I️t’s hard to believe it’s already Friday again! The past two weeks have been a blur and I️’m still trying to get on track this year, slowly but surely. I️ tend to focus a lot on home organization/cleaning and cooking healthy meals in the new year – and of course, try to continue those things all year. Sometimes easier said than done, but that’s life, right?! 🙂
ONE | Glass Food Storage
One thing I️’ve been wanting to do for a while is switch out all of our plastic food storage for glass versions. We all know the harmful effects of plastics, especially reheating things in plastic, and I️’m trying to make a conscious effort to switch our household to safer products. These glass storage containers are from BJ’s Wholesale Club, but I️ also found similar ones here if you aren’t a member.
TWO | Counter Culture Probiotic Floor Cleaner
Someone on a local FB mom group was asking for floor cleaner recs the other day, and I️ immediately suggested this Counter Culture cleaner. Since I️ love this one so much, I️ wanted to share it with you guys, too! This is another area where I️’ve been switching to safer products, and I️ found this particular cleaner on Grove Collaborative. I️ love that it’s not an ‘antibacterial’ cleaner, but instead it contains healthy probiotics rather than chemicals to clean your floors. I️ am always shocked at how dirty my floors were when I️ use this cleaner, and how sparkling clean they end up! Highly recommend.
THREE | Le Creuset Cast Iron Dutch Oven
I️ had a Le Creuset dutch oven on my wish list for several years now and I️ was so surprised to get one this past Christmas from my husband (who loves cooking and kitchen gadgets even more than I️ do!). I️ have used this almost daily to cook with – I️ initially thought I️’d use it mostly for soups and chili, but it heats so evenly that I️’ve found it easy to cook all kinds of meats and other dishes in it as well. It’s very heavy, so I️ leave it on our stovetop when it’s not being used (plus, it’s pretty!) and it cleans up so well. I️ can’t speak to other brands, but I️’ve also heard good things about less pricey versions. For me, this Le Creuset was worth the splurge!
Read past editions of Friday Favorites here
This week’s favorites are definitely focused on the home and on quality products. I️ definitely used to be more focused on cost, but as I️’ve gotten older, I️ realize the value in splurging on quality and ‘safer’ products for all areas of our life. Let me know if you’ve tried any of these favorites in the comments below – or if you have other faves to share!
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