Friends I really just don't know what to say about this week. It hasn't been unreasonably long, there has been some amazing laughs shared between friends but I am staring at probably 5 loads of laundry that are not going to wash themselves! Good news is my house cleaner came Thursday so we are at least starting the weekend with a clean house!
I started this week with a post about my hair & makeup routine as part of Erika and Andrea's Let's Talk linkup. My favorite part of these type of links is finding out about products I may have never happened across.
Blake at Forever Callahan shared this Fave4 Twice As Thick - Thickening Cream and I really do think my fine hair might benefit from this. It's worth a try! I also was reminded by Katrina at With Southern Love to put on my foundation first with the concealer on top. I remember reading this tip somewhere before but fell back to my old ways!
My friend Katy and I are super excited to start this new link up party! We loved the idea of the Queen Bees link up but you didn't link and we listened! We went back to the drawing board and have created a new link up party, Spiel the Beans with the Queens! We have created some prompts we hope will inspire you to post. Please, please mark your calendars and join the fun.
I also shared some Mother's Day gift ideas which include these graphic tees. I have a little issue with deferred gratification and already received the grey t-shirt and the pineapple tank. The grey t-shirt is definitely true to size and I ordered a medium and am wearing it as I'm typing this post! I didn't see even notice that by ordering 3 t-shirts I would receive a free "surprise" tee so I was super excited to open my package! I also ordered the Te Amo Tacos tank and it's adorable. I wish I could show you the 3rd tank I ordered but since my momma reads this blog and it is her gift I better not! The pineapple tank is so adorable but I do think I needed a large instead of the medium and the fabric is super duper soft which means it is sticking to places I really didn't need to accentuate!
I mentioned on What's Up Wednesday this week our birthday dinner to celebrate Johanna's 40th birthday. Finding a group of girls to let of steam with, pray with (and for), even curse a little with is just so heartwarming. I seriously left this dinner feeling so light and blessed. I have been friends with 3 of these girls for almost 15 years and that just seems amazing. The other two I feel I've known just as long. Whatever you do, surround yourself with women who lift you up and make you stronger!
Having a day with my sweet hair stylist, Karli, is always one of my favorites. I don't know if it's my hormones or what but my hair color has just not been "right" for months now and seemed to be grabbing too much orange/yellow instead of a true blond. We decided today to take off a little length and darken it up quite a bit...start from scratch if you will. Is it crazy that I thought this was quite a change but not one single person at my house even noticed?!! You know you're an amazing mom when you just blend in with the woodwork right? Haha
Thank you to Michelle at Grammie Time for hosting her Party at My Place linkup on Thursdays where I was more than surprised to find the Reality Bites post from last week mentioned as one of the top two most viewed! And a special thanks to all of you who read and commented on the Unplanned Joy post yesterday as I'm positive your prayers are providing rest and comfort for our sweet, sweet cousin and her family.
Wishing you all the very best weekend! We will be heading to an art show Saturday morning and then straight to baseball. Hoping to squeeze in a much needed pedicure along the way!
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