Friday Round-Up

First up, thanks to those who entered the Heart Health giveaway.  The winner (via is Carrie!  (Please send me an email with your address and I’ll pass it along to the folks who will send you your goodies!)

I didn’t do a Friday Round-Up last week because it was Tucker’s birthday…so I have a lot of fun things to share today.

To get a dose of adorable dogs, check out this story about future service dogs meeting a group of firefighters.

It’s almost Spring Break season–do people still send postcards?  Here are vintage postcards that might make you laugh.

Break out the tissues…here’s the moment a deaf mother hears her 8-year old’s voice for the first time.  So precious.

And finally, here’s the Valentine I sent out yesterday:


PicMonkey is so fun!

Happy Weekend!  What’s on tap?  

March Foodie Pen Pals

Lindsay over at The Lean Green Bean organizes Foodie Penpals every month.  Participants are assigned a pen pal and send a fun, food package by the 15th of the month, with contents that add up to no more than $15.  There’s a link to details at the end of the post…if you’re interested, get in touch with Lindsay by April 4th.

This was my third month participating…I loved it!  You can see my January write-up here and February here.

I was paired up with Erin, a reader from Texas – I sent her a box of goodies for travel – a bit of a Spring Break theme.

On to the exciting package that showed up at my doorstep!  Tamiera from The Life for Less sent me a box that will put me to work!  It’s a box full of items needed for making sushi!  I’ve never tried making sushi before so this will be a fun project with a tasty ending.  Tamiera included a recipe for the rice and also the standard ingredients and tools to get started.  I’m ready to roll up my sleeves and get to work!

Key Ingredients

Ginger and seaweed

So…a big thank you to Tamiera for a thoughtful package and a big thank you to Lindsay for organizing Foodie Penpals!  It was really fun to participate…I got to “know” (virtually) new bloggers and try new treats–a Win, Win!  I’m excited to participate again in April.

If you’re interested in becoming a Foodie Pen Pal, check out the site and sign up by April 4th…pairings are sent out on April 5th!

Did you think I’d leave you without a Friday Funny?  In honor of the sushi theme, here’s a fish/healthy-living joke:

Why did the shellfish go to the gym?
To get stronger mussels.

Insert groan.  Happy Weekend!