February 05, 2013

Whole Lotta Love-Day 5 A Girl's Necessities

Hi Friends.  As I sat down to think about what to share today, my mind came to several things.  Several memories came to mind and I knew what I had to share.

Years ago when I was in middle school, there was a group of "preppy" girls who after gym class would lather themselves in the best smelling perfumes.  I can still smell the fresh scent from the locker room.  I was shy and always too chicken to ask them what it was.  One day after class, I overheard their conversation and it included the mention of the raspberry body spray they had purchased in a nearby mall.  The next time I went there with my mom, we searched every store for "that smell."  I found something similar but not quite it.  Not too long after that, I heard them mention Bath and Body Works.  That was my answer and where my obsession began.  Luckily, there was one opening in that same mall very soon and I too soon had that good smelling Sun Ripened Raspberry body spray.  
Since then, I have always loved perfume.  It is part of my morning routine along with putting on my makeup.  I must have on my perfume.  I love it.
You can see from my collection, I love it.  I have a few bottles of "expensive" stuff but I like the body sprays mostly.  

The next part of my "getting ready routine" is my jewelry.  I love my jewelry.  No, I am not loaded with lots of fancy diamonds or gold, but rather my cheap costume jewelry.  I must have a necklace and bracelet to go with each outfit.  There is a new store that just opened in town not too long ago that has an entire wall of jewelry like this including bracelets, necklaces and earrings all for $1!  Needless to say, I love that store too!

Here is my bracelet collection.
My mom bought me this box to store them all in several years ago and it is now bulging.  The lid will not fit down on it.  I am now on the hunt for a larger prim box.

And the necklaces....

I'm ashamed to say that's not all of them. (SMILE)

So that you have it is my loves for today.  My girly necessities.

Until next time....


  1. Oh my Heavens Holly!!! Sunriped Raspberry was my very first lotion from Bath and Body Works. A roomate of mine in college had some and where our college was there was no store. So when she flew home for Christmas break I had her pick me up some. I loooove it too. I have several body lotions and sprays and soaps from there. Hubby stocks me up each Christmas. As for the jewlery......me too:) I wear a necklace with every outfit, even if it's just jeans and a long-t from American Eagle. I get jewlery every Mother's day from the girls. They usually buy it at Fred Myer and if I am lucky from Downeast. It's so fun to see someone like me:) -Steph-

  2. Just like your Mama, huh? We got to take our men to the Beehive on our trip. {giggle} Your jewelry always looks so neat on you and makes your outfit. And you know Darbee Rae is going to be just like you. Funny how she comes here and goes to my perfume like today.

  3. Wow what cool things.
    A $1?? What a great store.
    I am sure Darbee has so much fun with your girlie things.
    I love body sprays too.
    Woolie Hugs

  4. I love my jewelry too, Holly. But, now that I'm getting older, I don't bother so much with it. I wear it on Sundays and when I go out, but just going to the store, earrings and rings have to be one!!!!!