I have a love/hate relationship with Friday Favorites (FF). Hate is a strong word. I should say I have a love/annoying relationship with it. After many Fridays of passing along my genius finds I’ve realized I need to get out more. And that annoys me because I’d rather not have realized that about myself. It’s getting harder and harder to come up with a list of new favorites for y’all. <—— (saying y’all reminds me of Sadies shirt…)
But I love it because I am always on the hunt for new and unique and fabulous and incredible products so when I find something worthy to make my FF list, I get pretty giddy.
You guys, this is my life. Murr.
So without further ado, I present to you my faves:
The Paddywax “Library” collection:
I believe I have shared with you my love of Paddywax. I may or may not sell them through Umba. But this isn’t even a ploy to get you to buy my stuff!! I got this through my recent Umba Box (it’s not offered through Umba) and fell in love. Mine was “Oscar Wilde” but there are so many scents to choose from including “Jane Austen” pictured above. They are fresh and clean but with a hint of old and well-read. I totally just made that last note up, but go with it. Get them here.
Seacret Salt and Oil Scrub:
I recently hosted a Seacret/Umba party with my friend Panda who is a rep for Seacret. I’m going to confess something here: I wasn’t really sold on Seacret when I first talked about hosting this joint party. I thought, “Dude. Overpriced skin care. I can get that at Nordstrom.” (Which, look at my skin, I obviously don’t.) So when I get to Panda’s house, she has these bowls set up with water and a whole collection of products. Duh, I was getting in on that action.
Truth: I loved every product. There is this stuff that you rub on your face and it eventually flakes off and it makes you feel like a disgusting human being for approximately 10 minutes. But then after you use it your face is SO SMOOTH and feels so clean that your feelings are suddenly transformed into feelings of being a celebrity. And then you go through a few more skincare steps and your skin feels even better. But my favorite is the salt and oil scrub mostly because I can use it in the shower and it doesn’t really involve a lot of time or effort but it leaves my skin feeling so smooth and so soft. You can buy it here.
House of Cards:
Honestly, I wasn’t sure how I’d like this Netflix series so it took me a long time to start it. I’m not really that into politics, I don’t understand how a lot of it works, so to watch an entire series about it wasn’t really appealing. But then everyone and their dog was talking about how awesome it was and we all know I can’t be the only one missing out on a cool thing, right?
I started it and I couldn’t stop. Holy cow. It’s intense and disturbing and suspenseful and Kevin Spacey is awesome in it. Start it now.
My friend Tara posted about plated on her blog and said that if I wanted to try it, to order through her because then we’d each get some free plates out of it. I love free stuff and love it even more when that free thing is delicious.
So here’s the deal with plated: you sign up and look at their weekly menu (they have a ‘land,’ ‘sea,’ and ‘veggie’ option) and order as many plates as you want. They ship the ingredients — all of them — pre measured, pre portioned right to your door along with recipe cards that have pictures of each step of the recipe. So, say, you ordered the pollock with brussels sprout hash. They would send you the fish, the brussels, tiny packets of pre-measured spices, whatever veggies it calls for, breadcrumbs, oil, you name. You are usually required to provide the water (obvi) and maybe an egg sometimes. Salt and pepper usually to taste. But it’s SO EASY. At $12 a plate, it’s not the cheapest dinner option but it’s cheaper than eating out! Check it out here….and order through me so we each get free stuff!!
Because this is what I need. One more pointless thing to become obsessed with. Flappy Bird is a game you can play on your phone and it is terribly addicting. You have to tap your screen to guide this round weird bird through obstacles. Each obstacle you get through counts as a point. I was SO pleased with my score of 34 and then Dan has to go and screen shot me a pic of his high score — 52!!! What the heck does he do all day?!
Rompers for girls:
We are all familiar with 1 piece outfits for babies and toddlers, nothing especially cute or fun about those, am I right? But I’ve recently been a little bit into rompers for big girls — like Maria and Alice’s age. And maybe, secretly, my age too. I think they are SO comfy and so adorable and I may or may not have just ordered Alice a denim romper with pockets. And she’s definitely going to rock that fash like it ain’t no thing.
Kat Von D eye liner:
I rarely wear eye makeup, but when I do it’s limited to mascara and eyeliner because I have no skills in the makeup department. None. This eyeliner is so easy to apply because the brush is SUPER thin and easy to use. It’s also waterproof so it stays on allllll day long.
I can’t stop thinking about Spring. Maybe because I hate winter and the weather that comes with it. It feels like it’ll never get above 55 degrees. So to help myself get through this hard time in my life, I think about how I’m going to spend my Spring and Summer days and most of those plans involve sitting on our deck under cafe lights. *sigh*