Friday Favorites

Friday Favorites

This week seemed to last forever. I’m so glad it’s Friday because I’m in need of a weekend. Here are some of my favorites throughout this long week. 😉


I made a lot of recipes this week that involved avocadoes and I cannot believe I haven’t shared this before. More times than not, I only use half of an avocado. I used to use plastic bags to store them in until my best friend gifted me this a few years ago. Smart girl. 😉 I’ve been using it ever since. You can buy it here and I also linked some ones I found below!


I don’t talk about essential oils a lot on here but I use them every day in one way or another. I listed some of my favorites above that I order a lot. I talked about some of the ways I use them, here along with some other ways I take care of myself throughout the winter months.

You can also use them to cook or bake like I did for my Double Chocolate Peppermint Cookies. 🙂

Three.In case you can’t get off the chocolate train now…these are a FAVORITE!

Four.I have been wearing my JND stacks almost every day for the last few months. They are so fun and I love that our wedding date is engraved right on the ring. You can read more about it the rings here and in case you’re in need of a new bag..go here!

Five.I love, love, love my Homemade Granola. It’s just so good and easy to make. You also may remember my Blueberry Crumble recipe that included Purely Elizabeth’s granola. This is my go-to granola when I need something quick and healthy. 🙂 I love her granola when it’s riding solo, with milk, or paired with yogurt. I normally buy any of three kinds below and I added them to my pantry items on my shop page for you to buy it there any time!


Friday Favorites

I feel like, “normal” weeks don’t exist around here anymore! ha! We had a delay on Monday, I was sick on Tuesday, and no school on Wednesday! It sure has been a whirlwind but I’ve gotten a lot of rest, reading and things done around the house. Blessing in disguise?

As always on Fridays, I’m talking about some of my favorite things from the week!



I updated my shop page! I added some home decor, staples in my wardrobe and more! I’m sure I’ll be adding some baby favorites once that time comes! 🙂


I was headed to the gym the other day and realized how much I love the yoga mat I have. I’ve had it for years and it’s held up so well. It’s basic and exactly what I need. There’s something about taking your own to the gym that is just flat out nice. You can click on the picture to see it.

Also, I shared this almost two years ago but this workout video is still one of my absolute favorites! It takes only ten minutes and only requires three and five pound weights. (I actually use five pound weights the entire time).

I sent it to my friend who works out consistently and she said how much she loved it (and how much of a workout it was)! 😉

Three.Chocolate Covered Strawberry Smoothie--Recipe at: stephanie-spring.comI knew my smoothie game was strong but I didn’t realize how much I shared my obsession with all of you (which I love doing!) On Tuesday I listed all my smoothies at the bottom of my recipe for a Chocolate Covered Strawberry Smoothie, here! You’re welcome. 😉


I’ve followed Liz for several years now and loved her style. What I also love is the writing behind her style. I came across what she posted this week and cannot stop thinking about how true this is.

Five.Farm Fresh Hanging Wall Banner (similar). Farmhouse Scale ClockGalvanized Platter and Dome.

Shady Oaks Farm has become one of my favorite places to shop for home decor. I’ll add some more of my favorite pieces to the shop page as well. 🙂 Their stuff is gorgeous!

In case you were wondering about the zucchini bread in the picture above (or missed my post from Monday) you can find the recipe here!

Here’s to a weekend of n.o.t.h.i.n.g. planned! 🙂


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The happiest of Fridays from me to you because we made it through the week! 🙂

One.My cousin gave me this book around Christmas and I can’t believe I haven’t shared it yet! It walks you through stages of baby food but also includes recipes for the entire family. It’s all based on eating real food, which you know I love learning and reading about! You can buy it (or at least read more about it) here!


I’ve noticed over the last few years I have worn dark nail polish during the summer months and light colors during the winter??? Either way, I’m loving this nail polish lately!


One thing I love giving my students every year for Valentines (because Valentines Day in 5th grade is a BIG deal) are heart pencils and candy because you can never go wrong with both. We always have a fun little party also but I thought I’d share some similar pencils that I get as a simple and fun idea. 🙂 24 pencils for under $3.00 is also a steal!

Four.This smoothie is just too good not to share!

Five. I know I just talked about this rug on my last post (here) but I am still talking about it. We have it in the nursery but I would definitely add it to our living room or any room for that matter. Plus, how can you beat the price?!

Happy February! xo

Friday Favorites

Well…this week was a doozy. I was sick, then Eric was sick and we just couldn’t seem to catch a break. My Friday Favorites are short and sweet this week because sleep has trumped most plans and productivity. Fingers crossed we’re both getting better and we have the weekend to rest and relax. Praise Jesus! I hope you and your family are staying healthy wherever you are! 🙂


I got a new phone. It’s almost identical to my last one but definitely an upgrade compared to my four year old one. 😉 I also got this! I know I’m completely behind on getting one and I now understand why so many people love them! (Also I love this phone case).

Two.Game Day Chili--Recipe at: Stephanie-spring.comMy Game Day Chili is perfect for the big game coming up or any weeknight/weekend. 🙂

Three. Game Day Fries with Yogurt Dipping Sauce--Recipe at: Game Day Fries with Yogurt Dipping Sauce--Recipe at:…and so are my Game Day Fries with Yogurt Dipping Sauce. Pin it, friends! 😉

Four.Speaking of the big game coming up…who watched This Is Us this week?! I. LOVE. THIS. SHOW.

Five.Potato, Sausage, and Leek Soup--Recipe at: stephanie-spring.comYou can always warm up with some of this soup too. 🙂 Happy Friday!

Friday Favorites

This week I’ve spent A TON of time at home thanks to MLK day and snow days. I’ve had a lot of time to research baby things and some of my favorites this week reflect just that. It mainly stemmed from my parents being so sweet and bringing the crib and dresser to our house this past weekend for the nursery. We planned on starting to set things up a few weeks ago but snow got in the way. I’ve been browsing my heart out ever since then and after setting up the crib and dresser, Eric and I both looked at each other realizing how real everything is becoming! 🙂


I spent almost all of Saturday rearranging, binging and purging a lot of things that somehow in a few short years we’ve accumulated, to make room for baby things. It all happened at the perfect time though because I was listening to Jen Hatmaker’s podcast featuring Emily Ley and I was completely inspired for a simpler life going into this season. (Or at least an attempt)… 😉


…and Emily Ley’s book: A Simplified Life: Tactical Tools for Intentional Living. 🙂

Three.Similar (here and here).

I’ll be doing a (or a few) nursery posts in the next few months but I thought I’d share some similar cribs and dressers as to the one we have. 🙂 It’s a 3-in-1 convertible crib, which I’m really excited about!



You’re either going to laugh or say a big, “Amen” to this favorite. It’s just necessary, ladies. This Cocoa Butter works wonders.


Dr. Bronner’s Pure Castile Liquid Soap – Baby Unscented// Clear 1 Gallon Jar// Pure Baking Soda

I finally ran out of the laundry detergent we have and I’m so excited to try this homemade kind! A friend recommended it to me because she loves it! I already had most of the things on hand. Dr. Bronner’s is amazing for so many things. I use it often to clean my make-up brushes. I’ll let you know how I like it! 🙂

Have a relaxing weekend friends! xo