Beverly’s Favorite Things

How are you doing? Can you believe that April is just about over? I can’t! Time is clicking along, isn’t it? I do hope you have had a wonderful 4 months of 2019. We have so much to be thankful for….even when things don’t go smoothly. A good example is my moms recent accident. I wrote about it on my last post. I thank the Lord everyday that it wasn’t as bad as it could have been. She had seven stitches above her eye after a bad fall. But….no broken bones, no skull fractures, no pain! You read that right…no pain! The doctor ordered her a couple of medications and she didn’t even get them filled. She has some strong bones and a strong head. -wink

I thought it would be fun to do a quick little post of some of the latest things that I have purchased or ordered online and fallen in love with.

I love purses….but, it is so hard to find a really good purse that feels good as you carry it and doesn’t weigh too much on my arm. Plus, it has to look really cute.

I purchased this bag when we were in Hilton Head, SC a few weeks ago. I made my first visit to a store called Spartina! Yes, I fell in love with their bags and jewelry. I even bought a scarf that has pictures of Texas landmarks on it, not to mention a few pieces of jewelry. I’l share those another time. Click here to go to their site.

As I was walking through Dillards in Austin last weekend, I spotted a purse on the sale table. I couldn’t leave the store without it and I’ve really loved carrying it. It is lightweight and holds everything I need and the size is just right….as in baby bear’s comment in Goldilocks. Anyway…here is a link to the purse. I’m not able to copy and paste the picture from the site, so you will have to go check it out. Sorry about that! I got it in hot pink! ūüôā

I am not a huge fan of salads. But….when I do eat a salad, I like it to be chopped as much as possible. I found this fun little gadget on Amazon. It works really good. You put all of your lettuce and veggies in the bowl and then just cut through all the little slits and voila….you have a chopped salad. Easy and no mess!

Also from Amazon, I purchased a digital scale. I’m ALWAYS working on weight loss issues it seems and when I read about this scale, I thought…this might help me stay motivated with all the bells and whistles. I used it first thing this morning. You set up your bluetooth and you will have all kinds of charts and graphs of things I have never even knew about. Let’s just say that after I weighed this morning…my eyes were opened to a couple of things that made me think…..I need to be more intentional and serious about this little project of mine. Or should I say, hobby. Does anyone get so tired of having weight issues hanging over your head? I sure do! The scale readings made me think more of health than actually losing weight to look better. Okay enough of that…we can talk weight issues later. Here is a link to the scale I purchased.

I’m always buying books. I read them and if I really loved them, I keep them and if I’m ready to say goodbye, I put the read books in a large basket designated for just books. I usually take them to the library and donate them and I recently was told that I should take them to a used bookstore and sell them. I may try that next time my basket gets full. Here is the last book I purchased. I haven’t read it yet, but I can’t wait to go through it. Click here to check it out on Amazon. I love organizing and I’m always attracted to organizing books!

I’m also a fan of beauty treatments. I know, you can’t really tell, but, I am! I’m always trying the latest when it comes to skin care, hair care and make-up. This is the last thing I purchased. Still trying it out. I’ve noticed that the older we get, our neck looks different. Or is it just me? Anyway, I purchased a neck serum off of QVC forever ago and my neck looks the same and I keep thinking, “when is this stuff going to run out?” I gave up and purchased this item. Click here to read about it. We will see how my neck looks when the jar is empty. -wink

A couple of years ago, I ordered a few things from this company. I was excited to hear that one of my favorite speakers in women’s ministry, Debbie Stuart, is doing an online Bible study with one of this company’s products. I ordered the book from Daily Grace Company and I look forward to doing the study.

Thanks for following along with me and reading about my latest purchases! I only share the things that I like. I don’t give negative reviews….if I don’t like something, I do away with it and never mention it again. Except for the never ending neck serum. It smells good and feels good….I just haven’t seen a difference. Maybe I’m not using enough and that is why it’s lasting FOREVER!

Until next time,

These Are a Few of My Favorite Things!

Are you like me and you love to hear testimonials of products and things that other’s like. ¬†Especially from close friends and family. ¬†If they like it and they say it works, then we just have to give it a try. ¬†I thought I would share with you a few things that I’m loving right now.

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Okay, on to a few of my favorite things this week: (imagine the music playing from The Sound of Music; “My Favorite Things.”) ¬†By the way….This movie is really one of my favorites!

I found this purse at TJ MAX the other day and just couldn’t pass it up. ¬†First of all, it was polka dot, second it had a bow on it and finally, it was a glitter bow. ¬†SOLD! ¬†The brand is Betsey Johnson. ¬†I am always drawn to her things. ¬†I can always tell if something is a Betsey Johnson.

I found a set of teacups and saucers at a tea room a few years ago in Ruidoso, New Mexico. ¬†Anything with a cameo will catch my attention. ¬†This teapot is my favorite as well. ¬†I made this bouquet of flowers for my mom today and I had to add the cameo on the box for the final touch. ¬†Pink roses, cameo teacup, polka dot teapot. ¬†Can’t go wrong with that!

For the past couple of years, I have been using this gel nail polish by Sally Hansen. ¬†You don’t have to use a light. ¬†You paint on two coats of the polish and then one coat of the clear. ¬†It dries really fast, too! They have some beautiful colors and once I paint my nails, it will usually stay on for a couple of weeks. ¬†My nails are strong with this polish on ¬†and they look good for at least two weeks. ¬†This color is one of my favorites. ¬†I think it is called, Game of Chrome. ¬†It’s a light gold sparkly color.

For maybe three years, I’ve been using this foot cream from Bath and Body Works. ¬†I have really dry skin and my feet are just as dry. ¬†Since I discovered this foot cream, my feet are always soft and never rough anymore. ¬†I put it on every morning after my shower. ¬†If you put sandals on right afterwards, you might want to wait or you will slide around in your shoes. ¬†Let the lotion soak in for a bit. ¬†You probably don’t need to ask my how I know this.

Anyone that knows me well, knows I love Little Debbie cakes. ¬†Each holiday, I have the hardest time resisting these things. ¬†If you are working on your weight, you might want to be careful as these hearts are 290 calories. ¬†If you are doing the Weight Watchers program, that would be 13 points. ¬†If you have, let’s say 30 points you are allowed to eat each day…13 points is almost half of your day. ¬†Don’t ask me how I know this one either. ¬†But, aren’t they oh, so cute and yes, yummy!

I found this cute sign at Hobby Lobby. ¬†I couldn’t resist! ¬†I love glitter, so it caught my eye. ¬†These little note cards are adorable. ¬†When I go to Michael’s Crafts, I always check the $1.50 bin. ¬†They always have the cutest notecards. ¬†I bought my writing pen on our cruise ship that we were on last year. ¬†It has Swarovski Crystals in it. ¬†I just couldn’t leave it on the ship!

Last on my list today is my Ningxia Red that I have been drinking each morning for the past two years. ¬†Did you notice my perfume crystal clock? ¬†I love that thing. ¬†My Jim gave it to me for Christmas. ¬†It’s from ZGallerie (my favorite shop) ¬†Anyway, back to the Ningxia Red. ¬†I order this from Young Living Essential Oils. ¬†I’ve been using the oils for a long time now and decided to try the drink and it gives me energy and I honestly believe it builds my immunities because I haven’t really had a cold or anything since I’ve been drinking it. ¬†I’m almost scared to say that. ¬†Watch me get sick tomorrow. ¬†Under my picture I will post info of what is in this drink and what it’s benefits are.

*Add a daily shot of NingXia Red¬ģ to your diet to enjoy the benefits of this powerful, whole-body supplement. This sweet and tangy drink‚Äôs formula includes wolfberry, which is touted for its health benefits. Also featuring plum, aronia, cherry, blueberry, and pomegranate juices and extracts, Young Living‚Äôs NingXia Red is packed with superfoods to support overall wellness.

In addition to these antioxidant ingredients, NingXia Red’s formula includes pure vanilla extract and Lemon, Orange, Yuzu, and Tangerine essential oils for a great-tasting, healthy treat.*

Young Living NingXia Red benefits include support for energy levels, normal cellular function, and whole-body and normal eye health. A daily shot of 2‚Äď4 ounces helps support overall wellness with powerful antioxidants.

Feel free to click here to go to my Pinterest page with essential oil ideas.

I am a member of Young Living, and if you are interested in joining, let me know and I can get you the info. ¬†I am a member only to purchase my own products. ¬†I’m trying to learn more about essential oil use.

There you go, a few of my favorite things…..I hope you enjoyed and if you try anything and it works for you, I would love to hear about it!