Friday Favorites #136

Do you know what today marks? Today marks a whole month since Christmas? In some ways it’s hard to believe and in others, it seems like it’s been even longer. Don’t kill the messenger, but that also means in a short 10 months, we’ll be all a flurry with all things Christmas again. HA! Just keepin’ it real here folks.

This week went by at warp speed since it was only a 4 day work week for Kent and I was all messed up and confused. But now it’s time for another round of Friday Favorites which in itself is a favorite.


Last week I shared this sweater in a greenish color. Well y’all love it and so did I. I loved it so much that I had to order another one. This blush one is just the prettiest color and I can’t convey in words just how soft these are. Last night when I checked they were 60% off, coming in just shy of $24. Fit tip: These run large. My green one is a small and for this blush one I went down to an x-small and like the fit better. These are perfect to pair with jeans (duh) and leggings.

Have you tried Chia Seeds yet? They seem to be a super food and have so many health benefits, as shown by this picture. I add them to my yogurt and they give it a slight crunch at first and then they “balloon” and add an interesting texture. My brother has been drinking them in his water. Sounds weird, right? I agree, but hey, whatever works.

I prefer shower gel and a mesh shower pouf to soap and a washcloth. I’ve been using Bath and Body Works shower gel for a sweet forever, but decided this time to to try Dove. Whenever I visit my best friend (I’m pointing at you Dawn?), she has Dove shower gel in the shower and I always like it. This Relaxing Ritual one has lavender in it and smells so pretty. It smells like when I open the dryer. I use wool, felt dryer balls with lavender oil on them and our clothes and towels smell so nice.

Are you an Instastory watcher? Good grief, I am and with a capital A. I love to just hit one and then watch and watch and watch while I’m on my elliptical. The time really passes quickly when you’re sucked into these. I recently shared on mine a soup I was making in my Instant Pot. (follow me on Instagram here) I found the recipe on Pinterest. (follow my Instant Pot Pinterest Board here) It was this Cauliflower Soup recipe from Easy Family Recipes. Sooooo good, I’ve already made it again. If you love potato soup, but want less carbs, then this is the soup for you. #trustme It’s so creamy and just down right delicious. If you’re just starting out with your Instant Pot, then this would be the perfect recipe for testing your skills.

Okay, if you only take one thing away from todays post, THIS IS IT! Ha! IT…get it??

This Brush Bath by It Cosmetics is legit the bomb. (Do I sound so cool or what? ??‍♀️ #helpme) I shared this in a Christmas gift guide right after I started using it. I’ve tried all kinds of ways to clean my brushes and even did a post on it here. That post is still good, but this Brush Bath is better! There are some products that are harder to get out of brushes than others, like liquid foundations and concealers. This Brush Bath literally, do you hear me? Literally, dissolves these products. You just spray it on the brush and then wipe on a tissue or paper towel. (I use these) It takes so much less time and effort and works like a charm. #justbelieveme

Well that’s a wrap for this week. I think we’re going to see the movie The Bright Side this weekend. Have you seen it? Tell me if it’s worth the $$$. Have a great weekend!!!



  1. Living on Cloud Nine
    January 25, 2019 / 3:20 am

    You’ve brought it again my brilliant Favorites friend. That soup, yes, that will need to be made in my house!! There is that pink beaut!!!! LOVE that sweater! I love chia seeds but forget to add them, I need to get in the habit. That Brush Bath will be on it’s way to me. Plus, I love IT cosmetics and I love you! Happy Friday babe!

    • January 26, 2019 / 6:12 pm

      You’re so precious. You do need to try that soup. So good and LOW CARB. It’s going to be on heavy rotation in this house. That Brush Bath was a shocker for me. I had no idea it would really work so well, but it does. I hope you’re having a wonderful, low key weekend and letting your sweet little self get back up to speed. Love you friend XOXO

  2. Gina Daily
    January 25, 2019 / 6:04 am

    That sweater really does look so cozy. Love that shade of pink in general and it’s really flattering on you! Sounds like I need to try brush bath! Ha! Hope you have a great weekend and enjoy the movie!

    • January 26, 2019 / 6:12 pm

      Oh my goodness, it is so cozy. I’m having trouble not wearing it every day. You definitely need to try the Brush Bath. I couldn’t believe how well it worked. Happy weekend! XO

  3. January 25, 2019 / 10:37 am

    Love these posts and always find something that I have to try. Checking out the sweater and the Bath Brush. Happy weekend!

    • January 26, 2019 / 6:12 pm

      HI Lea!!! Thank you! The sweater and Brush Bath are great. I think you’d really like them both. Have a wonderful weekend! XO

  4. Kellyann
    January 25, 2019 / 11:49 am

    I love that blush sweater on you and the XS is a better fit you tiny thing you! Wow, I did not realize it was a month since Christmas, how can that be? I have been using Dove (or the Target equivalent) ever since my dermatologist told me my skin was crepey and told me to start using it stat! Ha! I do also like L’Occitane Almond Shower Gel though too because I love almond scented anything. That cauliflower soup looks good and I do have some Chia seeds, better start putting them in something. I’m not sure I’d like them in water, might be a weird texture!
    Have a great weekend – I thought you saw that movie last weekend? I have been meaning to ask you about it. I heard it was very good!

    • January 26, 2019 / 6:06 pm

      Well thanks so much sweet friend. I want to try that L’Occitane sometime…it’s just so $$$. You should really try the soup. Soooo good! You won’t find me putting the Chia in water, but I like them in yogurt. We’re seeing the movie tomorrow. Last weekend we couldn’t get good seats. Stay tuned. XOXO

  5. January 25, 2019 / 11:56 am

    I’m seriously sitting here debating that sweater!

    • January 25, 2019 / 12:58 pm

      Stop debating. Do it! Do it! Do it!? You would LOVE the purple one. It’s so pretty!!!! (like you?)

  6. January 25, 2019 / 1:44 pm

    That soup looks amazing and I am heading over to check out that sweater.

    • January 26, 2019 / 6:06 pm

      It’s so delicious. I can’t wait to make it again. The sweater is soooo good! I want t wear it everyday! Happy weekend! XO

  7. January 25, 2019 / 7:20 pm

    I always love watching IG stories….to me they are better than the feeds!!
    We were having chia seeds a ton many years ago, but got out of the habit. I don’t even know why? I’ll have to see if we still have some!!

  8. January 25, 2019 / 11:54 pm

    Lovely sweater! Happy weekend and I hope to see you on my Fancy Friday linkup party!

    • January 26, 2019 / 6:06 pm

      Thank you Nancy! It’s moved to the head of the class! Happy weekend! XO

  9. January 27, 2019 / 1:59 pm

    That blush sweater looks sooo good on you! And so soft and cozy! I might need to check it out if it’s like $25! 🙂 Hope you’re having a great weekend, Lisa! xoxo

    • January 27, 2019 / 7:50 pm

      Thanks so much Jess! Yes! You should get one. The price fluctuates but it’s always under $30 and sometimes under $25…keep an eye out. Happy Sunday cutie!!! XO

  10. January 27, 2019 / 11:17 pm

    Love the cozy sweater you have there dear. Also, that Dove body wash looks so good. I’d love to try that.

    Jessica |

    • January 31, 2019 / 9:04 pm

      Thank you Jessica. It’s moved to the front of the class. Give the Dove a try. I think you’ll like it. Have a great day!

  11. January 29, 2019 / 3:43 pm

    That sweater is so pretty in that blush color! Definitely made for you! I don’t have an instapot, but I wonder if I could modify it for a slow cooker because it looks soooo good!

    • January 31, 2019 / 9:04 pm

      Thanks Laura! I wore this color when I was younger and now I don’t know why I ever stopped. I think you could easily modify the soup for the slow cooker. Just cook it until the cauliflower is nice and tender. Go for it.

  12. January 31, 2019 / 8:19 pm

    I love ALL Dove products and their dry shampoo is the bomb! Your cozy millennial pink sweater looks great on you. And Lisa, I too get sucked into all the instastories. At least you are working out when you watch them lol.

    I miss you on the blog so make sure to join the Thursday Moda linkup today {} and every Thursday, and while you are there join the “Skirting the Rules” linkup too. Thanks and enjoy the weekend! =)

    • January 31, 2019 / 9:04 pm

      Hi Ada! Thank you!!! I popped over today. Hope you have a great weekend!!! XO

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