Friday, March 3, 2017

Five on Friday - Favorites

Well, we made it through the week and the weekend is finally here!  We don’t have too much going on, so I’m hoping to get a few things done around the house.

Here are some of my favorites from the week…

O N E – A Hilarious Text Message

On Tuesday I posted the picture below on Instagram for some morning motivation and I didn’t even think twice about it.

Well late in the afternoon, I get a text from my “cool, fun aunt” (she told me to say that - hahahaha - but it's true) saying that those words and the placement of it (on the bed) totally made it look dirty.  Lol.  Not what I was going for at all, but I guess I need to pay more attention to stuff like that in the future… you know, for all of those people who always have their minds in the gutter!  I’m surprised Brian didn’t say anything about it… ;o)



T W O – A New Dress

I am completely obsessed with the off the shoulder trend for spring, and I came across THE CUTEST DRESS earlier this week… it is currently marked down from $75 to only $17.99 and you get free shipping!  $17.99!!  From J. Crew!  All of the reviews are saying that it runs at least two sizes too large so I ordered an XXS… I don’t think I’ve ever worn an XXS in anything in my whole life, but judging by the fact that they also have an XXXS, I’m thinking that I made the right decision.  Now hopefully I’ll be able to fit more than just one arm in it when it arrives.  Ha!  



T H R E E – An Exciting Surprise

Yesterday I arrived home to a package in the mail that I didn't remember ordering.  I was so surprised and even more excited when I opened it and saw Shay's new cookbook!!  Last year, she sent me an advanced copy of her last cookbook Eats, but she had emailed me first so I knew that it was coming.  This one was a complete surprise... and one of my favorite things that happened all week!  It comes out on April 1st, but you can preorder it now here.  And this is in no way sponsored, nor did Shay ask me to spread the word... I just love her and I make her recipes all the time, so I just wanted to share the love with you, too.  Thank you for the sweet gift, Shay!  I can't wait to whip up something yummy with my babies!


F O U R – New Haircut

Well, I chopped five inches off of my hair this week!  It’s just barely past my shoulders now and I am loving it!  It hasn’t been this short in seven years!  My hair has always been really fine and thin, so when it gets too long I can’t get it to do anything.

Speaking of which, I came across this spray on somebody else’s blog and I’m thinking of trying it.  It’s just so dang expensive I’m not sure if it will be worth it or not.  Supposedly you just spray it on dry hair and it adds texture and volume to fine hair.  Sounds too good to be true.  Has anybody tried this?

And just for the record, I despise taking selfies... I don't ever know where to look or how to have my face.  #Awkward



F I V E – New Music

You guys, I’ve been waiting for this day for weeks!  Ed Sheeran’s new album is out today!  I’ll be downloading it first thing this evening when we get home!  EEK!



Well, that’s enough for today!  Wish me luck… we are taking Olivia for her very first haircut this evening and I don’t know if my mommy heart can take it.  Cue all the tears!

*Linking up with A Liz Adventures and Carolina Charm for Five on Friday, A Little Bit of Everything for Friday Favorites,  September Farm and The Farmer's Wife for Oh Hey, Friday, Meet @ the Barre for Friday Favorites, and Cup of Tea for High Five for Friday.

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47 comments:

  1. That letter board saying is to funny on the bed! I must have missed it on IG! I died laughing!! HAHAHA
    I can't wait to get Shay's new cookbook! I have it preordered!
    LOVE your hair! It is precious!! I need to do something with mine!
    Hope you guys have an awesome weekend!!

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  2. I'm ashamed of myself for not recognizing the dirtiness of the letter board!

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  3. I didn't think about it at first glance when you posted that photo, but then after I looked again I did. Guess my mind's in the gutter too. Ha ah! That cookbook is awesome!!! I need to get it. Can't wait to see Olivia's haircut. Have a great weekend.

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  4. Love the haircut! Shorter looks really good on you! And I got Shay's cookbook yesterday, too! Isn't it so cute? I'll probably share it when she gets back from her break :) And I can't believe I didn't catch the dirtiness of your IG post--I do teach 7th grade so my mind is constantly in the gutter making sure I don't say anything that could be taken that way in class haha!
    Sarah at MeetTheShaneyfelts

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  5. So funny about the letteboard! That went right past my head when I first saw it LOL. Your hair looks AMAZING!! How awesome you got Shay's new cookbook! Enjoy your weekend!

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  6. Your aunt is hilarious! I didn't think anything of it at first, but now that she mentioned it... ;) Have the best weekend! Love your cut!

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  7. Oh my gosh! How funny about your letterboard! LOL! Loooooooove your hair! It looks amazing!

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  8. Sorry I'm with auntie- I thought the same thing, and there's nothing wrong with that! Lol! Your haircut is fab and that dress is going to be so fun for the spring and summer!

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    1. Haha. I'm just so surprised that I didn't see it before I posted it!

      And thank you!

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  9. Ever since you posted that don't stop get it get it last week or whenever that was, I have been singing that song. Also feel I need to make it into my cardio shirt. Have a great weekend.

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    1. Haha! I've been singing it, too! Have a great weekend, Deena!

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  10. That letter board and your aunt's text are both awesome - LOL! How sweet of Shay! I'm sure that was the best happy mail surprise!! Your hair looks beautiful! Hooray for a fresh new "do"! Have a beautiful first weekend of March! xo - Brenda // ChattingOverChocolate.com

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  11. LOVE your haircut girl - looks so great!! I just heard a new song on his album this morning - new man or something like that and I love it!! He's so amazing! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  12. Your hair looks incredible sweetie pie! Seriously so stinking cute! I love Ed Sheeran, cannot wait to download this album as well. You're gonna look so cute in your new J.Crew dress, can't wait to see it on you! Have a most wonderful and sweet weekend!

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    1. Thanks, girl! It feels so much lighter! I'm loving it! Might have to keep it this length through the summer... it's probably going to be an extra hot one!

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  13. LOVE the shorter length and that cookbook looks like so much fun. I had the same thoughts on the letterboard too. I was just to "nice" to say anything about it. Baha ha ha! Have an amazing weekend girl.

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  14. That's pretty funny about the letter board and the bed. I don't think I would have thought about that myself! In your selfie, you look a lot like my cousin! Also, so nice about the cookbook! Enjoy!

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  15. What a fun list of favorites! I absolutely LOVE your hair cut. I love the length. Also, how fun about the cookbook! Have a wonderful weekend!

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    1. Thank you, Jenna! I'm loving it, too! Have a great weekend!

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  16. How awesome you got a copy of the cookbook! Loving your new hair! I have an appointment on Thursday and can't wait! I needed a haircut like yesterday. Have a great weekend :) Beautifully Candid

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    1. I can't wait to see your hair! Yours is getting long! Have a great weekend, Sierra!

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  17. I LOVE that J Crew dress-going to check it out right now! And okay honestly I kind of thought that when I saw the letterboard on your bed hahaha. I figured you weren't trying to be dirty..but I can see where your aunt read it that way! Too funny! Have a great weekend, girl!

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  18. Literally LOL'd at your aunts comment, that is hilarious and I didn't even think of that.
    Loving the new hair girl! I've heard the same thing about that spray but haven't tried it -- most texturizing sprays make your hair feel dirty and I hate that feeling, hence why I haven't bought it and tried it. I have a lot of hair, but it's fine and so flat.
    Hope y'all have a great weekend!
    xo, Lily
    Beauty With Lily

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  19. I use the Ouai texturizing spray and really like it. It smells so good. Love your new hair, looks great on you. Have a great weekend.

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  20. YES on all these things! The sign placement was pretty funny, I didn't notice that either until you pointed it out. Love Shay and I think it's because of her that my family and my husband's coworkers think I'm a good cook. (Totally. Not.) Love your haircut too! Happy Friday!

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    1. Haha. Same same same. I do cook a lot of her recipes and they are all so good!

      And thank you! Happy Friday!

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  21. that hair length really suits you!

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  22. That dress is super cute & your hair looks great!

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  23. Your hair looks so cute Linds. I love it! Good luck with Olivia's first hair cut. I did not at all think that about the IG pic when I first saw it if that makes you feel any better. So funny though! Enjoy your weekend.

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  24. Oh my gosh I would have peed my pants from jumping and fan-girling if I got a package from Shay - ha! That is so stinking exciting :)! My girls love to cook so that sounds like a perfect book. Ok and the memo board and your aunt - HILARIOUS :) seriously...priceless. And I also love that dress and I always freak out when it says to size down, I remember doing it with some leggings and fearing I would pop out of them and look like a sausage BUT the reviews were thankfully correct. The price too -- hmm its so cute I think I need it. xoxo ERIN

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  25. Love the shorter hair and that off the shoulder dress! Have a great weekend!

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  26. That board on your bed is too funny! I love the smell of Living Proof sprays.

    Lisa
    Daily Style Finds

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    1. Oh yay! I'm so glad to hear that! I'll have to try the little bottle and see if I like it!

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  27. That dress is oh so cute! And I love your hair!!! Have a happy weekend! :)

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    1. Thank you, Brandi! You have a great weekend, too!

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  28. That dress is adorable, wish I could figure out how to make the off-the-shoulder look work for me though. Have a great weekend and love the hair!

    http://www.bormandco.com

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    1. Oh my goodness, you could totally pull it off!

      And thank you, I'm loving how much lighter it is!

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  29. Aw, it's so fun to get surprises in the mail! Very nice of Shay.

    I like your hair! That's awesome you decided to get it shorter. I hope the product works well if you decide to try it out!

    I pre-ordered Ed's album on iTunes last night, so I'm really excited to finally listen to it as well. I just love him, and I really want to see him live again. I haven't seen him live since he was an opening act.

    -Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.blogspot.com

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  30. LOL at the letter board!! Too funny!! Love your hair and the striped top you are wearing!! That J Crew dress is a steal!!

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  31. I'm laughing so hard at your "dirty" letter board...that's amazing.

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  32. Eeekkk!!! That dress you got is SO CUTE!!!!! I love the fun summer dresses that are coming out! <3

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  33. Dying at your dirty letter board!! HA! You are darling in the selfie, as is the new do! Hope you're having a wonderful weekend!

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  34. Your hair looks great! The letter board comment is hilarious. I wouldn't of thought of that either.

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  35. Your hair looks awesome. Yay for a new cut for spring. I can't stop laughing at the IG picture now. I didn't see it until you said something about it. Love that dress and all things springy!!!

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  36. LOVE the new cut. I went shorter two hair cuts ago and it's such a nice and fresh change. Especially with my hair texture, which sounds very similar to yours!

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