Friday Favorites

Oy with the poodles already. Summer has just flown by. While I haven't traveled too much this summer, this summer was busy between actually working all summer (missing that teacher life...), trying to do ALL the Philly summer things and...whomp whomp, studying for the GRE. BUT, I finally took the GRE last week and the next step of the application for graduate school can begin! I'm giving myself a challenge of actually trying to post more regularly on here, so we'll see how that goes. Working on some upcoming things, but as for now, here are some Friday Favorites!




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Y'all, two of the things I love most in this word are dancing and weddings. Even better is dancing AT weddings. This ballerina couple had their reception on stage at the theater where they perform, and this groom and his groomsman brought down the HOUSE with this routine. 

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Girl Scouts can earn a badge in Mental Health Awareness
As someone who works in the field of mental health, nothing is better than seeing this article highlighting positive promotions of mental health in the community, especially within an organization that works with younger girls. Educating girls around these issues begins to normalize that mental health is something we all deal with, even if we don't have a mental illness, helps to break down communication barriers and will hopefully give girls who need help access to resources. Right on, Girl Scouts

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Josh Groban sings Donald Trumps' Tweets
In the follow up to Josh's singing of Kanye's tweets, we get Trump Tweets sung by the voice of an angel. Now, I still fume when I remember that Trump is actually running for president (#notafan) but hearing his tweets, some of which are just ridiculous, sung by Josh Groban make them a little more bearable.


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Philadelphia Restaurant Week 


Philly, like many other cities, hosts a biannual restaurant week(s) that allows restaurants to set fixed menus with fixed prices so patrons can enjoy places they may not normally go to. Restaurant week is one of my favorite things to do in the city. It is so much fun dressing up, heading to a new (usually fancy) restaurant to sample some of its best cuisine. This year fall restaurant week was earlier due to the city basically shutting down for the Pope's visit next month. We hit up XIX Nineteen, which is on the 19th floor of the Hyatt at the Bellevue Hotel. The restaurant is GORGEOUS and definitely has the feel of an old 1920's ballroom, with high ceiling draped with pearl-shaped lights. We had three courses (including a dessert trio) before we headed out to take a picture on the balcony overlooking the city


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My Marriage is not a Fairy tale
Jackie Angel hits the ball out of the park with this one again. She keeps it incredibly real and highlights that marriage is real life.

Have a great weekend, y'all!