I started doing “favorites” posts each month at the beginning of this year and that lasted for…oh, about two months! Life just happened and I didn’t come back to it, but I decided to pick it up again. Here are a smattering of things I enjoyed in September…
As a total drama nerd with a degree in musical theatre, I just love it when I find a new-to-me musical to overplay when I’m alone. Well, I finally listened to Hamilton after it came up in a few separate conversations and I absolutely love it. It’s not a conventional musical, but has a lot of rap and R&B mixed with melodies that have a familiar musical feel.
The story is powerful, the music is great. I love it and I’m wearing it out on my iPod while I work.
100 meadows project
Who knew that plowing into oil painting by tentatively committing to painting 100 meadows on a whim would be so transformative? Well, it has been. I already shared details about it HERE and HERE, but it had to be mentioned in my favorites. So, thank you to Michelle Wooderson for creating the challenge, to Page of Open Field Mercantile (who has been an encouragement and one of my “art buddies” through text), and to all of the readers who sent me and continue to send me their meadows to paint.
(Seriously, ladies are asking their husbands to pull the car over, so they can get a pretty picture for me!)
I watched THIS You Tube video and then I had to buy some new makeup. You know how that goes. So, I bought Double Wear and tapped it onto my face with a blending sponge I already had over my primed skin (with POREfessional), just like the tutorial, and it was magical. Double Wear, where have you been my whole adult life? (I also got a ton of samples with my purchase at Macy’s and some of those might make my October favorites list!)
This came to me at the tail end of September, but I ordered this shirt, feeling a little skeptical that it would fit me after reading the reviews. It looks so cute on, though! It doesn’t look like much just hanging there, but it’s fitted up top and then flares in a flattering way and hits long enough that it can be worn with leggings.
Saturday Night Church
At our new church in Minnesota, they offer a Saturday night service in addition to the Sunday services. At first, I thought there was no way I would be into going to church on Saturday night, but I love it! We go to church, stay for dinner and fellowship, and the boys and I get a lazy Sunday morning.
It’s been a pleasant surprise that I’ve really enjoyed!
Jessica is a crazy-talented artist, but what I really love is her generous spirit when it comes to teaching aspiring and novice artists. I can’t wait to watch more of her You Tube videos and practice some of her techniques.
Of course. Need I say more?
I found these Cambridge notebooks at Target and they are my favorite for note-taking and to-do lists. They have a limited selection online, but in the store, they have the spiral-bound as well as other colors and sizes. I like that each page has a month and day to circle.
And, lastly, I’ve been meeting up with some local ladies for a walk a couple of mornings each week and it’s been such an awesome time. I get steps on my fitbit, enjoy the fall weather, and I get to fellowship with women from my church and community.
Sebastian enjoys the walks, too!
Those are some of my favorite things. What were you into this September?
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