5 Things I’m Loving This Week

Louise the Vizsla | My Style Diaries blogger Nikki Prendergast Madewell flats (more sizes here);  Julie Vos bracelets

Happy Friday, friends!  Back atcha this week with another installment of 5 things I’m Loving This Week.  Are y’all liking these?  Are they annoying?  Rest assured, these aren’t sponsored, they’re seriously just things I’m loving.  Things that are making my week better.  Things that I think you might love too.  (BTW, if you bought Mike’s Hot Honey from this post a couple weeks ago, make sure you try it on pizza.  I did this week and can never have pizza without it.)  Honey or no honey, here’s hoping everyone has a sweet weekend ahead.  Too cheesy?  I don’t care.  Here goes –

The cutest little pumpkins – I’ll admit that Christmas decorations are my main jam (see caption here), but lately I’ve been really digging the fall vibes around here.  I’ve got a new favorite candle burning in the kitchen and these adorable mini pumpkins stashed…everywhere.  I can’t help it.  How cute is that little white pumpkin above?  (Well, and the pumpkin-colored dog that’s staring at a treat under the pumpkin is pretty cute too.)

Benefect Disinfectant Wipes – I’ve been using Clorox wipes, marble cleaners, and other kitchen sprays for years, but recently a friend gave us these and I’m hooked.  (Do you ever stop to think about the chemicals in the products you’re using around your house?  Because I do.)  Benefect is a botanical disinfectant that kills just as many germs as its chemical-loaded competitors but with a toxicity less than vinegar.  (Read more here.)  It’s the stuff they use to clean up the bacteria and mold left behind by hurricanes and other natural disasters, so I’m pretty sure it can handle my everyday kitchen disasters…and the ones left behind by the pumpkin-colored velvet head above.  And as an added bonus for my fellow essential oil lovers, they leave behind a slight scent of thyme – no Clorox gas mask needed.

The luxe jacket I can’t wait to wear – A couple of weeks ago I took a quick trip to NYC, and between meetings and a fun happy hour with friends, it was a good little trip.  The cherry on top was definitely coming home with the most beautiful, versatile jacket from Cinzia Rocca that I can’t wait to wear.  The hood, cuffs, and padded button-down mid-section are all removable, so I can wear the plaid part here, and the full, warm get-up will be amazing during this winter’s Jackson Hole trip.  (Oh you know we’re going back.)  And if you want another, less-expensive cold weather jacket that I love, this one from Carve Designs is 100% it.

Estée Lauder Double Wear Foundation – If you follow along with my Instagram stories, you know that I received the most generous package from Estée Lauder a few weeks ago with SO many shades of their Double Wear Foundation.  Well I’ve tried it, and I LOVE it.  True to its claims, it really does stay right in place.  I put it to the ultimate test during a friend’s recent rainy-day, humid Louisiana wedding, and at the end of the night, I really didn’t feel like my makeup was struggling.  (Southern girls, you know – 100% humidity shows no mercy.)  And, if you’re one of the 30-something readers who received your shade in the mail from me, I hope you’re loving it too!

Malibu Farm at Lido Marina Village – This week I had lunch with my last boss before I took the blog full-time, and we decided on the new Malibu Farm at Lido Marino Village.  Besides meeting up with one of my favorite humans who happens to be a former boss, I’ve got all the happy feelings about the new Malibu Farm.  You’re sitting right on the water, but the menu just takes the experience over the top.  Cauliflower crust pizza, burrata salad, and the best Branzino fish tacos?  Sign me up.  And next time, I’m definitely doing a little research on the F’Rosé Cocktail.  You know, for the blog.


1 Comment on 5 Things I’m Loving This Week

  1. Maridel Dubb
    September 28, 2018 at 10:11 am (6 years ago)

    Yes, I’ve been loving the foundation too! I usually just wear tinted moisturizer but when going out, I needed more coverage that didn’t feel too thick/heavy. Thank you again for the sample and other goodies 🙂


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