May 7, 2015

a small list of good things...

+ Oh, my gosh, this jam jar! I received this free sample in the mail this week and basically treated it like a baby shoe. Eisley and I both oohed and ahhed over its preciousness for entirely too long. I can hardly bring myself to open it because I just want to look at it sitting cutely on a shelf for the next week. (If you're a little obsessed with free samples like I am, you should check out the blog Freebie Shark. I've found so many awesome ones there!)

+ This past Sunday, Eisley brought home her first completed Sunday School project. She wanted to hang it on the wall right away, and there it has been displayed since then. It brought back so many fond memories of being a little girl and bringing home similar projects to my own parents—something that feels so surreal, now that I have a child old enough to create these things herself! So precious.

+ Last month I reached my highest Swagbucks earnings in quite some time—passing my goal of $25 and actually making it to $35 in gift cards earned. I've still stayed within my goal of 10-20 minutes each day (view my how-to guide from last month here, in case you missed it!) and I hope to hit $40 this month. Referrals have given me an extra boost, but I have also still been having great success with surveys and reaching my daily goal. Every bit counts around here, and I'm happy to build up our Amazon gift card balance for gifts, beauty products (sometimes I can find things for crazy-cheap) and unexpected purchases that need to be made throughout the year. Even though it's not much, I love the feeling of adding what I can to our resources.

+ As I get closer and closer to my due date, I have freezer cooking on the brain. I love that there seems to be an endless amount of recipes out there on the ol' internet these days, and I'm eager to give some a try! We don't have a huge freezer (and we may actually be moving before the baby arrives, given we actually find a new place) but I'd like to start small with a few of the following options: freezer-friendly bean and cheese burritos, spinach lasagna rolls and freezer-friendly baked oatmeal. Do you have any favorites you've tried and recommend for a freezer cooking newbie?

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If you have any good things to share, please do so within the comments and share the love!

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  1. hurray for Eisley's Sunday School project, so so cute! And nice job on the swagbucks, it seriously is the best.

  2. Little Bonne Maman jam jars are a staple of Bed & Breakfasts in the UK. If you have Costco, you might fird you can by a box of them.

  3. In addition to coming in adorable jars, that jam IS SO DELICIOUS!


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