Friday, April 17, 2015

Friday's Fab Finds

It's Friday, and you know what that means: Fab Finds time! Check out some of the things we're into this week:

Lori's picks:

Jack Daniel's Pulled Chicken
When I saw this at Costco and I saw "Fully Cooked" and "Just heat & serve" it's like the heavens opened up and the angels sang. These people really get me. The Costco package has 3 bags of pulled chicken for around $10. You can either heat them all up together in the handy dandy provided tray or heat individually. I heated one and it was more than enough for dinner for my husband, son and I. It has a long shelf life which is nice so I have 2 more guaranteed meals ... at least until June 5 when it expires. Kristin bought some on her last Costco trip and reported a similar "F-yeah" reaction!

Garnier Moisture Rescue Gel Cream

This is a not-so-fab find. While I liked the idea of the gel moisturizer, this one just didn't do it for me. It moisturizes well, but the glass container it's in isn't conducive to a clumsy person like myself. Fumbling around with a jar fresh out of the shower is just an accident waiting to happen. I also am a minimalist when it comes to my morning routine so the fact that this doesn't have SPF in it makes it not so fab. I think that if i refrigerated this for the summer and got sunburned it would feel great.
Manayunk Calligraphy's Hamsa Home Blessing

I stumbled into Manayunk Calligraphy at a Farmer's Market in Philly last year and thought their stuff was just the cutest. I never really had an occasion to buy anything until recently when my best friend bought a new house and I saw this home blessing print. I wanted a keepsake that they could have if they ever moved in the future that had their address, but would be a nice addition to their new home decor. I've never heard of this home blessing before but if you read it, it's beautiful.

May you always be blessed with walls for the wind, a roof for the rain, a warm cup of tea by the fire, laughter to cheer you, those who love you near you and all that your heart might desire. 

I contacted Kim at Manayunk Calligraphy and asked if she could personalize it with the family's name and new home address and she said no problem. A few short weeks later, a perfectly packaged personalized print arrived in my mailbox and was ready to frame. To be honest, I wasn't exactly sure what I was going to get but if you look at her Etsy page I was practically guaranteed something f-ing jaw-dropping. If you're looking for a truly unique gift or print for your own home, check out Manayunk Calligraphy's Etsy page and don't be afraid to contact Kim with any ideas you may have because I bet she'll create something gorgeous.

Frame from Homegoods

Kristin's picks:

Mario Bedescu Drying Cream
I've been a devotee of this cream for about two years or so, and it's the one thing I'll probably keep buying as long as they make it. Today I had the realization I probably need to suck it up and buy a new container soon ... as you can see, I definitely am down to the bottom! I've had problem skin since I was a teenager, but in my late 20s/early 30s it actually got worse. Let's not even talk about pregnancy, because I might cry thinking about my pizza face. A minuscule amount of this cream goes a long way to shrink a zit - seriously, the current jar I'm using I've had for probably close to nine months. I buy mine from Nordstrom ($17) but you can find a huge selection on the Mario Bedescu site, and they'll even send you free samples.

Old Navy Active Patterned Compression Capris
I was on the lookout for a pair of workout capris that don't cost an arm and a leg (looking at you, Lululemon) and since my husband has had luck lately with the active line at Old Navy, I figured I'd give it a go. I'm loving these capris. The fit is great, and the material is a decent quality, which I can't say for the workout clothing at Target. You can't beat that for $26.94 (I had a $10 off coupon, so they were even less!) These come in loads of colors so I'm sure down the road I'll be grabbing a second pair. I stuck with basic black since they match with everything, but they do have a cool monochrome pattern on them.

Costco daisies:

We picked these flowers up the day before Easter, and two weeks later they're still going strong. I actually don't even know how much they cost, but it was obviously worth it since most of my flowers are dead within a week. This was my first time getting flowers from Costco and I'll definitely do it again. Once again, Costco for the win!

Have a great weekend, and stay tuned because we'll have a special spring reading post and more fun stuff next week!


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