Thursday, December 3, 2015

These Are A Few of My Favorite Things in 2015 (Month of Faves)

This is the description that we're working with today– eg. to eat, drink, wear, smell, see, do, enjoy, best thing I bought, most used gift received etc, favorite concert, outdoor activity, place visited, most squee worthy moment of the year, biggest change

e.l.f. makeup brushes - I'm generally not one to invest heavily in makeup brushes (or anything makeup related, if we're being honest) so when Quinn introduced these to me I was so excited. $3 for a brush? So when I inevitably drop it in a sink full of water and ruin it I won't feel too bad about it. And they still look nice and work well! Link is to my BFF stipple brush.

Nivea crème - Most important, this thick crème is rich and creamy, and not greasy (though it takes a little while to dry.) And I feel like Greta Garbo or Grace Kelly about using lotion from a glass jar. There's something old school glam about it.


Cheese plates/boards - This year on my European vacation I learned the joy of the cheese plate. The simple and real joy of eating a bunch of cheese that you don't know quite what it is or what it will taste like but you jump in anyway, accompanied by a glass or pint of something delicious and boozy. Yes. 2 cheeseboards, no entrees needed.



Attached garages - This was a thing that I didn't want when we bought a house. It wasn't something I was going to be all up in arms about, but I would have rather not have had one. Mostly a security issue. Turns out, I like the attached garage. I'm still very mindful of the security aspect but I also really like being able to go get stuff out of or put things in my car in my jammies. In the apartment, when I inevitably realized that I'd left something I needed in the car, I would have to put on real clothes/shoes and walk across our considerable parking lot to get to our garage. Now I don't even put on pants.


Prague - I was in Prague this summer, and I have to say it's basically my favorite place in the history of places. (If you want to hear about my European adventure the posts are all in one spot.) I loved the fact the oldness of everything, but then it seemed like it was full of young Czechs who make it vibrant and fun. The Czech Republic as a whole is heavy on history (and sometimes sorrow) and I was thrilled to walk the streets and learn all about it. Time for some gratuitous Prague pictures? Hell to the yes. -For the record, my second favorite place that I saw on that trip was Dresden. There is not an old building in that city, but you wouldn't know it if you didn't know it's history. I was so ready to see ghosts that day, and I don't even believe in ghosts. -

 

 





 





 







17 comments:

  1. Oh, Prague! I would love to go there!

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    1. It's beautiful, relatively inexpensive, and the beer is cheaper than bottled water!

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  2. Oh Lordy, I love this list so much. From everything to the elf makeup brushes (which I love), to the creme I need to try, to the cheese plate. I've never cheese plated!

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    1. I always feel fancy AF eating a cheese plate. I think that's part of the appeal! And I could never got to a fancy cheese place and pick something out on my own so it's kind of a fun way to try a bunch of new things at once!

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  3. You know, Target had some legit e.l.f. brush sets on sale during black friday and I almost went for it, but didn't....now I think I should have!

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    1. They did! I saw those too. The good news is, they are always pretty cheap so it feels like a sail all the time.

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  4. Oh yeah Prague, I think I remember seeing your photos on Instagram or maybe here on your blog? I'm not sure which but I know I've seen them...it's fun seeing photos from other bloggers and where they visit. Maybe someday I'll get to some of these places too.

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    1. I got really great travel advice from other bloggers who had gone to Prague. It helped put my mind at east having some good recommendations from others. Yet another thing the blogging community is great for!

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  5. Prague looks wonderful...love the door photo...beautiful!!

    I used to use Nivea....forgot about it. Thanks for the reminder.

    Nice post...thanks for sharing.

    Elizabeth
    Silver’s Reviews
    My A Month of Faves

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    1. Try this link.

      Elizabeth
      Silver’s Reviews
      My A Month of Faves

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    2. My sister has a weird affection for pretty doors and taking their pictures, so we had our eyes peeled the whole trip. Prague had some beauties!

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  6. Cheese plates sound like something I could definitely get into! And Prague. I could totally get into Prague, too. Right after I deal with my expired passport. Oops. ;-)

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    1. Cheese plates in Prague is like, all the best things in one spot. So get that passport renewed! :)

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  7. OMG - We finally had a place with an attached garage this year - and with winter coming fast - it's been AWESOME! No snow on the car. On freezing mornings I can pop in and warm the car up ... so yeah - I love it too :-)

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    1. Isn't it great?! Especially staring down these winter months...

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  8. Cheeeeeese. I was at two holiday parties over the weekend and at both we talked about how great cheese and cheese plates are. So I feel you.

    That trip sounds wonderful. Beautiful pics!

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    1. haha yes! Cheese really is the best.Jeez, now I want cheese and it's not even 9:00am....morning cheese....

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