Secret socks

I visited my sister at work yesterday and her friend Pam told me about Blue Q socks.  And...they are pretty awesome.  The messages are hilarious and say exactly what you are thinking some of the time, but may not say out loud.  Unless you are my sister or me.  If you, unlike us, actually have a filter, these socks are perfect for you.  It is kind of like a secret joke between you and your shoes.  A small portion goes to Doctors Without Borders too...bonus!



Read my Taylor Swift post from a few weeks ago and then watch this video from Saturday Night Live.  Love it!


Funny name...great product

 So...I was visiting my friend Pauline this week-end and she asked me if I owned a Veggetti.  "I think that is a personal question," I replied to her.  Cue 12 year old boy sounding giggles.  She then showed it to me - it is a vegetable slicer for making carb-free pasta.  What does that really mean? It means you can take a zucchini and throw it in the Vegetti and voila! You have zucchini pasta.  We tried it out and it works well.  You won't fool yourself into thinking it is pasta, but the end product is pretty good and gives you something pasta doesn't give you (unless you under cook it)...a nice subtle crunch! 


Why oh why?

Gnome shoes and more gnome shoes.  Did you know that was a thing? Neither did I.  My friend Lydia found these and others at ModCloth.  It is a great site - lots of fun things.   I'm not sure who wears these shoes, but check them out for a little entertainment.  


I shook it off, Taylor

I try not to like Taylor Swift.  I really do.  My dear friend Nicole and her sweet brother took Nicole's daughter to her concert a few years ago and I thought I couldn't imagine anything worse and didn't understand how she was able to convince Marc to go with her.  Even knowing how much he adores his niece.  Her "I'm so surprised I won" act annoys me as does her "dancing like she's at a rock concert" at every awards show.  Having said that, I kind of admire her for just getting up and rocking out no matter where she is.  I'm not familiar with her entire catalog, but the bubblegum-y tunes I do know are pretty catchy.  It used to annoy me, but I am starting to find it humorous how much she writes about her bad relationships.  I saw a clip of her giving advice to the contestants on The Voice next week and thought she a.) gave good advice and b.) was kind of funny.  So...I guess what I'm saying I think I kind of like her.  


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.