New Year And New Favorite Things!

Getting Healthy!

One of my favorite things these days is the Weight Watchers program! With 30 years of experience with diets, (My first diet when I was 10 years old, but please don’t do the math for my age – I’m forever 29) this is the first program that allows me to learn healthy eating habits and to be accountable for everything I put in my mouth. At the same time, I can still enjoy dinners with friends and family without feeling deprived or excluded. Over the past few months, Weight Watchers has totally changed the way I view healthy eating and I’m so excited about this new chapter of my life. If like me, you struggle with finding balance – take a look at Weight Watchers.

January’s Monthly Favorite Reads! 

Audible has become my saving grace lately. While most people like to listen to music when they work or drive, I prefer Audiobooks. To be honest, I wouldn’t be able to get through a full days work at the day job without them. Here are some of my favorites this month. 

Muffin Top by Avery Flynn

muffin topThe only thing about me that’s a size zero is the filter on my mouth. I’ve got a big personality, a big rack, and a big number on the scale. And I’m perfectly fine with that. But when some random guy suggests I might not be eating alone if I’d ordered a salad instead of a hamburger I’m shocked silent, which is a feat, trust me.

That brings us to one sexy fireman named Frankie Hartigan. He’s hot. He’s funny… And he’s just apologized for being late for our “date” then glared at the fat-shaming jerk. Next thing I know, he’s sitting down and ordering himself dinner.

I have no problem telling him I don’t need a pity date…unless of course it’s to my high school reunion next week. Oops where did that last bit come from? And what do I do now that he’s said yes?! Because this is no make-over story, and I think Frankie is using me for something. I just have to figure out what…

Prisoner Of Night by JR Ward

prisoner of nightWhen Ahmare’s brother is abducted, there is nothing she won’t do to get him back safely. She is unprepared, however, for the lengths she will have to go to save his life. Paired with a dangerous but enticing prisoner, she embarks on an odyssey into another world.
Duran, betrayed by his father, imprisoned in a dungeon for decades, has survived only because of his thirst for vengeance. He has been biding his time to escape and is shocked to find an unlikely and temporary freedom in the form of a determined young female.
Battling against deadly forces and facing unforeseen peril, the pair are in a race to save Ahmare’s brother. As time runs out, and the unthinkable looms, even true love may not be enough to carry them through.

My Favorite Half-Night Stand by Christina Lauren

my favorite half-night standWith a world-famous speaker at their university, Millie Morris and her four woefully single male colleagues make a pact that they’ll all find dates. Unfortunately, Millie has more success helping them make matches online than she does navigating the onslaught of lewd pics in her own feed. But when she creates a fictional name for a new account, Millie finds herself vying for the online attention of a man she sees every day in the flesh.

 

Getting Schooled By Emma Chase

getting schooledHead of the class…

Garrett Daniels has this whole life thing figured out. The cocky, charismatic former high school star quarterback is an idolized football coach and “cool” teacher in the hometown where he’s not just a golden boy – he’s platinum. He has good friends, a great house on the lake, and the best damn sidekick a man could ask for: Snoopy, the albino beagle. Then…Callie Carpenter comes home. And knocks him right on his tight end zone. 

Back to school… Callie has a pretty sweet life herself…on the other side of the country. But circumstances – that she’d prefer to never speak of again – have brought her back home, helping out her parents and substitute teaching at her old high school. Now she’s facing bickering, raging hormones, constant gossip, awkward weirdness, and drama galore…and that’s just the teachers.

Just like old times… When Garrett offers to show his former high school sweetheart the secrets of his winning teacher ways, Callie jumps at the chance – and then has to stop herself from jumping him.Good friends are all they can ever be.Or…these teachers just might end up getting schooled – hard – by love.

Baby Its Cold Outside! 

Since I’m in the process of losing weight, spending a whole lot of money on clothes I’m not planning on keeping for long is a waste of money that I could be spending on books, but in Michigan, its flipping cold and wearing the same few sweaters gets a little boring. Thats when I fell in love with these beautiful, warm and inexpensive shawls. Wear them with a jacket or blouse to keep you warm all winter long.  

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Retail price of $ 11.99 – this fashionable shawl comes in multiple colors, its one size fits all and adds a little color and fun to any wardrobe. Another must this winter are my Bearpaw sweater boots. These babies have been on my feet every morning this winter and keep my feet all warm and cozy. Depending on size and color – these adorable boots retail between $39.88 – $89.95.

screen shot 2019-01-24 at 11.33.45 pmscreen shot 2019-01-24 at 11.40.10 pmOne of my favorite Christmas gifts this year was Good Girl – by Carolina Herrera. I love everything about this perfume, from the sleek and sexy look of the bottle to the enticing scent – this perfume has quickly become one of my personal favorites. Retail price: $62.54 – this fragrance will sure have people asking, “What is that amazing scent you are wearing?”

My Fan-girl Favs!

2019 Supernatural Calendar to brighten up your workspace.  Retail Price: $14.95 you can have Dean and Sam with you throughout the day. . . I just ordered mine 🙂 

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Wizard Wand Make-brushes! 

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Since my friends and family know that I love both magic and make-up, this Christmas I received two different sets of these really cool make-up brushes. Retail price $13.99 these are perfect for blush, blending, concealer or eyeshadow and/or look adorable on any vanity table.

Thats all I have right now.  Stay tuned for next time, I will be sharing a few of my favorite comfort food remakes! 

Happy Shopping friends!

Best, 

Sage 

Sage Spelling’s Favorite Things!

I love shopping! Who doesn’t, right? But sometimes I can get, well, let’s just say slightly carried away. Books. Shoes. Purse. Harry Potter anything. Dresses. Stationary. Makeup. Pillows. Supernatural campaign t-shirts. Any and everything. If it’s shiny or fandom-ish, I become a little obsessive compulsive. My finds are always so awesome, I wanted to share my treasures with you! 

My Ultimate Favorite Things! 

My Sephora  finds! I can spend hours in this store and my entire paycheck, but these two are my must have staple items. 

First up is my favorite perfume, Flower Bomb, by Viktor & Rolf. 

image2 (1)The first time I tried this perfume years ago, I was addicted. A friend had me spray it on my wrist and I just couldn’t stop smelling myself.  It was so delicious! The scent is this explosion of a sweet/flowery fragrance. It has subtle hints of jasmine, deep amber, a trace of woody notes and this exquisite combination of warm vanilla and praline. 

They’re Real Mascara, By Benefit Cosmetics 

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This mascara comes in black and brown and gives a fabulous false lashes look without the fuss or mess of fake lashes and glue. The trick is to do two coats of mascara. Do one coat, then do something else and let them dry for a few minutes before putting on another coat. And BAM, instant long lashes. 

A Few of My Favorite Book and TV Series! 

Young Adult, Paranormal and Romance! 

Harry Potter Series By JK Rowling. Yes, I’ve read them all five times, maybe more. This young adult series story my heart with a vibrate world that enticed all five of my senses, pulled at my heart strings and had the most beautiful underline message that highlighted the power of love.

Black Dagger Brotherhood Series, By JR Ward. Hot and sexy alpha males, these vampires are a band of Brothers sworn to protect the citizens of there race. A paranormal romances, this story sizzles with love, passion, and family that has you wanting so much more. Good thing theres a lot of books in this series to keep you busy! 

IMG_6678Supernatural! Dean Winchester, starring, Jensen Ackles and his bother Sam, Jared Padalecki are not only the best eye candy ever, they work together to fight both inner and external monsters with the help of a faithful Angel Castiel, Misha Collins. I only just joined the Fandom of the Supernatural family in April of this year and have watched all 13 seasons – twice. The plots, mythology and brotherly bond is spellbinding. They’re truly my newest fictional boyfriends and I love them! 

Audio Books! 

Lately, it seems like I listen to books way more than reading them. I can get a few chapters in while driving, working, cleaning, or curled up in my bed and its hands free! If your a romance reader like me, Audible offers a Romance package that has saved me lots of money!  

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These round toe wedges, A New Day from Target have become my favorite work shoe! There cute, comfy and go with just about everything!

 

Okay, I can go on forever, but I think thats enough for today! Hope you enjoyed my ultimate favorite things because I enjoyed sharing them with you!