Five on Friday!

Happy Friday! It’s been a wild week around here! So glad it’s Friday!

one // I mentioned earlier this week that I started a new job! In fact, I’ve been in orientation every day this week learning all the new systems, people, processes, etc. Anyway, my regional law firm officially merged with a large national firm last week. To be honest, the past few months have been extremely stressful leading up to the merge date. I (along with my entire department) had to interview for a job at the new firm months ago and after much anticipation finally received an offer two weeks ago. It’s been a bittersweet transition — we lost a lot of really great people in the merge and my office was significantly impacted. However, I am grateful and excited about my new role and have lots to learn. To treat myself, I purchased the Capri Blue Volcano Reed Diffuser for my office and it makes me so happy when I walk through my door! The scent is absolutely heavenly and I’ve had so many people comment on how amazing my office smells. This would make for an amazing Christmas gift too for friends, co-workers, family members, party hosts…and for yourself.

two // We started our kitchen renovation this week and our contractor warned us that once they started opening up walls there could be surprises. And our first surprise…a MASSIVE hornets nest inside our kitchen wall!!! Look at this. Insane. I had to have our pest control company come out immediately to remove it.

three // Matt’s guy gift picks of the week — a standing desk and a growler! He loves and uses both of these items a lot. These are obviously bigger gifts — we’re working on a post together to share awesome gift ideas across a wide variety of price points!

Find a lot more of our gift recommendations for guys HERE!

four // For the past few months I’ve been using the Marco Polo app to keep in touch with some of my girlfriends on a daily basis and absolutely love it. It’s video text messaging similar to Snap Chat but way better — it’s not social, just private unfiltered (often makeup-free) messaging. It’s such a fun way to quickly check in and share the good, the bad and the ugly, what’s on our agenda for the day, what we’re making for dinner, what we’re stressed or excited about and more. And you can check the messages when it’s convenient for you. This app has brought me a tremendous amount of joy and I can’t recommend it enough — especially for long distance besties!

five // [GIVEAWAY] I recently received the Best of Beauty Counter Set and am loving these 4 best selling products! I really loved the multi-masker set I blogged about last year and was even more excited to see Beauty Counter included my favorite charcoal mask in the “BEST” set…because that mask is the best. And the set also includes a cleansing balm, lightweight moisturizer and brightening facial oil (an Allure โ€œBest of Beautyโ€ Award Winner). This would be such a fun Christmas gift to give the beauty product lover in your life.

GIVEAWAY

Lyndsey generously offered to give away a Charcoal Essentials [Limited Edition Set!] to one lucky reader! To enter, ALL you have to do is follow Lyndsey on Instagram and leave a comment letting me know you followed her!

The contest will run through Nov. 14 and the winner will be selected at random and announced back here on Nov. 15! Good luck!

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  1. November 9, 2018 / 6:17 am

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    November 9, 2018 / 6:49 am

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    November 9, 2018 / 7:39 am

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    November 9, 2018 / 7:39 am

    Following! Would love to try beautycounter!! Can’t wait to see your completed kitchen renovation.

  11. Kristen
    November 9, 2018 / 7:41 am

    Following Lyndsey :). Snapchat drives me nuts with how long it takes to load videos and kills my battery! Iโ€™ll have to try Marco Polo. Good luck with the kitchen! Canโ€™t wait to see it (ours kitchen is from 1966 and I sitting on my hands to keep from ripping it out myself).

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    November 9, 2018 / 7:42 am

    I follow Lindsey. I have been dying to try beauty counter. Love your blog!

  13. Cat
    November 9, 2018 / 7:46 am

    Congrats on surviving the merger — for staff of the “target” to stay on means they think you’ve got a lot to add! I would caution you on fragrance in the office, though; since it is such a personal preference, for every person who loves it there may VERY well be someone with a headache who would never dream of saying anything… (says the girl who purposefully avoids sitting next to one colleague in meetings because her perfume makes my eyes water)

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    November 9, 2018 / 7:48 am

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    That hornet’s nest…eek! I followed Lindsey. Have a wonderful weekend.

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    November 9, 2018 / 8:08 am

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    November 9, 2018 / 8:26 am

    I am following Lyndsey. Happy Friday! Looks like a lot of big yet exciting stuff is happening!

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    November 9, 2018 / 7:51 pm

    Oh my gosh! That is just crazy about the hornet’s nest! Better than termites, I guess, right?! Hopefully your reno goes smoothly! I’d love updates on how you’re surviving through it. I’m hoping a complete demo of our kitchen is in our near future :).

    Following your friend. I’d LOVE to win! I love me some Beautycounter and have had my eye on this collection!

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    November 9, 2018 / 8:18 pm

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    Congrats on the job.

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    November 10, 2018 / 9:30 am

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    November 10, 2018 / 2:02 pm

    I followed Lyndsey!

    When we redid our kitchen we found part of a new/hornet nest. Thankfully whatever had been living in it was long gone!

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    November 11, 2018 / 11:44 am

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    Followed Lyndsey.

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