Lifestyle Favorites | June 2016

Hello, summer!  It’s hot and humid here in the midwest and we’ve been enjoying a mix of sunny days and summer storms.  There’s nothing quite like watching a big thunderstorm roll in!  I’m excited to share some of my favorite things from the past month with you, ranging from clothing, accessories, and beauty items to home goods, multi-media picks, and food.

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lifestyle favorites june 2016

Clothes & Accessories

❊ Mossimo Supply Co Vee T-Shirt – Easy v-neck tees are a staple in my “momiform” these days.  I love these soft, colorful ones from Target.  Considering how much my shirts go through these days with a baby in tow, it’s nice to have an inexpensive option.  They wash up great, too!

❊ Bluma Project Isla Bracelets – I received these stretchy bead bracelets in a recent Popsugar Must Have Box and immediately became smitten.  I’ve worn them every day for the past month and a half.  They’re a nice easy-going summer accessory that’s baby friendly.  I never worry about them scratching my daughter, CC.

❊ Blue Nile Tanzanite Earrings – My first mother’s day gift from Don and CC was this beautiful pair of tanzanite studs.  It was an extra sweet gift since tanzanite is a December birthstone and that’s the month our daughter was born.  I’ve been wearing them constantly and will pass them on to CC when she’s older.


❊ Too Faced Natural Eye Neutral Eye Shadow Palette – This is not a new favorite for me, but definitely an all-star beauty product in my books.  It’s often my go-to palette and one I love to travel with as well.  I enjoy creating easy everyday and more glammed up looks with these beautiful neutral shades.  

Home Goods

Nest Fragrance Reed Diffuser – I talked about my first experience with a Nest Reed Diffuser in my January Favorites.  My love for Nest continues on now well into summer!  These reed diffusers are the best I’ve ever tried by far.  They actually work and last a long time, too.  I’m loving the grapefruit scent for summer.


❊ Grace & Frankie Season 2 – Grace & Frankie are back and better than ever!  Don and I got hooked on the first season of this show last spring and have just finished watching season two.  I’m just sorry we have to wait a whole year for season three!  The show is so well written with a stellar cast and hilarious to boot!  Some might think it’s for an older audience, but I find the humor and depth of characters speaks to many ages. – I found this amazing blog when I was searching for travel tips with baby.  Amber has a great post where she shares her experience traveling around the world with her son.  She now has two absolutely adorable children with husband, David.  The blog is geared towards fashion, but with an emphasis on lifestyle, family, and travel.  The photos are stunning, the people are beautiful, and the trips are spectacular.  A definite must-see blog!

Tasty Treats

❊ S’mores Oreos – I hate to do this to you, but the cookie monster in me can’t help but share about the awesomeness that is S’mores Oreos.  O.M.G.  I bought these on a whim from Target a few weeks ago not expecting much as I’m generally not a fan of the limited edition flavors they come out with, but these are, dare I say, even better than normal Oreos.  *Gasp*  The next time I was at Target I snatched up three more packages!  They really are that good.

If you’d like to hear more about my favorites this month, check out this video:

It’s giveaway time!  I wanted to share the Too Faced love with two of you.  The June 2016 Favorites Giveaway will run until Saturday, July 16, 2016 at 6 PM CT.  The giveaway is open internationally.  All entrants under the age of 18 must have parental permission to enter.  TWO winners will receive a Too Faced Natural Eye Neutral Eye Shadow Palette.

You can enter by following the directions in the Rafflecopter widget posted below (check out this blog post for more information on entering Rafflecopter giveaways).  I’ll announce the winners on THIS blog post and contact them directly through email, as always.
Good luck!

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Sometimes Rafflecopter experiences technical difficulties. If you can’t enter for some reason, try again later and it will probably work.

I would love to know what some of your June favorites were if you care to share.
Hope you’re staying cool and enjoying the season! 😎


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25 thoughts on “Lifestyle Favorites | June 2016”

  1. Jen

    You do such a nice job with your blog. I really enjoy your channel as well. By the way I live on the other side of the lake from you in Michigan and was just in Chicago last weekend. Love that city!

  2. Those Oreos are to die for! I bought them on a whim myself, planning to pass them on to my nieces. Needless to say I kept them & my DH & I enjoyed them all! Lol!

  3. Very pretty earrings. Haven’t tried the Oreos yet but I better before there gone. All 3 of my favorites in one cookie yum. I love that pallet very pretty colors. Thanks for sharing Jen.

  4. Love watching your favourites! That Too Faced palette is gorgeous. We are also obsessed with Netflix….Pretty Little Liars has been my favourite but Suits and White Collar have also been great. Definitely considering getting rid of our Sky subscription! Great when you’ve had a busy day with a toddler! Chill on the sofa time! Hope you are all well xx

  5. I’ve been binge watching all of your older videos on all of your channels and love them. You are so bubbly and sweet and I look forward to watching each video and am thankful that you are willing to share your life. I’m watching from the start so still in 2012 somewhere LOL. And we are practically neighbors…an hour apart. I live in Chicago western suburb of Aurora. Sorry you get some comments on your videos out of jealousy of your lifestyle. Don’t let them discourage you. Keep up what you do 🙂

  6. Your earrings are beautiful! The S’more Oreos cookies are the best! I will be so sad to see them “go away” at the end of
    summer. Thanks for sharing your favorites!

  7. Hi Jen! In the summer one of my favorite things to do is hang out with my daughter at Starbucks! She’s 17 now and I want to spend every minute I can with her! We also enjoy walking our dog to Starbucks!

  8. My June favourites were simple facial toner and simple vital vitamin day and night cream and my all time favourite is simple micellar cleansing water

      1. I have tried others brands of micellar cleansing water but I always go back to simple micellar cleansing water

  9. Three words, Jen: Red Velvet Oreos! I was skeptical at first but now my husband and I prefer them over regular Oreos! Soooo good! Can’t wait to find a pack of the S’mores!

  10. My actual fav thing to do in the sun is to stay out of the sun…lol…. the sun and I don’t agree…my skin doesn’t like it and I am just not a fan of sweating! TMI?….. Love your blog/videos…and yes, time moves quickly! Enjoy your July as well.

  11. I think you have great taste, Jen! I always enjoying seeing your favorites 🙂 I’ll have to check out that show and I’m LIVING in Target clothes lately lol They’re just so comfortable in this heat! I liked those cookies, too, even though I really don’t like Oreos…There is also some S’mores ice cream in my freezer right now! I have a Too Faced blush palette that I really like, so I’m excited to enter your eyeshadow palette giveaway. Still sad that I missed out on the Peaches palette…next time, I will be one of those crazy people that sets an alarm for midnight to buy it right away! haha Have a great day!

  12. Hi Jen, I love the Blue Nile tanzanite earrings, and the idea that you can pass on the gift down generations.

  13. Thanks for the Oreo tip: they’re great !! Also wanted to let you know I submitted and voted for your blog in the Streamy Awards for 2016.

    1. Aw thanks! I think you’re the first person to do that for me! It means a lot that you thought of me 🙂

  14. I’m not understanding rafflecopter. I entered about 3 ways listed, but never had to sign in anywhere on here, so I’m not sure how it would recognize who I am. 🙂

    Anyway, the s’more cookies sound very interesting. I’m not a big oreo kind of gal, but might be willing to try these!

    1. Yet I see that my name shows up in the widget, even though I never signed in. Alien technology I suspect. haha! 🙂

  15. Grace and Frankie is a great show. I’m a few episodes in and am hooked. Have you seen the new show, Stranger Things? It just came out the 15th. I heard it’s suppose to be thrilling. Thanks for sharing.

  16. I love limited edition oreos. The most recent I tried were the cinnabon ones and those were delicious. They kinda tasted like snicker doodles. The reese’s peanut butter cup oreos are still probably my favorite limited edition ones. I wish they came out with sampler packs for oreos so I don’t feel obligated to finish a whole pack :-O

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