I apologize for the unintended blog break – summer seems to do that to me. Our schedules are all out of whack, and we’re just free wheeling it, and I’m a girl who loves schedule and structure. Unfortunately for me, 2020 has kind of blown all of that up in a big way. I’m really hoping that with the coming school year, things will settle back into some sort of “normal” – whatever that is. My boys headed back to school, and my daughter will start her freshman year after Labor Day. I’m really hoping they can make it work, because the whole online school thing was awful in the Spring. In the meantime, I’ve put together a Weekend 5+1 for you. 🙂 This post contains some affiliate links.
Granted, I’m not putting on a face of makeup all that often these days, but I recently purchased the Lorac Pro Palette 3 and I love the colors – they’re fresh and pretty, fitting for just about anyone. Plus, their eye shadow products are just nice. I’ve used some of their other pro palettes before and have always been happy with the quality.
I’m really not in a rush for fall yet (because I’m anticipating a very depressing winter, thank you, Covid), but these cute spider pumpkin holders might help my mood a bit. I love seeing new ways to style pumpkins that are outside of the box.
I’m back to listening to books on a pretty regular basis, and recently listened to A Good Marriage. It’s a “domestic thriller” and a really interesting story that also gives a peek into the lives of marriages, leaving you to wonder what’s real and what lies behind the curtain. It kept me guessing, and kept me surprised, which I love in a good book.
In the interest of full transparency, I haven’t used this product (yet), but it was recommended to me, and it has great reviews, so that’s why I’m sharing. When I go to bed, I used to use this amazing Aveda roll-on product which was like a soothing scented oil, that helped me fall asleep. But then Aveda changed it, and from what a friend of mine said, it’s crap now. I don’t know why people keep changing things that aren’t broken… But, this Migrastil product looks like it could be a good alternative. My husband makes fun of me for my nighttime “rituals” – lotions, potions and routines – but I guess that’s what happens when you get older and set in your ways, right?
We’re still working on a plan for my daughter’s bathroom (which is of course turning into a bigger project). We have been looking at backsplash tile for her vanity area, and in that process, we browsed flooring options that we liked, and she picked out a gorgeous honed marble. Yep, she’s my daughter. I told her that if I don’t have honed marble in my bathroom, she’s not getting it. 😉
But we both really love these tile options…
It’s a work in progress. Especially since we’re looking at changing out the floor tile as well. So, bigger decisions need to be made in this whole process. And it will be a good test run to see how difficult this tile is to remove, since we have it in a lot of areas in our house. Fingers crossed.
My +1 for the week is people talking with their cell phones on speaker. In public.
Maybe this is just a pet peeve of mine, but it drives me crazy. I remember being in Hobby Lobby and I could hear a woman talking on her cell phone (on speaker) when I was aisles away from her. Another woman was talking on speaker while on the bike at the gym. (This same woman also took a video call during a CLASS). Seriously? Are people just that oblivious to their surroundings? I guess I know the answer to that one.
Am I missing something here? That’s rude, right?
Hope you’re all hanging in there!