Five on Friday!

Hello friends! Matt and I are heading to NOLAAAAAAAAAA this weekend! I’m excited but Matt is ecstatic to be back in his old stomping grounds! I am attending a conference that starts in a few days so Matt and I decided to head up early to spend a weekend together in his alma mater city. You can find us on Insta if you’re dying to see one million pictures of beignets and hand grenades. I kid. I kid.

Anyway, I wrote a post for ya before we sprinted out of daycare and to the airport this morning!

one. Last night Matt’s law firm hosted their Annual Masters Tournament Party event at Heist Brewery. I was able to stop by for a little bit to say hello before scooping up the kiddos for swim lessons. The event was a huge success per usual, the food was amazing and guests took home lots of cool M&T logo’d golf swag — golf tees & markers, pens, t-shirts, beer mugs, koozies, etc.

two. Earlier this week I ran to Target sans kids. Technically, I went for contact solution, pull-ups and more Melatonin gummies for the kids but you know how it goes — I spent my entire Target budget for the month within the first 3 days of April. And since I love peeking in to other blogger’s shopping carts I thought I’d share a few of my favorite things I definitely needed from Target. Definitely.

Kimono // Doormat // 3 pairs of shorts for Tom // Drink dispensers for Caroline’s birthday party (cute & cheap!) // Goodnight Essential Oil // BaubleBar Necklace

three. Our next ginormous home project to tackle is our backyard. Matt has been anxious for Spring so we could finally get some things started. Our first order of business was to remove a handful of huge trees. Some were dead, some were leaning uncomfortably close towards our house and some were gumballs (the worst tree of all time). Now that the trees have been removed we have so much more sunlight and less roots soaking up the nutrients in the soil to finally work on growing grass — Matt’s dream!

four. I really wanted to buy a new outfit for the conference I’m attending and found the most perfect dress. I am so in love. And then I turned around and the material on the back is so thin you can see through it. Huge disappointment. Can someone tell me where I can find a better quality version that Matt will let me wear out of the house?

I did have two successful outfits though. A cute ruffle sleeve dress and this crop top mini dress. It doesn’t photograph well but it’s awesome in person.

five. I have another product for you this week since y’all are loving the product recs! I desperately need to add volume to my hair. It is so flat and straight no matter how much I tease the heck out of it. While complaining to my girlfriend Abby about my lack of volume and obsessing over her voluminous hair she let me in on two of her volume secrets — Moraccanoil Root Boost and Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray (which is now on my wish list)!


**no link-up today, friends! Sorry! We’re having technical difficulties!



    • Christina
      April 6, 2018 / 8:39 am

      Ohhhhh!!! Why didn’t I think of that?!?!?! Great advice!!! Happy to be an old lady to wear that dress!!

      • Katie
        April 6, 2018 / 8:56 am

        I second the nude slip! I actually bought one by spanx a couple of years ago. It helps make things not see through and sucks me in. Win-win!

        • Christina
          April 6, 2018 / 9:19 am

          Just amazon primed one!!!! Thank you!!!!

  1. April 6, 2018 / 7:35 am

    Oh my gosh, that dress is so cute! That’s such a bummer that it was see-through. 🙁 Enjoy your trip to New Orleans!

  2. Stacey
    April 6, 2018 / 8:29 am

    Looking forward to your NOLA recap post! My husband and I are going the end of the month! Have fun – cheers!

  3. April 6, 2018 / 8:40 am

    I used to buy all of my work outfits at Ann Taylor Loft. They are cute and last forever!

  4. April 6, 2018 / 8:43 am

    I’m loving that scallop dress, and I also think it’s hilarious that Matt is photobombing the picture! Have a super fun time in NOLA!

  5. April 6, 2018 / 8:58 am

    I need to try those hair products.. my hair can be so flat!

  6. Sara
    April 6, 2018 / 9:05 am

    I LOVE your hair this shorter length!

  7. Abby
    April 6, 2018 / 9:11 am

    We love NEW ORLEANS!! Breakfast at Brennan’s is our absolute favorite! Their bloody Mary’s and eggs Benedict are to die for. I’m sure you’ve been there but if you haven’t check it out !! Have a great trip ?

  8. April 6, 2018 / 9:36 am

    That white dress is amazing, such a bummer! Have a fun weekend away. 🙂

  9. April 6, 2018 / 9:52 am

    Have such a fun weekend! I’ve never been to Nola but it’s on my bucket list!!

  10. Kate
    April 6, 2018 / 10:11 am

    Get a slip! I always wear one with my white work dresses. I have a great one from Target that is basically a form fitting, nude tube top dress that goes right under my bra. It’s stretchy and comfy. More importantly, it makes my dresses not see through! I prefer a tighter slip so I”m not paranoid it’s showing below my dress hem. Also works as a “spanx-lite” smoother

  11. Maria
    April 6, 2018 / 12:58 pm

    Do you give the kids the melatonin gummies every night before bedtime?

  12. April 6, 2018 / 4:28 pm

    Love Matt’s photobomb! Ha! Where is that green plaid shirt from you’re wearing at the Masters party? LOVE it!

  13. Jaclyn
    April 7, 2018 / 7:04 pm

    Check out Bohme! They have some great white dresses!

  14. April 9, 2018 / 9:21 am

    As I’ve settled into my 30’s, I’ve had to stop eye rolling my mom and invest in some slips. My black and nude slips are in regular rotation as I’m a near daily dress wearer! Talk to me about your black skinnies in the pic of you and Matt! I have like 3 pairs for work and they ALL end up just a hair more cropped than I’d like, but at 5’3 if I don’t get the ankle or short length, then they’re way too long. Love the length of yours! (although you seem super petite so maybe my pants would look longer on you! hah) I don’t have diffusers in the kids’ rooms (but may someday, hah I’m slowly adding them to various areas of the house) so LOVE the rollers from Eden’s Garden. Lawter is a routine lover and insists on rolling on her Sleepy Time oil each night.

  15. Meghan
    April 20, 2018 / 10:38 am

    I love Oribe Texturizing Spray, but once I ran out I wasn’t ready yet to spend that type of money on it! I decided to try Kristin Ess Texture Spray (found at target) and I’d say it’s a pretty good dupe. Just spray a little at first bc a little goes a long way.

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