Friday, November 17, 2017

TGIF Favs 3

Good Morning and Happy last Friday before Thanksiving!!

Did you already buy your turkey? We have not, but our family goes over to a friends house and we bring sides so we don't need to get a turkey, nor do we have to clean up woohoo!

I thought I'd share my favorite things about Thanksgiving since I won't be posting next Friday.

1. Food! I love the homemade food everybody dishes out. Last year I started eating cranberry sauce with my stuffing (I never ate the sauce before) and it's a total game changer. We had a potluck at work this week with a lot of Thanksgiving foods and the bonus was the addition of spanish influence and it was probably one of the best potlucks I've been to.

What's your favorite potluck food to bring?

2. People. Being able to see people that I only see every so often, maybe only this once a year is always something to be thankful for.

3. Decorating for Christmas. We put our tree up the day after, usually after we've done some shopping. We also watch all the Christmas movies but Hallmark started early I feel this year so we're already watching those, lol.

4. Black Friday. All of the sales and now that I can buy most of my stuff on the internet and don't have to do the crowds is AMAZING!

5. The parade!! Cannot forget the parade. On my bucket list is to book a fancy vaca where I can stay on the parade route in NYC someday. Oh dreams.

What are your favorite things about Thanksgiving? Linking up with Amanda!

Friday, November 10, 2017

TGIF Favs 2

Happy Friday!!

I ALWAYS love Fridays, but I tend to love them more when the weekend is filled with all kinds of goodness to come!!

We're going to Disney!! Doing The Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party, staying at the Polynesian, breakfast at Kona and then Magic Kingdom. Favorites this week won't ALL be Disney related, I promise.

1. I got our Disney Christmas ears, aren't they so awesome?! I cannot wait to wear them on Sunday!! Ulous has the cheapest ears but the quality doesn't look it and they're much more comfortable than the park ears that I've tried on that immediately squeeze my head.

2. The Sephora VIB Sale started today and I have so many things I want in my cart hopefully my budget is enough for it all!! I shared it late yesterday afternoon in case you missed it.

3. This Sangria was ahhhmazing. Seriously, perfectly light, Fall drink. I'm planning to make it for a party this weekend before we leave for Disney

4. Favorite Fall and maybe Winter decor. So simple and add a little fake snow or white chunky paint to look like snow for winter!

5. Always a funny and OMG this is soooo true!

What are you up to this weekend? Linking up with Amanda!

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Fall 2017 Sephora In My Cart

I love seeing what people have on their lists. From stuff they're restocking to new things they want to try for a bargain. I'm a list maker and when you combine lists with sales it's just one big party.

When the Sephora VIB sale comes around I see and hear it talked about everywhere. I want to be frugal, but some things I just HAVE to splurge on. Just in case you haven't made your purchases yet I thought I'd throw my list into the mix! FYI all of these are affiliate links, thanks for supporting me!


THIS!! If you only splurge on ONE lip product or ONE item, I would suggest this. Ride or die, holy grail, whatever you want to call it I LOVE this stuff!! It moisturizes really well, enhances your natural lip color and the cap is magnetic so it won't come off inside your purse. I have like an 1/8" left and it's the perfect timing! I'm also getting one for my mom as a Christmas gift.

If that's the lip stuff I love, Lancome Teint is my favorite full coverage foundation. I have acne scarring and serious Rosacea on my nose and chin that I have to cover up. I'm not a fan of concealer so this stuff works to cover without having to add concealer and looks fabulous even after a 10 hour work day.

This is a restock, but with a new color. I love eyeshadow sticks because I don't have to whip out a brush, palette, etc. and the Clinique Chubby Eyeshadow stick being "chubby" does a great job covering the whole eyelid without having to use my finger to smudge it around. Sephora only has two shades and I'm disappointed I can't get my old faithful Bountiful Beige but it's good to try something new once in a while, right?

Want to try

I love the Sephora Favorite sets and this one looks to be a good one. I already love the setting spray and Laura Mercier setting powder, can't wait to try the primers. I like the Tarte primer but I keep trying others looking for the perfect one!

One of the youtube girls I like to watch for makeup just LOVES this stuff and I'm so bad about putting on lotion that I thought if I had something new to try I might actually use it? That's good logic right? Sol De Janeiro Brazilian Bum Bum cream

She also mentioned this lip mask and while I still love my day/night stick I thought I'd try this out and see if I notice a difference.

Since I stopped wearing full face makeup to work I've been wanting to find a powder with good coverage to swipe on everyday if I want, just to cover up that dang red, ugh! I think I'm going to give Clinique and Tarte a try. I've loved other products from these brands and was a total Clinique snob at one time so I'm hoping one of these will become a fav!

What's on your Sephora VIB Sale shopping list?!

FYI if you're shopping online and you're NOT using ebates I highly suggest you check it out. It's $$$ for spending $$$ you are going to spend anyway so why not get paid to shop?! The only thing you have to do is make sure you click through ebates to get your shopping cart started. If you use my referral link I'll get $$ and you'll get $$ so it's a win win all around. You can get the ebates web plugin that will tell you when you're on a site and how much cashback % you'd get if you activate a shopping trip. If you have any questions at all, I'd be happy to help.

Friday, November 3, 2017

TGIF Favs 1

Happy Friday, friends!!

I'm exhausted this morning. Coming to the end of a sinus infection, thanks allergies and weather changes AND the Boom decided to get up at 4:25 this morning. I also could NOT fall asleep last night, finally had to take a Nyquil to quiet the thoughts.

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1. I know the insulated bottles and cups have been around for a while now, but I found the most amazing straw cap and now I can't live without it! When I went to Costa Rica I was looking for a cheaper, black s'well'ish bottle and found it in Iconiq. They also had the option of a straw cap and since 95% of my drinks I drink through a straw I was so on board. It's awesome and I hope they make it for the larger bottles soon!

2. I've been making my own oatmeal packets and loving it!! 1/2 C old fashion oats, 1 tsp chia seeds or more if I don't measure, 1 tsp brown sugar or coconut sugar or I've also been using a squirt of Agave, cinnamon to taste and 1 Tbsp Craisins or some fresh blueberries (put in on day of). Or add in sunflower seeds, sliced nuts. I put in just enough water to cover the dry stuff and microwave for 2 minutes. You can also do 1/3 C steel cut oats for 3 mins at 50% power.

3. I'm always struggling with my sunglasses case, the microfiber cloth and the amount of space I have in my small purse. When my friend pulled her glasses out in a case that also cleaned I was blown away and had to have one for myself AND to give to all my friends, lol.

4. In Florida, you can't really make it without your flip flops. Some people do but I am not one of them. I typically find a style or brand I like and continue with them from year to year. It used to be Nike but several years ago I discovered Roxy Flip Flops and now when my flip flops die that's the brand I start researching. I'm glad I found this Lola style that comes in black and tan after a major fail when I bought these. They were cute, but the weight of them hurt my feet if I wore them too long. Who knew flip flops could be too heavy.

5. Always a funny - Link to buy (not affiliate)

This weekend is very low key before next weekend. Sister is going to fix my fading color, we're having a ladies recipe night where I'm trying this recipe at recipe night. The theme is Thanksgiving foods!!

What are you up to this weekend?

Thursday, November 2, 2017

What's New With Me...June-October

What's New With You

Good morning!!

It's totally been feeling like "fall" in Florida for the last two weeks and while I love it, I kind of with it wouldn't be so drastic. 64 in the morning and 80's in the afternoon mean you're dressing for the morning and sweating if you're outside in the afternoon, lol. Does anybody else have drunk weather like this?

In other news... time flies. When months happen between posts I never know where to start and instead of juts jumping back in and writing I get out my planner, write down all of my ideas and schedule posts I'm "going to write" and then another month goes by hahahaha.

I've been doing a lot of Disney with friends and Family AND we're going back for "Christmas" next weekend and staying on property again. Can't wait!!

Boomer has been a regular character as he enters grumpy, old man territory.

I did fall things like food truck festivals, concerts, Halloween Horror Nights and corn mazes!!

We have been trying low carb high fat dishes like the fat head pizza crust. We've tried several since then because this one was a lot more work and we usually order pizza when we're tired or lazy.

I'm going to Charleston this month!! Any tips or suggestions you have would be fantastic. We're thinking of doing this evening tour the night we get there to get the layout of the town.

What have you been up to? Are you ready to decorate for Christmas or are you holding off until after Thanksgiving? We'll be doing Fall decor until Thanksgiving week.