Trader Joe's...oops they did it again!

I love you more than any person should.  You are so much more than just a store.  You have the most amazing products all year long, but I am especially fond of you in the fall.  You share my love of all things pumpkin and for that you have my heart.  I'm a huge fan of your pumpkin products:  soup, biscotti, macarons, ice cream, waffles, crackers, pancakes and bread.  I also recently tried your Dark Chocolate Pumpkin Sea Salt Caramels and let me just say perfection! But, your Pumpkin Body Butter has made me so happy this year.  It is thick, but not too thick and super moisturizing.  Plus, it has the added bonus of allowing me to smell my beloved pumpkin all day long! Hopefully, not everyone wants to smell like a pumpkin pie so it doesn't sell out before I can go back to get another tub of it!

The Ferret...Online


You wash your face with what???

For some strange reason, my the topic of skincare has come up several times lately...at work as well as with friends. Most people are surprised to learn I have been using oil to clean my skin. I'm really not "crunchy", but I read about the Oil Cleansing Method online and was intrigued.  I initially tried it with an olive oil and Castor Oil blend, but recently switched to a Castor Oil and Grape Seed Oil blend and think I like it better. I mix it up in advance and keep it in a Squeeze Bottle and it lasts for a while. I don't think I'm following it down to the letter, but I love what I'm doing.  I basically heat up my water while rubbing the oil all over my face.  I then take a washcloth and run it under the hot water and put it on my face until it cools down.  I wipe off the residue with the same washcloth and go on about my merry way...it is so awesome and feels like a mini facial when I'm done.

P.S.  If you want to do it the "right" way or get tips about other oil combinations, be sure to check out the post I originally referenced.


Popcorn on my lips?

I'm really enjoying Rimmel's 3D gloss - especially Popcorn for 2.  I picked it up one night when I was looking for a neutral gloss and have been very pleased with it.  It is a nice light peach that doesn't look "peachy" on my lips.  I'm not really a peach kind of girl, so that is a good thing.  Anyway, the reason I know it is a good color is both my mom and sister commented on it.  When I'm wearing a pale gloss, they usually tell me I need something a little darker or brighter.  Success! I'm almost out of my first tube...better run out and get another asap!


Who doesn't love a chopped salad?

 I kind of have a love affair with all OXO products.  There have been a few misses over the years, but for the most part, I love everything they produce.  My latest obsession is the  Salad Chopper and Bowl.  I recently came to terms with the fact that I am not a foodie and could do eat the same thing every day.  I mix it up every once in a while, but I eat a big salad every night for dinner.  So, you'll understand I'm not being dramatic when I say my chopper has been life changing.  It is super easy to use and even easier to clean.  


For the girlie girl

Over the years I have bought some cute things for my nephews.  My sister had a girl almost three years ago and I discovered how much more cute stuff there is out there for girls than boys.  So, I have loved finding cute things for little girls.  I have now officially found the cutest thing ever...my niece looks so cute in these Hello Kitty pajamas.  I wish she had a pair to wear every day! Seriously adorable!


For your viewing pleasure

I am devoting this post to the special place that is Wal-Mart.  I'm a Target girl myself, but if I haven't showered all day in a few days or am wearing something between exercise clothes and pajamas...Wal-Mart it is.  I have found great things at Wal-Mart - especially stuff for my niece and nephews.  A girl I work with picked up a super cute dress that is totally "work appropriate".  The store itself seems to have gotten more clean over the years, but the parking lot has stayed the same.  I haven't been to every Wal-Mart in the country, but I have been to my fair share in my 42 years and the parking lot is always the same.  The cars aren't parked straight, there are carts in open parking places and you can't find a spot near the door.  I know! You are supposed to park far away to get hidden exercise, but you might get run over if you have to walk too far in the Wal-Mart lot.  But, I digress.

The best Wal-Mart activity is people watching.  Everyone knows this.  If I go too long without getting to the store, I love to check out the People of Walmart site.  It is truly amazing.  Go there right away if you haven't ever visited the site.

I recently came across a link with 31 Products You Won’t Believe You Can Actually Buy At Walmart.  Not only is it comedic gold, but I have found more things to add to my sister can take to her next White Elephant party.

While I'm talking about Wal-Mart...did you know they have a special cheer? I learned this from my friend Jenny years ago...I'm sorry you can't see her do it, but these guys do a nice job with it.


Summer Sips

I'm not entirely sure how I feel about this sunscreen flask.  If you're using it at the pool, it seems lame, but kind of brilliant if you're taking it to a baseball game.  It certainly would have been easier than what we used to do to smuggle booze into games in college.