links + loves vol. 1

2.19.2016


I am not the first blogger to come up with the concept of links and loves, so I'll just put that out there from the start. But, I did want to pop in and share some things I've been loving lately! I really enjoy these types of posts from my favorite bloggers because I always find fun things. And Jordan loves it when I say, "Hey I saw this awesome thing on a blog..."

*None of these are affiliate links, mostly because I can't figure out how to do that.

In case you want to dive father down the rabbit hole, there's such a thing as a hair bow subscription service. Yes, that's right. Hair bows delivered to your door every month! I subscribed for two months and then cancelled. Not because I don't love it (I did!) but because my budgeting goals for 2016 didn't include more bows and I just couldn't justify it to my wallet. BUT that doesn't mean you shouldn't indulge. I won't tell. 

p.s. I have also bought bows from here. And hereSomeone stop me. Or don't. 

For those who love talking about budgeting, I recently stumbled upon this blog. She also has a podcast. A lot of what she says is pretty common sense (for me anyway), but it's still interesting to read another person's story and see how she manages her money.

Michelle posted some hilarious political valentines that all of you need in your life.

I recently ordered R one of these Passey Clips! I love the idea of a leather clip instead of fabric. Necessary? No. But they're cute. (This didn't align with my budgeting goals either, but you win some, lose some.)

My dad has a podcast, and I like listening to it on my runs. It's inspiring, and this episode especially was really interesting.

Chelsea's "30 things to say yes to for the best year of your life" post was great. I love #24 and #30 especially.

A fellow blog friend (can't remember who now! I'm sorry!) recommended this YouTube channel for yoga, and I am totally loving it. I've never been into yoga until recently, but I've started doing some of these videos and they really help me stretch out and unwind at the end of the day. I'm trying to get Jordan to do one with me, and one day he even said yes and then he punked out at the last minute.

Rachel recently posted some blogger awards, and she named me the blogger with the "Best Grasp of the English Language." Because I is good at grammar. Amen.

I've made this twice in the last month when we had guests come from out of town. It's my go-to recipe for a group! So simple and delicious!

Some of you may have heard me talk about the Graze box before. I have been getting this box of healthy snacks delivered to my office for a couple of years now and am such a fan. I get a box every 4 weeks, but you can do every week or every other if you want! Sign up here and get your 1st and 5th boxes free using the code: 3G4Y2PFKP

I loved Caroline's post about finding true joy in Jesus no matter what our circumstances may be.

Samantha shared this recipe for homemade hot chocolate that sounds amazing!

And finally, I recently bought a few house-related items off this website and have nothing but good things to say! Good prices, fast shipping.

So there you have it! 
Lots of great things to love around the internet lately.

Have you come across anything good recently that I should know about?

23 comments:

  1. Thanks for including me! I love these posts, too. Also: BRB while I go spend all of my money on leather pacifier clips, because WHY NOT?

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  2. I love links from a blog I love! Now to get clicking!

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  3. Wow. This is such a fun post full of so much content. I will be lingering and clicking for awhile. Thanks so much for the shout out too. And hello, your dad has a podcast? How amazing is that!

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  4. yay! thanks for all the fun links for weekend reading & discovering new things! :)

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  5. Oh my word you're going to keep me busy all day with these links! I love posts like these!!!! A hair bow service?! How genius! ;)

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  6. You are so sweet to include us. Haha and love "mostly because I don't know how" to use affiliate links. I have a blog, and I was just posting the other day and if you links to some Amazon books and thought the same thing. Man, I wish I knew how to do that. lol - Hillary (Free Babes Handmade)

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    1. Ah! I'm kind of fan-girling right now that you came to my blog and commented on it!

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  7. Hair bow subscription service?! What rock have I been living under?

    I also need to get the Mabes a paci clip. That thing comes with us everywhere and I say a cute clip is in order.

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  8. Thank you friend for the shoutout! I feel honored :)

    Thank you for posting the bow links! I have the same bow obsession issue. It's so bad. Gracie pulled her bow out of her hair yesterday (to eat it, naturally) and I was horrified. TOO SOON.

    Love that post by Caroline.

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  9. I love Yoga with Adriene! I haven't actually watched any of her videos lately, but most of the poses I practice daily came from her. Also? So cool that your dad has a podcast.

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  10. I had no idea your dad had podcasts! How cool!
    And you definitely deserve that blog award. Very you. :)

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  11. Love that your dad has a podcast! Just subscribed...podcasts are my obsession lately because I listen while doing laundry, cleaning or hushing a fussy baby. :)
    Also--the bow situation.....um yes. How fun is it?? I went through a phase where I needed an intervention. Lol. Now she is a little more specific about what she wants to wear...so I don't always win. lol. Pick and choosing my battles. Haha! R is adorable. Hope u are well!

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  12. I am going to have to seriously try out that chicken crock pot recipe! My mouth was watering just reading about it!

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  13. Can't wait to check out that budgeting podcast, and that yoga channel!

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  14. The whole affiliate thing and the legal stuff involved always seemed way more hassle to me than it was worth. Although, obviously, it's very worth it for lots of people! I'm the really impractical "unless it's my job, I don't want to earn money from it!" type of weirdo. I'm making the lunch for our weekly youth group these days and I think I can get that BBQ chicken recipe to work for me...as long as my crockpot can hold enough meat to feed 15+ people...I think it can...when you make lunch for teenagers every week, EASY is the name of the game. I often do stuff like "Make-your-own Sandwiches!!" or "Make-your-own Pancakes" in the name of fun but really because it's easy. :P

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  15. Mmm, homemade hot chocolate. I'm in!

    I always enjoy this kind of post - I learn so many interesting things!

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  16. I love your obsession with bows for R! And those leather passi clips are awesome!

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  17. wayfair! haha the commercials always make me laugh and want to shop.
    congrats on your award for good grammar/english! i would win the opposite award, methinks.
    i have done a couple of adriene videos, not gonna lie, sometimes i am so lazy that i choose a video by someone else because it is shorter and adriene's videos are longer.

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  18. Love these links, thanks so much for sharing!
    Kenzie,
    SimplyJandK.com

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  19. Thank you so much for including Simple June! That was so sweet of you! Kate

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