Here are some things I've been loving lately:
So, I picked up a Misto (for a whole $9.99). All I do now is fill the canister about halfway full with olive oil, pump it a few times (twss), and spray the crap out of my veggies prior to dousing them with spices and sticking 'em in the oven.
2. Bodum Travel French Press
I like this go cup because it holds a ton of coffee and because it stays hot for a really long time.
A few years ago, I relied heavily on MapMyRun to track my running stats. However, I was never really sure how accurate it was, especially with distance. So, I was super stoked when my parents gave me my Garmin. For the past several years I have used that to track speed, distance, etc., but it's super big and bulky, and I find myself staring at my watch more than just appreciating the run. And, it's kind of a hassle to charge it up and drag it out for every single little jaunt around the 'hood.
I'm sure there are 1,000 other features that I have not yet discovered, but the aforementioned are pretty much all I need!
4. Mama Laughlin's Blog
Second, she keeps it real: she cusses, she's naughty (a whole lot of "that's what she said"), she talks about her insecurities, she doesn't hide or airbrush her stretch marks, etc. She's real, and she's relatable.
Third, she is so giving, so compassionate. She posted Endia's story, which brought so much to Endia's life as well as mine. Because of Brandi and her amazingly generous followers, Endia has a place to live, Endia has money for groceries, Endia has clothing for her babies, and most importantly, Endia has hope, and Endia has opportunity for a better future. And because of Brandi, I too have hope, and my faith in humanity has been more than restored.
I cannot say enough good things about Mama Laughlin. If you haven't already, please go check her out. She's great.
5. Fresh Flowers
If I had flowers in my house all the time, I would be a very happy girl. And you know, considering the fact that I seem to be able to keep them looking pretty (minus cat nibbles on every leaf and petal) for a couple of weeks, I should maybe just buy a bouquet more frequently. Doesn't take much, I tell ya.
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