Friday, December 21, 2012

Friday Five - Holiday news edition

            Happy Friday! I hope you've made it to the end of this week safe, sound, and in good spirits. This week can be best described as one of rolling emotions. Our hearts are heavy as we remember the recent tragedy in Newtown, and many of us have been trying to piece together a sense of normalcy this past week. In a time that is usually reserved for love, happiness, and good cheer, we instead find ourselves mourning and reflecting on the true meaning of holiday spirit. I've made it a point to love more, give thanks, and remember the important things in life. I caught up with a dear friend who made a surprise stop in Chicago and wrote cards to people I cherish. I spent quality time with Mr. Lovey and hugged Baby Bird. It's been a different week for sure. In the spirit of that idea, I've posted a 'different' kind of link list this week; here are five interesting, fun, and/or important news reads for your enjoyment:

1. Instagram reverts to original ad terms after uproar. NPR
2. What does it take to build a Lego Hobbit? Wall Street Journal
3. Betsey Johnson resurrects her empire on reality TV. New York Times
4. In a surprising turn of events, the House adjourns for Christmas. Washington Post
5. A teacher's heroism remembered.  USNews 

           Thank you for reading, and I hope you have a wonderful weekend surrounded by those you love. I would love to hear how you're doing, or what you've got planned for the weekend!

Love, Dovey.

P.S. The Christmas card above is by UNICEF. They always have a great selection of cards and the proceeds benefit children of the world.


  1. Aw, this is so nice. It's just what I needed to see and hear. :D

    I was actually wondering if you had made the card yourself until you mentioned UNICEF. It makes me happy!

  2. I got some Oxfam cards this year. They were clever enough to put a kitty and puppy sitting under a Christmas tree on one of the designs. I didn't hesitate for one extra second ;)

  3. I bought my Christmas cards from a guinea pig rescue and to fund the local air ambulance. Guinea pigs carolling or the air ambulance landing in a snowy field.


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