Favorite Things

Hi friends (or really anyone who reads this blog anymore!)-

When I first started blogging, I loved this little place. I was able to write about my courtship with Z, my wedding, my sweet pregnancies, and some of our fun adventures. Since Rhett burst onto the scene--and really before that if I'm being honest--my heart hasn't been in this blog. My priorities changed and this place just doesn't feel like it reflects me or who I really am. On top of that, there just isn't a lot of time or emotional energy left in me at the end of each day. My days and all of who I am right now are focused on my boys and my family. I pour all of myself into my kids--making sure I'm instilling the right values in them, helping them become kind and brave, and teaching them about Jesus-- that the little time I have left I'm focused on my marriage, work, and friends. Mixing that with the fact that this place doesn't spark much joy in me anymore has meant that this blog has fallen by the wayside.

Before I leave though, I do want to leave you with some things that have been so so good for me these last few months. Some of these things are silly, but all of these products are ones I love and insert some happiness into my day.

Life Stuff.
The Happy Hour with Jamie Ivey. I discovered this podcast last week and I've gone through 6 episodes so far. This podcast is so so good. I feel like I'm drinking wine with my girlfriends whenever I listen, so it's so fun. I was just texting with a friend the other day and told her about it. She immediately wrote back, "I know! It's amazing!" I was so glad that she listened to it as well because after each one I feel like I need to call up a friend to debrief. I love it so much and if you need a great pick-me-up or a new podcast to listen to then I recommend this one.

HelloFresh! I know that everyone loves Blue Apron, but it never did it for me. I found the recipes to be so hit or miss. We started doing HelloFresh and have loved every recipe--which is crazy to say--and we also love the portions. With BlueApron, we would eat dinner and there wouldn't be leftovers for the next day, which was a bummer. With HelloFresh, we have leftovers, so it ends up saving us money on groceries. Oh, and its farm to fork, which is nice too!

Walking with God in the Season of Motherhood. There is a reason this book is so highly rated and recommended. Each chapter has great wisdom, awesome tips, and a wonderful perspective. My Biblestudy just finished this and I was so sad to see if go. This will definitely be a book that I'll be picking up and re-reading at some point during this season. There is just so much good stuff in there.

Kate Somerville Gentle Daily Wash. Won't be switching from this anytime soon. So gentle and I could see a noticeable difference in my skin the next morning.

Bookworm Stuff.
I always love when blogs recommend books, so I'm going to recommend two to you guys. Our book club chose these two books for December and January.  The first was The Royal We, which is a fun chick lit book and the second was The Marriage of Opposites. Loved both and was agreeing with the host of this month's club that The Marriage of Opposites had be staying up way too late to finish.

Kid Stuff.
Rain for Roots. I mentioned this in my Christmas post, but LOVE this kids CD. Its one that won't make you go mad and the songs are really fun and powerful. I'm also a sucker for anything that is blue-grassy. :)

I hope you enjoy and thank you all for your friendship, love, and following us on this crazy adventure. I've made friends from this space (Hi Kate, Caitlyn, and Beth!) and its been so good to have some of our life documented. I hope to start a new thing once again when I have the time, drive, and energy and I hope you follow along then.

PS-You are also find me on instagram (Jessicaleigho3)



Annie said…
So glad we met on this crazy blogger journey!!! You gotta do what works for you and your fam and I'm glad you're following your heart!

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