Wednesday, November 25, 2015

November Recommendations


Skimmers, you know the drill. Recommendations are in bold and if it's a different color, you can click on it. Aside from me, this month you get recs from my long time friend Gwen at Confessions of a Gila Monster - today is Gwensday and she did just celebrate her birthday on Monday. Please check her out at her blog and on her other social media channels.


1. Gingerbread Oreos: I’ve seen some strange limited edition Oreos, but I’m addicted to these! Obviously, if you’re not a gingerbread fan, you won’t like them, but otherwise…OMG. 

2. Perfectly Posh products: The daughter of a friend of mine (and Steph’s) sells these pampering products made of natural ingredients and essential oils. I love the Big Fat Yummy hand creams – thick but non-greasy. My favorite scent is Some Like it Hot. I’m obsessed.

3. Carpool Karaoke on The Late Late Show with James Corden: Don’t get me wrong, I do not stay up late enough to watch this show live, but luckily God made YouTube. Warning: don’t start watching these if you have something else you should be doing. I think the best one is with Stevie Wonder, but there are quite a few that are pretty hilarious!

4. Step outside your comfort zone: Get a funky new haircut (see: my asymmetrical cut that I adore). It’s hair; it will grow back, although I do suggest using a stylist you know and trust. Too drastic? How about a fun piece of clothing? This time of year tunics and leggings are staples for me and I recently acquired some patterned leggings. Still too much? How about a nail color that you thought you’d never try? Totally temporary and inexpensive. Give it a try!

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1. Daily gratitude 365 days a year. You don't have to post it anywhere or share it with anyone, but at the very least take a few seconds to reflect on what you're grateful for every day of the year, not just this month.

2. Rust-Oleum Painter's Touch 2x Paint + Primer. The coverage of this stuff is amazing.
3. Rust-Oleum High Performance Comfort Spray Grip Accessory. This is the freaking bomb. At only $7, it saves you from trigger finger and makes large jobs a breeze.
4. Tightvac Coffee Sealed Storage Container. It's $16, holds up to a pound, and has a vacuum seal system that lets coffee beans vent CO2 while keeping oxygen out. Food grade BPA plastic. I bought one for the shore and want one for home too. It comes in a bunch of colors and would be a nice gift for the coffee lover. 


5. African black soap. Heather from My Little HEA kindly sent this to me to try after talking about it in her September Favorites post, and I freaking love it. I've been using it on my face and body. It's amazing. It made me break out at first - it literally drew all the crap out of the skin on my face and chest - but it's been awesome ever since. 

Thanks to Queen Gween for joining me this month. What are you recommending?

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22 comments:

  1. That spray paint nozzle is a game changer! I love mine!

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  2. I love the idea of 365 days of gratitude - I started keeping a little journal on my night stand and I write something down every day :) Happy Thanksgiving girl - I hope you have a great day! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  3. happy thanksgiving!! you guys certainly deserve a break after all that hard work getting the shore house ready etc.

    i love using spray paint! we had to spray paint a sandwich board for my gym's 1yr anniversary party and it was fun spray painting the wood.

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  4. The Stevie Wonder video was hilarious! Yes to being grateful each day. I love to spray paint and that handle is genius. Hope you have a very Happy Thanksgiving.

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  5. I love African Black Soap too!! I actually use it to wash my hair as well as my body and face :) Takes a little while to get used to though!! Happy Thanksgiving :)

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  6. I will have to check out the James Corden utubes. Getting ready to write my daily gratitude right now. It's a life changer for the way better! I recommend spending a weekend in one of your favorite places with your daughter and your sister! Happy Thanksgiving to all! Love. Steph's. Momma

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  7. I have the same spraypaint handle thingy and it seriously is a lifesaver. And those gingerbread oreos sound too freaking amazing.

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  8. Carpool Karaoke is HILARIOUS. I have a list of dream artists I'd love to see on there. Who would be your number one to have participate?

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  9. I love that there's a comfort grip for spray paint. They know what's good. I'm a little creeped out by gingerbread oreos. I'm a purist. I need people to stop messing with my favorite things and just embrace what they're good at. I'm a grumpy old man inside this body.

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  10. I'm glad to know that's a good spray paint because it's the one I was looking at getting for wedding projects. If it's got the SMD seal of approval, that's even better than Good Housekeeping in my eyes.

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  11. Yes to spray paint nozzles and all in one spray paints!! Definitely checking out that coffee holder, perfect gift for my dad!

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  12. I need to get back to writing down my gratitude things each day, if I only think about them I'm more likely to forget or just skip it altogether.

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  13. I haven't heard of the Posh stuff. I will have to check it out. Heather sent me some of that soap too and I need to use it every day for awhile and drop all my other products to see if things change for me ;)

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  14. Great tip on the spraypaint, my patio set needs a new coat this spring and I am so using that!!! Omg... gingerbread oreos, why do they do this to me????

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  15. I don't think Gwen could be any more beautiful- OW OW!!! :) And about the coffee canister- is it necessary to keep it in the fridge? I know a lot of people keep their coffee cold. As a non-coffee drinker, I know nothing- but could make a good gift!

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  16. The african black soap sounds amazing! If it can really pull all the dirt and toxins out...I'm in! $4 is a good price point too.

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  17. Great recommendations. I really like the 365 days of gratitude idea. And Gingerbread Oreos? Whoa. Have to try those very soon. Happy Thanksgiving!

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  18. I love the idea of taking a moment and finding something to be thankful for every day <3

    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

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  19. I really love that blue nail polish color! I also love the idea of 365 gratitude. I just bought a new planner to use as a journal for 2016 & I think I might include that in there!

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  20. I had no idea they made gingerbread Oreos ... I'm definitely going to have to pick some up soon!

    And I agree that we should all make an effort to take just a few minutes each day to think of at least one thing we're grateful for. Sometimes that comes easily, but sometimes it can be difficult. I really need to take a moment for this each day (especially on the rough days!).

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  21. oooh i have heard amazing stuff about that soap. i will need to try it. and yes to being grateful year around - i need to write something down every day, so i don't forget. and gingerbread oreos?! yes please. YUM.

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  22. Ahhhhh. I'm so behind, but I want to try that hand creme Gwen listed and that picture of you is my favorite ever. Also, daily gratitude is my jam. I kind of miss my daily instagram gratitude.

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