My Favorite Things

A Few Of My Favorite Things {November 2019}

posted by Andrea | 11/1/2019 | 25 comments

I honestly can’t believe it’s November already — the holiday season is here! 

I’m definitely a “minimalist” when it comes to holiday hoopla, so I’m excited to share one of my favorite SIMPLE gift ideas for teachers, coaches, instructors, directors, coworkers, neighbors, etc. etc. Hopefully it will give you a little head start on your holiday planning! 

A Few of My Favorite Things {October 2019}

posted by Andrea | 10/1/2019 | 29 comments

October is a good month… we’re settled into the back-to-school schedule and the busyness of the first month is behind us, the weather is cooler but not cold, Candy Corn is on sale at almost every grocery store, and it’s apple season in Michigan.

These are just a few of the MANY reasons Fall is my favorite season! I’m sharing a few more of my favorite things in today’s post! 

A Few Of My Favorite Things {September 2019}

posted by Andrea | 09/2/2019 | 31 comments

I’m often asked if I “dread” September because it means Dave goes back to school… and while I don’t love sending him back to school after a summer home together, I don’t dread it either.

In fact, September is one of my favorite months because it’s the start of Fall — my favorite season! I’m sharing a few more of my favorite things in today’s post!

A Few Of My Favorite Things {August 2019}

posted by Andrea | 08/1/2019 | 23 comments

It’s August! Only a couple more weeks of summer vacation for our family — and then it’s back to school again for another 9 months! 

Although the kids are excited for school, having everyone home for the summer is pretty high up there on my list of “favorite things”! I’m sharing a few more of favorites in today’s post! 

A Few of My Favorite Things {July 2019}

posted by Andrea | 07/1/2019 | 26 comments

I feel like the summer is flying by at warp speed — faster than any other summer before! We’re already a full month in and we still have SO many things we want to do! 

I’m sharing a few of my favorite things in today’s post — and I’ll be taking the rest of the week off from blogging to enjoy the holiday week with my family!

A Few of My Favorite Things {June 2019}

posted by Andrea | 06/3/2019 | 18 comments

Summer break is officially here! Dave is completely finished with his school year, his classroom is cleaned out, and all his grades are entered. We’re looking forward to hanging out at home for the next 10+ weeks… that’s one of my favorite things for sure!

I’m sharing a few more of my favorite things in today’s post! 

My Favorite Canning Supplies

posted by Andrea | 05/13/2019 | 11 comments

As our children get older, as our vegetable garden gets larger, and as I have more “free time” for activities I enjoy, I hope to increase the types and quantities of food I preserve each year. 

And since we’re entering the time of year when canning and preserving are becoming hot topics of conversation again, I thought it might be perfect timing to share some of MY favorite canning resources (the ones I’ve used year after year for as long as I can remember). 

A Few Of My Favorite Things {May 2019}

posted by Andrea | 05/1/2019 | 20 comments

Last week was a BIG yard work week for us… we had several larger trees delivered and planted, we dug out and transplanted so many shrubs, I split countless perennials, we rented a sod cutter to expand a few of our planting beds, and we had 20+ yard of mulch delivered. 

I know it might sound crazy, but working out in the yard truly is one of my most favorite things to do this time of year! I’m sharing a few more of my favorite things in today’s post! 

A Few Of My Favorite Things {April 2019}

posted by Andrea | 04/1/2019 | 23 comments

Our family has enjoyed having everyone home for Spring Break these last few days… I feel like all I’ve been doing is cooking and baking (something I enjoy doing more of when Dave is home to help “hold down the fort”)! 

I’ll share more about all my spring break cooking and baking next week… in the meantime, it just seems fitting that all my favorites for this month are kitchen-related! 

A Few Of My Favorite Things {March 2019}

posted by Andrea | 03/1/2019 | 18 comments

It’s March!! — which means a big birthday for one of my favorite “big” boys! We’re celebrating Simon’s 5th birthday tomorrow (with donuts, of course!) Can you believe it?! His always-sharing, always-giving personality is one of my favorite things about him. That… and his eyes when he smiles! 

I’m sharing a few more of my favorite things in today’s post!

A Few Of My Favorite Things {February 2019}

posted by Andrea | 02/1/2019 | 43 comments

Thanks to a huge storm, Dave and the kids had THE ENTIRE week off of school for snow/cold days!

A full week of snow days is definitely one of my favorite things… today, I’m sharing a few more favorites!

A Few Of My Favorite Things {January 2019}

posted by Andrea | 01/1/2019 | 17 comments

HAPPY NEW YEAR, FRIENDS!!!!
I had a fabulous “week away” from my computer, the blog, social media, and even from most of my emails… but I’m excited to get into a better routine again.

Of course, you know that another new year (and month) means another new list of my favorite things!! Feel free to share some of YOUR favorite things in the comments!

A Few Of My Favorite Things {December 2018}

posted by Andrea | 12/3/2018 | 13 comments

One of my favorite things about the holiday season is the extra time I have to do a little more reading… it’s too cold to do yard work and we rarely do any house projects over the holidays, so I have enjoyed the extra “down time” and have read several books these past few weeks.

I’m sharing a few more of my favorite things in today’s post! 

A Few Of My Favorite Things {November 2018}

posted by Andrea | 11/1/2018 | 25 comments

Just 7 “short” years ago, I was anxiously anticipating the arrival of our first baby! Now we are anxiously looking forward to Nora’s 7th birthday (on Thanksgiving day!) We’ll celebrate one of our favorite girls on my most favorite holiday of the year — I can’t wait!

Today I’m sharing a few more of my favorite things! 

A Few Of My Favorite Things {October 2018}

posted by Andrea | 10/1/2018 | 8 comments

Fall is (and always has been) my favorite season of the year… I wholeheartedly agree with Anne of Green Gables when she says, “I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.” 

Happy October to you all — come read about a few more of my favorite things this month!

A Few Of My Favorite Things {September 2018}

posted by Andrea | 09/3/2018 | 14 comments

A day off from work and school for Labor Day is one of Dave’s favorite things about starting school before this holiday weekend. It’s such a nice little break after the first couple weeks of school. And seriously, how is it September already!?!?!?!?!

Today I’m sharing a few more of my favorite things — and you might notice my post went live 2 hours earlier (hopefully for the foreseeable future!)

A Few Of My Favorite Things {August 2018}

posted by Andrea | 08/1/2018 | 14 comments

The past week has been much cooler and less humid. We’ve enjoyed having the windows open most days, AND the cooler temps at night — both of which are some of my favorites (especially since we were running the air conditioning most of the month).

Today I’m sharing a few more of my favorite things!

A Few of My Favorite Things {July, 2018}

posted by Andrea | 07/2/2018 | 17 comments

Our summer is rolling along quickly, and we’ve crossed so many things off our “summer fun list” already. Dave and I have crossed many things off our ginormous summer to-do list as well!

Crossing things off my list is definitely one of my “favorite things”… today I’m sharing a few more!