Friday Favorites

Friday Favorites

Sometimes it’s the little things in life that make you smile or just put you in a better mood. So, every other Friday I will be sharing at least two things that have made me smile or have just particularly enjoyed lately.

Gilmore Girls

For the past two years I haven’t had television. That is, television without holding the antenna in just the right spot and maybe standing in a funny position because even the slightest movement would throw off everything in the middle of an important moment on Parenthood or NCIS.

So, as a substitute for the lack of TV (by the way, I kind of miss commercials), I have watched a lot of movies, episodes of Friends and Gilmore Girls

But I’m not complaining because these quirky characters that speak a mile a minute are never disappoint. They seem to know every pop culture and current events references there are.

Czech Stop

Last Saturday I was home in Fort Worth hanging out with my family and we spontaneously decided to make our first ever trip to the Czech Stop and bakery in West, Texas. This bakery and convenience store is located in a town known for its Czech heritage. They serve kolaches and other tasty Czech treats.

Well, all I can say is I’m sad that I had not yet experienced the awesomeness that is their kolaches and breads. I’m not sure you’ve really experienced delicious bakery goods until you’ve experienced this.

These are some pictures my sister took. She got the strawberry kolache and one of their Hot Chubbies with cheese (sausage on the inside). I got the pumpkin kolache and their ham and cheese puff.

Czech Stop, West Texas

So, if you ever find yourself on I-35 near Waco, make a stop. That’s an order. And hey, even if you’re not in the area, you should make a trip.

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The World Cup Bandwagon

The World Cup Bandwagon

Hi. My name is Katie. And I’m a World Cup bandwagon fan.

Yep. I’m one of those people. Today is the USA versus Germany match and I found myself today trying to figure out how I could watch it.

I love big-event sports. Superbowl? Awesome. World Series? You know it. Olympics? Heck to the yes. And now the World Cup. The huge crowds, chants, songs and ridiculously dressed and decorated people.

I really don’t know all of how soccer works and its rules. I would probably make any soccer fan crazy with my bandwagon spirit. But I say, who cares. The more the merrier.

So I say, don’t be shy. Jump on the bandwagon. Red, white and blue. Toot-toot!

Also, USA! USA! USA!

Dear future me…

Dear future me…


I did a little spring cleaning recently. That kind of cleaning where you pull everything out and purge. The kind of cleaning where it gets worse before it gets better.

Well, in the process of cleaning, I came across some old notes and journals. My journals usually end up being an eclectic collection of notes from church sermons, events, rants on frustrating days, quotes, and just general thoughts written down.

I came across a specific entry where I was writing about that day and how bad it was. I kind of laughed to myself because now that I’m more than a year a way from that day, the problem of that day was really insignificant and something I was able to recover from. As I went on, I saw the ups and downs of life; funny stories and good memories. I found myself laughing at the immaturity in my thoughts about things.

It’s fun to look back at old notes and look at how much I’ve grown and changed and what all God has brought be through. I have to constantly remind myself of God’s sovereignty in all things and that He is constant and good.

25 “Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? 26 Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them.Are you not of more value than they?”
– Matthew 6:25-26 (ESV)

This is such a wonderful piece of scripture and reminder of God’s faithfulness and love for us.