• Ten Little Things Friday

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    TGIF! I just realized that a) my fall semester starts tomorrow (le sigh) and next weekend is Labor Day weekend. What?!

    It’s a little unnerving how freakishly fast this year has jetted by. I sneeze and two months have suddenly evaporated! Anywho…. do you have any weekend plans? We’re painting the powder bath’s sink pedestal this weekend (finally) from it’s awful brown color to white. It’s one step closer to finishing – it just needs a new brass faucet set and that’ll be it! I was also invited to an event in Bishop Arts with Austin Eastciders on Saturday – but we’ll see how hot it is. Still not risking extreme heat with these unpredictable seizures of mine. One more month and I’ll be at the three month mark and a little more “stable.”

    1. I’m working on kitchen island decor. I haven’t been sold on anything I’ve done thus far, so I’m adding little changes. I bought these decorative orbs and this glass dome set. I had also bought a beautiful ginger jar at Hobby Lobby yesterday that was half off, only $30. If you saw my IG stories yesterday – it rolled out of the trunk when I opened it and shattered everywhere. AAAhhhh! AND it was the last one, ergh! BUT one of my dear followers reminded me that the Greeks purposely break dishes for good luck – so I’m gonna hold onto that! A silver lining never hurts right?
    2. It’s Anthro Day! Snag 20% off clothing + home and 30% off fall favorites. I’m grabbing this polka dot jumpsuit! Anthropologie has always been on the pricier side, but I love investing in some signature pieces because they LAST. I’ve still got dresses from there that are beyond 5 years old, and they’re in amazing shape. There’s a huge difference in the amount of money I’m willing to spend on cheap clothing that might not even last one wash compared to items that will endure years worth of wear.
    3. It’s also Sephora Sale time. Did you see my picks? I tried out the new Olapex hair oil last night and I like it! Using that combined with my beloved Revlon wand dryer took 3 total minutes to dry my hair. The oil not only hydrates your hair but also serves as a heat protectant! I also used my new Aquis hair towels for the first time – and they’re gold. Have you tried?
    4. I’m finally getting around to styling our mudroom cubbies. I ordered this personalized wreath and can’t wait til it gets here!
    5. I had ordered some new fall shoes from Steve Madden the other day. One of them finally arrived (they were all pre-orders) and DANG do I love the retro vibes!
    6. I’m a total snacker rather than a person that eats big meals. I usually eat a bigger dinner but I’m not a breakfast person and often forget lunch. I blame being a night nurse for so long and thus not really being hungry during the day. I’m a big yogurt pretzel junkie and just now discovered Trader Joe’s pretzels are on Amazon. You’re welcome.
    7. Facebook targeting ads keep shoving this Charlotte Tilbury palette in my face. I finally bit the bullet and purchased it because I’ve been staring at it in wonder for long enough. I’m a big fan of CT already, so I expect greatness from this gorgeous palette set (includes coordinating lip color too!).
    8. I saw this Cuvee Air Dry Mist in an article recently. It was highly highly recommended. I’m eager to try it once it arrives! I’m all about less work these days. Funny how I’m somehow transformed into a creature COMPLETELY opposite of my younger self. That girl put so much effort into always feeling like she needed to look 100% 24/7. Now I just want to hug her and bless her little heart.
    9. I don’t know when tortoise on shoes became a thing but I’m here for it. I grabbed these chunky heeled mules from Nordstrom. SO cute!
    10. I rejoined Pure Barre this week! I’ve been a slug for the past few months mainly for fear I’d seize in the game and pee my pants in front of strangers (again). Holy crap I’m so sore but it feels amazing to get moving again. Our healthy is a precious thing – and you never know what you have until it’s gone. Treasure and take care of it!

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    1. August 24, 2019 / 9:40 am

      Ummm okay I wanna see more of your home decor, please and thanks! I bet it’s gorgeous and you’re having so much fun with re-painting and decorating! Also cannot WAIT to see you style those Steve Madden shoes. They’re practically made for you!

      • Rebekka
        September 8, 2019 / 8:10 pm

        Love the idea of naming ten things on Fridays!
        I have always wanted to try a barre class. Did you enjoy it?!

        • Tara
          September 8, 2019 / 8:39 pm

          I loved it! it’s definitely a nice change from the standard gym! Making it a habit to go a couple of days a week!

    2. August 26, 2019 / 9:20 am

      I just got into barre and i’m loving it. I was being so lazy and this def helped me get back into the swing of things, great post

    3. August 26, 2019 / 9:43 am

      Ahh good luck in going back to school!
      Also, I’ve been wanting to try a Pure Barre class. I go to yoga regularly but I can see how a barre class would help me with strengthening!

    4. Whitney
      August 26, 2019 / 10:19 am

      The Anthro sale was so good!! It was so hard to narrow down my fave items to get for sure.

    5. August 26, 2019 / 12:49 pm

      Home Reno sounds so fun but I’ve always been way to nervous to try it! Good luck!

      • Tara
        August 26, 2019 / 2:25 pm

        just adding little touches here and there!

    6. August 26, 2019 / 2:37 pm

      You and I are on the same wave length! I just ordered that Olaplex oil as well! Anddd I’lm a huge snacker! Love these roundups!

    7. August 27, 2019 / 12:13 am

      The decorative orbs and glass jar dome are beautiful. I would love to get them soon when I move in to my new home

    8. Lauren Jones
      August 27, 2019 / 9:32 pm

      I really need to go to Sephora and pick up some new goodies!! Im def in need of more Fenty Beauty lip gloss

    9. August 29, 2019 / 8:56 pm

      I love Anthro day! Thanks for sharing!

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