Favorite Things Friday

I remember back in the day when I used to blog, long before Instagram, and everyone would share products, posts, recipes, or home decor they loved… just for the fun of it. Today, I’m sharing a few things I’m loving lately!

This week I’m sharing a lot of favorites that I get asked about on Instagram, plus some inspiration for the weekend ahead.

Every week, there are similar questions that end up in my DMs on Instagram and I end up answering them over and over. I thought that this week I would make one blog post where all of the answers were to make things easier.

Favorite Bibles

I use two bibles for my bible reading. One is a Holman version and one is an ESV version. I love them both and use them both.

My Holman is a study bible that has some notes at the bottom of each page. The ESV is a simple bible that has a small margin on the side for notes.

I have had my Holman for years and only switched to the ESV because that is what our pastor uses when he preaches. If it weren’t for that, I’m not sure I would’ve made the switch.

Favorite Drinks

I have two main drinks that I sip during the day, besides coffee. I have shared my favorite coffee finds before, but I haven’t shared my favorite “other” drinks.

Sparkling water has my heart, but there is one brand that is better than the rest. You can trust me on this because I have tried every brand out there. If you need sparkling water, you need to drink Waterloo water. The flavor and fizz is just better.

Another drink I love is tea. During the cold months, I drink tea every evening as I hang out with Mark. I have a couple that I love and want to share with you:

Favorite Makeup Items

I have always loved makeup and skincare. I have, recently, found two products that have blown me away in performance.

The lash serum has made a big difference in the thickness, health, and length of my lashes and eyebrows. Use LizJ20 to get 20% off the serum!

The mascara is a clean mascara that I couldn’t believe worked so well. I could tell it nourished my lashes and they didn’t dry out at all. There was no flaking, either.

The mascara isn’t waterproof, so keep that in mind. Other than that, it is hands-down the best one I’ve tried.

I shared on IG that I bought the whole makeup set (it is the best price and I was out of all of my makeup) and there were some questions as to what I got for makeup.

  • Skin Twin foundation
  • Skin Twin concealer- this product blew me away, too!
  • Nectar blush- this is beautiful and will be my winter blush
  • Lipgloss- Magnolia Shimmer
  • Brow Pencil- dark
  • Mascara- This is how I tried the mascara. I bought the makeup set and it came with it!

If you want to check out the makeup set, I will link it. It is a great value and you get clean makeup that lasts.

Favorite Cookbooks

Fall is here and it’s the time when I start pulling out my recipes and cook books. I’m sharing my list of favorite cookbooks.

Favorite Kitchen

I love kitchens. It’s probably because I spend so much time in mine. I saw this one and thought I’d share it because it is so different from my style, yet it is so lovely.

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  1. Ohhhh. I’ve been eyeing that eyelash serum. I’m very excited to try it for my lashes and brows, I hear, right?!

  2. I would so love to try this lash serum, and that
    It is clean, well yay!! My lashes have been disappearing over the years, (I’m old enough to be your mother) and this looks so great! You are truly an inspiration, and I love following your account.

  3. I am looking forward to trying that lash serum. I love my Bible but I am looking for one for a gift so the recommendation comes at a great time! Thanks

  4. I just bought a new Bible to take notes in and it comes next week! Can’t wait! Also, when my son was born, I legitimately had several people tell me how beautiful his lashes were, and that he could NOT have gotten them from me. LOL. I should give that serum a try.

  5. I love watching your Instagram stories, and reading through your blog posts ☺️! I’ve been wanting to try this eyelash serum for a while, but it’s a bit too expensive for me right at this moment. Your eyelashes look so long and pretty though, so I’m sure it works!

    Thanks for sharing such sweet ideas (especially the Christmasy ones !). Happy Thanksgiving !

  6. I actually just bought a bunch of these make up products! But I went over budget so couldn’t try the lash serum! It sounds amazing though!!

  7. I love the sweet and spicy tea in the evenings as well. So excited to try this clean lash serum! Thanks for sharing!

  8. I also love Waterloo and kitchens. You’ve given me some ideas of things to try. I would love to try the serum. I’ve never tried Dime Beauty.

  9. Love it! I have rediscovered a love for tea as I’ve tried to cut back on caffiene. Harney & Sons Cinnamon Sunset is a fall fave!

  10. I so enjoy your posts here and what you share on Instagram. You encourage me to be faithful in loving and serving my family and taking care of my home. Thank you, Liz!

  11. Your posts always inspire me to live simply but still give “permission” to splurge on things that matter. I am encouraged by the ways you balance all aspects of your life. Thank you for the sweet nudges!❤️

    1. I recently discovered BeautyCounter and love their skin twin foundation. It’s a bummer their concealer is currently unavailable. I always look forward yo your blog posts.

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