January 24, 2014

5 on Friday

Darlings! It's Fridaaaayyy!! :) I hope everyone had a great week! And if you didn't, well, at least the weekend is finally here! Today's post is something I've been looking forward to all week. I'll be sharing some awesome resources (and other things) that I've come across recently that are pretty awesome. (INSERT SIDE NOTE) That's one reason why I love blogging. You come across websites, quizzes, videos, etc. that are worth sharing,and you get to do just that! So, I hope you enjoy the one's that I've come across, and please let me know what some of your favorite things you've recently found are! I'd love to check them out...

On Tuesday, I was reading a blog post that Rachel from Just Peachy wrote titled 'HomeGoods Stylescope Quiz'. When I saw the words HomeGoods, style and quiz, I was immediately drawn in and wanted to know more. Being the curious girl that I am, I decide to venture on over to the quiz that Rachel raved about, and was surprised at how quick, surprisingly accurate and really fun it was to take! So here's the lowdown. If you click on the link above, it will take you to the quiz, in which you will see a whole bunch of photos. Once one the page, you are then asked to select 5 photos that really speak to you. Then all you have to do is click 'get results' and viola! You will not only be told your decor style, but they will also give you a list of tips and tricks on ways to shop for your style and so much more!  
My results told me that I was 'Farmhouse Glam' and I couldn't agree more. When it come's down to anything rustic and chic, I'm all in. One day, down the road when Will and I purchase our first home, I plan to get a large farmhouse dining room table for the kitchen. There's just something about them that I can't get enough of... 

Have you ever heard of The 5 Love Languages by Gary Chapman? If not, your missing out. There really is too much goodness for me to share about this book, so if you are interested in learning more about it, click on this link and read the book description! BUT I would highly disregard that part in which is talks about "your marriage" and "your spouse" because I am not even married and read this book with my past Community Group and it was equally as helpful to those who were also single or dating.
But the book isn't what I really wanted to share with y'all this morning! It's the discover your love language quiz that can be found here. This quiz can be taken if your married or if your single and will give you a in-depth analysis of your emotional communication preference! Not only that, but it will single out your primary love language, explain what it means, and help you understand how you can use it to better connect with those closest to you. Give yourself about 10-15 minutes to take it, and I promise it won't be a waste of your time. After taking this test, and finding out my love language (which happens to be quality time and acts of service tied) I have been able to practice and work on the areas that I semi-lack in. It's been awhile since I took this quiz and will probably take it again sometime this year to see if my answers have changed. I'd be interested in knowing what your love language is if you happen to find it out :)
She Reads Truth has really been speaking strongly to my heart lately. The current plan they have going on has been touching home and has made me evaluate how I spend my quite time with the Lord, and has got me to thinking about how I can become a better friend and a Christian in 2014. It really is all about getting a "fresh start", and working towards a goal...mine being my relationship with God and practicing patience and understanding that nothing is ever going to be on Melissa's time...it's all on his timing and that's one of my biggest struggles so far this year. Instead of determining to get better, I vow to be determined to get closer to him through his word. Will you join me?
I don't even know how to explain this YouTube video that Carly who blogs over at College Prep posted, but it's likely the most mesmerizing performance that I have ever seen. Basically, these two Japanese dancers perform a dance number with some sort of light show and I am telling you...you won't be able to take your eyes off the screen! Go watch it and see what I mean!  

Last but not least, don't forget to go and enter the Oakleigh Rose Giveaway that I posted earlier this week and be sure to go give some love to the mother and daughter duo behind this amazing new company :)


  1. We had to read the 5 love languages before we got married and I highly recommend it for any couple. I really think a lot of couples problems are from the fact they don't know each other's love language. Have a great weekend!!

  2. Thanks for sharing She Reads Truth! Wow, it's a great idea and i love it. The older you get the busier you get and although I work in the church, finding time for yourself, alone, is always a struggle/put last. Great find!

  3. She reads truth has been awesome. Love it! Have a happy weekend friend!

  4. I love the 5 Love Languages! It really does help in relationships (all relationships, not just romantic ones) and I feel like it has helped me understand people better. I'm a big time "words of affirmation" type person when it comes to receiving love. But, I give love mostly by gift giving.


  5. Hi Hun! I am Elise @ Cheers Yall's little sis and just joined the blogging world--so exciting! I starting following you on GFC and cannot wait to read more. I'm about to take the love language quiz...I have got to read that book since I am so fascinated with the 5 love languages already...and my hubby to be and I definitely have different ones !!! Happy Friday! Xx.

  6. You are so after my heart with this...oh how I love YOUR heart!! Love the love languages...they help me love my hubby, my family, AND my friends better!!! :) Heart you, sweetness!!! xx

  7. I loved all five! Thanks to you I Discovered my decor style is Boho, and my love language is acts of service. My husband and I recently read the book together and it did so much for us. Thank you and happy Friday!

  8. Hey sweet girl ... big fan here too of The 5 Love Languages! I am "gifts" -- Ian hasn't read the book but I know I can get him to take the quiz. I would put my money though on him being Quality Time ... maybe a bit of Words Of Affirmation throw in, too!

    Okay - heading over to take the Homegoods quiz now :)

  9. Well, I love all five things on your list today, so I'm not even sure where to start with the commenting! :) But I will definitely be heading over to the HomeGoods quiz… I have found myself thinking with anticipation about getting back onto land and living in a house that needs decorating once again, haha. There's only so much you can do with a boat. :) I need to refresh myself on the Love Languages again, too. I took the quiz a long time ago, but I think it's about time that I finally read the book now too!

  10. Love that HomeGoods quiz, so fun to see all of the different styles :) Happy weekend!! :)

  11. Oh my goodness, what a fun quiz! I am farmhouse glam as well and got words of affirmation for my love language! Both of those fit me right to a T! I hope you have the best weekend sweet friend :-)

  12. I have heard wonderful things about the 5 Love Languages...it's on my "to read" list!!

  13. i love the love languages! i have taken the quiz before and just took it again and mine has changed since being married! i am really wanting to read the full book!

    hope you have a wonderful weekend sweet cheeks (get it?!)

    xo mk

  14. I am also a HUGE fan of farmhouse style and would love to have a table like that in my house someday. Not quite going to fit in our townhouse right now, but someday, haha. You are reading my mind with the 5 languages of love!! Our priest suggested it during our wedding prep, and we actually just ordered and started reading it. So good!

  15. Hi Melissa!
    I am your newest follower and thought I'd say HI. I am happy you posted about that book - I have been meaning to read it (and I had forgotten the name! So thank you!) Hope you'll stop by and follow along with us too!

    The McGuire Family


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