Friday, November 01, 2019

Friday's Fave Five #557

Welcome to Friday's Fave Five.  It's a time to pause in our everyday and look for the blessings God has brought into our lives in the past week and take a moment to be grateful for them.  Won't you join us?

This was a really busy week for me so it's especially important for me to take this time to look for blessings.  During busy weeks the chaos and frenzy scream loudly and those moments of blessing can sometimes slip quietly by without being noticed and then I wonder why I am frazzled and grumpy.  Being intentional in looking for blessings and being thankful for them refocuses me and centers my soul.  Instead of being a whirling dervish, it brings calm.  I need this!

1.  BookOutlet order savings of $89! Every year BookOutlet (Canada)   (U.S.) has a great sale in October.  All in stock books, brand new books, are already deeply discounted and then they put them on sale for another 15% off.  Then if you're order is $45 or more (in Canada, not sure what it is in the U.S.) you get free shipping.  Then on top of that I had a $5 off coupon from my last order!  I always order the books I give the dayhome kids for Christmas at this time along with any other books I'm planning on giving for gifts.  I even splurged on this series because I got the whole series for the price I would have paid for one book at my local Chapt*rs/Indig* store.  All in all my savings came in at $89!  That is amazing and I'm so very thankful to have found this online discount store!

2.  Treated to Sunday lunch.  My mom treated us to lunch on Sunday and left the choice to us so we took her to a favorite Sunday brunch buffet place.  There is something delicious for everyone there.  Hubby does different things for her and shovels her walks for her in the winter.  He won't take the payment she wants to give him so she takes us to lunch once in awhile.   A really nice treat.

3.  Texts or phone calls from my kids that ask how I made this or that dish that they loved when they lived at home. It's so nice to know that they are now making for themselves and their loved ones.

4.  Fall scented hand soaps.  With a dayhome for kids we go through TONS of hand soap.  I always stock up on the foaming hand soaps at Bath and Body Works when they go on a great sale.  I especially like the fall scents and have been enjoying them all.

5.  Warm, comfy sweaters.  I'm a sweater and cardigan kind of gal so I'm loving fall when I can unpack them and start wearing them.  Comfy and cozy is the way to go.

What have been your favorite blessings this week?


Faith said...

Oh i have GOT to check out that link for the online bookstore!! I wonder if they have any hiking books?? That's a GREAT deal....awesome blessing Susanne!!

We've also been enjoying the fall scents from BBW. My fave this year was the one with leaves....can't remember the exact name. And Crisp Morning Air is currently in the guest bathroom. I love it!!

How nice the young adult kids want to copy your recipes. That's a great feeling.

Yay for cozy sweaters and nice lunches out!!

Happy weekend Susanne!

R's Rue said...

Like them a lot.

Barbara Harper said...

What, what great savings! I read the If I Run series not long ago--so good. That's a nice exchange with your mom. I like it, too, when my kids call or text about a dish they loved. I like that plaque at the end, too.

Wendy said...

Wow what a great saving. And how nice to be treated to lunch. Enjoy your weekend.

Anonymous said...

Great plaque.
Our Bath and Body Works had a great sale last Friday on soaps. . .but of course we were going out of town and I couldn't get there. That's the way it goes!!! :-) --Ann

ellen b. said...

That online book source sounds great. Another good week complete. Happy weekend to you!

Susan @ FruitfulWords said...

I just heard about that series from Terry Blackstock. How cool that you got it so inexpensively. That is one link (The book one) I’ll need to be checking out.

I never think to buy foaming soap. Is it less harsh on the hands? Or maybe you use less of it because it foams. Fall scents are the best.

How fun to be treated to lunch. Everyone “wins“ in this scenario.

Have a great week, Susanne.

Willow said...

Yes, we all need this! Thanks for leading us each week in doing FFFs.
We already have so many books to pack and move; I don't dare even go to that website! But really, you can't have too many books.
I'm so glad you can have those special times with your mom!
Happy weekend!

Karen said...

It feels so nice wearing sweaters and boots again. And the B&B hand soaps have become a seasonal tradition for me. I love their sales and getting coupons.

And books sales! What a treat.

I love sharing recipes with my kids and nieces. My daughter-in-law has requested our family Christmas cookie recipes and I'm loving it! The tradition continues!

nikkipolani said...

Congrats on your book splurge! Sounds like a great way to save for yourself and gifts, too.
I smiled thinking of your kids learning cooking from you even at a distance. So good.
That's a great quote -- because nothing is ever perfect for long!