Friday, November 24, 2017

Lea's Favorites

Well, I imagine some of you are at the Black Friday sales or have been to them.  I have never done the whole BF deal.  But, Hubby and I did join our son at Wal-Mart last evening to assist him in grabbing a few items.  We got there around 5:15 and the sale, was supposedly to start at 6:00.  We were each by a different item and they let us start grabbing at 5:45.  We got everything we went in for and were checked out and on our way home by 6:10.  Not bad and I have now had "the experience." Brandon and our DIL usually do this together but since she and the girls are in Oklahoma with our daughter we decided we would go and assist him. ~I think he was really glad~

 Now, for a few of my favorites...........

In the winter when I make stews, chili, soups and gumbo, I make a whole lot of cornbread.  Now, if you have been hanging around here for very long, you know I love "quick, easy and good" food.  Well, this cornbread mix qualifies.  It says just add water, but I add an egg and milk and I don't think you can't tell the difference in it and made from scratch.

For some reason I'm thinking I may have already shared this with you but if so, it bears repeating.  I LOVE pepperoni and I promise you, this turkey version is every bit as good as the real deal.  I'm not kidding!  I often eat a stack of pepperoni's, a couple slices of cheddar cheese and some crackers for lunch.  And, I also put a slice of cheddar cheese on a piece of bread and place pepperoni's on top, run it under the broiler and chow down.  And, this is so much better for you with a lot less calories.  So, if you haven't tried it and you like pepperoni, then give it a try.

If you have not heard about the Rodan and Fields Lash Boost then let me tell you, it's AMAZING! I have always had average lashes and they look fairly good by the time I get them coated up with mascara.  But, I've always wanted them to be longer.  I started using this in May and by July I couldn't believe the results.  I have the longest lashes and they are thicker as well.  By the time I get mascara on them they are pretty impressive looking and I've had several folks ask me if they are extensions.  It is fairly expensive but I'm still using the same tube I bought in May and I imagine there's still enough in it to last another month or more.  

Okay ladies, if you do not know about SOMA pajama's and lounge wear then you are missing out.  I think what I wear is called pajama's but I use it as lounge wear. They are so comfortable, and wash like a dream and last and last and last.  And, today it's buy one, get one 50% off, so if you are needing a nice gift for a woman in your life, I highly recommend these.

I have had the WAZE app on my IPhone and IPad for quite some time but had never really used it until our recent trip to Memphis.  Several folks had highly recommended it and now I'm one of those folks.  We had always used MAPS and it has gotten so "squirrely" in recent months that it wasn't even dependable. So, we were using Google Maps and it is good too but WAZE is so cool.  It gives  far more information that just navigation.  It alerts you to police, road construction and even stranded cars on the side of the road.  It's sort of scary that it knows so much but it's very handy and a great navigation system.  If you have never tried it, you should.

Okay, that's my favorites for today.  Wishing you and yours a wonderful last weekend of Nov.  I'm off to begin my Christmas decorating.

Lea @ CiCis Corner
Lea @ CiCis Corner

Hi there! My name is Lea. I've been wife to the best Hubby for 44 years....Mom to a son and daughter....CiCi to 4 precious Grans....lover of family and friends....enjoy laughter and a good time....shopper....picture taking maniac....maker of delicious fudge....organizational enthusiast....memory maker....Southern Belle...and most importantly.....a Child of the King! Welcome to my little corner!


  1. I will have to check out the Soma pjs for sure. Waze knows so much because other drivers report those things and you can too. We have used it for our trips for trips,and you know we are on the road a lot. I always either confirm the "hazard" or police, etc. is still there or remove it so it doesn't confuse other drivers, and also report things myself. That's the way it knows to ell the next smart Waze driver what's up ahead. So, now you know. It's also a way to keep the passenger involved. The Walmart trip was a great idea and I can't believe you were in and out so fast.

  2. Oh, I love Rodan and Fields! Their roller is a amazing! I have a some small scars on my cheeks and when I was using the roller it made them practically disappear.

    Anyway, delightful post, my friend :) Wishing you a beautiful day! Hugs

  3. I am all about Hormel Turkey pepperoni and have been for several years. I make mini pizzas from flour tortillas and I like to put the pepperoni on top of the cheese. The regular stuff was SO greasy just laying there on top where the turkey gets crispy! Oh yeah...this is so much better!

  4. We love cornbread in our house! I make it in a cast iron skillet like my daddy does. I believe I'm going to gift myself with some Soma Pajamas! Love great PJ's! Hope you have a wonderful and restful weekend!

  5. Lovely post Lea. We are all looking for longer and fuller lashes. Thanks for the tip. I shall be stalking it. I love a good pepperoni and I am familiar with that brand. The cornbread mix name is new to me. I will look for it. Jiffy is good in a pinch. I adore Soma’s pajamas. My husband bought some for me. Waze is a great app. Have fun decorating Lea.


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