August 1, 2014

Share the Love + The Accent Challenge

It's Friday chickadees! Friday means the weekend is here and I get to share with you some of my favorite posts I've read this week.

Let's start with:

1. Kate from The Florkens - Don't Try So Hard
This link up is amazing. It's so hard to get caught up in covering up our flaws, but sometimes we need to wipe the makeup off and love ourselves the way we are.

2. Kay from The Best of Intentions - Six Months
Turning 25 is kind of a big deal and some of us handle it better than others. Kay is handling it about like I did (check out my comment).

3. Anne From Love the Here and Now - 5 Things I Need to Survive
This list. 100% agree. It may be a bit shallow, but you know you need these things too!

4. Taylor from The Daily Tay - LinkedIn Suggests You Congratulate Taylor
Why shouldn't we get a pat on the back for our everyday victories??

5. Meighan from The Meighan Project - Lessons Learned
A little lesson in dealing with "haters" from your real life. (She has disabled comments on this post, but I still feel like it needs to be read.)


Today is also The Accent Challenge. Kay did this last Friday and it looked super fun so Allie made it an official link-up. I am lucky to have some editing software, but this is the first video I've ever made and edited of myself. #n00b

A few things before you watch it:
1. I have the voice of a 10 year old girl.
2. I talk with my hands, but you can't see them *sad face*
3. For some reason I am sucking my teeth a lot making that weird "tch" sound. I have no idea what that's about.

If you are having trouble viewing the video click here

Funny story. While watching the part when I talk about my southern accent being heavier when I'm upset, Hubs laughs and says "That is why I can never take you seriously!" Thanks hunny. But ya know, at least it's an indicator of my distress.

And I will leave you with this song to start your weekend. It's got a great message and it's catchy. I hope it gets stuck in your head like it's been stuck in mine.

And if you like that, check out some behind the scenes footage from the video shoot here.

Have a wonderful weekend!!

Linking up with

All The Joys Friday FavoritesAllieology


  1. I like your video (still jealous you were able to edit though!!) now to check out 3 of the 5 blogs because two I read! :) Happy Friday!

    ps: LOVE that song!

  2. Ohhh so happy you posted that video! I love it! I think I will have it stuck in my head and will be playing it over and over. Also - love the video! :) And you sound elegant and sweet!

  3. Aw you have a lovely voice! Hope you have a great weekend!

  4. I am loving this VLOG challenge!!! I am finally getting to know what people sound like in real life!!!


  5. I loved your accent challenge video! SO FUN!! And no you don't have the voice of a 10 year old...I teach 10 year olds, I WISH they sounded like you!! Found you through the Friday Favorites link up. Happy Weekend!!

  6. Thanks for linking up! I need to check those out - and totally agree about the dont try so hard link up - made my list too :) Happy Weekend!

  7. Thank you for featuring my post!! Good thing we both could get stranded together and still survive! ;)

  8. I love that you did this accent linkup!!! I was watching a few of the videos last week- hilarious. You know- I would have thought you'd have a southern accent (Georgia) ?? but you don't! It's so fun to see vlogs- esp of people you follow daily- it makes me feel like I know you a bit better! :)

  9. I enjoy hearing how everyone says the list of words. I'm glad to know I'm not the only one who says soda. Although some of us from GA say Pee-can, and buggy. I guess it depends on how you were raised. Never heard anyone from GA call the bugs that light up fire flies. It's always Lightning bugs. :P


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