Friday, February 09, 2018

Friday Favorites

I have been looking forward to this weekend for a while, because, I get to spend part of it with Queen B! We have quite the Mother/Daughter bonding planned and I can't wait; that, alone, makes the arrival of this particular Friday a favorite.

Other favorites include the compliments that I got today; two on my hair, and, one on my ability to hold a yoga Tree Pose without swaying or falling on my face. The last was especially impressive given that I had just came off the treadmill after having run for an hour. Ok, I only ran for twenty minutes of that hour, but, still.

These moisturizers that I discovered at Sephora have become favorite weapons in my arsenal against winter dryness. I especially love the eye bomb; it plumps up the fine lines around my eyes without irritating them, like other eye creams I have tried.

I have this Yankee candle, in my current favorite scent, burning almost every waking moment that I am home. It is light, fresh, and yummy, without making me hungry, like some food-scented candles tend to do.

I continue to love, love, love my Soda Stream. I suck down at least three bottles of homemade fizzy water a day, and I am saving a boatload of money, considering how much I was spending on bottled water. The fact that I feel better about not creating so much plastic waste is a bonus.

I've had some time to read, lately and these have been my two favorite books.

From Amazon: “Evoking Emmy limited-series winner Big Little Lies, Whalen’s novel is about a Georgia town ripped apart when an outcast boy kills three cheerleaders in a car accident, bringing secrets and simmering tensions to the surface.” —The Hollywood Reporter

Also from Amazon: A contemporary romance for anyone who's ever believed that true love never leaves our hearts. . . People say you can't ever go back. That some of the things that happen to us simply cannot be redoneBut the paths of a life journey are rarely straight. They twist and turn and wind back across those once visited and long thought to have faded from existence.

I loved both books, reading through each in record time and then regretting the speed once I reached the end. Now, I'm on the hunt for my next great read.

And, that's about it for favorites this week. I'm off now, to bake a cream cheese swirled red velvet bundt cake with cream cheese frosting, because, that's what Queen B wants for her early birthday celebration this weekend. I'm still not eating sugar, but, I'm still totally excited about baking this cake.

I like to think of that as personal growth.

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