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What does October have in store for all our lovely readers? Lots of lovely warm things, an inspirational podcast, a book about our relationship with God and why we overeat, and a return to traditionalism with a twist of nostalgia. Don’t forget to get caught up by checking out last month’s edition of my favorite things!
Ruth Soukup has done it again! This New York Times bestselling author has started a podcast that motivates, uplifts, and inspires. Feeling like some days you just want to give up? Don’t think you’re good enough to start your own business or follow your dreams? Ruth gives a little tough love and witty insight to help you get over your fears. It truly feels like you’re getting a pep talk from your bestie.
Join Ruth as she tackles the tough problems and self-doubt we all face. Listen as she interviews those who have achieved success after facing outstanding obstacles. Hear Ruth’s own personal story that proves anyone can make it through the darkness to achieve their dreams.
The podcast also has downloadable worksheets that you can use to implement in your own journey for success. Whenever I need a boost and feel like I’m having a horrible day, I go to the Do It Scared Podcast to get my daily inspiration to just keep moving!
I absolutely LOVE this yarn! And October is the perfect time to start crocheting or knitting! The nights are getting crisp and what better way to pass an evening then cuddling up with a lovely ball of yarn. Scarfie is so soft and everything I’ve made with it feels so luscious against the skin. I first tried it out on a poncho pattern I found and it turned out beautiful!
Scarfie is an acrylic/wool blend bulk weight yarn. It comes in a 312yd skein. And that is exactly the right amount of yarn you need for a full-length scarf. I like to stock up on this yarn right around the holidays.
Ravelry is my go-to website for crochet patterns. They have a huge archive for both knitting and crochet. Many of them are free to download. I have a ton of patterns from Ravelry that have been exactly what I expected when the project was complete.
After you register with Ravelry you can go to their advanced pattern search and look for the exact perfect patter. Their search filters are amazing. You can actually search for a pattern using the thickness of your yarn! When you find the one you’re looking for you can save it to your library! No more digging through the binder in your drawer (trust me I have one too).
Ravelry is a great resource for any knitter or crocheter looking for inspiration and inexpensive patterns!
This book is so beautiful and so painful all at once. I say painful because Asheritah gets right to the truth of why so many of us overeat. She cuts straight to the point about our unhealthy eating habits. And how it isn’t about what we eat, it’s about the hole we’re trying to fill.
Many of us have done the fad diet thing. Doing well for a while. And then we find ourselves in the kitchen eating the cupcakes leftover from our kids birthday party. Or devouring a whole loaf of rosemary bread slice by slice over the course of an afternoon (I wouldn’t know anything about this one).
Asheritah talks honestly about how she herself struggled with overeating. And she helps us find the answers we all so desperately need. Full is a wonderful book for those of us who are over the diet debacle and want a permanent fix.
Take me to the 50’s is a Facebook group that is devoted to all things traditional. It is moderated by a lovely young woman who has a wonderfully strong wit. She is the definition of southern charm. The group shares and discusses all the things that we love about the 50’s. The sense of community, church, traditional families, a culture that was rooted in God and country.
Many would think that because we have a strong love of the morals of the 1950’s that we support the evils of that decade as well. And that honestly couldn’t be further from the truth. This group does not support racism of any kind. We believe in the freedom of all American’s to live as they wish. But we just personally prefer the morals and traditional ways of the families from the 50’s. If this sounds like your cup of tea, you should definitely join the conversation over on Take me to the 50’s.
Next month there won’t be a 5 faves. Oh don’t fret, I’ve got something even better in store!
Hope you enjoyed this edition of my favorites. I am always looking for any great ideas our readers might have. If you’ve found an amazing product or cool website or app, let us know! Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and it might get featured in an edition of my 5 faves! Stay warm out there! God Bless.