Thursday, November 13, 2014

Fridays Unfolded: The Dawning of Winter

This week it began.

The finality of life
The end of fall
The beginning of the season
That undoes us all.

I know death always brings life and the freezing temperatures, fat socks and toasty fires.  I know there is beauty in the season.  Although the older I get, the more I grieve over the passing of life and the long, cold days ahead.

But there are coffee dates with friends where strangers are nice to your children.  There are peppermint mochas and Christmas trees and presents and glee and warmth and love and books and yarn.  There are hot ovens and hot cookies and hot cocoa.  There are epiphanies about my ministry at home that move in with the frost the same as with the sun.

There is redemption even in the coldest and darkest of days.

And there are always Fridays. The day where the anticipation of nothingness or bustling activity rests.

It's time again to share what unfolded in your week, in your home, in your family.  I have really enjoyed reading your blogs this week and getting to know some of you.  I love how different each of you are from each other and from me.  Just as the snowflake's beauty is one of unique splendor, so your creativity is the sweet piece of you that you share with the world.

Some features from last week:

This salad from My Sweet Mission looks amazing.  I think if I could take pictures of food that made it look this good, my kids might be more inclined to eat the uknown things I put before them.

This journal posted by Amy at Delineate Your Dwelling is genius.  I already have it in my Amazon cart and am excited about this.  And while we're here, let's just say the word "delineate" again.  It's one of my favorites.

And last but not least, there is this adorable headband posted by my friend Liz over at The Quick Journey.  I have the privilege of knowing this lady in person and can speak to the fact that her home, her creations, and her children are just as sweet as they look online.

So that's it for me.  What about you?  What unfolded for you this week?  

How it works:

  • follow your hostesses in some way 

  • link up as many posts as you like-recipes, decorating, faith, kids, homeschooling, humor, giveaways…whatever unfolded for you lately
  • grab the button and post it or linked text somewhere on your blog
  • visit a few links (it’s a party, people!)
  • pin only from the original posts
  • by joining Fridays Unfolded you are giving us permission to post a linked photo from your shared post
  • try to use nice, big photos in your posts.


  1. you are too sweet, tia!!! thanks for the feature! muah!!!

  2. Hello cute lady! I love stopping by your party each week. Thank you for hosting. Please stop by our party that starts tonight at 7 pm. We would really appreciate it.
    Happy Monday! Lou Lou Girls

  3. "...because words are how I make sense out of life and run-on sentences are, as far as I'm concerned, a perfectly acceptable form of therapy." Yup, I get you. I am your newest follower.
    Cheryl (