January 17, 2014


country road
Happy Friday, friends! I'm off on a field trip today with the kiddos (depending on when you're reading this) so I hope your Friday was as fun (and crazy!) as mine.

And if you're new around here, welcome to Bits and Pieces. The little lessons I've learned and the links I've come to love this past week. Have a great one!

A beautiful home tour.

And this is why I love Jennifer Lawrence.

I'm thinking I need to make these for Father's Day.

A cute little printable for your walls.

On looking back and looking forward. This month's post for the lovely ladies of the Flourish blog!

Full bookshelves are my favorite.

I'm thinking I need to start some sort of post series about the classroom I teach in (like this lovely friend!). I'm honestly not sure how much you guys know about my job, and I'm thinking that I need to start sharing a little more about this part of my life (this major part of my life, actually!).

A letter to every woman who doesn't think she is beautiful.

And so are these marshmallows.

This wedding (especially that cake!).

Easy art for your walls.

Chalkboards in retail never looked so good.

10 great quotes worth reading (or re-reading).

I want to make these for Valentine's Day.

Speaking of Valentine's Day, I'm actually really, kinda excited about it this year. Passing out Valentine's to the kiddos, giving them out to my fellow teachers, and the like. Even though I may not have a boyfriend, that doesn't mean I can't share His love with those around me, right?

Oh, and print these guys out, too.

I want to eat this. right. now.

My verse of the week.

These DIY screen-printed shirts are awesome. Just awesome.

Confetti is always good. Always.

How to make the perfect sugar cookies.

Tips for being your own blog photographer. Even though this is written by a style blogger, there are tons of great tips for bloggers of all varieties--like me, perhaps...

And 10 more awesome free calendars worth printing.

I have fallen in love with this shop thanks to this sweet lady. Since perusing their store, I've added this, this, this, and this to my wishlist. Oh, and this, too.

Have a lovely weekend, friends! Got any plans for this long weekend? Do you have a long weekend?


  1. I would love to hear more about your job and preschool kiddies.

    1. Really? I'm so excited that you're interested! It's so easy for me to think that no one will read/care about it, so I'm thinking this post or post series really needs to happen now. :)

  2. Hope you're having a fabulous time on your field trip! Great links, per the usual. ;) I do have a long weekend...so excited! Hope yours is fantastic!

    1. Me, too! We haven't left just yet but I'm just crossing my fingers things go smoothly. :) And I'm so excited for this long weekend as well! I cannot wait to sleep in, relax, and get stuff that I want to do done. :) Have a great one!!

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    1. I know, right? I have a deep love for raspberries and flowers and pretty calligraphy/typography so I saw it and instantly fell in love (and then I promptly pinned it, too!). :)

      Have a great weekend!

  4. i'm so glad you love 'walk in love'! great shirts, great products -- all with a great message!
    and j-law and t-swift are friends and that makes me so happy and i have no idea why. :)

    1. It's actually amazing. Like, how-did-I-not-know-about-it-before-amazing. :) Thanks for sharing it with me!

      Also, I had no idea they're friends!?! How did I not know about this? This definitely made my day!

  5. You're one of the best link curators I've seen, lady. I think I'm ready to take the plunge, you're officially going in my side bar :)

    1. Aw, thanks! I'm glad you like the links as much as I do! I wish I could take credit for it, but it really is all my blog reading and Pinterest pinning. I definitely could not do it without Pinterest, haha. :)

      And I'm so flattered to be on your sidebar! If you ever want to be on mine, I do monthly swaps and would love to have you!

  6. The home tour you shared takes my breath away! I need to get more stuff on my walls!!!

    1. I know, right? That was my reaction, too! I really want to get some more frames and art for my walls now, too. :)

  7. the home tour-- i love the beach feel of the house. So cute!
    fritos- look good! I love spicy things!
    your post- love it! so good! I can't wait to read yours this month for TQP.
    those bookshelves-- they are full, and i love it!
    the cake-- beautiful!
    Beauty post--LOVE! totally pulled at my heart strings!
    chalkboards in the coffee shop--so cool!
    The cinnamon roll bread--shoot! That looks good!
    Exodus 14:14-- love that verse! one of my favorites!
    sugar cookies--i may have to try that :)
    calenders--too cute!

    1. You like spicy food? Girl, how do we have so much in common?!? So many people I know can't stand spicy food, so I always love discovering people who like hot sauce and spicy food (do you ever use hot sauce?). :)

      And yes, yes, yes, and yes to every other link you loved, too. :)

  8. LOVE that home tour! Especially the Mumford & Sons banner. I would love to live in a home like that.

    Also, the bookshelves. Oh my goodness the bookshelves. Love. Love. LOVE.

    Loving all the chalkboards! We have a bunch in our shop. Not any huge ones like that, but small ones and lots throughout! Chalkboards are all the rage! :)

    Exodus 14:14 is one of my favorite verses and I have loved getting to know that girl and her blog. One of my new favorites. :)

    1. I want to live in that house, too! And full bookshelves? That's what I want, too! I think that post inspired me to fill mine up because I've been on this buy-books thing lately. :)

      And yes, chalkboards are especially the rage right now--especially in places like coffee shops, I think! :)

      And I loooove Amber's blog, too! Definitely one of my must-reads. And that verse and SheReadsTruth? Love them, too. :)

  9. These are all gold. I especially love the bookshelf-stuffed rooms, the J.Lawrence gif (haha!), and tips for being a better blog photographer!

    1. I so agree with you on Jennifer Lawrence, bookshelves, and blog photography. Those were my faves from this week, too! :)


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