Friday Favorites 5-20-22

Hello and happy Friday. I hope your week is going well it’s hard to believe that Friday is here already but here we are. I wanted to share a few favorite things with you this week.

First this dog clipper set from oneisall. I ordered this set from Amazon and I love it. Scruffy has such anxiety when I have to get him groomed. I hate leaving him even though I know he is taken care of and trimmed up so nicely. It had been getting harder and harder to get him in with the groomers we had been using. So I decided to take matters into my own hands. I ordered this set and watched some videos on YouTube and last week I trimmed him up. He had so much fur hanging off of his legs he was just a tick magnet whenever we went out. I used one of the clippers to trim up his legs and then another to cut the fur off of his body. I used the scissors to trim the hair around his eyes and face. He is so much cooler and no fur hanging on the ground. It is not a professional job by any means but that is o.k. with us. He is a good baby and is so still and patient when I trim him. Even when I cut his nails he is so good. You know your baby and if they would allow you to do this. But it does save time and money and if you are like me I just hate to see my Scruffy having so much anxiety.

I am loving these jeans form Kohl’s. They are pull on but fit nice and snug around the waist. I just got two pair in two different colors of denim, one light and one dark, and I just ordered a white and black pair. They are the Women’s Croft & Barrow Girlfriend Pull-On Jeans and they are on sale right now for $19.99.

I have been reading this book by Beverly Cleary. She wrote the young adult series, Ramona Quimby and Beezus Quimby books. I love all of her books but she was really an amazing woman. She was 105 years old when she died last year. She was an amazing woman and I am loving this book.

And you know I can’t read just one book at a time so I started The Hobbit. A fellow blogger had mentioned reading this. I can’t remember the last time I read it but I think I will enjoy a little out of this world reading.

Wednesday night we had a Girl’s night and went to see Downton Abbey’s second movie. Oh my goodness it was awesome!!! If you are a Downton Abbey fan or even if you are not I think you will enjoy this movie. I want to see it again already.

And you know I have to slip a kitty picture or two in. Kitty Kitty has been sleeping in this shoe box in my bedroom. She snuggles perfectly into it. It makes me wish I could snuggle up somewhere like that too. She especially likes it because it still has the tissue paper in the bottom of the box.

Just a few things I thought I would share with you. What have you been loving this week.

Always remember

Love your day your way

Friday Favorites

Happy Friday It’s been a rough week. But I wanted to share some things I have been enjoying lately. The first thing that is a favorite for me is that my sister Pat is feeling a little better. She has been in the hospital for a week and she will hopefully get to go home soon. But she is feeling better and I am so thankful and happy for that. Here are a few other favorites I have had this week.

I love the British version of these two magazines. Country Living and Country Living Home. Unlike a lot of American magazines they are not full of ads. They are a little more costly than some of the magazines you might buy here. But I just love reading these they are beautifully written and the pictures are gorgeous. I usually buy these at Barnes and Noble or Books A Million whenever I am in Knoxville. I did subscribe one year but the cost of postage coming from the UK was outrageous.

Black Jelly Beans!!!!! Do you love them? A lot of people do not like black jelly beans but I love them!!! unfortunately it’s hard to find them except at Easter time. It is not uncommon to see me with stained black lips or tongue this time of year. HEE HEE!!!!

This Olay Complete is my new favorite daily moisturizer. I have tried many many different moisturizers throughout the years and this one is awesome. I put this on every morning before I put on my makeup and it is light and non greasy and it is SPF 15 which is a plus. I have been using this for several months. My face is never dry and never oily. It feels wonderful after I put it on.

I bought this muffin mix a few weeks ago. I use the larger muffin cups with only six muffins in the tin. I forgot to drain the blueberries and I was afraid they would not be good but it made them even moister. They are so yummy. I like to make them and put them in individual bags and keep them in the refrigerator and get them out and heat them when I want one. I know they have a ton of carbs but you just have to splurge every now and then right?

The TRADER JOE’S BEER BREAD, Have you tried it? I don’t get to shop at TRADER JOE’S very often because there is not one near me. The closest one is in Knoxville. My sister and I were up there a couple of weeks ago and I bought this bread mix. I had heard about it but never tried it. It says add beer and butter. You can also add 12 oz. of any carbonated soda instead of the beer. I finally made the bread last week. I used beer but I think I will try soda next time. We liked it. It has a lot of possibilities. You can add other things to it. The price is very reasonable I think only a few dollars for a box which makes one loaf of bread.

Forsythia. I love it so much. I am always drawn to yellow flowers and I love when these precious plants start blooming. They bloom wild around our house and at poppy’s house. You know spring is coming when you see these start to bloom. Although, did you know one of the most popular bits of folklore surrounding forsythia is the saying, “three snows after the forsythia bloom.” I know we had two this year after I saw the first blooms. I certainly hope we are not in for another snow.

I ordered this kitty toy for my kitties. I first saw it on Facebook and then found it on Amazon. I put in the garage for my outside kitties. I guess I was much more excited about this than they were. When I first put it out mama cat sniffed it and rolled the ball a couple of times. Sadie and Izzy would have no part of it. I don’t think I have seen them play with it one time. Oh well I should have known better. They would much rather play with a leaf or run up and down the old dead tree branch in the yard. That is just the most wonderful thing about kitties they’re very unpredictable.

And of course Miss Kitty Kitty is our oldest Kitty baby she is four years old this month and the sweetest kitty you could ever hope to meet. She is queen of all the fur babies and she knows it.

So what are some things you have been loving this week? Share with me.

Always remember

Love your day your way!!!!

Friday Favorites

Happy Friday. I don’t know about you but I am so ready for the weekend.

I wanted to share some of my favorite things with you this week. So here we go.

I purchased my first orchid. My friend Penelope has so many beautiful pictures of hers. She always talks about how cheerful they can be all winter long. I decided I wanted an orchid. I have had this one for over a week and it is still alive so that is a good thing. Of course I have had some helpful tips from Penelope. I am eager to add a few more in different colors.

I just have to tell you how much I love this foaming face wash. I use it every day when I take my makeup off. It makes my skin feel so soft and clean.

Check out these Valentine’s earrings from Made to Shine. This site has lots of different earrings you can check them out here. http://www.made to shine.com

My love picture I bought at Hobby Lobby. I bought it on the clearance rack for $5.00. I think it fits perfectly for Valentine’s Day.

I have pulled off of knitting for a minute to work on this temperature blanket. The colors of yarn coordinate with the daily temperatures. I have been recording the average temp every day since January 1st. I am on January 18th. The rows are really quick to crochet and by the end of the year you will have 365 rows. I am so excited about this I have wanted to do one for years. Those darkest blue colors were during the cold snap we had in January when the daily temps were only about 35 degrees F. I will keep you updated on the progress

My Pioneer Woman place mats. I am loving them. I think they even look a little Valentiney.

This series on Netflix, The Woman In The House Across The Street From The Girl In The Window. this is an interesting series. It has quite a bit of satire and is a little silly at times but I enjoyed it.

So what are some of your favorite things this week.

Always remember,

Love your day your way!!!!

Friday Favorites

Happy Friday I haven’t posted a Friday Favorites post in quite awhile. This Friday finds me at the beginning of a three day weekend. I know it will go by in the blink of an eye. But for now I am savoring it.

It’s 4:45 AM and I am awake drinking coffee. I am trying not to think about having to round up all four kittens for a vet visit later this morning. More about that later.

I wanted to share with you some of the things I am loving this week:

Books: I am currently reading this book Bono by Helen Brown. I am loving it!!! Bono is a rescue cat and he is temporarily fostered by Helen Brown while she is visiting New York. Bono is a special needs cat and needs daily medication he became homeless after Hurricane Sandy. I am only half way through but I love it.

I just finished reading When You Find My Body. This is a book about the disappearance of Geraldine Largay on the Appalachian Trail. It is heartbreaking. When Geraldine realizes that she is lost on the trail and probably won’t survive she writes letters and posts in a diary to be given to her husband and family. Most of the book is about the search for Geraldine, Gerry, and the different theories from the author about what happens when people find themselves lost. I felt like too much of the book was about the search and the theories instead of what was in the diary. But it is still a good book and very inspirational.

Knitting: I am still knitting on this scarf. I love the soft squishyness of this scar and I can’t wait to have it finished. I am almost there.

New Boots: I am loving these boots. I got them at Rack Room shoes at Tanger Outlet in Sevierville, TN. It was one of those deals where you buy one pair and get the second pair half off. I had gone in looking for some new calf high brown boots, which I found, and then since I got another pair half off I chose these. I wanted white boots all last winter and never got around to getting them. I love these they are very comfy and they have a zipper on the side so you don’t really have to lace the entire boot.

Lip Butter by Physicians Formula. I got this at T.J.Maxx and I love it. It is very light not as heavy as a lipstick but still has great color. SPF 15 too.

Shoes: I bought these shoes on clearance at T.J. Max while we were on Sister Trip last month. They are light and make a great shoe to slip on and wear around the house.

FALL COLOR!!!!!! You know how much I am loving the fall colors right now. I just had to sneak in a picture.

What are you enjoying this week?

Always remember

Love your day your way!!!!!