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Friday’s Five Favorites

A few of my favorites I share with you each Friday to help you simplify, take a breath, or find some beauty in your day. (Or sometimes just ’cause it’s something I love!)


I was making this Roasted Garlic Cauliflower Alredo Sauce the other day and it called for, you guessed it, roasted garlic. I’ve never roasted garlic before, so I went ahead and did it, and i’m hooked! It was great in the sauce, but this morning I spread it on my normal toast + eggs + spinach and it brought it to a whole new level.

I’m making pizza tonight and you better believe there’s going to be roasted garlic on that baby. Here’s the instructions I followed to roast the garlic (so super easy!) except I was out of olive oil, so I used butter, and it worked just fine.


Native Deoderant. You guys, I love this deodorant. I’ve tried lots of different kinds off the shelf, have tried just baking soda, made my own with coconut oil, tried an essential oil blend. Nothing seemed to work great and last all day, but that was before I found this. Go try it.

It’s aluminum free and paraben free. I got the Coconut and Vanilla flavor. It’s really moisturizing, has last me a long time, and it keeps me from stinking! Win. I’ll have to give you an update, though, after I use it in the middle of summer. I don’t think it is sold on Amazon, sadly, but their website does provide free shipping and it came to me pretty quickly! (Not sponsored, I just really love it 😉 ).


I started listening to The World and Everything In It over a year ago. It’s now a part of my normal weekday morning routine. It’s associated with The World Magazine, and provides journalism with a biblical worldview. Sometimes their feature stories aren’t super interesting to me and I’ll skip them, but as a quick way to catch up on current events, it’s been so helpful to me.

TV Show

Pioneer Quest. Alex and I watched through this show last summer and we loved it. It’s about two couples who are chosen to create a homestead reminiscent of 1870s settlers in Canada for one year. So fun and interesting to watch. It’s reality TV, but because of the personality of the couples in it it didn’t seem overrun by some of the blown up drama that a lot of reality TV is, so we liked that.


I recently discovered The Elliot Homestead and have had so much fun reading it. I don’t know if it’s the dreams in the back of our minds to have a bit of land and grow more and build more ourselves, or just her pretty pictures and the way her descriptions of things make me laugh, but both keep bringing me back to this blog. I especially loved this post on homeschooling, and have added this recipe for Browned Chicken Thighs with Fingerling Potatoes and Cherry Tomatoes to my meal plan for next week. (And my Pinterest Food Board has grown quite a bit as I’ve looked over her recipes!)


1 thought on “Friday’s Five Favorites”

  • So fun! I listen to The World and Everything in it as well! It’s honestly such a breath of fresh air when compared with how the mainstream media handles reporting the news. I’ve been loving it and feel more informed. And I shall have to try that deodorant!

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