Hi everyone! I am so excited to start sharing things each week (hopefully) that I am loving lately. I thought it would be fun to share the things I enjoy most on here, as I’ve seen that idea floating around and it seems like something that can help get my mind on the enjoyable things in life and give myself a break from thinking about the recent loss our family has been through. Don’t get me wrong, I am extremely grieved, and go through times of deep struggle, but I would rather continue forward as best I can and blog + do the things I enjoy in life. My dad wouldn’t want me to stop living because he is no longer around. And as much as I miss him, I am trying to take tiny steps forward each day, like he suggested before passing. My dad knew how much I loved this creative outlet of blogging, and my obsession with baking, etc., and he always encouraged me to continue with them. I know he would be proud to know I am continuing on, laughing out loud while talking with my fiancé, and trying to look at the good things God has done for me and my family. I am not going to let this ruin my life, as easy as that would be, because I know my father is in Heaven and that gives me the hope I need to go forward with a smile, knowing I will see him again. So with that said, here are some things I am currently loving.
World Book Day
Happy World Book Day! In my opinion, there is nothing better than curling up with a book + a cup of coffee, so I am all about a day in honor of books and celebrating them! I’m currently loving small daily devotionals to read along with my regular Bible reading. It helps that these types of devotionals have each day laid out for you and you only read a small amount at a time. I think it’s perfect to keep it shorter so you can really focus and ponder on what you’re reading, and I personally gain more from my Bible study that way. I also saw this book by Joanna Gaines in the store the other day and had to use all my willpower not to buy it! I love decorating + I tend to be a homebody, so it’s perfect for me!
Urban Outfitters Sale
If you haven’t shopped at Urban Outfitters before, now is the perfect time to start! They’re currently offering 50% off all sale items, so basically it’s the best day ever! 😉 So many cute, affordable things, I can’t stop scrolling! Here are my favorites:
Chai Tea Latte
This drink is guilt-free, as I use the Sugar Free Oregon Chai Tea Latte and pair it with unsweetened vanilla almond milk. It tastes delicious + refreshing – has just the right amount of chai flavor + still tastes sweet! I always drink it over ice, but it would work as a warm drink as well in the cooler months. I will have this drink on rotation forever probably!
Bath & Body Works Aromatherapy
Been using this stuff since Christmas and I just ran out, but ohmygoodness it smells so clean + heavenly. I love lathering myself in it and the scent lingers long after my shower. I am now desperate to try all of the aromatherapy options! Makes for a very relaxing bath/shower time – a must have!
Pizza Date Night
One of my favorite things is pizza night with my guy! We both love pizza, so naturally we include it in date nights here and there. We enjoy looking over the menu and trying different toppings together! We have pretty similar tastes, so it makes picking out a pizza that much better. The pizza pictured was just as amazing as it looks – I never realized before, but avocado on top of pizza is pretty much the best combo ever! We got this one at Teddy Jack’s, and every bite was #worthit 😉 When we aren’t together we still make it a point to have regular pizza nights, and each order a pizza and eat it together on Skype while watching Netflix. I know, we’re cheesy (pun intended- ha!).
*When I’m craving pizza but still want to be healthy, I opt for this one – so good!
Have a great week!