A rundown of my favorite things autumn edition that includes make-up, clothing, gift ideas, dog treats and more. Easy to shop links with details.
Welcome to an Autumn edition of My Favorite Things! I’m sharing things today that I like and use myself. It’s sort of a mixed bag so I hope there’s something for everyone.
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Banana Oatmeal Smoothie
This Banana Oatmeal Smoothie is my current favorite thing to have for breakfast. I eat it later in the morning after my shower, and some days I can hardly wait. It’s delicious, easy and healthy. Click HERE for the recipe and all the details!
L’Oreal Paris Magic Skin Beautifier BB Cream
Not technically foundation, this BB cream moisturizes and evens out your skin tone. It does such a good job that I actually use it as foundation. I apply it with a knock-off Beauty Blender or if I’m in a hurry, I just use my fingers. It’s light and doesn’t feel like you have a think layer of foundation on your face. There are only four colors to choose from so it’s pretty easy to figure out what color would work best. I use Fair or Light, depending on if I’ve been out in the sun or not.
JJill Ankle Leggings
I wasn’t sure if I wanted to jump on the “leggings are so comfortable” band wagon or not…but I figured if I didn’t at least try, I might really be missing out! I didn’t own any at all until a few weeks ago when I purchased these amazing leggings from JJill.
Oh my gosh…I have been missing out! They really are so comfortable, the knees don’t lose their shape, and they look very nice. Not like yoga pants or sweats at all. JJill has a few different styles of leggings but these are the Ankle Length Leggings. They come in Misses, Petites, Women’s, and Tall. The one thing that I figured out very quickly was that I absolutely HAD to wear a top that completely covered my bottom. I splurged on a few tunics and instantly felt so much better about myself. I went on a bit of a shopping spree that included the cute gray shoes pictured below. I got lucky and was able to get all the JJill purchases on sale so my shopping spree was less costly than it could have been!
If you are interested, just go to the JJill website and sign up to receive their emails. You’ll not only get a discount on your first order, you’ll receive advance notice of all their sales. Click HERE.
Rocky Mountain Oils Mind Alive Essential Oil
I’ve talked about using Rocky Mountain Essential Oils here before…usually as part of a project or recipe that I’ve shared. I believe that essential oils improve your quality of life, but I also believe that you don’t have to spend a fortune to use them. I found RMO on my own by doing research and a lot of reading. I was looking for two things. High quality and a reasonable price. RMO is both. The added bonus is that I can get them on Amazon and use my Prime free shipping. The newest oil I’ve added to my collection is Mind Alive. I use it in the morning behind my ears and on my wrists. I also dab some on during the day if I need a small pick-me-up. It smells wonderful!
Other favorite Rocky Mountain Oils:
Click for my ESSENTIAL OIL PROJECTS & RECIPES.
My Favorite Baby Gift to Give
Sometimes it’s hard to know what to give a new baby…especially if you don’t know the parents all that well. My favorite gift to give is this hardback book, A Beatrix Potter Treasury, along with this Royal Doulton Bunnykins Baby Dinnerware Set. It seems to make more sense, at least to me, to spend money on something that will keep and be used for years to come. This works for both boys and girls too. If this is over your normal price range for baby gifts, simply give one or the other. Either way, the parents (and the baby) will love it!
Kelly’s Favorite Treats
Even though she’s a very picky eater, our dog Kelly loves treats. Our rule is that she doesn’t get any treats unless she eats a meal first, so many days she’s getting her first treats at bedtime! Seriously, sometimes she goes all day and doesn’t eat a thing until late evening. I keep them in the kitchen island cupboard…and when she thinks it’s time for a treat, she trots into the kitchen and sits right in front of the cupboard door. Even though she knows she has to eat first, some days she still tries!
Here are her current favorites:
- Hills Ideal Balance Soft-Baked Naturals in the flavor chicken and carrots.
- Natural Balance Limited Ingredient Treats Jumpin’ Stix.
Favorite Etsy Shop
I talked about this shop in my Fall Home Tour but I wanted to mention it one more time. Farmhouse On Boone is a delightful place to visit if you love grain sack inspired pillow covers. I think this Merry and Bright pillow cover just might be my next purchase!
Thank you so much for stopping by today. I hope you found something you love or that peaks your interest and decide to treat yourself…happy shopping!