Posts About things i love

i love : art prints from minted

December 13, 2014

A little while back I heard artist Emily Jeffords interviewed on the Elise Gets Crafty podcast, and later when I looked her up I immediately fell in love with her abstract landscape art. I truly appreciate original art, but I don’t have any of it in my home because right now my money is being spent on things like daycare. But anyway, as much as I would love to own one of Emily’s original pieces, I at least added a print of hers to my Christmas wish list. “Grace in the Winds” by Emily Jeffords Emily is one of many independent artists that partners with Minted to offer their prints. As I was browsing their website to choose which one of Emily’s…
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favorite things giveaway blog hop! (closed)

December 3, 2014

As a thank you to our readers and in celebration of the season for giving, I’m happy to be joining with a bunch of other bloggers to give away a bundle of my favorite things. Each of us put together our own gifts, so once you’re done here be sure to visit their blogs and enter for a chance to win there too. Here is what I’m giving away: One of my favorite books, Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout A reusable coffee cup And a reusable handmade coffee sleeve for when you forget the cup at home Amazing handmade bar soap from a local company, in my favorite vanilla orange scent Two sets of alphabet stamps (upper and lower case) The…
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recent podcast favorites

October 16, 2014

Over a year ago I wrote about some of my favorite podcasts. Since then I’ve added a bunch more to my listening queue and wanted to share some new favorites. From the original list, I still listen to (and love): >Joy the Baker >Book Riot >The Art of Simple (formerly Simple Mom) Now some recent favorites: >Elise Gets Crafty: One of my favorite bloggers started a weekly podcast about blogging, small business, inspiration, motivation, and creativity. Even if you don’t have a blog or small business, it’s pretty interesting to hear how all that works. >Books on the Nightstand: This is the personal project of two employees of Random House so they have plenty of insider knowledge. They usually talk…
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ultimate healthy living bundle

September 10, 2014

Have y’all heard of the Ultimate Bundles? They are a hugely discounted bundle of resources – ebooks, ecourses, and bonuses like free product – that are only on sale once a year for a few days. Currently there are three of them: healthy living, homemaking, and DIY home. They couldn’t be more appropriate for me, and I’m sure many of you too! Last year my mom bought me the homemaking bundle, and this year I’m super excited about the healthy living bundle. In fact, I signed on to be an affiliate with them because it’s such a great deal and I really love the resources included. Seriously, read about what it is here! If you’re interested in healthy, natural living at…
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natural personal care products

July 28, 2014

This post has been in the works for literally years, starting with way back when I decided to switch all my personal care products to natural versions. It’s been a super long process because first I used up what I had, and then whenever I would try a new brand if I didn’t love it I would still use it up before trying something new. Finally I’ve come to a place that I’m pretty happy with, although I’m sure I will still try new things (and update as I go). So as I’m choosing products what I think about is: 1) Is it natural and safe? There are some brands that I trust (you’ll notice several) but I also use the Environmental…
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