Welcome today's Beacons Jodi Murphy and Jennifer Denny--my two sisters.  We have a chat about some of our favorite things.  Yes, the "Sound of Music" soundtrack should be playing through your head at this point :)

What you will get from this episode:  TONS of good ideas, links and conversations.  The things mentioned will help keep you organized, keep your feet safe and comfortable, and wow your friends with an amazing rice crispy treat recipe.  

Links are listed below for the things we mention in this episode.  I have no affiliates with any of these companies (meaning we don't get paid for mentioning them).  This is all in good fun.  Enjoy!

Jenni's Favorites: (and special recipe)

  1. Magnolia Network on Discovery+ 
    1. Johnnyswim, Home On the Road, Zoe Bakes, Magnolia Table, The Lost Kitchen
  2. 5 Year Journal -One Line a Day
  3. Brooks athletic running  socks
  4. Every Dollar Budgeting App
  5. Weekly meal & schedule- adapted from The Neat Little Nest Weekly Reset 
  6. Meat browning utensil thing - Ground beef chopper 
  7. Olive & June Nail Polish 
  8. Spotify Playlists- from instagram and podcasters blogs 
    1. White Farmhouse, Lazy Genius,  Bri McKoy and The Nester
  9. Christos Pizza
  10. Escape to the Chateau on HGTV for current episodes  and all episodes on Peacock TV 
  11. Brown butter deluxe rice crispy treats

Delux Brown Butter Rice Crispy Treats

¾ cup butter - divided

16 oz bag of marshmallows

1 t vanilla

¾ t  kosher salt- if using unsalted butter

5 cups rice crispies

5 cups corn flakes

1 cup choc chips

In dutch oven or stew pot brown 1 stick (½ cup) butter. For details on brown butter, check this out on  Allrecipes  Turn off heat and stir in ½ stick (¼ cup) butter until melted. Over low heat add bag of marshmallows and stir to melt and combine completely. Turn off heat and add vanilla.  Add rice crispies and cornflakes. Gently fold in to cover cereal completely. Add choc chips. Gently stir. Add to lightly greased 9x13 pan. Lightly tap treats in pan with wet hands- keep loose. Let cool and cut into squares and enjoy. Can add sea or pink salt to the top before serving. 

Jodi's Favorites:

  1. School/Office Supplies
    1. TUL pens
    2. Full Focus Planner (Michael Hyatt)
    3. Power Sheets
  2. Black Butte Ranch
  3. Wooden puzzles like these
  4. Curly-ish hair products/routine
    1. Wet hair
    2. Sun Bum 3 in 1 Leave In 
    3. TIGI Catwalk “Curls Rock Amplifier”
    4. Blow dryer with diffuser
  5. Book related
    1. Goodreads for tracking reading books
    2. Library Tools
      1. Libby and Hoopla for audio
      2. Placing books on hold, especially before they are released so you’re at the top of the list
    3. Recent Helpful Read
      1. The Tech-Wise Family: Everyday Strategies for Putting Technology in Its Place - Andy Crouch
  6. AllRecipes (ex. lemon bundt cake)
    1. Can search by a lot of different variables
    2. See how others rated a recipe
    3. People give tweaks that are also voted on that help fine tune recipes
  7. Podcasts
    1. The Alisa Childers Podcast
    2. Every Little Thing (lots of random info)
    3. FBI Retired Case File Review
    4. Office Ladies
  8. YouTube Channel: The Minimal Mom

Cari's Favorites:

1. Brooks Running Shoes:  https://www.brooksrunning.com

2. Tillamook Cheese:  www.tillamook.com

3. Canva (design app):  www.canva.com  also an app in the apple app store

4. Navaris Magnetic Dry Erase Board.  https://www.amazon.com/Navaris-Magnetic-Dry-Erase-Board

5. SonXtronic Running Headphones: https://www.amazon.com/SONXTRONIC-Xdr-8000-Vertical-Ultralight-Headphones

6. The Book:  "Someday is not a day of the Week:  10 Hacks to Make the Rest of Your Life the Best of your Life."  by Sam Horn.  Available on Amazon.  Also follow her on LinkedIn

7. Audacity--free opensource audio software.  Record and edit your audio. https://www.audacityteam.org/

8. Salt & Straw Ice Cream:  https://saltandstraw.com

9. Powel's Books: https: www.powells.com

If you enjoyed this episode, let us know about it!  (and if you want more episodes like this).

Jenni is on IG @: jennidenny

Jodi is on IG @: clive4ever

I'm on IG @: cari.normand

You can also email me at beaconsofbravery@gmail.com


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