Big Reveals, Longings Fulfilled, & Saving for Laters {Masterpiece Weekend}

These weekend features are to remind us of all of the INGs of life. The Watching, the Listening, the Hoping. The things that make your heart sit up and take notice, or simply take up room in your head all week.

Masterpiece Weekend

This week? It’s simple: the Revealing, the Longing, and the Saving. It’s a sandwich of sorts. Meaningless chatter, thoughtful part, more meaningless chatter. Up first?

the REVEALING

I have to tell you. I’m a sucker for a good before and after. Whether it’s a weight loss story, new haircut, or a paint job on an old piece of furniture — I’m hooked. Show me the new creation! I love the big reveal. I think that’s why I’ve been loving Makeover Mondays over at MaskCara. Go ahead and see if you can look at just one. I triple-dog dare you.

the LONGING

This week my older girls and I attended two showers. One for a dear friend having her first baby after waiting a long time to become a mama. And the other for a dear friend adopting two daughters internationally. Both spent years longing for the fruit of their wait. Will the wait ever end? And it’s here. The finish line is in sight and they’re making their way to the end of the longing, and back to a different beginning. It’s really just so beautiful.

the SAVING

There’s this thing I do each week. Whenever I come across an article I want to read, a recipe I want to try, a tip I want to employ, or a video I want to watch, I open it in the browser on my iPad and save it for the weekend. I rarely take time (or have time) to look at all the things I want to when I want to, so this has become the perfect solution. Do you want to know what’s on the docket from this week? Me too. Let’s see:

20 Inspiring Pinterest Boards for Designing and Organizing Homeschool Spaces – We don’t have a dedicated homeschool room anymore, since all the bedrooms are filled up with people. But I’m looking forward to perusing these ideas to better use our space.

She Speaks Conference Schedule – Anne-Renee and I will be traveling to North Carolina next week to attend She Speaks! I keep looking at this schedule pinching myself in disbelief that we get to go do this again. It’s our Disneyland.

What Would Your State Look Like If It Was Made Out of Legos?  – I saved this under the guise of wanting to show it to my kids, but really it’s for me.

40 Genius Travel Tips That Will Change Your Life Forever – Because of the aforementioned trip. I did peek at it already, and I did learn a thing or two. Like storing ear buds and cords in a glasses case in your carry on? Genius.

DIY Hair Growth SerumAhem. The hair loss after giving birth to five babies has been atrocious. I’m still waiting for it all to find it’s way back home. Help, DIY Hair Growth Serum.

On Daughters and Dating: How to Intimidate Suitors – No explanation needed.

What’s on your “to be read” list this weekend? I’d love to hear.

MW 7-18-14 collage

This weekend, I pray the ING’s of life surrounding you and yours bring a smile to your face. Happy Weekend!

Amanda Bacon
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Amanda Bacon

Amanda is the mother of eight kids through birth and adoption and has been married for eighteen years to the most helpful man on the planet. She is an encouraging voice for moms everywhere through the written and spoken word. In addition to The Masterpiece Mom blog and podcast, she also writes at AmandaBacon.com and is over the top in love with Instagram (@amanda_baconbits). Come over and say hi!
Amanda Bacon
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About Amanda Bacon

Amanda is the mother of eight kids through birth and adoption and has been married for eighteen years to the most helpful man on the planet. She is an encouraging voice for moms everywhere through the written and spoken word. In addition to The Masterpiece Mom blog and podcast, she also writes at AmandaBacon.com and is over the top in love with Instagram (@amanda_baconbits). Come over and say hi!

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