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Friday, August 16, 2013

Hello Friday!

Happy Friday!

Linking up with Lauren :)

one:: I can honestly say I haven't used my 3 years of Japanese language studies much since college.  But the opportunity arose last Saturday when I was honored to give a nomination speech for a dear friend of mine running for vice president of Kiwanis International.  Her convention where her voting will take place is in Toyko next summer so I thought an intro in Japanese seemed fitting! I have to admit, I needed to brush up a bit anyways :)

two:: We spent last weekend in Des Moines with family friends while also attending the NE-IA district Kiwanis Convention.  This convention always falls on my mom's birthday - so of course we had to celebrate with a birthday lunch at PF Changs and then some shopping afterwards!

three:: So this happened.  I am so lucky to have such amazing gluten free companies - I'm beginning a new partnership with Udi's Gluten Free.  They sent me an ENORMOUS box of goodies to review!  So many new products and flavor variations - many posts to come!  *it's too much work to get photos without a cat in them...Kevin loves gluten free treats, he was excited as I was!

four:: Still working away on painting bowls for the Empty Bowls event by the Foodbank for the Heartland.  I think I only have about 100 left to paint!  Thanks to all my friends who have stepped in to help along the way :)

five:: My mom came to town for a mommy and me day!  We had lunch and crafted all afternoon.  Thanks to her awesome upholstery skills - we recovered all my dining rooms chairs.  The left one is the before and the new one is the beautiful blue floral print!  I can't believe how much this perked up my dinning room!! 

How was your week?  Link up and share!!  :)

Always, J