Things I'm Loving FriYay #7

Not only is it Friday, but it is also fall y'all!  Please tell me you are as excited as I am.

The leaves are starting to change around here, so I am currently trying to find the time in the next couple of weeks to get to the mountains--Aspen Alley in particular--and take in all of their beauty.  Unfortunately, the beautiful leaves last for only a couple of weeks each fall.  Because of how fleeting they are I always try my best to fully enjoy their grandeur.

Aspen Alley
I am also taking advantage of the chilly mornings and hot afternoons.  Today, it is supposed to be in the mid 70˚s during the heat of the afternoon and 40˚s in the morning.  I love waking up, throwing on a sweatshirt, and enjoying a hot mug of coffee only to be prepared to wear shorts in the afternoon.  It is absolutely heavenly, so much so that I do not mind doing three wardrobe changes a day.

Now that it is official fall, I do not feel shame in pulling out the season appropriate decorations.  Pretty soon my house will be filled with faux leaves, pumpkin spice candles, and Halloween decor. 

As much as I would like to continue talking about how much I love fall--which, believe me, I could do all day--here is my weekly Things I'm Loving FriYay! 

  • The Case for Christ

I am such a sucker for a good Christian film.  Honestly, I am sometimes a sucker for the cheesy ones as well.  But in terms of high Hollywood acting and directing, this film hits the mark.  It is based on the best-selling book by Lee Strobel (find it here) a former atheist turned Christian after conducting an intense journalistic study of the life and Resurrection of Jesus Christ.

This story hit a soft spot for me personally as I know of a few people in this same situation.  In Mr. Strobel's case, his wife, a former agnostic, becomes a Christian leaving him to feel as though she has suddenly "drank the kool-aide."  In response to her sudden change of heart, he sets out in hopes of providing her with scientific and historical evidence that the Resurrection of Christ was nothing but a sham.  Instead, he finds only proof that what is written in the Bible is absolute truth.

This is an amazing story for anyone to watch and provides Christians with a detailed case for Christ and the overall study of apologetics.

  • Equal Exchange Chocolates

I was shopping at Target the other day for birthday decorations for my son, when suddenly I was hit with a massive snack attack that I knew could only be satisfied with chocolate.  I like to live by an 80/20 rule and don't believe in depriving myself of the occasional sweet--how miserable a life would that be?

I do, however, like to make sure my sweets are on the healthier end of the spectrum, when possible.  Luckily, Target has an amazing selection of different chocolates in their candy aisle.  When I stumbled upon Equal Exchange I knew I had to try it out.  These are organic chocolate bars made from small farmers in Central and South America.

I decided on the Dark Chocolate Mint Crunch flavor and it did not disappoint.  The mint was not overpowering like in some chocolates (ah em--Peppermint Patties), but was strong enough to nicely compliment the richness of the dark chocolate.

  • Dasani Sparkling Water

It seems to be a recurring theme, but I just can't stay away from sparkling water.  I keep trying new brands and loving them!  This week I tried Dasani's version as it was on sale at King Soopers.  I actually enjoyed it even more so than last week's IZZE water.  It was incredibly light, bubbly, and didn't have that over powering seltzer water taste.  Plus, I paid less than $3 for an 8-pack--score!

Disclaimer: None of the items or places featured in this post are sponsored and companies did not pay to have a certain product included. They are featured only because I absolutely LOVE them. Some affiliate links are included and I truly appreciate your support.


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