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March Favorites + Gratitude

March 31, 2017
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We made it to Friday!  Although this week has gone by slowly, the month has flown by.  Since it is the last Friday of the month, I am sharing my March “Friday Favorites” and gratitude list with you.

Favorite find

My new Savvy Sleepers pillowcase is everything. Local Dallas girl and blogger, Dale Janée of Savvy Spice, created Savvy Sleepers after her hair stylist suggest she sleep on a satin pillowcase to help protect her hair.  Not only does satin help your hair, but it’s better for your skin too.  Since I received mine, I have gotten better sleep every night.  I always have a cold side of the pillow, my hair isn’t getting tangled, and my skin is smoother in the mornings. This little pillowcase has impacted my sleep in the best way possible. They come in a variety of colors (some colors under $30) and two different sizes.  Snag one for yourself here and get 15% off with code Jessica15 .

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Favorite dessert

Twice this month I made the cookie lovers brownie for Colton and I. We indulged on it for days and were so sad when we finished it.  Between the JoeJoe’s cookies, fudge and ice cream, it’s the perfect dessert. Grab the recipe here and impress all of your friends with your baking skills.

Favorite Instagram post

This month I have a lot of favorite posts, but this one is my most favorite. This was our entrance to my brother and sister-in-law’s wedding in September (which was a recreated moment from our first kiss at our wedding). March has always been my favorite month and this guy is the reason.

Favorite read

If you are in the Plano area and haven’t checked out Plano Magazine, you are missing out. It is truly “the guide to the good stuff.” This magazine features gorgeous photos and interviews of local restaurants and businesses. They also feature information on historical sites and need to know events in the area.

This month, Plano Magazine featured 10 bloggers to follow, and Love You More Too (and a ton of other amazing bloggers) made the list.  Click below to read, if you’re interested.

Plano Magazine March-April 2017 issue “10 Bloggers You Should Be Following”

Favorite restaurant find

El Rincon Mexican Kitchen Tequila Bar Carrollton food blogger North Dallas Blog Blogger Love You More Too

When you get invited to a restaurant for a media dinner and they blow you away, you come back a couple weeks later, you know you found a winner.  El Rincon has everything I love in a Mexican food restaurant- great food, delicious drinks, and mouth-watering desserts.  Read my post to find out more about them and their menu.

March gratitude list

This year, I am working on practicing gratitude.  At the end of each month, I am sharing my grateful list that will include 5 small or huge things I am grateful for.

  1. Spring break- If you aren’t in education, you may not have the “luxury” of having a spring break, however educators across the globe count down the days to this break. Spring break helps teachers (and students) reset and refocus, which is exactly what I did. This year, we took a short trip to Innisbrook and Tampa’s beaches and had a beautiful trip.  Don’t forget to check out my recap.
  2. Impromptu shoot with my pups.  March 23 was “National Puppy Day” on Instagram, so I was able to snag a couple cute shots of my babies. 
  3. Skydiving with my husband!! If you follow Love You More Too on Instagram, you saw the sneak peaks from our skydive.  I will be posting a full recap next week, so stay tuned. 
  4. Sweet Facebook/Instagram posts to and from Colton celebrating 15 years together.
  5. Speaking of Instagram, WE HIT 3K followers!  Y’all are incredible! Thank you for your support.

What are you grateful for this month? Leave me a comment below!

I received my Savvy Sleeper pillowcase in exchange for an honest review.  All thoughts and opinions remain my own.

47 Comments

  • Reply ANdrea March 31, 2017 at 6:12 am

    I love that pillowcase – the color and it all; plus I think I need to start doing a gratitude list again

    • Reply Jessica March 31, 2017 at 8:13 am

      Thank you. I had to get black because it looks so fancy. haha. Seriously though, I adore this pillowcase so much.

      Gratitude lists have given me a much better perspective each month. HIGHLY recommend it.

  • Reply Suzanne March 31, 2017 at 6:39 am

    I’ve been thinking about getting a satin pillowcase! You’ve convinced me 🙂

    • Reply Jessica March 31, 2017 at 8:15 am

      This is the best quality for the best price one I found. It’ so smooth!

  • Reply Harmony, Momma To Go March 31, 2017 at 6:51 am

    wow you have had a crazy busy week! Your photos are amazing, you make everything sound special. Congrats on the blog to follow shout out. I really think I need to start something like that in my local area!

    • Reply Jessica March 31, 2017 at 8:26 am

      Thank you so much. It’s been busy for sure. You totally should!!

  • Reply Divya March 31, 2017 at 7:27 am

    You guys are adorable! I can’t believe you’ve been together for 15 years. #RelationshipGoals
    <3

    • Reply Jessica March 31, 2017 at 8:27 am

      Awh. Thank you! It’s been a crazy journey for sure, but I have loved it!

  • Reply Maggie at Extraordinarily Nice March 31, 2017 at 8:22 am

    I love your gratitude list! I agree – it’s sooo important to express gratitude. And congrats on 15 years! Our 15 year wedding anniversary is this year!

    • Reply Jessica March 31, 2017 at 8:34 am

      Thank you, Maggie! Happy early anniversary to you! 🙂

  • Reply Trish @ The Trish List March 31, 2017 at 8:43 am

    I totally need to get those pillow case. I have been thinking about satin for awhile, but I need to just do it. Also your photo is beautiful! I love the re-creation of your kiss! Happy weekend!

    • Reply Jessica April 3, 2017 at 1:29 pm

      It’s awesome!! You will love it, I promise. 🙂

      Thank you so much.

  • Reply Beth March 31, 2017 at 8:48 am

    Aww, that picture of the two of you is the sweetest! I’ve been thinking about the satin pillowcase, I just was reading about it yesterday and how it’s good for hair! And I need to eat that dessert STAT.

    • Reply Jessica April 3, 2017 at 1:29 pm

      Thank you. Everyone should get a satin pillowcase. It will change your sleep for the better. 🙂

  • Reply Akaleistar March 31, 2017 at 9:16 am

    I’ve been looking for a new satin pillowcase, so I’m going to have to check out Savvy Sleepers!

    • Reply Jessica April 3, 2017 at 1:29 pm

      The quality for the price is unbeatable!

  • Reply jenn March 31, 2017 at 9:28 am

    congratulations on the mention in the magazine!

    • Reply Jessica April 3, 2017 at 1:30 pm

      Thank you! It’s pretty exciting.

  • Reply Kim Airhart March 31, 2017 at 9:40 am

    I need new sheets and pillow cases bad! I want those!!
    That dessert is killing me. I haven’t had sugar in 5 weeks. It is looks amazing!! Happy weekend!!

    • Reply Jessica April 3, 2017 at 1:31 pm

      Five weeks!? This will put you in a sugar coma (the best kind). haha.

      Savvy sleepers pillow cases are wonderful. Check them out!

  • Reply candy March 31, 2017 at 9:48 am

    New sheets or just putting on clean sheets really makes me happy. Now I could eat that whole dessert while sitting in bed.

    • Reply Jessica April 3, 2017 at 1:31 pm

      Me too, girl! My husband and I take it down with no shame. haha.

  • Reply Charlotte March 31, 2017 at 10:32 am

    That wedding pic (and message) is beautiful <3 happy anniversary!!! And skydiving — that's so neat and I'm excited to read the recap 🙂

    Need to get this pillow. Always on the hunt for the cold side lol.

    Ps–your pups are so stinking adorable!!

    • Reply Jessica April 3, 2017 at 1:32 pm

      Thank you. 🙂 It was a crazy busy month for sure. 🙂 Recap is up!

      This pillowcase is fantastic. I promise.

      They are a mess, but I love them.

  • Reply Kristi @ Mi Vida Ocupada March 31, 2017 at 12:21 pm

    I love Mexican food and that brownie looks sinful as can be!

    • Reply Jessica April 3, 2017 at 1:32 pm

      Me too! Oh, believe me, it is, but oh so worth it, haha.

  • Reply ShootingStarsMag March 31, 2017 at 12:33 pm

    That brownie looks so good!! Omg. Aw, your dogs are so cute. That’s cool that you did a little photo shoot of them. I love taking pictures of my dog!

    -Lauren

    http://shootingstarsmag.blogspot.com/2017/03/monthly-wrap-up-top-five-march-favorites.html

    • Reply Jessica April 3, 2017 at 1:33 pm

      Me too, when they behave! haha. Thank you. I am pretty proud of them. 🙂

  • Reply Samantha March 31, 2017 at 2:10 pm

    Oh, that cookie dessert looks so YUMMY! I may have to figure out how to make this gluten free!
    My best friend lives in Dallas, I will have to check out that Mexican restaurant the next time I visit her.

  • Reply San March 31, 2017 at 3:41 pm

    Mexican food FTW 🙂

  • Reply lauren March 31, 2017 at 3:49 pm

    Love this.. I have a thankful journal and at least a few nights a week before bed I jot down 10 things I am thankful for. It really helps put blessings into perspective!

    • Reply Jessica April 3, 2017 at 1:35 pm

      It really does. There are even small things I take for granted, but love thinking about at the end of the day.

  • Reply Kimberly @ Berly's Kitchen March 31, 2017 at 5:46 pm

    Those pillowcases sound amazing! I would love to snag one. Congrats on 15 years with your hubby. 🙂

    • Reply Jessica April 4, 2017 at 8:56 pm

      They are! Grab one! Totally worth the price.

  • Reply ~ Carmen ~ March 31, 2017 at 7:29 pm

    Your puppy day shoot turned out so cute! The cookie lovers brownie looks scrumptious too. :]

    // itsCarmen.com

    • Reply Jessica April 4, 2017 at 8:57 pm

      Thank you! They behaved. It is scrumptious.

  • Reply Rachel R Ritlop April 1, 2017 at 8:31 am

    I just got a new pillow too! The easy breather from nest bedding! IT’s been the BEST pillow I’ve ever had! and i’ve had a lot of pillows!

    • Reply Jessica April 4, 2017 at 8:58 pm

      Now you just need to get a new pillowcase.

  • Reply Mary April 1, 2017 at 6:29 pm

    We celebrate dating anniversaries, too! In fact ours was on the 30th of March. Happy anniversary to both of us!

    • Reply Jessica April 4, 2017 at 8:58 pm

      Awh!! Happy anniversary!! 🙂

  • Reply Dominique April 2, 2017 at 5:54 pm

    Hope you had a great weekend!! Love that pic of the two of you at the wedding, just beautiful! I hadn’t heard about the satin pillow case before – that is very cool. Do you find it a slippery at all? Glad you shared the brownie recipe, I need to pin that one for later:)

    • Reply Jessica April 4, 2017 at 8:59 pm

      It was! Thank you so much. You should check it out. It’s not slippery. It is soft and so great for your skin and hair.

  • Reply Lindsay April 4, 2017 at 9:35 pm

    Hey lovely lady 🙂
    I hope you had a great weekend lady. OMG how was your skydive?!?! Looked INCREDIBLE.

    Your pooches are adorable. 🙂 They both have gorgeous eyes.
    And that wedding photo of you and your hubby. Beautiful. 🙂

    Hope you’re having a great week love.
    co

    • Reply Jessica April 9, 2017 at 7:02 pm

      It was AMAZING! I recapped it in the next post. Seriously such a fun experience.

  • Reply Lindsay April 4, 2017 at 9:36 pm

    oops it was supposed to be ‘xo’ not ‘co’

  • Reply Sara April 17, 2017 at 5:03 am

    That’s one heck of an entrance, lady!! I didn’t even realize that it was someone else’s wedding picture, lol!! It’s gorgeous!! I’m totally intrigued by the pillowcase. I’m going to have to check it out!

    • Reply Jessica April 17, 2017 at 1:27 pm

      Hahaha. My husband and his brother did a brother, brother dance that stole the show for sure. It was such a fun wedding.

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