Friday Finds: Summer Neutrals

1. Safavieh PAT7013A Vernon Rocking Chair
2. KOUBOO 1050029 Wicker Pear Pendant Lamp
3. Whole House Worlds The Grand Tour Golden Hammered Table
4. Modernica Ceramic Small Bullet Planter | White /
5. Woven Nook Decorative Throw Pillow Covers Only Set of 4 
6. Baxton Studio Letterio White Cradle Chair
7. Safavieh Hudson Shag Collection 
8. Rose Home Fashion Blackout Thermal Insulated Curtain 
9. Tall White Ceramic Vase for Flowers | Amazon 

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How It All Went Down

On Thursdays I post from the vault. This post is from May 2008.

Okay, so I guess I should elaborate on the Dreadlock Disaster. My cryptic post yesterday was all my could muster in the midst of my grief. Yeah, that's right, grief. Stop rolling your eyes. I'm not being overdramatic. I would never do that.

So step one was that I tried to convince Jafta that we would just cut his dreadlocks shorter. That seemed like a win-win to me. I gave them a good trim, but I didn't have a clue what I was doing. The dreadlocks started getting puffy at the tip where I cut them. They were uneven and crazy looking. Mark said he looked like Kid from Kid-N-Play. I hated it, and Jafta wasn't happy either.

So all day long he was walking around, feeling his hair, and whining, "oh no! I still have dreadlocks!" Like he discovered this for the first time every few minutes. (He MIGHT be a smidge overdramatic too).

I finally relented and we made an appointment at the barber. They came off. Every last one of them. Jafta is elated, and pointing out his buzzcut to everyone he sees. Mommy is sad.

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Wednesday's Child: AJ

Every Wednesday I feature a child recently highlighted by a local Wednesday's Child newscast to share the stories of children from around the country who are waiting for a family. My hope is that this can broaden exposure for the children highlighted, but also serve as a reminder that these children represent thousands of children currently in the foster-care system. Perhaps their stories will inspire you to consider opening your home to a child needing a family. For more information and to learn about other waiting children, visit AdoptUsKids.

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We are chatting with Jamie Wright, author of the new book The Very Worst Missionary, about her experience uprooting her family to Costa Rica, the trials of finding healthcare when you don’t speak the language, an unfortunate incident of sitting in monkey pee, and what Jamie learned about how (and how not) to help others.
Sarah also discusses smudging her new house with sage, and Kristen reveals concerns around her recent mammogram results.
In this episode we also talk about:

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Life Lately

Happy Father’s Day to the man who gave me my irreverence, my love for Haiti, my sense of humor, and my willingness to share embarrassing stories in public spaces. 😂😂

THIS SHOW THOUGH. What an incredible portrayal of empathy and love. The first episode of the new season is a must-watch for all Christians. I’ve been forcing my kids to watch but according to India’s Instagram she doesn’t mind. ❤️❤️

Thanks @raisingself for basically outlining my life plan for me today. Grateful for smart boss-lady friends.

Is it bad that my first thought upon seeing this neighborhood post is “please don’t let it be my kid?” 😂😂
(It wasn’t.)

t’s rare to find that friend who shares your sarcasm, your overdeveloped sense of justice, and also your love of adventure ... who, when you say, “We have a five hour layover in Shanghai, we should see the Great Wall” is totally game. I got to chat with @jamiethevwm for our latest episode of @selfiepodcast and like our friendship, it’s all over the map. Missions. Hot doctors. Money pee. Take a listen at the link in my profile.

😭😭 these get me every time ....

A group of kids were sitting on my lawn waiting for my kids to finish dinner so I just invited them in. I pretend to be annoyed but in reality this was my house growing up and it’s the house I wanted to create for my kids. Love this neighborhood and the band of roving kids.

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