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Posted by sharilyn On February - 28 - 2015

So, with me trying to get back into the blogging thing, I was thinking it would be fun to do a monthly favorites post! Just random things I’ve been loving the past month. Recipes, movies, songs, makeup… you get the idea. This isn’t an original idea; I know tons of bloggers do things like this, and I thought it might be a fun thing to do. I love hearing what other people are loving, and most of the time it gives me ideas of things to check out, which I then end up loving!

February Favorites

1. My Brother’s Salsa

This salsa is so good. SO GOOD. I’ve always been very picky with salsa; no idea why. I tend to like my salsa fairly mild and it seems like if I ever find one that has a good flavor, it’s too spicy for me. This stuff is perfect. Their house salsa (medium) is my favorite. It’s more mild than medium though, in my opinion. Greg likes his salsa spicier, so he’s been mixing the house (medium) and the original (hot). We’ve gone through 3-4 jars of this stuff already, and I know it’s going to have a permanent home in our refrigerator. We bought ours at Walmart, but I know some Whole Foods have started carrying it as well (which tells you it has good ingredients), so you may be able to find it at most grocery stores.

2. Juicer

We’ve had this juicer for a few years, but mainly had used it for juicing lemons for lemonade. This past month though, we’ve been using it for orange juice, and I’m kicking myself for not doing this more! We’ve been using it a few times a week, and each glass we make uses 3-4 oranges, depending on size and amount of juice from each orange. Think of all of the nutrients you’re getting in each glass!

I remember reading articles about how the orange juice you buy at the store, even the ones touted as “100% juice”, or “not made from concentrate”, are not at all what you may think you’re buying. A lot of the nutrients and flavor are stripped away and added back in the form of chemicals, to make it taste like what people expect orange juice to taste like.

Anyway, I am definitely not here to preach to you. I just find it fascinating to learn about things like this, and wanted to share something we’ve been using a lot this past month!

3. Loreal Carbon Black Voluminous Mascara

I’ve used Loreal’s Voluminous mascara for years and have always loved it. Due to beauty box subscriptions and just wanting to branch out and try new products, I’ve been trying different mascaras the past couple of years. I guess I just needed to see if there was anything better out there. I’ve tried tons of drugstore and high end mascaras, and I’m coming back to my tried and true. I just cannot find any mascara I love more than this one.

Full disclosure: I have fairly long lashes, but they’re lacking in volume, so I like a mascara that adds volume, not length. If that’s something you want in a mascara and you haven’t tried this one, check it out!

So that’s it! Not too many for this first month, but all things that have really been loved by our little family over the past 28 days.

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