5 on Friday: 5 Things I’m Loving Lately

Posted December 14, 2018 by Renee / 8 Comments

Welcome to 5 on Friday, a little list of things I’m enjoying lately.  I got this idea from Tim Ferris who sends out his 5 Bullet Friday posts to all his email subscribers and Laura Tremaine’s Secret Posts. If you’re interested you can check out Tim’s website at Tim.blog and Laura’s at 10thingstotellyou.com . I thought it would be fun to do a short and simple posts of things I’m enjoying lately. Every week you’ll find different content…could be books I’m reading, movies, tv, recipes, quotes, articles, household items etc….anything I’m enjoying to pass along in the hope that you might also find something you’d like.

Movie I Loved 
Green Book  Both my husband and I gave this movie a big thumbs up. In fact, it’s probably one of my favorites of the year (side note: nothing will top A Star Is Born this year). I wasn’t all that sure what to expect so it really exceeded my expectations. And it’s based on a true story which always adds a little something extra

App I’m Using A Ton
Anylist  available for free from Apple. If you’ve been reading these posts, you might remember that I talked about an article that touted the value of making lists which I love to do (past post here). The problem I run into is that I write what I need from the store on post its and then leave the house and forget them. This app has completely solved that problem, it’s quick, keeps everything stored so I don’t have to rewrite things and sorts the items by categories at the grocery. I love when something small makes such a big difference!

Book I Ordered for Myself for Christmas 
The 52 Lists Project  : A Year of Weekly Journaling Inspiration by Moorea Seal. Keeping on topic, as I just mentioned, I love making lists and I’m really curious about what type of list’s projects are in this book. I thought it would be fun to incorporate more list type posts on the blog in 2019.

Eye Creme I’m Loving 
Algenist Complete Eye Renewal Balm  So I’ve tried a gazillion eye cremes over the years and as I’m getting older, dark circles, fine lines and puffiness have become my biggest issues. It’s hard to find an eye creme that tackles all 3 AND actually works…until now! I went through 2 or 3 Sephora samples of this before deciding that yes I liked it and I wanted to buy the full  size. It took about 6 weeks of daily use twice a day but I notice a huge difference in the lessening of the fine lines and puffiness, the dark circles not as much but they’re a little better. Come back next week for the product I’m using to tackle the dark circles:) P.S I’m not an affiliate for Algenist ( I wish) I just love their products. P.S.S This line is vegan and cruelty free which is an added bonus 

Quote I Enjoyed
Either Write Something Worth Reading or Do Something Worth Writing. Ben Franklin.

I’d love your thoughts on any of my favorites this week!

Have a Great Weekend 

8 responses to “5 on Friday: 5 Things I’m Loving Lately

  1. Ti

    My face creams tend to not be focused to a particular area so I haven’t tried any eye creams but whatever I find that works, only works for a little while. I used to love Philosophy’s Miracle Worker but after a year of it it either changed or just stopped working for me. Then, I loved Roc. But then I began to react to it so I had to stop. I do like that Sephora makes up samples for you. I’ve tried lots of things this way.

    • renee

      I ‘ve only been using Algenist for about 8 weeks so we’ll see how long it lasts long term but so far I love the results. Sephora is the best for trying out products with samples, they’ve just gotten stingier with how many to give

  2. I love this list AND that you have skin care on it! I hear you on finding products that work. I hadn’t been using an eye product- just used my regular skin cream around my eyes, but I tried one for Aveda that I’ve liked.

    I live by lists. For me, Evernote is my go-to for anything and everything I need to remember.

    • renee

      Thanks Catherine, I love skin care especially sharing and talking about my favorites. I haven’t tried Evernote, I’ll give that a look thanks

  3. Anylist is my number one recommended app! My husband and I have been using it for a few years. My favorite feature is being able to share (no more “I didn’t know you needed that”), but it’s also helpful to be able to add pictures (when your spouse who doesn’t normally do the shopping is, in fact, doing the shopping but has no idea what you’re talking about!). Honestly, I could write a whole post about the awesomeness of Anylist. I love when great people find great apps!

    I’m a list person myself. That 52 lists journal sounds kind of awesome. I’m eager to hear your feedback on it!

    • renee

      Anylist is so helpful, I love that you just tap to cross out things and tap again to add them back in. This saves so much time since I’m not writing the same items down every week

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