Wednesday, May 7, 2014

F2W2: The Five Senses {ish}

It's been a while since I have linked up with Hallie over at Moxie Wife for a Five Favorite (or offered a song for my own Worship Wednesday), but I am sensing that today is a good day to get this party started again! (See what I did there? Corny, you say? What do you expect from an Iowa girl. And there I go again...)


I feel like I don't even need to explain to most of those of you who read my blog why this is a favorite. To those of you who may not be familiar with this hot off the presses release of Jennifer's book, it chronicles her journey from atheism into the Catholic Church. I'm saving a full review for another day, but will say that it took me under a day to read (because it was riveting) and I loved every word (other than her disdain for cilantro which she refers to as a "vile weed" - no one is perfect). I strongly suggest adding to your bookshelf, hard copy, virtual or audio! {The book title contains an affiliate link, so just covering that little announcement like a good girl for the government and such.}

Wet 'n' Wild Fast Dry Nailpolish

Most people know I rarely ever do my nails. Between housework, children, and a general inability to keep them looking nice, it just isn't worth the effort to me. Every now and then I get the urge to add a bit o' color, though, and for those moments I love the fast dry polishes. I've sung the praises of the NYC brand before, but now I've found the Wet 'n' Wild line too! I know, I am totally in junior high. As little as I do my nails, it's also about cheap, cheap, cheap! Voila! (This shade is called "Gray's Anatomy" in case you were wondering. Clever, though I don't watch the show...)

Fresh cut flowers

SPRING IS HERE! SPRING IS HERE! SPRING IS HERE! Hey, did I mention spring is here (even though it is cool and rainy outside)? Our bulbs are in full bloom and on a whim I cut a bouquet to put by the sink. I love. Once we are out of our own flowers, I may have to splurge to keep up the practice. They make me smile, and the slight fragrance is never a bad thing in a house full of dirty diapers. 

Target Brand Salad Dressings

Yes, I know they are probably full of chemicals. I don't care in this instance. Can't beat the price, and for the love of all that is holy why don't all companies put this kind of lid on their dressings? No one wants a dressing typhoon! So, Target Market Pantry GOOD. Other store brand which shall not be named + other brands that shall not be named: bane of my existence with a daughter who would bathe in ranch dressing if she could. End of story.

Hands by Jewel

I know - not really a worship song, but it came to mind as I was praying about some new endeavors and going ons, so when I played it, I knew I needed to share it. This verse has always struck me:

Poverty stole your golden shoes
It didn't steal your laughter
And heartache came to visit me
But I knew it wasn't ever after
We'll fight, not out of spite
For someone must stand up for what's right
'Cause where there's a man who has no voice
There ours shall go singing

Remember, all, we are God's eyes, we are God's hands...

That's all from the Casa this week. Go visit Kate at The Rhodes Log who is hosting for Hallie this week to read what other people are raving about these days!


  1. I'll have to try the fast dry polish.. One year I made a resolution to paint my nails each week. I think I made it to mid February. Hmmm....

    1. I'm just too klutzy to wait for the regular stuff to dry! :)

  2. Those flowers are SO beautiful! I'm floored that you grew them yourself. I have aspirations to keep a cut flower garden someday, but any gestures I've made toward it have ended up squatty and sickly so the whole idea is backburnered for now.

    And I'm a cilantro convert! I'm kind of a believer in sculpting your palate. I used to HATE cilantro and now I even prefer it in things, so I'm pretty proud of myself. Next up: olives. I want to like olives so badly, but so far no good.

    Thanks for linking up!