August 9

4 Faves – Friends Version 7.0

 

August’s 4 Faves all come from my friends.  Check out what they like.

My friends, Sherry and Julie, share their favorite things this week.  The first three are Sherry’s favorites and the last one is Julie’s favorite.

Urban Decay Eyeshadow

Sherry is a big fan of Urban Decay cosmetics, but the eyeshadows are a particular favorite.  Why?  They’re richly pigmented, smooth to the touch and easy to blend.  Eyeshadow perfection in Sherry’s book.

Hanes Underwear

In Sherry’s words, “They come in all kinds of styles, they’re cheap and they don’t ride up.”  What more could you want from a pair of underpants?

The Yum Yum Shoppe

Inexpensive, quality products…that’s what Sherry likes about The Yum Yum Shoppe.  Two of her favorites are the Pretty Skin Facial Serum and the Lemon Drop Cocoa Butter Sugar Scrub.

Keurig Brewing System

Julie suggested this, but I should have stolen it because we both LOVE the Keurig.  Keurig Brewing Systems brew a perfect cup of coffee, tea or hot chocolate.  K-Cups come in over 200 varieties…now that’s a perfect cup.

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August 2

4 Faves – Friends Version 6.0

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August’s 4 Faves all come from my friends.  Check out what they like.

Annie

The first 3 faves come from my friend, Susan.  She’s the “mom” of Annie.  Anyone who’s the mom of a girl as sweet as Annie has to be smart, right?

 Febreze® NOTICEables™

Susan says, “No dog smells at my house!”  Who can resist that.  I picked up one of the Febreze® NOTICEablesâ„¢ and like it.  I love plug-ins because you always have a fresh scent.  You can set the warmer on a low or high setting and it alternates throughout the day between two complimentary fragrances.

Burt’s Bees® Lip Balm

Susan says, “They’re all great, but I love the medicated one.”  Burt’s Bees® Lip Balm is also a favorite of Carrie’s, author of Tales and Tails AND several other of my friends.  They have great variety, so something for everyone.

 

Keen® Footwear

Susan says, “Amazing support and sporty cute.”  Susan particularly recommends the Waterfront styles.

Fleet Foxes

My friend, Amy, recommended a musical favorite.  Fleet Foxes is a folk band formed in Seattle, Washington.  Hop over to their website to listen to some of their music.

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July 26

4 Faves – Version 24.0

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SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT

The month of August will be “4 Faves – Friends Version.”  What are your favorite things?  Tell me about them during the month of July and one (or more) of your picks may be chosen as a “favorite” in August.  You can let me know what you like in one of three ways…post a comment, email me (whatremainsnow@gmail.com), or let me know on the What Remains Now Facebook page (either by commenting or writing on my wall).  Tell me what the item is and why you like it.  Want to see what 4 Faves – Friends Version looks like?  Check out this post from May.

Bath & Body Works® Liquid Soap

This is a favorite because it comes in three formulas (Foaming, Deep Cleansing or Moisturizing) and more scents than you can shake a stick at.

History Detectives

This is one of my favorite shows on PBS.  Each hour-long episode of History Detectives looks at three investigations of the history behind an object from someone’s home or town.  You get to follow the “history detective’s” journey and process, discover what the object means historically, and learn how that history played a part in shaping America.  Fascinating!

CorningWare®

Beautiful, functional (oven, microwave, refrigerator, freezer) and easy to clean.  It’s a kitchen staple, especially for those of us that don’t care to be in the kitchen.  The 9″ baker in the picture is from the new etchâ„¢ line.

The Speedy Plate

The Speedy Plate cleans silver, gold and precious stones simply by dipping an item in the hot water solution and touching the metal plate.  Here’s what you do:  Gather the pieces to be cleaned, lay the metal plate flat in the glass or plastic container, add 1 quart of hot water along with 1 Tablespoon of the activator, and you’re ready to get cleaning.  You can duplicate this process with aluminum foil and washing soda, but I like this neat little set.

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July 19

4 Faves – Version 23.0

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SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT

The month of August will be “4 Faves – Friends Version.”  What are your favorite things?  Tell me about them during the month of July and one (or more) of your picks may be chosen as a “favorite” in August.  You can let me know what you like in one of three ways…post a comment, email me (whatremainsnow@gmail.com), or let me know on the What Remains Now Facebook page (either by commenting or writing on my wall).  Tell me what the item is and why you like it.  Want to see what 4 Faves – Friends Version looks like?  Check out this post from May.

 Arrow Watering Can

Every year, I purchase a new watering can in search for one I like.  I found it!  I like the Arrow watering can because it’s completely open, so it’s easy to fill and easy to wipe out.  The only caution…since the spout is also open, be careful when you’re watering, because if you water too fast, you’ll get overflow.

Celebrating Greyhounds Magazine

If you love Greyhounds, you’ll love this magazine.  Celebrating Greyhounds is a quarterly magazine devoted to Greyhound adopters, owners and friends.  You can see and feel the high quality of this magazine.  The articles cover a wide variety of topics and interests…health issues, lifestyle, history, humor, adoption information for individuals and groups, human interest stories…everything Greyhound.

eos Lip Balm

I love this lip balm’s container.  It is perfect for sitting next to your computer at home or work or on your nightstand.  Because of its shape, it doesn’t tip over as easy as a tube.  It’s so unique!  Oh, and the lip balm is really nice too.

Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups

This is my Number #1 favorite candy.

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July 12

4 Faves – Freedom & Casper Version 1.0

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When I did my first “4 Faves – Friends Version,” Bunny, from Tales and Tails, suggested that Freedom and Casper should do their 4 Faves.  I thought that was a great idea, and when I told Freedom and Casper, they were very excited and said they could even agree on their 4 favorite things.  I should have suspected something was amiss.  Well, I can’t go back on my promise so here they are, Freedom and Casper’s 4 Faves (descriptions provided by Freedom and Casper).

Butts

Best way to get to know someone new or make sure an old friend is really who they say they are.  Butts don’t lie.

Beds

2 Greyhounds + 10 Beds = Not Enough Beds!  You can never have too many of these things.  We like them best all over the house.  We’re both “fluffers,” so we prefer a bed that lends itself to fluffing.

Toys

Like beds, you can never have too many of these.  Also like the beds, we like them best all over the house.  We feel it makes our mommy feel less sad about her daughter being grown-up if we make it look like she’s living with a couple toddlers.  See that basket way down at the bottom of the picture?  That was suppose to hold all our toys…yeah, right!

Freedom’s favorite hedgehog.  It’s even grosser than it looks.

Daddy & Mommy (Pssst…aka our slaves)

Don’t let their looks fool you.  The friendly looking one on the left can pose a few problems because she gets ideas that she’s in charge of us.  The mean looking one on the right…total slave…does EVERYTHING we want.

Casper’s Nightly Massage

Lovin’ On Freedom

Alright then…that’s Freedom and Casper’s 4 favorite things.  Next time, I’m going to add a few stipulations.

SEE, we told you she’s the bossy one!

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT

The month of August will be “4 Faves – Friends Version.”  What are your favorite things?  Tell me about them during the month of July and one (or more) of your picks may be chosen as a “favorite” in August.  You can let me know what you like in one of three ways…post a comment, email me (whatremainsnow@gmail.com), or let me know on the What Remains Now Facebook page (either by commenting or writing on my wall).  Tell me what the item is and why you like it.  Want to see what “4 Faves – Friends Version” looks like?  Check out this post from May.

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July 5

4 Faves – Version 22.0

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Crest Neat Squeeze Dispenser

It’s not so much the toothpaste that I’m in love with, it’s the dispenser.  It sits nicely on the counter and stays neat and tidy.

Hope’s Perfect Glass

I mentioned how much I like Hope’s Perfect Stainless in 4 Faves – Version 3.0.  Hope’s Perfect Glass is just as good.

Wiggles Wags & Whiskers Freedom No-Pull Harness

I’ve enjoyed using the Freedom No-Pull Harness on my walks with Freedom and Casper.  It allows me to maintain control without choking them.  I purchased our harnesses from 2 Hounds Design.

Yankee Candle

I love candles…quality candles.  Yankee Candle is a quality candle.  Lovely scents (something for everyone), exceptional fragrance throw (how the fragrance disperses through the air), and clean burn.  I prefer the large jars.

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT

The month of August will be “4 Faves – Friends Version.”  What are your favorite things?  Tell me about them during the month of July and one (or more) of your picks may be chosen as a “favorite” in August.  You can let me know what you like in one of three ways…post a comment, email me (whatremainsnow@gmail.com), or let me know on the What Remains Now Facebook page (either by commenting or writing on my wall).  Tell me what the item is and why you like it.  Want to see what “4 Faves – Friends Version” looks like?  Check out this post from May.

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June 28

4 Faves – Version 21.0

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Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunblock

I like the “Dry-Touch” aspect of this sunblock.  When you apply it, it feels like…nothing.  It comes in a variety of SPFs, so you can choose what’s right for your situation and activity level.

Soma Vanishing Edge Panties

If you don’t do thongs or feel like wearing Spanx, these are a great alternative for lessening panty lines.  They’re made of a lightweight microfiber and have strips of silicone at the leg openings to hold them in place on your backside.  They come in 5 different styles, so you can stick with the type of panty you prefer.

Modern Dog Magazine

My friend, Amy, introduced me to Modern Dog, a quarterly magazine that is “the lifestyle magazine for modern dogs and their companions.”  You’ll find great articles and all types of new and fun things to buy (or dream of buying) for your pampered pooch.

Ten Thousand Villages

Ten Thousand Villages is a Fair Trade retailer whose mission is “To create opportunities for artisans in developing countries to earn income by bringing their products and stories to our markets through long-term fair trading relationships.”  I love not only the unique, handcrafted items (and there is something for everyone), but also the stories of the artisans and businesses that create them…like Dominion Traders of Pakistan who made my beautiful onyx lamp.


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June 21

4 Faves – Version 20.0

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Booda Butter Lip Balm

Booda Butter has the smooth, creamy, not sticky feel that I love in a lip balm.  It’s also certified vegan…if you’re a vegan.

Diet Coke

Everyone has a favorite soft drink…this is mine.

Pretty Plant Supports

These pretty round plant supports are from Glamos Wire Products, their Colorful Series.  Why have plain wire when you could have red, green, yellow, orange, blue or purple?

Hangaway Collapsible Drying Rack

This is a handy item to own.  I use it to hang clothes to dry, but you can use it for guests, storage, by the pool, anytime you need a hanging rack.  When you’re not using it, it folds up.

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June 14

4 Faves – Version 19.0

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Bonjour Poupette!

I love whimsical things.  Imagine how delighted I was when I found Bonjour Poupette! In addition to her magical creations, Sofie has a wonderful blog where you can further explore the world of this poupettiste (poupette maker).  Particularly fascinating to me, the Poupette du Jour Project.  In November 2010, Sofie challenged herself to create one poupette a day for a year!  I am the proud owner of Honey Duster. He came beautifully packaged with a sweet thank you note.  Sofie makes the whole experience of purchasing, receiving and own her creations, magical.


PBS

PBS was launched in October 1970, so I didn’t grow up with PBS.  I came to love PBS as an adult.  You can find shows, series and educational programming on PBS that you can’t find anywhere else.  I particularly like some of the local programming our PBS station offers.  If you haven’t looked at PBS recently, reacquaint yourself with this American treasure.


Bounty

I know that ever since I featured my favorite toilet tissue on 4 Faves, everyone has been waiting to see what my favorite paper towel is.  The wait is over…it’s Bounty.  Imagine my surprise when I opened my current paper towel roll.  Is that a greyhound I see?  Now it’s really my favorite.

Strap Perfect

This is a nice thing to have in your undergarment arsenal.  I bought this because I purchased a tank top with racer-back styling, and I didn’t own a racer-back bra.  They are also nice to keep your bra straps from falling down or if you want to get a little more life out of an old bra that is losing its support.  I was also able to put it on by myself.

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June 7

4 Faves – Version 18.0

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Merriam-Webster Online

Merriam-Webster Online offers both a dictionary and a thesaurus.  There is an “unabridged” option available for a fee, but I find that most of the simple words I want to look up are available through the “free” option.  The cost of “free” is ads.  One of my favorite things about Merriam-Webster Online is the “pronunciation” feature.  Ever wonder how to pronounce “pince-nez?”  Type “pince-nez” in the Search box.  When the definition appears, you’ll see a speaker icon next to the word.  Click on that icon, and you’ll hear the word pronounced.  Another favorite of mine are the “Ask the Editor” videos.  Think you know the plural of octopus?  Check out this video.

Static Guard

This is an item that is best to have on hand, because you never know when static will strike.

Smart Ass the board game

This is a fun trivia game.  There are 3 categories: Who am I? What am I? and Where am I?  Each category card has 10 clues.  As soon as you know the answer, shout it out!  If you’re right, you get to move.  If you’re wrong, you’re done and the other players have a chance (right away or after listening to more clues).

Palmolive Ultra soft touch

I like fancy schmancy dish soap because I like the fancy schmancy smell; but sometimes I run out and don’t feel like driving to the fancy schmancy dish soap store.  This is a really nice alternative for me.

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