Five on Friday!

Happy long weekend!

one // Let’s start with some exciting news! Earlier this week I had my 6 week check up from my revision surgery and everything checked out perfect. I am so, so, so happy I went through with the surgery. All of my restrictions are now lifted so I can pick my babies up as much as I want. Yay!

 Scalp Remedy // Moisture Surge Overnight Mask // Lip Therapy // Lip Therapy // Moisture Surge Lotion // Facial Spray


two // The winter temps have my face freaking out. I am constantly trying to keep my skin moisturized and these products are definitely making a tremendous impact. Here’s the low down: I buy both of those lip therapy products in bulk and store them everywhere — car, office, drawers around the house, purses, coat pockets, etc. They are my two favorite ever. Last year my scalp got so dry that it started peeling. I picked up the scalp remedy treatment and have been using it at the first sign of dryness — works like a charm. The Clinique products are my favorite and I use the moisturizer both morning and night but also apply the moisture surge mask on top of my lotion before going to bed. Lastly, I use my facial spray to set my makeup and add some moisture to my face and again after I wash my face before bed.

*note: i realized after the picture that I forgot to add my fresh parsley in! Ergh!

three // I can’t believe I haven’t shared this before…my favorite pork tenderloin marinade! I use this amazing marinade recipe frequently and love it because I usually have most of these ingredients on hand at all times. I usually marinade my pork overnight for the most flavor but you can marinade it for as little as 3 hours too.

Easy Pork Tenderloin with Pan Sauce

*adapted from For the Love of Cooking

1⁄2 cup olive oil
1⁄3 cup soy sauce
1⁄4 cup red wine vinegar
Juice of 1 lemon
1-2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1-2 tbsp fresh parsley, finely chopped
Freshly cracked black pepper, to taste
4 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
1 lb. pork tenderloin

Combine all marinade ingredients and reserve 2-3 Tbsp. Place the pork tenderloin and marinade in a Ziplock bag and let marinate for at least 3-4 hours. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a hot skillet over medium-high heat, sear each side of tenderloin for 2-3 minutes. Place in the oven and cook for 30-40 minutes or until the meat has reached 160 degrees. Let rest for at least 5 minutes before slicing.  

Pan Sauce:

Pan scrapings from pork tenderloin
1/2 cup of chicken broth
2-3 tbsp of pork marinade (thoroughly mixed)
1-2 tsp butter

Meanwhile, place the skillet back on the stove over medium heat. Add the chicken broth and scrape up all the browned pieces from the bottom of the pan. Add the marinade and let it boil down for 2-3 minutes. Add the butter and remove from heat stirring until butter has melted. Pour over the pork tenderloin. 

four // I recently learned about Bar Keepers Friend for cleaning rusted pots, pans and baking sheets. I can’t believe how miraculous this product works — way stronger than my previous cleaning method.

After letting the powder soak for a little bit in my sink I scrubbed it and all the build up came right off!

five // During snowmageden Matt and I enjoyed the yummiest bottle of ONEHOPE Cabernet Sauvignon. It was so good I had to share! PS – when did Amazon start selling wine?!

*side note: Does anyone else play “Two Dots?” After candy crush I moved on to this equally addicting game. Anyway, this label…I want to connect those dots so dang bad.





  1. daisy gurl
    January 13, 2017 / 11:23 am

    Congrats on your good news at the doc. New to your blog, as we just relocated to the area. Is there a link up?

  2. Tanya
    January 13, 2017 / 11:40 am

    Glad you are cleared for regular activity! I have some Bar Keeper Friend, but have never used it on pans. I need to try that. And thanks for the tip on the moisture surge from Clinique. I have been thinking of trying it. Have a wonderful weekend!

  3. Amanda Bullard
    January 13, 2017 / 11:47 am

    Wait, wine on Amazon? Where have I been?!?!

  4. Laura W
    January 13, 2017 / 2:55 pm

    I love Bar Keepers Friend! I use it almost everywhere in our home. We have hard water and that cuts through the film like nobody's business. I'm going to have to check out wine on Amazon…..

  5. Ashley Dorey
    January 13, 2017 / 3:13 pm

    That Bar Keepers Friend sounds like great stuff–will have to give it a try! Haha, Two Dots! My son (he's THREE) loves to play and I may have tried to take over his game. 😉

  6. Emily @ Beauty Blether
    January 13, 2017 / 5:49 pm

    If you have really dry skin – which I do, especially in the winter…check out S&W Basics 3-Ingredient Cream!! This stuff has been a life saver for me and totally made my skin more bearable. I use it all over my face before bed and it is NO JOKE 😉

  7. shelleystursma
    January 13, 2017 / 5:50 pm

    I play Two Dots almost every day! I like that you don't have to ask anyone for lives. ?

  8. sher
    January 13, 2017 / 7:39 pm

    If you make a paste with Dawn and Bar Keepers Friend it is even more amazing. I have some pots and pan that are 30+ years old that still look brand new.

  9. Lisa
    January 13, 2017 / 8:36 pm

    Well I can tell you I'll be trying your pork tenderloin marinade…and I HATE when I realize I've left an ingredient out. GRRRR?. The Bar Keepers friend is also great for stainless steel sinks. I also hate for people to think I'm saying this just because I do happen to be a Rodan + Fields consultant, but on the off chance you aren't familiar with it, we've got some awesome products for dry skin. The SOOTHE moisture replenishing cream is great and the Lip Renewing Serum is absolutely wonderful for your lips…especially if you put it on before you got to bed and let it work it's magic over night. (I've actually got my husband using it because he really has a hard time with chapped lips) Feel free to check out my website Have a great weekend!!!

  10. Penny Struebig
    January 13, 2017 / 8:55 pm

    Oh my goodness- I have some pans that could really benefit from that cleaner! I'm going to have to give it a try! Have a great weekend.

  11. Donna Hicks
    January 13, 2017 / 9:56 pm

    The pork tenderloin looks delicious!! I'm going to have to try it ASAP. Thanks for sharing!

  12. Sara Elizabeth Miller
    January 14, 2017 / 1:12 am

    I'm so glad that your check up went so well! My great grandmother swore by the barkeeper's friend. It was the only thing she would use!!

  13. Jennifer Pabst
    January 14, 2017 / 9:42 pm

    I need to pick up some Bar Keeper's Friend- holy cow!!Definitely trying your pork tenderloin marinade, I need a new one!

  14. PicturealmostPerfect
    January 15, 2017 / 4:56 pm

    Little PSA if available the liquid form works even better than the powder! Just give it a good shake before 🙂 happy cleaning!

  15. Corie M
    January 15, 2017 / 5:36 pm

    I'm thinking about giving the Scalp Remedy a try. Every winter my scalp gets SO dry and flakey no matter what shampoo/conditioner I use.

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