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Wednesday, July 9, 2014

My favorite things

Hello dear friends!  Another muggy day here in Massachusetts.  I can't complain though, because our weekends have been picture-perfect.

Here are a few of my latest favorite things.

The Skimm is a free, daily newsletter that arrives in my mailbox every morning, Monday through Friday.  It is written by two former NBC staffers.  It covers the headlines in the news in just a few cleverly written sentences about each topic.  Thanks to this website, I sound so darn smart these days, I can't stand myself! 


I got a free box of these delectable delights in Target the other day when I bought five Lean Cuisines.  After tasting these incredible bars, I now equate Skinny Cow with the drug dealer in the school yard.  He knew I would get hooked.  And who can say no to only 160 calories!  I can honestly say that I am addicted to these ice cold bites of pure ecstasy.  


Just finished this book.  If you enjoy a May-December romance tossed with some Texas college football, this book is for you.  Emily Giffin brought it home again with another page-turning beach read.  


One of my favorite readers, Lori, from the great town of Oklahoma City wrote me a note about how much she loves Josie Maran Argon Oil .  I ordered a bottle of this moisturizer from Amazon.  My skin is like that of a 90 year old alligator on the dry side.  I applied it to my stubby legs and I could almost here my skin slurp it in.  It is absorbed within seconds and makes my skin feel very soft.  Best part is I found a few bottles at Marshalls that were half the price!

Do you have a product that you are crazy about?  I would love to hear about it. Clue me in - I'll try anything!  

Happy Hump Day!

Preppy Empty Nester
Preppy Empty Nester

I'm Katie. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I am an empty nester meandering through my middle-aged years while entangled in the never-ending process of renovating an antique home on the South Shore of Massachusetts. I love to write about books, movies, TV, celebrities, decorating, and weekend adventures. My favorite writing material is derived from my family: the Mister, my girls, #1 and #2, and my two untrainable, rambunctious pups, Chowdah and Chili.


  1. I bought those skinny cow salted caramel treats too - the perfect indulgence in the afternoon without the guilt! Hope your day is great Katie :-)

  2. Those look deadly! I just picked up that book as well. And, the Josie Maran oil is awesome!!

  3. I have found some of my favorite things from YOUR favorites...I read the Emily Giffin book and loved it...and also LOVE the Josie Moran argan oil but don't usually splurge on myself (I know...I know) - if I could buy it half price at Marshall's I would definitely stock up. Now about those Skinny Cow bars...I need them NOW! Stay cool!!! xoxo

  4. We are having a gorgeous day in Chicago so I will send it your way. Look for it to arrive later in the week. The Skinny Cow bars have just been added to my grocery list. You had me at "salted caramel".....mmmmm, caramel......

  5. I love The Skimm, it's my level of news. I love this post and I want to try everything. I think I'll start with those skinny cow bars, maybe even while I'm reading the book and moisturizing. I just read a book called Room. It is kind of heavy at times, told from a child's perspective, and at times, your heart breaks, but all that to say, it's a good book! :)
    Ramie Leigh

  6. I'm going to have to look for those bars, I've only had the ice cream sandwiches which are also yummy. Two of my favorite things right now are - Dipbrow Pomade by Anastasia and Rita Hazan root concealer. The pomade goes on with a brush and works much better than a pencil (at least for me). I don't feel like I look so old lady. And, my gray roots grow so fast after 3 wks I need to do something. The Rita Hazan works very well until the next appt. Both of these go on dark so you might need a lighter shade than you think. I am also still in love with my Fitbit! Have a great day Katie!

  7. Katie, I tried the Skinny Cow bars a few weeks ago. They're too good! As for the Jose Maran oil, I've been using it since she started selling it in QVC. She makes a lot of other products using the oil that are so indulgent. Keep those favorites coming.

  8. Well, I'll be getting some of those Skinny Bars tomorrow. Never heard of the oil but will check that out. Always enjoy finding out about "stuff." Thanks for sharing!!!!

  9. I love fresh products! All their fragrances & skin products. Their Seaberry Facial oil can be a bit pricey but works so well & lasts. I will be away for a few days up in the mountains for a girl's trip (feel like you & sista or Dude). There is no cell service in the town & no internet at my friend's house so I will write you all about it on my return! Stay cool. xoxo, Dawn

    1. Safe travels, dear Dawn. Call me if you need bail $$.

  10. Came over from Mocadeaux to say hello. Ice cream, books, and pampering products--my kind of post!

  11. My favorite go too eye product now is Sisley Eye contour mask.. it really does reduce puffiness and lines in 20 minutes but you can leave it on you eyes under makeup all day! I love argan oil too!


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