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FIRST DAY OF FALL! | FRIDAY FAVORITES

FIRST DAY OF FALL! | FRIDAY FAVORITES

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Happy first official day of fall, friends!

In Minnesota, our weather has been up and down. The fifties some days and then there is today where the high is 87. It is kind of crazy that it is this warm in late September in Minnesota. I mean, we will probably get snow next month. Oh, Minnesota. Haha.

Today I'm sharing my favorites from the week and linking it up to Erika, Andrea and Narci's blogs for their Friday favorites link up. I have some good favorites this week. Hope you enjoy!

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I got Rebekah Lyons's You Are Free and Karen Kingsbury's Love Story last week and I think that these books (along with Rebekah's first book) are my favorite books I've read this year. So incredibly good. 

I love Rebekah's writing and her heart for the Lord. She has a way of writing that gives you a breath of fresh air and reminds you of God's goodness and His love for you. When I was reading her book, Freefall to Fly, I was thinking, "I feel the same way!" which was encouraging because I sometimes forget that I'm not alone in various struggles. Also, you should follow her on Instagram because she is a fun person to follow!

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I saw this book online and after reading the description I thought it sounded good. Y'all, I didn't expect that it would (so far) be my favorite fiction book of the year. It is the perfect novel about love, family, and God's healing and restoring. This is the first book I read in the Baxter series and I am so excited that there are over twenty other books to read (don't worry, you can read this one first and don't have to read all the others to catch up). 

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Normally for bookmarks, I use scraps of paper but I was coloring a page in this adult coloring book and remembered there were bookmarks in the back so I colored these two to use. I like having pretty and good reminders on my bookmarks instead of what I was using! 

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My family members have been eating hummus for years but I never liked it. This week though I have become addicted. It is my favorite thing to dip crackers, veggies, and meat in. We get the spicy flavor from Aldi and it is so good. 

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Getting into the fall spirit, I have been loving having hot drinks throughout the day. Coffee, Chai tea lattes, herbal teas have been warming my hands this past week. What is your favorite hot drink?

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Did you catch my post on living in the present from earlier this week? Being content and living fully in the moment has been something I have struggled with for awhile and I shared some things that God taught and revealed to me this past week. If you are struggling with contentment I hope you are encouraged and blessed by it!

You can read it here.


I hope you enjoyed this post and you have the most wonderful weekend! God bless!

 

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Love Elise

OH BEAUTIFUL FALL { & A FREE PRINTABLE }

OH BEAUTIFUL FALL { & A FREE PRINTABLE }

BEAUTY + LEARNING ALL AROUND

BEAUTY + LEARNING ALL AROUND