I’m so excited to be partnering up with some amazing bloggers to create this new series of Things I’m Loving Lately! This idea is something I have been mulling over since I started blogging. I wanted a way that I could reach out to all of you and show you a little more about ME. So when Amanda over at Old House to New Home, brought up this idea… I was eager to jump on board!
This posts gives you a chance to see what I am loving lately! I hope you fall in love with some of these things too!
Blogs I’m Loving
I’m loving Finding Joy lately! She writes such raw reality on parenting. Being a Mom is hard work, and she isn’t afraid to admit it! It reminds me that I am normal. I am a good Mom, even if I have days where I am at my wits end. It’s so important to remind ourselves that even on our worst days, we are still doing it right. She is inspirations, and reminds us that we are too.
I’m loving Damn Delicious, because… WOW. Her recipes are amazing! And they all use ingredients that everyday homemakers can find. For me, I like to create meals that look like I spent time working on it, but in reality I didn’t. With a crazy hectic schedule, two toddlers, and a part-time job… I sometimes stress over meals. This blogger cuts out the stress, and gives us a chance to cook something beautiful and drool worthy!
Clothes I’m Loving
This year my son and I went school clothes shopping, and I fell in love with this outfit! I have always loved the layering look, and since he doesn’t mind… I run with it! We picked these goodies up at our local Children’s Place. A great store for discounted items! This was by far my favorite piece we bought that day. I can’t believe how grown up he looks!!
It’s pretty rare when I purchase clothes for myself. I am one of those that debates because “I could be spending that money somewhere else, like groceries?”. For the last few years the husband has been graciously letting me “borrow” his sweatshirt. I know it drove him crazy, but he was so sweet and ever said a word! I loved his because the neckline wasn’t too tight on me. (I can’t stand that feeling!) So when I found this sweatshirt.. I FELL IN LOVE! Not only is it exactly what I wanted: longer sleeves, wide neckline, longer waist. But it was BEYOND REASONABLE in price! Target… You did it again!
New Purchases I’m Loving
From the time I was a little girl, my Nana and I shared a love of Club Soda with fresh lime. I know what you’re thinking… gross right? Well don’t knock it, ’til you tried it! However, the sodium intake on club soda can be extreme, that ended my love of that. So anywho… a good friend of mine (HI CARRIE!), introduced me to this drink! We can pick it up at our local grocery stores, even Aldis! **SWOON** I looooove Aldis! I may not know how to pronounce this name, but it was love at first drink! These drinks come in all kinds of flavors, my favorite is grapefruit! And the best part is… THEY ARE SODIUM FREE! Cheers!
A little over a year ago, I had my hair permed. I know, this is a pretty taboo subject.. But I longed for curly hair, and easier morning routine! My hair actually still has some curl in it, which has turned more in to a wave. I’m still loving it! I didn’t want to continue putting in the traditional cream on it, so I went looking for a newer option. I found this texturizing sea salt spray! It works like magic! All I do is spritz it on either my damp or dry hair, fluff it around with my finger tips, and go on my merry way! Easy as pie!
Shows I’m Loving
I’ve always loved Reign ever since it first premiered. For those of you who know me personally, know that I am quite the history nerd. I very much enjoy every period in history and find joy in learning every detail. I loooove how this show merges history with modern day twists. For example.. the set wardrobe is similar to what they would have worn, but twisted with a hint of modern. The music is mostly modern, which really adds to it. I just love it! It’s beautiful to watch, the story lines are interesting, and the music is fitting. You could say, I’m slightly obsessed.
Quantico is a new show. I love its twists and turns of events. It is a show that you can watch over and over because each time you catch a new glimpse of something you didn’t see before. It is a thriller, action, drama, and mystery all wound into one piece. It keeps you wanting more! This show is different than any other shows I watch, but I am really enjoying it so far!
Recipes I’m Loving
Not only do I LOVE THIS BLOGGER, but I really love this recipe! It is one of our household favorites. It is dairy free, which is important for us, and it is something we gobble up. Often times I even make a double batch of the meatballs so that we can easily make it again a week or two later! It might seem like a lot of steps.. but it really is sooooo worth it! And it’s pretty easy too!
We are loving this meal lately! It is great for those colder than usual days, and quick enough that I can pop it in the slow cooker and walk away. I love that in a recipe. My kids are more quine to eat chicken than they are ground beef, so this is a great meal for them too!
Please stop by the other participating bloggers pages and check out what they are Loving Lately! Each one brings some fantastic picks, and I’m sure you will find at least one thing that you won’t want to wait to try out!
And better yet, some blogging friends of mine are joining in too! Check out what they are loving this month, too!
So now tell me, what are some Things You’re Loving Lately? Please shoot me some comments and let me know!
Thanks for hanging out!