See what I did there with the title? 🙂 Happy Friday blogging friends! I am ready for the weekend as usual, and Labor Day weekend at that! Three day weekends are the best. I feel so much more balanced having that extra day to balance the work week. I think people would be happier if every weekend lasted 3 days. Think of all the mini trips you could take! Anyway here are some of my favorite things from this past week: My time in Togo, Africa was so wonderful. I’m so happy I was able to have a small part in the very important documentary called Warlords of Ivory that was featured on the Explorer series on National Geographic. I blogged about my trip in Part 1 and Part 2.
And I’d also like to add this video to go along with that documentary, because who doesn’t love elephants?! I actually got goosebumps watching this video. We have to help protect those elephants, I can’t even fathom the idea of them going extinct in our lifetime, but at the rate it’s going it’s a very real and sad possibility.
How awesome that Kristin Davis posted about that same video on Twitter:
She has been very vocal about her passion for saving the elephants and is a patron of The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust. She and Bryan know each other through their wildlife efforts and love of elephants.
I’m loving these just released photos of Nikki Reed and Ian Somerhalder’s wedding that were featured on Bride Magazine. Such a good looking couple.
It was so much fun for Mattie and I to host our first link up! Thank you to all those who linked up, read along, and commented! Our next one is Thursday October 1st, where you tell us your favorite things about your state.
I am a total sucker for the royal family and I absolutely love that Prince Harry is currently spending 3 months in Africa concentrating on conservation efforts and promoting animal welfare. How amazing is this photo of him examining a sedated lion to check its vitals? Can’t wait to hear more about his travels and work.
Looks like I just missed a run in with the president! He is currently in Alaska filming a segment with Bear Grylls to check on the climate change effects and to test his wilderness survival skills. I can’t wait to see that episode 🙂 And I love that they took a selfie together hah!
What fun weekend activities do you guys have planned? So far my plans are taking friends to the airport and going for a hike afterwards since I’ll already be up. Can’t wait to hear what you are all up to through all the wonderful link ups!
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24 thoughts on “Friday Favorites: Lions, Elephants & Bear Oh My!”
I love the royal family too! And I agree, their wedding photos turned out gorgeous! Have a great labor day weekend!
You too Lauren! Thanks for visiting as usual 🙂 did you get my email?
Nikki and Ian’s wedding photos are so beautiful. They really are a cute couple! My mother-in-law loves elephants so much and it’s kind of rubbing off on me a little bit. I’ve enjoyed reading and watching everything you’ve shared!
Thanks Sophia! How could you not love elephants, they’re adorable! 🙂
Wow- What am amazing video! I’m totally in awe of the baby elephants! Thanks for sharing.
Thanks for watching and visiting Blake! I hope to meet some elephants some day, they seem so sweet!!
Nikki Reed looks so gorgeous! Yes to anything royal family – love it all!
🙂 Have a good weekend Christina!
Cute video 🙂 Hope you have a great weekend!
Those elephants are just SO sweet. So sad what is cgoing on with the current ivory situation. Have a great labor day weekend Alexandra!
I love reading your blog and content.
So I wanted to nominate you for the blogger recognition award! Yay!
You can find the details for the award below, I hope you find time to complete the questions as I am curious about your opinions!
Thanks SO much Steph that is so such a nice compliment that I really appreciate! 🙂
I will for sure do the questionnaire next week thanks again for the nomination and for reading and commenting on my blog!
Have a great weekend girl!
Ahh, I love Obama’s selfie with Bear Grylls! That is awesome. And I fully agree that every weekend should be three days long. The world would be a happier place!
Totally agree about 3 day weekends just feels so much more balanced! Have a good one Mil!
Seriously, they are such a gorgeous couple! I can’t handle it! I loved our link-up. 🙂 So excited for the next one! I had no idea Obama was doing that. That’s hilarious!
Yay for our link up Mattie!!
I loved reading your recaps! It’s a shame you weren’t the one in the selfie with Obama haha!
Thanks Kylie! Haha!! I wish I met him there that would have been amazing
I am so with you on the three day weekends! I wish every weekend could be like this, hah. 🙂 I don’t know if I can handle watching something about orphaned baby elephants! So SAD! 😦 Elephants are pretty much my favorite. I love the selfie with Obama! That would definitely be a cool episode to watch. Have a great weekend!
That video is so sweet though! Have a good Labor day weekend Megan 🙂
You are quite the busy girl! Such awesome photos from your trip to Togo!
To be fair that trip to Africa was over a year ago but I’ve only been able to talk about it since the doc came out. But thank you! Traveling makes me oh so happy 🙂
That documentary sounds interesting- I’ll add it to my list of things to watch 🙂
Please do Pippa, such an important story! Let me know what you think of it 🙂