Friday, December 16, 2011

Favorite Things!

This is a re-post from my old URL.  I'm linking up to 320 Sycamore's Favorite Things Party!

I have written a quick post to link MY FAVORITE things $30 or less.  Here goes!

Spenco Inserts
These babies can turn a cheap, flimsy pair of shoes into completely comfortable footwear.  I'm not kidding.  Bring them with you when you try the shoes on, because you may have to size a half size up.  They are awesome.

Burt's Bees Red Dahlia Tinted Lip Balm
This stuff if luscious feeling, and gives a hint of color that looks pretty.  I'm still not a lipstick kinda girl, so this is my compromise.

Eggnog Latte from my French Press at home 
Not everything has to be from a store, right?  To me, this is the essence of Holiday-y.  At home, I make a french press of coffee, and then add half skim milk and half eggnog to my liking.  It's not Christmas until I have my eggnog latte.  I love to have a friend over and chat in lieu of gifts.  Then, I serve this!  (If I really splurge, I can hire a babysitter for the occasion!)

Kiss My Face Grapefruit and Bergamot foaming hand soap
This soap has the most refreshing scent, and the foam is velvety.  My "hands down" favorite.  Yes.  I just said that.

Air Wick Aqua Mist 
This is the only "air freshener" I will use.  Lots of others make me sick to my stomach.  But I love this stuff.  It's actually refreshing, and seems to truly "wick" odors out of the air.  It does wonders when you need it and where you need it.  With a house full of kids, and three toilets, you know what I mean.  Bonus?  There are more coupons for this product out there every month than you can shake a non-aerosol bottle at.

Sunnyland Farms Dark Chocolate Pecan Turtles
I apologize in advance for introducing you to these.  These are the real deal from Georgia.   None other compare.  Once you try them, you will hate me forever because you'll never go back to anything else.  At $30.35 for the decorative tin, these are at the top of my budget.  But they're worth it.  Trust me.   I buy the big "home box" and divvy them up in pretty little dollar store packaging for teachers and friends. They are my signature item, although this Christmas is going to be very lean, and we may not have the funds!

Hope you enjoy!


  1. I am a lip gloss/stain/stick/liner junkie... and I have always loved Burts Bees, but I've missed this one! Thanks for the heads up..

    ... and please don't tempt me on the pecan turtles! My word, I'll for anything chocolate!!

    (LOVE your blog title with that verse, one of my favorites!!)

  2. I need to get some of those shoe inserts for our next trip! I didn't know burts bees had a color like that~it looks so lovely! Thanks for sharing your favs~Merry Christmas!!

  3. I need to get some of that lip balm! Merry Christmas!

  4. those turtles look to die for...


    saw you at 320

  5. Totally need those shoe inserts, I'm on my feet all day and my feet kill me by the time I get home, especially in ballet flats!

  6. @The Starr Family. You need both these turtles as well as the Burt's Bees. Perfect stocking stuffers for you ;-)

  7. @Melissa. thanks for stopping by. i've been a regular at your blog for at least a year. love y'all.

  8. @Nicolette. Wow! thanks for posting. I've just discovered your blog by clicking through on your comment. i can't wait to read more of your stuff! and turtles just arrived today. let the weight gain begin!

  9. @Kim. Yes. i love to bring these along when i shop for the perfect little pair of holidays ballet flats from Payless, etc. their little sparkly ones are so cute. So trendy. So OUCH! But not with these inserts. Then later, when you wear a different pair of shoes, just swap them out!

  10. @Ange. I LUV your "cloffice!" just converting one myself, and totally digging the inspiration from yours. thanks for stopping by.