Five on Friday!

Friday, January 29, 2016

Hello and Happy Friday! This week seemed to drag on and on and I'm so happy it's finally Friday!

Mama's Day Off.

I took last Friday off as a day for just me. And I swear the day flew by at rapid speed. I think I may  have gotten like 3 things on my to do list actually accomplished because I'd look at the clock and 2 hours would have gone by. I felt a little guilty, but at the same time, it was much needed. Seth was off helping his Dad all day so it was just me. I dropped Mason off at school at 8am, came home, did some laundry, loaded and ran the dishwasher, caught up on some blog reading, made some chocolate chip banana muffins, worked on some valentine's, ate some muffins and might have had a mimosa, and then gave myself a manicure! Which brings me to #2...

ORLY base coat follow up.

(this picture was taken last night -- 6 days after painting my nails)

So it's been almost a week now since I finally used the ORLY base coat that I bought a couple weeks ago and mentioned in my $10 at Target [January] post and I have to say... I kind of love it!!! I have a small chip in my left thumb nail but I basically did that 0.2 seconds after I painted them so that's not the base coat's fault. Other than that, there is some minor wear and tear on my left hand and my right hand looks even better! I'm for sure using the base coat every time I paint my nails now! I highly recommend it!

Guest posting.

I'm working on a guest post for Whitney (more on that soon!) and I was referencing some of my old blog posts and all I have to say is... WOW! This blog has come a LONG way! One of these days when I have some extra time (ha! extra time...), I'm going to have to go back and spruce up my old posts. The pictures are so small and the writing... let's just say I've come a long way! Do you ever look back on your old posts and think that "wow, I've come a long way!"?

Foodie for a Year.

Just a quick reminder... our first Foodie for a Year link up is this coming Tuesday! In case you missed it, you can see the announcement here and the rest of the dates for the year below! We hope you'll link up with us and share your favorite Valentine's Day recipe!

Happy weekend!

And that's all I've got for today. Have a great weekend!


  1. Yes yes yes... Now I need that base coat! And I totally relate to looking back at old posts and realizing how far I've come! And finally, I'm so excited for you recipe link up. My post is ready to go :)

  2. Even if you only accomplished a few things you had time for yourself which is what really matters. Go girl! I'm excited for the foodie link up. I have all of my pictures in my post and now just need to write it out!

  3. Oh man, your Friday off sounds A.MAZE.ING!!!!! I want one of those!

  4. oooh. i dont even USE a base coat. so i might need to invest!!!

  5. Why is that days we take off for ourselves always fly by so quickly?! Drives me banana sandwich! I love the nails, a base coat is VERY important. :)

  6. It's always so refreshing to have a day at home by yourself. Can't remember the last time that happened! ha! Hope y'all have a great weekend!

  7. Time alone does wonders for your soul let me tell you. Even if its getting 5 minutes to drink a cup of coffee in peace, I crave alone time constantly ha! Definitely going to invest in that base coat your nails look awesome for being 6 days old! Mine usually chips within days usually.

  8. I want a day like your Friday. It sounds positively heavenly. And, I'm sure I'd get zero accomplished, but would love a little me/alone time!
    Did you share that muffin recipe? Please tell me I didn't miss it. And, if you haven't shared it, will you, please?
    So, I'll probably never buy polish base coat - because I rarely (read: never) paint my finger nails. BUT! Your nails look amazing, and I'm pretty much recruiting you for a manicure. :)
    Also. So glad you gave the reminder for the link up next week. I would have totally forgotten. Now I'm on the hunt for a good Valentine recipe!

    Happy weekend, friend!

  9. I am SO excited for your guest post, friend!!! Counting down those days ;) Ive gone through my archives and have deleted a bunch of nonsense I totally get it. Its nice to see progress though! If not a bit humbling too lol. Those muffins look fantastic and paired with a mimosa, just heavenly!

  10. Good to hear about the base coat! I swear days off just fly! I look back and my old posts sometimes... the could def use new pictures!

  11. Oh my goodness that base coat is a miracle worker... at least for me it would be, lol. Those muffins look fantastic too!

  12. I need that base coat in my life!! And after Laura posted in our group about the google & photos thing I went back to all of my old posts. I must have deleted over 50+ meaningless and horrible posts. :)

  13. I keep meaning to get that top coat and don't! Maybe I'll get it for myself in my March $10 Target shopping adventure.
    I've looked back on some of my post and thought... umm, I thought people wanted to see/hear that? Newbie problems.


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