Five on Friday!

Happy Friday! I have soooooooo been looking forward to this weekend because…IT’S MY BIRTHDAY WEEKEND (my birthday is technically Monday)! Hooray! We’ve got some pretty incredible plans that require me to go pack my bags so I’ll get down to it…(apologies in advance for the rambling…I’m a little overexcited today).

one. If you follow me on Instagram you are aware of Caroline’s latest sleep regression (Probably not the appropriate term. That’s what I’m calling it anyway). You know, the one with the fear of the purple cat hiding under her bed at night?

Side note: I figured out where she got that from…it’s from Brown Bear Brown Bear! So I burned all 3 of our copies. Damn you, purple cat looking at me!

Anywaaaay, I posted on my insta-stories about our Zarbees Melatonin gummies and received SO many messages I had to take it down! haha. I got overwhelmed, sorry! And sorry if I didn’t respond. But I’m responding now! To answer everyone’s question — YES! THESE WORK! We are on week 3 and Caroline is falling asleep faster now instead of singing and destroying her room for a few hours AND she’s sleeping through the night. Although, now that I just wrote that she’s guaranteed to be up all night tonight. Amazon prime these immediately.

two. After running out of my favorite Clinique Moisture Surge my friend Laura told me I needed to try Neutrogena Hydro Boost! Her dermatology nurse friend recommended this drug-store hydrating gel to her, claiming it’s just as good as some of the super expensive products out there. Anyway, I started using it a few weeks ago and am seriously impressed. If you suffer from dry skin like me, you must must must try this gel cream out. I’ve also read that Neutrogena Hydro Boost ($14) is a major dupe for the Dr Dennis Gross Hyaluronic Moisture Cushion Moisturizer ($58). 

three. Every Friday Caroline has ballet and show & tell at preschool. She lives for Fridays. Anyway, there is seriously nothing cuter than watching her pick out her item on Friday mornings to bring to school. Two weeks ago she brought her record player to show off, and last week she was suuuuuper excited to share her makeup kit with her classmates. This age y’all…killing me.

four. On Monday we celebrated McKinsey’s 30th birthday (as well as the arrival of her baby boy McCoy)! She’s in the black shirt, and yes, it is super unfair that she had a baby two weeks ago but looks like she was never even pregnant! Her mom hosted a martinis & munchies get-together and it was the most fun way to kick off the week! 

five. Something life changing happened to me this week!!! I was offered the amazing opportunity to review 2ULaundry. So, for the first Sunday ever Matt and I did ZERO laundry. Instead we stuffed our dry cleaning, laundry and hang dry items in a few bags and set them on our porch Monday morning for pick-up. On Tuesday evening our clean clothes were delivered back to our porch! I was blown away by the one day turnaround, the cleanliness, the perfect folding of our clothes (including the fitted sheet I tossed in there), the very reasonable pricing ($20-30), the customization options (detergents, etc.) the ease of scheduling, reminders and status updates (done through texts) and the friendliness of my driver who took so much pride in his job. Will I use this service again? YES, especially for our dry-cleaning and all my pesky wash & hang items I rarely wash! The dry cleaning prices are super competitive and run cheaper than our dry cleaner down the street (and now our clothes wont sit there for weeks before I remember to pick them up). Anyway, if you’re in Charlotte (includes Waxhaw, Matthews, Huntersville, Balantyne, and more.), Fort Mill or Atlanta, you can read about how the services work here and find the pricing here. Of course I have an amazing referral link for ya too (win-win for us both). Click here to save $15 off your first laundry or dry cleaning order.







  1. The Lucky Lifestyle
    September 22, 2017 / 12:00 pm

    Happy birthday weekend!!! Yay! Can't wait to hear about what you do. 🙂 Glad for the moisturizer rec… I'm always on the hunt for good drug store dupes. 😉

  2. Sara
    September 22, 2017 / 12:13 pm

    Birthday twins! Hope you have great birthday weekend!

  3. Amy Gougler
    September 22, 2017 / 1:16 pm

    Happy early birthday! Mine is on Thursday 🙂 Since our birthdays are during the week, we technically get two birthday weekends right? That's how I'm playing it this year!

  4. Sarah Wartenberg
    September 22, 2017 / 2:25 pm

    Happy early Birthday and enjoy your Birthday weekend!

  5. Justine Ciemny
    September 22, 2017 / 7:11 pm

    I currently use the dior hydra life but I am so ready to try something more affordable! Thanks for sharing :)Justine @ Charm City Ciemny'

  6. Mackenzie Oakley
    September 23, 2017 / 2:29 am

    Happy Birthday! Mine is on Monday, too! Cheers to a great weekend! 🙂

  7. sara [at] journey of doing
    September 24, 2017 / 7:29 pm

    Happy birthday weekend! Hope you're having a great time!! Can we talk about how that laundry service needs to be in Dallas STAT? Please and thank you?

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