November 23, 2015

Things that are making me happy right now...

As it appears that building a house with that particular builder on that particular lot is probably not going to happen (we are not in agreement regarding price points) and since it is the week of feeling grateful for what we have, I figured we should talk about a few of my favorite things.

Swistle recently mentioned that she loved The Last Tango in Halifax on Netflix.  I looked it up and it sounded intriguing, so I hit play.  She was's wonderful.  It is a BBC television series that focuses on a couple that reunites after fifty some odd years and their grown children's lives.  I LOVE it.

DJan mentioned some time ago that she really enjoyed the Grace & Frankie series, also on Netflix, it also sounded like something I would like, so I hit play (granted this was months ago - but I loved that one season so much I've since watched it twice!).  Now I am anxiously waiting for Season Two to drop into Netflix some time next year.

I'm currently in love with two scents; both from Bath & Body Works - Leaves, which Jennifer from The Daily Connoisseur mentioned about a week or so ago.  In addition to smelling heavenly, it came in a beautiful container...

Leaves 3-Wick Candle - Home Fragrance 1037181 - Bath & Body Works
Hmmm, it appears this candle is now on sale! Nope, not a sponsored post.

And Golden Cinnamon - which also smells divine!  Two perfect scents that capture the fall season beautifully.  Actually, I've burned these two so much over the past month or so, that I'm now in ration-mode, as I'd like to use one or the other through Thanksgiving.  After that, I will find something to capture the Christmas season.

That rug I mentioned in my last post?  It continues to make me happy.  It is blue and white and lovely.

And for some reason, is appearing sideways...

Actually, it has me giving the side eye to the other rugs in this house....I just might be in the market for a new one for the front door.  But if I do that, there is bound to be a snowball effect...which probably isn't a good idea considering all the Christmas presents I've yet to purchase.

Despite declaring a fatwa on CoverGirl for retiring my very favorite lip color, I have discovered a second best.  Yes, I did scout out others to make do during my temporary boycott - but I quickly realized that they did not go the distance that Outlast does.  So I'm back to CoverGirl, but this time I've settled on Brazen Raisin.  It's a far cry from the Timeless Ruby that I loved so much, but it will do until CoverGirl comes to their senses and brings Timeless Ruby out of retirement or creates its clone.

A girl can continue to dream...even if the odds of the dream ever coming true are slim.  *sigh*

I swear it seemed like it rained here for just about the entire month of October.  I'm not even kidding. It was utterly depressing So I wore my hair curly for most of the month.  And I found a new product for when I'm going curly (which honestly, I'm just about getting to the point where I'm tired of dealing with straightening my hair even on sunny days and may just have to learn to live with my hair).  It's Jessicurl Spiralicious Styling Gel.  Unfortunately, this product isn't carried in any of the stores near me, but when I ordered it from Amazon the shipping was free and I think I received it in about two days.  It really does seem to help the curls be curls and not frizz.  Between that and the Mixed Chicks leave-in conditioner - which I can find at Target, my curls were soft and perfectly formed.  Considering it takes me a good forty-five minutes to dry and straighten my hair, I'm finding that more and more I'm taking the easy route and just letting my hair do what it does.  And both of these products make it work.

I'm sure by know you've all heard Adele's latest hit, Hello (if you haven't, click the link and watch the video, it's great!).  And, if you are anything like me, you loved it.  She has an amazing, haunting voice.  Since I like to listen to music old school style - I went and bought the cd - it's fabulous.  So if you needed an incentive to buy it, there you go.

So, other than the obvious family, friends, etc, which are probably making the rounds this week - what is on your list that is making you happy right now?  Share the love, so we can all find new things to make us happy.


  1. I love Grace and Frankie! My daughter and I binged watched the first season, it was hilarious, can't wait for season two!

  2. I don't know about happy, but this is the first Thanksgiving in almost 40 years that hubby and I will be spending it alone. Not at all sure how I feel about that.

    1. Oh no! Do you have other friends that don't have plans? Maybe you can celebrate together? If you lived here I know where you'd be on Thursday, right here.

  3. I am enjoying family and friends through Facebook, and I started to watch "Boardwalk Empire" on Amazon Prime. I had heard so much about it, but I'm not sure I'll stick with it, since there's so much violence. Well done but still. Grace and Frankie was so much better! :-)

    1. I LOVE Grace and Frankie and will be forever grateful that you pointed me to them.

    2. I LOVE Grace and Frankie and will be forever grateful that you pointed me to them.