Once a year, my friends and I get together to hold a “Favorites Party”. It’s a fun night where we each bring a few of our favorite things to share with each other. For example, if I decided to bring my favorite book, and 4 friends were coming to the party, I’d bring 4 copies of the book, so everyone could go home with one.
It ends up being such a fun night, because we all learn about new books and products we’re sure to love!
I love this tradition, and I thought that this year, I’d bring a bit of it here to the blog! So, each month (ish), I’ll try to collect a few of my favorite things from that month, and “share” them with you here!
Today, I’m excited to share a few things I’ve loved in January! Ready? Here we go!
Favorite Book: The Austen Escape, by Katherine Reay
This month I read a ton of fiction from my 2018 reading list, and my very favorite so far has been The Austen Escape, by Katherine Reay. I loved Dear Mr. Knightley (it’s one of my all-time favorite books), so I was excited to find this new book from the same author. It’s a sweet, surprising story of two best friends who are sometimes more like enemies than friends, and sometimes more like sisters than enemies. I loved this one!
Favorite Music: How Much More, by Ginny Owens & Meredith Andrews
I’ve been listening to this song on repeat this month, all about how God loves us & how we don’t need to worry because He cares, and He will provide. It’s a fabulous song by two of my favorite artists, and I would not blame you if you listened to it every day in February!
Favorite Movie: Pitch Perfect 3
Is this embarrassing? Probably. But I DON’T CARE!! This movie was cheesy and wonderful and I just love this series of movies so much. And also, I might have cried at the end. Because SISTERHOOD.
It’s worth mentioning that I’ve also heard that The Greatest Showman was PHENOMENAL, and I’m dying to see that one, too!
Favorite Thing I Learned About: Movie Pass
Okay, speaking of movies, have you heard about Movie Pass? A few friends mentioned this to me this month, and I can’t decide if it’s totally worth it or not.
Movie Pass is a monthly subscription where you receive a card in the mail, and for $10 a month you can use that card to get you a free movie ticket every day of the month! You can see one movie a day, all month long, for just $10! It would end up being $40 a month for our whole family, so I haven’t made the leap yet. But I really love the idea! Have you heard of Movie Pass before?
(Sidenote: I just told my dad about this, and he was like, “Yeah, I heard about that a while ago.” So maybe I’m just super behind the times, since my father had already heard of it!)
Favorite Tip: Color Coding is ESSENTIAL
As you know, we’re moving, and my free time this month has been spent packing up boxes. My very favorite way to organize the UNpacking & UNloading process is by color coding our boxes! It’s an absolute lifesaver, and you can read all about it here!
Favorite Recipe: Grape & Shallot Chicken
I walked by the shallots last week at Trader Joe’s and remembered that I hadn’t made my favorite Grape & Shallot Chicken in forever!! It’s such an easy and delicious recipe, I couldn’t believe I’d forgotten about it. So, we made it this week and everyone loved it!
Get the recipe here: https://anchored-women.com/grape-and-shallot-chicken/
What were your favorites this month? Share with us in the comments!
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Kayse is a wife, mom, and founder of the Anchored Women community. She writes to help women fight busy, find rest, and build a life that’s anchored in Christ. Kayse is also the creator of the S.O.S. Planner, the Anchored Life Kit, and other practical resources that equip women to manage their homes and families in confidence. You can find her writing and her resources at anchored-women.com!