Winter Favorites 2017


It’s been a while since I’ve shared some of my favorite things, so here’s what I’m loving this Winter!

Let’s talk breakfast!  I’m a morning person and I wake up hungry- sometimes HANGRY! I kind of rotate through breakfasts and I shared one of my favorites last week, Peanut butter overnight oats.  Egg white and cheese sandwiches on an english muffin is another recipe in the rotation as well as the english muffin with peanut butter and jelly!  Sometimes I just feel like a kid and want cereal.  As of this moment, Honey Bunches of Oats is my favorite cereal! I love the crunchy-ness and taste!  YUM!!


When I want to edit a picture for this blog or just to crop it, I LOVE the website editing program called PicMonkey!  It’s so easy to use and provides plenty of options to get creative!  For years I used the free version, but I have recently purchased a yearly membership to utilize some of the fancier options!  If you want to tweak a picture, I encourage you to give it a try!


Last Fall, I took the plunge and became a Thirty-One consultant!  For years I had been a very good customer – I LOVE the products and didn’t want to pay full price anymore! I particularly loved this pattern for Fall- it’s called Cross Hatch.  Thirty-One has so many products that come in this print- this is only a sampling that I purchased or earned!!  Maybe I went a little overboard…..maybe not!!

Cross Hatch

When we traveled over Christmas break, I took this bag called “The Fold over Weekender.” It really is perfect for a long weekend!  I was pleasantly surprised at the amount of items this bag can hold!  Here on the left is how the bag can stretch out and hold the maximum amount of clothing, etc.  On the right is how it can fold over  and clip to accommodate fewer items.  This bag “Sparks JOY” for me!!  Feel free to shop on my Thirty-One site-  HERE.  Simply click “My Parties” next to my picture and order.

PicMonkey Collage

While doing mundane tasks, I like to feed good things to my mind and this podcast is my favorite!  I think we can all agree that I like to organize things and simplify. This podcast is produced by a real Mom and business owner- it’s called the Organize 365 podcast. Lisa Woodruff, a professional organizer, inspires me each week as I listen while getting ready in the morning. Lisa often laughs at herself and is a light hearted person so it’s perfect for me! She has a website too!  Organize 365


The next company I want to highlight is Framebridge.  I had watched another blogger’s “favorites” video and she mentioned this company for framing photos. It didn’t take me long to realize that I hadn’t framed a family picture for years so I decided to give it a try!  It was SO EASY!  I simply uploaded my digital image to their website, picked out a matte, and then chose a frame!  The designers at Framebridge will make suggestions so your experience is even easier!  You can always preview a picture of the final product before pressing the order button, which I really loved!  Within 2-3 days of ordering, your framed picture is at your doorstep with FREE SHIPPING!!


Here is how the box came- so professional!!


Here is the final product, hanging on our wall!  I’m so happy with the outcome!!  Let me remind you- this was not a professional picture!  My MOM took this picture with my camera!!  I’ve heard that you can have other items framed such as diplomas, jerseys, etc. but I’ haven’t tried that yet!  The pricing was unbelievably reasonable!!

If you would like to try Framebridge, I have a $10 off coupon code for you!!

Click HERE!!



I LOVE to read about other’s favorite things!  Please comment on something you’re loving!!  See you next time!

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  1. Sue Mackey says:

    What a nice post. Nice pictures, good information. Love the family pic….(Wink)!