Hi friends, happy Friday!
It’s time for another round of The Friday 5! Today I’m sharing a couple of favorites that make great holiday gifts, one of my favorite hormone books, and a couple shoutouts to some of my favorite subscription services. You can watch or read The Friday 5 below – have a great weekend!
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Chatbooks has been a favorite of our family’s for years! They are such a cute and fun way to preserve your Instagram photos in a printable format. Chatbooks directly connects to your Instagram account, so it couldn’t be easier to create and print. We have several on our coffee table, including one we made for Mal for Father’s Day and one just of photos that Quinn took with our point and shoot camera. We’ve created a few hardcover ones, too – they’re a bit fancier with glossy, colored photos. I think Chatbooks services is much easier to use than many photo services out there; I can’t recommend it enough for holiday gifts, or gifts any time of year.
Give me all the hormones books!! I just think they are so fascinating. As a young girl, you learn about your period and that’s basically it. I’m 40… and just now learning about my hormones and how the female body is meant to function. Your menstrual cycle can be an indicator of your overall health, so it’s important to understand why your cycle might be “off.” This book explains what can effect your cycle and period, as well as offers lifestyle changes that can improve or “fix” your period. I got a copy from my local library, but you can get on Amazon, too!
3. Butcher Box
We’ve been using Butcher Box for years, and I can’t rave about it enough. You’re probably seen other bloggers talk about Butcher Box, too, but it’s because it’s really that good. Their products are super high quality, and the animals are well taken care of. We order a custom box every month. It’s super convent, especially during COVID times, and their prices are comparable to Whole Foods. Their selection often changes so you can switch things up, and they have great deals all of the time!
4. Trader Joe’s Gluten-Free Pizza Dough
Trader Joe’s gluten-free pizza dough – if you find it, buy it! It’s ideal for the ultimate lazy night dinner. I can usually convince Quinn to help me make it. This easy meal is the only time the three of us actually eat the same thing for dinner – it’s delicious! It’s also really inexpensive (maybe a couple of dollars)! We buy a few at a time and store them in the freezer.
5. Stitch Fix
My fixes have been crushing it lately. I think what has helped is that I’ve gotten a lot more specific with my requests (i.e. I don’t need any fancier clothes at the moment). I’ve been requesting new leggings and nicer athleisure, because let’s be honest – that’s what I’ve been living in this year. It make a huge difference for me just to make sure I shower and change out of my pajamas and into leggings and a sweater. I order fixes every other month. I dislike shopping and since no one is really out shopping anyways, Stitch Fix makes it very convenient to freshen up your work from home wardrobe. They also have gift cards – which make for great holiday gifts!