Friday, May 3, 2024

Friday Faves

Trying yet another new (to me) link up today with some Friday Favorites, hosted by Erika at A Little Bit of Everything and Andrea at Momfessionals.  

First favorite...I had a facial on Monday morning and it was pure bliss. My primary care group has a brand new office and they've added a beautiful medical spa beside the main building. It might even be the same building but with separate entrances. I haven't had a facial in a long time and they're my absolute favorite spa treatment. 

I wish I hadn't loved the sun as much as I did when I was younger, but doing what I can now to correct what can be corrected. I'm not interested in surgical procedures but am on board with a good facial, Vitamin C serum, retinol, and the esthetician has me seriously considering laser now too. Has anyone done laser on their face? I have some dark spots that she can treat on their own, but she says I'm a good candidate for full face laser. 

Sounds super freaky and very 21st century, but here we are. 

We've been going (as per always) mach ten here for the past many months, and just stepping in to the quiet beautiful treatment room with the warm bed and the weighted blanket, the low light and subtle scent of lavender, it was exactly what I needed. I loved it so much I might have booked another. 

Up next...I rarely see a movie in the theatre anymore, but this week I went with some neighbors to see Unsung Hero. We all really enjoyed it. The film tells the true story of the Smallbone family, parents to the brothers from King and Country and their talented sister Rebecca St. James. Bring your tissues. 

Thirdly...I'm still walking in the neighborhood and like I said on Monday, there are some crazy steep spots I do not at all enjoy. But! When I get to the top of the first hill I'm rewarded with the sweet sweet scent of honeysuckle growing wild around the trunk of a tall tree. 

Y'all. That smell takes me right back to my childhood and summer afternoons at the swim club. Honeysuckle grew wild along the fence there and when the lifeguards shooed the kids out of the pool for adult swim we'd hang out by the fence tasting the honeysuckle. 

Next thing...hubs spent the entire day Thursday cleaning all of our porches, patios, outdoor rugs, outdoor furniture and the dock. Whew! It's an enormous job and I'd have broken it up a bit, but he is a 'giterdone' kind of guy so a full day it was. I volunteer on Thursdays so was not home to help, but this is his wheelhouse, and as he says 'The porch pirates are back in business'. 

Aaaand....because he knocked it out in a day we had our first morning coffee of the season on the upper deck this very morning. It's my favorite favorite. 

Lastly...we have baby bluebirds in our bluebird house. This is the sixth year I think and I'm guessing maybe it's the same mom and dad? 

Maybe not? I'm not an ornithologist, but I do love birds in the wild and these babies are adorable and noisy and their parents are beautiful. 

What are some of your faves from the week that was? 


  1. I’m a no- frills kinda gal. So no laser treatments for me unless it was a prescribed medical procedure for skin cancer. I’m 70 and I have 70 year old skin.

    Proverbs 31:30
    “Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised.“. That’s what is most important.

    How sweet to have baby bluebirds. I don’t believe I have ever seen any around here. You have a beautiful deck. Yeah I’d be sitting out there all the time!

    1. I absolutely agree what's on the inside is key, but I also want to take care of the skin I'm in. I had too much sun as a teenager and want to do what I can to correct and prevent further damage where possible. I'm comfortable with my age and happy for the lines that say I lived and laughed a lot : ) Enjoy your weekend!

  2. What an enjoyable post.

    I hear you on the laser but I just can't take that step. I've done fillers for years but the bruising from them has gotten so bad since I've gotten older so I haven't done it in 2 years. Just takes longer than I like to heal from it.

    Enjoy those clean porches and patio this weekend!

  3. The birdhouse looks perfect for another new family! How fun to see them return each year. Your porches are so great and of course you had your morning coffee out there! The honeysuckle is beautiful but I would have to stay away from it. Like lilies, it would cause me a very bad headache. Happy weekend!

  4. I have never had a facial but your description of your time there sounds lovely and it makes me want one! Have never done laser and would be interested in learning more about what it can all do- I have sun damage, too. Hubby and I and friends are seeing the Fall Guy tonight in the theater. We don´t go to theaters too much but some of our friends really enjoy going to the theater so we have been going more lately. I hope your weekend is a great one! Also, your deck or patio whatever the picture with the table top fire depicts looks amazing!! I would sit out there all weekend ;).

  5. The facial sounds amazing! What a lovely treat. Your neighbourhood looks like a lovely place for a walk. How wonderful to have the baby birds in your bird house.

  6. I enjoyed your post. I may have to consider doing this one sometime. I've never had a facial, but I'm so glad you got one since you love them so much. We have honeysuckle all along the back of our property. I've always thought it was so beautiful, but we've let it get a little out of control so I need to take the trimmer back there and try to tame it down a little. One of our birdhouses has a bird that made a nest. I don't know if there are babies in the nest yet or not. I don't want to scare the mama away. Hope you have a great weekend.

  7. Just had a massage yesterday and it was heaven after a long travel day and a diverted flight. I think a facial sounds like a good plan next.

  8. The smell of honeysuckle definitely takes me back! I used to go to Pennsylvania every summer to visit grandparents and that's what the scent reminds me of. I love getting a facial, and have found someone I really like. I have started going regularly to help with some midlife skin issues I'm having. She said she used to do laser treatments, but stopped because clients didn't like the recovery time. Basically, it was at least a week with peeling, red skin. Now she focuses on microdermabrasion and dermaplaning. I did the dermabrasion and liked it. But for the price, I would rather go more regularly with the basic facial. Anyway, hope you have a good weekend. Your view from the patio is to die for!

  9. I also have never had a facial but would like to, I would love a massage

  10. Oh those baby birds! So sweet.

  11. Hooray on the facial. What you described sounds so relaxing. How wonderful that you went to a movie. Those trees are so pretty. So glad the patio is now in order to enjoy it. Oh my, the babies are so darn cute. Hope you have a nice week ahead.