I Heart Fridays (and frankly, who doesn't?)

"You were given life; it is your duty (and also your entitlement as a human being) to find something beautiful within life, no matter how slight."
- Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat Pray Love

I'm so proud of us because...we survived another work week! If that doesn't merit some sort of happy dance or celebratory drink with an umbrella, I don't know what does.

For some reason, I feel compelled to congratulate all of us for making it to Friday, because honestly, I was beginning to wonder if this week was ever going to end. Yes, sweet blog friends, it has been one of those weeks. When it rains, it pours, right? Oh well, I'm alive and happy and greatly looking forward to the next couple of days of weekend bliss.

My plans?

I'm so glad you asked.

As soon as the clock strikes five (or the emails stop pouring in, whichever comes first), I'm heading home from work and gearing up for some Eat, Pray, Love action. Two words: Cannot. Wait.

I read this book a about a year ago and wished upon many a non-shooting star that they would make it into a movie. Apparently the folks at Columbia Pictures heard my prayers (and the prayers of 2.1 million other women) and tonight I will finally see the book come to life on the big screen. I've purposefully tried to keep an open mind and steer clear of any internet spoilers, so I just hope it is as good as the book. Or at the very least, that it doesn't make me resent Julia Robers. *Fingers crossed*

Saturday, I'm attending a Vinyasa yoga class at 8:30 a.m., (yes, you read that correctly), at a new place in downtown Bentonville. The name of the place is Yoga-Story, which I'll admit, sounds a little hippy-dippy-trippy. And coincidentally enough, hippy-dippy-trippy is my preferred style of yoga studios : ) I'll give you a full play-by-play of the yogatastic morning on Monday, if I'm still moving and functioning.

What's a girl to do after a morning full of sun salutations? Why hit the stores for end of summer sales, of course!

And I think I'll take my girl Dee along for the retail ride. I tell y'all, there is nothing more precious than time spent with your best girlfriend while sifting through racks of summer markdowns at Maude and laughing til you cry at some random joke or story from the previous week.Warms my heart just thinking about it.

After church Sunday, I'm going to try my hand at a new recipe for Blueberry Crumble Bars. I found the recipe here and think blueberries and crispy, buttery goodness might be just what I need to fix my soul after the insanity of this week.

I guess that about wraps it up. What are you girls (and boys) planning to do this weekend? Anyone else going to see Eat, Pray, Love?

Be blessed, lovelies-

Photo credits: IMDB, Smitten Kitchen


  1. So jealous! I'm dying to see it!I hope the movie doesn't disappoint! I always like to read books first because the movies seem to leave out so much! I've had the last two days off and it's been glorious, even though I've been scrubbing the house for an in-laws visit this weekend. Have a great weekend!

  2. I want to see that movie, too...but I need to read the book first!

    I'm with you on this week...its been awful. But my weekend is looking bright, so no complaints here!

  3. TIM MCGRAW!!! whoa, sorry... i mean i'm going to the tim mcgraw concert on saturday and i.can't.wait! whoop whoop! and that yoga class sounds awesome! i just started hot yoga (AND I'M OBSESSED) so i'm excited to be able to venture out into other types of yoga someday! have a great weekend! XO ...ps, i'll need a full report of the movie AND those blueberry amazingness that i see above!

  4. Cant wait to hear about how you like the movie. I haven't seen it and am dying too :)

  5. I want to see the movie. I still haven't read the book. Those blueberry crumbles look amazing!!! Yum! Have a great weekend!

  6. I'm reading this book right now! I can't wait til I finish it so I can watch the movie!!


  7. I can't wait to hear how you like the movie and hte dessert!! YUM!

  8. I'm seeing Eat Pray Love on Sunday with my favorite girls... and I CANNOT WAIT!! Hope you love it!

    And I started taking Vinyasa yoga about 3 months ago. I hate it and love it at the same time- it kicks my butt but I know it's good for me... and when it's finally done, I do feel better!!

    Happy weekend to you!

  9. I've heard only good things about this movie, so I'm really digging it! Have a fab weekend, girl! xoxo

  10. I have not read the book and it is definitely on my to-read list! Those blueberry crumbles look heavenly!

  11. I'm so excited to read this book! I can't believe I haven't read it yet but my book club is reading it for the month of August. I just started it last night.

    By the way, I just spotlighted your blog on Spotlight Saturday


    Love your blog!

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  13. I can't wait to see the movie! Have a great weekend!

  14. I really want to see it, but I heard it was super slow!

  15. I really want to see this movie! It looks good.

    I found you through Survey Junkie's Linkup! Have a great weekend.

  16. I hope we get to see pics of those blueberry crumble bars! Yum!

  17. i want to see eat pray love too.

  18. Hope you enjoyed the movie! I'm waiting to see the movie till I finish the book!

  19. I saw Eat Pray Love Fri night and I loved it! Still haven't finished the book but the movie is good.


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