Friday, April 27, 2012

High Five for Friday

Thank goodness this week has finally come to a screeching halt.  Don't get me wrong, it was not a bad week at all, or long.  Just a little stressful with the TCAP testing that my son and his peers endured...and will endure again today.  Finally it is over, and we can breathe a sigh of relief.  I suffer from test anxiety right along with him. 

Trey asked me yesterday if I would make him a smoothie every day for breakfast from now on...If you missed that blog you can read it here.  I guess I should be thankful for this breakfast request since it is a lot healthier than eggs smothered in cheese.  I am totally not over exaggerating when I say smothered.  The kid has high demands...he must have a smiley face in ketchup on the eggs...needless to say I am pleased to go the smoothie route.  I enjoy it myself.

I began reading 50 Shades of Grey this week.  I thoroughly enjoyed it.  If I could choose one word to describe it...I believe I would have to say it is say the least!  Yes, sir...exhilarating!!   It has definitely changed the way I feel this a little more pep in my step than usual!! 

I have never..ever read anything quite like it...I finished it in a few days, and am now enjoying - even more so - 50 Shades Darker. 

 More exhilarating than the first 50 shades..I didn't think that was possible..

I had a difficult time coming up with my 5 things this week.  Earlier in the week when I was planning what I would say...I really wanted to just talk about 50 Shades....5 times.  That's basically how my week has been...

Read it ladies!!

I have neglected my weekly chores due to having my time consumed by Mr. 50 shades.
Gotta play catch-up this weekend
*insert pouty face here*

I called my husband this week and told him that I believe I have a problem...I think I am addicted to shopping.  At least I am a bargain hunter...right??  That should make up for something...
I found these brand new Toms on eBay...I have never seen a pair like them before.

Cute, huh! 

I used my Birchbox points and scored this lipgloss...chap stick-ish for free.  Yep, that's right..I said free.  It is Alima Pure Organic Nourishing Lip Balm.  The color is rhubarb.  I like is very subtle, pretty, and feels soft on my lips.

They offer three shades of the Alima.  You can purchase it by clicking here.

I received a coupon from Birchbox for my 3 month anniversary, and didn't want it to go to was too good to pass up the I also got some sunscreen wipes.  They got excellent reviews, and I thought it would be something my family would enjoy rather than the messy spray or thick goopy lotion that we normally use.  The wipes smell refreshing, and are also waterproof. 

You can purchase the wipes by clicking here.

Well, that's all folks..I didn't even take one single picture of my pups this week to share like I normally do.  I wasn't kidding when I said I had my face shoved in 50 Shades! 

I hope you all have a fabulous weekend!! Thank you for stopping by to read H54F!! 



  1. Glad you are enjoying 50 shades!! And.....I love that Alima gloss/chapstick, too. Gotta get me some more!

    1. Well, thanks for the recommendation!! Kyle tells me every day that he doesn't want Sonnie to read it...I let him read a few pages! He was embarassed and said "My cannot read this!" lol ;) What color Alima do you have? I want the cranberry, but not if it's too dark.

  2. I just saw another High five post and they mentioned Toms shoes. They had some cute wedges. I have never seen this style either. Very cute and unique.

    1. Love my Toms...I have 6 colors of them now..if you don't have any you should get some...most comfortable shoes I've ever owned...and cute to boot! Have a great weekend, and thanks for stopping by! :)

  3. Love those yellow TOMS! It looks like I am the only person that is not reading 50 shades...I need to remedy that.

    1. Well, thanks! Yes, you should remedy that! I talked three of my girlfriends into reading it and they all started on it this week. I can't wait to discuss!! :) Thanks for stopping by, and have a great weekend!

  4. I got the rhubarb Alima Pure in my Birchbox this month, too... Loved it! It's the perfect subtle color while still adding a little bit of brightness to my face. :)

  5. I love Toms! I've been coveting the ballet flats but am a little afraid to spend $80 after reading the reviews (mixed). Glad you enjoyed the book so much!