Friday Highlights

by Melissa on October 12, 2012

I’m going to start the day by first thanking everyone who commented on yesterday’s post about being our own critics. You’re awesome! (And it’s so sad that so many of us do it!) I also want to thank Tina for allowing me to guest post a Chicken Tikka Masala recipe on her blog as well! (That reminds me…I need to update my recipe page. Note to self.)

Anyways, I’ve had the privilege of seeing some of my posts pop up on some pretty fabulous blogs as part of the authors’ lists of favorite posts for the week, so I’m going to be paying it forward every week in my very own Friday Highlights.

This week’s must-reads.

There is nothing like sisterhood, and I have been blessed with two sisters that equal parts drive me nuts and fill my heart with love and friendship. Okay, maybe not 50/50. Maybe 30/70 as we get older. ;) Jolene wrote this post that pretty much sums it up. I love their friendships. Sisterfriends. Makes me smile.

Jess recently ran her first marathon (in Chicago!) with her husband Scott, and if you didn’t have a chance to read all of her posts during training, you’ve got to. At some point. They’re inspiring. After the marathon, her posts are enough to bring tears to your eyes….and make you want to run a marathon even if you’d never considered it before. Both her post on their emotions during the race and her post with pictures and snippets. Go read. This is what it’s all about.

Michele, NYCRunningMama, is a phenomenal runner…and a fabulous new mommy to a second little boy! She recently wrote a post on #whatisbeautiful, in her eyes, as part of an Under Armour campaign to redefine the female athlete and encourage women to share their fitness journeys and receive motivation, free gear, and support from UA along the way. I loved this post. I love her. It’s good stuff. :)

Kristin, who you all know as StuftMama, shared a mess load of spaghetti squash recipes recently, and ever since, I’ve been craving it. Craving it something big, actually…and who would have thought to eat it in a sweet recipe??

I love powerful, emotional reading. (What woman doesn’t?) Elena wrote a post that I’m not sure I could do any justice describing. Once Upon A Wig… it’s gorgeous.

Want to read some more great stuff? You can read anything on Ilene‘s blog. I love her writing style and sense of humor. She recently put on some big girl shoes. ;) It’s the perfect post about changes in life that may seem like nothing to some…but are something to someone. Change. Going out of our comfort zones. Loveliness.

Okay, and something funny. I just started reading The Runner Dad‘s blog. The first post I read was about poop. You KNOW it’s gonna be a good blog when…;)

{ 10 comments… read them below or add one }

Jess October 12, 2012 at 9:14 am

AW! Love this post — so many beautiful and fun bloggers in this list, I’m honored to be listed among such lovelies :-)

xoxo girl! happy weekend!


Christine @ Love, Life, Surf October 12, 2012 at 10:09 am

Loved these post this week. Michele’s was beautiful as were Jess and Jo’s. I have to check out Elena’s now and you know I can’t get enough of Ilene too!


jobo October 12, 2012 at 10:12 am

aww you SO get the sisterfriends thing, you and your sisters are such the same way!! Love you, thank you for sharing my post and such kind words about Jess’s marathon. Couldn’t have said it any better. worth the read!!! XO!


Runner Dad October 12, 2012 at 10:26 am

Wow! Thanks for the shoutout! And I’m glad you enjoyed the blog. New post today about showing your Dad some love…check it out!


Kierston October 12, 2012 at 10:34 am

Great round up, thanks!


Jenny @ simply be me October 12, 2012 at 12:43 pm

I love the reader round-up type of posts too because it allows me to discover blogs I otherwise might miss!


Abby @ BackAtSquareZero October 12, 2012 at 8:08 pm

Love catching up on posts I missed with no Internet for 5 days. Just got it back and am checking these all out. Thanks.


lindsay October 12, 2012 at 8:49 pm

such a great list! you know you are should include yourself each week. Youre my highlight!


Andrea October 14, 2012 at 8:55 pm

This is a great list! I just started looking at all of Stuft mama’s spaghetti squash concoctions and I must try them asap!!! Have you tried any? Let me know!! YUM!!


ilene October 20, 2012 at 8:59 pm

Thank you for the mention. I love your highlights! I am also addicted to Christine’s because there is always something great that I have missed!


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