my favs this week (April 18, 2014)

Friday, April 18, 2014

Right at this very second, my favorite is anything that isn't a screaming child. I don't even know what is happening right now.

But as for the week, here are a few of my favs:

  1. Dyson animal vacuum - okay, my love for this is nothing new, but it's new to all of you. Also, it's that wonderful time of year again where our beautiful golden retriever, Lilo, loses what I'm sure is his ENTIRE coat on the daily. Thank the goodness for this vacuum, it keeps the dog hair tumbleweeds to a minimum (well, if I use it daily). Also, the first time I used this on our area rug, I honestly felt like the dirtiest person alive. No matter how clean you are, it will find dirt and make you wonder how you've been living with all that stuff in your carpet. 
  2. Clinique liquid face wash - I'm weird about face wash for some reason. I find the majority of them don't actually make my face feel clean. No matter how much makeup I've put on my face, this seems to get it all off. Since I've been bestowed with pretty sensitive skin, I'm careful about what products I use. This cleans without irritating. 
  3. Haan multi-steam mop - yes, there is a cleaning theme and I can blame this one on Lilo too. Not only is he losing his hair on the regular, he's also tracking in mud like it's no one's business. Enter steam mop. It's quick and keeps the floors sanitary (mini-me will eat absolutely anything off of the floor and I may or may not have fed her goldfish off the floor while I was trying to make dinner - don't worry, I had used the steam mop first). 
  4. Chapman's vanilla ice cream - or any vanilla ice cream (this has just been my particular drug of choice this week). I HATE having leftover ice cream after a birthday party and I truly wish I was able to throw it out instead of eating it all. Particularly, because we actually forgot to bust out the ice cream at mini-me's birthday party, requiring me to eat ALL the ice cream by myself. I loved it but hated it (you know what mean).
  5. Leopard print flats - I searched high and low for these freaking shoes! I can't even find them anymore but my specific ones are Lord and Taylor that I got a GREAT deal on ;) They look cute with so many things (especially my red pants!) and are so comfy. Plus, every time I've worn them I've gotten compliments. Go me!

  6. Hair donut - you can pretty much buy these anywhere. I've had one for about two years and until recently, hadn't a clue what to do with it (but, like the hoarder I am, couldn't bring myself to throw it out). Enter youtube. I watched a few quick tutorials and now the donut is my go-to when I don't have time to do my hair and don't want to rely on a ponytail (my fine hair in a ponytail is just not fashionable - it's like a little rat-tail, not cool). Now, I just need my hair to be a little longer as I'm pretty sure you're NOT supposed to actually see the donut ;) Mini-me has lots of hair, maybe I can borrow some of hers.
  7. Floral scarf - floral scarves are popular right now but I'm specifically in love with this one because the colors are PERFECT! It literally goes with almost every outfit I own. Warning: you may see a number of repeat appearances from the aforementioned scarf. I. Can't. Stop. Wearing. It.

Okay the screaming has stopped. Unfortunately, mini-me is sleeping on Mr. B on the couch rather than in her crib *sigh* I think coffee is going to be my fav tomorrow. Tim Horton's, here we come!

Check out the link below for some budget friendly finds!
Style Elixir

Fashion Friday Linkup - check out Musings of a Housewife for her take on white pants (which still terrify me by the way).


  1. We also have a golden lab and LOVE the shedding of hair season as much as you! Have you tried the Clarisonic for cleaning skin??

  2. I've had a pair of leopard flats for 10+ years and still love them!

    Visit via Friday's Fab Favorites :)

    1. Good to know they'll stand the test of time (assuming I'm not too hard on them!)

  3. I am totally getting that hair donut thingy...gotta try that! Have a great weekend!!

    1. you should Katie!! Once I figured out how to use it, it was a game changer!!! Awesome for work days (or anytime when I don't have time to l cuteget ready) because it's so quick but stil

  4. Shaunacey - I'm nominating you for a Liebster Award because I like your blog so much!


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