Sunday, May 29, 2016

Summer Finds and Favorites

 Melli Mello

Melli Mello by Lenox

Summer is here in South Texas.

This past week the temperature was in the 90’s and according to the weather man.

it felt like106.

It is still May.

Just think about that for a moment.

And so my thoughts have been about all things summer and a few things I currently love.

*the Melli Mello Eliza Stripe Collection by Lenox, (shown above and below) exclusively at Macy’s

I wouldn’t know about this fabulous dinnerware pattern if not for a wonderful Texas blogger, Tikaa of the blog

Totally Tikaa.

Her instagram page took me down a rabbit hole for hours.


This Cinco de Mayo tablescape made my jaw drop.

Visit Tikaa at Totally Tikaa at her instagram account as well as her blog.

Her jewelry collection is phenomenal.

And if your sleep patterns have been a little off lately,

you must try these two products .

Lavender Chamomile Body Cream

Lavender Chamomile Pillow Mist - Aromatherapy - Bath & Body Works

After an evening bath , apply the cream, put on your night gown, and mist your pillow

at bedtime.

A dear friend gave me these as a gift, and they work!

The pillow mist is


If nothing else, your night time routine will be elevated simply from all of that misting !

*Bath and Body Work’s Lavendar Chamomile Pillow Mist and Body Cream

Image result for Skin Illuminating Cleansing Water Quandong & Sweet Orange

And in my ongoing saga to find magical, affordable skincare,

I found this ‘cleansing water’ at TJ Maxx and decided to give

it a try.

Oh my.

I just thought my face was cleansed.

I did not pay the price stated on the web site. Maybe your TJ Maxx has it too.

*Coast to Coast Illuminating Cleansing Water


While writing this post, I drank my new favorite summer soft drink.

How’s this for a flash from the past?

Image result for diet sunkist

How hot is it where you live?



Simply LKJ said...

Those plates are gorgeous. Hot here too! August is going to be brutal. Love the B&BW sleep products. They have a stress one my youngest loves.

Linda said...

Love those plates and the table, hot, hot here in western NY it has been in the 90's usually doesn't get this hot until late July-August. I guess this summer will be different.

I use those sleep products (Chamomile, actually), however, due to the heat (the house is finally cooling off--we don't have central ac only window units, shocking I know) nothing is helping and I use Clinique facial products/makeup, my sil got me hooked. Try to stay cool down there...smiles

Lottie said...

How great is Diet Sunkist!!! Does bring back memories. It is on next weeks grocery list. Thanks!

Stacey said...

I love posts like this! Those plates are beautiful and I'm off to visit Tikaa.

We went to an all day cookout today and I'm melted. It's only in the 80s but the humidity is too. Talk about sweaty!!

Sarah said...

Thank you for introducing us to Tikaa. In love with those dishes. Melli Mello means "a little of this and a little of that" in Frenh. In other words, a hodgepodge. Don't you love it?

Lea @ CiCis Corner said...

You might enjoy using Lavender essential oil with the cream. I began using EO's back in Oct. and I am a believer for sure. I use Vevitar, Juniper Berry and Bergamont for my sleep every night. I use it in a diffuser and then rub it on my feet and wrists. I guess I thought you were interested in knowing this. :o)) Happy Memorial weekend!!

Blondie's Journal said...

We've been okay here. Laura. . as far as temps---70's an 80's. Can't imagine your heat but I'm sure you've adjusted. Mny don't understand why I love snow!!

Beautiful pierces!! Good for you!

I'm going to check out these products. Sleep is big problem for me. Products at these stores are hard to find a second time but you can usually find a website on the bottle. Thanks!


Carol @Comfort Spring Station said...

What beautiful china - it is already summer here and has been in the 90's for weeks. Have a great summer!

Manu said...

The table is so colored I do love this way of setting.
Happy summer week

Debra She Who Seeks said...

I like that china pattern too! So festive!

Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

Lovely colorful patterns, they surely make a tabletop fabulous:)
We were hot here too, all day Sunday was spent outside poolside and I was in jeans!

Jeanie said...

A fabulous festive table! Oh, how wonderful!

Nancy's Notes said...

Oh my, I want those plates!! I like everything you like!
Great gifts too, thank you for sharing!

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

What a pretty plate, Laura! Thanks for sharing your other finds with us. I use the lavender vanilla pillow mist...ahhhh!


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