A Few Favorites

Sharing a few favorite things lately!

-Jimmy wanted me to mention a very important favorite: we can put toilet paper on the dispenser again! Sadie used to constantly pull toilet paper off the roll, but we’ve been working on leaving. it. alone. and we’re feeling confident enough to leave it on the dispenser. Living on the edge over here!! 

-My mother-in-law gave me a mandevilla vine and it makes me so happy every single time I walk past it. 

Mandevilla vine

-I made and ordered Sadie a little picture book from Walgreens and each page has a photo of different family members (and pets, of course!). We go through the book often and talk about who is in each picture. 

-Reading. Always! I’m about halfway through Simple Pleasures, Sadie is enjoying this set of Biscuit books, and Jimmy and I are still reading The Purpose Driven Life and our Couples Devotional together (<–links are affiliate!). 

-Also enjoying my prayer journal. I’ve found it to be a great place to get all my prayers down and be able to look back on previous weeks and see how God worked in my life. My sister and I always talk about creating our own line of journals, prayer journals, and planners. Some day…

Prayer journal

-We harvested yellow squash from our garden! I’ve been getting lots of arugula, Swiss chard, and romaine every few days, but the squash has been the first non-lettuce harvest of the season 🙂

-“Special” coffee has been a favorite lately. Jimmy got us Starbucks before church on Sunday and I savored every glorious sip!

-I loved the highlighted quote below from a Bible study my sister and I did together in the Bible app. I thought that was so beautiful.

God loves the sound of your voice. Anxious for nothing devotion

What has been a favorite of yours lately?

A Few Favorites

I feel like it has been a while since I shared some things I’ve been enjoying lately. I’ll be using something around the house and think “I need to blog about this” and then promptly forget. Well, today I’m not forgetting! Here are a few favorites lately.

Cleaning Favorites

Natural cleaning supplies

Full Circle Soap Dispenser and Dish Brush. Remember my obsession with the Full Circle Detail Brush? Well, I found another Full Circle product I love and it’s this neat little ceramic soap dispenser that comes with a bamboo dish brush. You just put a few drops of dish soap in the bottom, pump the brush on the spring-lined base and voilà, you’re ready to scrub!

Seventh Generation Lemongrass and Clementine Zest Dish Soap. It smells lovely, works great, and is plant-derived. An all-around win.

Method Antibacterial All Purpose Cleaner. The bamboo scent is divine and the spray works really well. It kills 99.9% of household germs and we’ve got a lot of those going on with three pets, two adults, and a crawling baby!

Food Favorites

Kodiak Cakes, Annie's Bunny Grahams, and Peanut Butter and Co. Dark Chocolate Dreams Peanut Butter

Buttermilk Kodiak Cakes. I’ve professed my love for Kodiak Cakes before, and I recently picked up a box of the buttermilk flavor and love it. I’ve been adding a big spoonful of cocoa powder to the batter and it really amps up the flavor!

Annie’s Bunny Grahams. I really enjoy having yogurt with crushed graham crackers on top. I saw these and thought they would be fun to add into yogurt or just eat on their own. They taste great and are cute, too!

Peanut Butter & Co. Dark Chocolately Dreams Peanut Butter. Chocolate and peanut butter together in one food? Doesn’t get much better than that 🙂

Gerber Yogurt Melts and Teether Wheels

Gerber Yogurt Melts. Sadie is working on developing her pincer grasp, so these have been fun for her to try out. She’s had the tropical, mixed berries, and banana vanilla flavors and seems to enjoy them all.

Gerber Teether Wheels. Sadie has also enjoyed munching on these apple-flavored teether wheels. They’re an easy snack to pull out when we’re short on time and they’re big so she has no problem grasping them.

Reading Favorites

Heartbeat of a Mother and The Purpose Driven Life

Heartbeat of a Mother. This is the devotion book I’m currently studying as I co-lead the mom’s group at our church. So many of the lessons have had me nodding along. There’s a lot of truth that mom’s need to hear in this book.

The Purpose Driven Life. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve read this book! It’s just a really great book that I go back to time and time again. While I don’t completely agree with the author’s view on salvation and baptism, the book as a whole is very inspiring and motivating.

Health and Beauty Favorites

Crest Gum Detoxify, Not Your Mother's Kinky Moves Curl Cream, and Aveeno Face wash

Crest Gum Detoxify Toothpaste. I guess marketing works because I saw a commercial for this toothpaste and had to try it out. The verdict? I like it!

Not Your Mother’s Kinky Moves Curl Defining Hair Cream. This has been my go-to hair product lately. I just spread a nickel-sized dab into my hair right after I shower and it defines my curls without making them look crunchy.

Aveeno Positively Radiant Skin Brightening Daily Scrub. I really like that this scrub is gentle enough to be used daily, yet effective enough that it seems to brighten up my skin and leave my face feeling refreshed each time I use it.

Baby Favorites

Baby in Little Tikes swing

Little Tikes Snug ‘n Secure Grow With Me Swing. We set up this adorable (and very affordable!) little swing on our back porch and we are all enjoying it a lot. Sadie squeals and coos like crazy while she swings!

Baby girl in pink Carhartt Biba

Carhartt Girls Overalls. I took Sadie to Jimmy’s work (he’s a welder!) in her Carhartt overalls and she looked like she was ready to join him and get right to work 🙂

Life Favorites

American Cocker Spaniel in yard

We got a fence! Life = officially changed. Mavis and Lola are in heaven, and Jimmy and I love that we don’t have to clip/unclip them onto tie outs every time they come in and out of the house!

What are a few of your favorites lately?