Friday Five – I’m Loving It

I wanted to share some of the things that I am loving this Friday!



1. Flowers – Chris sent flowers to my office on Wednesday. So sweet! I normally don’t really care about getting flowers, I would rather spend the money else where but these sure did bring a smile to my face Wednesday afternoon! Fresh flowers really do brighten up any space and the thought just warms my heart. An added bonus? I loved the face and red and white polka dotted ribbon and can totally use it for Valentines Day decor!


2. Lotions – Seriously, my skin gets SOOOOOO dry in the winter time. I have been lucky and only had one spot on my hand crack so far this entire winter. (And to be honest it was when I was dehydrated and had pneumonia.) A freaking miracle in my book. I have been able to keep the dryness under control with Body Shop’s Vitamin E Butter (thanks Stephanie!!!) and Nivea Extended Moisture Hand Crème. I love both of these products big time and if you are suffering from dry, chapped skin I HIGHLY recommend both!

I bought Coconut Oil (recommendations thanks to Kathy!) and I haven’t tried it on my skin yet but I found a lip scrub to make with it and I might try that out this weekend! I haven’t tried cooking with it yet either, but I found some recipes on Pinterest that I might play with soon.

3. Mario Wii U 3D –   This game is so much fun!!! Chris and I have been playing it on our Wii U and seriously, I love it! You can play at the same time and work together as a team to get through each level. You get to choose your character, Chris is usually Mario and I am usually Peach. The graphics are great for a Mario game and what can be better than an acorn that turns you into a freaking cat!

All around winning if you ask me!

4.Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince – I know I am about 10 years late aboard the Harry Potter train, but my goodness! I just finished the 6th book at lunch yesterday and am speechless. So much happened in this book! I wont say anymore incase anyone else has climbed out from under a rock recently and hasn’t read the books or seen the movies either! I used to be one of the nay-sayers and always dissed the books and movies and called it lame. I was wrong. So very, very wrong!

5. I don’t have a food processor, but I really want to get one. What do you guys recommend? There are so many brands and options out there and I honestly get overwhelmed when trying to decide! I don’t want to spend a fortune, but I want something that works great and will last so quality is more important to me than anything!

the Sowell life

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  • Reply SMD @ Life According to Steph January 24, 2014 at 1:31 pm

    I like that food processor in the photo. I’m not sure what brand mine is, I think Kitchenaid? I’m not sure. I don’t use it often but it’s handy for what I do use it for.

    Isn’t the vitamin E body butter the best?

  • Reply kathy @ vodka and soda January 24, 2014 at 3:13 pm

    coconut oil for the win!!!! i love it; i slather it all over my face on the regular. it also helps get rid of my kitosis pilaris (those gross bumps on the back of my arms that plague people with chronic dry skin). thanks for the mention 🙂

    Vodka and Soda

  • Reply Darby Hawley January 24, 2014 at 3:16 pm

    awwww that is so sweet of him to send you such beautiful flowers!
    Happy Friday Nadine!

  • Reply Alecia January 24, 2014 at 3:29 pm

    I have a Cuisinart food processor. Not sure which model, but I love it! Its big enough for everything I need and we have had it 2 and a half years and is still in great shape! I think it is this one here and it looks like its on sale today! Hope that helps! 🙂

  • Reply jackie January 24, 2014 at 4:05 pm

    ahh glad you’re reading harry potter! It’s been awhile since I’ve read the books but I need to go back and re-read them. also the coconut oil can be a little greasy for me, so I’ve just used it as an extra conditioning sorta-mask once a week. after work if i’m not doing anything, i’ll put it all over my face for a few hours and then rinse it off before bed. makes my face feel SO soft.
    — jackie @ jade and oak

  • Reply Kelli January 24, 2014 at 4:24 pm

    It’s NEVER to late to jump on the Hogwarts Express!! I know it was a huge pop culture thing that turned a lot of people off but as a life long avid reader I’m impressed with the story and the writing every single time I read. J.K. Rowling has serious skill!

  • Reply Stephanie January 24, 2014 at 4:51 pm

    I love body butter, I don’t even know how much I go through in the winter – it’s a lot! The flowers are so sweet 🙂

  • Reply Elise @ Cheers Yall January 24, 2014 at 6:12 pm

    Loving those sweet flowers! Bless!!! Perfect colors too 🙂

  • Reply Bri @ My Life As... January 24, 2014 at 7:56 pm

    I love me some Mario! Also, I love love love Harry Potter! I have read the entire series multiple times.

  • Reply Amanda Elizabeth January 24, 2014 at 9:24 pm

    Yeah for just because flowers! So pretty!

  • Reply Amanda January 25, 2014 at 3:16 am

    I loooove coconut oil. You can use it so many different ways! My favorite is as a deep conditioner for my hair.
    Gahhhh! I can’t wait for you to finish the last book!

  • Reply Rachelle January 25, 2014 at 2:08 pm

    Your husband is so sweet to send flowers! He’s a keeper 🙂 for food processors, if you want to make homemade peanut butter, or other things where you process really hard items, you may have to spend a bit more. We have a basic processor and the peanuts totally damaged our blades. Also make sure you buy the right size. Ours is too small and we have to process foods in batches-not fun! Then we end up using our blender! Have a great weekend!

  • Reply Rachel G January 26, 2014 at 2:13 am

    Yay!! Flowers!! Sure, in general I wouldn’t want the husband spending crazy amounts of money on flowers, but one time he sent them to me and I still smile to think of it. Definitely worth the money that time!

  • Reply Lauren January 27, 2014 at 3:37 am

    OMG get yourself on the HP train already, we’ll take you! Better late than never! And so sweet to get flowers just because, especially delivered!

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