October Favorites: Courtney's Current Crush List

Posted by Courtney Frye on

I let the month of September completely squeak by without curating a list of my current crushes but I'm back to round out October with a few of my favorite things!

Without further ado...

1) Rodan + Fields Redefine Lip Renewing Serum

Two weeks ago, I was battling a n-a-s-t-y cold. I called it the "flu shot flu." I was reaching for chapstick hourly and I realized that my lips were getting dryer and dryer by the hour. I was using a Bert's Bees chapstick and truthfully, it simply wasn't the bees knees. Maybe it's the name of their game - to dry out your lips so you'll keep coming back for more? But not this girl!ย 

My friend Meredith told me how she used the R+F lip serum last winter and one capsule would cover both she and her two boys. My R+F rep and personal friend, Kathryn, had given me some samples and the first thing I did when I walked through the door was grab them and pop one open. Within hours I could tell a difference and it not only re-hydrated my lips, but they stay hydrated without having to always lather them up with lip balm. SOLD!

Heading into the chapped lip season, you ๐™ฃ๐™š๐™š๐™™ย these! They're worth every penny and you can shop them here!

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2)ย SCOUT Eloise Lunch Box in Kitty Cent

I'll use an insulated lunch box until the handles fall off and I was in dire need of a new one. I've been on a Scout bag kick and this blue on blue cheetah print insulated lunch box had my name all over it! It also doubles as a cooler so toss some ice in there to keep your beverages cool without fear of any melting ice leaking out. Bonus: Toss it in the wash when it needs a good cleaning and leave it out to air dry!

3) Passion Planner

If you know me by now, then you know I'm a sucker for a paper planner. I'm not beneath starting over mid-year if the current planner isn't making the cut. And try as I might, I couldn't make the Emily Ley Simplified Planner work for me. ๐˜ผ๐™ฉ ๐™–๐™ก๐™ก. It was pretty, and colorful, but not functional in a way that I use a planner. I liked the layout of the daily Simplified planner best but I hated having to flip through several pages to view one single week. I like being able to see the week at a glance and an hourly day minder layout is actually ideal.ย 

So, I went on the hunt for something new and Maggie Kane recommended the Passion Planner. I like being able to touch and feel and vetting it out online was tough but I finally decided to buy it and I'm in love! And here's why...

a) It has the hourly day minder layout for the entire week in one spread. I can map out my entire week and see it all in one glance. No page flipping here!

b) It also has the monthly view for an overall at-a-glance.

c) Each week features a personal to-do list and work to-do list in the lower left corner and a "Space of Infinite Possibility" on the lower right corner.ย 

d) The month view has space for personal projects, work projects, a fill-in monthly focus, a "not- to-do" list and a space to break the month down, among other things.ย 

e) Each month ends with a two-page spread for monthly reflection: memorable moments, lessons learned, ways to improve next month and a space for gratitude.

f) It's not spiral bound but it does open up and lay flat - which was a bigย selling point for me!

g) This past year I've also tried out Power Sheets for goal setting, specifically for this sweet little business. And while I liked Power Sheets and they work, carrying around two separate "planners" and notebooks made my tote bag bulky and heavy. I honestly feel like this Passion Planner incorporates both the daily planner aspect, as well as the goal setting strategies I used in Power Sheets, just in a more efficient, and streamlined way.ย 

Until next month...

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