Friday, February 22, 2013

High Five for Friday

Happy, happy Friday!  I spent most of the week playing catch-up from my New Orleans trip.  What a great time we had..I tried to talk Marcie into staying longer, but she needed to get home.  I guess I did too, but it felt so good to get away.  Mom trips are always much needed.  I am freaking out a little since I don't have any set in stone plans until later in the year....later as in Fall and Winter.  What in the world am I going to do?!  I have a few weekend trips I've been talking about, but other than that it looks like I will spend a whole lot of weekends at the lake house.  That's what's in the budget for now, and honestly there is nothing at all wrong with the's beautiful, fun, it's only about an hour away, and you have an entire lake to play on! What more could you ask for?

Here are the highlights from my week...

Trey was out of school, and I was off work Monday for Presidents Day.  I had an appointment with my Rheumatologist so we went to Nashville early that afternoon and made a day of it.  I got an excellent Lupus is still in remission (whoop), and I have lost eight more pounds!!  I rewarded myself by going to the cupcake shop.  It was well deserved, and well worth it.

I picked up a new polka dot scarf at Marshalls in Mandeville, Louisiana.  It's my new favorite.  You can't go wrong with polka dots. Mixed patterns are HUGE this season, so you can pretty much get away with wearing polka dots with anything...including stripes or patterns.

I got my hair did Wednesday.  A fresh new cut, and a root touch-up.  I love the way my hair feels immediately after a good haircut, and the next day is guaranteed to be a good hair day.

I forgot how much I love need my Paul Mitchell Super Skinny Serum.  The product I have been using all winter was beginning to make my hair too soft, and anyone that has super soft hair knows that you can't do much with it style wise.  I made a huge mistake and took the "too soft" product to nola with me, and nothing else except my root up-lifter and some hair spray.  I had major hair issues.  Major!  My hair does not like humidity, and it was much worse there than at home.  I knew this beforehand, so I'm not certain why I didn't pack my frizzy hair products.  That's what happens when you pack hours before you leave.  Once I got home I had had enough of the "too soft" mess.

So, I looked through my hair products....which looks like this...

You can get a similar storage rack for less than $30.00 at any HomeGoods store, Kirklands, or a Hobby Lobby type place. It's the perfect bathroom accessory to keep your counters clear..Mine hangs on the wall beside my vanity.

Back to the product...I found my Paul Mitchell Super Skinny Serum hiding behind everything else.  It is a life saver for my hair. It leaves your hair smooth, shiny, and frizz free in any weather.  I'm preaching it because it's seriously the stuff!

Sinister came out on DVD this week.  Have you seen it?  I love scary movies, like I get super excited about them.  Something about an elevated heart rate, screaming, and jumping out of my skin is the kind of adrenaline rush I crave.  So, when Brittney told me about it after seeing it in the theater I knew it was one I couldn't miss.  I watched it Wednesday night.  I always end up watching scary movies alone at home because Kyle is a fraidy cat. It was had creepy children and a boogie man named Mr. Boogie.  I don't make this stuff up, people, that's what his name was in the movie.  Needless to say I watched in horror...I wonder what goes through the minds of the people that write this stuff?  Sometimes I think it gives crazy people even crazier ideas.  Midway through the movie I paused it to go make sure all the doors in the house were locked...turning each and every light on along the way.  I was skeered!  Creepy children are creepy.  I slept with the lights on.  I'm not afraid to admit that sometimes I'm scared of the dark and occasionally have to sleep with a light on.  If you like scary movies, it's a good one!

Being big busted makes it difficult to find a good sports bra.  I wear a DDD, so if you have trouble finding one that fully supports you and holds everything in place, while still being comfortable, I would try Old Navy's padded sports bra.  If you are much larger I don't think it will work.   Right now they are on sale from 7.99-12.00.  Having a great bra to workout in makes the world of a difference.  Even if you're not busty I would recommend these.  I pretty much love everything in Old Navy's active line.  Super cute, comfy and trendy.

That's my week in a nutshell.  How was your week?



  1. Carrie, that cupcake looks delicious--you deserved it! I love your new polka dot scarf. I am seriously considering buying me some Paul Mitchell super skinny serum, you have me convinced I need it! :) have a great weekend! new follower.

    1. Hey Rachel! You should totally try the hair serum! Thanks for the sweet comment, and for being my newest follower! Have a great weekend!

  2. Good news about lupus--I know it makes you feel better. I bought the same sports bra at old navy (your recommendation of course) and love it! Have a good upcoming week! love, sonnie