We started our summer off with a trip home to Oregon to visit family and friends and then last weekend went to Wyoming and stayed in a cabin and spent hours on the lake. So, so far we’re off to a great start with making memories and spending time together as a family.
Like I mentioned in my Top Ten – Spring Favorites, this year I want to share more of my favorite things with you. From organizing, to good reads, to simple tips and tricks. I’ve decided a fun way to do this is that each season I’ll compile a list of my current top ten favorites and pass them on to you! Without further ado, here are my top ten summer favorites.
No. 1: Neutrogena Sunscreen
I don’t like the feel of greasy sunscreen, especially on my face, so this is my new favorite.
No. 2: Yumm Bowls
You can see my recipe HERE for Yumm Bowls. These are so yummy! I’ve noticed that these are often a top post here on MWM, it seems there are many of you who like these too. This is a great summer weeknight dinner. If you are looking for more easy weeknight recipes check out my Super Simple Suppers eBook, it’s full of recipes just like this!
No. 3: When Breath Becomes Air
This book was one of those books that stuck with me. It’s based on a thirty-six year old man who is diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer. He was training to be a neurosurgeon and he goes from being a doctor treating the dying, to being a patient struggling to live. He writes about his journey and explores what makes life worth living in the face of death.
No. 4: Stainless Steel Wipes
Moving on to a little lighter topic, these wipes are the best! I’ve been using these for years to keep my SS appliances clean. I find that one wipe will work for all of my appliances and they do a great job of getting all of the marks off. I recently tried the spray from the same brand and didn’t like it at all. Following my own advice here – if something works, don’t go looking for something else!
No. 5: Skinny Girl Popcorn
Looking for healthy snack options? This is a good go-to. I like the Lime & Salt flavor best and that the packages are portioned into smaller sizes to help keep your snack size – snack size.
No. 6: Starbucks Cup
I got a new cup like this below, last summer and it’s still going strong! I use this daily and drink my ice water like it’s my j-o-b. Everyday I try to drink 3-4 of these. Having an insulated cup and a straw seems to be the motivation I need to drink my water. If you want to drink more water, find a cup that helps you to do just that!
No. 7: Library (Apps)
Now that we are back in the US I’ve realized how much I missed having a library! I’ve also been thrilled to learn about the different apps that I can download through my library. Via these apps I can listen to audio books and ebooks. The two apps my library uses are Hoopla and Overdrive. These are great options if you want to avoid buying books and like having a digital option.
No. 8: Running
Don’t hate me. I signed up for a Half Marathon this summer so I’m back to running, it’s one of my goals for the year. I usually move from running for a season and then I take several seasons off. This apparently is an “on season.” I still use the Runkeeper (free) app to track my distance and time. If you have any good running playlists, please pass on!
No. 9: Tool Kit
Lately, this bucket is my best friend. I continue to decorate and hang things up around our home, and this streamlined tool bucket makes it so easy. We have pared down our tools to the essential items that we use and this system works perfectly.
No. 10: Birkenstocks
I got my first pair of Birkenstocks last April and I’m so glad that I did! These are a great walking shoe and I honestly don’t know why it took me so long. (Well, I do know, I was waiting for a flip-flop style!)
Like always, I’m so thankful for you my dear readers and for your efforts to live more intentionally. If you do not already subscribe to MWM – please do so – it’s the best way to stay in the loop. Click here to subscribe and join the tribe!
What are your current favorites? What is your favorite thing about summer? How are you doing on your water intake?
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