Five on Friday!

Happy Friday, friends!

one // Thank you all SO much for all the sweet comments and emails from my Day In Our Life post! Y’all are so awesome and truly made my day, no — my week! I also got a lot of Instagram messages asking for outfit details so I posted links below! Oh, and because I’m already rambling, I wanted to shout that Thomas ASKED to wear his glasses to school yesterday and kept them on ALL day. We are using his prescription Dilly Dally glasses for school since they are indestructible and have a strap to keep them in place while he tears up the playground.

Pencil Skirt | Top (sold out) | Tassel Sandals

two // Last weekend Lindsey introduced me to my new favorite summer cocktail — Deep Eddy Ruby Red Grapefruit Vodka mixed with Sparkling Dasani Lime…or what I am calling Grapefruit Lime Sparklers! But FIRST I have to tell you that I hate grapefruit. It’s not my thing. However, this grapefruit vodka is amazing and the cocktail is crisp and refreshing. It’s the perfect mix of tart and slightly sweet. So good! But warning, these sneak up on you fast.

Grapefruit Lime Sparklers: Fill glass with ice. Add 1-2 oz of vodka. Top with a splash of Dasani Sparkling Lime. Squeeze as many limes as you like (I love a limey drink). Optional: Add a sprig of rosemary, mint or thyme for garnish and flavor. Enjoy!

three // I met my girlfriend Laura for lunch this week at Cantina 1511 Uptown. While chatting over their amazing guacamole appetizer the manager and chef asked us if we would be interested in testing out some new tuna dishes coming to the summer menu soon. Ummmm, YES! ABSOLUTELY. We were so excited to try the new summer tuna salad and tuna tacos. The salad is loaded with diced fruit and topped with fresh tuna. The tuna tacos were cooked in a delicious sweet chili sauce and drizzled with an amazing cilantro sauce. Even though we were full from our salads we powered through the tacos too because they were just SO good. I absolutely cannot wait for these items to debut soon so we can return and order them again!

four // PSA for Beauty Blender lovers! I have to share the very best dupe for the Original Beautyblender ($20)! Drum roll…the $8 Pro Beauty Makeup Blender Sponge! I go back and forth with brushes vs sponges and am loving this blender sponge! And apparently 700+ other people do too and a 4.5 Amazon review!

five // For the past year or so I’ve dabbled a bit with essential oils, mostly diffusing lavender in the kids’ bedrooms at night. And then my eyes were opened to a whole new world when I received a Young Living Premium Starter Kit from my friend Katie. Now I’m experimenting with kitchen sprays, using rollers and diffusing lots of heavenly potions. If you are an essential oils lover, share your favorite mix with me please! AND EXCITING NEWS…

GIVEAWAY: Katie has graciously offered to give away a Young Living Premium Starter Kit (11 oils and a Desert Mist diffuser (shown below)). Enter using the rafflecopter below! The contest will run through June 5 and the winner will be picked at random and announced back here on June 6! Good luck!
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  1. June 1, 2018 / 6:28 am

    Love essential oils! I would love to win!!!

  2. June 1, 2018 / 7:18 am

    Those tuna dishes are making me drool at 6am!! So yummy. I haven’t jumped on the EO bandwagon yet (why?!) so fingers crossed!! Have a great weekend, girl!

  3. June 1, 2018 / 7:30 am

    Just snagged one of the makeup blender sponges! Mine definitely needs replaced and I hate spending $20 on the original! Thanks for the recommendation!

  4. Elizabeth
    June 1, 2018 / 7:36 am

    So happy I found your blog! Great giveaway ????

  5. June 1, 2018 / 7:42 am

    That outfit is just precious on you and I’m going to have to make that drink ASAP — sounds delicious and perfect for these hot, southern summers!

  6. Melanie Reilly
    June 1, 2018 / 7:52 am

    Ahh so cool. I’ve been wanting to start using oils but haven’t known where to begin. I especially love the idea of diffusing oils instead of using candles since my toddlers have taken a sudden interest in the candles I light.

  7. Shaleena
    June 1, 2018 / 8:31 am

    So generous. Thank you for the giveaway !

  8. Kristine
    June 1, 2018 / 8:41 am

    Young Living is the best! You must try the Thieves cleaner it works wonders and it’s so safe around the kids

  9. Sara
    June 1, 2018 / 8:44 am

    Great giveaway! Happy Friday!

  10. Sarah Gass
    June 1, 2018 / 8:44 am

    I will have to give Cantina another shot. It just hasn’t been the same since it moved to Park Road.

  11. Steph
    June 1, 2018 / 8:48 am

    love essential oils! Thank you for the opportunity to win!

  12. Angela
    June 1, 2018 / 9:05 am

    I love essential oils! Diffusing lavender is my favorite!

  13. Candice McCarthy
    June 1, 2018 / 9:41 am

    I am a lover of Young Living Essential Oils as well! Started using them over a year ago and I’ll never look back. (Wait until you try their ART facial care line. It’s AMAZING.)

    I hope you start to share some of your favorite recipes as you find them. 🙂 I always love new recipes to try out with oils!

  14. Sarah K
    June 1, 2018 / 9:49 am

    Fingers crossed! Happy weekend!

  15. June 1, 2018 / 9:57 am

    I have been using essential oils from YL for about 2 years now and like you, I was mainly using lavender for sleep and thieves for keeping the kids and myself healthy!!

  16. Lindsay
    June 1, 2018 / 10:03 am

    Awesome stuff! My favorite is stress away!!!

  17. Tressa Hennessee
    June 1, 2018 / 10:09 am

    That’s such a pretty diffuser!

  18. Meredith
    June 1, 2018 / 10:16 am

    That diffuser is so gorgeous! It would look so great in my house 🙂

  19. Steph B
    June 1, 2018 / 10:38 am

    I would love to get into EO’s!

  20. Sarah
    June 1, 2018 / 10:46 am

    Thanks for hosting such a fun giveaway, Thomas looks so cute in his glasses!!

  21. June 1, 2018 / 10:48 am

    Oh my goodness those tuna dishes and that cocktail are calling my name!

  22. June 1, 2018 / 11:16 am

    I love oils! Still building up my collection, but lavender/lemon/peppermint is my most often used blend – for allergies. Sometimes I’ll do rosemary and peppermint for sinus or a citrus with mint to energize.

  23. Whitney Holliday
    June 1, 2018 / 12:26 pm

    I have been wanting to convert to Young Living Oils. I have diffused cheaper oils from Whole Foods for years and I love the freshness they bring to my home. With an open floor plan, a toddler, and a dog I can use all the freshness I can get. I have also heard wonderful things about the Thieves cleaner so I need to look in to it too! Thanks for sharing your love 🙂

  24. Stephanie Carlos
    June 1, 2018 / 12:52 pm

    This diffuser has been on my wish list forever! I would love to win! ❤️

  25. Kristin Quigley
    June 1, 2018 / 12:53 pm

    What a great giveaway!

  26. Julia Whitehead
    June 1, 2018 / 1:39 pm

    I’ve neeb so curious to try essential oils in more ways. We’re just on the lavender train right now!

  27. Nicole McFarland
    June 1, 2018 / 2:47 pm

    I’ve been dabbling in oils for years but haven’t taken the “plunge” to order a starter kit. What a great giveaway ladies!

  28. Kelsee
    June 1, 2018 / 3:13 pm

    Hope to win!

  29. Christine Burns
    June 1, 2018 / 3:55 pm

    What a great giveaway! I do not have a FB, fingers crossed! Do you have a must haves for your diaper bag? Trying to figure out a good backpack style.

  30. Joy
    June 1, 2018 / 6:15 pm

    We use doterra oils at our house daily and my favorite diffuser blend and rollerblend is lavender and frankincense-I think young living is thieves-mixed together in a diffuser to help everyone sleep well. In a roller bottle, I do frankincense, lavender and then dilute it with fractionated coconut oil. Our everyday allergy blend for diffusers and roller bottle is peppermint, lavender and lemon and that has been a game changer for all of the pollen and other environmental allergies

  31. Anne
    June 1, 2018 / 9:18 pm

    Awesome giveaway! I have always wanted an essential oil starter kit!

  32. Meghan Watson
    June 1, 2018 / 11:04 pm

    Fingers crossed! I was eyeing this kit!

  33. June 2, 2018 / 10:47 am

    I have been sooooo ready to buy the Thieves & Citrus Fresh. This would be awesome!

  34. Lindsey
    June 3, 2018 / 7:18 pm

    We would love to experiment with more than the lavender we’ve been loving!

  35. Chelsey
    June 3, 2018 / 7:44 pm

    Any substitute ideas for the Dasani Lime? I’m not a huge lime fan :-/ I’ll have to experiment, cause it sounds like a good summer drink!!

  36. June 3, 2018 / 11:22 pm

    Ohhh i woukd love to win the essential oils i just started but really want ti get into it and possibly sign up!

  37. Kristy
    June 4, 2018 / 8:53 am

    I’ve been thinking about getting started with essential oils so I’ll be following for updates!

  38. Jessica White
    June 4, 2018 / 12:13 pm

    GIRL…RUN and get Northern Lights Black Spruce and mix it with lavender…you’ll thank me later. YL is the best!

  39. Katie
    June 4, 2018 / 1:45 pm

    I love stress away and orange together, but lavender + lemon + peppermint are great for springtime sniffles if you know what I mean 😉

  40. June 5, 2018 / 5:51 pm

    This is such a great giveaway. I have been dabbling in essential oils for about a year now and would love to try some new ones!

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