These are a few of my Favorite Things {February}

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I would love to do a weekly what-I’m-loving post, but I don’t see that happening anytime soon! Let’s see if I can get a monthly one going, and we can go from there. ;)

After my baby series – I had so much fun with that! – I wanted to branch out and share other things that make my life easier or more fun!

My faves for February include:

1. Instant Pot

Yep, I jumped on the Insta-Pot bandwagon. A ton of m y friends jumped on it when the Instant Pot was greatly discounted in December. Even with the great sale, it still wasn’t in my budget. For the next month, my Facebook feed was filled with the raves reviews of my friends’ Insta-Pot meals,  and claims that this device had been life-changing. About the time I decided I might use my Christmas money if it went on sale again, the darn thing went down to $85 on Amazon. I gave in, and it was delivered the week Lincoln decided to come. Needless to say, it sat on my dining room table for a good two weeks before I gave it a try. My friends weren’t lying… it’s quite amazing. It makes amazing chicken, roast, and meatloaf. There is a slight learning curve to it, but y’all… if *I* can figure it out, anyone can! Trust me, I am no gadget girl! (There is a newer version available now, but I like mine just fine!)


2. Great Food Fast Cookbook

Since we’re on the Instant Pot thing, this cookbook is fantastic! I highly recommend grabbing it along with the Instant Pot.

3. Sweet Savvy Mineral Make-up

I mentioned earlier this year about how skin care is something I am working on, and make-up is no exception. I tried out this new mineral make-up line that is make of only safe ingredients (yay!), and I love it! Not only am I a fan of toxin-free anything, I truly love mineral make-up, and this brand is truly phenomenal. I’ve used the bronzer, foundation, lipstick (the very first tube of lipstick I have owned that has NOT broken off… no lie!), and eyeshadow. I cannot wait for mascara to be included in the lineup! TIP: Melissa Poepping, founder of Sweet Savvy Minerals, recommends wetting your make-up brush with a spritz of water, dabbing it on a towel or your wrist to get most of the water off, and then dipping the damp brush in your mineral make-up to give it staying power. Um, this was life-changing in the make-up department, y’all. It worked like a charm!

4. NingXia Nitro

There are times this tired momma has to remain awake… you know, during the daytime?! Ha! Nitro is energy-in-a-tube, minus the jitters. I may or may not have a hidden stash…


5. Annie Sloan Chalk Paint

Oh. My. Word. You guys. This stuff is ah-MAY-zing. I am in love. I’m no DIYer, but I just bought AS Chalk Paint and have painted UP this massive dresser that sits under our tv in the living room. I was a tad skeptical that I could actually pull this off, but lo and behold, I managed. I’ll be ready to unveil my work soon! I’m just blown away at how easy and fun it was! Well, easy in-between nursing sessions and a snuggly baby. Ha!

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So, that’s what I’m loving this month!





  1. Cindy says

    I know this is a really old post, but it came up when I was doing a search for reviews of Sweet Savvy Minerals. ;) I’m a fellow homeschooling, YL girl, and I’d love to know what your long-term experience has been with the foundation. How does it affect your skin? Thanks!

    • says

      Hi Cindy,

      I actually *love* the Sweet Savvy Minerals makeup. It doesn’t feel heavy and my skin is fabulous. I use Young Living’s skin care products to cleanse and moisturize, and my makeup is SSM. I highly recommend this makeup! <3

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