Winter Favorites

Happy Monday, everyone! Hope your weekend was wonderful and you’re ready to kick this week’s butt (after a cup of coffee … or two). 🙂 Mondays are always hard for me, so I try to pack them with some fun stuff to ease the pain of my alarm blaring at 6:30. It’s been a while since I posted my “favorites,” so here goes—feel free to share some of yours!

My Josie Maran Makeup

My goodies!

I have a hard time justifying spending a lot on makeup, but when I find a brand I like, I stick to it. I have recently fallen in love with Josie Maran’s line, specifically with her blush (in Spice) and illuminizer. I even use her signature Argan oil on the ends of my hair before bed—not something I thought I’d ever say, with my fine/oily hair type. Her products feel luxurious, give me dewy skin and are natural and eco-friendly to boot. What more could you want?!

My Kindle (Fire)
This was a Christmas present from Nick, and I’m officially a convert—no more paper books for me! It took me a while to want one, but I’m truly loving it. There’s something satisfying about having any book at your fingertips with just the touch of a button. I’m almost done with my first book, and I have seen a number of others I can’t wait to sink my teeth into. One of my New Year’s resolutions is to read more, and I think it’s going to be possible with this new toy!

This Exercise Move


I’ve shared my obsession with the Tone It Up ladies, and this move has quickly become a staple in my workouts. Start off on all fours in a bridge pose and then raise your leg/do a tricep dip. It works the whole body, and I can already see more definition in my arms. All their moves rock, but this one is my fave.

Homemade Art

My rendition of the original "A Winter in West Park" painting
My rendition of the original “A Winter in West Park” painting

I’m not an artist (that’s my sister’s thing), but I recently went to an Art & Wine Night with my ladies, and here’s is my masterpiece. I must say that although I’m no Picasso, I was impressed with myself that I could create a somewhat complex painting. Sometimes when you leave your comfort zone and do something you wouldn’t normally do, you’ll be pleasantly surprised. Now I have a piece to have in my home that’s all my own.

A nice addition to my shelf
A nice addition to my shelf

Have a great week, and thanks for visiting! XO

What are some of your recent faves?


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