Friday, June 23, 2017

Friday Favorites #63

Welcome back Friday and welcome to another round of Friday Favorites. So here's what happens. Pretty much every week I go through and see what kind of pictures I've taken and then figure out what my favorites are for the week. Sometimes I even think to make a note or two during the week. Some weeks it comes easily and some weeks, not so much.

I'm linking up with quite a few blogger buddies to share. It's a great way to find new blogs and be found.

Let's get started with a Friday funny.


Seriously people? LOL!

Adding touches of red, white and blue to the house to get ready for the 4th of July.

Target is continuing to keep the dollar spot stocked with lots of red, white & blue, so it's not too late to get some patriotic bargains and they have lots of cute things for the little firecrackers in your house.


We are all loving Kent's Father's Day present. Our new friend "Alexa" is super handy and she's oh so smart. She can tell you a joke, answer questions, play your favorite songs and on and on.


Earlier this week I shared my love for this hair product. It's been around for a while, but is new to me and I love it.


 Our little friend Ella was at our house one night and I looked over and she was gently placing her hand right into Benny's hand print from when he was just a little older than her. It was so sweet. This little ceramic hand-print plaque is definitely an all time favorite.


Yesterday Rodan + Fields brought back a previous popular special. Buy any one of our four regimens and Lash Boost and get 20% off BOTH

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Hope you have a wonderful weekend and manage to stay cool and dry.
See you back here Monday.


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Thursday, June 22, 2017

Wednesday Night Concert With My Girl

Hey y'all! Are you ready to finish the week strong? We're almost to Friday and another weekend. I think it's going to be a hot one. Oh how I wish we had access to a pool. Oh well, eventually, right?

Last night Katie and I went to the Alameda County fair to see Jana Kramer. (I know I already told you we were going to). If you haven't already binge watched One Tree Hill and you like to spend some quality time with Netflix, you should consider it. Jana comes on the last few seasons. She's so stinkin' pretty and tiny and talented to boot. The whole package it would appear. Fun story. My brothers best friend from high school is married and lives in Nashville where Jana lives. Well his wife and Jana are good buddies. How cool is that?

She performs a great show and seems like the most genuine person. She includes people of all ages and interacts with the crowd.

She had this little guy up on stage and he truly did not crack a smile the entire time.

We got to the fairgrounds and went straight to the amphitheater to get decent seats. (which we did pretty well) It was too hot to think about doing anything else there.

Katie and I both agreed we wanted our legs to look like Jana's.

This was the first time we'd gone to a concert and we make pretty good concert buddies it I do say so myself.

Now onto a new shirt.

I just adore these empire waist tees made by Free People. Both Macy's and Nordstrom carry them. I ordered the white one and the green one and they are both so cute and comfy. Here's the problem. I have narrow shoulders anyway and these are made with a very generous neckline.

They wanted to fit me like this and I just think I'm a little past the "Flash dance" stage in my life so I ended up returning them. I'd say if you are looking for a tee with some personality and are maybe a little younger you should absolutely go for it. These would be perfect. 

So what's on your agenda for today. I am going to attend a memorial service for a sweet lady's husband who's in my bible study. Not necessarily a happy thing to do, but a good way to support her and show her we love her. (some other friends are going too)

Hope you have a great day! See back here tomorrow for another round of Friday Favorites.


Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Favorite Hair Product

Well here we are and another Wednesday has found us. I've been thinking lately I really needed to share with y'all my latest favorite hair product. You know how when you find something you like you just want to share it with all your friends? Well, that's what I'm going to do. Share it with y'all.

Even with all the chemical treatments I used to get on my hair I've never had as much trouble with dry, damaged ends as I have since moving to California. I talked with my hairdresser and she encouraged me to get a new flat iron. Sometimes when they are about ready to go on the fritz they will begin to overheat and damage your hair. I also bought several products she recommended to help combat the issue.

Even after using the new straightener for a while and all of the protective products, my hair was still being damaged right around my face. I started thinking maybe it was the water here and all the chemicals in it and I think I'm right. I've talked with several people who have experienced the same thing. So I was still on a quest for something to help me remedy the problem. I'd seen the "it's a 10" spray and heard good things about it but had never tried it. 

When we were in Nashville on one of our recent trips my friend had some and I tried it. I loved the way it made my hair feel, so as soon as I got home I bought a bottle.

Well what do you know? I recently realized the damaged hair around my face was gone. Honestly I'm still kind of amazed by it. Needless to say I'm a believer and if you open under my bathroom sink you'll be finding a cute blue bottle of this miracle leave-in product...just like the bottle says.

Have you tried this stuff? Do you have a favorite hair product I need to know about? I'd love for you to share in the comments. After all, we're all looking for the best things out there.

Happy Wednesday!

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Black Bell Sleeve Tee & Jeans

Good morning friends! It's supposed to be another scorcher here today. Actually the rest of the week is looking like it's going to be that way. Katie and I went out last week and took these pictures. I'll tell ya', it's so windy around here that it makes it really challenging to get pictures where my hair isn't going every which way.


I ordered this ruffle sleeve tee weeks ago and now that I've finally gotten around to sharing it, it's  sold out. Boooo! Luckily it's available in a tie front version that's basically the same and comes in 7 other colors and patterns. Yippee! It goes without saying that I'm a real sucker for a cute detail like a ruffled sleeve to up the cute factor on a basic piece like a t-shirt.

I'm carrying my Michael Kors saddle colored purse. I love the structure and size of this bag. You can find a similar one here or this striped option would be so cute for summer.

 This little tee is one of the softest shirts I've ever purchased. It's the same maker as my the bell sleeve top I shared with you here. This brand is one of my go-to's for quality and comfort. I paired it with a couple of other closet favorites of mine. Distressed jeans and wedges. If you haven't yet purchased a good pair of wedges for the summer I highly recommend these. You get the look and height of a heel without the discomfort. These are surprisingly easy to walk in and comfortable. 


What are your plans today? We are meeting our friends that are visiting a big splash pad to let the littles play. I bet between the water play and heat they'll be ready for some good naps this afternoon.

Happy Tuesday!


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Monday, June 19, 2017

Weekend Wrap Up - Father's Day Edition

Good Monday morning! I hope you had a great weekend. We did and we were super busy. Rather than boring you with all the details I'll share an abbreviated version and hit the highlights. I started off my weekend by going to get my annual mammogram.

Happy to have that marked off my list. ✔️

Friday night we picked up another friend at the airport who's coming to visit.  They are spending the first part of their visit at another friends and then coming to stay with us. These little girlies are just so stinkin' cute. Little ones today know all about the selfie and are all too happy to make silly faces to send on Snapchat.

We celebrated Father's Day all weekend.

Truer words never spoken.

I adore this picture of my dad when he was a little boy.

 He grew up to be the most wonderful man and is the best father a girl could ask for. God blessed me beyond measure when he gave me to my parents. Thank you Mom and Dad for all you do and who you are. I love you more than you'll ever know.

We missed having Benny around for our Father's Day celebration, but were lucky to have Katie at home. We managed to surprise Kent with a couple of gifts.  Our friends have and echo and he's quite intrigued with it so we got him one.

Last week it was on sale so I got lucky. I'd say if you watch it will be again or you can always use a coupon at Macy's and save a little.

We've been having a real heat wave. Yesterday we were out running around and the car thermometer got up to 107 degrees. Thankfully it's not humid, but I'm here to tell that even with no humidity, 107 is HOT and it's going to continue being in the upper 90's and hitting triple digits all week. Thank heavens for good A/C!

Have a great week friends.


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Friday, June 16, 2017

Friday Favorites #62

Hello friends and happy Fri-yaaaay!!! 
 Yesterday all day I though it seemed like Friday and now here it really is. Do you ever have days like that?
We've had a good week. The temperatures have finally gone back up and it feels like summer again. I just love feeling the warmth when I walk outside. I guess you could say that's a favorite. Let's see what else made me happy this week in the favorites department.


Katie captured all these fun pictures of me and Kent last weekend. He's a favorite for sure. Whenever he sees pictures of us together like this he says, "I'm tall" and I follow with "I'm short". We're so used to it that we forget unless we see it in pictures.


Having this girl right here home for the summer is definitely a favorite. 

~ three~

We are accumulating quite the collection of weights for our "home gym". I mentioned I'm doing an online boot camp for clean eating and exercise for 6 weeks. (which is really 7 because there is a prep week.) It's called FASTer Way To Fat Loss and I learned about it through Cyndi Spivey's blog.
My clothes are fitting better and I can tell I'm getting stronger which is really exciting. I've been so happy that I decided to do it this summer while Katie is home because she's being a great support and doing it right along with me. If you are curious and want some more information on it click here and feel free to ask any questions in the comments. I'm happy to share my experience.


Okay, now just hear me out. This may seem really strange. It's not that I love ironing, but I do love the end result. I had a stack in the laundry room that had been taunting me for over a week and finally took care of it. If you aren't starching your pillowcases and the top of your sheets, you are missing out. I love getting into a bed with clean, crisp sheets. 


Yesterday was our Ladies Who Link party and we talked about all things summer. If you missed it you can click here and see what I had to say and check out some of my blogger friends too. 


Y'all know I love a good funny and this one is just solid advice. LOL I'm lucky to have a bunch of funny Facebook friends who are frequently filling my feed with laughter.


Nothing makes you want a big piece of cake like knowing you aren't supposed to eat a big piece of cake. Can you believe it isn't considered "clean eating"? And this statement is actually totally true...I like my eggs best in a cake...or brownies. YUMMMM!

We're ready for the weekend around here and it's looking like it's going to be a hot one. They're saying triple digits on Sunday.

Have a great one!

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