1. It’s amazing how helpful a little wall hook can be.
Thanks to our small kitchen, I have to hang a lot of my kitchen supplies on the wall to create enough storage space. Recently, I added another hook to wall, in the area where our roll of paper towels used to be. Almost instantly, we were able to stop using paper towels completely! Having a clean hand towel right next to the soap dispenser was all it took for us to permanently make the switch.
Isn’t it cool how something so small can make such a difference?
2. On our recent trip to Portland, I discovered a new natural deodorant.
You may remember that I’ve been using a quick homemade remedy up to this point, but I have to admit, sometimes I miss “girly-smelling” products! This deodorant smells fantastic, contains ingredients I can recognize, and is perfect for traveling.
3. Another product I fell in love with?
Rosemary-infused olive oil. Oh my gosh, I can’t believe how delicious this stuff is.
While staying near Cannon Beach, we stumbled into The Oil & Vinegar Bar and proceeded to taste-test a variety of delicious infused oils! When I tasted this rosemary-infused olive oil, I was in love. It makes everything taste better! I’ve been enjoying it drizzled over my steamed vegetables and salads since we returned home, and am going to have a serious problem when it runs out.
Perhaps I’ll try making my own in the future?
4. I pretty much stopped caring about all pregnancy-related books by my 12-week mark.
Since my body seems to be taking care of that aspect on its own, I feel like it’s more important that I start learning about what to do with a baby when he or she arrives! I’ve got a long ways to go, but so far I’m really enjoying The Baby Book by Dr. Bill and Martha Sears. It’s massive, but covers everything from birth through the first two years.
With only 16 weeks to go, I’m starting to feel like a bit of a procrastinator. We’ve received a number of hand-me-down baby books, so I have a LOT of reading left to do!
5. I was recently reminded of a delicious treat.
Frozen grapes! Organic grapes have been popping up in our local grocery stores, so I’m excited to keep a stash of these in the freezer all summer long.
They’re like having an instant sorbet, in bite-sized form!
Reader Feedback: What are YOU up to this week? Anything new you’ve tried lately?