Thursday, December 19, 2013

My Favorite Things

This is a great time as the year winds to a close to share my favorite things. If Oprah can do it, so can I. Now, O can buy each of you one of her favorite things where I can only sing their praises. Without further ado...

Valerie's Favorite Things | 2013

Downton Abbey
$47.00 (1st 3 seasons boxed set)
Grab a cup o' tea and settle in with the Crawleys.

Like Kool-Aid...for grown ups.

Bic Cristal Ballpoint Pen
$3.49/10 pack

Great for not sweating/leaving rings. Slap a Tervis lid on and you have an awesome travel coffee cup. Fits in all cup holders. Dishwasher safe.

Neosporin Lip Health Overnight Renewal Therapy


Great eye shadow base but can also be worn alone.

$64.00 (complete series on DVD)
Discovered it well after its run on TV but I'm a fan. Go Panthers!

Leaves hands soft without feeling greasy.

I'm cheap and love a good bargain so, despite growing up with Downy, I have always used store brand, generic, whatever is on sale fabric softener. We were out, I went to Costco and they were out of their store brand so I splurged and bought the real stuff. When your kid and husband ask "what's that smell? I like that." you know you're onto something. It's a joy reaching in the closet and pulling out something that smells like a spring garden. So, as much as it pains me (and my wallet), I have to admit the generic fell short on this one and I'm back to being a Downy girl.

So, from Downton Abbey to Downy, there you have it. Enjoy!