five on friday 1.15.16

Friday, January 15, 2016

Hello! Today I'm linking up with the five on friday girls and friday favorites

I've been blogging!  Here's a little week in review.

On Monday I posted my lust list with some things I'm drooling over...

and then on Tuesday I posted about my uniform for the winter.

 And since then I've ordered another Gap scarf.  I really like this one, but I went with this one since it was on sale and an extra 40% off so I got it for $12.  And I got Carter this shirt for $4.50.  And my BFF sent me a selfie in this sweatshirt and said I needed to add it to the legging rotation- so that's coming soon too!

And yesterday I did a little life lately about the every days...and talked a little about our second experience with amoxicillin rash.

That's a record for me-  4 posts in one week!!  I love taking some time for myself to read blogs and write my own posts!   Thanks so much for reading and following along!


After April posted about it a few weeks ago I decided I should try Essie gel-setter!  I gave myself a little manicure (bc new year, new you, right?!) on Sunday.  I used OPI Passion and then Essie gel setter on top and my nails were so shiny!  Overall they are doing pretty well, but definitely not like gel at the nail salon.  I usually get tired of the color before they start chipping.  But it's only been 4 days and 2 nails have chips.  So I can't give it a glowing review, but I'm glad I have it and will continue to use it.

I really love Passion for a neutral.  I know everyone's raving about barefoot and topless.  That will be my next color to try!

Have you seen this article on facebook?  Ugh!  It broke my bath & body works candle-loving heart.
Cliff's note version:  scented candles are the devil.  Only burn soy or beeswax candles.
Winter 3-Wick Candle - Home Fragrance 1037181 - Bath & Body Works
Now that I read it I can't stop burning my Winter candle cold turkey.  But I have switched to diffusing Essential oils more often.

And then there was this article that I saw on facebook about wearing shoes in the house.
Cliff's note version: your shoes are filthy and you are bringing all the diseases into your home if you wear your shoes inside, even once.

We do not have a no shoes rule in our house but lately I've been much more aware of keeping our shoes by the door.


Do you print your collect app pics?
This is the site I use and love how they print them with the captions.  

Good thing there's a deadline for this promotion, because I'm currently about 9 months behind on printing my collect app pics!  I will get them ordered by tomorrow though!  
Thanks for the push, Persnickety Prints!

Happy Weekend! 


  1. I would try using the gel setter with Essie polish. I have the Essie topcoat (not the gel setter) and my at home mani lasts 6-7 days without a chip. I used it with OPI and it didn't last as long. So, try that combo the next time and maybe it will work better!

    1. Interesting! I wouldn't have thought the brand would matter- but I'll try it! Thanks!

  2. I'm so sad about the candles, I LOVE me some scented candles.

    Thanks so much for stopping by my blog. I bet you are a way better bodypumper than you think you are, lady!!!!!

  3. Yes! Candles are so bad! So are the plug ins and other things! Download the Think Dirty app! You'll be scanning and getting rid of everything!

  4. I don't know if I can even bring myself to read that article (as mine are burning now :-/ so sad). Love all those bathing suit picks - too cute!

  5. I intentionally did not read that candle article because I cannot let them go! But I really only burn in the fall months and Christmas time.... So I don't feel too terrible about it!


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