Happy December, friends! Let’s kick off this weekend with some Friday favorites, shall we?
1. THIS CHRISTMAS INSTRUMENTAL + FIREPLACE VIDEO
Christmas is in full swing at our home and that means I’m making it as cozy + life-giving as possible! Since we don’t have a fireplace, I’ve loved playing this YouTube video of a Christmas fireplace/scenery and relaxing instrumentals on our TV. We play it at mealtimes and even while I clean and it just adds so much more beauty to this already wonderful season. Give it a look + listen!
2. THE nEXT RIGHT THING PODCAST
I’ve always admired author Emily P. Freeman for her writing and her mission to create space for our souls to breathe. And I happily learned that she started a new podcast called The Next Right Thing. Each episode helps us discern what our next right thing is as Christian women. You’ll enjoy listening to her gentle voice and the essential message that inspires intentionality and provides a calm all our souls long for.
Wish you had someone to help with meal planning? Same! That’s why I’ve loved the meal planning service Prep Dish this week! Every month, personal chef and dietitian Alison Schaaf serves up a meal plan for your family (paleo and gluten-free options too!) including the grocery lists, prep day instructions, and quick + easy recipes. We tried it out this week and give it two thumbs up! Try 2 weeks free by using the code PD2WKFREE!
4. FROsTED CRANBERRY CANDLE
Mmmmm the smell of winter cranberry! I’m obsessed with our Bath & Body Works candle and have been lighting it any chance I get. How dreamy to cozy up on the couch, coffee in hand, with Christmas lights twinkling and this candle burning!
5. CLASSIC BOOKS FOR THE CHRISTMAS SEASON
Though I mostly adore reading non-fiction, this Christmas I’m indulging in a few classics: Little Women by Louisa May Alcott and A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. Because they’re both in the public domain, you can download the eBooks for free! I’ve got them on my Kindle App and can’t wait to read them to Carter.
Enjoy one thing above this month – it sure will be an exciting one! Also, share your Friday favorite in the comments below 🙂
Lots of love,