Friday, June 13, 2014

Five Things Friday 6.13.14

Hi Everyone!

How was your week? Mine flew by! Here's a quick, fun post to round out our week!

So if you are avid reader of healthy living blogs I bet your screens have been plastered with many, many recaps of this year's Blend Retreat that happened last weekend. I am loving reading about everyone's experiences and their take on the weekend. I can't wait til next year when we travel to Boulder for Blend 2015! Read my first couple recaps here and here.

I won't have to wait a whole year to see some of my Blends, though. Only about 35 days actually! Tim is in a banking MBA program that meets during the summer in Boulder. This year Kaydin and I will be meeting up with him for a weekend and I'll also get to see some of my favorite Colorado girls at the same time! Yay for July!

If you don't want to wait til next May to get together with a bunch of fun bloggers, you should sign up for this year's Healthy Living Summit! It will be held September 11-14 in Madison, WI. I was lucky enough to be asked to be on a panel speaking on the topic of Maintaining a Healthy Family. I gotta say I am pretty flattered and proud that my name came up as someone to turn to for this topic and can speak about it well! It's a passion of mine to make sure my family is maintaining a healthy life and diet. Come to the session and learn more! I hope to see you there! Read my HLS 2013 recap here.

Little Free Library
So I mentioned a while back that I was partnering with Alpha Bits and Little Free Library to bring a library to our community. After many conversations with the Waukee parks staff, a conversation with Ankeny's park staff about their experience with their already installed libraries, and a presentation to the Waukee Parks Board at their May meeting, my library was approved to be installed at Ridge Point park in Waukee! I am so excited to get it up and running for the community to utilize.

Even more exciting is that I have an interview scheduled with WHO TV, Channel 13, this morning to talk about my blog and the library project! I'll be sure to share the link and article when it's available!

Alright, so turns out I only have four good things to share this week.

but one more.....hmmmm...

My garden!
It's doing pretty well! Last night I went out to weed and even found some veggies on the plants! I'm working on a full post about what we're planting and the process I used to get the garden built and the seeds in the ground. Stay tuned!

Linking up with Clare for 5 Things Friday.

Have a great weekend everyone!