Five on Friday!

Happy, happy Friday y’all! 

A quick housekeeping note before we get down to it – thank you to everyone who linked up last week and entered our Five on Friday giveaway! Congrats #110 – Life, Love and Puppy Paws on winning lots of amazing goodies!


On to the five! 

– ONE – My sister and her hubby arrived last night and today the boys are competing in the Annual BBQ and Brews Contest
for the fifth year! So you can find us taking full advantage of the
brews and BBQ in Uptown this weekend. And if you live in Charlotte you
should totally stop by our tent and sample some BBQ! Last year the boys
took home 3rd place in ribs and I have no doubt that they will be a hit
again this year.

– TWO – A few weeks ago I posted about my all time favorite Bath & Body Works candle scent – Flannel. Well this week B&BW is running another awesome sale on 3-wick candles {2 for $22} and I had a coupon so I ran up to the store to stock back up and I was so disappointed to find they were sold out! Ugh! And then I was informed that Flannel sells out quickly every single year early in the season. Lesson learned. So anyway, I had to find a new scent and went with Sparkling Icicles. It’s no Flannel, but it sure does smell amazing.

– THREE – Last weekend my friend {and cousin by marriage} August came to visit! Saturday night we met up with a mutual friend for a girl’s dinner at Good Food on Montford and oh-my-goodness it was amazing. We enjoyed lots of delicious small plates, wine and polished off dinner with dessert and Kahlua and Cream cocktails {my first ever, and now I’m hooked}. I am dying for a date night so Matt and I can go together. Anyone want to babysit?

– FOUR – Loving my new oversized plaid scarf from Target! Like everyone other girl, I am scarf obsessed so this beauty immediately caught my eye during a recent emergency formula run. At $16.99 and on sale for 20% off, I had to have it.

– FIVE – In the words of my favorite artist Jimmy Buffett, “Wrinkles will only go where the smiles have been.” Oh so true! Between lots of smiles and decades of soaking up the Florida sunshine I am now officially at war with my face wrinkles.

Lucky for me, my blog friend turned real friend and Rodan + Fields rep recently announced a new product on her blog called Redefine Acute Care {coming in January} and was super generous to give me some strips to review! Acute Care targets expression lines and wrinkles while you sleep for
smoother, more youthful looking skin. Although I’ve never tried Botox,
Acute Care offers similar results yet is more affordable ($198 for 10
treatments), convenient (at home application), painless (no needles) and
quick (overnight results). Anyway, I think I’ll let the before/after pictures from one treatment speak for themselves…

I’m so terrible at “selfies” so excuse the awkwardness. I thought including the baby would make things a little less weird.

The product is designed to be used every three days for a full month but a lot of people (like ME!) see results after just one use. The only two ingredients are hyaluronic acid and peptides which are both found naturally in your skin. Basically you wash your face, peel the strip and apply in your desired location. You can use them around your mouth, on eye lines or on your forehead. For me, it was a no brainer that I would target my crazy forehead wrinkles. I’ve only used the strips for one night and already see a little difference so of course I now want to try a whole month! I also started the Redefine regimen so I’ll have to update y’all later on that too.

Okay – so the best part?! This line won’t hit the market until January 2015 but will be offered to preferred customers only to purchase (through an R+F rep) for a one day flash sale – October 22! It is extremely likely that the R+F website will crash (it already did the day the reps were allowed to purchase) and that the product will sell out quickly, so if you’re interested contact Kristen early to place your order! Also, Kristen has generously agreed to give one Acute Care treatment (2 strips) to anyone who signs up to be a preferred customer between now and the flash sale (October 22)!! If you are interested in buying the Acute Care or any other R+F products, you can contact Kristen through her Rodan + Fields webpage.

And not to sound like an infomercial (but wait! there’s more!), Kristen is also offering to give away one Acute Care treatment to one lucky reader. You can enter the contest by using the rafflecopter below! The giveaway closes at midnight on October 21 and the winner (chosen at random) will be announced on October 22. Good luck!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Wanna join Darci, April, Natasha and I on the
Friday fun? You can link-up on any of our four blogs every Friday! All you have
to do is…

Write your post about five things you’re lovin’ this week (or any five things
you want to share!).

2.) Share the logo on your blog and link back. 

Link-up at the bottom of the post so some new readers can check out your five
things and say hello!






  1. Katie
    October 17, 2014 / 1:10 pm

    Love your Five on Fridays! I'm not sure if it's the same candle, but the Bath and Body Works website still has the Flannel candle available under the "White Barn" label. Have a great weekend!

  2. Ashley {Word on the Streets}
    October 17, 2014 / 1:14 pm

    I love your new scarf! I may have to check that section out on my weekly Target trip. You and Caroline are so adorable! Happy Friday! 🙂

  3. Tess
    October 17, 2014 / 1:36 pm

    Your wrinkles (not that they are even bad!) look great after just one treatment – I would love to sample it!

  4. April of A. Liz Adventures
    October 17, 2014 / 1:42 pm

    Umm, totally interested in the R+F. WOW! I'm sold. I keep hearing amazing things about that line.I love seeing sweet August on your blog! I have not been to Good Food in the longest time but a trip is most definitely needed. I remember their pork buns being amaaaazing.

  5. Stacey
    October 17, 2014 / 1:46 pm

    My laugh lines need this!

  6. Kate
    October 17, 2014 / 1:53 pm

    I would target my forehead wrinkles for sure!

  7. Caley-Jade Rosenberg
    October 17, 2014 / 1:55 pm

    I wish I could babysit!! And that product looks amazing, wow! x

  8. brooke hering
    October 17, 2014 / 2:03 pm

    You look amazing!!!! Def wanna try!

  9. regina
    October 17, 2014 / 2:05 pm

    My laugh lines need some help! Love R&F!

  10. Bekah Walsh
    October 17, 2014 / 2:15 pm

    Yep – I'd definitely be going after the forehead wrinkles too!

  11. Jillian
    October 17, 2014 / 2:21 pm

    sounds like awesome weekend plans!! enjoy all that bbq! xo jillian – cornflake dreams

  12. Kristy
    October 17, 2014 / 2:22 pm

    Love R+F eye cream so this new product is surely a hit!

  13. Kelsey Sonego
    October 17, 2014 / 2:30 pm

    Would love to try the R&F treatment. My laugh lines could def use some help!

  14. E Benson
    October 17, 2014 / 2:37 pm

    I have been looking for a great wrinkle treatment to start!

  15. Brandy
    October 17, 2014 / 2:44 pm

    I guess I will blame it on being too smiley, but I would love to try this for forehead and laugh lines

  16. Shayna @ The Fancy Yancey
    October 17, 2014 / 2:47 pm

    I learned my lesson at B&BW last year with the pumpkin pecan waffle scent! This year I was able to snag 3 during one of their sales as soon as it came out! Hope y'all have so much fun this weekend & the guys win this years cook-off!!

  17. Geri
    October 17, 2014 / 2:55 pm

    Forehead wrinkles- live what it did for you!

  18. Whitney Wondergem
    October 17, 2014 / 3:20 pm

    Forehead wrinkles!

  19. Sarah O
    October 17, 2014 / 3:21 pm

    I need help around my eyes so badly! That BBQ cookoff sounds like so much fun!

  20. Paige @ Reasons to Come Home
    October 17, 2014 / 3:41 pm

    I've been hearing about these Target scarfs everywhere this week! I'm gonna have to check them out! And the wrinkles around my eyes!

  21. Christy
    October 17, 2014 / 3:45 pm

    I would love to win the R+F giveaway!

  22. Tiffany {A Touch of Grace}
    October 17, 2014 / 4:11 pm

    I love that your hubby and bro in law do that competition every year! Sounds like a blast!And that R&F stuff looks amazing. My crow's feet are getting out of control.

  23. Courtney W.
    October 17, 2014 / 4:26 pm

    Good luck to you and your men at the BBQ competition! I have a friend who just signed up to be a R+F rep and I'm beyond excited to see what she can tell me about all of the products. Your results are great!

  24. Katharine @ SouthernBourbonMountains
    October 17, 2014 / 5:04 pm

    I LOVE going to the BBQ competition and it is a gorgeous weekend for it!!!!!!!!! I also love the silly cheesy Pineville Fall Festival!

  25. Traci
    October 17, 2014 / 6:21 pm

    Wow! I'd love to try these! I have "the crease" as I refer to it in my forehead. Hate it!!! That's where I'd use the strips!

  26. Meg ~ Chasing Pink Fireflies
    October 17, 2014 / 8:13 pm

    My husband was going to head to the BBQ festival for lunch today and I'll have to find out if he tried their ribs (that's his weakness)!

  27. Molly Festa
    October 17, 2014 / 8:15 pm

    Forehead wrinkles!

  28. Meghan
    October 17, 2014 / 10:17 pm

    I would use this product on the wrinkles on the sides of my mouth.

  29. Brooke
    October 18, 2014 / 3:42 am

    I would love to try these around my eyes….30 brought on the crow's feet like whoa!

  30. Shauna
    October 18, 2014 / 2:06 pm

    I could really use this to smooth out my "fine lines" around my eyes and forehead, and hopefully to reduce outbreaks. That looks great after just one treatment! I will be sure to stop by your tent at the BBQ cookoff today!

  31. meg1t
    October 18, 2014 / 3:23 pm

    i really need some help with the crinkle eye corners!

  32. Kristen [Playground Prepster]
    October 19, 2014 / 12:08 am

    I need some forhead work (or bangs) and definitely help around the eyes!! What a great giveaway!! I love good food on montford – I'll babysit your sweet angel if you bring me leftovers ;). Goodluck this weekend!

  33. Alexandra Bee Blog
    October 19, 2014 / 1:58 am

    The BBQ & Brews Contest sounds so fun…I hope the men did well! I'm a huge Kahlua & Cream fan as well, however, most of the time at home, I just make them with milk! It tastes almost as good and is way less calories!

  34. Ashley Carole (Sweet Carolina Belle)
    October 19, 2014 / 5:11 pm

    I have heard great things about R & F and would love to give it a try.

  35. Jennifer H.
    October 19, 2014 / 5:16 pm

    I would like to target wrinkles around my eyes.

  36. Amanda
    October 19, 2014 / 7:02 pm

    What a great giveaway! I would definitely target the wrinkles around my eyes!

  37. Emily Janning
    October 20, 2014 / 1:09 am

    Def forehead wrinkles

  38. Kimberly S
    October 20, 2014 / 4:28 pm

    Definitely my forehead wrinkles!

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