Hey, hey Fri-YAY! I'm so happy it's finally Friday. This week has been a doozy. On Monday morning, Mason came down with some sort of stomach bug. I ended up going to work late and Seth stayed with Mason who ended up feeling better as the day went on. Then Tuesday, I thought we were all doing well until halfway through the day when I started to feel terrible. And sure enough, so did Seth. BUT come Thursday, we were all on the up and up and everyone was back to their normal selves. THANK GOODNESS. So, needless to say, this week has been a complete waste of a week and I am even more behind on life than I was before. But hey, it's the weekend, no time for worries! Let's get to my extra random five for today.
The Four Seasons Beverly Hills.
Last weekend I went to THE most beautiful wedding that I've ever been to - mine included. It was at the Four Seasons in Beverly Hills and was the most gorgeous setting for a wedding. It started at 6pm which was the perfect time where it was still warm but not too warm and thankfully the hotel shielded us from the direct sun. I've never seen so many beautiful flowers before in my life. The food was excellent, the band was amazing, and there was a fun photo booth and a FULL open bar. Enough said.
Oh, and I'm preeeeeetty sure that Kym Johnson and Robert Herjavec got married there the next day. Guess I should have forked out the $400 to stay the night at the hotel -- I could have seen so many celebrities!
PicMonkey and Canva App.
I recently saw that there was a PicMonkey and Canva app for the iPhone (maybe Android too but I have an iPhone and didn't check that?). I downloaded them since they were free, but haven't used them yet. Has anyone tried them? Like? Dislike? Do they work well?
National S'mores Day.
If there ever was a national food holiday that was perfect for me, it is this. I'm so excited to announce that I'm partnering with some other bloggers next week to bring you some AMAZING s'mores recipes on national s'mores day. Stay tuned. You won't want to miss these!
Instagram Stories vs Snapchat.
Yep, I said it. I'm already kind of over it, but I have to say... I'm not sure I like the Instagram stories. I don't quite know how to explain it correctly but I always felt like Instagram was more of a "highlight reel" and snapchat was more of "real life". Not that my Instagram feed is drastically different than my life or anything and I honestly really do think I am the same "online" as I am in person, but I will be honest, my Instagram photos are edited. I do brighten the colors to make them look better. But... on snapchat? Not so much. You've got the flower crown and the pretty filter to try to help, but really I don't use them much. I usually just post silly little things about Mason dancing or saying something cute or causing havoc at the post office. Nothing exciting, but nothing edited or filtered either. And you know, sometimes I even go on a little rant about people not putting their shopping carts back (my pet peeve!). I've kept my snapchat name pretty quiet and really only my blog friends and my real life friends and family know my name and follow me there. I feel like it's more private and personal, and maybe that's just how I've kept it, but there's something about Instagram stories that seems so... public. And I know you can filter who sees your stories and such, but I feel like I am already so far behind on everything that I don't have time to carefully select who can see what I've snapped. So, for now, I think I will refrain, unless there's something really good I need to share. But I'm dying to hear... what do you all think?? Are you loving this new Instagram feature??
If you need me tonight, you can find me sitting on my couch watching the opening ceremonies of the Olympics. I LOVE the Olympics! I've been asking when the Olympics start all summer so I'm totally excited they're finally on!
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