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Five Favorites : October 2017

Why hello post series that I haven’t published since March 2016! I enjoy writing these, but I just kept putting off posting them. No more! Time to share some of my favorite things with you!

1. Video Baby Monitor

I didn’t know her monitor had an antenna until I saw this picture. Sigh…


Since we did Charlotte’s sleep training with Anna from Train Up a Child last month, she has been sleeping in her room nearly every night (we had a few bumpy days when she wasn’t feeling well). We got this monitor from Will’s dad and stepmom during our baby shower, but we’ve used it more in the last month than we have in her entire life (since she had been in our room prior to this). I love being able to watch her and make sure that she’s not trying to reach through the slats of her crib to get a toy that’s too close to it. Not that she did that earlier tonight or anything…

(Side note, did you know that Amazon has baby registries? When I was looking for the link to the monitor, there was an option to add it to a baby registry. We’re not having any more children, but if you’re pregnant or know someone who is, this seems super convenient!)

2. TRESemme Reverse System Shampoo and Conditioner 

I used this over the summer while we were staying at my parents’ house before ours was ready, and it made such a difference in how my hair looked! The idea behind it is that you use the conditioner first so that it rinses out really well and your hair isn’t weighed down. It smells good too, which is a plus!

3. TV Wall Mount

This isn’t the exact one we have, but it’s the same premise. The living room in our new house has an odd layout, so we wanted the TV mounted above the fireplace instead of on the TV stand that we used at the other house. Will’s stepfather hung it up for us, and it makes a huge difference in the look of the living room! If you have an opportunity to have a mounted TV, go for it! You won’t regret it!

4. Clinique Happy

This has always been my favorite perfume! I’m not sure why either. Maybe it has something to do with all of the little sample sized bottles that I got whenever I used to buy makeup during Clinique bonus time (my mom and I lived for bonus time…especially when it just required a $16.50 purchase!). For some reason, I never thought about buying it online. So much cheaper than department stores!

5. Paper Mate SharpWriter Mechanical Pencils

I like writing with mechanical pencils, but that click, click, click, click, click every single time you needed more lead got on my nerves. It was enough to take me off team mechanical pencil for a while. During a meeting last summer, one of the professors at work (hey Jean!) gave me one of these pencils, and it was love at first write! Do yourself a favor and buy some of these so you can make terrible puns just like me!

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