1. The 7 Experiment by Jen Hatmaker — I've been working through this book with a small bible study, and it's been pretty eye-opening. I love Jen's writing style, and I like how challenging I find the questions she asks. I feel like this is the perfect time to be working through a study on simplicity, and I'm loving it so far!
2. Side Effects — It's been years since I've watched such a brilliant psychological thriller. Absolutely loved it. (FYI, you can snag a free rental from Redbox with the code: DVDONME. It's been floating around for a while now, and you can use it once per each credit card—which means Jay and I have enjoyed several free movie nights. Hurrah!)
3. Steel Cut Oats — I picked up a bag of these at the grocery store when I noticed they were on clearance for only $2.50. I've wanted to try them for a while, and I'm so glad I did! I topped them with banana slices and a bit of syrup (I know, the syrup probably took away any healthy factor, but at least it was homemade syrup, right?) and they were incredibly delicious and filling. I'm eager to try this recipe for a baked pumpkin version. (Pumpkin in summertime? Heck, yes!)
4. Favorite Things Pencils by Amanda Catherine Designs — Could these pencils be any more adorable? I think not. At $12 per set, these are such a cute, unique, and not-too-pricey gift idea.
5. Florida Georgia Line, Here's to the Good Times — Sometimes I feel bad for people who don't like country music, because albums like this are just so good. If you do happen to be a country music fan, I feel like this album is a must-have. Listening to it just puts me in a good mood. Granted, a couple of the songs are a little cheesy (one of the songs is actually titled "Dayum, Baby"; nope, not kidding) but this is one album that I've had on repeat for at least a few weeks. Favorite tracks: Hell Raisin' Heat of the Summer, Get Your Shine On, Stay, Round Here.
What is on your list this month? Any new favorite songs, delicious breakfasts, or Etsy shops I should know about?