For a couple of months now, I've hopped on Instagram Stories every Sunday to share five of my favorite things. It started out as a one time thing, then a weekly thing, and now if I don't do it, there's a little audience that makes sure I don't miss the next week.

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Below are links and descriptions. Some of these are affiliate links, which means I get a little kickback when you use the link to buy something. But you can always find your own way to Amazon, and then I won't get the 3 cents, which is fine too. Enjoy!



  • Brandi Carlile's New Album
  • "Molly" - Lil Dickey
  • "Come Over" - Kenny Chesney - this is my favorite song, possibly of all time. It's on almost every playlist I've ever made except my worship playlist. 
  • "Survivor" - 2Wei
  • "Sad Lisa" - Cat Stevens
  • "Money" - Mat Kearney




  • Dip Manicures - I am a lifetime nail biter/tearer, dip looks amazing and last a long time. Super worth the extra dollars.
  • Change Siri to have a New Zealand Accent
  • Buy enough wash clothes that you can use a fresh one every time you wash your face
    • Buy new towels
  • Artifact Uprising for Instagram prints
  • Being liberal with unfollowing people on Instagram
  • The Enneagram Personality test
  • Spray tans
  • Daily contacts - I know they seem wasteful, but my eye doctor has assured me they're not, and there's few things better than a fresh pair of contacts every day. 
  • Put your emergency contacts on your iPhone
  • Bake all cookies at 350 degrees
  • Dry Brush Exfoliating
  • Get TSA Precheck

People to follow on Instagram


  • Be There in Five - Kate of the "RemindDoor Mat" fame gives you all the inside scoop on celebrity news, career advice, and small business know-how. It's like being in a one-sided conversation with the cool girl from high school that's actually really nice. 
  • The Popcast - All time Favorite Podcast. SO entertaining, genuinely makes me more culturally savvy. 
  • FiveThirtyEight Politics Podcast
  • All Night Movie Review
  • Slow Burn
  • A Very Fatal Murder - If you've ever listened to a true crime podcast. This one is perfect. 



  • Key Lime La Croix
  • Summer Water Wine
  • Saltine Gold Fish
  • Trader Joe's Pretzel Rolls
  • Order Chik-Fil-A Fries extra crispy
  • Chop Shop Cab Sav
  • Trader Joe's version of La Croix
  • Pepperoni and cream cheese Pizza at Papa Kenos
  • Water with peach from Sonic
  • Zevia Cream Soda
  • Croissants from the Roasterie
  • Salads at Chipotle