Wednesday, December 19, 2012

What I'm Loving Wednesday!

It feels silly blogging about this in the midst of such a horrible tragedy! My thoughts and prayers are still with Sandy Hook. As a teacher and more importantly a mother, it is absolutely heartbreaking to see the story continue to unfold.

There are lots of things that I am loving lately and Christmas shopping always includes a few happies for myself.

Bare Minerals Ready Foundation: I am in love with the new Bare Minerals makeup - it provides much more coverage and comes in a compact which cuts down considerably on the mess. Be sure to purchase the angled brush because it makes all the difference. I use fairly light and order mine from Nordstrom - free shipping and returns every day of the year! I have been using this for several months and find it much better than the loose foundation.

White Chocolate Gingerbread Men: Courtney mentioned how delicious these cookies are and now I am hooked. Evie and Henry devour them too. Run to Trader Joe's to pick up a box before they are all gone. There are even a few boxes for sale on eBay. Yes, they are really that delicious!

Amy Grant's I Need a Silent Night: I am a list maker and this time of year can make me a bit batty between cards, gifts, baking, cleaning and general holiday cheer. This song always perks me up when I am feeling frazzled.

Container Store Wrapping Paper: LOVE this stuff! It's beautiful, heavy weight and has grid lines on the back which make it super simple to wrap gifts with out any fuss.

One Thousand Gifts Devotional: Have you read 1,000 Gifts by Ann Voskamp? Read it, it will truly change the way you live your daily life and help you to acknowledge all the wonderful things that are happening around us all each day. Little things like the smell of coffee in the morning to bigger things like first words coming from a baby. The devotional is a 60 day journal with room to write your own "everyday graces."

Behr Ultra Paint: It is unbelievable! We are having our armoire painted and the lady painting it recommended this paint over Annie Sloan which surprised us but it's economical and provides excellent coverage. Cindy is using "cracked pepper" on our piece and it looks amazing. She's given me the bug to start a few projects around here. Maybe Henry will continue this long nap streak he is on and I can take care of a few things around the house before my motivation fades away.

There you go, that's my list for the week! Can't wait to see what everyone is loving on this Wednesday before Christmas.


  1. I don't think I've told you this before, but your blog layout is so pretty. I've never used Bare Minerals...should check it out. And yep, those Gingerbread Men need to come home w/ me. Especially if they're mini.

  2. Jennifer, I'm pretty sure you're in my head. I love, love, love that Amy Grant song. And Container Store wrapping paper. And Trader Joe's holiday goodies, and that book is amazing.

    And who doesn't pick up a few treats for oneself while Christmas shopping. It's a major flaw/perk, depending on how you look at it! :)

    I hope you guys are doing well!

  3. I love the CS wrapping paper but I'll need to win the lottery to buy enough to wrap all my presents:) And we can't get enough of those gingerbread men!


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