Five on Friday

Linking up with thegoodlife blog for another five on friday



1. Aveda Hand Relief


This winter temps have been brutal on my hands!  I remembered my friend had this amazing hand lotion in her car once, and asked her what it was.  She told me it was aveda hand relief lotion, and when she came to visit she brought me one!  Its a little pricey, but was a treat for my hands and might be a yearly christmas present I request for myself!!


2.  Noonday Collection

Have you seen these amazing pieces yet?  I can’t even decide which piece I like the most, they are all beautiful.  Lets not even talk about this gorgeous bag they have!  I love a company, like Noonday, that has a great story and is committed to making a difference in the world.




If you are looking for a simple devotional or a direction for reading the word every morning, this is your ticket.   You basically just need your bible, a journal, and a computer.  Every morning from Monday to Friday, a new post goes up at the IF:Equip.  Right now they are going through the book of John.  I am loving this little time I get to have in quiet every morning.  I read the Bible selection and then answer the three questions, and watch a short video of some IF women discussing the verses.  This is a great way to get on some sort of devotional reading in during the week!


4. Clean Eating

So for a couple of weeks now, my husband and I, have been trying this clean eating thing.  Its basically a way to eliminate a lot of foods that have no nutritional value and replace them with tons of whole foods.  When we first started, sugar detox reared its ugly head the first week and it was bad!  Who knew we ate that much sugar, and our headaches would be that bad?  Now a couple weeks in, I am enjoying finding new recipes to eat and trying new foods.  I feel more confident when I am grocery shopping and now I know what foods to have on hand for when we are starving.  We try to live by the 80/20 rule, and eat as clean as we can for 80% of the time.  When we are out it seems to be the hardest, but slowly we are getting the hang of it.


5.  Balance


Even though I love all the different parts of my life, its sometimes hard finding a balance between them all.  This year I have loved fostering my creative side, opening up an etsy store, and still getting to be a stay at home mommy with my littlest.  But it still never fails that most days I struggle with keeping everything in balance.  I am trying to wake up earlier in the morning so that I can get a lot accomplished before the kids wake up.  I am attempting to try and take a social media sabbath once a week for a whole day to reconnect to my “reality”.  I am also starting to take care of myself more; getting enough sleep, eating healthier, exercising.  I am hoping that all of these things will help work together to bring more balance.  Any tips that you do to find more balance in your life?  I would love to hear them!


Off to enjoy the weekend and my family!!

Happy Friday

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  1. I am trying hard to become more educated about food and America…the good, the bad, the ugly. Have you heard of the Food Babe?! It’s on my to do list to sit down and read through her website for hours on end! (Seriously!) xx

  2. Thank you so much for sharing that If:Equip resource! I am definitely going to check that out.

  3. Clean eating is so tough. It’s a goal for my hubby to be and me…and it’s easier said than done for sure! But so worth it in the end :) Xx.

  4. Thanks for sharing these resources! Clean eating is tough sometimes but so worth it! Happy Weekend! xoxo

  5. I would love to eat clean, but it seems like it would take initially a large amount of planning. In general, I love eating fresh foods and could probably live without processed, it just seems like the upfront planning would be a lot. But that is probably just a big excuse. :)

  6. Winter is rough on my skin, too! I’m looking forward to more humid weather this spring! And we also try to mostly eat whole foods, real foods. Not 100%, we’re not that hardcore at this point, but I do think it’s worthwhile to put good stuff into your body!

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