Friday Frivolity - Favorite Monuments Edition

It's time for this week's edition of Friday Frivolity - the blog party for all things fun, funny, hopeful & happy!

Just wait until you see what we dug up for this week's theme...

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At last week's party, we shared our favorite cheeses.

This week brings us National Monuments and Sites Day, so we're sharing our favorites of these around the world.

1. The National Mall

I've always loved all the collection of monuments in our nation's capital and it was so fun introducing it all to Gv this past summe

2. Parco di Montececeri

I stumbled upon this park one Christmas Day while wandering around Fiesole enjoying all the delicious smells wafting from everyone's open windows.

Because I had no clue this place was there, it was even more awesome to discover that this was the spot where DaVinci attempted to fly -- how crazy is that?

3. L'Anse aux Meadows

Located at the northern tip of Newfoundland, this Viking settlement dates from about 1000 and that's just pretty darn old for North America!

4. Normandy Landing Beaches

With my fascination with WWII, this was a spot that could have fallen short of my expectations, but no, it was such a moving experience to stand there, looking back at the German bunkers, looking out to the Czech Hedgehogs along the water's edge, and soberly imagine what that day must have been like.

5. Mother Cabrini Shrine

I have tons of other spots that could easily make my top five list, but this one shows up because it reminds me of my summers in Colorado (I was there to train for figure skating)

We'd head out to this spot at least a time or two each season and challenge each other to see who could make it to the top first -- all while counting the steps up!

Now time for the new stuff!

The Hosts:

Host, Lisa, Friday Frivolity Superbowl / Football Memes Edition! (Sort of, Not Really...  ;P) Plus the Friday Frivolity LINKY PARTY - the blog link-up for all things Fun, Funny, Happy, and Hopeful!

  Lisa is an awesomely hilarious and authentic writer who marches to her own drum on her blog Syncopated Mama, providing an "un-labelly spot" for all the happily off-beat folks out there who have been wishing to find kindred spirits. She shares her adventures building a natural home, teaching her adorbs daughter, establishing and refining positive communication skills, camping, creating, cooking, and so much more! Lisa recently wrote about her all the fantastic fun Peg + Cat-themed birthday party she threw for her've gotta check it out!

Friday Frivolity Host Sarah Eliza from Devastate Boredom

Sarah Eliza is on a mission to Devastate Boredom by living life with laughter and intention! Her blog is your spot for Capsule Wardrobe how-to's and inspiration, humor, encouragement, life-hacks, Read / DON'T Read book reviews, and more!  She's been on a bit of a hiatus, but you have to stop by her blog to see the adorable reason behind it!

Calling all bloggers looking for an upbeat and supportive group of pals to join in hosting the weekly #FridayFrivolity par-tay!  We are hoping to add to our ranks of dedicated hosts and co-hosts, and would love for you to consider joining the fun!  Co-Hosts are welcome on a temporary basis (usually a month), while Hosts make a more ongoing commitment.  :)  Swing by here to express interest and ask any questions! 

Featured Post from Last Week:

In a fun twist, since we have multiple hosts and co-hosts we will also have multiple features.... but you will have to go check out the other blogs to see if you were featured there!  ;)    


The featured post for Syncopated Mama this week is........

I loved this Books, Covers and Homeschool Stereotypes post. I loved how even though she didn't look like a "typical homeschooling mom" that day, she could have, but it didn't matter either way. I also especially loved how she made the point to the kids about how important it was to be great representatives of homeschoolers, to help make sure that schooling choices remain in their state!

Now, the new stuff! 

This a link-up for all things funny, fun, encouraging, hopeful, and happy. That includes free printables, giveaways, and other fun stuff to make us SMILE and start the weekend off on the right foot. If you're here in search of fun and uplifting reading materials, skip the rules and just start clickin'! Bloggy buddies, thanks for coming to par-tay! You are welcome to link up to 3 posts, and old posts are always welcome! 

We're so happy you're here! Let's have some fun!

What fun do you have planned for the weekend?  I'd love to hear!  Either leave a comment below or email me at lisahealy (at) outlook (dot) com.

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  1. So honored that you have featured my post— thanks a bunch! ������

  2. Thank you for hosting! A lovely selection of monuments, I have always wanted to visit the White House and the surrounding area x Sim

  3. Looks like some really fun places to go! Thanks for hosting the party too - hope your weekend is great!

  4. How fun! Thank you for the party each week! Have an amazing weekend.

  5. I've always wanted to go to DC and see all the monuments. My favorite is the Eiffel Tower; I even had wire Eiffel tower lamps and a few Christmas tree ornaments. I got chills standing overlooking the Normandy beaches and seeing the field upon field of white crosses.

    1. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Love to Learn. Pinned.

  6. Those are all places I want to go. I am so lucky that I live near the Golden Gate Bridge. Thanks for hosting and I hope that you having a wonderful weekend.

  7. Lots of cool places. Think my favorite is the Statue Of Liberty. Never been even though it's only a few hours from where I live, but it's on my list. Thanks for hosting and for sharing with my party as well! Happy weekend!

  8. Thanks for sharing. I still have yet to make it to Washington D.C.

    The other places you shared about I had never heard of. Thanks for expanding my horizons! :-)