Sunday, March 6, 2016

February Favorites

It's time for my February Favorites!  These are the items that I have used and loved in the month of February.  There are some beauty items, kitchen items and, of course, you must have a candle thrown in there too if your doing a favorites post. So let's jump right in shall we!




I just love the Dandelion Necklace from Bauble Bar!  I had purchased it a few months ago, wore it a few times and then stuck it in my drawer.  I pulled it out a few weeks ago and remembered why I loved it so much!  Although the Dandelion necklace is very sparkly it is subtle, it's the perfect necklace to wear to work but you could also dress it up easily.  The chain is a brushed gold finish that I think gives the necklace a vintage look, which I always love.


I have tried so many skin care items at various price points over my adult life with varying results.  Paula's Choice Skin Perfecting Liquid is one of the few skin care products that I have used and had almost immediate results with.  In about a week my skin was smoother and my pores were reduced. Paula's Choice is a liquid so I used it with a cotton round in the morning and evening with my regular skin care routine.  My skin can be sensitive but I had no issue with this product.  I have already repurchased this item and it has become a permanent part of my everyday skin care routine!


Now, I love me some hair products!  The Short Sexy Hair Texturizing Spray  has been so helpful keeping my unruly hair in place.  After I heat style my hair, I have been spray this texturizing spray through out my hair, I let it set and my hair is much more manageable.  My hair stays in place with out any heavy residue that weighs the hair down.  Love it, this too has been a permanent addition to my hair routine!

Now an item for all my planner friends.  Frixion Gel Pens by Pilot  are pens that are erasable using the hard rubber tip on the top of the pen.  I have used erasable pens in the past with out much success.  They have always smeared, faded and made a mess all over my hands as I used them.  The Frixion Gel Pens are nothing like the pens of the past.  The colors are vibrant and can be erased completely with out damaging your paper or leaving a residue behind.  Frixion Gel Pens by Pilot are the perfect choice to color coordinator your calendars and planners.

For entertainment this month, like many of you I'm sure, my favorite choice has been Downton Abbey Season 6 DVD.  My daughter and I have loved this series and are so sad that the 6th season is the final season.  We have loved the fashions, the homes, the scenery and without a doubt the phenomenal Maggie Smith.  We always re watch a few seasons to be sure we remember all the glorious details.  Although we are not finished watching the 6th season, so far it is just wonderful!


Now, it wouldn't be a favorites list with out a candle and the Dashing Through the Snow candle from Bath & Body Works is a new favorite.  I am more of a savory Fall and Winter fragrance girl then a sweet Spring and Summer fragrance girl so I usually purchase enough candles in the Fall and Winter to last me all year long. This candle has the balsam notes that I love from the Fresh Balsam candle along with winter musk and a "jingle" of citrus.  I wish I had purchase a few more Dashing Through the Snow candles, hopefully they will be back next year!


I loved the Wire Milk Crate basket, that I found at Target, so much that I bought 3 of them!  I have been using all 3 of them in my office, two on the bookcase and one on my desk.  This basket can be used anywhere, its a gray wire basket with cooper colored handles.  

Now, off to the kitchen for the remainder of my February Favorites.  My first Kitchen favorite is a cute little baking gadget.  The OXO Cupcake Corer is a little gadget you use to core a cupcake preparing it for a filling.  I am a big baker and cupcakes are a family favorite.  To fill a cupcake, in the past, I have gone at the poor thing with a knife,gouging out the center.  This little gadget makes this whole process easier and neater.


I have been a dedicated user of Mrs Meyers counter spray for years.  Although I really like Mrs Meyers, sometimes the fragrances can be a bit overwhelming for me and sometimes it leaves my counter top dull looking.  So I had been shopping for something new when I came across J.R. Watkins All Purpose Cleaner.  J.R. Watkins has a line of products, hand soap, lotions, and other cleaning products.  This all purpose cleaner had a fresh grapefruit scent and left my counters shiny.  I still like Mrs Meyers, her cranberry scent that comes out around the holidays is still one of my favorites, but it's fun to try something new.  

The last thing on my February Favorites list are Halo's Mandarin Oranges.  My whole family goes through bags of these this time of year.  They are so sweet and are so easy to peel.  Even my preschool students love them, they fit into their tiny hands just perfectly.  These oranges are the perfect snack to take with you or pack in your lunch. Love them!



I share more about my February Favorites here:


                                   

Thanks so much for visiting me today, I hope you will take a minute to leave me a comment and let me know what some of your February Favorites are.  Don't forget to subscribe!

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22 comments:

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    1. Thank you for stopping by Stacey!

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    2. So glad you shared this at Thoughts of Home on Thursday. Doesn't ever girl love a little favorites list? I sure do. :)

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  2. Downton is a favorite of mine as well. Thanks for linking up this week at Family Joy Blog Link Up. I enjoy your blog!

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    1. Thank you Carlene for taking the time to visit!
      xoxo Mickey

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  3. Love this post. Great tips about products. Your picture is darling and so creative. I have never watch Downtown, shame on me. on of these days, I shall get the boxed set and catch up. Thanks for sharing at DI&DI.

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    1. Linda,
      You must experience Downton Abbey, it really is wonderful! Thanks for visiting!
      xoxo Mickey

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  4. I LOVE a list of favorites- especially when they contain beauty products.
    I am addicted to watching you tube beauty vloggers.

    I hope you will join us at Thoughts of Home on Thursday. This would be a fabulous contribution!

    Laura
    White Spray Paint

    I enjoyed visiting and I am a new follower.

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    1. Hi Laura! I agree, I love me some beauty products! I too watch a lot of beauty bloggers on YouTube. Thank you for the invitation and I will see you at Thoughts of Home.
      xoxo Mickey

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  5. This is my first time visiting your blog, and I was delighted to find you at Tuesdays at Our Home! I always enjoy seeing what products, books, movies, etc. that a blogger is highlighting. My hubby and I have both enjoyed every season of Downton and are so sad that it has ended. I really enjoyed visiting your blog today, Mickey!

    Carol

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  6. HI Carol, Thanks you so much for taking the time to visit. I love watching and reading about monthlty favorites too. Downton was a big favorite last month, so sad it is ending!
    xoxo Mickey

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  7. Mickey ... just found your blog from one of the link parties. I just got my hair cut short and trying to make it behave. Thanks for the tips on the hair products.

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    1. Hey Katie, Thanks for checking out my blog. The Short Sexy Hair Play Dirty Texturizing Spray may take a bit to get used to but it works great. Have a good weekend!
      xoxo Mickey

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  8. Just found your blog through Thinking Out Loud Thursday. I love all your favorites, especially the candle and skin care. I'm looking forward to reading more of your posts.

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    1. Thank you Tanya! Well, you have to have a candle in your monthly favorites, I think its required!
      Thanks for visiting and I hope you will subscribe!
      xoxo Mickey

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  9. my granite has been cloudy with the stuff I use, so will be giving this product a try. And, heading to Target for those wire baskets. Just what I need to put small books in for the shelves. You're a great salesperson for Target...they should pay you ;-0

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    1. I do love my Target, I go every Tuesday! So glad you found something you want to try!
      Thanks so much for visiting!
      xoxo Mickey

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  10. I love your necklace too. I'm a new follower from Thoughts of Home.

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    1. Yay, Thank you Bonnie for following! I love Bauble Bar necklaces, they are always a favorite.
      xoxo Mickey

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  11. I can't wait to try the Paula's choice product.Your post was truly a joy to read and I hope that you will continue adding your ray of sunshine every week on Thoughts of Home on Thursdays.

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    1. Hi Laura (I love your Name)
      You will not be disappointed with Paula's Choice, I have tried so many products that do not make any bit of difference but this one is wonderful! Let me know what you think if you try it.
      xoxo Mickey

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