Friday, March 26, 2010

Favorite Things Friday

I think I might be trying to do something here. I have been feeling very disorganized in my life lately and this might be an attempt to bring order from the chaos. So. I'm going to try to keep track of some favorite things I discover each week, whether it be an article, another blog post, a recipe, a craft, something that got me thinking, what-have-you, and then post them on Fridays.

We'll see how long this lasts, but I have high hopes for myself.

This week there were three things that were my very FAVORITE.

The first is this video. It's titled 'The Future of Publishing.' If any of you now want to run because that sounds super boring I don't blame you, but DON'T GIVE IN! I saw this video posted on about 2000 other blogs (not really, it was about 4) before I finally decided to go ahead and watch it and it CHANGED MY LIFE. If you're into books, writing, reading, etc. you are probably (hopefully) going to love this. If you're not, I hope you appreciate it for the sheer creativity that there is to its design.

Seriously, it's one of the most unique, creative things I've ever seen. It's like I just watched an amazing movie and there is a huge twist at the end that you don't see coming and when you realize it's there it's BRILLIANT. I'll stop talking this up in case you hate it. But it's neat.

Now onto FAVORITE #2

My sweet friend Holly who is brilliant and always has great thoughts on books to read recommended 'The Year of Living Biblically.' Has anyone else read it? I LOVED it. He has a really interesting perspective on the Bible, and it was fascinating following him on his journey through the bible and hearing his thoughts on the laws, the purpose of them, and his view on God. I finished the book this week and really enjoyed it. If anyone is looking for a next good book, check it out!

And lastly, FAVORITE #3

These yummy amazing delicious HEALTHY Pumpkin-Oat Muffins. The best part? They're super easy.

Drumroll, please.

1 Cup whole wheat flour
1/3 Cup all-purpose flour
1/2 Cup Rolled Oats
1/4 Cup Splenda
1/4 Cup Sugar
2 Tbs Honey
1 tsp Baking Soda
1 tsp Cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon Nutmeg
1/2 Cup Unsweetened Applesauce
2 eggs
1 Cup canned pumpkin

1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees

2. In a large bowl, combine the dry ingredients: flour, oats, sugar, baking soda, cinnamon, and nutmeg

3. Add applesauce, eggs, and pumpkin- mix until just combined.

4. Pour into greased muffin tin and bake for 30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

I served these with another equally yummy and delicious Butternut Squash and Pumpkin Soup that I'll probably post the recipe to next week.

Hope y'all like these muffins... they are Epic.



  1. Sarah.... THIS WAS AMAZING.. and you are thinking, did she really make the muffins? Oh... she must have watched the video - YUP - that video I LOVED LOVED LOVED. Can I post it on my blog next week - I'll give you full credit! Brilliant! Thanks.

    My Wonderfully Dysfunctional Blog

  2. I'm SO glad you watched it! It's phenomenal, huh? Absolutely put this on your blog- I would love for more people to see it; I really think it is so creative.

    P.S. love your new blog format; so fun!

  3. i dig your favorite things friday idea! i shall return.

  4. i just tried to leave a comment and it deleted it. full of really nice things. basically said you are a great writer, funny, insightful, and easy-to-read. love it. didn't even know your blog was active until middle sister told me so - love it and check it like every single day.

  5. Hey, thanks for the shoutout! :) glad you enjoyed my review, and the book. Interesting aside: the "intern/slave" he takes on in his book goes on to write his own interesting book about his semester as an "exchange student" at Liberty University. Quite intriguing as well, the lessons he takes away. It's called The Unlikely Disciple if you are interested :)