Friday Frivolity - Chocolate 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 took a little trip down the aisle to fit with the whole "June Bride" theme.

This week, we're surrounding ourselves with chocolate in honor of National Chocolate Day.

And I was thinking, what better way to do chocolate than spending time with one of my absolute favorite bloggers (& friends), who just so happens to be a little bit chocolate-obsessed herself?

Yes, I'm definitely taking this theme in a bit of a different direction, but since her links at this party are always wildly popular, I know you'll all appreciate this list of top Guilty Chocoholic Mama posts:

What the lady at the grocery store didn't tell me

You blink and your kids have grown up (which is why I'm a huge proponent of perpetual staring contests around here), but somehow when all those sweet little old ladies told you that it all goes by so fast, they didn't manage to convey the message in quite this way...

My top 10 favorite mom jobs

It's the everyday drudgery that most often gets us moms down and leaves us feeling unappreciated, but this list of ordinary mom acts includes a few positive perks you might not have thought of...

5 ways to feed your child's faith (without preaching at them)

It's pretty much the "importantist" thing a Christian parent can do for their child, so read up for ways to help them pack on the pietistic pounds without locking them away in a nunnery somewhere...

Dear children: 25 things I think you need to know

Or, as I like to think of it, 25 things that I'd remember to tell Gv, if only I was half as brilliant as Elizabeth is...

Chocolate-covered popcorn...& 5 other habits of a (mostly) happy family

Between the "we welcome weird" and the yummy chocolate-covered popcorn recipe, this post's fabulousness demonstrates why Elizabeth and I became such fast friends out there on the interwebs!

So, click on over and get your fix of chocolate in a calorie-free way today. Warning: you might find that hours of your day disappear like magic, due to getting sucked into reading a bazillion of her other amazing posts! 

And pop up a batch of that chocolate-covered popcorn to munch while you're at it.

Popcorn's healthy, right?

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 she had using Oriental Trading in her Oriental Trading for Easter've gotta check it out!

Jessica is an amazingly funny and smart blogger from Wales who writes at Babi a Fi on a whole range of topics -- from entertaining vintage nostalgia, to technology tutorials, to book reviews, to raising her adorable munchkin, and so much more! She recently shared all about her job over at her Licensing Committee Explained post!

Guest Co-Host for March: 
Amethyst is a fantastically encouraging and thoughtful blogger, who shares new-mama adventures, self-care advice, book and product reviews and so much more over at One Sage Mama. Her most recent post is a review of a new subscription service called BinkyBoxes.  

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........

Whoops! So sorry, but if you're seeing this message, it probably means we didn't make it out to civilization in time to get wifi last week. I'll probably choose two for next time...

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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