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5 Things I’m Loving This Week

5 Things I'm Loving This Week

1. Periscope

I kind of felt like breaking up with Periscope after Katch shut down and there was no easy way to save broadcasts (they would disappear after 24 hours!). But Periscope wooed me back again by making it possible to save broadcasts forever on the app itself.

So if you’ve not checked out Periscope yet, it’s better than ever and I’m back in love with it again. I am giving myself grace to not be tied down to scoping at the same time every day right now, but I’m mostly finding that I’m hopping on every afternoon sometime between 2 and 3:30 p.m. Central time.

I’d love for you to join me there or watch some of the broadcasts from this past week. It’s such a fun way to connect on a much more personal level. I’m also experimenting with Facebook Live, as well. Here’s a recent broadcast I did on my favorite things to bring on every trip.


2. Downton Abbey

We finally finished watching the final season of Downton Abbey and I was so happy that it ended well… but I will miss the show! It’s one of the few shows that I’ve ever watched every single season of and loved pretty much every single one.

There are a few somewhat edge-y things in it here and there, but overall, it was very well done and such a great series. It took us at least 4-5 episodes to get into, though, so if you’re one of the few people on the planet who hasn’t watched it, do keep that in mind.

5 Things I'm Loving This Week

3. She Reads Truth

I know I’ve mentioned She Reads Truth multiple times before, but I just have to mention it again! We’re finishing up Proverbs right now and gearing up to start Acts as the summer study. I glean so much from these studies and love starting my day with them.

5 Things I'm Loving This Week

4. Pushing Myself in Weight-Lifting

I had 5 really, really intense workouts this week and it felt so good. (Okay, who am I kidding? I was also crazy sore. But it hurt so good! :))

As I told you earlier this week, it feels amazing to be regularly working out again. (Missed my post on how I’m making time for working out? Read it here.)

5 Things I'm Loving This Week

5. A Cartoon That Made Me Laugh

Jesse found the above cartoon earlier this week on Facebook and we got a good laugh over it… so I just had to share it here in case you needed a smile, too! 😉

What are YOU loving this week? Tell us in the comments.

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  • Rebecca says:

    Have you seen When Calls the Heart? It’s a Hallmark Channel series. It’s family friendly.

    I’m loving and thanking God everyday that I finally have a job that I love and that is teaching me so much. Plus I am gaining confidence everyday. I actually repaired a part in a computer. It’s a long story but the short of it is that I didn’t get the job that I interviewed for so I asked if they would consider an internship so I could get experience and they said yes! I’m praying it goes permanent but right now I am so glad it’s something.

  • I watched the first few seasons of Downton and I loved it! Hubby isn’t a fan, so I have trouble finding the time to watch it.

    I’ve been trying to gather the nerve to try out Facebook Live. If I ever do, then maybe I can graduate to Periscope. I’m glad they solved the Katch problem. That seemed to be causing trouble for many people.

  • Victoria says:

    Have not watched Downtown Abby. I am more of a home renovation show gal though.

    Things I am Loving This Week

    1. An overnight camping trip with the hubby to celebrate our anniversary.

    2. Ice -cream outing with the whole family to celebrate the last day of school.

    3. Summer break! Although we homeschool summer break means my redhead runner (a teacher) is more available to run whenever.

    4. 4 truck loads of stuff out of my house in preparation for a big yard sale the end of the week. (possibly more depending how ambitious I get this week)

    5. Aldi organic dark chocolate–so yummy! Especially dipped in peanut butter.

  • Rosanna says:

    I LOVE that you are finding time to workout together with your husband!

    Five things I’m loving:
    1) We got rain for three days straight this week and we needed it so badly because it was very dry.
    2) Sunshine today because I am really all about the sunshine.
    3) A Sunday Afternoon Bike Ride with my Middle Child. (I’ve been intentionally picking one child each Sunday to walk, bike, or run with)
    4) Date Day to the City on Saturday with my awesome hubby.
    5) A New Routine that has allowed me to read a few pages each morning and a little more each afternoon. I’ve finished two books, recently, and am learning so much.

    Have a great week, Crystal!

  • Downton is one of my all-time favorite shows! I’m actually re-watching the series. Amazing, amazing show.

    I’m loving all the love and support I’ve gotten from my friends and family, particularly my church family, since my father passed away about 3 weeks ago. It’s been incredible.

    We had our first campfire of the year last night. It was wonderful sitting around talking and laughing and eating s’mores. Just one of those magic family moments you wish would never end.

    I’m getting back into cross stitching. I put it down for a while and I’m getting back to it. It feels good to be creative again. Better than therapy.

  • I’m loving you on Periscope too. 😀 Glad it is working out now.

  • Maria says:

    #5 really resonated with me since I gave birth to my newest daughter on Memorial Day. I am loving the fact that this birth was over in less than nine hours when my first birth took 36 hours.

    Needless to say, this week I am absolutely loving this darling little girl God sent to our home.

  • Kelly Brant says:

    I am loving AGB – that have a really encouraging Instagram page and links to a daily devotional on their site –

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