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I don’t use the blog too often to talk about personal things. Instagram and Facebook are where I’m more apt to share tidbits like that. (Do you follow me on social media? Here’s where you can find me ==> Facebook — Instagram — Twitter — Pinterest )
But lately I’ve found several things that I’m simply over the moon about. And when I find things I can’t get enough of, I like to talk about them. Just me?
A few of my favorite things
I am loving this stuff! I found it at Trader Joe’s in a quick cook variety and I have been making it all the time. Listen, I know that quinoa is all the rage, but I have to admit…it’s not my favorite. It’s the teeny tiny little pieces. They bother me.
Farro, on the other hand is chewy and satisfying. If you like the chewiness of brown rice, farro is next level texture-wise. I’ve been substituting it for pasta and rice with lots of meals. Leftovers keep really well in the fridge and make for quick lunches–topped with marinara or made into a hearty salad. YUM!
I’ve always been oddly picky about someone else choosing my groceries…specifically my meat and produce. Anyone else feel that way?
Well, a couple of months ago we had some major house issues to deal with and at the same time I had injured my back (by picking up my dog of all things). Since I looked like a number 7 when I walked, and my husband was pretty tied down with our home repairs, I decided to give Walmart’s curbside grocery pick up a try. I used a coupon that gave me $10 off, and my son drove and grabbed them for me.
It. Was. Awesome.
I still like to get my hands on my own groceries, but during especially busy seasons (or if I still was a mom with littles) you’d better believe I’m all over this.
Hope Deck Cards
I just wrote about how much I love these things last week, so I won’t go into tons of detail here, you can check out that post. But in a list of current faves…they definitely have to be on it. Beautiful. Encouraging. Reminders of truth. I’ve loved having them on display at home and have sent several to friends. The lined backs make them perfect encouraging postcards.
We love games around here, in case you didn’t know. My husband’s latest grab is Space Base. We’ve been loving this one. It’s a dice rolling game and is pretty quick to learn. If you’ve played Machi Koro, it’s similar (except I like it better, because you get something on everyone’s rolls, not just your own!)
The Faithful Finish Lines courses are totally ah-mazing! I am currently working through their 7 week course and am trying out their new Faithful Fitness program. It’s a calendar of workouts that are filled with Scripture and encouragement; and currently, you can try your first month for just $1! (AND, you can get a mini-peek inside with their free 5 day fitness jumpstart. Love it!)
These ladies are grace-filled motivators. They’ve both lost and kept off significant amounts of weight themselves. I’ve had some bad gym experiences, and it feels really good to be excited about fitness. I’ve lost weight already and feel hopeful about a healthy future for the first time in a long time.
Two things you should try immediately:
Flat Rate Boxes
OK, I’m not just finding out about the USPS flat rate boxes. But having my son living in another state I have come to super love these boxes for care packages. I can fill them full of his favorite things and send care packages and not have to worry about how heavy they are. Happy momma!
Growing up, I always kept journals. Pages of my feelings preserved for my adult self to cringe at. Yeah. That’s not the kind of journal I’m talking about. I’ve got two journals I’ve been using consistently lately.
1.) My daily Bible reading journal (I know, it’s actually called a Prayer Journal) that gives me chapters to read each day and a place to record verses that God shines a light on. This journal really helps me to be consistent in my Bible reading.
2.) This pretty journal was a gift, and I’ve turned it into my health journal. I take notes from the Faithful Finish Lines courses I mentioned above, and from other books (like this one) that have been speaking to me. I’ve also used it to record health goals and progress.
What are some of your current favorite things? I would love to check them out!