Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Five Favorites and What I'm Reading

Double dipping my link ups this week for Five Favorites and What I'm Reading!

1. Feed Your Face (What I'm Reading)

Heads up, this is an affiliate link because I'm not
sure if I'm supposed to link to Amazon images outside of the program...halp??
All you health nuts out there (I think we've established I'm not one of those) might find this book to be boring stuff you already know - basically: eat all those "superfoods" you hear tell about. (You know, the stuff with Omega 3's and...stuff)  But I loved the depth the author went into on the research that has been done on the skin and what effect the food we eat has on it.  For instance, did you know that eating cooked tomatoes (like - tomato paste/sauce) can improve your sun tolerance by up to 40%??  Yeah ok you might know that already.  But anyway...I thought she did a good job explaining all the science for skeptics like me.  If I'm giving up my daily Nutella crepes there better be a darn good reason.  The food/skin connection has been on my mind quite a bit lately thanks to the food allergies and eczema we've been dealing with lately.  I imagine more reflections on this will be coming soon to a blog post near you...

2. Shower Speaker

You wanna talk first world problems?  I hate taking showers.  In my defense, I have issues - fainting issues and achey legs standing up too long thanks to varicose veins (TMI?? Sorry...) and by the time I get out of the shower my feet hurt from swelling and I'm about ready to pass out.  So I finally picked out a birthday present that I'd been eyeing for years but feel really ridiculous spending money on - a bluetooth shower speaker.

Another affiliate link, you've been warned...


Listening to audio books in the shower not only distracts me from the agony, it makes me smuuurter.  (Did typing that sentence just negate my newfound intelligence??)

3. Candy Kirby Designs

THE CUTEST LEGGINGS among other things...I want one of everything.

And to top it off?  She's a mom of irish triplets.  Check out her blog and story - so sweet.

4. Strength for the weary

I am really tired right now.

Do you not know? Have you not heard?
The Everlasting God, the Lord, the Creator of the ends of the earth
Does not become weary or tired.
His understanding is inscrutable.
29 He gives strength to the weary,
And to him who lacks might He increases power.
30 Though youths grow weary and tired,
And vigorous young men stumble badly,
31 Yet those who wait for the Lord
Will gain new strength;
They will mount up with wings like eagles,
They will run and not get tired,
They will walk and not become weary.

-Isaiah 40:38-31 New American Standard Bible

5. My Husband

He take the children on walks to collect rocks and then helps them glue the rocks onto construction paper.  He makes sure our children have vegetables with every meal.

And at the end of a long day at work, he comes home and rescues me from the swarm of ants congregating around the baby seat covered in banana mush in the middle of the kitchen floor.
Be afraid, ants.  Be very afraid.

My hero.

Thanks for hosting Hallie and Jessica!


  1. I Did Not Know That about tomatoes. Dontcha just love Isaiah?

  2. Thanks for the healthy book recommendation, I am always needing something to get me back on track to what I am feeding myself and the fam...ongoing process.

  3. I hate taking showers too, but it's not because I have a fainting disease, it's because it seems like a waste of time when instead I could be sleeping or praying that God grant me the superpower of being perpetually clean. Also I hate having wet hair. And I hate shaving my legs.

    Next time we see each other, let's now shower in solidarity, ok?

  4. I didn't know that about tomatoes either! Our shower has been broken for the past week and I am rediscovering baths. So nice at the end of a long day.