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Friday Favorites – (9/19/2014)

September 19, 2014
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I’ve been making a list of all things I’ve enjoyed this past week, to my surprise I came up with seven different things! So, get comfortable and enjoy. It’s Friday after all. 😉 Aside from my half marathon training run, I’m going to miss my bike ride on Saturday. However, I’m hoping to see some friendly faces at the FLBlogCon in Orlando.

Le Creuset Tea Pot

Le Creuset tea kettle
Our good ole oxo tea kettle finally bit the dust. After ten years, we received it as a wedding gift, it was time to purchase a new one. I really had a hard time letting go of our old one, but Jim surprised me with a new one for my birthday. How could I say no to this pretty little thing? 😉 I’ve been using it and although it looks small, it can hold up to 8 cups so it works perfect for making iced tea.

Brooks Brothers

A-Line floral skirt by Brooks Brothers

A-Line floral skirt by Brooks Brothers

I’ve been eyeing this skirt for a while on Brooks Brothers. I finally decided to purchase it on Labor Day weekend when Brooks Brothers was having a 60% off sale. For $35 I couldn’t say no. Could you?


Oikos Yogurt

So, as you can see I do eat my occasional egg white mcmuffin. However, I have become a big fan of the Oikos yogurt. Last week I went food shopping and grabbed a few Oikos and a few of another brand that rhymes with “mani”. Let’s just say that I ate all of my Oikos and I still have most of the other brand left in my fridge, secretly hoping my husband would eat them. It’s not that the other brand is bad, I just prefer Oikos. I’ve become an Oikos yogurt person.


Gillian Flynn

So I read Gone Girl a while back, like last year I think.  This summer I read Dark Places after having it on my night stand for almost a year. I figured it was time to read Sharp Objects. All three books are not connected, but they were written by the same author, Gillian Jill. I most say I enjoyed Gone Girl most, then Dark Places, then Sharp Objects. I’m looking forward to seeing Gone Girl and Dark Places on the big screen. If you have any book suggestions, I’m definitively open.

 Caress #FreshCollection Emerald Rush

#FreshCollection by Caress


Through an Influenster campaign I received a free sample of Caress new fresh collection Emerald Rush for testing purposes. The Lush gardenia and white tea essence is definitively fresh and has a slightly sweet scent.  The #FreshCollection includes body washes and soaps.  Other fragrances available are juicy escape (lily & pink grapefruit), aqua sparkle (lilac blossoms and aquamarine essence). Have you seen it on your store’s shelf?

That’s all for today. Let me know what you’ve been loving this week by leaving a comment below!

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  • Reply CARLA September 19, 2014 at 7:19 am

    (((skips off to snag sample chapters of sharp objects!)))
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    • Reply xiomeeks September 19, 2014 at 7:17 pm

      Yes! Let me know what you think!

  • Reply Coco (@Got2Run4Me) September 19, 2014 at 7:19 am

    I love my LeCreuset pots – so worth the investment! Sharp Objects was my least favorite of the three books, but still pretty good!
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    • Reply xiomeeks September 19, 2014 at 7:17 pm

      This is my second LeCreuset “pot”. I never saw anyone cooking on one growing up so I was really worried about messing them up. So far, I’ve done ok with them. I agree, Sharp Objects was good, but not as good as the others.

  • Reply Nichole September 19, 2014 at 11:21 am

    I’ve had Sharp Objects on my list for a while. Hopefully I’ll get to it, soon! I could eat Oikos daily. Have you had their dips? I love the dill and cucumber one! Hope to see you tomorrow at FLBlogCon 🙂
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    • Reply xiomeeks September 19, 2014 at 7:15 pm

      Yes, their dips are really good too! And so much easier when you are in a hurry. I’ll be looking for you tomorrow!

  • Reply Linda @ Fit Fed and Happy September 19, 2014 at 11:54 am

    I love “zen” things, like that teapot you got!
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    • Reply xiomeeks September 19, 2014 at 7:14 pm

      Me too. I love going into Teavana and looking at theirs too.

  • Reply Erin @ Her Heartland Soul September 19, 2014 at 12:02 pm

    Cute skirt! I love a good sale!

  • Reply Heather @ Housewife Glamour September 19, 2014 at 12:38 pm

    Woo hoo, Happy Friday! Thanks so much for linking up. I think I am the only one who hasn’t read Gone Girl. Now the movie is coming out, so I guess I’ll just wait for that. Ha! LOVE the tea pot! 🙂
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    • Reply xiomeeks September 19, 2014 at 7:13 pm

      Gone girl is amazing! And I’m really looking forward to seeing the movie when it comes out. Thanks for the link up!

  • Reply Christie September 20, 2014 at 12:15 pm

    Great favorites! I liked reading Gone Girl, too! It’s definitely a page turner. I haven’t thought to check out her other books, but Dark Places sounds interesting! Thank you for pointing it out!

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    • Reply xiomeeks September 21, 2014 at 1:05 pm

      You have to read Dark Places, it was really well written and a page turner.

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