Brilliant Things to Treat Yourself this Autumn

Christmas is more than three months away and summer is over. It’s a natural cycle of life and the calendar, yet it can also be a hard time to adapt the loss of sunshine. This list is a selection to treat yourself to balance the loss of summer’s longer days and warmer weather – or good to add to a gift list for later. As always, the Amazon affiliate links benefit me, but just barely.

Marie Kondo will be speaking at the 2015 Web Summit. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying: A simple, effective way to banish clutter forever

The Mindfulness Colouring Book: Anti-stress art therapy for busy people

Just Add Color: Mid-Century Modern Patterns: 30 Original Illustrations To Color, Customize, and Hang


Lovable Livable Home

To control the dust this winter when we have to live without the fresh summer breeze coming through our windows. I bought one a couple years ago and it’s still going strong. Air Purifier and Ioniser Plug In – Maxim

SO practical!  RAVPower® Portable Car Jump Starter Portable Charger w/12,000mAh Capacity (500 Amp Boost, 1A & 2A iSmart USB Charging Ports, LED Light & Strobe)

For running in the cold.  Sperry Top-Sider Men’s Stretch Nylon with Touchscreen, Black/True Blue, Large/X-Large

Apple Watch Stand, [Charging Bowl] Charging Docking Station for All Editions of Apple Watch – Made of Silicone- Retail Packaging (Carbon Black)

For when the weather is horrible outside, but your little kid is full of energy and trying to bounce off the walls. Next step, hook up a generator to it so you can power the house! Hedstrom Junior Trampoline

…and so messes can literally follow you everywhere, but stay in a tidy drawstring bag. EZY Tidy Buddy Toy Organizer Blue


Now, I’m often asked what I use on my face because I don’t look my age. So, here’s a list of a few of the things I use daily/weekly to nourish and nurture my skin.

Coppertone Sensitive Skin Faces SPF 50, 2oz

I use this to help my skin forgive me for the biting cold wind that comes down the river and hits my face when I go out in the winter.
Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate 1oz (30ml)

ProX by Olay Advanced Cleansing System 0.68 Fl Oz, 1-Count (packaging may vary) I use this once a week.

Bag Balm 2 Pack (8 Ounce & 1 Ounce) I’ve used this daily since age 17. 

O’Keeffe’s Working Hands Cream, 3.4 oz.

Organix Renewing Moroccan Argan Oil Penetrating Oil (All Hair Types)3.3 fl. oz. (100 ml)

I use something similar to this (I get mine from a local shop) on my hair on work-from-home days so it soaks up the oil for several hours then I wash it. It’s much softer and less prone to tangles in spite of it being a little dry from highlights. InstaNatural ORGANIC Argan Oil For Hair, Face, Skin & Nails – 100% PURE & ECOCERT Certified -4OZ Bottle- Moroccan Argan Oil

What would you indulge in to wish summer a fond farewell?

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