Friday, June 12

friday favorites: let it grow, let it grow, let it grow

Hello Sweet Friends!

Anyone else as excited to see Friday as I am? I know the past few weeks have been covered with God's grace and perfect timing, but they have also left me exhausted.

As most of you know, my father passed away a little over three weeks ago. Then last weekend, our family said goodbye to my Farmer's grandfather. In the midst of these trials and in an effort to keep myself distracted during my spare time, I've immersed myself into making the gardens perfect and purging toys and clothes. I think the constant motion has finally caught up with me, and I'm ready for a weekend to relax and decompress.

So, on deck for the weekend is The Giver of Stars, a couple of good runs, and a whole lot of porch sitting. But first, let's kick it off with a few favorites from the week.

It was hot and dry for several days in a row here in Kentucky. That's the perfect condition for working in the hay. Anyone else love the smell of fresh cut hay??


My lilies are in full bloom. I find them so vibrant and encouraging. I love taking a quick walk in the mornings to see how they and everything else is growing.


The garden is really coming along. Potatoes are starting to bloom, beans are beginning to vine, and a few small peppers have appeared. Let it grow, let it grow, let it grow!


I finished the The Heist. I was looking for something light and easy to listen to while I do chores around the house and during my runs. This was perfect for both. I will definitely listen to the second in the series.

The Heist (Fox and O'Hare Series, Book 1)

I saw this on Facebook and thought it'd be fun to share my answers and hear what yours would be. If I were on a deserted island with one book, it would be Pretense by Lori Wick. With one kind of food, it would be Italian - pizza and pasta are my favorites. And with one TV series, it would most definitely be Gilmore Girls. How about you?


And in case you missed it, I shared my heart earlier this week on the joys and struggles of motherhood. Stop over and check it out. I'd love to know if you can relate.

Happy Weekend, Friends!

Linking up with Erika | Friday Favorites

~Trista~

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11 comments:

  1. Ahhh! That garden is gonna be amazing!!

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  2. I don't think there is a better smell in the then freshly cut hay! I always said Yankee Candle should market that. I have found 2 good substitutes: they do may a Green Grass scent, which is pretty and clean. Hobby Lobby had a similar (and better) one - but I haven't been able to find it lately... Something like fresh cut grass..... We need one that smells even more hay-y!

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    1. I didn’t even know they tried to mimic the smell in a candle. I’ll have to keep my eyes open next time I’m at those stores because you really can’t beat that smell.

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  3. Again, so sorry for your losses. A nice, relaxing weekend sounds wonderful. It is so hard for me to answer your deserted island question - I don't really have favorites. I guess I'd say book - Outlander. I own it and want to read it. It's just so large and I haven't had the motivation to start it. Food - Chinese takeout or chips w/guacamole and salsa. TV Series - Grey's Anatomy. I'd love to rewatch the series from the beginning and there are a LOT of episodes to keep me busy! Have a great weekend!

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  4. I am so sorry for your family's losses - thinking of you guys during this time! I love the garden - every spring and summer I wish we had one! xo, Biana BlovedBoston

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  5. Still thinking and praying for your family. Hugs, friend!

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  6. I'm so sorry for your loss, especially during this time. Thank you for this awesome prompt! I'm definitely with you on the pizza.. that's pretty much all I would need! For show I would have to choose The Office, and for the book The Count of Monte Cristo!

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  7. So sorry to hear all that your family has been going through, you guys are in my prayers and sending lots of hugs. I can't wait to see how your amazing garden turns out <3

    Green Fashionista

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  8. Sweet friend, I am so sorry to read about the loss of your father and your Farmer's grandfather. We have lost 3 family members in a period of 3 weeks. I know death is part of life, but right now it seems especially difficult because we are losing are dying alone without loved ones beside them. So sad. Prayers for your comfort and peace.
    I need to check out where you guys live. Love the photos of your wide open space. I live in El Paso, Texas and we have mountains in every direction.

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  9. Your garden looks great. It is definitely coming along. I am sorry to hear about your Farmer's grandfather. Too much loss recently. Sending you hugs.

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  10. I'm really sorry for your loss, Trista. Sending you lots of love.
    Your beautiful lilies brighten these grey days.

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