Happy Friday, I know that this week coming up is spring break for many people so I thought this would be a great time to post some favorites. I included things that have been both brightening my day and that are great for either spring travel (hopefully to somewhere warm, right?) or to enjoy this coming season.
I first wanted to share two books that I recently purchased, both I loved. The first one is All Things Lovely by Jenn Johnson. I stumbled on this book on Amazon and once I read the description I decided to order it. I didn’t realize that the author is one of the leaders of Bethel Worship (one of my favorite worship groups) until I began reading the book. There are plenty of books on beautiful home decor, on organizing your home or even raising a family but I loved how Jenn wrote in an open and honest way about doing all of those things in a way that honors God. I have already gone back and read over it several additional times. It’s pretty enough to leave on your coffee table too!
I don’t have that many hobbies but I do truly enjoy cooking. I have shared many times that Half Baked Harvest is one of my favorite places to get recipes ideas, so I was really looking forward to her newest cookbook coming out. I already shared this in our weekly newsletter but her new book, Every Day is probably my favorite of her three cookbooks, as this one includes a healthier spin on recipes than her other two. I am really looking forward to trying many of the recipes in this book. While her recipes aren’t always simple and easy, everything I have tried has always been very good.
I stumbled back on the Boden website a few nights ago trying to wind down before bed and before I knew it my cart was loaded (though I haven’t actually order anything–yet!). I used to frequently order from Boden, I always found that their clothes while they can be a little pricey, are very nice quality. Below are just some of the styles that caught my eye that I am considering that are currently available. If you have an event this spring you might want to check to see what they offer, I also thought this white one would be cute for a graduation.
If you are traveling for spring break here are a few picks, these I did order for our upcoming vacation. These popular bathing suits are a great price (I have to size up in this brand) and come in a ton of colors.
I am always looking for a cute cover up and these pants are perfect for the pool or the beach. I ordered white but all the colors are great, there is also a skirt version here.
I don’t really need this woven purse but seriously, isn’t it cute? It is less than $30. It has all the grandmillenial vibes (maybe I say that because I remember my grandmother carrying a similar one!), but the woven is fun for summer and the chain makes it dressy enough for an event. Just sharing, I thought it was so cute!
If you need a gift idea (or are already thinking ahead to Mother’s Day!), these Rifle Co. Wine Tumblers come in several floral patterns and a few are on sale. Perfect for a beverage on the go. They say they are for wine but since they keep anything hot (or cold) I often use mine for a cup of tea because it stays warm for so long.
Finally, I am not sure if I have shared this brand before, but over the years I have switched over to completely “clean” beauty products. I hadn’t thought much about the chemicals in perfume until I discovered this line, not only is it non-toxic but it is so light and easy to wear. Since Sephora is running their sale right now (use code SAVESPRING) I thought it would be a good time to share this with you all. I love the Capri scent, but you can try four different fragrances in this sample pack here and pick your favorite.
Thanks for stopping by!
Jen G says
Love the suggestions! That woven purse is adorable! Maybe I missed it in a previous post but since you mentioned it here I thought I would ask, have you done a post on your “clean” beauty products? I have been searching for a new healthier/clean moisturizer/serum for night and would love to see what you use. Thank you!
Thank you! I will make a note to post more about what products I use, I mostly use Beauty Counter and Arbonne (right now I like Arbonne better), there are a few details in this post: https://www.11magnolialane.com/my-morning-routine-day-in-the-life-series/
I’ll write an updated one soon!