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Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Monthly Coffee Date

Happy May, y'all!  Long time, no talk.  It feels like I haven't written anything in forever.  I have been trying to get in a better rhythm of writing, but my goodness, it is so hard with other obligations. Kudos to y'all who manage blogging, a demanding job, and community involvement.  Send me your secrets please!  It feels so good to sit down and catch up with y'all.  I can't wait to hear what you're up to :)



Current coffee of choice • Iced lavender latte

Good news •  Thank y'all so much for your kind words regarding my biopsies.  Everything came back benign, and I am so relieved.  There has just been good news all around lately, and I am praising God for it.

New favorite snack •  I'm probably late to the game on this one, but y'all, Halo Top's chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream is everything.  I crave it constantly.  I don't count calories, but I feel better about my snack of choice knowing that there are only 360 calories in a pint.

Track meet season •  My brother is a runner, and my spring basically revolves around his meets.  I'm such a nerd, so I am constantly getting on Milesplit and pulling analytics on him, his teammates, and competing teams and scoping out the best places at the stadium to take photos and video.  Last weekend, my family helped throw a signing party for his best friend / teammate, and it was just the coolest experience.  

Essential oils •  Did y'all know that you can use certain essential oils on dogs?  I have been so pleased by my personal results that I've started using Young Living's Animal Care products on Francis.  She outsmarts me when it comes to doggy medications, so being able to use oils for things like storm anxiety and itching has been a big help!

Chop chop •  I cut six inches off of my hair and touched the blonde up.  I feel like a new person!  On the mornings that I wash my hair, I actually get up, wash it, condition it, and then blow dry it.  When I had long hair, I think I used a blow dryer once a month, and that is being generous!  On day two, I use a curling wand for fun waves, and on day three (I can actually get three days out of my hair now!), I play it by ear.  I can actually run my fingers through my hair now, and that is exciting.  I'm on the hunt for the perfect product for beachy waves, so please send those recommendations my way!

Shopping list •  Nordstrom triple points will be here tomorrow, and I have an entire list of goodies that I'm purchasing at that time so that I can take advantage of those points!  Haha. I fell in love with this shower gel while staying at my favorite hotel in Nashville, and I fell in love with this moisturizer when I tried it in the PLAY by Sephora box; I can't wait to order both of them!  Also planning on picking up a few goodies for my Momma during the sale.

Please please please tell me what's new with you!  How's work? School?  Tried any new products lately that I need to check out?  Keep me in the loop :)

Happy Tuesday, sweet friends!


25 comments:

  1. I love your coffee dates and wish we could have them in real life. An iced lavender latte sounds heavenly. I want to see a photo of your new hair, did I miss it on social media somewhere? It sounds so cute!

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  2. Girl i love your coffee dates. Maybe one time we could have one in real life! I follow my little sister's soccer team all spring too... I feel really weird but it's nice that I can do that from so far away! I didn't know about the triple points thing (I literally don't open nordstrom emails so I don't spend money...) thank you for letting me know! May is already off to a hectic start and I hate it. I just want to be in a better mood so that's my goal for the rest of the week!
    xx
    Ashley

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  3. I've been wanting to start doing posts like this! I think I'm going to call them Tea Parties lol. I really love your blog, it's so cute! and Iced Lavender tea is amazing. I can't wait to read more from you!

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  4. Chocolate cookie dough ice cream is my favorite!

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  5. I can't wait to get my hair done next week - it is always the best feeling!

    Maggie
    www.polishedclosets.com

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  6. I'm so glad to see a post from you; they're my favorites! I'm dying to try a lavender latte...that sounds so yummy!

    xoxo, SS

    www.southernandstyle.com

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  7. amen and praise the lord for that news! and that coffee sounds interesting ... haha

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  8. Thanks for reminding me about triple points tomorrow! I will totally be shopping Nordstrom.

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  9. I've heard so much about Halo Top but I haven't tried any flavors yet. I need to get my hands on some! :) Also, glad to hear about your good news!

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  10. I'm so glad about your good news! That coffee and that ice cream both sound delicious.

    xo, brooke
    www.livethepreplife.com

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  11. Ah I love the sea salt caramel flavor of halo top! I've been wanting to try the oatmeal cookie too. Isn't it crazy how a haircut can make you feel so fresh and new?! I'm glad everything came back benign and that you're doing okay! Happy May :)

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  12. Woah 6 in?! Wow.. you hair must've been really long hahaha

    http://thesofieyahdiaries.com/beauty/emcosmetics-illustrative-eyeliner-review

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  13. I just started using essential oils on my pup too!! I made a little shea butter, coconut oil, lavender oil paw rub for him! he loves it!

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  14. An iced lavender latte sounds amazing! I've diffused calming oils like lavender and calming blends for my cat (he's always been very energetic) and it helped him chill. I'll have to check out this line!

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  15. Girl, I am with you on those Nordstrom Triple Points!!! YASSS!!

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  16. I love this! Your hair looks amazing, and yay for the good news! I'm sure that was a huge relief.

    xx,
    Lauren

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  17. you are not alone, I have yet to try Halo Top's ice cream too!!

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  18. I love these posts so much. I love catching up with other bloggers and seeing what everyone is up to! I actually just got a haircut/color touchup too a week or so ago!

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  19. Whoa whoa whoa didn't know that essential oils could be used on dogs!! Going to google some good ones for my pup!

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  20. Essential oils are amazing! Love that you found a way to use them on your dog! Also, Lavender lattes are my favorite too!

    xx,

    Lacey
    www.theglittergospelblog.com

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  21. This is such s fun post! We all need a break sometimes :-)

    Liz
    Www.lizzieinlace.com

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  22. I love the Halo Top ice cream. I wish it was easier to find around here. It is crazy good.

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  23. I am all about YL oils, couldn't live without them! I really need to try Halo top also!

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  24. I get Young Living oils too - peppermint has changed my life! What are you using for itching? I've been giving my Howie Zyrtec for his allergies/itching. I'd be curious to hear what works for you.

    ~Hillary
    www.styleinasmalltown.com

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  25. YAY to your good news! I'm so glad to hear! Coffee dates are the best... I want to try your lavender latte, it sounds interesting but yummy!!

    Xo Makayla
    www.fashionablykay.com

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