One of my favorite things about blogging is the connections I make with readers. Even though the internet can be sort of isolating, I want to invite you in a bit and share some of my favorite things. I’m going to share some favorites from the week with you – it might be a quote, a print, what I’m reading, a favorite podcast, a playlist, a recipe, a helpful tip, a cleaning product, or something I added to our home. Basically if it’s something little that I feel is shareable or if it’s something I’d bring up to a friend over coffee or on the phone, I’m probably going to share it with you here. I hope you enjoy the little things – they’ll be coming to you weekly over the summer (maybe longer).

I’m more of a non-fiction and magazine reader but I love a good ‘beach’ book, especially in the summer. All the fictional, light books I’ve read lately are by Jenny Colgan, I just love her style. On my bookstand now is this one. (If you haven’t read her bakery series, I highly recommend it!)

We have a newer, very nice mattress and while we love it, both my husband and I found that when we were on vacation a month or so ago, we slept better and didn’t wake up sore with the hotel’s cushy mattress. So I did what any bedding-obsessed person would do, I researched the hotel’s protocol for bedding and found out that they use a down mattress topper under the sheet. I set out to find something that would fit our needs and settled on this one – a 2 inch mattress topper and let me tell you, it’s revolutionized our sleep. I put it under the mattress pad and then put the fitted sheet on top of the mattress pad and it’s great! I highly recommend it if you need a little more softness when you sleep.

I’m so excited about this little thing…we went down from 3 types of glasses to 2 types of glasses. We had 3 different sizes and I just decided that we needed to simplify our glasses and it’s been great. (It’s the little things…) I grabbed these working glasses at Crate & Barrel but you can also find them on Amazon – here are the smaller, 14 oz ones and the larger, 21 oz ones and a package of both sizes. Definitely get the lids – they’re great for half-finished drinks!

Last thing…do you follow me on Instagram? I have a little contest going on on this post for people that leave an Amazon review on my book Simply Clean. If you haven’t read it, it’s a life and habit changing kind of book. The contest ends next Wednesday – time to grab it and get started!