Happy GALentine’s Day, sisters! And in YOUR honor, we’re starting a new, monthly feature we like to call “Top Five Faves and Finds”! The first week of every month (yeah, I know we’re a week late – blame the Polar Vortex called Chiberia for delaying us for a week!), we’ll post our top 5 favorite things for the month RIGHT HERE! It’s like a virtual-reality, monthly Breathe Box by SPM Ministries! This way, you can see what we’re loving and using to intentionally inspire our spiritual wellness! We’ll provide direct links to the companies in case you are interested in finding out more!
And just so you know, we are NOT getting paid for any endorsements here and we are NOT receiving any free products! We’re just sharing with you – sister to sister – what’s making us happy each month! We’re spreading a little fun and spiritual sunshine JUST BECAUSE WE WANT TO!
Each product fits into one of the FIVE categories of items in our normal Breathe Boxes by SPM Ministries: Comfort; Delight; Enlighten; Motivate; AND Nourish! And so, here are our top five faves for Feb!
Comfort: Ro’s Argan Body Condition (LUSH USA)
LOVE this in-shower body conditioner from LUSH Cosmetics! This cruelty-free, clean cosmetic and body product company knocks it out of the park with this one! Slather this delicious, rose-oil infused cream on your bod after washing and do a quick rinse. VOILA! No need for applying body lotion once you’re out of the shower! Smells DIVINE and is super hydrating. Wendie’s favorite body care product BY FAR!
Delight: Handmade Malas by Reeny Linstrom of Precious Garland Malas
I met Reeny about 16 years ago and simply fell in love with her spirit! She’s a walking example of peace, grace, and God’s creative goodness! Yoga teacher and mala creator, anything she makes is super special. I personally own a few of her pieces and have also given them away to friends as special gifts. Malas are used in many of the world’s wisdom and religious traditions as prayer beads and meditation aides. I love wearing mine as reminders of the beauty of God’s creation, but also as a way to center myself in prayer. This one is made of rose quartz beads and I absolutely love it! I can wear it as a long necklace, or wrap several times as a bracelet. Check her out on Etsy!
Enlighten: IF: Gathering Live Stream
Last weekend, the annual IF:Gathering took place; this time in Dallas! I love watching the Live Stream and getting so much inspiration from Jennie Allen and all the speakers and worship leaders each year. THIS year, I wasn’t able to watch due to a schedule conflict, but I did snag a $15 digital download pass that will allow me to watch it whenever I want! You can get the same pass by clicking the link below!
Motivate: Prayer Journal, Val Marie Paper
I have seasons of my life where my prayer life flows freely and beautifully. And then there are the times when I’m fighting to find the time, motivation, and energy to make it happen. This year, I snagged a copy of Val’s famous prayer journal and I’m LOVING it! It focuses me, helps me find the time and the words my soul is desperate to share with God. It IS a yearly journal, but I just started mine Feb 1st! There’s never a bad or wrong time to focus on prayer, sisters! This journal is beautiful, feels great in your hands, and has THE best prompts I’ve seen on prayer. It’s changing my routine, girls. And that’s a good thing!
Nourish: Half Baked Harvest Blog and Cookbook
Okay. I LOVE to cook. LOVE. And I LOVE cookbooks. But I have SO. MANY. OF. THEM. I swore I wouldn’t buy another. BUT. THEN. TIEGHAN. And now I have a new cookbook… I started following Tieghan’s blog, Half Baked Harvest, at the recommendation of my friend, Patty. SWOON!!! Her photos are gorgeous, her recipes are flawless, and they taste like heaven! I was hooked after the first recipe! It’s awesome, healthy (well, sometimes it’s healthy-ish!), delicious, and easy! I look forward to her recipes in my email in-box each day and her cookbook is the first one I grab when I’m looking for something new to try! Try her ricotta banana bread with chocolate chips. Yes; it is THAT good!
So there you have it – February’s virtual Breathe Box of fabulousness! Let us know what you think and if there’s something you want us to try for next month! Check back next week where we pick up in WEEK 4 of Seamless, by Angie Smith!
Enjoy your day, sweet sisters! Take a few moments today to BREATHE…! 😊