Friday Feels – Random Favorites As Of Late

Welcome to another Friday Feels where I share what I’m “feeling” this week. This post contains affiliate links.

My brain has been in full Christmas crazy mode for a while now, so in the spirit of crazy, I’ve got old fashioned random Friday Feels for you!

First up, a few things that I got in my Winter FabFitFun box (I’m a FabFitFun partner) that have become part of my regular rotation. I love everything in the box which I shared on instagram, but these are my top 2 favorites.

The Thrive highlight pencil. This little stick makes you look instantly more awake and it’s so easy to use. You just apply it in the corner of your eyes, under your brow or anywhere you need a little highlight. It’s not glittery or obnoxious, it’s just a subtle glow that makes you look like you had a good night’s sleep.

thrive highlight stick

This jade roller is amazing too. I have seen a lot of bloggers using these and I was pretty skeptical, but I really like it! I use it at night after I put my night serum and moisturizer on. It’s supposed to reduce puffiness and increase circulation. Bonus – it is super relaxing. My son has actually been coming into my room at night asking me to roll his sweet little face before bed because he finds it relaxing too.

A jade roller

The price of the jade roller is actually more than the FabFitFun box, so if you are going to buy one, I recommend grabbing the box as it’s packed with fun goodies. You can use the code LILYPAD for $10 off your first box.

grey cable knit sweater


Switching gears to clothes, I bought this sweater from American Eagle on Cyber Monday, and I have been wearing them nonstop. I say them because I grabbed it in two colors – grey and red, it’s my new fave! It’s under $30 right now so grab yourself one (or two) if you are looking for a cozy staple for your winter closet. The red is so festive for Christmas.

red cable knit sweater

sweater jeansshoesearrings

Also, if you live up north like me and need really warm waterproof yet cute boots, you need these in your life. You know I have shared my love of Sorels in the past, so a 2nd pair was inevitable. I have had my current pair for 3 years, and they are still in perfect shape. I wanted to get a shorter pair (for when the snow is under a foot), and I recently picked up these cuties. I’m keeping my other ones (see them here) for playing outside with my kids, shoveling the sidewalk, etc. but these are perfect for running errands when it’s snowy.

A pair of shoes

If you have a Trader Joes near you, run and buy the Dark Chocolate covered star cookies. My kids snuck them into the cart last week and I have been eating them non-stop…so maybe don’t buy them if you don’t want to eat the whole box. I think these are so cute to add to a desert platter for holiday entertaining.

A close up of a box of cookies

While you’re there, pick up this fig goat cheese log to add to your cheese plate – it’s so good and all the work is already done for you! Just add crackers and look fancy.

goat cheese log

I mentioned in this post here how we teach our kids about giving (saving and responsible spending are in there too), and this year we are using the money they saved from their allowance all year to buy gifts from the World Vision Gift Catalog. So far they are arguing over whether to buy chickens or goats (in the true giving spirit those two!), but I’m sure we will decide on something soon and they always feel great about being able to help others.

crazy rich asians

Ok last up, if you are traveling for Christmas and need a few fun reads to keep you company – I just read all 3 Crazy Rich Asian books by Kevin Kwan after I dragged the Mr. to the movie a few weeks ago (it was so fun and we both loved it!). They were great beach reads on our Costa Rica trip (which I plan on blogging about in the new year, for those of you who have been asking) if you are looking for something entertaining to read.

Happy weekend!

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  1. Sweaters are so cute! And I agree, love that Thrive highlighter- can’t believe the difference it makes! Another great Friday Feels!! ?

  2. AE also has code HollyJolly for additional 10% off! And I grew up in York, PA where Stauffers (who make the best animal crackers!) made the chocolate star cookies. They made them in dark and milk chocolate (I loved the dark – not too sweet!) and at Easter, they made them in a bunny shape. Alas, I no longer live in York, and it’s getting harder to find the Stauffers stars, even for family members who still live in York. But my understanding is that Stauffers is making the stars for Trader Joe’s – my daughter has tried them and she thinks they taste exactly the same. Unfortunately, I get violently ill if I eat gluten and some FODMAPs, so I haven’t been able to confirm.

    1. Hi Kelly

      Your fashion outfits are very cute. I love the flats you are showing with the outfits. Where did you find the shoes. Thanks for sharing I always love reading your blogs.

      1. Hey Lisa, just click on the word “shoes” that is in bold right beneath the outfit they are all linked and will take you right to the page where you can buy them :) Thanks!

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