I'm so happy to see you! Is anyone else having a hard time believing Christmas is just a little over 2 weeks away? I feel like I've made some pretty good progress but when I think about all the things I still want to do it makes my heart race a little.
Let's see what new favorites have shown up on the lists of myself and some of my blogger "friends". I call them friends because I think if we met in real life, that's what we'd be, friends.
Have you seen the secret sister type gift exchange on Facebook? You send out one gift and in return you get numerous gifts from friends of friends. I got my first ones this week and it's oh so fun to go to the mailbox and find presents. I also love that you are kind of getting to know your friends friends through this.
So far I've received a personalized toiletries travel bag and Dr. Bronner's soap and loofah along with some lavender oil and Christmas spatulas. (not pictured) I've never tried the Dr. Bronner's before but I'm looking forward to trying something new.
I've had my eye on the Urban Decay 'Naked3' eyeshadow palette so I bought it on Black Friday. I love all the neutral shades and having so many choices in one case.
All of these colors can be used together and mixed and matched. Lots of combinations and looks from a more natural for day to a smokier look for night. Love that.
I got our tree up and decorated. Now I can really say it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas. I love having the lights of the tree on and the warm glow from them in the room.
This adorable set of mini-lipsticks by Bare Minerals was something else I ordered on Black Friday.
I suggested mini sets like these for the college girl in your life in yesterdays post. Unfortunately this set is no longer available but I did link to 2 very similar sets yesterday that are in shades of pink and red.
How stinkin' cute are these little mini's. They fit in your pocket or clutch. I hate to buy a full size lipstick only to put it on the first time and not like the color. These little babies allow you to try 3 different shades with minimal expense. Perfect!
I'm embarrassed to even show this picture because I was in desperate need of a trip to the get my nails done. I finally carved out some time yesterday and so they look much better now. ;)
This is another new product for me that came about during my Black Friday shopping.
Check out the cool packaging.
It's even prettier once you open it. This compact combines a bronzer, blush and illuminator all in one sweep of the brush. It's a time saver and space saver. It really is ideal for women of all ages. I love that I can wear it with my Rodan+Fields mineral peptides and have a soft natural look but Katie could wear it alone for a soft color and glow.
Kent and I ran to the mall the other night and on our way out we saw these AWESOME (and by awesome I mean outrageous) sport coats. They were actually part of a suit that comes in...wait for it...A BOX.
I snapped these and sent them to the kids.
We have Kent's office Christmas party Saturday and I totally think he should be "sporting" one of these coats. I love that this tall goofball lets me take pictures of him being silly to send to our kids.
I Instagrammed this picture one morning this week. I get up early every morning. I'm usually up by 6:00 but sometimes it's earlier. I really enjoy the quiet and stillness of the house at that time of day and it allows me time to do my email, check social media, do some R+F business and some blogging before I get the rest of my day going. I'm definitely a morning person.
That's quite a few favorites for this week.
What things made your list?
I'm guessing a lot of you may be attending or hosting holiday gatherings this weekend.
Whatever you're up to I hope you have a wonderful weekend.
Check these other blogs for their Friday Favorites.