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Fall 2019 Favorite New Things

I always enjoy hearing from others what they buy or love!  It helps me to make some good choices for myself!  Here are a few things I’m enjoying that you might like, too!

  • Starbucks Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew. I don’t indulge in this very often, but when I want a cold coffee, this is my choice!! I’m not usually a fan of pumpkin flavor in my coffee, but this one is absolutely delicious!  I love Starbucks  Sweet Cream cold brew, but this one is over the top with the frothy pumpkin goodness that’s floating above the coffee!

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  • Profusion Matte Eyeshadow palette – $5.95?  Are you kidding me?  This palette has no shimmer.  It is a really nice size!  I love the colors. Also, the color is nicely pigmented!!  It’s such a great deal and a wonderful product! I found it here on Amazon.
  • Maybelline Tattoo Studio Brow Gel – Though I haven’t tried this, my mom recently purchased it and loves it.  It looks perfect on her and it really does last 24 – 48 hours.  If you’re looking for an eyebrow color that stays put, this is your product!
  • Weiman Washing Machine Cleaner – I found this at TJ Maxx and had to try it.  It doesn’t necessarily help with the rim of the washer, but it freshens up the inside of the machine.  I was noticing a stale smell inside the washer, even though I leave the door open after a load has finished.  This really makes the machine smell clean and fresh!
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  • The Cozy Minimalist Home – I read this book a month ago and it has been such a help!  She doesn’t really emphasize having nothing for decor, but using what you love  in a way that makes an impact.  If you have a space you don’t love, she will guide you through steps to get it in shape.  Her process is so wise and helpful.  I’ve only applied this process to one room so far, but I can’t wait to get to the next rooms!

  • Chocolate Stuffed Marshmallows – As you know from this post, I am a huge fan of S’mores!  Recently while visiting my parents, my mom brought out a tiny plate for me with a melted marshmallow on it.  I spooned a bite into my mouth and then tasted melted chocolate that was inside the marshmallow!  Oh my word!!!  These are so good.  What fun way to make a simple s’more without a fire!  Pop it into the microwave and place it on a graham cracker and Voila!  These are dangerous, folks (in the very best sense of the word!)!
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I hope my loves give you something new to try!

What new thing are you loving?

I’m in California this weekend speaking at a retreat.  Pray for me, will you?  Pray that Christ will be exalted and that women will be challenged and changed by the Word of God! Thank you!

Refresh yourself with something new!

denise a

 

 

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Friday Favorites

This has been a week full of little blessings.  God is always at work, but sadly I miss it too often.  Here are some of my favorite refreshments!

  1. My favorite photo:
    The sunset coming home from Prayer meeting was fabulous!
    “What will the sky look like when Christ returns?” my husband asked.
    “Like that!” I replied!”
    I’m looking for Him!  Are you?

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2. My favorite new trick:
This rose napkin fold!  Put a FORK (yes, a fork!) in the middle of a napkin that is spread out on the table.  Put the fold between the tines of the fork and then start to turn the fork slowly.  Voila!  A rose will appear!! I popped the center of the rose up a bit to mimic a real flower. I put it on the plate, but it would be pretty in a cup, too! Continue reading “Friday Favorites”

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My Recent New Favorites

I love it when people find a great product and then share it with me!  So let me do the same favor for you on this Friday post! All these products are under $10 and most are way under that!

  1. Izzio Half Bread Loaves – Recently my mom told me about half loaves of bread she’d purchased at Kroger.  Since there are only two people that live at our house now, it can take a while to finish a loaf of bread.  Eight pieces is perfect!  Also, each slice has only 15 grams of carbs, which is close to half the amount of most breads!  But the real reason I love these breads is because they’re delicious!!  This sour dough is so good toasted in the morning!

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Family life · Favorites

November Wrap-Up

November was so packed full of great blessings!  As the month closes out and we head into December, let me share a few of those blessings in the form of pictures and a brief description:

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My sisters and I had the blessing of attending a retreat together!  They are precious gifts in my life!
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Whitney went with me when I spoke at a retreat in Virginia.  She took care of my every need and was a sweet traveling companion!  We made some good memories together!
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This is the Virginia retreat.  At the end of our second session ladies prayed together about the things God has spoken to their hearts.
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This is the team that planned the retreat.  What a great job they did getting everything decorated and so well organized!!
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Thanksgiving with my parents was so wonderful.  I am so blessed to be their daughter!  The food was amazing and our fellowship precious.
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Whitney and her husband visited KY while we were there.  She and her Papa have a special relationship!

My husband preached in my parent’s church after Thanksgiving.  We had four generations in church that Sunday.  God is so good.  How thankful I am for the legacy of faith.

There was my month!  What was the highlight of your November?

Strap on your boots…here comes December!!!!

Stay refreshed this weekend by faithfully attending and serving in your local church!

Denise

 

 

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My Favorite Beauty Products

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Age.  It shows probably first in skin, and this girl was one who spent too much time in the sun when I was young, so I feel like my skin isn’t the freshest or best face on the 50’s block.  However, I’ve had some readers ask what I use for make-up and skin care, so I thought since I was doing a week of favorites (have you noticed the theme?) this would be a good time to show you what I use.

When I see what many other women use and do to their skin and also the propducts they use for make-up, I realize that my routine is very minismal.  I haven’t used a facial mask since before my skin had wrinkles – yeah, a longt time ago!  I’m sure that would feel great, but I have just never gotten into much more than washing my face with a good cleanser, using a good moisturizer and then applying either a fouondation for day or a Night-Time skin care before bedtime.

This isn’t everything I use each day, but these are some of my favorite products in no particular order:

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  • Mary Kay Eye Make-up Remover – This isn’t greasy!  I love that!
  • Mary Kay Time-Wise Night Solutions – I put this on a clean face before I go to bed.  I really feel like this does wonders for my skin.  It only takes a dab.
  • Neutrogena oil-free moisture – I use this under my make-up and love the way it makes my face feel.
  • Spa Pharma Dead Sea Minerals Facial Spa Facial Wash – I recently found this at TJ Maxx and love it.  It only takes a little to really foam up and give my face a deep cleaning!
  • Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser – This is a new product I found this year and relaly love for under the eyes. It perks up my face, lifting most of the dark circles.  The price for this product is unbelievably low!

So as you can see, I don’t stick to all Mary Kay or all another brand.  I use what works and what I love!

Do you have a favorite skin care product to share?

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