Tuesday, November 18, 2014

a few of my {new} favorite things

The poncho I posted about on Friday is not one of them.
Seems like everyone and their brother
had the same idea to go to Target on Sunday
when the new Target + Toms collaboration made its debut.
Call me crazy but I went to two different Targets
right after church on Sunday
and the Toms kiosk at Target was torn apart.
At both places.
My sweet husband even stopped by a Target close to his work
on the way home to see if he could snag one for me yesterday.
The same husband who said to me on Sunday
as we were running in and out of Targets
"Aren't you wearing a poncho right now?"
Me: "Yeah, but its khaki tan.
The new one is gray."
As in DUH.
Plus I added "this one is from Target too.
You're lucky I'm low maintenance
when it comes to clothes, buddy."
Oh well.
Put it under the category of win some, lose some.
I have found a few other favorite things lately.
You know I'm a beauty product junkie.
As in I'm pretty sure I need rehab.
I'm letting my pixie hair cut grow out
and it has been complete torture in that every day
feels like a bad hair day.
Until my hairdresser used this recently on me...
Loreal's Mythic Oil
This one is for color treated hair.
To say it smells good is the understatement of the year.
I put it on my hair when its damp then blow dry.
Prepare to be a goofball who smells your own hair all day.
I just finished up my first bottles of these new products
I first read about on preppy empty nester.
One is a vitamin C serum
the other is a hyaluronic acid serum
Both by Day by Day Beauty.
I just reordered yesterday.
I put it on, first the vitamin C then the hyaluronic acid second
and seriously it looks like my skin is glowing.
And I don't think its my bad eyes playing tricks on me either :)
Its hard to say that glowing skin is the best part
because these two products also hit two more of my favorite things.
One you can order it through amazon and number two is the price.
Each product is less than twenty dollars each.
You can barely buy a drugstore product for under $20 anymore.
Now that we've got our beauty fix
{for now}
let's talk another favorite thing for me.
I've been working with a nutritionist to get ready for the marathon.
His main goal for me was to increase my protein
and to get me to eat more of my daily calories in the morning
rather than in the afternoon.
Believe it or not eating breakfast within an hour of waking is hard for me.
Anybody else have that problem?
Maybe its the gallons of coffee I drink first
but I'm not usually hungry until about ten.
Apparently that's not healthy according to him.
So I've been trying my best.
Finding this product has helped me tremendously...
I eat one of these with a teaspoon of peanut butter on it.
Heaven on a waffle.
Seriously this waffle by Van's is so tasty on its own
but I add the pb for a little extra protein.
Lastly I'm loving Shutterfly right now.
I got their catalog in the mail over the weekend
and fell in love with their card selection.
I played around on their site with a couple of them
and sent in my order since they are having a
buy more, save more promotions.
PLUS they let you stack coupon codes.
I saved, sit down for this, $109 off my original total.
I know.
Go to shutterfly right now.
That sale ends tomorrow.
Here's their own special offer page for their codes.
You're welcome :)



  1. Hello dear Nancy! So glad you love the Day By Day stuff as much as me! I am definitely going to pick up that oil - my hair is so dry and fried these days. Waffles and peanut butter? Couldn't think of a better way to start my day. Now all I have to do is find my toaster. Have a great week!

    1. I do. I love it! thanks again for the tip :)

  2. I'm going to have to try the vitamin C serum...I've heard its good!

    1. definitely try it and let me know if you like it :)

  3. i love finding new i ordered the Vitamin C serum the reviews were great! I may go ahead and order the other serum as well AND the L'oreal hair product. I need all the help I can get as my hair is so dry from color and highlights and I use a flat iron too...thanks to you and Katie for recommending these.

    1. there is some vitamin C in the HA and but I need all the help I can get so I put one on then the other :) I think you'll love the hair oil...I've noticed a huge difference in the way my hair looks and feels.


  4. Just how many Targets do you have near you? Dang. Life is good for some people!
    The hair product sounds wonderful . . . if I knew anyone who had color treated hair. Bawhahahaha!
    Thanks for the good tips as always.

    1. actually there are three pretty close to me. its a blessing and a curse :)


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