Things I’m Loving These Days

I haven’t done one of these posts in a while.  They’re always fun, so here we go!

Sparkling Ice Coconut Limeade

It seems people either love coconut or hate it.  I’m one of those who love it.  This is my all time new favorite flavor of the Sparkling Ice drinks.  It has just the right amount of both coconut and lime.  It’s very refreshing on a hot, humid day!

Jacobean Sunset Knit Top


I found this shirt when it was on sale a few weeks back in a Serengeti catalog.  It’s comfortable and just perfect for fall and winter!  I love the vibrant colors and the 3/4 sleeves.  There is also a green version that I like as well.

This Mug

I saw this on Amazon and couldn’t resist.  It made me laugh because there really is some truth in it!


Publix Heath Bar Cookies

These are the BEST cookies!  I know a lot of people who say they don’t care for Heath Bars but who love these cookies.  Our Publix seems to run out of them as soon as they put them out.  One of their bakery employees told me they are so popular that they’re almost always making some in the back so to always ask if I don’t see any out.  I have asked once and was rewarded with warm cookies just out of the oven!  Yum!

Homemade Things Made Out of My Old Scrub Tops

I retired my veterinary license last year and I was trying to decide what to do with all my old scrub tops and pants.  I was thinking about taking them to Goodwill.  But then I decided someone could maybe put them to good use and make something out of them.  I have a friend whose mother is an excellent seamstress and makes potholders, hot pads, casserole carriers, bag holders, bowl holders, walker bags, and now masks.  So I gave them to her and she was glad to get them.   Here are a few samples.

This was a favorite scrub top turned pot holder. She backed it with burgundy material from scrub pants.

Another favorite turtle scrub jacket I had turned pot holder. The yellow backing was made from a pair of scrub pants I had

mask made out of same scrub jacket

casserole carrier made from scrub top

Seasonal decorative masks

I decided to embrace the mask wearing as it doesn’t look like this COVID-19 virus is going away anytime soon.  I love these Halloween masks I found on ETSY.  I sent a set to each of my two sons (who both have their mom’s Halloween crazy genes).

 This black with green bats was another ETSY find.  Might have to get this one too.  I gotta have bats for Halloween!

Love, love love!

I loved these I found in a catalog.  More bats and a beautiful fall foliage mask in lovely fall colors.

This next mask was also an old scrub top of mine.  Well, actually, I bought it on sale and it still had the price tag on it so I never actually wore it.  But it made a cute mask!

My friend’s mother is also making Thanksgiving masks too (she found the cutest turkey material) and Christmas masks.  So more pictures to come soon!  Can we say MASK ADDICTION? 

Amazon has some really cute printed disposable masks now too.  I saw this one last night.  BLUEBIRDS!!!!!

Pumpkin Pie Coffee

I love all things pumpkin and this coffee was no exception.

Pulse Oximeter

I learned how invaluable this little gadget was when my sister was in the hospital fighting COVID last month.  The hospital was planning to discharge her on oxygen but to my surprise, the oxygen company I met at her house to get it all set up, had no monitoring device they supplied with their oxygen services, nor did their company sell them.  I decided I needed to purchase a pulse oximeter which is an electronic device that measures the saturation of oxygen carried in your red blood cells.  It also gives a pulse reading.  A nurse told me that Walgreens and Walmart were selling out of these babies fast.  She recommended Amazon (where she got hers).  We got my sister one and I decided to order one too.  I bought mine a month ago and when I checked last night, the price had dropped $8 from when I purchased it (just my luck)!

What things are you loving these day?  I wish you all a happy, healthy, and a safe fall season!


About Gail

I am a wife, mother, sister, aunt, friend, veterinarian, and wanna be writer. I love nature and animals of all kinds, music, cooking, and spending time with my family.
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5 Responses to Things I’m Loving These Days

  1. Relax... says:

    I love this post! And I love the tunic top! Cool masks, too — though it must’ve been hard to part with them (and your license).

    I have tried only one other flavor Sparkling drink — not totally disappointing but not exactly memorable, because the mango-flavored is the one I LONG for when I haven’t had soda in weeks!

    I’m EVER so glad your sister is out of the hospital! I hope her healing is more and more and more!

    And what I’m loving these days is maybe strange — and possibly illegal: I’m loving the passing of summer! 😮 I’m tired of the heat! I’m loving wearing socks to bed again!!

    • Gail says:

      I’m with you and I’m so done with the heat and humidity! I’m SO ready for fall! We’ve had about four cooler days where we got to have the windows open and slept with them open and I’ve never slept better!

      I love most all the Sparkling Ice drinks but they don’t love me and sometimes aggravate my GERD. I love the strawberry Kiwi and also the pineapple coconut. I did try one I didn’t care for. I think it was orange nectarine or something or maybe peach nectarine (can’t remember). While it tasted good, it smelled just like cat pee and I just couldn’t take that! Felt like I had my head in the litter box! Didn’t buy that flavor again! LOL!

      • Relax... says:

        And It’s surprising how non-well people sleep in the heat even with A/C, isn’t it (even up here), but yes, finally, Autumn has started!

  2. Love that top Gail! I’ve haven’t looked at Serengeti’s stuff in a long time. Guess I need to! I wonder what that pumpkin coffee would taste like with the pumpkin spice creamer.

    • Gail says:

      I love Serengeti but usually just buy the clothes when they’re on sale as they are a little pricey. They have some pretty things though. Haven’t tried the coffee with a pumpkin spice creamer…. just plain cream and some Reddi Wip or Cool Whip. It would probably be really good though!

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