Friday Frivolity - Life "Short Cuts" 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 chips to pig out on.

This week, we're looking at the top five time savers we use to navigate life.

I have to say, I'm pretty stumped on this one. I'm sure there's stuff I do to save time and take short cuts, but I'm just kind of drawing a blank.

Well, here's my best shot...

1. Use the pillow sham pillows as a headboard

I had a headboard on my bed growing up, but I've never actually had one in my adult life. One of the things we do is stick the pillow sham pillows behind our sleeping pillows at night, so they act as kind of a headboard and keep our sleeping pillows from slipping down between the bed and the wall.

2. Clean up the kitchen as I cook

My mom always had a towel in the bathroom for drying out the sink every time we used it. I haven't kept that habit up, but I do generally clean up in the kitchen while I'm still cooking. It just saves so much time if I put all the spices back in the drawer while the onions are cooking or I wash all the dirty mixing bowls while the muffins are baking...

3. Clean the shower. While in the shower.

I'm laughing, because I used to clean the shower every week, but nowadays...

I don't.

However, when I do finally get around to cleaning the thing, it's just way faster and easier (and less gross) to clean it and then wash all the crud off myself at the same time.

4. Finish dressing on the way

I don't do this myself, but I'm often hurrying Gv off to get in the car seat and "put your socks and shoes on on the way." It saves a ton of time and because she doesn't feel rushed, she's better able to take care of this task all by herself.

5. Always bring a book (or two, or three)

This might not seem like much of a time-saver, but you would seriously not believe how much reading I get done during all the in-betweens of life. Waiting for the dentist? Grab your book. Get somewhere a few minutes early? Grab your book. Sitting at a red light?

No. Don't grab your book then. But any safe time, grab your book!

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........

Monthly Experiments over at Setting My Intention. I love this idea and realized while reading her post that I kind of started doing this a bit last year, myself! Click on over to see what kind of experiments she's suggesting!

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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