . . Mo Isom was on my little sister’s soccer team all through high school, and her dad was our parents’ lawyer and friend so we knew their family well. . . anyways, it totally tripped me out to see her name here this morning :-)

  5. I’m trying to find out how Mo did! So far, nothing in the Google. Thanks for sharing this with us!

  6. Thanks for the good reads -yours and those you shared. Me and my calves love the flare (and flair) of the colored boot cut jeans, but finding the boots to fit my calves to go with the boot cut jeans is treacherous. Happy Friday!

  7. What precious towels!! You are so kind to share with us!!
    Please come get a free 30 minute foot reflexology session with me! My office is in Pelham & I feel like I know you already!! You make my day with this blog of yours & it would be my honor!
    Have a blessed Friday!!!

  8. That video is just hilarious.

  9. Carrie Hollon says:

    have you watched/listened to the video of the flute playing that song? And the “duet” of the sax and the flute? Equally hilarious. I pretty much lose it and do the ugly laugh that turns into the ugly cry when I sit and listen to them. :)

  10. I LOVE the article about Mo Isom. So impressed by her guts and love for Jesus. Hope she kicks some butt and makes the team.

  11. Mo is AWESOME!! WOW. Thank you for sharing this inspiration today.

  12. Just saw this tweet from Mo:

    Mo Isom‏@MoIsom

    I am heartbroken, but my head is held high. Knowing I gave everything I had is the greatest victory. Unending thanks to my LSU football fam.

    What a great gal! I’m heartbroken too!

  13. Thanks for this… you’ve now filled my afternoon reading allotment. :) Seriously though, great stuff to read so thank you.

  14. The Old Navy tip was much appreciated. I tried colored/ straight legged jeans for about a minute. I looked like a lost cast member for Peter Pan or Will Farrell in Elf. The mental picture still haunts me.


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