October Favorite Things 2020

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October Favorite Things 2020

Happy Monday guys! Welcome back to our monthly favorites post. I’ve got a few fun favorites from around the web that I had to share with you this month. I hope you enjoy!


GetUpside App

Have you ever used the GetUpside App? If not you definitely need to give it a try! Download the app and pull it up before you head out to get gas. Find a participating station, click claim, upload your receipt and earn cash back on every gas purchase. The savings are huge and I earn about $20 in my account every month or two. I haven’t read all the fine print and the rates vary but I have found it VERY useful. And you can transfer the money to your debit card or checking account at any time, no minimum required. You can also save money on a few selected food and grocery stores in certain areas!

getupside app

Capiz Chandelier

I’ve seen this beautiful pendant in several homes around the web lately and I think it makes such a statement. I love that it comes in three sizes too. If I had the space for it I would definitely opt for the oversized option in a foyer or room with a vaulted ceiling. Can you picture it?

serena & lily capiz chandelier
Photo from Serena & Lily

Vitamin C Face Serum

As you all probably know, I recently became a Beautycounter consultant because I use, love and highly recommend their products. This vitamin C serum has recently moved up the ladder to my top favorites because of this way it makes my skin feel. It is great for brightening and it helps even skin tone.

my favorite beautycounter vitamin c serum

Uncrustable Maker

My son loves Uncrustables and they are great to take on camping trips or on-the-go snacks, but I wanted to make them with better quality ingredients. I recently bought this handy too and it’s worked well for us! I use a sprouted seed or whole grain bread, almost a tablespoon of organic peanut butter and organic jelly and freeze them. Dave’s Killer Bread is my favorite for this because the slice size needs to be bigger and Ezekiel’s slices are on the small side. Also, I don’t like to waste anything, especially food, so we’ll either eat the crust as snacks later with a little PB&J dip (yep, you heard that right) or in a breakfast casserole!

uncrustable maker favorite kitchen gadget

Kitchen Obsession

I’m officially obsessed with this kitchen and butler’s pantry from Muskoka Living. There are more pictures on their site so definitely go check it out. The gray and white with natural wood tones is my favorite combination right now. I love the hidden fridge too!

muskoka living kitchen obsession
Photo from Muskoka Living

Chicken Thighs

Okay, I know this is a weird one but I’ve really gotten into cooking in my cast iron skillet lately and chicken thighs have become my favorite. I have a great healthy hack for you too! I marinate my chicken in coconut aminos (a great swap for soy sauce or worcestershire sauce) and salt and pepper. They don’t need to marinate long, just you’re prepping is plenty.

Then I heat EVOO in the skillet to med-high heat then cook on both sides for about 2-3 minutes per side, then I finish them off in an oven on 400 until the chicken is cooked through. The key is to sprinkle the chicken with coconut flour on both sides to give it that ‘fried flavor’. No need to coat the chicken, that would be too much coconut, so a dusting on each side before it goes into the oil is perfect!

favorite chicken thighs in cast iron skillet

I hope you’ve enjoyed this month’s favorites and I’ll definitely share more in the coming months. Have a great week!


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