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October Favorite 10

Oh my word, I can’t believe it’s October 26th, I spent yesterday with a group of MOPS moms in Fort Dodge, Iowa and today I am with another group of MOPS moms.  Both days, I am sharing about how to cultivate a heart of gratitude.  You can read a blog post on the subject here.  I just love speaking with women, it truly is one of my favorite things to do.  If you need a speaker, you know where to find me.  I am booking for January and February now!

Since it’s the end of the month though I wanted to share with you a few things I have been loving in the month of October.  Per usual, it’s a mod podge of apps, books, products, podcasts, and more.  I always love a good recommendation and you have said you do too!  So, let’s get to My October Favorite 10!

1. Simple Purposeful Living Shop

You read that correctly!  Simple Purposeful Living is launching 2 signature products.  My email list is going to get a sneak peek today so if you aren’t on the list, there’s still time to sign up!  After listening to so many of you and pain points in your life we developed two tools we hope will help you to be more purposeful and make your life more simple!

The products launch for pre-order on November 14th, with guaranteed delivery before Christmas!  I will be sharing more on Instagram, Facebook, the blog and of course my email newsletter.  Sign-up today!

2. Land of Mae Doll

You might have seen yesterday on Instagram, we received a very special gift.  A handmade, personalized doll for our son.  We still haven’t been matched and we covet your prayers we do before December.  We also gave a little hint about his name.  Many of you caught it :).  See the post here.

3. Halloween Activities

This weekend we are carving pumpkins! We always share the pumpkin parable (read about it here) and the kids like to use the power drill to help in the carving.  We also like to read the book, Pumpkin Parable.  We also plan to boo our neighbors which is a perfect way to complete this week’s Simple Purposeful Living kindness challenge – a random act of kindness.  You can read more about boo-ing people here, it’s a good thing I promise ;)!

4. Favorite Worship Songs

I cannot stop listening to What a Beautiful Name, It Is Well, I Am Who You Say I Am and Reckless Love.  They all have such amazing lyrics and just singing along and meditating on the words helps me to right my attitude and place my focus back on Jesus.  What songs are you loving right now?

5. Egg Nog

My husband LOVES eggnog and when he saw it was back on store shelves, he not so subtly hinted I should get some.  It’s a weekly grocery staple from now until Christmas.  My favorite way to drink it is as a creamer in my coffee. You don’t need much and it’s so delicious!  Any other eggnog lovers out there?

6. Thieves Household Cleaner & Laundry Detergent

I have been using the Thieves household cleaner for about a year.  It lasts forever so even though it seems expensive on the onset, I still have a 1/3 bottle left after a year and I use it for every surface of my home!  I just got the laundry detergent after I heard it is amazing just like the cleaner.  You barely need any soap and it smells so good!  Click here to take a look at the products.

7. Crystal Paine Show Podcast

I love Crystal from The Money Saving Mom and Your Blogging Mentor.  She has a new podcast.  She covers a range of topics and I just love listening to her as I drive my kids to all their millions of activities!

8. Everybody Always by Bob Goff

I downloaded the audiobook and listened to it on the way to Pittsburgh for the Steelers game.  I seriously had to rewind about a hundred times and write down quotes.  I wish I had gotten it in print because there were just so many good takeaways about loving people really well. (Find the book here)   Here are a few of my favorites —

Instead of telling people what Jesus meant they just loved people the way he did.

We are all rough drafts of the people we are becoming.

The sad fact is many of us have lost our way helping people find theirs.

9. Healed Sneakers

I posted this picture and y’all went nuts over my favorite healed sneaker.  I just checked and they are on sale.  I love the neutral color and they are so cute and comfy!

10. Marco Polo App

It’s my new favorite way to keep in touch with friends near and far.  My bestie and I are in a very busy season of life and we can’t spend hours each week with one another as we have in the past.  This app allows us to leave video messages to one another and then respond when we can.  I talk to my mom, sister, sister-in-law, and friends using it every single week.  Bonus, it’s free!  Have you tried it out yet?

BEST OF SPL – October Blog Posts

This month I especially loved sharing about how we can be more grateful.  You can read that post here.  I also loved helping you all overcome feeling unlikely and pursue your purpose.  You can read that post here.  The simple chicken tortilla soup recipe is always a hit and so yummy. You can pin that recipe here.  Speaking of which, do you follow Simple Purposeful Living on Pinterest?  You should here.  Finally, we loved having the girls shared bedroom finished.  Read that post here.

 

So, there you have it some of my favorite things from the month of October.  I also have lots of favorite memories too so you better believe I will be back next Wednesday to share our October life lately recap!  Until then, have a great weekend and get out there and do a random act of kindness!  Don’t forget to comment and tell me something you are loving in October!

 

Until next time keep on keeping on with a simple purposeful life!

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Favorite Products Under $10

 

Last week, I asked our tribe on all social media channels what their favorite products under $10 were.  We all have things that make our life easier, more joyful and more simple! Who doesn’t love a good recommendation? I do!  If you didn’t get to share, make sure you sound off in the comments with your favorite under $10 products!  I am excited to share our tribe’s favorite products under $10 (or very very close to $10) as my Friday Favorites today.

Tribe Favorites Under $10

**all items are affiliate linked to Amazon for reference!

Trader Joe’s Chocolate Pretzel Slims

100 Days to Brave Devotional

Gel Top Coat

Coffee (funny mom cup)

Paper Mate Flair Pens

Tinkle Facial Razors

Mrs. Meyer’s Lavender Soaps & Cleaner

Purse-size Bible

Real & Fake Succulents (like these)

Stainless Steel Tumbler

Special K Cranberry Almond Bars

Poo-pourri

Yogi Teas

Celestial Seasonings Teas

More Tribe Favorites Under $10

Trader Joe’s $6.99 Prosecco

Trader Joe’s Flowers

Trader Joe’s Cold Brew Coffee Concentrate

Aldi Guacamole

Aldi Diapers & Wipes

A hot bath & Epsom salts

Fuzzy Socks

Dunkin Donuts & Starbucks Drive Thru Coffee

Heidi St. John Monthly Bible Study Subscription

So, there you have it a great list of favorites all under $10.  This list gives me great ideas for a little happy gift for a friend,  Mother’s Day or upcoming birthday!  Grab a few and put them in a basket with a sweet card and it’s sure to be loved!  So, what are your must have items under $10? Make sure to share in the comments!

I hope you have a great weekend.  We are marking a lot of things off our to do list since the weather looks to be cold here! We got a taste of spring this week and we are all ready to add sunscreen to our list of favorites!

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Until next time keep on keeping on with a simple purposeful life!

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