A few favorites

I know you have all been waiting on pins and needles…. 

I KNOW you have not been able to sleep for days….months……years even

I know how much you value MY opinion on things.

So, without further ado…..

A few of my favorite things.  As of today.  Just today.  Tomorrow, things may change.  Some of these will remain.  It will be for you to guess.  

Thank you.


Biolage.  Hands down my new favorite shampoo.  But that may change.  Especially if Target stops carrying this brand.  For a lot less money.  Then I will go back to Suave. 




 I have loved this skin care line since the 1980's.  Seriously.  I was 2 in the 1980's.  My mother used to wash me with this.  Every day.  That is why my skin is so beautiful today.  


Friends.  Sisters.  Schmoopies.  Run, do not walk to Amazon, Nordstrom or Bobbi Brown.com and get your hands on one of these pieces of summer, in a bar of soap.  This is not one to leave near the grubby, er, lovely little hands of your kids.  This is heavenly.  It smells like Coppertone, days at the beach and endless sunshine in one little perfect rectangle…. of love.  
Onto my new household favorites.

Can you STAND the excitement?

I know I can't.

I need to lay down.

Thank you.


Ok.  For years I have loved Pine Sol.  Nothing cleans up little boy pee-pee like Pine Sol. The smell was a bit harsh- but I tell you, it cleans like the dickens. What are the dickens?  My mom used this phrase and to this day, I still have no idea what it means.  But I use it.  Kind of like "Oh for corn's sake" and "crup".  But I digress.  This BLUE version of Pine Sol is delightful.  And cleans like the dickens.  Just a softer kind of dickens.  Is there such a thing?  Sorry.


A mop.  With no awful bucket of water to lug.  That is safe on wood.  That has a lavender scented cleaner.  Oh for corn's sake I love this thing.


Being the niaeve little girl that I am, SHUT UP, I had no clue that you have to use a different kind of cleaner for stainless steel.  So when my stove top looked like someone had spilled milk on it, even after I cleaned it, I thought, Hmmm.  Whatever shall I do?  Then I went to Super Target, and found this little bottle of cleaner.  And I love it.  And my stove and dishwasher have stopped glaring at me.


Grapes.  And plain white kitchen towels.  Tons of them.  

If you sleepover at our home, your sheets will smell of lavender and vanilla.  And a 6 pack.  Obviously.
This smells so stinkin yummy.  I love it.  God bless Downy.  Can I get an amen?


Coconut Bay.  Just the sound of it harkens me back to my days as a hula dancer on the Big Island.  

Shut up.

This smells so good.  And after a shower with the Sand Bar.  I am telling you, I almost feel like I am on vacation.


For a good five minutes anyway.


4 thoughts on “A few favorites

  1. You’ve made me miss you more!
    And of course, made me laugh tons! That’s why I love you!
    One of my new favorites that constantly beckons me to think of you as I inhale…
    Palmolive Aromatherapy Lavender and Ylang Ylang
    What the heck is ylang ylang you ask? I don’t know either, but this scent (as I wash my dishes) makes me smile.
    Love you!!!

  2. Very informative and funny! Thanks for the laugh.
    I, too, love Dermalogica. I hadn’t been using it for a while because I was trying to be thrifty. But my skin was very unhappy with me, and my husband told me not to scrimp on things like that. So, just this week I restocked. Now my face is happy.

  3. You said “crup” twice in your blog. I think this is some sort of violation of an important moral and ethical code. Reading it made my eyes ache a little, but perhaps that’s only my immaculate conception acting up?

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