Hey y'all! It's my favorite post of the week because that means it's Friday!
Unfortunately, in my area we had really bad weather last night. A little after 8:30 last night, the weatherman on TV said a tornado was going through my town. Luckily for Dustin and I, when our neighbor built her house last year she installed a tornado shelter inside and had already called us earlier yesterday evening telling us to come over if we received a tornado warning. When the weatherman told us a tornado was heading for our town, we grabbed our essentials and ran next door to get in her shelter. Thankfully it didn't affect our side of town, but it did go down my sister's road. They lost power, heard things hitting all windows, and stayed in their hallway under a mattress. I saw a few pictures on Facebook of some damage: trees down on houses, power lines down, and an RV that was picked up and dumped on a truck. I haven't heard of any injuries, but I am thankful that our families are safe!
Now, onto my FAVORITES! I wanted to show y'all a few of my favorite things that I do daily (or almost daily)!
Now that the weather is warming up again, I am starting to replace some of my nightly showers with baths. (It was way too cold for me to take a bath during the winter!) My FAVORITE thing to do at night is to put some Aveda lavender oil in the bath water, light whatever candle I have in the bathroom at that time, and turn on the TV and/or grab a book to read. The Aveda oil makes my skin feel like silk when I get out of the bath, and I've already decided that in our next house I'm installing a TV in the bathroom for me to watch while I'm taking a bath. Priorities, right?!
I'm also really into only using certain candles for certain seasons or holidays. For example, I love Mahogany Teakwood from BBW, but I consider that a fall/winter candle so I only light it when the weather gets cooler. My FAVORITE warm weather candle is the Capri Blue candles from Anthropologie! Now that the weather has started warming up and it's starting to really feel like spring, I've taken this out of my cabinet to use each day.
(Fun Fact: I light a candle every day after school and keep it burning until we go to bed.)
My FAVORITE way to start off each day is to drink a glass of Spark. Spark is a vitamin drink produced by Advocare and comes in many different flavors. Right now I drink watermelon, but my other favorite is mango strawberry. I would say strawberry lemonade is a favorite, but I had to quit drinking it because it made me so sick. #stomachprobs
Every morning when I first get up, I pour a scoop of Spark into my blender bottle and drink it as I get ready. My sister sells it, so she's always letting me try new flavors!
Another daily FAVORITE is the She Reads Truth app on my phone. Because I'm in such a busy and stressful season, it's been such a lifesaver to have a Bible study right on my phone. She Reads Truth has multiple studies--lots are on different books of the Bible and a few are topical. I just finished the Lent study and it was amazing. I love that this study is Biblically solid and sound in their commentary. If you're looking for a great study, I highly suggest SRT!
Another thing that I do daily is listen to music. I was brought up in a house where music was constantly playing, and it's something I'm used to and have carried over into my house. My dad bought this Bose Soundlink speaker for us when we finished building our house last year as a housewarming, and it's literally my FAVORITE thing. It's bluetooth and wireless and small! I keep it in the kitchen because that's the central area in our house, and I love listening to music when I cook. The best thing about it is that the sound quality is amazing (because it's Bose, duh) and I can turn it up really loud when I clean so I can hear it all throughout the house. If you're a music listener, it's an investment you'll want to make!
What are some of your favorite things to do daily?