Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Tied Up with String: Five Favorites {Vol. 1}

Finally linking it up with Hallie over at Moxie Wife for her Five Favorites fun, so when you're done here,
head over there to see what other folks are lovin' today! :D

1. These flip flops. The brand is Okabashi
They are MADE in the USA! They are flip flops WITH AN ARCH. ...and (best part?),
they cost me $10 at Wal-Mart! I don't usually
shop at Wal-Mart, because it's just too huge and crowded and...everything there is made in China anyways, right? BUT...I found these!
And since I have to have something to put on my feet quickly when Leo or Daniel is running into the road or terrorizing a goat, or falling on his head...voila. Mine are dark brown with gold straps. 

2. I found this soap at World Market, which is a really fun 
(AKA dangerous if you're trying to follow a budget) 
store that sells things from all over the world (kind of like Pier 1). 
Anyways, this one is RHUBARB scented. It is delightful. 
And, let's face it, with all of the farm animals and boy-babies 
around here, I have to wash these hands A LOT. 
As I've said before, motherhood is 70% about #2.

As Leo put's it, "There's a cow on there!"

3. Since I'm washing my hands so much (because
there's also that little side job I do as a visiting
nurse...SO MUCH hand-washing in my life!),
and because I already have dry skin, enter stage
left this wonderful stuff. It's light, non-greasy,
and wonderfully effective at easing the dry cracked
horrible-ness of winter/nurse/mom hands.
Warning: it contains lanolin, which according to
my Aunt Janet, can cause you to start bleeting. ;)

4. I really enjoy this blog. Grace over at Camp Patton light-hearted-ly

blogs about life with her 3 under 3 as the wife of  a OB-GYN 
doctor in his residency (nice term for 'let's work the guy for 60+ 
hours/week for a few years at the high-pressure physically 
and mentally demanding job of caring for women in childbirth 
before we let him say that he's *officially* a doctor')
--and you thought you had it rough! It is a delightful read,
especially when she quotes her 2 year old or her husband,
and always makes me smile. 
Grace and her littles

5. I read this quote here and then also somewhere else I can't remember,
so I made it my Facebook status, hoping that I wouldn't forget it so quickly.
I'm putting it on here so that I read it again :0).
I guess I just cannot be reminded too often to let go and let God.
"Must you continue to be your own cross? No matter which way God leads you, you change everything into bitterness by constantly brooding over everything. For the love of God, replace all this self-scrutiny with a pure and simple glance at God's goodness." --St. Jeanne de Chantal


  1. Hoorah for jumping on the 5 Favorites bandwagon. It's too fun not to. =)

    LOVE Mrs. Meyers. If I wasn't in the least bit concerned about our household budget, I think I'd switch to fully using her products everywhere in our home.

  2. I love Mrs. Meyers, but I haven't been able to find Rhubarb in the store, so so far basil is my favorite scent.

    It sounds like I could use some udder cream, too.

  3. I am going to have to search out those flip flops!! And I love Mrs Meyers and Udder Cream too!

  4. Thanks for the tip on the flip flops, I can't live without arches and the made in USA for $10 part is worth a trek to Walmart indeed! :) Mrs. Meyers soap is also worth a bit of a splurge, although with 3 dirt lovin' boys I must say, I'd probably do well to learn how to make our own soap someday! : /

    Love your blog, I'm Julia by the way! :)


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