Friday Faves | Edition 10

Bringing back the Friday Faves as an opportunity to share with you some things I am enjoying lately. Sharing is caring, am I right? I’ve got a few small business shares, a local Omaha fitness option and a couple other random things up my sleeve today.

  1. Title Boxing, Omaha

I joined Title Boxing early August as I was looking for another outlet to burn off stress. Can’t think of anything better then punching the living heck out of a bag to remove the unwanted weight nesting in my mind, body and spirit. And you all have been here long enough to know I love any and all fitness adventures.

Bonus: Starting November 23rd – 29th new members pay NOTHING until January 2021. Free Dollars! Membership is also month to month, so no contracts or obligations after. You can even go give it a try one time for free before you decide to commit. I try to hit the T and TH 4:30pm class times as often as my calendar will allow, so if you are local, come hit up a class with me! If you stop in be sure to let them know I referred you!

2. Antique Candle Co

Antique Candle Co. is a 6 year old company out of Indiana offering farmhouse inspired soy candles made with non-toxic oils and fragrances. Grounded in faith, Farmhouse Candles support missionaries close to their heart.

There are so many amazing scents. Some of my top faves include Peppermint, Fall Harvest, Pecan Pie, Momma’s Kitchen and Christmas Day. I highly recommend grabbing the Fall & Christmas and Bake Sale sample pack to get a jumpstart on finding your favorite. They are offering Free Shipping for a very limited time. Enjoy!

Antique Candle Co.

3. Letterboards by Main Event USA

Main Event USA offers letterboards, signs, and other misc. gift items. A USA owned company, each product is made by a person and ships lightning fast. Become a VIP member for 20% off your first order and have fun creating your letterboard slogans. ūüôā

4. Living Proof Vanishing Oil

Living Proof Vanishing Oil

This product has been a game changer for my hair. I use this oil on clean damp hair prior to any heat product application. My hair is visibly more smooth and shiny and holds up over several days without washing. This product is hard to snag as it goes out of stock quickly. Keep your eyes peeled!

5. Kale and Chicken Sausage Sauté

I have been loving this dinner combo as of late. Quick, easy and very nutrient rich.

Saut√© red pepper flake and garlic in a little olive oil until fragrant. Add in kale, onion, Kalamata olives and cover and saut√© on low for 5 minutes. Add protein of choice (chicken sausage, shrimp, chicken…). Top with walnuts for a little added crunch. For seasoning I use a balsamic glaze or Liquid Aminos.

Cheers to a great weekend!

Tuttle Creek | July 2020

Clint and I had tried to get down to Tuttle Creek ORV area just North of Manhattan, KS early May, but rainy weather kept getting in our way.¬† It wasn’t until one weekend in June I saw two of our friends post their weekend adventures in Tuttle that we were able to get a weekend nailed down. After a flurry of text messages we had the four of us an AirBnB booked for the third weekend of July.

It took me all of 10 minutes to realize riding in Clint’s Jeep was going to be too anxiety ridden for me.  Tuttle is ROCKY and I am Cautious Cathy about safety harnesses.  Give me a safety net, and I am good to go.  That Jeep rooftop is mildly compromised thanks to a previous rollover, so I said “peace out” to that gem and hopped in the Cadillac of UTV’s.   Thanks, Bill!

We spent Saturday climbing, digging out, swimming and tipping over on repeat.

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Thanks, Bill, Tracy and Mike for a fun weekend getaway.  We had a great time!

Cheers!

Music Monday 8 | What’s Your Country Song

Thomas Rhett’s new single, What’s Your Country Song, oozes nostalgia. If you were one of the lucky ones to grow up in a small country town, this song may very well elicit feelings of joy and warmth as you pull from those memories made. On repeat, this song brought all the feels which led me down a photo rabbit hole. I pulled a few for the slideshow below (swipe left if viewing from a phone) that I’m sure only my mama will appreciate.

Music brings back memories that can quickly turn to smiles and tears. Music is a universal language that speaks to all.

Go ahead, hit play on the song and start rummaging through your old photos for a trip down memory lane.

Enjoy. ‚̧

“What’s Your Country Song”

Did you grow up on a tractor
Did your daddy let you drive
Are you whiskey bent and hell bound
Even though your mama tried
Did you cruise down a backroad
With your dixieland delight
Are you on the chattahoochee
On a barefoot blue jean night

Everybody got a small town anthem
Everybody got a story to tell
Everybody got a hallelujah
Everybody been through a little hell
When you’re rolling down a little two lane highway
And you turn your radio on
Tell me which one hits you baby
Yeah what’s your country song
Yeah what’s your country song

Do your exes live in Texas
Are you so lonesome you could cry
Are you heartbroke cause you know
That ain’t your truck in her drive
Are your friends all in low places
Underneath the neon moon
Are you already country
Back when country wasn’t cool

Everybody got a small town anthem
Everybody got a story to tell
Everybody got a hallelujah
Everybody been through a little hell
When you’re rolling down a little two lane highway
And you turn your radio on
Tell me which one hits you baby
Yeah what’s your country song
Yeah what’s your country song

Who’s your strawberry wine
What’s your family tradition
What makes you turn it up, makes you raise your cup every time you listen

Everybody got a small town anthem
Everybody got a story to tell
Everybody got a hallelujah
Everybody been through a little hell
When you’re rolling down a little two lane highway
And you turn your radio on
Tell me which one hits you baby
Yeah what’s your country song
Yeah what’s your country song

Chatbooks | Where All Your Photos Go to Live!

Let’s chat Chatbooks!

I became a customer in early 2017 and shared their product with you in an old blog post (below).¬† I needed to re-share their product with you again as this could make a great gift option for family or for you.¬† ¬†I actually have two cost savings options to share as well, but one expires in 24 hours so you’ll need to get a move on.

Chatbooks offers a fast way to get photos off your phone or social media channels and into your hands.¬† I use mine for my Instagram account.¬† I am very intentional on what photos I share in that space and I love the automated feature it affords me. If you are looking for a new way to get your photos off your electronic devices, I’d highly recommend giving Chatbooks a try.

How to Get Started:

  1. Create an account using my affiliate link to get a $10 credit linked here.
  2. Get 20% off your first order with coupon code: fauxhouse20
    • Our Faux Farmhouse is one of my fave IG accounts to follow.
    • 20% coupon code is for a very limited time, typically only 24 hours.

 

Original Post January 2017:


 

Chatbooks: Saving each Instagram account, 60 photos at a time.

I was introduced to Chatbooks by a friend in 2017 and was instantly intrigued.

  1. IG photo preservation that isn’t virtual
  2. Two options of books to preserve IG photos
  3. Automatic shipping
  4. CHEAP
  5. Easy options to change/manipulate an order before its shipped

The question I asked myself was: Do I find my Instagram photos to be worth saving outside of the Instagram app?

The answer was a definite, YES.

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When sharing on Social Media I only share the photos that are most important to me and that (most often) have a story behind them.¬† Gone are my younger years when I shared every last photo I ever took of an occasion.¬† I find it to be less authentic and feel a point can be made and a bigger impact felt by sharing a few meaningful photos, or photos that capture the eye, or photos that are telling of yourself and your own personal story, or of others, in a positive, heartfelt way.¬† ¬†The photos (and I take a lot) that aren’t shared on Social Media platforms are uploaded on a monthly basis to Snapfish for storage, print and photo album creation, for my own personal use.

But, Instagram?¬† ¬†That’s where I like to post my favorite photos.¬† The ones that encompass who I am, what I believe in, the friendships I cherish, the family moments, the vacations, the scenery.¬† ¬†My IG photos tell a story.¬† With Chatbooks I get to preserve that story in the form of a book, forever.

About Chatbooks

Chatbooks started in 2014 by a husband and wife duo looking to preserve memories with little time investment.¬† ¬†The company has grown to employ over 85 individuals across the country but remain “small” in nature to provide a foundation built on people and individuals.¬† ¬†Their motto:

‚ÄúChatbooks exists to help people hold on to what matters.‚ÄĚ

What Options Are There?

With Chatbooks you have several options.  I use the Chatbook Series option.

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Series books are ongoing and linked to Instagram, Facebook or even your own camera roll favorites.  For every 60 photos uploaded, Chatbooks will create a new album, (or in their words, Volume) and send it to you for $8.   Automatically.  Three days before shipment you get an email where you can manipulate some of the photos/captions by removing anything unnecessary.

 

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 Chatbooks also includes the accompanying caption and the date uploaded.

 

Questions

Chatbooks has an awesome support center where all your questions can be answered at the click of a button:

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I love my Chatbooks collection and I know I will love them even more as the years go by, their purpose evolves and the documentation becomes even more significant.

 

Life is big and beautiful and I ‚̧ to live it.

Ready to connect your IG, FB or personal photos for your own set?

To get started:

  1. Create an account using my affiliate link to get a $10 credit linked here.

Cheers!