Friday, July 20, 2018

Lea's Favorites

And, it's Friday again!  Can you believe that it is almost the end of July and, not sure about where you live, but here school will be starting in about 3 weeks.  Oh, my, what ever happened to the days of school starting after Labor Day.  I mean, I truly do not get it, but, the powers that be did not ask my opinion or seek my advice, so everyone has to deal with it.  But, I still think it's crazy!  But, it's time to share a few of my favorites and forget about how quickly time is slipping by. 

This little hands free can opener by Farberware is handy dandy.  I have had other hands free openers but this is the best one thus far.  Mainly because it's easy to attach and get started.  I had one that aggravated the "daylites" out of me trying to get it going.  The great part about this is that, once the can is open, the lid is safe to handle.  One thing I do not like is that it does not stop automatically, you have to pay attention and when the lid has been opened, you have to turn the opener off.  That's a bit aggravating.  Perhaps  this is more of a review than a favorite. ~smile~

Dove Body Polish Crushed Macadamia and Rice Milk, pack of 1

I've never been much on exfoliating creams or soaps.  But, I saw this recently and decided to give it a whirl.  I really like it and especially to use on my legs before I put my tanning cream on.  It leaves your skin very smooth and does away with any dry areas you might have.  And, I love the smell!  I'm using it a couple of times a week.

Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Half-Caff Keurig Single-Serve K-Cup Pods, Medium Roast Coffee, 24 Count

You likely already know about this but, in case you do not, you need to.  I have been using this Half-Caff pod ever since it came out which was probably at least 3 years ago.  I started using it because my bladder doesn't like the full strength.  In fact, it would probably prefer I do without any caffeine
but I LOVE my early morning caffeine kick and this satisfies my need.  I've even found it in the Hazelnut flavor but it's real hard to find.

This is my newest favorite, an Echo Show.  I have had the Echo Dots for a couple of years and have thoroughly enjoyed them.  So, when I saw this and it was on big time sale during the Amazon Prime Sale earlier this week.  I got it for $100 off.  It has exceptional sound for something so small.  It's about 7" X 7".  I like having the screen and I have connected my contacts and calendar to it and that opens all kinds of possibilities for her use. What will they come up with next?

I had the arrangement outside our backdoor (that goes into the garage) redone this week.  It was all greenery before and I wanted color added to it.  I think it is so happy and cheery looking now. For the most part it's just Hubby and me that sees it, but, that's okay, we'll sure enjoy it.  For locals... Andrea at The Flower Tree did this arrangement.   And, yes, it's definitely a favorite! In case this picture is confusing, this is two pictures, a close up of the arrangement and then showing where it hangs in relation to the back door. 

I've been looking for "just" the right coffee table for  this gathering area in our home.  I've had 2 others and they just were not "right."  A couple of months ago I found this one that is an antique and made out of mahogany.  I know that coffee tables are not all that popular anymore but I really needed one in this room so folks sitting on the sofa would have somewhere to sit their drinks.  And, I think it is a beautiful decorative piece.  I bought it from a gal that has a store room of all kinds of old furniture and she refinished it for me. And I had her chalk paint the frame underneath the top to match the blue grey color in the rug.  I love the mix of chalk paint with the beautiful stained wood and it's a favorite for sure.  For locals - This came from The Cotton Bale and Bianka refinished and chalk painted it for me.

Have a great weekend !


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 love that Dove exfoliating polish, too! Such a great deal for the price! I'm not ready for school to start, but I AM ready for Fall! Bring on the cooler temps!

  2. My sister just got us an Echo Show too and the kids love that we can drop in on her whenever they want :)

  3. The Echo Show is new to me but interesting. You didn't mention, but what tanning cream do you prefer? I've had trouble finding the right one for me. Love the arrangement. The topic of coffee tables has come up frequently here. Love what you did to yours. I'm still trying to decide if I want a different one or not.

  4. I never understood why they started going back to school before labor day. I love the items you shared. I love a coffee table, I don't think I would ever be without one. I like what you got. Also the flowers look great.

  5. You can find the Hazelnut here:

  6. I love the Dove too! Man, I’m glad I checked in, why was I thinking you were on a bloggy break til next week? I still love a coffee table and yours turned out great! Happy weekend pretty Lea!

  7. Love that coffee table! Thanks for the tips on the other items, I trust your reviews! Enjoy your day dear friend, HUGS!

  8. I don't ever really care about what is in style according to the "who-evers" out there...I love a coffee table and this one is just gorgeous!


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