Friday Five



Well hello there Friday! Good to see ya! I am feeling a little random today!

1. Weather – We have had some cool weather this week here in Alabama. I am loving it! You know who doesn’t love it? Gracie when I send her outside to do her morning business at 6:30 am. That little sunbather will just lay anywhere she can get a little sun! That beagle nose of her is ALWAYS going!



2. Speaking of random places to pop a squat, look at little Mac sitting on a chair on our back deck. I about lost it laughing when I peaked out the window the other day and saw this! The king on his throne!


3. Tea – I have gotten back in to drinking several cups of green tea per day again. I love the flavor and the warmth of it, plus the flavonoids and antioxidants are a great benefit! I love the peach and mango flavored teas by Bigelow. They pack a great flavor. I am telling you this because it is simply just good stuff!

4. Lotions and Potions – Give me all the lotions, ASAP! Seriously, it is a bit early in the season for my skin to be so itchy, cracked and dry! It is time to stock up on all the lotions and potions to keep me from shedding layer upon layer of skin. What are your favorite go to lotions? Ones that actually work great, not just for smell.

5. Holiday Decor – I am not going to lie….I really want to put up my Christmas tree. It might happen on Sunday. I don’t know why I want to put it up so early this year, but I do! I have been listening to Christmas music for weeks already so it just seems like its time!

Linking up with Joy for the Friday Five!

the Sowell life


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  • Reply Joy November 15, 2013 at 3:11 pm

    My thoughts are that Thanksgiving is technically a week later this year, which means Christmas season will be shorter… so get that tree up girl!! And I’m going to tell you this (and I’m sure my mother is reading this because she reads all the Friday five link ups) but I’ve found the genes – vitamin 3 creme is a great lotion. Mom bought it for my feet, because they are always dry and cracking, but I’ve started using it on my legs. FYI — don’t do it right before you go to bed… it’s a thick and creamy lotion and you want it to soak in for a long time before you go climbing in the bed. You can get it at Sams I know, and maybe walmart or target? I really haven’t looking for it at those places though. And the pups are like MB. She loves to sun… and will go outside and find a sunny spot and just sit for an hour starring at the sun. Aren’t they just hilarious! =)

    Happy Friday, and thanks for linking up!! Y’all have a great weekend, and I can’t wait to see the Christmas decor!

  • Reply SMD @ Life According to Steph November 15, 2013 at 3:42 pm

    My skin is AWFUL already. I’m breaking out my humidifiers today. I never put them out this early.

    I just got a new Aveeno moisture oil/cream oil something. It’s great. Try it.

  • Reply kathy @ vodka and soda November 15, 2013 at 4:20 pm

    i have hideously dry skin and my secrets are:
    1) drink LOTS of water throughout the day
    2) eat 1/2 avocado a day. if you don’t like avocados, take omega supplements. moist skin comes from the inside out
    3) ORGANIC ARGAN OIL for the face and organic unprocesses raw coconut oil for the body.
    4) slap aveeno cream on top of the coconut oil

    you’re welcome 😀

    Vodka and Soda

  • Reply Lauren November 15, 2013 at 6:27 pm

    I LOVE Mac on the throne! How cute! I have lots of luck with Nivea lotions in the winter. I got a facial last week and the lady told me to switch to cream cleanser in the winter. I have one that I thought wasn’t a good fit for me, but with the dry air, I am liking it so much more. Have a great weekend!

  • Reply Bri @ My Life As... November 15, 2013 at 8:19 pm

    I definitely need more lotion. I used to have tons & I have no idea where it all went!

  • Reply Rachelle November 17, 2013 at 12:18 am

    Our pups like to find the sun, too! So cute when they do that! They’re in puppy heaven when they do that. Mostly the lotions I use are bath and body works, which aren’t the best. But, my husband loves Burts Bees hand salve. Or you could always use Aquaphor if your skin is really dry. I used to have to use it on my face during Kansas winters.

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