Things I'm Loving at the Moment and a Winner!

Just a few random tidbits I've stumbled upon recently and wanted to share with you.

Clever Artwork
I loved this post on inexpensive artwork.  I thought it was so hip and trendy.  I can do trendy when it's inexpensive!  She even created two free downloads of the pieces she created for you to use.

Compressed Paper Countertops
I'm not sure where I've been, but I just discovered a new(to me) material for countertops - compressed paper.  Who knew?  From what I've researched, this product began to emerge in late 2007, and it is truly an eco-friendly alternative that is surprisingly durable.

  To get all the details, click here.  Since I'm late to the party, I would love to hear from any of you who have actually used this product in your home or sourced it for a client.  

A Daily Outfit
Just in time for Fall . . . 

I adore this site.  There is a daily outfit idea and then a category for each season.  You have to check out the "Fall Outfits."  If you're in need of a little inspiration, this is a great place to start.

The Towel Brush

My daughter is still of an age where she showers at night and we allow her hair to air dry.  I know the days of morning primping are fast approaching.  But until then, this brush is a fabulous solution.  With a quick pull through, her hair is on it's way to dry.  No more drips on pjs with this little tool.  Works like a charm.


Here's a close up - it's basically little towels all over your head!

Camera Ready BB Cream

I saw this advertised and was very skeptical.  Many of you know my philosophy on makeup is to keep it light and simple.  I mainly use a tinted moisturizer and no base.  But when I saw this product which is basically a tinted primer, I was curious.  It is a bit thicker than a tinted moisturizer when you first begin to apply it.  But then, it goes on in such a thin, airy coat and gives just enough coverage, and it does not sink down into the little wrinkles.  The added bonus is that it has an SPF of 35.  Love it!

Now for the Giveaway!   The winner of the $50 Novica gift certificate is Liz who wrote, "I'm a basket lover so many of the handmade baskets would do." Congratulations, Liz!  
I hope everyone has a fabulous weekend.  See you Monday. M.


  1. So much great information here...a towel brush and compressed paper countertops..who knew!! Good to know and I also like a tinted moisturizer so am going to give the camera ready BB cream a try...sounds like a product I would love.

  2. I'm checking out that brush today. My daughter always goes to bed with soaked jammies!

  3. Very cool things! I am definitely checking out that SmashBox product next time I am at the mall!
    Joanne @ Homestyling101

  4. Love the towel brush and the fall outfits!!! Thanks for the wonderful ideas, Mandi!

  5. Love that towel brush idea and that gray/black outfit is gorgeous!

  6. Wow, pressed paper counter tops, I had know idea! Love the outfits you put together.

  7. That towel brush is soooo cool! After years of "managing" my naturally curly hair, I've finally gotten the product cocktail down so that I can allow it to air dry and still look halfway decent. I've got to try this brush now!

  8. Great recommendation on the brush - i'll have to keep that in mind for when my little one gets older. And those outfits are killing me! That first one is really cool and just my style too - a little bit sporty and a little bit chic. Thanks for sharing those. And I've used the Smashbox photo clear gel and really love that too - I'll have to check this other one out. Hope you had a great weekend.

  9. Going to check out Fall Outfits right now!

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