Hey guess what? I’m doing a favorites post for a month BY ITSELF and LESS than a month after the last one ended. Go me! If you’ve read my last two favorites posts, you know that it’s pretty much a hodge podge of things/people/websites/etc. that I really liked in that month in particular or needed mentioning. So, as always, let’s get to it.
Have you tried out this website? No? You need to. I’ve been finding more and more lately that I want to be more aware of what I’m putting in and on my body, and in and on this Earth, and Thrive Market is such a good place for that. Everything that you can find at health food stores (Whole Foods, Sprouts, etc.) you can find here. It’s a yearly subscription, but you get everything at WHOLESALE PRICE! Yeah. You read that right. So, for every $14.99 bottle of Dr. Bronner’s Liquid Castile soap that you get at Sprouts or Target, you can get it at Thrive Market for $10.95. Another awesome part about this is that any order over $49 qualifies for free shipping, and sometimes they’ll even have free gifts to throw in depending on how much you spend. ALSO!! Your first month is free and it starts after your first order. So much yes.
I’ve been watching a lot of cleaning and organizing videos on YouTube in the hopes that some of it might sink in, but so far, it hasn’t gotten me very far. I did, however, invest in a set of microfiber cloths, and I absolutely do not regret it. I got these ones from Target and love that the set comes with different fiber lengths for different cleaning. I did learn NOT use bleach or fabric softener on them because it takes away the static charge that makes these cloths so magical, and it adds heaviness and gunk that essentially beats their entire function. If you don’t have at least a set of two of these, you need to invest in them. It’s hard to beat being able to clean a mirror streak-free with only water.
Melissa Maker | Clean My Space
As I mentioned before, I’ve been watching cleaning and organizing videos on YouTube to get some inspiration and ideas, and the best channel that I could possibly recommend to anyone, cleaning expert or novice, would be the Clean My Space channel. Melissa has her own cleaning company and is an expert at her craft; and yes, cleaning and organizing is a craft.There are easy-to-follow tips, guides, recipes, and information without being patronizing. She’s straight-forward and fun, and her husband, Chad, occasionally makes hilarious appearances in some of the videos.
Into My Garden Tea Room
I don’t really know what else I can say about this wonderful place that I didn’t already mention in this post, but I absolutely needed to include it in this list. It finally opened in March of this year with it’s soft opening, and I just got an email yesterday saying their grand opening is coming soon. HOORAY!!! They’ll be open 7 days a week from 8AM-5PM now, and their sign is up and I’M JUST SO EXCITED!
Pogo Tritan Chug – 32 oz. Water Bottle
Shane and I were strolling through Target one day and I decided to make a detour through the sporting goods section. I haven’t been going to the gym much lately, but I know I could still improve my health by upping my daily water intake. We were looking at water bottles and Shane, knowing I am a sucker for all things pink, found this bottle that was perfect! I didn’t really have a lot of stipulations, but whatever they were, this bottle met them. I’ve been using it for over a month at this point, and have nothing bad to say about it.
#GIRLBOSS by Sophia Amoruso
Being a #GIRLBOSS means, to me, that I do what I have to do where I am, so that I can do what I want to do in my own time. It means that I work towards my passions so I can make a substantial living following my dreams. Being a #GIRLBOSS means I take classes and check out books from the library and watch tutorials on subjects that relate to my life plans so I can further myself whether or not I can be in school. This book has opened up my eyes to the type of person I want to be. It was life changing in the best way.
Caramelized Honey Latte
Why, Starbucks? Why do you give me delicious seasonal beverages, only to take them away a month later? WHY?! The CHL was a beautifully sweet latte that was a nice deviation from my usual vanilla latte. I wasn’t a huge fan of the little crunchies they put on the top because they would sink to the bottom, melt, and then make the last few sips too sweet; the same problem I have with the caramel macchiato. I don’t like my coffee to be too sweet anymore. I’m becoming a coffee snob. #notcute.
That was only 7, but it was better than none, so deal with it. BOOM! Just kidding. I love you. K bye.