Five on Friday

Happy Friday!

one // During the last Sephora sale I picked up what I’m calling my favorite makeup product yet — Becca Hydra-Mist Set & Refresh Powder. I’ve never found the right setting powder to gently blur the areas of my face that I pretend to know how to contour until now! I’m not trying to sound dramatic, but this is seriously one of the best products I’ve ever used. It’s a translucent weightless powder made up of 50% water and glycerin and it feels cold and misty when you apply it. And the best part, it keeps my makeup looking fresh all day! Buy one for yourself and one for your mama for Mother’s Day! (You can order through Nordstrom for free shipping)

two // I had some messages on Instagram informing me that the dress I posted is SOLD OUT. In case I couldn’t respond to your message (sorry), I would tell you to keep checking! When I tried to buy the dress initially it was sold out in my size but two days later was back in stock in all sizes. Keep checking!

three // Cashed in my hall pass last night and used one of my favorite rose oil face masks ($12 and lasts forever) and cracked open a new book per so many of your recommendations, In a Dark, Dark Wood! I’m only 50 pages in and am super intrigued! Ruth Ware is an excellent author.

four // For an upcoming beach weekend I ordered this cute new one piece swimsuit…for $9 (& free shipping)!!! It took two weeks to arrive and I was skeptical on how it would fit…and it’s PERFECT. It has removable padded cups, removable straps and the print is just adorable! The reviews are what sold me. Lots of women of all different sizes raved about this suit!

five // Caroline’s 4th birthday party is tomorrow and we’re throwing a Flamingo Fiesta for her! So tonight I’ll be running around like a crazy person fluffing pom poms, picking up cupcakes, ice and tequila, vacuuming the house and checking the boxes on all the lists! Y’all know I love a good party!

 Happy Cinco de Mayo weekend!


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  1. May 4, 2018 / 6:51 am

    You throw such fun parties, I can’t wait to see the flamingo fiesta (and happy birthday to Caroline!). I’ll definitely have to check out that book — I just picked up her other one (Cabin 10) finally. I’m so curious — how did you and Matt come up with the hall pass idea? Had you heard of it before or just thought, hey, this is a good idea! (Because it is :))

    • Christina
      Author
      May 4, 2018 / 8:12 am

      Matt came up with it after we both hit a breaking point about a year ago — neither of us felt like we ever had time to ourselves and stretched too thin. I thought it was a crazy idea at first but now I look forward to Hall Pass night EVERY WEEK!

      • May 4, 2018 / 1:48 pm

        Absolutely! I would too! Good for you guys for coming up with it and I’m so glad it works for you. Happy weekend!

  2. Faith
    May 4, 2018 / 7:36 am

    I love that bathing suit and just picked it up. Even if it doesn’t work, can’t go wrong with the price at all! Thanks 🙂 Looking forward to seeing Caroline’s birthday party!!

    • Christina
      Author
      May 4, 2018 / 8:13 am

      That was my exact thinking — worth a shot for the price and it turned out to be a win!

  3. May 4, 2018 / 7:37 am

    That party theme looks precious! I love that dress and will need to check it out. Our master bath remodel should be finished next week and we have a similar tub; I’m going to have to buy that tub rack! 🙂

    • Christina
      Author
      May 4, 2018 / 8:13 am

      the tub caddy is one of the greatest things I’ve ever owned!

  4. May 4, 2018 / 8:47 am

    Have a great weekend! ENjoy the party! Off to check out that suit and setting powder!

  5. May 4, 2018 / 8:55 am

    Ordering that bathing suit now!! I struggle to find cute mom bathing suits that have enough coverage for my hiney… hopefully this one will!

  6. May 4, 2018 / 9:27 am

    I’m obsessed with Becca setting powders. There’s nothing like them, I swear. And I can’t wait to see a recap of Caroline’s party!! It’s going to be so good. Happy birthday to her!

  7. Kelly Dellinger
    May 4, 2018 / 9:39 am

    We just had a flamingo party a couple weeks ago (my daughter’s 3rd birthday)! Michael’s and Target Dollar Spot have alllll the perfect little party things right now. I have been thinking of you this week — there have been several nights amidst major potty training and sick-with-a-cold issues that I have thought, “We MUST start implementing a hall pass ASAP!” Y’all are brilliant! I’m going to breach the subject this weekend and hopefully start putting it into action soon!

    • Christina
      Author
      May 4, 2018 / 3:04 pm

      YES! Michaels was a gold mine for flamingo stuff!!! Y’all need the hall pass stat!!!

  8. Kayleigh
    May 4, 2018 / 10:56 am

    How do you do your hall pass at home?! I feel bad that I’m always running far away from the house to get my time, but otherwise they find me. No matter where I am. My husband has his garage. But they don’t hunt him down like they do with me! I’d love to be able to “escape” at home! Tell me your secrets!!!

  9. May 4, 2018 / 12:22 pm

    LOVE that swimsuit!! What size did you snag?

    • Christina
      Author
      May 5, 2018 / 6:35 am

      Small!

  10. Lauren
    May 4, 2018 / 12:24 pm

    I am planning a flamingo fiesta baby shower in July and would LOVE to purchase your party decor after if you feel like selling! I live in South Charlotte. Lauren.litaker@gmail.com

    • Christina
      Author
      May 5, 2018 / 6:37 am

      I’ll let you know what decor survives the party! Most of it came from michaels or amazon!

  11. May 4, 2018 / 3:44 pm

    Happy birthday to Caroline and happy party throwing!

  12. Lizzie
    May 4, 2018 / 10:53 pm

    Thanks for swinsuit recommendation. I’m about your same size,height. Was wondering what size you purchased because I’m scared I’ll order wrong size and I would love this for an upcoming cruise my family is going on soon.
    Genius hall pass idea!!
    Love your blog and praying for your dad and his health.
    Keep working it mama! You rock as a working mama,blog writer and putting your marriage first.

    • Christina
      Author
      May 5, 2018 / 6:38 am

      Size Small. Thank you for your prayers!!!!!!

  13. May 6, 2018 / 4:42 pm

    I followed along on Instagram about the party! Everything was so cute, I definitely want to have a taco bar at my next get together!

  14. May 12, 2018 / 11:38 am

    I’m still in love with that dress on you!! It’s so, so, so cute!!!! I need to find a swimsuit for next weekend…

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