Here we are! 250 Friday Finds posts since March 2016. I’ve been soooo excited to post this one for a while now.
The twist is that this list is a culmination of items you sent to me that you either discovered and loved from this weekly series or were items you would include if you were to publish your own list! I hope you enjoy this special celebration week.
I also wanted to give you a heads up that this will be the last Friday Finds for a couple of months as I will be out of the country with my husband for a month-long trip to Europe to celebrate our 20th Anniversary. I’ll be back with the series in early November and look forward to the next 250!
Submitted By Rebekkah Maxner
The Friday Find I wanted to mention that touched my heart was about a mom who had cancer, but she and her husband chose not to tell their kids about her prognosis. They maintained a home atmosphere that spared their kids from worrying or making choices based on their mom’s illness.
I felt that was so selfless and likely contributed to her prolonged quality of life. What a gift to have given her kids — years of living in sunshine instead of under a cloud. She gave them a childhood defined by innocence.
“My Wife Was Dying, and We Didn’t Tell Our Children: The choice was unusual but loving: We wanted them to live without the shadow of their mother’s mortality hanging over them.” (from The Atlantic)
(From Friday Finds #121)
Submitted by Eva Marie Coyne
I absolutely love, love, love your Friday Finds. The one that sticks out in my mind was on Canva from Friday Finds #241.
10 Canva Features You Probably Didn’t Know About (Midnight Music)
Submitted by Janna Carlson
This Oven Baked Chicken and Rice recipe has saved me a few times over the past couple of months. We recently moved, and my time, energy, and ingredients have been extremely limited (I won’t even talk about my baking dish situation…okay, I have ONE glass baking pan.). This recipe only requires one dish, the prep is super simple, and the flavor is fantastic—perfect teaching night meal and super cozy for fall.
Submitted by Shelley Pritt
This is not directly related to Friday Finds, but your emphasis on developing a piano teacher community has struck a chord with me…
…Your encouragement through examples in the podcast episode #013 How to Make Music Teacher Friends) pushed me to extend to real-time teacher relationships in my state. I’ve joined my local MTNA, and I’m looking to host a group of local non-MTNA teachers in the fall!
Submitted by Abby Maser
Submitted by Alicia Gaggioni
I loved your One-Minute Club, and I started working on this idea this Fall. I prepared in ziplocks the cards for every level, so I have them ready for every class. Thank you!!
Submitted by Christina Whitlock
I have many favorite things from Friday Finds (you can probably guess what they are!). Here are the things that come quickest to mind:
1 – The Good Earth Sweet and Spicy Tea
2 – The Sanuk Yoga Joy Flip Flops (Friday Finds #134, #150, #245)
3 – The Rise and Fall of Mars Hill podcast (Friday Finds #240)
4 – The Cheesy Egg Casserole (Friday Finds #201)
You KNOW Friday Finds are my absolute favorite email. Thanks for delivering us all the goods over the past few years!
Submitted by Carol Lescinski
The first thing that came to mind was the Churro Brownie recipe (Friday Finds #243)!! I’ve made it numerous times already!
Submitted by Abby Maser
Creature Comforts USA – What is Art? [Video]
Creature Comforts USA – Art from ART 110F on Vimeo.