It’s Friday! How’s that for staying the obvious? I don’t know why, but this week just wore me out a little more than usual. It wasn’t rough or anything, but I just kept mixing things up and being totally forgetful. Not cool. Here’s to hoping the weekend will snap me back into it. Since it is Friday, it’s time for me to list a few of my favorite things.
Life with a Toddler
This kid’s personality has really started to come out lately. He has zero fashion sense, loves telling stupid jokes, and is the most anal-retentive child I’ve ever met. He really is just like me, y’all. I distinctly remember crying one afternoon when he was still an infant over the fact that one day he wouldn’t be a baby anymore. I kept telling Ryne that we would basically be “losing” that person, you know? Sure, I still miss the tiny version of him sometimes. But this new big kid is freaking awesome. Now can I just keep him this size for a while instead of him morphing into a teenager? That would be nice.
Grilled White Pizza
I’ve professed my love for grilled pizza countless times now, but I think I might have a new favorite. I still love veggie and buffalo shrimp, for sure, but I am way too excited that we added another recipe to the mix. WHITE PIZZA. If you love garlic and cheese, you just have to do this. Seriously. It’s life changing. I kind of haphazardly mixed different recipes I found online, because we didn’t have all it took for any particular one. It’s basically olive oil, a crap ton of minced garlic, ricotta and mozzarella cheese, spinach, sundried tomatoes, and a healthy heaping of parmesan. Heaven, I tell you.
Pumpkin Candy Corn
I don’t know what’s up with me, but I’m obsessed with candy corn this year. Well, that’s a technically a lie. I pick out the pumpkins and only eat those. I’m sure the corns and the pumpkins are literally the exact same thing, but don’t give me a bag without pumpkins. I won’t have it. And don’t even get me started on the chocolate ones. Those are disgusting.
Nexxus Color Assure
If y’all are anything like me, you have a serious love-hate relationship with your hair. I have about as many bad hair days as I do good ones. When Nexxus offered me the opportunity to test out their Color Assure line, I jumped at the chance. I dye my hair pretty often, but the color never looks as good as it does during those first few days. The Color Assure products aim to solve that problem, by providing 2x longer color protection when used between colorings. No fading or turning all wonky on you? Sign me up.
The main player in this game is the Pre-Wash Primer, a pre-treatment to shield hair in the shower. I’m not a hair scientist (totally a real job), but my understanding is that it prevents too much water from getting into your locks and screwing up the color. It’s sulfate-free and infused with a blend of clear oils, including almond, coconut and argan oil. I know that oils are all the rage right now, and after using this product on my hair, I can see why. My hair is softer and shinier than it has been in the past, and I’ve definitely notice less of a faded look to it between colorings.
I snapped a picture over the weekend on the way to the wedding to check my hair’s status. I have an appointment on Tuesday, so I figured it would look so much worse than it did. I swear my hair has never hung on so long between salon visits.I don’t usually like waiting so long, but life happens. So, yeah, just ignore the roots. I mean, this stuff doesn’t keep your hair from growing. But the actual colored hair looks the same as the day I got it done. That is huge! In addition to my roots, you can also ignore my toddler’s comb-over. I told you it’s been a while since we got our hair done. He was a mess.
And I know this is pretty trivial, but the scent of the products is great and the bottles are cute. That never hurts, right? Well, I better go! We’re taking Maddux out to eat to celebrate tonight. Nothing cool has happened or anything. We’re just celebrating the fact that it’s Friday. But still. Hope you have fun celebrating, too! 😉
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