Five on Friday!

We are en route to Florida for Memorial Day weekend!

one // I’m a bad friend for not sharing this with y’all. I actually thought I had and during our girl’s trip I was looking for the link on my blog to share with everyone who used mine and loved it and realized I never posted about it! Sorry! Anyway, I have to share an amazing $3 texture tease spray for those of you who want to add incredible volume and texture to your hair without weighing it down. It’s what I use in place of dry shampoo and it’s awesome. Also, I hear this is the dupe for the Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray, which is still on my wish list to compare!

two // This made me LOL so hard.

three // Earlier this week Matt and I had a rare breakfast date at littleSpoon, the restaurant directly below his office and it was sooooo good. Matt works from this restaurant several mornings a week and is always raving about the food and coffee. And since I hadn’t been in forever we decided to grab a quick breakfast there together before work one morning. The coffee cups are so massive you have to use two hands, they serve the thickest bacon I’ve ever seen and the avocado toast is so…pretty!

four // Our vacuum cleaner bit the dust recently which really annoyed me because it was only five years old (and just out of warranty). Anyway, I took it to the repair shop and the cost to fix it was nearly the same amount I paid for the vacuum! So off to local mama facebook group I went to poll 8,500 ladies on which vacuum we should get. There were a lot of Miele canister lovers, but Matt quickly squashed that when I showed him the price…and he threatened to never vacuum again if I got a canister vacuum. So anyway, another seriously popular vacuum among the group was the Shark Navigator Lift-Away Professional. After reading 3,000 of the 10,220 4.5 star reviews (I’ll be seeing vacuum side bar ads for the rest of my life), I primed it. We’ve only had it a month, but I vacuum daily so I’ve used it like 30 times already and I am loving it, especially for the hardwoods! Sorry for being so excited about a vacuum, y’all.

five // Last night I made Figgy Balsamic Pork from HelloFresh and y’aaaaalllll, you need to make this recipe. Even my kids licked their plates clean. This recipe is so highly rated by HelloFresh subscribers that it’s in the “Hall of Fame”! Find the recipe here.

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Happy weekend!



  1. Jessica Reisfelt
    May 25, 2018 / 6:42 am

    I’m definitely going to prime the texture spray! I use the Oribe one off and on but it’s soooooo expensive that I run out and then wait forever before buying again! Thanks for the tip!

  2. Aileen
    May 25, 2018 / 6:48 am

    We have a Shark Vacuum and it was the most expensive Vacuum we have ever bought but man it is worth every single penny. I love it!! I am also going get that spray. I loved the Oribe one but cannot justify the price πŸ™‚ Have a good weekend.

  3. Cristine
    May 25, 2018 / 7:08 am

    We ate the figgy pork last night too- and wow! Sooo so good!

  4. May 25, 2018 / 7:18 am

    Isn’t it funny how excited a good vacuum can make us?! #Adulting — We have the SHARK too and love it! Your breakfast date looks like fun (and delicious). πŸ™‚

  5. Laura
    May 25, 2018 / 7:20 am

    We have the same vacuum- I got it on Amazon prime Day two years ago and it’s the best we have had! I have heard it rivals the Dyson!

  6. Cate
    May 25, 2018 / 7:43 am

    Bought the same vacuum about a month ago & love it!

  7. May 25, 2018 / 8:18 am

    That is one of my favorite Hello Fresh meals EVER! We’ve added it to our normal rotation and everyone in our house looks forward to it.

  8. May 25, 2018 / 8:50 am

    I have the shark vacuum and I love it! Our dog’s hair is everywhere and I love that I can see how much I’m picking up because it encourages me to do it again and again instead of not seeing how much I’m picking up because its in a bag. I also love the way it swivels and how easy it is to clean! You made a great choice!

  9. May 25, 2018 / 9:02 am

    I just got married and we have been trying to pull the trigger on a vacuum for weeks! Now adding this one to the top of the list! Isn’t it funny how some of the most random things can be the best recommendations?

  10. May 25, 2018 / 9:03 am

    So I bought the wireless handheld vacuum you recommended recently and it was EXACTLY what I need in my life! I live in a 545 sq. ft. city apartment and lugging out the big vacuum regularly from the awkwardly shaped closet was a pain. The handheld has been so helpful for quick daily spot cleanups and overall keeps everything cleaner. Thanks for the rec!

  11. May 25, 2018 / 9:36 am

    We have an Oreck professional and I LOVE it… except that it doesn’t have a hose! So now we’re in the market for a dust buster to go with it. Very efficient lol

  12. Ashley
    May 25, 2018 / 10:11 am

    We’ve had that shark vacuum (or maybe one similar…?) for over 5 years and love. I must admit that it doesn’t get used quite as much anymore because we invested in a Neato Robot vacuum that we use pretty much daily. It too, is also amazing (as is not vacuuming and still coming home to clean floors!).

  13. May 26, 2018 / 7:29 am

    We recently bought a Shark and just love it. In fact, we bought a second one for upstairs because we like it so much. After I felt the suction while using it for the first time, I realized how little our old model was actually getting off the floor. It’s the little things in life!

  14. May 29, 2018 / 9:01 pm

    I swear getting a new vacuum is like Christmas morning. Total mom life but seriously!!

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