Five Favorites (vol. 3)

25 Mar

It’s time for another Five Favorites post with Hallie of Moxie Wife!  Hallie’s little one is (over)due any minute, so now she’ll have six favorite sweet peas, instead of just five!  Thanks to Jen @ Conversion Diary for filling in this week!

Here are my latest faves!



clutch-tote collage

If you read my Dreamer in the Spotlight post the other Friday, you already know all about my friend Kristen’s handmade accessory line, fwisty.  I just love her choice of fabric patterns and colors!  She’s offering 10% off orders with the code dreamer!


I started shopping at Publix when I began using coupons because they always have so many BOGO deals!  It’s a nice bonus that all of the employees are super friendly and helpful!  I just found out that Publix now offers digital coupons in addition to printable coupons!  So if you have a Publix in your area, be sure to sign-up!  (Please note, though, that their digital coupons do not double like regular coupons.)


Easy homemade gift!

Cookie Jar Housewarming gift

I needed a gift to take to my cousin’s housewarming party the other weekend, so of course I checked out Pinterest for some ideas and found this one!  I bought the glass cookie jar for $10 at Target and made some homemade chocolate chip cookies and tied a little tag with some pretty wired ribbon!  It’s so simple, but the presentation makes it very classy!  I’m definitely using this in the future!


More 2 Life

My husband is addicted to listening to podcasts, so I guess it’s about time that I got on board, too.  I ran across More 2 Life radio on someone else’s Five Favorites post a couple weeks ago and decided to check it out.  This radio show features Dr. Greg and Lisa Popcak and is based on the Theology of the Body.  I really like it and have been listening to the podcasts while working at my desk.


Jeff Pinyan’s words about heaven.

(He wrote the paragraph below the following Q & A text from YOUCAT as part of Read the Catechism in a Year: Day 147)

Question 158: What is heaven?

Heaven is the endless moment of love. Nothing more separates us from God, whom our soul loves and has sought our whole life long. Together with all the angels and saints we will be able to rejoice forever in and with God.

If you have ever observed a couple looking at each other lovingly or seen a baby nursing who looks for his mother’s eyes as though it wanted to store up every smile forever, then you have some inkling of heaven. To be able to see God face to face—that is like one, single, never-ending moment of love.

Isn’t that absolutely beautiful?


Have a great day, everyone!  Don’t forget to read everyone else’s Five Favorites posts!


10 Responses to “Five Favorites (vol. 3)”

  1. Jeannine April 3, 2013 at 12:04 am #

    “The endless moment of love.” That is perfect.

    And I love the cookie idea.

    • A Dreamer's Wife April 3, 2013 at 10:29 am #

      How can anything top “endless moment of love”, right?!

  2. Lisa April 3, 2013 at 7:46 am #

    The house-warming gift idea is so cute. #5 is so great- I signed up for those emails but am so behind in reading them! At least there’s still many more months left in the Year of the Faith. 🙂

    • A Dreamer's Wife April 3, 2013 at 10:30 am #

      Thanks! Now that the format has changed with the catechism e-mails, I’ve been able to keep up with them better!

  3. Liz April 3, 2013 at 12:25 pm #

    Super cute and easy housewarming gift! Love it!
    And those chevron bags…so pretty!
    Good picks!

  4. mary April 3, 2013 at 2:03 pm #

    I love the housewarming gift idea. Love it! I am also loving the definition of heaven…so beautiful. I love being Catholic!

  5. Patty April 3, 2013 at 4:39 pm #

    I love Dr Greg and Lisa…I’ve been thinking about listening to pod casts too.

    • A Dreamer's Wife April 3, 2013 at 9:00 pm #

      I’m hooked, now that it’s so easy to listen on my new phone!

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