Highlight Reel (March 2019 Favorites)

I thought it would be fun if I took a moment each month to let you know what things are currently striking my fancy, so here goes the March installment! 

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This month, I read:

  • Kind is the New Classy by Candace Cameron Bure. Chock-full of encouragement to live with grace, compassion, and respect for others in everyday ways.

  • Girl, Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis. I listened to this as an audiobook, and I want to get it in print so I can reread it and highlight it from front to back. Such a kick in the pants in a good way— motivation to stop making excuses, embrace our power, and live with intention.

  • The Princess Diarist by Carrie Fisher. An interesting audiobook that provided some good entertainment, but coarser than most of what I read and listen to, so not quite for me.

  • Big Stone Gap by Adriana Trigiani. A sweet novel that had me rooting for the characters and the way they grew and learned from their mistakes.

  • You Carried Me by Melissa Ohden. A great memoir that gave me some insight into situations vastly different from my own, providing perspective and grace for a difficult subject.

  • Many Waters by Madeleine L’Engle. Another great installment in the Time Quintet! I love all of Madeleine L’Engle’s books, and this was no exception! It captured me from the first page.


“Whatever it’s worth, it’s never too late to be whoever you want to be. I hope you live a life you’re proud of, and if you find that you’re not, I hope you have the strength to start over.” —F. Scott Fitzgerald

It’s true; it’s never too late. To start over in big or small ways. Very few of the decisions we make in life are permanent (like major surgery or marriage), but many can be changed (like career paths, where we live, our hair color).



I started re-watching Parenthood, a show I watched a few years ago, just before the series ended. I had to emotionally prepare myself because the show is notoriously emotional (second to This is Us in my opinion). But it’s just so good that I couldn’t stay away!


My new Art Naturals essential oil set. I ordered these for myself after Christmas because I’ve really gotten into natural, holistic health and making my own products! I’ve been making a bunch of rollers for things like sore joints, muscle relief, sleep tight spray, after-sun spray, and a few perfume blends.



I made some pretty darn good pasta primavera with spaghetti squash for a girls’ night with my bridal party. I also made some delicious extra-veggie fried rice that I absolutely loved!



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I had a fun girls’ night with my bridal party at the beginning of March, got to spend some time with out-of-state family, got some more things planned and bought for my wedding, and worked on some craft projects.

I also put together a new course, Master Your Meal Prep, to help people meal plan, prep, batch cook, and grocery shop more effectively to save time and their sanity with their meal times!



I have my second wedding dress fitting and get to spend Easter with my family!


What were some of your favorite things this month? I'd love to hear from you in the comments!

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