Well, I feel like I literally just lost a week of my life. I went down with the flu a week ago Saturday and didn’t get back up until the following Friday. It was brutal and I’m now digging myself out of the tornado of mess that came through while mama was down for the count. This is also why I’m just now posting about my favorite things from February. Happy to be back among the living!
ONE—For anybody looking for a classic black dress, maybe this will help. I searched for months for a “singing dress” for church (meaning a good length with sleeves that wasn’t low-cut). This one is perfect—and the pockets are a plus.
TWO—This is a great inexpensive contouring kit. I bought the medium and like the natural colors. Creates a little definition without looking like a Kardashian.
THREE—I wear this jacket almost every single day. I can throw this on over a t-shirt and look a little less sloppy. It’s not too heavy and has a hood.
FOUR—Time is ticking and it’s almost time to break out the white winter legs. I’m not great with self tanners but this one is super easy to apply. You just put it on in the shower right before you towel off. I’m not sure I look “golden” just yet but it gives me a little color. (And the smell isn’t overwhelming.)
FIVE—It’s not quite time to wear it yet, but I bought this embroidered dress from ON before it sells out. It feels good on and touches you almost nowhere. :)
SIX—After my last “good things” post, several of you recommended the Passion City Church podcast. Thank you! I’ve been listening to the “Don’t Waste Your Life” sermon series and would highly recommend it. It really makes you think about how you’re using your time, family, job and resources. If you have time to listen to just one, I’d start with “Don’t Waste Your Time.”
SEVEN—I’ll do a “what I’m reading” post again soon, but this is one of the books I just finished and wow! It’s been out for several years, so I’d love to hear what you think if you’ve already read it. It’s timely—about a refugee making a new life—and it’s hard. If you want a “make you think” book, this is a great one.
EIGHT—My eight-year-old requested this for her birthday, and it’s a really neat kid gift, if you’re looking for ideas. The UNICEF kid power band tracks their steps (kind of like a FitBit) but lets them earn “points” that accumulate to send meal packets to malnourished kids around the world.
NINE—I recently found this chandelier for a friend who’s redecorating her dining room. I think it’s a great size (4’ wide!) for the price and would work especially well over a long table.
TEN—Fish’s Eddy sent us a few goodies from their dish collection and we’ve especially liked these “nut bowls”. We haven’t used them for nuts but they’re the perfect size for ketchup, bbq sauce, or anything else your kids like to use to dip.
ELEVEN—Thanks to my friend Kathryn @Woodbanklane for posting a pic of her baked veggies on IG. (Sea salt + pepper + olive oil, 20 minutes at 425 degrees.) We’ve been eating lots of broccoli and carrots this way and it’s so good and easy.
Feel free to share the good things you’ve discovered lately!
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