Five on Friday

Friday, May 26, 2017

I cannot believe it's Friday and the last Friday of May!!! Time is just flying by! I'm super pumped for a 3 day weekend - we're planning on hitting the outlet mall, Animal Kingdom and Magic Kingdom on Saturday and Sunday we are hosting a small get-together with our newlywed group. I'm definitely looking forward to some activities along with some time to get things done. We need to get our trip planned for California next weekend!!!

I'm not very good at doing my hair. Basically I can't do anything fun with it other than straighten it and scrunch it after a shower - I'm just not skilled with hair. I don't understand how people curl their hair with a straightener; it looks amazing I'm just not skilled enough to make it happen. When April shared on Snapchat that she blew dry her hair in 9 minutes, didn't use a straightener and her hair looked amazing, my ears perked up! Now I will preface that I have NOT tested this product out - I will let you know on Monday if I actually like it.

I ended up buying it at Ulta the next day and with their 20% off coupon, I saved $12 (also, free shipping on orders over $50!). It's also currently on sale for $10 off on Amazon but I love buying beauty products from Ulta because you can return anything! Let's hope it works and I can count it as an early birthday gift ;)

I'm going to go ahead and say this: I did not plan on this FoF being all about hair but the majority of it will be. I watched an older video of how Julia gets her adorable top knot and noticed she used bobby spins. I was always skeptical of them but when I saw her put one in, I thought it could actually work. When I was in Ulta buying the above item, I decided to pick up a pack of bobby spins (3 for $5) and give it a try! I threw one in when I got home today (with no pony tail) and I'm a believer! I've had it in for about an hour so far and it's super secure and kept everything in place! Now let's see if I can achieve her adorable top knot ;)
It's super difficult to take a picture showing off a bun that's at the back of your head... please ignore the awkwardness of this picture ;) But everything's secure in my bun and I have super thick hair

Last hair-related post but back to #1, I tried to curl my hair with a big barreled curling iron for the gala which stayed for like 1 hour before falling. I noticed that even though I straightened the top and used hairspray, my hair was super frizzy and displaced at the event. I need help finding a product/process that will keep my hair from getting so out of control when I curl it - also, it needs to be cheap lol

I've been reading for a few years that Christina really recommends The Meaning of Marriage by Timothy Keller. While we were in TN for Christmas, I decided to pick it up at the amazing used bookstore nearby and this week, I finally started to read it. I'm not even through the first chapter and I really like it! I can't wait to continue to read it :) Has anyone else read it? What do you think of it?

My mom is so sweet and continues to feed my pineapple addiction. When we went to Disney, she had a bag of goodies ready for me (aren't mom's the best!?) - she brought the adorable Pineapple shorts, a cute pineapple tray and this adorable wreath hanger! I love how it looks (excuse the poor lighting) but now I'm thinking I might need to upgrade our wreath lol

Also, Madison continues to support my addiction and got me an early birthday gift - a pineapple tank and tee from Old Navy!

I hope everyone has a wonderful long weekend!! I'm so thankful for those who served our country!


  1. So happy I found your blog through the linkup! I have never seen those bobby pins before. I am so going to have to get some as my hair is super thick and I can't seem to achieve the top knot look either.. Also, I'm loving the pineapple wreath hanger. It's so classy and fun! Enjoy your weekend!

    1. I'm so glad you did find me!! My hair is crazy thick and so far, they're still staying secure really well!! I still need to attempt the super high top knot ;) Have a great weekend!

  2. Hello fellow pineapple addict! I have that door hanger, tank, and I have a pair of shorts *maybe two pair*! I wish I could give you tips on hair but I cannot. I can straighten it and I can curl it but that's the extent. I wish I could braid my own hair but I suck at that too. I really need to read that book! I wish I had a good used bookstore near me but I'm drawing a blank in my mind and on Google as to where a good one is! I hope your weekend is fabulous!

    1. That is so wonderful!! Pineapple addicts unite ;) Thanks for trying with the hair tips! Thankfully now that my hair is longer, I'm able to braid it so that's my saving grace when my buns don't work lol Hope you had a great weekend!!

  3. I am not very skilled with my hair either! Lol That blow dryer/straightener looks intriguing!