Wednesday, July 29, 2015

A Few of My Favorite Things

Counting the little blessings can truly make a difference on our overall perspective on life. With that in mind, these are a few of the "little" things that have been bringing me some sunshine lately.


1. Great hand soaps for an even greater price point. We have a discount grocery store about 15 minutes away {locals: P&R} that offers lots of great products {organic, natural, specialty etc.}at amazing prices. I don't get there very often as it is out of my way, and also I can end up spending more than I bargained on great deals not on my list. *Ahem.* 

But last week I did, and I spent more than I normally would on a few nice hand soaps. When I looked up the retail prices online and found I had saved about 50% on each of them, I did feel a lot better. And I have been loving their scents every time I use them throughout the day. Lovely!


2. Peaches and Cream Lotion.
My mom gave this to me as a stocking stuffer a few years back, but I recently rediscovered it. It smells divine, and feels super luxurious to this very pregnant mama. What can I say? I'm a sucker for all things peach. 


3. New school supplies.
Confession: I may have indulged in new pencil boxes as crayons for my not yet school age children. As much as I loathe retailers for shoving the school year on us so early {c'mon, didn't summer just start?!?}, I cannot turn up my nose at fresh school supplies on sale. 


4. Cleaning my kitchen every night.
A recently cemented habit that has absolutely changed my quality of living for the better. I've gone through phases of success in this and phases of failure, but made a fresh commitment several weeks back and have really stuck with it this time. No going back! Home is so much more relaxing, mornings are more peaceful, and I find I'm able to keep up with my to do list more effectively. 


5. Planning for Homeschool.
While I don't plan on beginning formal education with S for at least another year, if not two, I figure it doesn't hurt to start practicing the routine of doing a little bit of "school" every day. Adding to our family is only going to make days busier, and I sure already feel like my days are full... so how am I going to fit in home school full time once the kids are ready to begin?? I feel the need to practice if we are ever going to succeed in it. S is still cementing down her alphabet {she has most of the letters, but is almost totally unfamiliar with lower case and still occasionally mixes up upper case letters}, but once she has it down pat I hope to start in on daily, five minute reading lessons. Definitely the nerd in me speaking, but I think it is fun!
What have you been loving lately? Share the goodies!!

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