Five Things That I’m Loving Right Now – May 2019

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Okay, so…May has been SURVIVAL mode for me. I’ve felt like a chewed up piece of bubble gum on a busy bathroom floor for most of this month, so I’ve been clinging to the things I love, and besides and family and friends, I’ve had these five amaze-balls things I’m loving right now.

Rebel Creamery Mint Chip Ice Cream

Where Did I Get Mine? H-E-B Grocery Store ($4.98)
Why I Love It: Because Big Girls Wanna Eat Dessert Too

Let’s. Talk. About. How freakin’ delicious this low carb ice cream is. I’m a Texas girl, so Blue Bell is my jam most of the time. But when I was trying to make better decisions and add more low-carb snacks into my life, I found Rebel, and I’m wishing that this mint chip ice cream had existed my whole life. It does NOT taste like fake sugar, or have a weird texture like most “healthier” ice creams do. Even the little chocolate shavings are sweet, but also not *too* sweet. I’ve tried other flavors, and they’re all damn good. The mint chip is my FAV, though, and I highly recommend it.

Udemy: Online Courses

Where Did I Get Mine? udemy.com/courses (Paid and Free)
Why I Love It: Because I don’t have time for more college courses RN

I don’t know about you, but I’m the Queen of buying books and letting them sit there on my bookshelf, as if the information is going to magically float to my brain during the night. I recently purchased a $12 class on Udemy and I freakin’ love it. It’s a digital marketing class, so I figured I could use some insight for my ol’ faithful blog, and lo and behold, they have ALL KINDS of topics to choose from. They have lifestyle courses (which I’ve linked above) but they also have professional development courses, all on video so you can just follow along at your pace and learn visually if that’s your thing. For the price of a few coffees, you can sign up for a class that interests you, and feel like a super-smart kid while you’re at it. Cheers to growth!

Moshi Twilight Sleep Stories App

Where Did I Get Mine? Moshi Twilight Sleep Stories App ($39.99/year on up to three devices)
Why I Love It: Because Momma Needs Sleep

Confession: My daughter is going to be five in August and SHE JUST STARTED SLEEPING IN HER OWN BED. There, I said it. Homegirl got sick two years ago, and I let her sleep in our bed, and the rest was history. I *finally* had to do something to get her to stay in there. After redecorating her room, adding twinkly lights, night lights, a TV, her favorite cartoon plastered on the walls, and basically everything but paying her to stay in her room, I decided it was time to try Moshi Twilight after I heard about it on Mom Brain podcast. For $40/year, I’m here for it if it helps my kid sleep in her own bed. We turn on the story, tell her to close her eyes and imagine what’s playing out in the story, and POOF! She falls asleep. Something about these stories are different, and relaxing, and help your kiddo really *listen* and rest. Lord Jesus, thank you!

ILU Citrus Crush Lavish Hand Cream

Where Did I Get Mine? Feliz Modern Gifts, Party, & Home Decor Shop ($10)
Why I Love It: Because I Wanna Smell Like Barbie

This hand cream, tho. I recently went on a trip to Feliz Modern, and let’s start off with commenting on how that store IS MY HEART. This cute little gift shop has all kinds of fun little things that I fully intend on spending all my money on over the course of my lifetime, including the coffee cup scrawled with “Let your conchas be your guide,” with a pic of a pink concha OMG GIVE IT TO ME. But I focused my efforts on what I really needed this trip. I wanted a small lotion to keep in my purse, and I smelled this magical tube of floral/spicy goodness and I wanted to buy out the whole store. It’s not TOO overpowering, but also, if I’m in a pickle and need to freshen up in like, 5 seconds, I lather some of this on and I smell like Barbie. Enough said.

Simfamily Reusable Menstrual Pads

Where Did I Get Mine? Amazon.com ($14.99)
Why I Love It: Because Plastic “down there” is weird

Alright, listen. I catch a lot of shit for these from my sisters, but I’ve NEVER liked tampons, and I sure-as-hell don’t like wearing plastic in my undies either. A few years ago, I purchased a few pairs of Thinx period undies, and I love them still, but these reusable/washable pads are seriously my favorite thing about getting my period. It takes a little while getting used to bleeding on fabric and being okay with it (flashback to middle school accident freakouts!) but once you do, you’ll thank yourself for getting something that can let your Who-Ha BREATHE for God’s sake.

Alright, friends. That’s it from Lola for the month of May. Onward to June, and other fabulous things.

Five Things (Under $10!) That I’m Loving Right Now

It’s February, one of my favorite months of the year! Not just because the weather is nice and it’s Girl Scout Cookie season, but because it’s Valentine’s Day season, and I LOVE love. I’ve often hoped that Valentine’s Day would be as big in our house as Christmas and Thanksgiving are, because I love being loved, and expressing love. BONUS: Everything is pink, and that’s my favorite color. So BAM! Happy February!

I thought I’d kick off LOVE Month with five little things that make all the difference to me. I have treated myself (or someone has treated me!) with these little goodies in the recent days, and I want you to know about them! It’s worth mentioning these are NOT affiliate links and I don’t get paid for any of this. I’m just honestly sharing these small, but amazing treats because sometimes, we need a pick-me-up. If you’re saving your money like crazy right now like we are, it’s gotta be something small too. So, here we go:

Five Things (Under $10) That I’m Loving Right Now
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What:
Caldrea Hand Lotion in Green Tea Verbena 
From: Target ($7.99)
Why I love it: Oh, Caldrea. I’m not sure I even say the name of this company correctly (Call-Dray-Uh?) but DAMN! They’re good at what they do. Someone I know once bought me the Herbs of Provence lotion for my birthday, and then “accidentally” kept it on her vanity forever. (I’m looking at you, Mom). The Green Tea Verbena lotion is SO bright, uplifting, and fresh. I keep a bottle at work, and it smells beautiful, but not overwhelming. Just lovely.

IMG_3149What: Mrs. Meyers Hand Soap in Basil
From: Target ($3.99)
Why I love it: Hey, no fair! Two hand products! But really, Mrs. Meyers Hand Soap in Basil will make you want to do the dishes, just so you can use it when you’re finished. And God knows I need all the motivation I can get to do those ever-looming dishes.IMG_3152

What: Lettermate
From: Lettermate.com ($9.95)
Why I love it: Don’t laugh at me for buying a piece of plastic with four rectangle-shaped holes in it. It’s so much more than that. I’ve already written THREE handwritten letters and used the Lettermate, and if nothing else, it’s fun to use a tool to make it feel more official, and more thoughtful. It helps keep your lettering straight when you’re addressing an envelope, and if you’re already going to the trouble of sending something snail mail, then you might as well make it look good.

IMG_3150What: Sworkit Workout App on iPhone
From: SworkIt.com (FREE)
Why I love it: Please don’t’ think I’m the working-out type, and that I’m qualified to judge any exercise program, like, ever. But YAY for Sworkit. Shout out to my friend, Becca, for convincing me, as I literally stuffed chips and queso in my mouth, that this app was not intimidating at all, and that I should give it a try. My FAVORITE part is that it gives you an option to do a five-minute work out, and I LOVE a product that openly allows me to call five minutes of exercise an acceptable amount of time to exercise, because HEY! Five minutes is better than no minutes, am I right?! (March Goals: increase to 10? Maybe.)

IMG_3151What: Greenroom Binder Notebook
From: Target ($5.99)
Why I love it: It could be that I *particularly* love this watercolored version of this binder because my Mama gave it to me, stuffed with family recipes and notes that made me cry, but I LOVE Greenroom binders in general. They are beautiful, but sturdy, and make you feel like you’re a BAMF when you’re organizing your bills. I have three already, but somehow think of a use for another one every time I’m at Target. Someone keep me off of the office supply aisle already, SHEESH.

I hope you find a small way to treat yourself this week. Heck, I hope you find a BIG way to treat yourself this month. Try picking up something small for someone you love – a cupcake, a coffee mug, a funny book. I’m guessing it will make a big difference.

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