Friday, April 18, 2014

Frantic Mama & Friends 5 Friday Faves (Round 10)

Did you happen to notice I didn't do a Friday Faves for the last two weeks?  Franticmamahubby was out of town one of those weeks, which means blogging took a backseat to survival.  Then, we were on a family trip the following week, and again, blogging took a backseat to survival :).

As promised, I rounded up some of my friends-- both in and outside of the blogging community-- to share some of their can't-live-without-it items.

I'm excited to share their ideas.  Here they are!

Ceci (remember my mom from The World According to Ceci?):

Pond's Cold Cream
Ceci says it's "the only thing that takes the make-up off easily."

The clean, classic smell of this cream reminds me of her.  It's a little heavy for my taste, but if you have dry and/or sensitive skin, I bet you would love it.

Jennifer Sando @ The Intentional Mom (my blogging bestie):

Aluminum Placemats:  (Available at Pacific Merchants)

These should be self-explanatory to anyone with young kids.  Aren't they a great idea?  Way less nasty than washing fabric placemats with crusted food on them.  Jennifer says, "The aluminum placemats are THE BEST! You can hose them off in the sink or even put them in the top rack of the dishwasher. Love that the description says, 'Go Ahead. Spill something.' Don't mind if I do."

Skinny, cropped Denizen Jeans from Target:  Made by Levi's, only $27.99, and "best of all," says Kate "they're stretchy, flattering, and super comfy."

Also important:  her "ceramic coffee mug with a silicone top that makes it kind of like a to-go cup even though I never go anywhere. It keeps my coffee hotter than a regular mug without a top would, but it's not too travel-mug-ish. If that makes any sense. I use it all day every day and without it I'd be microwaving my coffee every five minutes."

HA!  I can relate----->  "even though I never go anywhere."

Jen @ Wonderfully Unkempt (a fellow Minnesotan blogger):

Jen says, "My favorite thing is my Roku Streaming Player.  We gave up cable about 6ish months ago and I thought I would die without my DVR player. But I haven't missed it with the Roku. I can go and watch my shows the next day, or weeks later. Plus all the PBS kids channel is a lifesaver."

I really like that sound of this device [especially if I could figure out how to use it...].

Elizabeth (my very own sister) and a mother of 3 young boys:  

She uses this product daily and always looks great (even on Facetime!) despite never getting a full night's sleep:

Cover Girl Enhancers Eyeshadow in Champagne ($3.99), a universally flattering shade.

Do you have anything to add to our growing list of items that make life just a bit more enjoyable?  Please share in the Comments.

~Frantic Mama

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