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Friday Favorites

Cheers to another Friday!! 🥂 Today I am sharing some fun favorites, tips, and much more that I think you might find you love just as much! Be sure to read all the way through as I am doing my first Friday Giveaway!!

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ood · Relaxation · Interiors · Deals · Adventure · You
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Screen Shot 2017-07-11 at 2.01.22 PM  This almond butter is delicious!! Turlock has a farmer’s market downtown every Thursday and this is where I stumbled upon this gem. I love it because unlike most nut butters, they use coconut oil instead of palm seed oil, honey vs refined cane sugar, and Himalayan salt instead of table salt.  The almonds are local (Oakdale, CA).  Maybe not local to those not in this area but at least you know where it’s at.😉  It’s pretty much amazing and they weren’t kidding when they said it goes down quickly! I bought a 16 oz jar and it was gone in little over a week!  #weliveonit  Go here for a discount on my favorite almond butter!

Pretty sure these are the almonds used  😉 #oakdalecalifornia
These might even be the almonds used. 😉 #oakdalecalifornia

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Another favorite is my Mother’s Day gift from Grant and Grayson!  Props to Grant for the creativity. 🙌🏼  Mother’s Day morning Grant had Grayson give me a gift bag and these were the 3 things I found. First, this baby onesie!

Next, was what looked like a dirty diaper but it was actually filled with dove chocolates instead of other goodies! 😂 And lastly, this gift certificate…Screen Shot 2017-06-20 at 5.16.35 PMScreen Shot 2017-06-20 at 5.16.46 PMScreen Shot 2017-06-20 at 5.17.12 PMIf you have a drybar location near you, try it out! If you don’t, I know many hair salons already offer blow-outs, so go get one. Whether it’s for a special occasion or just a night out; it’s a fun relaxing time!

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A summer refresher for all styles!! No matter your personal style use this quick tip to create a new look at an inexpensive price in your living space! Keep year-round neutral/classic accent pillows on your sofas and chairs.  In addition to these, have other accent pillows that are your pops of color, festive, and fun ones.  These additional pillows can then be easily switched out for the seasons or anytime you feel the need for a refresher! Using pillow covers makes for an easy switch.  If you lean towards a contemporary style and like to refresh with what is current, some popular Summer 2017 colors to look for are shown in the palette below.fullsizeoutput_121f

Here are some pillow ideas with the popular summer colors in mind. Click to shop!

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This website called Ebates is a must!!  Thanks to my sister Michelle, I fell in love with this around Christmas time last year and have been making money every time I shop online.  I wasn’t sure if I would use it or not but let’s just say it’s silly not to be using it!  For instance, I buy lots of baby essentials through target.com. Before I go to the target website to buy something I go to the Ebates website and then click target as my store of choice for that shopping trip. This automatically re-routes me to target.com to complete my purchase. When I make a purchase at any of the listed retailers it calculates my cash back based on the percent each store is offering.  Every 3 months I am mailed a check with my “CASH BACK.”  It’s so simple and there are NO catches… Just me getting paid to shop online!! Who doesn’t love that?! #notmadaboutit  Now I can tell Grant that it “pays to shop, literally.” 😂

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One of our recent day-getaways was to Oak Farm Vineyards in Lodi, California. This place is gorgeous!! The winery location has preserved the heritage of the 1930s oak tree farm all while being recently renovated to bring a modern twist to each glass!  This is a great place to unwind with friends or a simple date night where you can sample some of California’s best. If you aren’t near Lodi, search for local wineries in your area.  Pack a light picnic and call it a date!!

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A book that I recently read was Women of the Word by Jen Wilkin.  I wish it didn’t say women in the title because it honestly would be great for guys too! Jen does a wonderful job of offering a concise plan to help us study the scripture on a deeper level.  I like how she first redirects our focus of studying the Word.  She says, “We must first ask, what does this passage teach me about God, before we ask it to teach us anything about ourselves.” If you decide on this as your next read, set aside time to dig in and follow her outline of becoming Women of the Word!

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I’m excited to be doing my first giveaway–look for more to come in the future (always something different–might be big or small)!   Like I mentioned earlier, I love this almond butter, I love it so much that I am teaming up with Alldrin Bros. to give away 2-16oz jars.
Enter the Giveaway here!
Winners will be announced Monday, July 17th.

Congrats to Kelsey Amberg & Melissa Geiger on each winning a jar of the almond butter🎉 

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