Hello hello and happy Friday!! I’m currently working on this post with the most gorgeous sunshine streaming in my window, a cup of hot coffee and all the good vibes because it finally feels like spring here today. HALLELUJAH. I have been dying for warmer weather and we’re finally getting a teeny tiny taste of it this week. And dang, it sure feels good. It’s making me all sorts of excited for spring and summer, which you guys know by now is my FAVORITE. Anyway, while I enjoy the sunshine I wanted to chat about March favorites. I have a ton of great stuff to share, so grab a snack and let’s goooooooo!
March was SO busy. We had blizzards, major projects, trips, and everything in between. The month just flew by, but it was a great month full of some really fun experiences like my trip to Antique Candle Co, hitting 500 blog posts, and completing my dream window seat makeover. This month I also figured out a few ways to be more efficient with managing my time when it comes to the blog and Instagram, so that was a big win. I’m trying some new things and so far it’s working pretty well. Fingers crossed I can keep it up! I also spent a lot of time this month working on something SUPER DUPER exciting that I can’t wait to share with you guys sooooooooon. Eeek!
Blog Update: I made changes to the upper menu here on the blog. Now under the tab “Decor Ideas” you can search decor by season: spring decor, summer decor, fall decor, and Christmas. You can also see all DIY projects here.
Book of the Month
I’m still trying to read one book a month this year and my book for March was Uninvited by Lysa TerKeurst. I’ve actually felt a tug on my heart for a while now to read this book, but for some reason I kept pushing it off. But I’m so glad I finally read it. This book was better than I expected and I felt like it was written for me in so many ways. It’s very focused on finding your worth in God and not caring so much about the opinions of others. I highly recommend it!
New Discovery This Month
This month I discovered The Joyful Life Magazine, which is a new magazine all about home and heart inspiration for Christian women. You guys, it’s AMAZING. I have two of them now and I just love everything this magazine stands for. There are great ideas for home, like recipes, easy decor and DIY ideas, but it also has really powerful articles on topics like how to live a more simplified life, how to give anxiety over to God, how to find joy in the every day, etc. I have been really enjoying it!
This is a quarterly magazine, so it’s bigger than your typical magazine plus the paper quality is really heavy. I noticed that right away–it almost feels like a book! And it’s the kind of magazine that you want to read cover to cover. It’s all just so good. I seriously love it and I think this would make an amazing Mother’s Day gift. Check it out here.
Favorite Spring Makeup
This month I’ve been doing a little lighter makeup look for spring and I’m really liking it. I was going to do a whole post about what I’ve been loving, but I figured I’d just quickly share what I’ve been using here.
Top 3 Products:
- IT Cosmetics CC Cream: This is an old favorite of mine that I just re-discoverd before my trip to Indiana and I LOVE it all over again. Why did I ever stop using it?!
- Mario Badescu Facial Spray with Aloe, Sage & Orange Blossom: I love this lightweight spray before or after my makeup for extra hydration.
- Peachy Glow Blush & Highligher: This is a new product for me, but I’ve been reaching for it everyday the past few weeks. I love this blush and highlighter combo for spring!
I’ve been wearing an initial necklace every single day for months now and I always get so many questions about it on IG. It was actually gifted to me by Dana Sang Jewelry, so it’s much more expensive that most of the jewelry I own. But I did find a very similar option over on Etsy and it’s a fraction of the cost. Again, I think this would make a fabulous Mother’s Day gift for anyone that loves dainty jewelry!
Best Purchase Under $50:
Honestly, I think my best purchase this month was the bamboo clothing rack from Amazon. I technically purchased this at the end of February, but I’ve been loving it all month long. I use it every day and it’s so convenient to have this in my bedroom for extra storage. I still can’t believe it was less than $50! Second favorite was this new curling iron, which I’ve been loving lately to do “beachy” waves. I ordered the 1 and 1/4″ barrel.
I always try to spend time looking at my analytics to see what you guys are loving each week and each month. It’s really interesting to see which items are the most popular, so I thought it would be fun to start sharing the most popular items in my monthly favorites post. Here are the top 5 purchases from my blog in the month of March:
Thank you guys for another great month here on the blog! Seriously, this continues to be my happy place and I have you wonderful ladies (and a few guys!) to thank for it. Also, I would love to know if there are any posts you’d like to see in April. I’m always open to new ideas!! Happy April fam! xoxo
More favorites you might want to check out: