Five on Friday!

Friday, April 15, 2016

Congratulations, we've made it another week!! These weeks seem to go by faster and faster - if only we could figure out how to get the weekend to slow down ;)

Speaking of which, we've got a pretty busy weekend ahead of us - Friday we will probably just watch LOST on the couch all night but Saturday morning, our community is having their semi-annual garage sale and we need some bikes!! After, Stephen's company is having family day at the zoo down the street - I can't wait to go! Sunday, we're headed back down to Stephen's parents for his dad's 35th ministry anniversary dinner. Now onto my five...

Last weekend, we finally got our butts into gear and ordered our patio furniture! We've had our back porch screened in for a few months now but haven't gotten to truly enjoy it since we don't have furniture out there. Stephen's family is coming over for an early Mother's Day cookout in a few weeks and we realized we needed to get moving and order a table. I cannot wait to enjoy Stephen's grilling out on the back porch. It's supposed to be delivered on Wednesday - too bad I can't convince Stephen to get a ceiling fan by then ;)

With the addition of our rocking chairs and now our patio table, I wanted to get a few spring-y outdoor pillows to jazz up the space. I found the perfect outdoor pillows at Jo-anns on sale for $10 so I snagged 2 of them. When I showed them to Stephen, he wanted to see what they looked like in our new living room chairs. Well, he did a great job and we both like them in the living room... go figure. So do we leave them in the living room and get new ones for outside or do we use them outside?

We all know that Caila had the best hair on the Bachelorette this past season, so when she shared this article on her hair secrets, I was all ears. She talked about using Aussie's Three Minute Miracle deep conditioner, so I had to try it. I can really see a difference in how soft and more smooth my hair looks after using it! I'm trying to only use it twice a week so I don't over do it .

I also needed some new dry shampoo and after my current dry shampoo wasn't cutting it, I decided to try a new brand. I decided to try Herbal Essences Naked dry shampoo and I love it!! What really got me was that it doesn't have any parabens in it. It works like a charm - no white residue in my hair and my hair doesn't look greasy after using it (isn't that the whole purpose of dry shampoo? Tell my old brand that ;))

Stephen came home the other day with a virtual reality cardboard headset that his company handed out. It's super cool - you put your phone inside and can watch a Delta IV launch. It's crazy because you can look around (I think a full 360 degrees) and it really feels like you're there!!

My Mud Pie sale shipment came in the mail and I'm really happy with the items I bought!! I also just checked the prices and they went up over half since I bought them! Holla! Anyways, I bought a new swim suit coverup (I'm thinking of monogramming the bottom) and a tunic which I thought would be perfect for our upcoming CO trip.

I feel like it's a little long.. not sure if I'll be able to tuck it in

I hope everyone has a great weekend!!


  1. My old house had a screened in porch, but this one doesn't. I really, really miss it. Isn't that Aussie conditioner great? And it's so inexpensive. Love the pillows! They add so much to the room. Have a great weekend!

  2. I love that Mud Pie top! And I used that Herbal Essences Naked dry shampoo before I started using Living Proof and really liked it, too! (And those pillows are adorable!) Happy Friday!

  3. I think those pillows are the perfect pop of spring and I really like the tunic, especially with the white jeans. You look great. Have a wonderful weekend.

  4. I love that dress! Yes she for sure had the best hair!

  5. I can't wait to see your porch furniture all set up - that will be the best for you guys!

  6. Can't wait to see your patio when it's complete! I think a monogram on the cover up would be super cute :)

  7. LOVE the throw pillows!!! And YAY for patio furniture!

  8. Oh girl those pillows!!!! I love spring/patio furniture so great purchase! Hope ya'll have a great weekend! xo

  9. We are on the search for patio furniture too, I love your set! And those pillows are perfect on the chairs. My vote is to keep them inside! :) Xo, Stephanie