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Tomorrow marks the beginning of spring. We’re enjoying gorgeous weather and I’m making keep, donate, and can’t decide piles. I’m getting better at this. My can’t decide pile is tiny. Turns out, I know what I like (and what I don’t like).  As I take a break from the sorting and cleaning, let me share a few absolute loves. 

  • Have you heard Forever Country yet? Love, love, love! 
  • Holy cow! Have you tried these serums? I used one for tanning last summer. I know, I know.  But I did and the results were amazing! Last winter I suffered from dry, itchy skin. That was new for me. I used their anti-aging serum and the results were immediate. Honestly, I wouldn’t have believed it if I hadn’t experienced it myself. The only thing I don’t care for is the smell. It’s pretty stinky in my opinion, but well worth it. 
  •  This face wash is so gentle and effective …I’m in love! I have combination skin and it’s been perfect!!  I know this sounds odd, but it-the actual foam-is also incredibly soft. Try it. I know you’ll love it. 
  • This body butter is my year-round favorite when I don’t want a scent. They call it Bliss for a reason! 
  • I love little luxuries and Young Living’s Satin Face Scrub is my current favorite indulgence. It’s replaced the Bliss scrub in my shower. It has a light minty smell and leaves my skin sooooo soft! 
  • Love lip color? Hate it? Either way you’re going to love Lipsense. My teaching partner hates lipstick, but tried this stuff and became a distributor. Wow!  If you knew Krista, you’d know what a big deal this is. If you’re on Facebook search for her group, Lasting Lips by Krista, or message me for her contact information. The color lasts all day and I like that you can top with gloss or matte. And the yummy colors….
  • If I had my way I’d wear yoga pants and tee shirts all of the time. Purely by accident, I discovered an awesome tee shirt company!!! Cents of Style has the cutest tees! They fit well and hold up wash after wash. Try them out. 

If this kind of post is your cup of tea or if you are my husband frantically trying to find the perfect birthday gift, try this post, or this post, or even this post

So, what are your thoughts? Have you tried any of my favorites? Have some of your own to share? As always, I wish you MUCH joy! 

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    Loves and Links, Here We Go Again

    I’m a big believer in giving shout-outs to people and products I love! I’ve shared products I adore before here and here. Well, I’m baaaaacck. And I have more “loves” to share with you. 

    • I love my lotions and potions! Have you tried Thymes Eucalyptus lotion? A student gave me my first bottle years ago. I’ve been a fan ever since. 
    • I saw a deal on Zulily and bought Madison Reed Color-Enhancing shampoo and conditioner on a whim. I just started using it, but I can actually see and feel a difference in my hair. Wow! My hair and I have a very rocky relationship. I’m hoping these two products  smooth things out. 
    • Dr. Bronner’s organic peppermint lip balm is amazing!!! Apply your usual balm. Remove it and apply this yummy stuff. Feel the difference! That’s all it will take for you to want to switch. 
    • Jane Iredale’s lash conditioner really works! I love it and I highly recommend it! 
    • Hobby Lobby rocks! I made jewelry for years and HL was one of my sources. I scrapbook and find most of my goodies at HL. A lot of my Christmas wrap and decor is from HL and I always enjoy browsing their beautiful autumn goodies. It just makes me happy to walk their many, many aisles. (Standing in their excruciatingly long lines makes me unhappy, but it’s the price I pay for crazy awesome stuff at reasonable prices.) Not long ago I was shopping at HL with two of my dearest friends. I pointed out item after item that I owned. And that’s when it hit me: my home is heavily decorated by HL. If loving Hobby Lobby is wrong, I don’t want to to be right. (Grin to those who know the song.)
    • Hallmark Movies and Mysteries channel has become a favorite! There’s a lot of trash on television and I’m trying to watch what I watch. This channel makes me so happy! I love the Aurora Teagarden mysteriesGarage Sale mysteries, and Hart to Hart reruns
    •  The Hallmark Channel is another favorite. I record Cedar Cove and When Calls the Heart  religiously and I always enjoy their slightly cheesy romances. 
    • Speaking of Cedar Cove, I love, love, love Debbie Macomber, her books, her TV show, her movies. She can do no wrong in my book. 
    • While I’m at it, let me give a shout-out to Jodi Thomas’ Harmony series. I read these books slowly, because I can’t stand for them to end.  Hallmark, would you please consider making this a series similar to the Cedar Cove series? Please? Pretty please? 
    • Courtly check. Yep, it was on a previous list. Since I just scored a new addition to my collection, I simply must mention it again. #truelove
    • I had my doubts, but Body Drench Shimmer Lotion is pretty cool. It does give your skin a gorgeous shimmer. It looks fantastic on a tan. However, I must mention I don’t much care for the smell and I leave a trail of glitter on my car’s seats. I think it’s pretty, but Hubby has other thoughts. 
    • You must check out Deborah Kaye’s cookies. Seriously! They’re dairy free and gluten free. No refined sugars. No corn. Non-GMO. Organic. We need more treats like these! That’s a tip for my readers AND a hint to the good people at Deborah Kaye! 
    • Bliss Microdermabrasion treatment is a little luxury I like to ask for at Christmas. It’s gentle, smells yummy, feels amazing, and leaves my skin super smooth. A little goes a long way. 
    • I enjoy browsing in TJ Maxx. One of my favorite finds is the Droplet natural body washes. Next time you’re in the store, cruise the beauty products aisles. I’ve scored a Chi hairdryer and countless name brand lotions and gels-all deeply discounted. 
    • Pete’s is our favorite local place to buy our flowers and plants. But I also love shopping in their store. They have yummy lotions, beautiful dishes, and gorgeous decor. And now they’re online! Check them out! 
    • White House|Black Market is one of my new favorites!! Pretty, pretty, pretty things!! Sigh. 
    • Classy Delites Tweeds chips with flax seeds and sesame seeds. Non-GMO. Organic. Delicious!!! 
    • Young Living Oils are scattered all throughout my home. I carry some in my purse, my lunch bag, and I even have an oil travel case. True story! Not a day goes by that I’m not oiling up! If you decide to take the plunge and sign up, good for you!! You won’t regret it! And please consider signing up under me. My ID is CLARKE, JULIE/1313990. 

    So, what do you think? What are some of your loves? Thanks for reading and, as always, I wish you MUCH joy! 

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    More Loves & Links

    Friends, I have to share more of my favorites!! If you missed the first Loves and Links, check it out here

    • Castle!!! Although I can rarely stay awake long enough to watch it (I DVR it!), I love, love, love this show!!  Do you have a show you just cannot miss?
    • I wish I had my snacking under control. Sigh. Until I do, I sure like Trader Joe’s Roasted Coconut Chips. They satisfy my sweet tooth. 
    • I’m a beauty product junkie. I may need an intervention, but that’s a future post. 😃 I love Bliss Blood Orange Lotion. It smells fantastic, goes on easily, and is very moisturizing. However, be aware the yummy scent fades fast and it’s a little too expensive unless you find it on sale. Fortunately, I’ve found a few great deals on it lately. 
    • Words with Friends is my favorite waste of time. 
    • Pinterest is another favorite “use” of time. I’ve snagged some great recipes, product tips, inspirational quotes, and lesson ideas, so I’m not sure it’s a complete waste of time. You can follow me. I’m @jlbclarke. 
    • I love watching The Holiday. It always puts me in a good mood. 
    • Yum, yum, yum!!! I love eating salads and this vinegar is AMAZING!  It’s worth the expense. Truly! Just add a tiny bit of olive oil and enjoy! Check out the Seasons website for recipes and tips. 
    • Have you tried Gimme Brow?  It’s sooooooo much better than a pencil. If you love easy, well-groomed eyebrows, grab one today! 
    • I’m a jewelry girl and I cannot pass up a sparkly display. Like most of you, I wear a combination of “real” and costume jewelry. Try Sira Mara or Versona for  affordable, trendy pieces. 
    • I love having encouraging informative blogs delivered to my inbox. You can see my favorites here
    • My husband’s a proud Missouri boy and I’m a Texas girl, through and through. I can’t resist Texas tees, Texas jewelry, Texas bumper stickers…. You see where this is going. Grab some state love at Riffraff.  (Amarillo, Texas friends can grab a cute Texas necklace at Panache for under $30.00.) 
    • I love my church home! If you live in Amarillo, join us one weekend! If not, subscribe to the podcasts or log on here
    • Free stuff!! I love a bargain and I love FREE even more! When I celebrated my birthday last month, I received a free burger at Red Robin, a free entree at Abuelo’s, and a discounted meal at Hoffbrau Steakhouse. I simply gave each establishment my email address and I receive occasional emails, advertising specials. 

    I’d love to hear some of your loves. Please comment below. As always, I wish you MUCH joy!