Five on Friday!

Happy Friday!

I have to start by saying congratulations to my co-host April on her precious baby boy Lochlan! He is perfection!

Today’s five…

one // I finally purchased a bottle of the Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray and am impressed! I normally wouldn’t spend that much on a hair product but everyone assured me that it was well worth it and that one can lasts forever. The spray smells absolutely heavenly and it’s an excellent alternative to dry shampoo. I am still using my Garnier Dupe a lot but pull out the good stuff for days I particularly want a little volume boost! Highly recommend! Where you can buy: Nordstom // Amazon

two // I am so dang excited about a package en route to us. I found the cutest matching summer shirts for Thomas & Matt on sale at J.Crew Factory: Thomas Shirt // Matt Shirt (print is Blue Coral Boats) and some cuuuuute pom pom shorts (also on sale) for me!

three // I’ve been stocking up on salad kits for lunches lately. They are so tasty, easy to throw in a lunch box in the morning and are like $2.50 per bag. I also like to use them for dinner. This week I browned some ground turkey, threw it on top of a southwest chopped salad kit and topped it with avocado — easy and delicious!

four // Can someone please explain to me how you eat with bell sleeves? I want to love them. I really do. And I really love and wanted to keep this adorable dress…but I love to eat more.

five // Last night we had swim lessons — our favorite night of the week (every day at pickup the kids ask if they can go to swim lessons). Both kids are really excelling in their class but Caroline is totally crushing it and is quickly racking up the stars. So proud of our little fishies! Also…

PSA for Charlotte mamas looking for summertime activities for your kiddos: I recently received an Aqua-Tots Myers Park  email announcing summer 2 week fast track programs for June and July. The accelerated program speeds up progress by attending 8 days in a 2-week period. And if the lessons are anything like the ones we attend, you’re guaranteed to wipe the kids out for some good sleep!



  1. Aileen
    June 8, 2018 / 7:02 am

    Tip for Bell Sleeves, buy ones with 3/4 length sleeves, then the Bells are away from your wrists and it’s far easier to eat 🙂

    • Elizabeth
      June 8, 2018 / 12:17 pm

      Ha! Yes, I was just coming here to post the same. I’ve found a couple cute ones that fit the bill at JCrew in recent months.

  2. June 8, 2018 / 8:49 am

    Do you have a source for your black dress in the first picture? It looks comfy and sharp!

    • Christina
      June 14, 2018 / 10:53 am

      Old Navy swing dress! I have it in 4 colors — so comfy!

  3. June 8, 2018 / 9:59 am

    that is a very cute dress but I would struggle with eating also.

  4. June 8, 2018 / 12:37 pm

    Love those pom pom shorts! Where are your cute wedges from in the pic of the bell-sleeve dress?

    • Christina
      June 14, 2018 / 10:54 am

      the wedges are super old! 🙁

  5. Heather
    June 8, 2018 / 12:49 pm

    Just ordered the matching father son shirts! Thanks for the last minute Father’s Day idea!!

    • Christina
      June 14, 2018 / 10:55 am

      GREAT father’s day gift!!!!

  6. Emily
    June 8, 2018 / 1:06 pm

    Looooove your necklace in the first pic! Would you mind sharing where you bought it?

    • Christina
      June 14, 2018 / 10:56 am

      a few years old from JCrew

  7. June 9, 2018 / 8:16 am

    I had not seen those salad kits!! Will check out! That seems super easy!!

  8. Kathy
    June 9, 2018 / 9:14 am

    What shade of blue/gray paint is that in your bedroom? Thanks!

    • Christina
      June 14, 2018 / 11:11 am

      SW 6224 Mountain Air

  9. June 9, 2018 / 9:23 pm

    I cannot for the life of me figure out how to eat with bell sleeves! I maintain that it is impossible! It is a complete shame though because that dress is so dang cute!

  10. Brandi
    June 10, 2018 / 9:21 am

    Where are the salad kits from? That one looks so good!

  11. June 13, 2018 / 1:36 pm

    Cracking up over the boys in the background in your first pic. Too funny!

  12. Emily King
    June 21, 2018 / 12:04 pm

    Will you please do a video on texturizing spray and one on highlighting for dummies? Thanks!

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