Happy Friday friends! It has been a very productive week around here and I’m super excited for the weekend. We will be heading to the Aggie game on Saturday and meeting up with one of my good friends, Kaki, and her family. I’m looking forward to lots of laughing and hopefully a win at Kyle Field!
As I shared on Wednesday, this week we have had more painting done around the house which means things are not exactly where they should be. I’m pretty darn proud of myself because so far I haven’t lost my shiz and it’s also “that” week if you know what I mean! I was super excited to see the new built in painted today as I had been just a tad bit anxious over the color. I can hardly wait to show off all the changes here on the blog once things are back in place!
Since things have been just a little disorganized, I’m going to keep it simple and share my last 5 purchases from Amazon today! Did I love them all? Are they totally random? You will have to keep reading to find out!
I love taking pictures but have been out of practice the past few years. One of my favorite lenses has always been my 50mm but it has been having a focusing issue (or a user error issue) for a bit. The one beef I’ve always had with it is the angle wasn’t quite wide enough. Before our trip I decided to order a new lens as I knew I might want to take some pictures of some scenery but also use it to take pictures of us. This lens is reasonably price and did a great job! If you browse through my Scottsdale, Arizona post you will see some of the pictures I took of flowers and cactus which have amazing bokeh which I love!
If you are like me and love starting every trip with a selfie in the car of everyone riding with you, you NEED this! I purchased this little lens to take along on our trip and I’m so glad I did. It is super easy to use as it just clips right onto your iphone and it works on both the front and rear facing views. We were able to capture so much more of the scenery by using the wide angle. It is also fairly sturdy and under $20 so to me it was worth the splurge. If you love a fun little tool to up your iphone photo game I would suggest it!
I mentioned on my Insta-stories this week my new fave dry shampoo! Evidently I’m the last to make it to this party and all I can do is cry over all the dollars I’ve wasted trying more expensive options. Carly Jo was wanting her own bottle so when I saw this 3 pack for under $20 I decided it was worth a shot. Y’all, I washed my hair on Thursday night for the first time since Sunday. My hair felt clean all week despite working out and it was not stiff at all. I’m sold!
I must have really been on a good binge this month as we were getting ready for our trip and I also purchased a set of these Ebags on sale. I thought they seemed like a great alternative to rolling my clothes into my carry on. Let’s just say they took a flight before I did and I rolled all my clothes. I’m sure they are very functional for some people but this was just not a system for me.
My makeup brushes were all kinds of sad. When I saw these pop up on one of the daily specials I decided to take a chance. The ratings were an average 5 star and so far I’m loving how soft they are. Full disclosure, I may not even be using the right brush for the right thing and have zero use for probably 12 of these but they sure look pretty in my jar!
On a side note, I really do hope to get back up to speed with my photography skills and the one thing I have not done is fully learn my new camera which is already 2 years old! A good friend told me about Creative Live which has tons of tutorials including some you can watch for your EXACT CAMERA!! Score because I am a visual learner 100%. I can hardly wait to get started and see if I learn anything! You can use this code for $15 off any of their courses!
That’s it for me folks! I’m super excited for a little lunch date with my grown up girl today and a lazy evening grilling steaks on the patio. How are your weekend plans shaping up?