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Every few months I share 10 of my favorite things, and here are 10 things I am loving right now. I would love for you to leave a comment and tell me some things you are loving right now. It’s always fun to find new things to love! Here are my favorite things for the month of October:
Dear Lillie When I Saw You Handmade Oversized Wood Sign – I have been wanting this Dear Lillie oversized handmade wood sign since I saw it for the first time. The sign is usually only available once every couple of months or so and they sell out quickly. Each month I would hover over the “buy now” button, because the cost was holding me back. Until one day I finally told myself “do it” and I am so glad I did. I adore it! It makes me smile every time I walk past it in our bedroom. It’s gorgeous! I am 100% pleased with my purchase and I even plan on buying more items in the future. I really like the idea of the monthly clubs.
One True Loves Audiobook – I have been listening to audiobooks a little more frequently and I really enjoyed listening to One True Loves. I actually started out reading the book and would switch t0 the audiobook while driving in the car. It turns out with this particular book I much enjoyed the audio version rather than reading the book myself. I actually looked forward to folding laundry so I could listen some more.
Star Wars Cookie Cutters – When fall finally rolls around the first thing I feel like doing is baking. Once my son finds out I am baking cookies he always asks if we can make sugar cookies with our Star Wars cookie cutters. These cookie cutters work really well and I love how easy it is the press the Star Wars image into each cookie. If you have a Star Wars fan in your home, I highly recommend these. We have owned these for years. We love them so much we have bought every set they’ve released.
Costco Travel for Rental Cars – I pretty much exclusively use Costco Travel for booking my rental cars. It is so easy to use and their prices are excellent. You can check the prices of all the competitors and the types of cars at one time. Once you book your car, you can check back and see if the rates go lower (they often do!). If you see a cheaper rate, book the new car and cancel your old reservation online. It is super easy! I love the ease of it and I love the savings! I recently got the base rate of an Intermediate SUV in Florida for only $15.86 per day (for 4 days). This price is before taxes, but it is an AMAZING deal! My best deal ever was the base rate of only $4 a day for an Intermediate Car in San Diego, my total with tax was only $37.26 for 3 days. The prices will always vary by location and availability, but keep checking often because the prices always fluctuate.
Hyatt Visa – Can you tell I’m ready to go on a vacation? First rental cars, now Hyatt Visa. Both my husband and I signed up for this card because of the incredible bonus they were offering. If you spend $1000 in the first 3 months you will get 2 FREE nights at a Hyatt hotel ANYWHERE in ANY category. We use our cards for our everyday expenses and pay them off each month so we never incur interest (I need to get that important part in there). We plan to go to Paris next year, so we both will be using our credits to stay at the PARK HYATT PARIS-VENDÔME, which starts around $639 a night. Crazy, right? Between the 2 of us we’ll get 4 FREE nights with the value of $2500. There are other great perks, like a free hotel stay on your card anniversary.
Cricut – I have been crafting like crazy with my Cricut Explore Air and I just love how easy this machine is to use. I have had different craft cutting machine for over 10 years and I love how far they have come. The Cricut I have is so easy to use and I know I keep saying this but I adore the fact it’s wireless. My new favorite thing to work with is the Gold Adhesive Foil.
Private Selections Ice Cream (Kroger) – If you have a Kroger family store, you need to try their Private Selections brand of ice cream. It is the best! My personal favorite is the Sea Salt Caramel Truffle. Yum!
Target Dollar Spot (Bullseye’s Playground) – Years a go I used to just walk right by the Target Dollar Spot, but I can’t do that anymore. I love the changes they have made in the last year and I always find something fun. I love that I can find inexpensive items to decorate for holidays or to put gifts together. Their buyers are GOOD! I love it all!
Chip & Joanna Gaines – I adore these two! It seems like everything they touch turns to gold and I love that they seem so down to earth and worthy of all the good that comes their way. I’d love to visit Magnolia Market someday (my husband has a business trip to Texas next year, maybe I can tag along). I pre-ordered their audiobook The Magnolia Story and I can’t wait to listen to it.
Panera Ancient Grain & Arugula Salad with Chicken – I usually find something I like at Panera and stick with it until I get tired of it. My new fave is the Ancient Grain & Arugula Salad with Chicken. This salad with a baguette is yummy!