Happy Fri-YAY! I’m typing this post up way too late because I tried to get a jump start on packing tonight so in the morning (when this post is published) we can hit the road at a decent time. (A decent time for the Andrews’ family is noon, by the way.)
I’m keeping this post short, but I didn’t want to miss out on sharing some favorite things from this week! Feel free to chime in below in the comments and share some things that you are loving lately!
Ben & Jerry’s Pumpkin Cheesecake Ice-Cream
Ugh. I love this ice-cream so dang much, but my jeans hate it. Truth be told, I haven’t really been loving ice-cream lately. Dave has been buying it and eating it and 9 times out of 10 I pass on even taking a bite. It just doesn’t call to me like it used to…I gravitate to all the baked goods lately….or anything smothered in Nutella. BUT, this ice-cream miraculously landed in my grocery cart 2 weeks ago at Publix and I can’t stop eating it. I’ve served it up over warm brownies and again over a pumpkin cupcake and I suggest you do the same. If you’re a pumpkin fanatic, you have to try this! The graham cracker swirl takes it to a new level.
New Nail Polish
This is one of those really simple things in life that makes me really happy. I get a manicure maybe 3 times a year (maybe). It’s something I love doing so much, but now that I’m a mom it isn’t high on my priority list. But since I love looking down and seeing freshly painted nails, I thought, “Why not just buy some new polish and paint my nails myself sometimes?!” I bought a light pink color by Essie and then this gray color called “Now & Zen” because I’m all about neutrals. I’ve already painted my nails this week and I truly do feel more put together (even if it does look like a 5 year old painted my nails).
Nars Lipstick – Raquel
I’m 99% sure I’ve mentioned this one on the blog before, but I’m turning into my mother and I can’t remember what I’ve told you and what I haven’t. I blame my children (Mom, if you’re reading this, I’m sure you blame me too). Anyways, this Nars lipstick in the shade Raquel got pushed to the back of my lipstick line-up and I’m not sure why. I busted it back out this week and I forgot just how pretty this shade is! It’s a nude with a very subtle pink tone and it’s such a great every-day shade. I mean, not that I wear lipstick everyday. Somedays it’s all I can do to brush my teeth. Oh, and if you’re looking for a lipliner to pair it with I’m loyal to Mac’s lip pencil (I love the shades spice, stripdown and whirl because they seem to blend well with a lot of my lipstick colors. I keep stripdown in my purse because it goes with everything. Spice is a bit darker, which is good if you want a slightly more dramatic look.)
And that’s a wrap! See you on Monday, with what will hopefully be a super positive race-recap! 🙂 13.1 miles is sounding pretty far right about now, but I’m feeling a lot better than I was earlier in the week so I’m optimistic and excited!
Nordstroms is having their fall clearance sale right now and a lot of great things are marked down up to 40% off. I can’t justify buying 1 more coat (I stocked up on them while we were living in NYC), but oh my gosh! If I could, I would buy this one while it was on sale! I wanted it last year and didn’t take the plunge and get it and I wish I would have and now that it’s on sale it is calling to me again…but, now we live in Georgia, which I’m starting to think is the land of perpetual summer.