So, do you know who is as sweet as pie? Sophie of BooMama.
Last week she wrote a post called Five Current Favorites which I loved and immediately wanted to copy. I’m always finding things I enjoy (products, posts, recipes, quotes, videos, etc.) that I want to share with you all but which don’t really warrant an entire post.
Anyway, I emailed her to ask whether she might be planning on turning it into a link-up and she said no but gave me permission to run with it. I don’t know if I’ll turn it into a link-up but I’m definitely going to write a Five Favorites post every Wednesday. There’s just too much goodness out there to share!
So, without further adieu, here are the five things that kept me alive this week…
I apologize in advance to any of you holy souls who gave up sweets for Lent. You might just want to move on to #2. If I’m going list my Top 5 current favorites, though, I can’t in good conscience skip this one.
At the end of every single one of my boy pregnancies I’ve craved Raspberry Coulis like nobody’s business. This is what Heaven tastes like to me right now:
And just because I love you, here’s the super simple recipe I use:
1 pint raspberries
3 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
Combine all ingredients in a food processor or blender and blend until well combined. Press mixture through a fine mesh strainer and serve immediately or refrigerate for up to 3 days.
Bouncy hair full of shine and volume that smells delicious and possesses not a trace of stickiness? Be still my heart!
Just so you know, I love this product so much that the last time I traveled for a speaking engagement I made time to stop by a beauty store to buy more since the airline wouldn’t let me pack it on my carry-on. (Ridiculous. No – not me, sillies. The airline!).
Truth be told, I haven’t read this novel yet but I’ve been smitten with Maeve Binchy since high school. Sadly, she passed away last July but sweetly, she left us one last novel to enjoy. Kirkus called A Week in Winter “classic Binchy” so I feel safe categorizing it as a favorite before having even cracked the cover.
Written by real women! Real women who are no longer pregnant! This is totally going to be me one day! (Right???)
Thanks for keeping me alive for these last 5 weeks of pregnancy, Grace. You’re a peach.
I know what you’re thinking. This wrap dress looks a little…blah. I know. I thought the same thing when I first spotted it but I bought it anyway because I really needed a LBD. Turns out it’s a magic dress. Every pregnant woman who has slipped it on agrees. I can’t explain it, but to say that it is flattering would be an understatement of epic proportions. This little number works miracles. If you have a baby on board you need this dress. Trust me.
Until next time, lovelies!
(Oh, and I just found out that Style, Sex, and Substance is in the running for About.com’s Best Catholic Book of 2012! I’m so honored! And a little embarrassed because it’s up against one of Pope Benedict’s books. Which is just silly. But thank you so much to those of you who nominated my book. You’re so sweet.)