Friday Favorites: My BIGGEST Best of Amazon 2020 Recap!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

It is FINALLY 2021!! Holy cow! It’s a new year and my first post for 2021…so why not a recap of some of our favorite gifts that we received, gifted, and bought for ourselves this past year. So without further ado – let’s dive in to my BEST of Amazon!!

1. Snap Circuits 2. Play-Doh Noodle Makin Mania Set 3. Mellisa & Doug See & Spell 4. The Action Bible 5. Crazy Forts 6. VEX Robotics HEXBUG 3 Pack Bundle Kit 7. Hedbanz 8. Smithsonian Motor-Works 9. Discovery 2-in-1 World Globe 10. Good Pictures Bad Pictures Jr. 11. Melissa & Doug Vehicles 4-in-1 Wooden Jigsaw Puzzles 12. Nerf N Strike Elite Strongarm Toy Blaster 13. Paw Patrol Dino Rescue Dino Patroller 14. Throw Throw Burrito 15. Fire HD 8 Kids Edition Tablet 16. Marvel Avengers Action Figures

1. Roll-Up Sink Drying Rack 2. Belgian Waffle Maker 3. Unbleached Large Baking Cups 4. AeroPress Coffee and Espresso Maker 5. Milk Frother 6. Food: What the Heck Should I Cook? 7. Silicone Donut Pan 8. Deliciously Ella Making Plant-Based Quick and Easy 9. Ice Cream Maker 10. 5-Quart Stand Mixer 11. 17-Piece Knife Block Set 12. Stainless Steel 5-Quart Sauté Pan 13. Vitamix Blender 14. Cast Iron Skillet 15. Against All Grain: Delectable Paleo Recipes to Eat Well & Feel Great

1. Essential Oils 2. Epsom Salt 3. Alkamind Daily Minerals Supplement 4. Liquid Vitamin D/K2 5. Essential Oil Diffuser 6. Back and Neck Massager 7. Schisandra Powder 8. Indian Healing Clay 9. Back and Neck Massager 10. Vitamin C 11. Resistance Bands

1. Water Bottle 2. Blue Light Blocking Glasses 3. Dry Shampoo 4. Olaplex Hair Perfector No 3 Repairing Treatment 5. High Waisted Yoga Pants 6. Memory Foam Slippers 7. REVLON One-Step Hair Dryer And Volumizer Hot Air Brush 8. Jade Roller for Face 9. Under Eye Collagen Patch 10. Schick Hydro Silk Multipurpose Exfoliating Dermaplaning Tool 11. My Favorite Body Wash 12. Dry Brushing Body Brush Set 13. Bath Caddy Tray

1. Storage Organizer Case 2. Echo Dot 3. Men’s Razor 4. Traxxas Remote Control Car 5. Bose Noise-Cancelling Headphones 6. Portable Car Vacuum 7. Crocs Men’s Rain Boot 8. Wireless Charger 9. RC Racing Boat 10. Knit Cuffed Beanie 11. Battery Organizer Case 12. Microfiber Towels

There are SO many other gift guides coming at you this year – from tech to teens, for the home and homeschool, and so much more! Keep an eye out for more and don’t forget to subscribe so you don’t miss a thing!

Have a blessed, prosperous, HEALTHY 2021 friends!


My Top 4 Favorite Cookbooks

I have been battling systemic candida since November 2019. My diet is very strict and doesn’t allow much wiggle room. I have been living a gluten-free lifestyle for many years, however, trying to kill off candida takes more than abstaining from gluten. Since November of 2019, I have also cut dairy, caffeine, sugar (even from fruits), alcohol, and a variety of veggies and grains.

Within the last week, I have been slowly adding in some of the food that was restricted in the beginning stages of the Candida Diet. But, even though it is slowly improving, it is still not gone. I have started transitioning to more of a SCD and leaky-gut diet in order to heal my gut and prevent candida from getting into my bloodstream.

We rarely eat out because of my diet. Thus, I rely greatly on recipes and cookbooks. Here are just four of my top favs that I go to often for dinner recipes that are mostly compliant with my food restrictions:

I LOVE ALL of Danielle Walker’s cookbooks! I have all of them now and reference them often. Her recipes are kid-approved, too! I know that when I pick a recipe from her book, the whole family will enjoy it. Plus, I am able to stick to a gluten-free, dairy-free, SCD diet with the majority of her recipes.

Minimalist Baker is another favorite of mine! I try to eat more plant-based these days, but with my diet, I can’t make many of Dana’s recipes at the moment because of the use of maple syrup, beans, and some grains. However, my kids LOVE her muffin and bread recipes and I love how her cookbook is mostly gluten-free.

I purchased the ebook version of Coconut Bowls Vegan Cookbook and LOVE it! So many beautiful bowls, smoothies, salads, and vegan options, most of which I can eat with my restricted diet. I love how fresh and colorful all the recipes are and they are so delicious!

If you want to purchase your own Coconut Bowls Vegan Cookbook ebook or hardcopy, click here and use code LGRECI at checkout.

In addition to these cookbooks, I have a lot of go-to websites where I pull recipes to try. I usually print the recipe, and if my family likes it, I keep it and place it in my recipe binder. If they don’t, in the recycle it goes! I also like printing the recipes because I often forget where I found the recipe and if I made any adjustments, which if I do, I can just pencil it in.

What are your favorite cookbooks and recipes sites? Share below…and don’t forget to hit that subscribe button!

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