Our recommendations segment of the show is well loved by listeners, so we thought we'd add a a written version to the blog to serve up some of the things that are adding value to our lives lately. Without further adieu, here are 5 things we are loving lately.
1. Plum Paper Planner
If you listened to our bonus episode this past summer, you heard us talk a bit about planning. One of us is a natural born planner, and one of us would rather go with the flow. Though we smattered throughout the spectrum on this, we both agree that making some sort of plan is a good thing. After recording and listening to the episode, I (Heather) realized that using 3 different planners was a big....much. So I before our year of enough challenge, I tried out the Plum Paper planner and I love it! It does what my other planners does combined and it's pretty too! It leaves room for goals and dreaming, but still make the tactical things a priority, like calendar, to do lists, and time slots. You can check it out HERE.
2. Into the Water
Do you like our book recommendations?? We are all over the map on reading; we read everything from personal development to romance to literary fiction to memoirs. One book that I've been reading is Paula Hawkins (author of Girl on the Train) new book Into the Water. Now that I'm about halfway in, I can understand the mixed feedback on this one. Some have raved and others have felt it was disjointed and hard to follow. While I totally get the disjointed complaint, I haven't felt the character landscape and multiple points of view takes away from the story, although many would disagree. If you like psychological thrillers with a hint of mystery, give this one a go.
3. Up and Vanished Podcast
Who wants a podcast recommendation? We are both avid podcast listeners, and we've got one for you which is a different flavor that our usual recommendations. If you like true crime and podcasts like Serial and S*Town, check out Up and Vanished. In this podcast, the producer Payne Lindsey revives the missing persons case of Tara Grinstead and chronicles his investigation. If you love Serial you'll eat this up. Check it out HERE.
4. Slutty Food Blog
Looking for a new good blog? We gotcha covered. Do you like those addictive Tasty Videos on Facebook and Pinterest (just me??). The Slutty Food Blog is like the word form of Tasty's creations. Serving up food and recipes just like the title suggests, here you'll find all sorts of guilty pleasures dished up with love spiced up with personality peppered with minimalism experiments. Bonus, Cristin is a listener of the podcast and we'll be collaborating with her here on the blog, so lookout for a featured minimalist recipe coming up soon! Check out the Slutty Food Blog HERE.
5. Sacred Mountain Essential Oil
Fall is upon us, and it such a fun time to embrace warm scents, good food, and embrace health. One of my favorite scents lately is Sacred Mountain Essential Oil. A high frequency oil, it's great for promoting feelings of strength, empowerment, and protection. I love to diffuse it or drop it on my diffuser necklace on crisp mornings. If you are looking to dabble in essential oils, you can get started by ordering a starter kit. With he purchase of a kit, you'll get a diffuser and 11 essential oils AND you'll have access to wholesale prices. The only requirement for keeping up your membership is spending $50 yearly. No strings attached!