February 3, 2017 - Friday Favorites, Style

Alison’s Friday Favorites

TGIF and time for another round of Friday Favorites!  But before we jump into this week’s favorites, we have some important business to take care of.

I have a very exciting project in the works for you that I absolutely cannot wait to share. This spring I’ll be launching a line of 100% silk scarves made in the US.  There is so much love and intention woven into every inch of this line – but more on that to come 🙂

I want this line to be designed for and with YOU.  With that in mind, I’m asking you to vote for your favorite prints. The top three prints will be turned into scarves available for purchase this spring.

Here are the five patterns to choose from.  Please pop over to my Facebook page to cast your vote!

Scarf Print Collage

Favorite #1 – Hidden Figures

My daughter Aubrey and I had a mother/daughter date night last Saturday.  We went out for Mexican food and then watched Hidden Figures.  I highly recommend this movie if you haven’t seen it yet.  Aubrey is a total wiz at math (she gets that from her dad, trust me!) which has always made her feel different – in a good way.  She starts college next year so we’ve been talking a lot lately about careers and using your strengths and passions.  I took her to see this movie in the hopes of inspiring her to follow her dream for a career in math but instead it was about so much more.

We both left very inspired by the example of these three brave women who never stopped fighting for their rights as women and as minorities.  Parts of history were hard to watch, which makes it that much more significant.  Go see it, it’s great for kids too.


Favorite #2 – Eye Makeup Palette

You asked for it and my daily eye makeup tutorial is up on Facebook.  Thanks for continuing to push me out of my comfort zone to do these little videos on Facebook Live!  The eye palette used in this video is the Tarte Styled by Hrush Eye and Cheek Palette.  I love the fresh spring colors in it!

Here’s the video, in case you missed it.

Favorite #3 – Lash Extensions

One of my Christmas presents to myself this year was a membership to a lash extension studio.  I’ve been going for a few months now and wow, how did I live without them?  I get mine done at Amazing Lash Studio, they are a chain with locations in several states.  If you have skimpy lashes like me, you might want to give them a try.


Favorite #4 – Gray Jeggings

I’d be lying if I said that I didn’t wear these gray jeggings three times in the past week (don’t worry, I washed them…once).  🙂 Maybe it’s because they’re the jean equivalent to stretchy pants.  Or maybe because I love the color and the released hem on them. They’re perfect with flats or ankle boots!


[Gray Jegggings]

Favorite #5 – Yogi Kava Stress Relief Tea

Since turning 40 a few years ago, I’ve had my share of nights with insomnia.  My doctor can’t seem to figure out why but I’ve tried just about everything to get some sleep – magnesium, sleep aids, melatonin, you name it.  A few weeks ago I read a good review for Yogi Kava Stress Relief Tea so I decided to give it a try.  It definitely gives a feeling of relaxation, more so than a lot of other things that I’ve tried.  Now I have a cup every night before bed and while I still wake up in the middle of the night, I do fall asleep much easier.

yogi kava tea

 It’s Your Turn:  What are you loving this Friday?

Linking up with Erika, Narci and Andrea for Friday Favorites.
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  • How exciting about the scarves!!!! Happy weekend.

  • Sewfrench

    So exciting about the scarves!
    I hope you do some bold, geometrics in pure colors!!
    Thanks for the movie recommendation, love historically accurate movies!

  • Liz F

    Try the Yogi Bedtime tea. I don’t know what’s in it but it works better than an Ambien. 🙂

    • Thanks Liz. I will have to check it out.

    • Penny Hale

      For me, the problem with bedtime tea is, my bladder just wakes me up sooner. This getting older stuff is NOT for sissies!!

  • Robin Pate

    Allison, I am a chronic, lifelong insomniac. I have never had the ability (even as a baby) to fall asleep and stay asleep. I operated on 1-2 hours of sleep until I was about 30-31 and my body decided I needed some rest. Every night I take the following: calcium, magnesium, melatonin, 5-Htp and one prescription. I can miss the calcium and magnesium bu the melatonin and 5-htp are essential. The prescription gives me a 15 minute sleepy window (causes me to feel sleep) and I have to go to sleep during that window or else I won’t sleep. But the melatonin and 5-htp help me fall asleep, stay asleep and sleep deeper.

    • Thanks for sharing your personal experience Robin. I wish you many restful nights of sleep. 🙂

    • Penny Hale

      Most people aren’t aware of how MUCH melatonin you need to be effective. 3 mg just won’t do much for anyone. I take 10 mg, but have taken as much as 15, which I take in combination with a sleep aid tablet from Costco. I’ve tried 3 different prescription meds the past 6 months or so (Ambien, Restoril, and one other whose name I can’t seem to remember), but sleep just about as well, sometimes better, with the Costco OTC pills!

  • I love the jeggings. They are such a good deal, too! And CONGRATS on the scarf line! I just voted on facebook for the pink and blue!

    I’m hosting my first link up with Trendy&Tidy on Monday! It’s
    called On Monday’s We Link-Up (like the movie mean girls, hehe!) We hope
    you’ll join in on the fun!

    Glass of Glam

  • shootingstarsmag

    I wish I was good at math, so that’s awesome your daughter has that skill. It will open up a lot of opportunities for her in college and beyond! I haven’t seen Hidden Figures yet, but I do want too.


    • Thank you. Yes she is a lucky girl! I hope you make it to the movie. Have a great weekend!

      • Samantha

        Has your daughter considered being an actuary? It’s a great career for those of us who are blessed in the math area.

  • Best of luck on this new business adventure you are starting.

    I’ve been wondering about the movie and after reading your review I would really like to go and see it. It’s so nice that you and your daughter can share this time together and enjoy each others company.


  • Catherine Schmidt

    I’ve been using Lash Boost by Rodan + Fields for the past 4 months. My lashes are crazy long, darker and thicker; both top and bottom! I’d love to give you more info!