9.05.2014

Current Favorites

I follow a lot of different kinds of blogs; fitness blogs, running blogs, recipes, make-up, etc...

One thing I love about them all is many do a monthly favorites post where they talk about their favorite things they've been using or doing that month. I don't change things up enough to do it monthly, but I thought a favorites post now and then when would be a fun idea. So, here we go.

1. Tommee Tippee Pacifier 
As with everything with her, the whole binki process has been difficult with Brynlie. She gets so dang fussy and wants something to suck on but then doesn't like the many binki's we've tried. I'm probably throwing all kinds of jinx on myself for posting this but so far, she seems to like the Tommee Tippee pacifier. It's the same brand as her bottles so I'm hoping she likes it because it's similar to those. She keeps it in for more than 5 seconds and doesn't act irritated when we put it in her mouth. I'm hoping she will continue to like it. But so far it's the current favorite.

2. Label Maker 
I'm an organization freak and we recently cleaned out our storage room and organized it all so that almost everything is in a plastic storage bin. But how do you know what is in each bin? Pull it out and look inside? Nope! (Sarcasm) I figured this was the perfect opportunity to finally get myself a label maker. I am obsessed with it. I seriously want to label everything. It's taken a lot of self control not to. Well, almost everything...

3. Target Clearance 
Kennedy got spoiled today with clearance sales. How is it even fair that she has cuter shoes than I do?

4. Coconut Flour
Mmmm coconut flour. I've recently switched to this and I love it. My favorite recipe to make with it is coconut flour pancakes. They're delicious, fluffy, and sweet, especially with fresh strawberries on top. My mouth is watering just thinking about them. I'll get a recipe up soon.

5. Tangle Teezer 
Kennedy has long, gorgeous hair. But it gets tangled easy and trying to brush it out is torture for both of us. I swear my neighbors are going to call CPS on me one day with how much Kennedy screams. After learning about these nifty little brushes at Sephora I knew I had to have one. FYI, don't get it at Sephora. You can get one for half the price on Amazon. Anyway, they get the tangles out quickly and with less pain and I have never regretted buying it.

6. Homemade Makeup Brush Cleaner 
I hate cleaning my make-up brushes. Like, a lot. And the cleaner is expensive and annoying. I knew there had to be a better way. Enter: Pinterest. I found a homemade make-up brush cleaner recipe and decided to give it a go tonight. It's just a cup of warm water, and a tablespoon each of liquid dish detergent and vinegar. I dipped the bristles in the cup, stopping at the base of the handle and then scrubbed it out on my cleaning glove. HOLY. CRAP! My brushes have never been so clean. No joke. It got all the residual makeup out of them super quickly and efficiently. I was giddy with excitement. Go try it. It'll change your life.

Also, another favorite is the glove I use the wash my brushes. You can get a super fancy, similar glove from Sigma for $35
That is, if you're a crazy fool who likes to waste money...

I was just using my fingers until I walked past a very similar silicon oven mitt at Wal-Mart for $4! It's waterproof and textured and cleans my brushes like a dream. I love it.

1 comment:

Erin said...

So I bought a bag of coconut flour at Coscto and have yet to open it. I don't really know how to use it. Will you email me some of the recipes you use it in?