My Favorite Things 2016

my-favorite-things-bannerHello again!

The months have whizzed by. A whole lot of life has happened between now and my last post. All those details will be for another day and another post. For now, I’m excited that my favorite link up party of the year is here! If you’re looking for a gift for someone or just a new product to try, I’m sharing my favorite things I discovered this year.

Jane’s Original Mixed Up Salt: Great product on anything but really tasty on popcorn!

J.Olive Company Oils and Vinegars: Each month, this company features a new combination. One of my favorites is Blood Orange Olive Oil and Cranberry Pear Balsamic. They offer reasonably priced sample packs to try their products.

Neutrogena Beach Defense Sunscreen Stick: A great product to keep in the backpack or purse if you tend to burn. No mess. Great for moms on the go too!

San Pellegrino Limonata Sparkling Beverage: A refreshing tart lemony drink – If you like sour lemon drops like lemon Zotz, you should like this drink. This company also carries a blood orange, grapefruit, and an orange flavor.

iRobot Roomba: Life changing- Enough said.

Book Darts: I learned about this little helper from blogger Modern Mrs. Darcy. A super product for a book lover or anyone who is trying to keep their place but doesn’t want to deal with bookmarks that fall out or bulk up the pages.

Rimmel Airy Fairy Lipstick: Right shade of nude pink plus it’s creamy and cheap!

Check out everybody else’s favorite things at Melissa’s site: 320 Sycamore. You might find your next new favorite thing!



Putting Your Face On

Hey!  I’m glad you’re here!  This post is part of a 31 Day writing challenge hosted by The Nester.  During the month of October, I’m writing on Southern A Way of Life.  I will be back to my ‘regular’ posts in November.  Consider pushing that follow button to the right for all my latest posts.  Thanks y’all!

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Every morning, whether I’m going out to lunch with friends or to the gym, I apply moisturizing tint on my face.   I might vary the amount but I can predict with fairly certain accuracy that I’ll have it on.   I didn’t wear much make up growing up but, I’ve noticed as I’ve gotten older that I definitely benefit from a well placed amount here and there.   In the South, we call it ‘putting your face on.’

A few of my favorite products

Pixi Illuminating Tint & Conceal

 Pixi Illuminating Tint & Conceal:  This line was developed by a model and I love it because it’s four products in one which cuts down my time.  It’s a moisturizer, a foundation, SPF of 20 and has a matching concealer in the cap.  I buy it at Target.

Lancome Khol Eye Pencil Black

Lancome  Kohl Eye Liner Pencils: I think my favorite colors are Black Lapis and Black Coffee.  I love these pencils because they last so long before you have to buy a new one and they go on so smoothly.  I buy them at Sephora but you can also buy them at department stores.

Nars eyeshadow in Fathom:  This shadow is a very pretty beige pink.  It’s great when you want only a little bit of color or as a base for more.  I buy it at Sephora.

On the video today, the girls and I dish on all things make up.  Doodlebug talks about a nude eyeliner which she uses as a lip liner.  The eyeliner is Scandaleyes by Rimmel.  The light blue eyeliner that my daughter-in-law mentions is also Scandaleyes by Rimmel.

What are your favorite make up tips and products?



“How beautiful you are, my darling!  Oh, how beautiful!  Your eyes are doves.”

Song of Songs 1:15 NIV Bible