Friday, April 15, 2022

Five on Friday - First Communion Dress, Sulfurzyme, Daily Games, and Best Lent Ever

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It's a very important Friday today – Good Friday – and I have a few things to share with y'all, including a couple that are fitting for the special weekend on the horizon...  

O N E – First Communion Dress

Olivia will be making her First Communion in May, so we have been on the hunt for a First Communion dress for her to wear.  I searched high and low across many websites, and all of the dresses were either super expensive or they weren’t all that cute.  My favorite dress was this one at Nordstrom, but I just didn’t want to spend $95 on something she’ll only wear once, so I continued to shop around. 

I’m so glad I kept looking because I ended up finding that exact same dress on major sale at Macy’, and we ended up getting it for $56.  The quality is top-notch (I mean, it better be since the original price is $144!!), it’s absolutely gorgeous, and it fits Olivia like it was made for her.  It’s also extremely twirly, and that’s the main thing Olivia looks for in a dress, so it was a winner in her book, too.  ;o)

We’ll be buying a flower crown for her to wear with it, and we just can’t wait to see her all dressed up on her big day! 

And if you can't catch it on sale at Macy's, Dillard's has it priced at $85 here all the time, so it's not nearly as expensive as it is at Macy's.


T W O – Sulfurzyme

Y’all know I LOVE my Young Living.  I may not talk about their products much on the blog, but I am a loyal Young Living customer and I have been using a wide array of their products for years now.  They offer a huge selection of products – not just essential oils like most people think – and all of their products are clean.  That’s why I started using them in the first place. 

I started taking one of their supplements at the beginning of March and I wanted to share it today because I love it so much.  Sulfurzyme is a blend of MSM (a dietary sulfur) and Ningxia Wolfberry that has loads of benefits.  I have been having trouble with hair loss for the last few years, and I know several ladies who have had lots of success with this supplement, so I decided to try it for myself.

I started taking it about six weeks ago, and I already have tons of baby hairs growing all over my head, primarily around my hair line.  My hair feels thicker and fuller already, and it feels healthier, too.  I’ve also noticed that my hair isn’t breaking off as easily, and it’s also not shedding nearly as much as it was either.  I used to have to clean out my brush every few days, and now there’s hardly anything to clean out. 

In addition to supporting hair and skin health, Sulfurzyme also supports joint health, normal range of motion, bone health, circulation, and the immune system.  I can’t speak to the other benefits as I’m not sure it’s something I would notice anyway, but it has definitely helped with my hair regrowth.  It’s also certified vegan friendly, gut friendly, keto friendly, and cruelty free, too.  The capsules have no scent or flavor, and I haven’t had any negative side effects from taking them.

The suggested use is two capsules two times daily, but I’ve only been taking two capsules one time daily, and I’ve already noticed a difference in my hair growth.  One bottle is a bit pricey, but each bottle contains 300 capsules, so it will last around five – six months at the rate I’m taking them, making the cost less around $10/month, or $0.33/day. 

Between the Sulfurzyme, my beloved daily multi-vitamins, my elderberry, and of course, my mostly healthy diet, I feel like my body is getting everything it needs!  I have also considered starting a turmeric supplement since turmeric has so many benefits, but I haven’t looked into it yet.  If you take turmeric, let me know which brand you use and if you like it!

And also, if you consider ordering this Sulfurzyme, be sure to talk to your doctor first.  I love to share things with y’all that I love, but I’m obviously not a doctor.  ;o)


T H R E E – Wordle

I finally jumped on the Wordle train several weeks ago, and it’s been a fun brain exercise every day.  So far, on my best day, I guessed the word in two tries, and on my worst day, I got it in six tries.  I have yet to miss it altogether, although, I’m sure it’ll happen one day!


F O U R – Heardle

And speaking of Wordle, have y’all heard of Heardle?  It’s like Wordle, but for music!  I’m a die-hard music fan so I look forward to this every day even more than Wordle.  My taste is very eclectic, and I love almost all genres, old and new, so I consider myself to be very knowledgeable about music. 

Heardle is very similar to that old game show “Name that Tune,” and it has been so much fun to play every day.  Most days, I get it in just one note, but some days it’s taken a bit longer.  There have been a couple of days that I didn’t know the song at all, but that’s been rare. 

But anyway, if you like music, you should totally try Heardle.  It’s so much fun! 

F I V E – Best Lent Ever

I started doing Dynamic Catholic’s “Best Lent Ever” back in 2020, and I look forward to it each year.  Every day, they send an email to your inbox with a short video (usually 2-5 minutes), and the videos are always very inspiring.  Each year has a theme, and this year, they sent not one, but two, videos each day.  The theme this year for one series was “The Generosity Habit,” and the other theme was “Difficult Teachings.”   

I have watched all of the videos in both themes this Lent, and although I loved both, The Generosity Habit resonated with me the most.  Each day, the speaker talked about the different ways to be generous and why generosity is so important in this current world of self-centeredness, and then each video ends with a suggestion for a generosity habit that you can start. 

A few of the habits that he suggested were catching someone doing something right and praising them for it, going out of your way to make someone’s day, teaching your expertise to someone, asking someone what their dreams are and doing something to help them accomplish that dream, going out of your way to encourage someone, standing up for someone who is being treated unjustly, complimenting a stranger, praying extra hard for someone who needs it, giving someone a hug, spending time with someone, etc. 

There were 40 different suggestions on how to be more generous, and they all included little back stories and elaborations on why they’re important.  The series also discusses how generosity and gratitude go hand in hand, and how gratitude is such an important factor of being able to live a happy, fulfilled life.  It was such a great series (my favorite Best Lent Ever yet), and it’s inspired me to start trying to be my most generous self. 


Friday Funnies Notes

On the Blog This Week

 Items in My Emergency Car Kit

Our Week – The One with My Birthday Celebration at Momma and Daddy's

Our 2022 Disney World Trip by the Numbers


It's a Good Friday, indeed.  Sunday is coming.


  1. I try to bestow generosity as much as possible. Love the communion dress.

  2. I missed Wordle today because there was one letter missing that had too many options! I tried heardle once but couldn't figure it out, lol. Hope you have a great weekend and Easter!

  3. My coworkers got me into Wordle about two weeks ago. I enjoy it. I haven't missed one yet either. They also talked about heardle, but I never played it. Olivia's dress is beautiful. Glad you got it on sale.

  4. I wore a flower crown at my first Communion too! My friend and I both did, and all the other girls wore veils. We loved being a bit different and the flowers looked so pretty. Can't wait to see pics of her all dressed up!

    1. Oh I love that so much!! I think it'll be extra special for Olivia. She likes to stand out, too. Haha.

  5. What a beautiful dress! I wore a flower crown for my first communion too.

    1. Aw I love that so much! Flower crowns will always be my favorite!


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