Hi friend! Yay for Friday!! Do you have any fun plans this weekend? To my surprise, my son has requested a haircut, so we’re off to do that after school. It may not be popular opinion, but I let my kids wear their hair and clothes how they prefer. I feel like it’s not worth fighting over and I also remember how important it was to me to be able to look how I wanted when I was a kid. I figure I won’t make a big deal about it and their style will change over time anyway.
With all the things that are important in raising kids, as long as they’re clean, I’m don’t really worry about the hair and clothes. With Jordan, it’s honestly been so much easier with her having shorter hair (although now she’s growing it out) and she wears the same things on repeat, so she only has a handful of clothes – less to buy and manage! 🙂
On Sunday, I’m speaking to a group of 7th grade Girl Scouts about being an “influencer”, but I’ve crafted my talk in a way that I hope they get much more out of it. I want to encourage them that they can reach for their goals and create their own way in life. If you haven’t heard my story, you can check it out here and here. Wish me luck with these girls!
On the half marathon training update, I ran 9 miles yesterday and it was so hard! I was glad I did it because now I feel like I’ll be able to make the 13.1 in a couple of weeks. But, I also crashed hard later in the afternoon – my legs and feet were toast!
Finally, we have another dog training lesson with Luke. He’s really doing so well and I shared his puppy update here!
We had a fun week on the blog, if you missed it I shared a try-on with Rhonda, who’s much taller than me, a new Amazon fashion haul, Amazon gift guides for everyone on your list, and a new Amazon Live! `
OCTOBER LOVES GIVEAWAY
As a THANK YOU for reading and subscribing to my blog, I’m giving away EVERYTHING in my October Loves to one of my subscribers!
If you’re not subscribed, you can sign up here, and I will pick a winner at random and announce at the end of the month. *If you win, I always give you the option of all of the items OR the cash value! Most people choose the cash value and I send them money via Venmo!
If you’re new to Loves, it’s where I share things I’m loving each month, with the aim to highlight fabulous things I swear by, some things I want to try, great deals, and under $50 finds! All perfectly appropriate for the flavor of each month! I love sourcing goodies and sharing them with you!
We’re definitely mad for plaid in October. This soft plaid button down top doesn’t look too harvest, yet more feminine with the rosy colors.
It fits TTS, I got an XS. It’s nice and soft with a relaxed, boyfriend fit.
I had to laugh when Rhonda and I both wore our Vuori sweatshirts on the same day! We’re quite the pair as you saw in this post! You probably know by now that Vuori makes the most comfortable and lounge worthy joggers, tops, and tanks, but have you tried their hoodie?! It’s that same seductive fabric that the joggers are made of, but in the hoodie. I got the aqua and Rhonda got the rose pink.
It fits TTS, I’m wearing XS and Rhonda is wearing Medium
Y’all, I just ordered this knife trio from Our Place and can’t wait to get them! I’ve been inspired to try some new recipes since getting these two new cookbooks. This set of three knives includes the 1) everyday chef’s knife, 2) serrated slicing knife, 3) and the precise paring knife.
The everyday chef’s knife is the workhorse in the kitchen, with its wide, sharp blade – perfect for sturdy chopping all your main items like hearty veggies and more.
The serrated slicing knife is what you’ll use for things like bread and tomatoes – basically anything soft and squishy or hard and crusty.
The paring knife is what I like to use for tinier cutting tasks like slicking the tops off of strawberries.
And, because this knife set is from Our Place, the geniuses that came up with the cult favorite Always Pan, you know they come in a variety of gorgeous colors. I got the Blue Salt.
Our Place is having a HUGE SALE on nearly everything- 25% off!!! So if you’ve been eyeing something or want to be ready for Christmas, perfect timing!!
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The gorgeous RED ALWAYS PAN is on sale for $115, normally $145. How pretty would that be at Christmastime?!
Ok friend, this fancy schmancy body lotion is a recommendation from our good friend Ali-Shaun. I was chatting with her about what would be good ideas for this month’s Loves Giveaway and she wrote me right back and said the Diptyque Fresh Body Lotion. I only knew of the Diptyque candles and that they’re amazing, but super expensive. But, she convinced me with her rave review and I love to gift y’all the good stuff!
She said she’s out of the big bottle, so she just had this little baby. I ordered the big daddy!
I’ve become quite obsessed with T3 hair tools. Not only are they absolutely gorgeous and aesthetically pleasing – all white everything – #yesplease! They are superb quality and really help your hair look its best – even if you’re not good with hair tools. It may take a little practice, but once you get the hang of it, curling your hair is a breeze.
I’ve been using the clip curling irons for a long time now, I usually opt for the 1 inch, but sometimes use the 1.5 inch, and for more volume/less curl, I also have the 1 3/4 inch.
You’d think that would be sufficient, but no, I must have all.the.hair.tools!
The T3 Whirl Trio is a one base and comes with three different wand barrels. You get:
- 1″ straight wand
- 1 1/2″ straight wand
- 1 1/4″ to 3/4 tapered wand
- soft travel tote, and
- heat protectant glove
Each of these wands helps you create any number of different wave styles from relaxed undone waves, uniform spiral curls, mermaid waves, tousled waves, beachy waves, soft curls, and more.
Right now, every single T3 product is 20% off. And you get FREE shipping on orders over $75!
Remember, I’m giving away EVERYTHING in my October Loves to one of my subscribers!
If you’re not subscribed, you can sign up here, and I will pick a winner at random and announce at the end of the month. If you’re already subscribed, you don’t need to do anything extra to enter.
I can’t wait to see who wins this month’s giveaway! It’s so fun when I get to notify the winner! What would you like to see in next month’s giveaway?
Have a fantastic day friend!