I'm linking up with these lovely ladies-- April, Natasha, Christina, and Darci for Five on Friday!
Here we go!
Deepest Appreciation-- I shared this post on Wednesday and was overwhelmed by the kind comments and, especially, the emails of people sharing their own stories, offering to pray for us, and just sending positive thoughts our way. I'm working on responding to each and every one because it just means the world to me. What a blessing this blogging community has been! It felt so good to put it out there, and we didn't even know how perfect the timing was with Pregnancy & Infant Loss Remembrance Day being this week. Cheers to healing steps forward.
Blog Revamp-- I have been wanting to revamp my blog for quite a while now and finally bit the bullet and did it! I started my blog not too long after I graduated college, and I feel like I've grown up so much since then. I wanted something that was a little more reflective of who I am now. But, my sentimental self didn't want to totally give up the old. I threw around a TON of different ideas for a new blog name and feel like I found a perfect fit with Lu & Co. I'm sticking true to my blogging roots with the "Lu" but also recognizing that huge part of this blog is the rest of me--my family, my friends, etc. (hence the Co.). Plus, I'm looking forward and know the direction that I want my life to go in, which is to start a family. I hope my Co. takes on a whole new meaning in the near future! I worked with the amazing Daphne from The Dutch Lady Designs and was so in love with the custom design she created. I could not have had a better experience and highly recommend her!
Pumpkining-- I'm pretty sure I just invented a new fall verb. One of my teacher besties, Lauren, hosted a pumpkin decorating get-together last night, and it was such a fun evening. The weather actually felt like fall weather, and it was the perfect mix of good company, good food, and good times. I'm quite proud of my baby pumpkin with its gold, glitter top (cuter in person than in the pics!)--thanks to the fab idea and glitter contribution of one of my other teacher bests, Amy!. And, Kyle did an awesome job on our Harry Potter pumpkin (I can only take credit for helping with the lightening strike!). I just love pumpkins and cooler weather and pretty much all things fall. Happy sigh.
Breakfast Yummy-- So, you know how I said last week that we were starting the Whole 30? Welp, that didn't quite entirely happen, but we did try a recipe for an amazing Whole 30 breakfast quiche, and it is honestly so delicious. I love things that are healthy but don't sacrifice in the taste department! I have been telling everyone about it all week, and now I'm telling you--go make you some right now!
Must-Read-- I blew through The Husband's Secret this past weekend while I was resting my poor, sick self on the couch! The way I know if a book is good is if it makes me want to skip to the ending to find out right away. Confession--sometimes I even do! It's almost like I have to read the ending just so I can actually do what I need to do each day instead of putting everything off to finish the book! Once I know the ending, I can take my sweet little time getting there! Please tell me I'm not the only one who does this?
Happy Friday, friends!