Friday Faves

On our brand new oven’s inaugural use, whatever I was making spilled over the sides and there is a huge mess in the bottom of our otherwise gorgeous oven.  This video came up on my Facebook feed last week, and I’m seriously considering trying it.  Can it possibly be this easy?

My friend, Angela, told me about this Instagram feed and I’m enjoying it.  I will warn you that it is one of those that can be intimidating.  Here’s my caution: this woman is a professional organizer.  She makes her living creating these spaces for people.  Don’t fall into the trap of thinking that if your life and house don’t match these pictures, that you are doing something wrong.  DO look closely at the photos that first catch your eye and try to pick out the pieces that are most appealing to you.  Take one or two of those pieces and figure out how it can be done in your home or life.

My husband found a stellar deal on these boots on Black Friday.  I’ve lived in Minnesota for ten years and didn’t have real snow boots.  These last couple winters have been relatively temperate for Minnesota, so there have only been a handful of times when I’ve wished I had heartier footwear.  All the weather people are saying that this winter is going to be one for the record books, and if trends keep up, I think they’re right.  These boots are amazing.  Maybe too warm, if there’s such a thing.  If you’re looking to invest in quality winter boots, I highly suggest these.

I’ve been a fan of Paul David Tripp since hearing his teaching at a marriage retreat four years ago.  I’ve since purchased two of his books (What Did You Expect? and Parenting), of which I’ve started one and the other is, literally, collecting dust.  I borrowed Morning Mercies from a friend, and it is fantastic.  The first thing I do once both kids fall asleep, is open this book and read that day’s devotion.  At the end of each day’s reading, he has a scripture reference for further study, which I really appreciate.  I’m at a stage of life where finding time in God’s Word each day isn’t easy, so I’m really appreciating how this devotion is making the most of the 15 minutes I have set aside each day.


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