2016 Favorite Things recap!

Posted on December 28th, 2016

​​Thank you all for coming to our favorite meeting of the year!

Its a time to get together and share our favorite things - maybe you'll find a new favorite thing among this list.

All links point the the item you shared with us!  If any edits are needed to what you shared (e.g. I included wrong link/description)- please let me know!

I hope you all have a wonderful and blessed Christmas! See you in 2017!

Jesus Storybook bible
Fun pictures and description for kids. Ties each story back to Jesus. 
​Find it on Amazon.com

Instagram boutique. Shirts, pants, dresses. They will do sales on grab bags at the end of season. Super cute stuff!

Grace and Lace
As seen on Shark Tank (cool!). Lace extender cami to wear under shirts to wear with leggings. (genius!). Also sell scarves, boot cuffs, leg warmers and more!

Jamie Ivy (Happy Hour) podcast.
Jame is the wife of pastor of Austin Stone. Christian podcast. Inteviews of women, public speakers, authors, entrepenours. Initaitve to stop sex trafficing. 

$8month. 60 page books shipped to you every month - your pics from instagram! Dates printed on spine! 

Shawn King
Social justice writer for the Daily News. Initiative to bring justice for all. Daily emails for things we can do to poistiivly impact the cause.( ex: tweet the mayor of NY to bring justce for a police brutatliy issue, reading articles)

Borrow eBooks, audiobooks, and more from your local public library - anywhere, anytime. All you need is a library card!

If It Fits Your Macros
Calculate calories, carbs, protein.
(recommendation for a treat: Halo ice cream: low cal, low fat, low carb, high protein)

Name Bubbles
Allergy alert labels, labels for kids belongings (coats, bottles). Dishwasher/microwave/washer safe. 

8x8 photobooks. Many layout options. Easy (simple!) to make!

You submit picture and they make a postcard and mail it for you! They also do photo mosaics and other photo printing services.

Acure Yummy Baby 4-in-1 wash
Natural, good for kids with dry skin.
Find it at Target

Nineveh Ministries
Empowers juvenile offenders to find purpose, personal growth, and achievement through the life changing reality of Jesus Christ. Their vision is to implement an effective juvenile offender ministry model throughout every county in Texas.
*Etsy site sells ornaments (repurposes old pallets) that the juvenile offenders make to help them reform. (I cannot find the Etsy site! I apologize!)

HEB Curbside
Order groceries online!! $5 fee for service. (Going into the store is SO 2016!)
(side note: I heard some scuttlebutt about there being a $99/yr option to have groceries delivered to your house. I haven't found anything to confirm! But it'd be pretty cool!)

Hip2save.com - Not Your Grandma's Coupon Site (That made me giggle)
She provides readers daily coupons, online deals, freebies, and more!​

MOMs club
​Support group designed just for the at-home mother!  Cedar park has a group. Playdates, moms night outs, etc)

Rebates from your receipt! Scan your receipt, get rebates. (Rebates I've gotten from this app have provided many hours of caffeine enjoyment...FREE Starbucks for stuff I'm gonna buy anyway? Sweet!)

Pinterest recipe: 3 ingredient orange chicken.
Quick recipe! (orange marmelade, soy sauce, bbq sauce)
Many variations of this recipe on Pinterest! 

The Wonder Weeks app
Keeps you informed about the (mental) leaps and bounds of your baby — any time of day or night. 
It describes in in-depth and easy-to-understand terms the incredible developmental changes that all babies go through, the app is the perfect companion element to track your baby’s mental development (during the first 20 months).

Cuddle + Kind
Ethically produced, hand-knit dolls that help feed children​. 1 doll=10 meals

Crock Pot Honey Garlic Chicken
Easy crockpot meal with things you're likely to already have!

Kickstarter helps artists, musicians, filmmakers, designers, and other creators find the resources and support they need to make their ideas a reality.​


Pretend Soup
A cookbook for preschoolers
(also Pretend Salad and more)
Find it on Amazon

Bare Minerals Lip Gloss
Lips look fuller and more voluptuous. Naturally-derived Shea, Avocado and Murumuru butters help to deeply hydrate and smooth lips while an infusion of minerals revitalizes lips for a healthy-looking pout. All the while, an encapsulated vitamin A, C and E complex helps to deliver antioxidant defense, so you're ready for anything-and everything. (I WANT EVERY COLOR!)

Bed Head Afterparty
(aint no party like a stay-at-home-mom party!)
For silky, smooth, shiny, healthy looking hair. Control the funky fly-aways and silk-ify your hair.​

Sugar Lip Balm - Sephora
With SPF 15
moisturizes, protects, and smooths the lips​. 
In an independent consumer testing panel on 22 subjects, after 4 weeks of twice-daily application of Sugar Passion Tinted Lip Treatment SPF 15:
- Keep lips moisturized for up to 6 hours after initial application
- 97% said it produced softer, soothed lips 
- 94% said it improved the appearance of dry, chapped lips and noticed more hydrated, healthier-looking lips 
- 90% said it retexturized the lips 
- 87% said it prevents dryness​

Wreck This Journal
An illustrated book that features a subversive collection of prompts, asking readers to muster up their best mistake- and mess-making abilities to fill the pages of the book (and destroy them). Acclaimed illustrator Keri Smith encourages journalers to engage in "destructive" acts-poking holes through pages, adding photos and defacing them, painting with coffee, and more-in order to experience the true creative process. Readers discover a new way of art and journal making-and new ways to escape the fear of the blank page and fully engage in the creative process.​

Noonday Collection
Noonday partners with talented artisan entrepreneurs to make a difference in some of the world’s most vulnerable communities. By developing artisan businesses through fair trade, we empower them to grow sustainably and to create dignified jobs for people who need them. Together we’re building a flourishing world where children are cherished, women are empowered, people have jobs and we are connected.​

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