5 favorites {thinking about recently}

squeeeaking it in right under the wire to link up with Ashley at Big White Farmhouse for five favorites!

David's waiting for a meeting right now and I just can't look at another line of computer or ebook code for at least a few hours, so I thought I'd write up a quick totally-not-related post and call it my current five favorite things I've been thinking about recently.

Humdinger of a title, I know. Shall we?

I'm in need of a new pair of workout shoes. I've been eyeing these Asics from Zappos but haven't pulled the trigger yet.

Asics Gel-Fit Sana, $70

Yes, they're gorgeous, and yes, I do really need a new pair for working out, but the price tag just deters me. I loved the last pair of Asics I bought (the ones I use every day), but I bought running shoes and then decided to do Insanity and P90x3 instead of run sooooo they're not exactly compatible.

So I need some actual cross-training shoes and these fit the bill on that regard, but I'm hesitant to buy online without trying them on. I love the idea of these -- supposedly they're made for wearing without socks?? Which kind of freaks me out, but I'm intrigued by the idea.

Riveting shoe saga, I know.

David and I have been binge-watching Fixer Upper on Netflix.
There's only one season on Netflix and we are going to run out much too quickly...and be very very sad about it when it happens.

So of course I googled "farmhouses for sale in Lancaster county" on a break this afternoon, and what popped up but this beauty, only 20 minutes outside of Lincoln??

This beauty!!!

At so far out of our budget (if we were to move at all, which we aren't for a long time) this house has a pretty big plot of land at 30 acres and is just close enough to a town that it would be awesome for someone as addicted dependent on Target as I am.

Buuuut that's way far from now, so I should really stop googling things.

I'm always on the lookout for fun baby products, and I've been dying over this Copper Pearl multi-use cover for weeks now.

It's really a genius idea, because by the time I felt comfortable nursing Kate in public, she was sooooo squirmy and so not into the idea of a cover flapping by her face that I just never did it for fear of an embarrassing situation. But this is stretchy and goes all the way around you and also super cute! I will definitely be asking for one when/if baby #2 happens.

(Also they can be used to cover car seats, inside shopping carts, over strollers...genius product.)


I thought this post about flying super duper cheap from the U.S. to Europe was fascinating. I've yet to look and see if its claims are really true (crossing my fingers they are!) but it's worth looking into.

As a new pet owner, I've been, shall we say, adjusting to the smell of having a puppy around all the time. We live in a small house, and our primary living areas are just 3 smallish rooms that, especially in the winter, don't get a lot of air flow.

Don't get me wrong, Murph is great -- but I've never lived with a dog before! So I'm constantly using Febreze on our couches, lighting candles, making David give her baths...hahah. Poor Dave. :)

I thought this post about using baking soda to naturally freshen up cushions and couches (as well as tons of other uses) was great!


Well, that's all I've got for now. Linking up with Ashley at Big White Farmhouse for five favorites. Head there for more faves!


  1. I want the cover up in #3 too, if I have another baby! I've seen women with it and it looks wonderfully . . . um, covered-up. ;)

  2. Oooo! That cover looks awesome! I do get nervous about the "regular" ones and how easily the babe pulls them away from me. Cue accidental boob sighting if someone was looking! Also, I'd love to hear more about your puppy parenting adventures :)

  3. I just found out about those multi-use covers right after Zelie was born. I had a nursing scarf with Siena that was great but it was loose and this fits to your body so there's no gaping! My favorite brand/patterns are from Covered Goods but now I see this price! So good. But now, I completely ditched the cover when Zelie was 2 or 3 months and have just been living up the double shirt and nursing dresses and not covering at all. I don't know how I mentally did such a change between babies but somehow I just don't even care any more. Havent used a cover in months! But I know when they are newborns and still figuring it out, I totally want this cover. Haha!
    And I LOVE those shoes!

  4. Those shoes are marvelous! The price tag is a little scary, I'll agree, but man, so cute. And thank you for the link to the Europe tickets! My husband was just dreaming with me about taking our family to Rome so the kids could experience their patron saints and really, it's just a dream. But with tickets under $200, that could be a reality. Going to check it out...


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