Favorite Things

Since the month is rolling to a close, it's time to share some of my favorite things I've been crushing on this month. 

1. This bag //

Personal Creations

 was incredibly sweet and gifted me with this amazing bag. It's soft quilted on the outside and lined on the inside to protect the bag from food, water, sand, etc. It's the perfect weekend bag and grocery bag alike. I've used it to pick up our

produce from the co-op

, bag groceries on a weekly basis, and even pack up Reaghan's things for an overnight stay a couple weeks back. It's functional, classy and the sorority girl in me loves a good monogram! Check out

their site

for some great personalized gifts. They have super cute costumes and decor for Halloween up right now as well as Christmas gifts! 

2. Podcasts // 

I'm absolutely loving podcasts right now. From The Splendid Table to the Influence Network to the If:Gathering, I love being inspired by other creative people. I often like to cook with a little music on and this has been a great time to listen to podcasts. I try to make the time I'm straightening up the house or cooking an encouraging and helpful time, and these three have done just that.

Here's a recent favorite

that will challenge + inspire you.  

3. Elf Lip Stain


I posted on


a couple of days ago about lip products and got some great suggestions! I checked this product out at Target and picked up two colors, 

nude nectar

 and "crimson crush" (a more berry tone). I've always wanted to venture into lip products but find it hard to stray from good old Burt's Bees lip balm. I'm craving some color these days though, so I'm giving them a try. They are definitely a


and are matte, so I add a little lip balm on top for moisture. They are by far the least expensive of any lip stick/crayon/tint/stain I saw but still great quality with rich pigment. 

4. Freezer Meals //

Because let's face it, every mom (or busy college student?) needs a week full of slow cooker meals in the freezer ready to go every once in a while. This week was definitely one of those times for me. I'm going out of town on Thursday so every free moment I can get during nap time and after bed time is devoted to checking things off my list to get ready to go. Let's just say going out of town is a lot more time consuming than it was pre-kids. Plus, my husband never said he was a chef, and I wont be here to feed him, sooooo.....easy, quick and husband proof meals fit the bill for us this week. 

What are you loving this month?