My January Favorites

Wow!!! January flew by.  My kids had 5 days off this month due to their end of semester break  so we decided to spend time in Orlando at Disney and Universal.  Although I was quite sick while we were there, I always have a good time with my family.  We got to spend some true quality time together and that is what counts.  I really want to enjoy these next couple years with my kids as they will be going to college soon.  Luckily none of our flights were not cancelled or delayed due to Juno.  Normally, I would say DON”T fly with the Elys because we have such bad luck in the travel department, but this time we made it home pretty uneventful.  That never happens to us.

My Favorite make up this month was my carry on travel supplies.  I had to take compact things that had multiple purposes.  When I travel I don’t like to take, but one make up bag.  This was the perfect time to use my Naked Basics palette again.  It has most definitely come back into my life and planted itself right in front of me,  I love when you have a gem and you pull it back out and you remember why you loved it in the first place.

My favorite skin care for this month is Kiehl’s Creme D’Elegance Repairateur I have the world’s worst dry skin.  I even have dry eyes.  This cream is not greasy, but works, quickly to get in the layers to correct your dry skin.  I have eczema and have tried every product out there (trust me).  I really believe in this product.  Plus I’m very sensitive to scents. They can immediately send me into a tailspin migraine.  So the smell doesn’t bother me at all.

My favorite book this month is Make it Happen, by Lara Casey.  It is such a great, easy read. If you are looking for a spiritual pick me up or just an, “It’s a new year and I’m getting my life back on track” book, then stop what you’re doing and get this one.  Lara writes about her own experiences about not feeling good enough. She discusses her divorce, anorexia, and leaving college to get better. This book is perfect for those looking to become a christian, to pull yourself out of that rut, and get you doing the things that are holding you back.  It is a hands on book.  You are asked to reflect and DO THE WORK.  You can’t keep doing the same things and expect to get different results.

For working out this month, my favorite equipment is the Fit Bit.  My parents gave it to me for Christmas.  You guys that follow me know I have insomnia.  This thing even tracks your sleep or lack of it.  It is very simple to set up and you don’t have to do anything after it is activated. It will give you a weekly update on all your data.  The other thing I’m loving are my Beats head phones.  My husband got me a pair for Christmas.  It is so much easier to run with earphones that aren’t constantly falling out of your ear.

My favorite site this month is  It is this amazing site that has tons of pictures of gorgeous homes to give you inspiration and ideas.  You can create idea books and save the pictures you think are unique to you.  You can also ask questions to the designers of that particular project.  I have done this before and they helped me locate an ottoman I had been looking for. If you are into home decor you NEED this site.  You can get this on your phone too.

I want to give a shout out to Emily Ley who had her twins a couple days ago. She is a really sweet lady that has an amazing instagram feed.  She makes you want to know her through her pictures and honesty.  Go check her out and see those gorgeous babies @emilyley.

Yours Truly,


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