My fourth love (after God, my husband and my dog), is writing about deep theological truths. But with the holidays approaching, I wanted to keep it light so that I can spend more time healing from my recent miscarriages, enjoying my friends and family, and savoring the season.
So, what’s more fun than talking about our favorite things?! Okay…lots of things are more fun… Oh well, for those who are interested, here are 10 of my favorite things right now. (Aside from coffee which is always my favorite thing.)
Okay, so I realize this isn’t really a “thing”, but I make the rules so there.
For those who don’t know, Poshmark is an app used to sell the clothes you no longer wear which, in turn, allows you to use the funds you’ve made to buy from other “closets.” It’s seriously awesome. If you see an item you like, you can make a reasonable offer and negotiate with the seller for a price that fits your budget.
The picture above is one of the items I recently sold. I may be slightly addicted.
2. Matte Red Hunter Boots
Speaking of Poshmark, I bought a pair of brand new–never worn Hunter Boots for a fantastic price on there. Owning a pair of these boots has been a dream of mine for years, but let’s be honest, it hurts me to spend more than $30 on a pair of shoes. I was so excited to sell enough to be able to afford these!
I’m loving this matte red color. They also come in many other styles, colors and finishes. We get a lot of rainy fall days here in Ohio and I’m looking forward to wearing these often. They’re gonna be great for snow days as well!
3. Anything with Foxes
If you know me, you know I love my dog. And you know my dog resembles a fox and therefore I love foxes to an unhealthy degree. Gimme all the fox things!
You could bet that 90% of the gifts I receive from friends have a fox on it. The other 10%–coffee. They know the way to my heart.
Fox scarves, fox socks, fox mugs, fox decor, fox garland, fox nail wraps…just to name a few. Still looking for the perfect fox pajamas. I know they’re out there somewhere, waiting for me.
4. The Blushed Nudes Eyeshadow Palette by Maybelline
My favorite color lately is blush. It’s so elegant and feminine. So, of course this palette stopped me in my tracks at Kroger.
Now, I’m not one to spend a ton of money on makeup because frankly, I’d rather spend my money on clothes any day. I realize many of you may like high end makeup and that’s totally fine! But for the cheap gals like me (Where my girls at?!), this palette is great quality eyeshadow and not too expensive.
Plus, look at those colors! Major heart eyes.
5. Papermate Flair Felt-tip Pens
These are the bomb. I have a weakness for pretty pens and these are not only pretty, but they write so well! They literally make my heart happier.
They’re great for inductive bible study and verse mapping. And with so many colors, it’s like bringing a rainbow to your quiet time.
6. Ankle Boots
But really though, how many ankle boots can one gal own? Apparently many, many ankle boots. Okay, I’ve only got 8 pairs. (Insert nervous emoji.)
They’re probably my favorite fall trend. They’re super comfy and look cute with leggings, jeans and dresses.
7. DevaCurl Melt into Moisture Matcha Butter Conditioning Mask
Ya’ll. This stuff is seriously fantastic! First of all, I wish I could somehow make you smell it through the interwebs but alas…impossibility. It smells and feels like marshmallow cream without the stickiness.
Whether you have wavy or curly hair, you’ll love this stuff! I use it once a week so it lasts a long time. Which is good, because it is expensive in my opinion. (Thank God for free products from Influenster!) All that being said, I will probably splurge on this from now on. I definitely notice a difference in my curls after using it. They are much more defined and smooth and my hair smells good enough to eat.
Okay, so chances are you’ve heard of these bad boys. Maybe you use them, or maybe you wonder if they’re worth the money. Well, this cheapskate is here to tell you, they absolutely are worth it.
Powersheets are a goal setting planner that helps you prioritize and break down the goals that are most important to you. It’s been so helpful in my life and I notice a major difference in productivity when I take a month off from using them. I tend to be more prone to laziness and complacency. Powersheets basically kick my booty in to gear! They’re awesome! I recommend them 100%.
I suffer from adult cystic acne that sometimes makes me want to hide away for days. I was at a loss when I finally decided to try the Clarisonic and it has made all the difference!
The clarisonic is a facial cleansing brush that cleans 6 times more deeply than using hands. The first time I tried it, it felt like it cleaned months of dirt off in one use. It cleared my cystic acne up in a couple months and it stayed away for a long time. Along with my miscarriages this year, came intense hormones, which brought on the cysts again, but I am happy to report that after I switched to a new brush, they are clearing up very quickly!
*Deeply clean the brush head once a month.
*Buy a new brush head every 5-6 months.
*Wash with a cheap shampoo after every use to strip the oils from it left behind from your face.
10. The Happy Planner
Planning is my love language. (I hate love languages.) But for real, I love to plan. And the Happy Planner makes all my planning dreams come true. There are so many options and additions you can make to it to suit your lifestyle. Plus, there are so many designs to choose from and each of them are gorgeous.
Well, there ya have it. A few of my favorite things. Hope you have a lovely holiday season dear friends!