I noticed this face cream stuff sitting on the shelves at my local Target and I decided to give it a try (probably because it had the word “magic” in it – score one for marketing). The packages says it has “4 Beautifying Actions in 1: Hydrates, Primes, Perfects, Corrects for a flawless bare skin finish.” I’ve never used a primer before so I can’t compare it to that, but I will say that I love the way this makes my face look! The cream feels almost gritty when I squirt it into my hands, and kind of chalky as I apply it to my face (awesome selling points, I know) but it leaves my skin with a flawless, lightweight matte finish that makes it look like it was air-brushed! It’s all I’ve been wearing on my face this summer since the heat and humidity makes it too hot to bother with face powder or foundation. I’m so glad I gave this stuff a try! It comes in tinted options. I’m pretty pale so I went with the “fair” shade, although it’s so lightweight and pretty much invisible that I think I would’ve been fine with the “light” shade so don’t stress too much about which to choose if you decide to give this a try!
2. Kate’s Ladybug Night Light
I first learned of these LED nightlights during my last trip to IKEA – rechargeable, silicone-covered glow lights that children can bring into bed with them. You simply plug them in to charge during the day, unplug them when you’re child is ready to go to bed, tap the top to turn it on, and let you little one snuggle up in bed with it. It emits a nice soft glow all through the night (or until you tap it off), and in the morning you plug it back in to charge it up again. I wasn’t a fan of the weird shapes IKEA was selling (night lights are supposed to prevent nightmares – not cause them!) so I was super happy to see some rechargeable LED nightlight options offered at Target! I ordered the pink ladybug (above) for Kate, but there are many other shapes available both in-store and online. Just as I knew it would be – the ladybug nightlight has been a hit with our little girl!
3. Bone Suckin’ Mustard
Run – do not walk – RUN to the nearest Whole Foods Market or other specialty food store and buy yourself at least three jars of this stuff (and a bag or two of pretzels). I first tried it as a sample at Whole Foods and could not believe the flavor explosion in my mouth! I bought one jar and it was gone before the sun went down that same day. I barely even let G get a chance to dip a pretzel in to try it, I was devouring it so quickly! I went back the next day and bought three more jars. I’m not even a big mustard fan, but this stuff is amazing! It tastes sort of like honey mustard, but there’s a bit of a kick to it. Ooh, my mouth is salivating just typing about it…time for a mustard and pretzel break!
4. Mad Men
G and I like watching TV series via Netflix. We recently finished Weeds and are currently all caught up on Dexter, so we needed something new to add to our queue. I’ve been hearing people rave about Mad Men so we decided to give it a shot. We’re currently on Season 2 (I love that it’s streaming) and I’m hooked! (It’s a little slow for G but so far it’s still holding his interest.) The characters are so…interesting. There’s no one I even like, really (except for Joan, whom I love), but I find them all very interesting and am so curious what will happen next. I also love the look back in time at social norms from the 60s. Could you imagine working in that office?! I’d be slapping faces faster than those boys can swig a brandy!
(And then I’d swig a brandy.)
Who’s your favorite Mad Men character? I’ve got to believe someone likes each of them!
5. Meeting so many fabulous people at the Delta Event!
I recently blogged about the incredible opportunity I had to go behind the scenes at Delta Faucet Company’s headquarters to learn more about their brand, but what I haven’t mentioned enough yet is all the wonderful people I got to meet during this two-day experience! There were fourteen other bloggers there in addition to myself – only one of whom I’d met prior to this trip (Kim from Sand & Sisal who I met at the Haven Conference last year) – and I had so much fun getting to know them! I’ve “online known” Kim from Newly Woodwards for years now (we’ve interacted through our blogs, and other social media) and it was such a treat to get to meet her in person! I also had the pleasure of spending some quality time with Michelle from 4 Men 1 Lady, Jamie from That’s My Letter, Gail from My Repurosed Life, and Desiree from A Place for Us – all incredibly lovely ladies whose company I truly enjoyed! I wish there had been enough time to really get to know everyone, but I think we’d need a week for that! In addition to my fabulous blogging counterparts, I also met so many exceptional people from Delta that have left a memorable impression on me including Paula, Jacqueline, Monique, Katie, Dave, Eric, Judd, Seth and Toni. Most people are lucky to meet one new person in any given month who leaves an impression on them and I had the luxury of meeting dozens!
Thank you again, Delta, for such a memorable opportunity!
What are some things you’re loving right now?