Thursday, December 30, 2010

A Few of my Favorite Things...

On several occasions Patty @ Reasons for Chocolate has posted some of her favorite things.  I enjoy reading those posts, word of mouth is the best way to find out about good stuff that actually works!  Here are a few things that I like right now:

Revlon Shampoo/Conditioner ~ I refuse to spend $20 for a bottle of shampoo, but my hair gets too dry with super inexpensive brands.  This has been a good middle of the road solution for me.

Blow Silk ~ keeps my hair from getting static-y in the winter and it smells good.  A little bottle lasts for a long time.

Mary Kay Timewise ~ Patty recommended this and so far I have been really happy with the results.

Trader Joe's Joe-Joe's Candy Cane Edition ~ no explanation needed.

Williams Sonoma Peppermint Hot Chocolate ~ see above.

Flax ~ really good to add to your diet for many reasons.  My hands used to be extremely dry.  When we were in the process of adopting Leah in 2005, I had to be re-fingerprinted three times and the machine still couldn't grab my prints.  I started using flax when I was doing Fat Flush and when it came time to get prints for Anna & Levi there was no problem.

Cheez-it's Scrabble edition!  My kids spend a lot of time making words and finding letters when we have this for a snack.

Ravelry ~ I am a on-again/off-again knitter for the last 5 or 6 years, I haven't really gotten past the beginner stage, but I am hoping to do so this year.  If you knit or crochet (or want too!), you should give yourself an hour or two to peruse this site.

and a new favorite Eggnog!


Kat said...

Jen, I just tried the shampoo over Christmas and love, love, love it! I didn't know that about flax. Do you use the oil or seed? Put it in a shake? And those scrabble cheez-it's are so cool. Haven't seen them here. Enjoy the day!

Jen @ Forever, For Always... said...

Kat-Glad you like the shampoo too! Re: Flax, I use both the oil and the seed. I use the oil in smoothies and on salad with dressing and I use the seed in granola and oatmeal. We have to search around for the Scrabble cheez-it's and we always stock up :)

Patty said...

I was thinking about that shampoo for the girls. They have longer hair and it is always full of static in the winter. Since I have short, I can slip by on most things.

Glad you like Time Wise.

Gardenia said...

wow, everyone likes this shampoo. I'll have to try it. I love this post!! didn't know about the scrabble edition of Cheez It. we do love cheez its. I'll have to do a post like this.

3squares-a-day said...

Oh my goodness, Candy Cane Joe-joes are so amazing... I buy them to take to holiday potlucks so we share the box, otherwise it would be gone in under 5 minutes. I heard a commercial for Candy Cane Joe-Joe's and Cream ice cream! Too dangerous. ;)

Jen @ Forever, For Always... said...

Gardenia-I would love to see your "fav things" post!

3Squares - glad I didn't know about the ice cream ~ I would have bought the place out! I am embarrassed to admit how many boxes of cookies we bought!

Lynn B said...

So, what kind of eggnog? We tried a pumpkin variety (yum) and someone suggested the gingerbread one, too. Hood's brand, here.

Jen @ Forever, For Always... said...

Lynn- this is the recipe that we used this year!

Lynn B said...

Ooh, thanks... I've never made eggnog but I hear it's wonderful.

Lisa L. said...

Hi Jen,

I'm very interested in the Blow Silk that you had mentioned. I have very fine hair and it could certainly use some taming this time of year!! Who makes it and where do you get it? Thanks so much! I hope you had a fabulous Holiday Season!!!

Jen @ Forever, For Always... said...

Hi Lisa! ~ The full name is Artec Kiwi Color Reflector Blow Silk Silk Shine Serum. I bought it my salon, but I bet you could find it at :)


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