Friday Favorites

Hello and happy Friday. I hope your week has been just wonderful and you are planning a big happy Fall weekend. I have both weekend days planned and I am so excited about it. I have a few favorites that I wanted to share with you so let’s get started.

First of all I love mums. I even love their pungent smell and I love all the different colors. I think I love them so much because it means Fall weather is here. I always get mums for my front porch and we always have lots of them at work.

Remember when I told you a few weeks ago that Walmart had those awesome slide on sale. They come in many different colors. Well they are now on sale even more. $4.00 a pair. You know I had to pick me up a blue pair. These are so handy to just slip on and wear around the house or to the garage to take care of outside kitties. And then next year I am sure they’ll still be around for wearing when the wear gets warmer. I actually have a friend who wears flip flops and sandals all year long. Me, not so much.

I am loving this salad mix. I am bad about buying the bags of leafy greens and sticking them in the fridge until they go bad. But this chopped salad is really yummy. I like to add a boiled egg to it for extra protein. It has such a great flavor.

I have to tell you about these press on nails that I bought. These are the Kiss Empress nails. A friend of mine had some and I loved the way they looked. Now, will they last for a month? No. I have had these on for almost a week. These have a peel and stick on the back of each mail. They are very easy to put on. I have never used the ones with glue but I have heard they don’t last as well. I usually do my own manicures but I thought these would be nice for a change. They come a little longer than I like but you are able to file them down once you have them on. They come already polished. There is 30 in a set!!! So you can replace as needed. They are only $6.99 at Walmart. I love them and I think they are perfect for a nice special event or a vacation. I haven’t gardened in them yet but I have done the usual working around the house and I have to say I like them. It has been less than a week and I think I am about to have to replace one of them but give them a try if you don’t have your nails professionally done. Remember the Lee Press On Nails. We used to get those when I was a kid. These are way better.

I have been wanting a Dolly Parton T Shirt. I just love Dolly I think she is a wonderful person. She has done so much and given back so much to this area we live in. I ordered this pink one from Amazon. I think it was $18.99. I love the color and I think it will go great with jeans or a denim jacket.

I may have mentioned before that I love the CeraVe body lotion. I now use the cleanser and the night time moisturizer but I have recently switched to the daily moisturizing lotion as well. I love Bath & Body works. The lotion and body wash smells amazing. And it has always kept my skin fairly soft but it didn’t always feel hydrated. A dermatologist told me that a lot of times the lotions that have the best smells often have more perfume, which can be drying, than moisturizer. I am truly a believer. Since I have been using the CeraVe my skin is so different. I still love Bath & Body and will use it from time to time but this has now become my new favorite.

Ok I saved the best for last. These eye toning patches from Pixie are about the best things I have found lately. They come in a little container of 60. They almost feel gel like. You separate them with this little plastic paddle, that is included, and place one under each eye. They are so freaking refreshing. If you have a morning when you wake up with under eye puffiness this will do the trick. If you get home at night with tired droopy skim under your eyes, this is what you will want. I love them. I have only been able to find them at Target or online. They are a little pricey for my budget, about $24.00, but totally worth it. I don’t use them every day just when I feel like I need them.

I hope you find some of these useful. Have a wonderful weekend and I will be back on Monday with lots of happenings.

Always remember,

Love your day your way!!!!

Friday Favorites

October 7, 2022

Hello and happy Friday. I am back this week with a few of my favorite things. These are things I am really loving or have enjoyed this past week. So here we go:

First up is this amazing lip gloss, lip ink whatever you want to call it. The official name is Maybelline Super Stay Vinyl Ink. Now you may not be crazy about something with vinyl and ink in the name, especially when it goes on your lips, but it is great. An influencer I saw on TikTok recommended it and she said it lasted all day. Yeah, right, I’ve heard that before. Friends it does last all day!! I ordered mine from Amazon because to be honest I just haven’t had a lot of time to shop lately and I really wanted to try this. I got it in two colors. I got a berry color called Coy and a brownish color called Lippy. So far my favorite is the berry color. Once you put it on you let it dry for a minute and then it stays on. If I feel it getting a little dried out during the day I just dab on some lip gloss or even chap stick and it shines it right up. Love it.

The next thing is this facial scrub. I ask my niece if she had one that she liked and she told me about this one. Amazon again. You can use this two or three times a week and it makes your face feel so fresh and clean. It gets rid of all of the dull skin cells and leaves your face glowing.

Before I went on my trip last week to San Antonio I realized I needed a new small crossbody bag to carry when I didn’t want to carry my big purse. I found this one and then ordered an extra strap to go with it. That way you can get a different look without changing out the entire bag. This bag is fairly small but plenty big enough for a wallet, your phone, a small brush or comb or compact or whatever.

This is the purse I ordered, top picture, and the strap below. The strap that is shown with it at the top was included and I really like it too.

I have been using dry shampoo for a few years. To be honest I think it may be drying my hair a little. DUH!!! You think? I try not to wash my hair too often but the dry shampoo is having an effect on it. I’ve tried several different ones. I started trying this texturizing spray instead. You don’t have to use very much and it sort of plumps your hair up and makes it easier to hold. So far I am loving this brand. I got it at Walmart and it smells fabulous.

I got these earrings when I was in Texas and I can’t wait to wear them.

I thought I would also share some books with you. This first book, The Perfect Marriage by Geneva Rose kept me on the edge of my seat. It starts with a murder and ends with a little twist that you won’t be expecting. I give it a 4 out of 5 and only a 4 because it had a couple of things that just wouldn’t happen realistically.

I loved People We Meet On Vacation by Emily Henry. Two very different friends through the course of many years travel together on a trip every year. They go through a lot of things together but they are very different. I give this a 5 out of 5.

Starfish was a short, heartbreaking book about a young teenage girl who is overweight and struggles to be accepted not just by her peers but by her own family. I could really identify with this, not the family part but definitely peers, I have struggled with weight all my life and it started at a very early age. I give this a 4 out of 5. Definitely worth the read.

And pumpkins!!!! I love them I love the different shapes and colors and making pumpkin pie and pumpkin bread. I just love them that is all.

But the main “favorite” this week is my sweet family and being back with them after a week of being gone. I know a week isn’t that long but I am sort of a homebody and I like being home. Being back with my husband and kitties every night is where I am most happy.

What were some of your favorites this week?

Always remember

Love your day your way!!!!!

Friday Favorites

Hello and happy Friday. I am so glad to see the weekend. With being gone a couple of days at the beginning of the week my actual work at work week was shorter but I think I am still tired from my trip.

I have some favorites from this week I would like to share with you. My Friday Favorites are made up of things I have gotten or fun things I have done during the week so here goes:

First up is this black dress I got at Walmart. It is so cute and you can’t tell from the photo but it is swingy at the hem line and it has pockets. I paired it with this denim jacket but you could add lots of things to it. And it was only $9.99 what????

I will be going to Texas in a couple of weeks and I think I may just have to wear my boots with this.

Next are these short scarves, ascot, neckband whatever you want to call them. I sometimes like to wear a scarf but it’s still a little too warm for a big bulky scarf. I had a shirt on last week that just needed something around the neck. I couldn’t find anything in my huge pile of scarves so I ran by Walmart on my way to work and found these two. I tied the reddish orange one on right away. And they were only $1.99. I think they add a little color and neck cover if you feel you need that.

I was in Dollar General earlier in the week and I bought these cute fall things to put on my entry table.

I love pumpkins, I can’t get enough of them.

But the most fun thing I did this week was hanging out with some of my co-workers. We decided to treat ourselves to a little end of season celebration. We went to a great place near Knoxville for wings and then spent a couple of hours at Topgolf. We had so much fun!!! We are together at work almost every day. But getting to just have fun and laugh and not have any work stress was just the best. If you haven’t tried Topgolf you should. It is so much fun. You have your own bay, there are several levels,we were in the second level, and you can order food and drinks.

We shared a couple of appetizers. So Good!!!!
I tried several sauces. You can tell I am a big Ranch fan. The Honey BBQ Ranch was my favorite.
The Champs, NOT!!!!

What fun things did you do this week?

Always remember

Love your day your way!!!!!

Friday Favorites

Hello friends and happy Friday. I guess I am happy it’s Friday. My vacation is winding down. It has been a fun week. We didn’t do our beach vacation but we did get some much needed things done around the house and had fun just hanging out together. My sister and I had a shopping trip yesterday and lunch and that was a lot of fun. We also got together with my niece and a friend earlier in the week.

I have some favorites of mine I would like to share with you. You may have tried some of these or are using them. Let me know if you have or do and what you think.

First of all is my new reading glasses that I got at the Dollar Tree. They weren’t a dollar they were actually a dollar and twenty five cents. But aren’t they cute!!! I have a pair in every room of the house now. HA!!!!

I got this Glyconic Acid Toner at T.J. Maxx. My sister and I did some shopping yesterday. I like to try new things from T.J. Maxx because they are relatively inexpensive and it is a good way to test products without spending a fortune. I have only used this twice but it really made my skin feel so fresh. It also has a fresh clean smell.

I always thought that L.A. Colors was a cheap no good makeup brand. I never really bothered looking at their products but I have to say I have been impressed by this eye makeup. You can buy this at Walmart and again not a huge investment to try out some new colors. I couldn’t believe how well this shadow lasted all day. Compared to some I have used and spent much more money on I am very happy with it.

Yummy Sea Salt caramels. I love Carmels. I got these at T.J. Maxx yesterday. You know how they have all those impulse items when you are waiting in the check out line. I saw these and just had to have them. A good size bag for only $4.99. I am very impulsive.

I have seen these slides all over social media. There are several different brands I loved the look and they come in so many different colors. I wasn’t sure I wanted to spend $25.00 on a pair. So I saw these at Walmart a couple of weeks ago for $11.99. They were on clearance. I looked at them but I knew I didn’t really need them. Last week I was in Walmart and they were marked down to $9.00 and such a variety of colors. Of course what do I choose but black. But I do have a reason for this. I plan to wear them when it gets cooler with some of my colorful socks I have knitted. Yep I am that person. I do plan on returning to Walmart, where they may have been reduced even more, and grab a blue and a pink or yellow pair. They are so comfy.

Have you tried this Cheddar Bay Biscuit Mix. I used it several years ago and then sort of forgot about it. I bought a box last week at the grocery store and made them last Sunday for dinner. A couple of things I had forgotten from last time. Use twice the amount of Cheddar cheese and add a little more water. They are so yummy.

I love using this sponge for my foundation makeup. If you don’t use a sponge it may take a little getting used to but once you do you will love it. I always use this type of sponge. I think it makes your makeup application so much smoother.

And finally two books I finished last week. The first one, 28 Summers, by Elin Hilderbrand. I think I could read anything by this woman and love it. I have read everything by her except The Hotel Nantucket which will be my next one. This book 28 Summers was so good I could’t stop reading it. I found myself picking it up every time I had a spare moment. One thing I loved about it at the beginning of each summer there would be recap of what was going on in the world at that time. That brought back a lot of memories.

The Forever Summer was an audio book. I just finished it a couple of days ago. It was very good. A little slow in places but I would still recommend it.

These are some of my favorites this week. But my most favorite of course is my little Scruffy. Today is National Dog Day and I have to share him with you. He is doing as well as can be expected with his heart issues. It breaks my heart to see the changes in him. We will love him as long as we can and cherish every moment with him.

My sweet Scruffy

I hope you enjoyed this list of things and may find some of them useful to you.

Always remember

Love your day your way!!!!!