Friday, March 24, 2023

Five on Friday - Great Spring Top, CeraVe Cream, Ted Lasso Mug, and Two Book Reviews

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Hey, y’all!  Happy Friday!  As always, I’m sharing a few favorites on the blog today.  Let’s GOOOO!

O N E – White Sheer Sleeve Top

I know I’ve mentioned my love for this Amazon top numerous times here on the blog and on Instagram, but that’s not going to stop me from mentioning it one more time!!!!  Hahaaaa.  When this top went on a lightning deal around Christmastime, I bought it in several colors, including white, because I knew that it would be a lovely color choice to transition from winter to spring.  I love that I can wear it with my leather skirts when it’s chilly, but that I can also wear it all spring and summer, too.  I cannot stress enough how much I love these tops, y’all!  They are comfy and cute and stylish, and those sleeves are just perfection.


T W O – CeraVe Moisturizing Cream

One of my goals for this year was to make the switch to a clean(ish) body lotion as I was still using Bath & Body Works lotion to moisturize everything except for my face.  Yes, at 40 years old, I was still using the same lotion on my body that I had been using since I was probably 12 or 13 years old.  Haha. 

I’ve been using this CeraVe moisturizing cream on my face for years, and I love it, so I figured it was the obvious choice for my new body cream, too.  After just one use, I could tell a huge difference in my skin.  My arms and legs were so much softer, and my knees and elbows were more hydrated than they’d ever been.  After just a few weeks of consistent use, my skin is so much smoother, and I no longer get itchy patches in random spots every now and then. 

Basically, this stuff is ah-mazing (which I already knew), and I’ll be using it on my body from now on. 

While I’ll miss my scents from Bath & Body Works that I’ve been wearing for a million years (Black Raspberry Vanilla in the fall, Blackberry & Basil in the spring and summer, and Champagne Toast in the winter), I’m excited to not have to continue hunting down those scents that are discontinued... no more waiting for B&B to include them in their annual sale and no more hunting them down on eBay! 

I’m also really excited to free up a ton of space in my bathroom cabinet.  Since I always had to hunt down the discontinued scents, I would buy them in bulk when I would find them, which meant that I always had a massive stockpile in the cabinet.  Now I won’t have to do that anymore.

And one more thing to note, every single time I've priced this item, Amazon has always had it worlds cheaper than Walmart, Target, and other competitors.  The last time I priced it, it was $4 cheaper on Amazon and Amazon's container is 3 oz. larger.


T H R E E – November 9 by Colleen Hoover

I’ve read five books by Colleen Hoover now, and she’s usually hit or miss for me.  I absolutely adored Verity but didn’t love Reminders of Him.  I liked It Ends with Us, but I thought It Begins with Us was just okay… maybe even kind of boring.  Personally, I just never know if I’m going to like one of her books when I sit down to read it. 

I hadn’t heard much about November 9, so I didn’t really know what to expect, but I ended up LOVING this book, y’all.  I loved both of the main characters from the very beginning, and the uniqueness of their arrangement was enough to make me keep flipping those pages.  I tend to love books that span several years like this one.  I also really enjoyed the end… no spoilers, so I won’t go into detail, but I loved the twist near the end.  I couldn’t put this one down, y’all!   


F O U R – Float Plan by Trish Doller

I read Float Plan prior to reading November 9, and after a slow start, I ended up really enjoying this one, too.  When I first started it, I wasn’t sure I was going to be able to get through it because it was so slow, but once it picked up, I decided to stick with it.  I have never been sailing, nor does boat life interest me, so I guess all of the boat jargon was what initially turned me off.  I did eventually become invested in the main character’s story, though, so I had to know how things turned out for her.  It was heartbreaking what she went through at the beginning of the book.


F I V E – Ted Lasso Mug

We are soooo excited that Ted Lasso is back, y’all!  We haven’t started watching it yet because we’re waiting for all of the episodes to be released before we pay for Apple TV.  That way, we can binge it all quickly and only have to pay for one month.  #Thrifty

In the meantime, while we’re (not-so-patiently) waiting for enough episodes to be released so we can start watching, I’ve been using my Ted Lasso mug.  I rarely drink coffee, but I do drink hot tea every single day, sometimes multiple times per day, so this hot brown water mug could not be more perfect for me!  It is one of my favorites from my entire mug collection.  I can’t find my exact mug online anymore, but I did find this one which is nearly identical… and I actually like this one better since it has the yellow sign. 

If you’re a fellow Ted Lasso fan and tea drinker like me, then you might need this mug, too!  ;o)


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Happy Friday, y’all!

*Linking up with A Little Bit of Everything for Friday Favorites.


  1. Colleen Hoover is hit or miss for me too. Now she's just overhyped! But November 9 was one that I really did like so I'm glad you did too. I have had some samples of CeraVe cream. I should probably use them!

  2. Such a gorgeous top on you and of course I love the mug! Happy weekend sweetheart

  3. I never really thought about it before but we really did have a lot of see through things "back in the day." I have that same lotion and it really does work so well. I enjoyed both November 9 and Float Plan. Have you ever read Come Away With Me by Karma Brown? I really enjoyed that one too.

    1. I don't think I've read that one but I'm heading over to add it to my wish list now! Thank you!


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