Monthly Favorites – Everything we love this month from the planner that’s simplifying my work days, to kitchen organization, to hair products, and more!
Monthly Favorites time is the best time! Today, I’ve got some GOOD ones to share. An incredible pan that’s changing my game in the kitchen, some hair savers I’m LOVING, a way to organize my week and more. Let’s jump in!
1. This paper weekly planner.
I’m a major fan of the Day Designer planner, which I use daily, but I picked up this pretty floral weekly desk calendar at the end of last month and LOVE it. It’s about the size of a mouse pad and has slots for each day. I love that I can write down notes, or my checklist, or any tasks I didn’t get to and want to remember and have that close by while I’m at my desk. You also don’t need to worry if you don’t use it one week–it’s not dated, so you can use it on weeks you need it and pick up wherever you left off. No wasted pages!
2. ORLY Breathable Nail Polish
I’m always on the lookout for good quality nail polishes, and LOVE finding ones that are at least 5-free (free of the 5 most harmful chemicals–like formaldehyde–in nail polish). This new line by ORLY is 13-Free, which is great, but it’s also an all-in-one (base, color, topcoat) polish, which means fewer extra steps for me. I did three thin coats of this polish on my nails this week, and they lasted about 5 days without any chips or fading. Since I work with my hands doing LOTS of cooking, dish washing, videos, etc., that’s pretty good for me! (I almost always have to paint my nails twice a week.)
3. Hair Accessories
It’s still hot as blazes here, so I almost always end up with my hair up for school pickup. I’ve loved all the cute hair accessories out right now, whether that’s a ponytail holder with a cute bow, something to make your ponytail a bit more sleek, or a pretty gold barrette.
4. Adjustable Drawer Organizers
Now that my kids are both in school, I’m trying to catch up on what feels like 7 years of backlog in home organziation–ha! Most of my focus has been on our master bedroom this month (pictures soon!) but I’m also tackling my kitchen. We have really wide drawers and these adjustable dividers have been so great for creating spaces for things like pot holders, dish cloths, etc. that don’t fit in utensil organizers.
You could also totally use them in dresser drawers!
5. Pans & Lids Organizer.
Similarly, this pan organizer is changing my life. It’s nothing super fancy–I got mine at Target–but it keeps me from a pots and pan avalanche every time I need to grab a pan and makes it really easy to keep things orderly in my cabinets! They also have this one which is a great size for all your lids. Genius! (I’m thinking of doing a whole post about kitchen organization–is that something you’d want to see?)
6. An AWESOME Nonstick Skillet
A good nonstick skillet is a kitchen essential for me–especially when I’m cooking eggs. I recently picked up this skillet and it’s UNBELIEVABLE. It’s extremely nonstick and easy to clean. It’s also free of PFOA chemicals (which are the harmful chemicals in some nonstick pans). It comes in several sizes, and I’m super in love after a month of using it regularly.
7. Dry Texture Spray
I have lots of very fine, straight hair so I need all the help I can get in the volume department. My friend (and hair guru) Becca got me onto this amazing texture spray, and it gives my fine hair LOTS of volume and helps my curls last longer without weighing it down. I run one hand through my curls as I’m shaking them out and gently pull my hair away with that hand as I spray texture spray up under the curls with the other hand. Then I work it in and up a bit as I go.
8. Rise Together Podcast
I shared my MEGA love for Girl, Wash Your Face earlier this year, and Rachel Hollis just keeps doing amazing things. Her latest podcast (Rise Together) is co-hosted with her husband Dave and they do an amazing job tackling all kinds of topics. I love that each episode gives practical solutions and actionable tips. I love them!
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