An Olive Tree, The Best Lotion & More

OK, I need to start off today’s post by saying HOLY COW YOU GUYS ARE AWESOME. I cannot believe how many of you took time to comment on my last post about our staircase. I absolutely loved reading through all of your suggestions and input on what we should do to update those stairs. I’m still not completely decided on anything, so it’s been really helpful to hear what you all think. And I gotta say, I sure love chatting with you guys. Reading your comments and emails always brightens my day and it really is my favorite part of blogging. You are the bee’s knees. Amazing. Wonderful. Super duper. Etc. And I appreciate you being here every day! LVN wouldn’t be half as much fun without you guys. Anyway, I’ll definitely keep you updated on what I decide on the stairs, I’m hoping to get going on that soon. But today is all about Friday Favorites! I really enjoy these posts because they’re just laid back and easy breezy. I love chatting about my favorite things and random tidbits from the week, so let’s hop to it. I have a few fun things to share!

The Best Lotion

So I don’t know how it happened, but somehow I made it to the ripe old age of (almost) 32 without ever trying goat’s milk lotion. Have you guys heard of this stuff? Apparently it’s great for those of us with really dry skin. Well I got some a few weeks ago and it’s absolutely AMAZING. In fact, I never knew I could love a lotion so much. Being in Colorado my hands are always, always dry. Like cracked and scaley kind of dry. It’s not a good look. I’ve tried about a zillion different lotions and everything is either too greasy or it just ends up drying my skin out even more. I started using this goat’s milk body butter about two weeks ago and I’ve been soon impressed with it. Plus it smells amazing, which is a nice bonus.

The best goat's milk lotion The best goat's milk lotion

This stuff literally feels like the creamiest whipped butter, but without the greasiness. It’s heavenly. I got mine from Cowgirl’s Outpost and they have all kinds of delicious smelling lotions. They even have baby lotion, which I’ve been using on the kids and they love it too!

Give Me All The Trees

Lately I’ve been wanting to fill our house with all kinds of different greenery. I know you’re probably thinking “well, you already go overboard with greenery Sarah” and you’d be right. BUT I’m talking about trees. Give me alllll the trees. I mentioned a while back that I bought a pair of fiddle leaf fig trees for the first time ever and I have been LOVING those. Seriously, I don’t know why I waited so long to get my own. Well now I have my eye on olive trees. I’ve been looking at a few options online this week and I am really loving this gorgeous one from Pier 1.
The perfect faux olive tree

Isn’t she a beauty?! I think it would look so good tucked in the corner of our living room. I have the perfect spot for it. I just need to figure out how to justify another tree purchase to my husband…any ideas?!

here’s a few other olive trees that are great (click on the lower right side of the image for more info):

Universal Threads Purse

Last week that I picked up a couple of items from the Universal Threads clothing line at Target. (I shared what I got in this post!) Well I fell in love with this tote and I went back to grab it this week. I love bigger bags and this one has just enough room to double as a diaper bag. I got mine in cognac, but it comes in several different colors.

Cute farmhouse style tote

Other tidbits from the week:

  • If you can believe it, Easter is only 6 weeks away. SIX. Crazy, right?! I’m not really into a lot of Easter decor, but the Hearth and Hand line just got a few new goodies that are pretty cute. But what I’m REALLY loving is their brand new bridal white dinnerware collection. EEK! I have all the heart eyes for these pretty white dishes.

farmhouse style white dinnerware

I am crazy about this pedestal white serving bowl. Isn’t it SO pretty?! I have a thing for scalloped edges so this beauty is speaking my love language. I’m also liking this large serving platter. I love the little details and this is one of those dishes you can use all year round.farmhouse style serving platter

  • My husband and I have really been enjoying this daily devotional lately. We’ve been reading it together every night and even though each devotion is only one page, they’re always really powerful.
  • I whipped up a batch of my protein balls this week and I forgot how delicious these are. I seriously cannot stop eating these things. And the kids love them with yogurt for breakfast!
  • I noticed that area rugs at World Market are up to 50% off right now, plus you get free shipping with the code SHIPFREE. This super popular ivory jute rug is one of my favorites from their collection.
  • Over on Instagram stories I’ve been getting some questions about the retro looking phone in our living room. It’s actually a  vintage inspired desk phone and yes, it does work! I love it.
  • I found the most GORGEOUS chair in all the land this week. Really, it’s true. This stunning chair is what my dreams are made of. Well other than the weird dog pillow.
  • We’ve been working on some super fun updates in the living room and I cannot wait to share those with you guys! I’m hoping to post about them next week, so stay tuned!

Well friends, I better wrap it up here. Thanks SO much for hanging out today! I hope you have a fabulous weekend. xo

Other Friday Favorites you might like:

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  1. Wendy wrote:

    Received my shirt and bag from Target and I am in love 🙂 ! When my budget allows I will be ordering some other things that you recommend on the Friday Favorites! I love all the things that you do on your blog and in your home.
    Have an outstanding weekend!

    Posted 2.23.18 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      Aw thank you Wendy!! I so appreciate that. And I’m thrilled to hear you love what you ordered from the new Target line. So good, right? I’m obsessed!! Hope your weekend is fabulous! xo

      Posted 2.23.18 Reply
  2. Deedra wrote:

    I really enjoyed your post today! I ordered two of the devotional books per your recommendation. One for me and the other for my sister. I really appreciate that you take the time to share with us different products and links to those. Your blog is definitely my favorite. Have a great weekend!

    Posted 2.23.18 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      Awesome! You will love that devotional Deedra. My husband and I have really enjoyed it and I think it works for people in all different seasons of life. Have a super weekend my friend! xo

      Posted 2.23.18 Reply
  3. Kim wrote:

    I just recently stumbled acrossed your IG and blog! I’m so happy you wrote about the best lotion! I also suffer from extremely dry and cracked hands during the winter and I have tried WAY too MANY lotions. I ordered the goat’s milk body butter you recommended and I’m excited to try it!! 🙂

    Posted 2.23.18 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      Oh I think you will LOVE that lotion Kim. I have dry, “cracky” hands too and it’s been amazing. And it isn’t too greasy. I LOVE it. Thanks for stopping gin today!! xo

      Posted 2.23.18 Reply
  4. Paula wrote:

    …about the olive tree justification…free shipping on orders over $49! I love it-a perfect fit for a corner.

    Posted 2.23.18 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      There ya go!! That’s all the justification I need. I’m ordering it!

      Posted 2.23.18 Reply
  5. Dianne Gingrich wrote:

    Thanks for sharing your Friday favorites.
    Have a great weekend.

    Posted 2.23.18 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      well thanks for dropping by Dianne! Have a great weekend. xo

      Posted 2.23.18 Reply
  6. Vicki wrote:

    Love these posts! Need to try the lotion. That chair is to die for! (If only it wasn’t almost $1000 with shipping, but we can dream😍). My 18 year old daughter loves Target clothes, I plan to take her to check out the new line. Have a great weekend!

    Posted 2.23.18 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      Right??! That chair is so insanely gorgeous!! If I ever win the lotto I am buying 10 of those–one for each room!

      Posted 2.23.18 Reply
  7. Linda wrote:

    Love your post, especially this one. Since I remember always had dry skin, for sure I’ll try . A question we’re did you get your coat rack? Have a great weekend.

    Posted 2.23.18 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      You’ll love it Linda! That lotion is amazing. And that coat rack is actually from Hobby Lobby. I just spray painted it black!

      Posted 2.23.18 Reply
  8. Corinne wrote:

    Our family deals with dry hands a lot and actually learned that lotions can dry your skin out even more. Using creams are better, but that goats milk butter looks like it would help a lot! I have really dry skin on my face and from the target beauty box I got a sample of the righteous butter moisturizer… I swear it keeps my face so soft and moisturized all day long with only applying it after my shower, and a little goes a long way. It also helped with breakouts. That goat milk butter looks like it would make your skin feel really good. As always, thanks for sharing

    Posted 2.24.18 Reply
  9. Cindy wrote:

    If you ever run into someone at a farmer’s market who makes homemade goat’s milk soap you might want to try it as well. It’s very gentle and doesn’t leave your skin feeling stripped and dried out.

    Posted 2.24.18 Reply

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