Five Favorites: Link- Up

by Jennifer

Thank you, Hallie for hosting. I love the idea of a five favorites link-up. While I am late to the party, I made it.

1. Seasonal Fireplaces

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I love our fireplace. We have debated on a few occasions converting it to a gas fireplace, so that we don’t have to deal with the mess and storing the wood. We both have agreed to stay with our wood burning fireplace as we love the sound and the pops of the wood, even the smell. I’ve seen so many cute ideas to fill your fireplace in the off season. Right now, old books is my absolute favorite. I’ve seen others, like a still life of birch wood, vases and candles that are really fun, too.

2.  Bicycles in the Bathroom.

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We will soon be embarking on re-doing our basement bathroom in penny-pinching fashion. If we had the room, this would be my first choice. I love. Love. Love it. However, it would entail reworking the plumbing and moving the shower, thus no longer a penny-pinching project. It would be perfect in our basement bathroom because we rarely use it for showering and such. So, we really wouldn’t need the under–the-sink storage. When we had guests, we could fill those baskets with towels, cute soaps and lotions. Okay, now I’m sad again and maybe this shouldn’t be on my Five Favorites.

No, it is so one of my favorites.

3.  Mumford and Sons.

This is my recent cleaning up the kitchen, making dinner, unloading the dishwasher music. Love it.

4. This quote by Fulton J. Sheen

Simple Things

“Humans live by their desires, but it is possible for us to choose whether we will desire things of the spirit or of the world. The person who can look back on his day and count five times when he has refused to yield to some minute whim is on the way to inner growth: He has held himself back and rejected the slavery of things.”

5. The Joy of Hate

 By: Greg Gutfeld

This book is funny and witty. It’s also a quick read. The author takes to task the issue of media bias in a hilarious style. Super funny.

Happy Monday (really never a favorite),