Happy Friday, friends, and cheers to the weekend! We’ve been on a little family getaway for the last week, and the unplugged time was so appreciated. With camps, sports, slumber parties, and more cancelled this summer, it was great to give the kids a change of scenery and celebrate their summer.
We just got word that Little Miss’s fall semester will be remote for at least the first month… certainly not how she envisioned her first days of high school. Honestly, I think she was a bit relieved. She wasn’t looking forward to all the restrictions of in-person school, but didn’t want to miss out by electing to learn from home. This way, at least, they’re all in the same boat. And hopefully we’ll see our numbers continue to drop with more people at home.
Things are also changing for Mr. College Guy… his university is resuming classes, though we’re unsure if they’ll all be in-person. We likely won’t be able to move him in, either, which makes me so sad. But my heart goes out to all the parents of incoming college freshmen… I can’t imagine navigating the emotional minefield on top of being robbed of so many first-time experiences.
But we’ll continue taking it day-by-day… and wear our masks! Today I’m excited to share a new round of Sugarplum Faves, a series I started last year, but wasn’t good about keeping up with! #badblogger I’m constantly finding (and falling in love with!) new things, and since I’m an avid over-sharer, I can’t resist sharing them with you. You know I think of y’all as girlfriends, and therefore, can’t help but spill all my best finds with you.
These are the items that are currently on my short list…
Several of you actually recommended this luxury detergent to me, and I drug my feet for ages because it seemed like a silly, overpriced indulgence. But eventually too many of you raved about it for me to ignore, so I bit the bullet and ordered it in the ‘Diva’ scent.
And holy moly, those 5-star reviews aren’t exaggerating! I was instantly obsessed, and can’t imagine doing my laundry without it now! First up, it makes everything, including your house, smell incredible… and therefore, makes doing laundry almost a treat! And these days, it’s the little things that bring so much joy!
It’s pricey, but fortunately, a little goes a long way. I use an unscented detergent (like Tide Free & Clear), along with a splash of the Glamorous Wash, and a single bottle lasts for months. I started out rationing it for just sheets and towels, but now the family begs to use it for their clothes, too.
I recently ordered this fun sampler set, and discovered the ‘Kathina’ is actually my scent of choice. I literally can not stop smelling myself! It’s a bit more masculine than the ‘Diva,’ similar to the Santal fragrance I love so much. If you’re a fan, too, did you know they even make car fragrance strips?! Find those HERE.
This tote has accompanied me to every pool and beach for the last several months… it’s a great size for a day’s worth of necessities, plus, it’s super cute! The handles are soft, yet sturdy, and it’s fully-lined so nothing slips through the woven material.
Of course I have to add a little personality to mine, so I attached my favorite $12 tassel. The combo is cute enough for street wear, too!
My long-time search for the perfect thumb ring ended when I found this one! It’s a sturdy 14k gold, but looks so delicate on! I’ve been wearing it non-stop for a couple of months, in the pool, ocean and shower, and it’s still as good as new with no tarnishing, scratches or indentions.
I’ve gone through my share of inexpensive bands, but they never last long. This one is pricey, but I’ll have it for years to come, I know. I love wearing it on my thumb, but it comes in a range of sizes for any finger.
My love for Colleen Rothschild products runs deep. I’ve used her skincare almost exclusively for years, and have turned most everyone in my life on to them, too. And a day doesn’t go by when I don’t hear from one of you who raves about the improvement in your skin since switching!
The Discovery Kit is a favorite, not only because it’s an easy way to sample all the best-selling products, but they’re also the perfect size for travel! I’ve had mine for years, and simply refill the little jars from my full-size products for times I’m away from home. My skin really appreciates staying on the same routine, too!
The Discovery Kit is already a great deal, but it’s on super sale today… a $150 value, on sale for $69, as part of their annual Christmas in July Sale! Several other products are up to 50% off, and everything else is 20% off! Find the sale HERE.
Do you follow my Monday Mail Days on Instagram? It’s a fun new thing where I pop on Stories and share the best of my recent orders… kind of like a mini QVC show, ha! (See them HERE.) Anyway, this rubber broom was a recent find and it’s become one of the most-used items in our house!
We love our pups, but the pet hair around the house makes me crazy! It’s especially obvious with our dark floors. This broom somehow attracts hair like a magnet, making it so easy to round it all up on smooth floors… plus, it’s a wizard on rugs and carpet! All the fabric and pet hairs brush right off the top!
One side is also a squeegee, so it’s come in handy for water spills, too. The handle is adjustable from 36-60 inches. It’s seriously one of those random things I didn’t know I needed, and now I can’t imagine not having it!
As for your recent faves, these are the top sellers from the last month. Did any of them become new faves for you?
Okay, that’s my latest Top Five! I didn’t intend to get so wordy, but clearly I’m passionate about these things! Do we share any favorites? What’s something you’re sharing with your girlfriends lately?
[Great Weekend Sales]
Anthropologie // Extra 50% off sale styles
Banana Republic // Up to 75% off everything
Colleen Rothschild // Up to 50% off select items plus 20% off everything else for the Christmas In July Sale! The best deal is the Discovery Kit Collection… $150 retail value that’s only $69! My #1 skincare item is the Jumbo Radiant Cleansing Balm, plus I can’t live without the Sheer Renewal Cream or the Supreme Retinol Night Oil either! The Glycolic Acid Peel Pads are finally back in stock, too, so stock up while it’s all on sale!
DSW // BOGO Free select shoes and accessories with code BOGOFORIT, plus an extra 30% off clearance sandals with code SANDDOLLARS,
Express // Up to 80% off clearance
J.Crew Factory // Extra 60% off clearance with code BIGSALE, plus get a free tote bag with orders $75+
LOFT // 60% off everything plus free shipping with code CYBER
Macy’s // Extra 20% off select departments with code BTS
Nordstrom Rack // Extra 25% off clearance
Pottery Barn // Up to 20% off all bedroom items plus free shipping with code REFRESH