I love me a Friday!!
Today, I’m sharing some of my favorite things from the week and linking up with Narci, Andrea and Erika too! Happy Friday friends!
I’m going to start with hair.
A few weeks ago, I mentioned how I have been using apple cider vinegar in my hair before I shampoo and condition once a week or so to get the gunk out (you know…all of that product build up like dry shampoo that gets on your roots). Well, well, well, several people mentioned that baking soda mixed into your shampoo does the same job. The other night, I added about a 1/2 a tablespoon of baking soda to my quarter sized amount of shampoo and made a paste in the shower (yes, I took a ramekin of baking soda into the shower with me…) before shampooing. And ladies, this worked so well! Dare I say, it worked better than the vinegar??? I think I liked it for two reasons, one it really made my hair feel super clean (especially on the roots!) and two, I only had to wash out two things (the shampoo paste and then my conditioner) instead of three (vinegar, shampoo and conditioner). Try it! It really worked!!
Speaking of hair…I found us a new hair product!! I was at Sephora last week buying me a new bottle of Bumble and Bumble Surf Spray (remember me talking about it when I shared my favorite hair products?) when the nice girl working there said I should try their new formula instead because it’s not as drying and crunchy (which even though I love the regular Surf Spray, I can see how it might be a little of both). This new Surf Infusion is kind of like the regular Surf Spray mixed with a hydrating oil, so it’s very moisturizing, smells so good and totally gives you the same beachy waves texture. Love, love, love, love! If you normally buy the Surf Spray, you should go out on a limb and try the Surf Infusion next time!
One of my favorite things this week was to read through your comments on names! I love reading about how you got your names and why you picked the names you did for your kiddos. If you’re a pregnant mama out there needing ideas for baby names, you should read through these comments. This makes me want to have 10 more kids just so I can name them :).
Sheaffer, Mel and I are excited to share with you our new link up beginning next Wednesday! The last Wednesday of every month we will have a What’s Up Wednesday link up! Mel and I have already done two of these over the last two months. You can see mine here.
Here’s what you do…on the last Wednesday of each month, you do a What’s Up Wednesday post and answer these questions…
Each month, we’ll also have an extra seasonal question. This month, the question is…
What are you getting your mom (or what do you want) for Mother’s Day this year?
Add this question to the end of your post after you answer the other questions. Then link up with us on Wednesday morning.
We want to know what’s up with you!
Our Mother of All Giveaways Week continues on Monday with a HUGE prize for one lucky winner and her mama!! Next week is going to be all about Mother’s Day Gift Guides, Mother’s Day Giveaways and other mama related stuff.
The winner of our Barrington Bag giveaway is…
Congratulations Kristen! You and your favorite mama each win one St. Anne tote from Barrington that you can customize any way you like! I’m emailing you right now for you to claim your prize.
Don’t forget, you still have time to order your bag and have it delivered by Mother’s Day!
All orders received by April 27 will be shipped in time for Mother’s Day.
Speaking of Mother’s Day…
My very favorite Kate Spade studs are 30% off right now! They come in 16 fun colors and I want them all :).
And dinner tonight is a Quick Chicken Stir-Fry. It’s a Friday Fry!
Have the best weekend!!
blake walker says
I loved reading all of the names on Tuesday too! Also the what up Wednesday is such a good idea! Can't wait to link up with you girls! Have a great weekend!
Erika Slaughter says
I'm looking forward to the new link-up! Can't wait to participate!!
Sarah Shaneyfelt says
I'll be linking up with you Wednesday….looks like so much fun!
Dying to try the baking soda and what a fun link up!! Love it and you! ❤️ See you soon!!
kimm atwood says
Can't wait for the link up! And I am definitely trying the baking soda! Have a great weekend
Katie Compton says
I left you a comment about the Surf Infusion spray at the end of your hair product post but it was at the very end of LOTS of comments so I figured you might miss it. I'm so glad you discovered this little gem!! I tried it out a few weeks ago at the salon and loved it. Great product! Happy Friday!
Hi, Shay! I've just recently started a blog and have never done a link-up, but I am definitely up for trying it. I have no idea what I'm doing but I will try to figure it out because it looks fun!
Your stir-fry recipe looks delicious and I'm excited to try it out this weekend.
Have a great Friday!
The Busy Brunette
Laurie S says
happy Friday and weekend! Thanks for the baking soda tip; I will try it. Looking forward to reading blogs/answers on the linkup next Wednesday.
Nicole K says
I LOVE names as well!! My babes are Hazel,Atticus and Magnolia.I love that all your kids have the British links being a Brit myself I approve 😉
Thanks for letting us know about the KS earrings on sale! Just bought two pair! Hope you have a great weekend and enjoy your run today 😉 As a marathoner I love that you are getting back on the road!
Haley Southey says
I will DEFINITELY have to give that baking soda trick a try!! So easy!!
Shannon McCarthy says
thanks for the baking soda tip, I will definitely be trying it, as I didn't have much success with the vinegar rinse! I'm currently loving the John Frieda Beach Blonde Sea Waves Salt Spray & it's a little bit cheaper than the Surf Infusion but I may just have to try the Surf Infusion out too!!
I laughed out loud at the "Ramekin of baking soda into the shower with me" part! A girl's gotta do what a girl's gotta do 🙂 I'm excited for the link up on Wednesday! Have a good weekend!
Elaine Welte says
First off, yum! That chicken stir fry looks delicious! And, I'm so glad that you mentioned the baking soda this morning! I have been having to shampoo my hair twice to get out the gunk, so I'll have to try this! I also use baking soda to scrub my face (mix it with coconut oil!), and to scrub my toilet- ha! Can't wait for Wednesday's link up!
The new link up sounds fun! Another fun hair tip for this summer is… if your hair starts to turn green from the chlorine, shampoo with a bit of ketchup and it will take out the green. Weird I know! My hair dresser told me this, and it worked. 🙂
mel @ the larson lingo says
So excited for our new link up!!!!!!
I need to try that baking soda trick!
Happy Friday Shay!!
Anything Bumble and Bee is amazing!
LOVE that bumble and bumble spray! So fun and fresh. I am going to have to try the baking soda thing, especially on my daughter! She has super thick curly hair and gets tons of buildup. I for one, am putting in a vote for that whole 10 kid thing. Sounds like fun, go for it 😉
Kelsey B. says
Speaking of hair products, did you see Maroccanoil just came out with Dry Shampoo!?
Lynn S says
Does the baking soda do a number on your hair color? I have always wondered if it's too harsh on color treated hair.
Mix and Match Mama says
It does not! I have color treated hair too and it does not damage it.
Lynn S says
Anna-Grace Pryor says
I LOVED reading through the comments on your Show and Tell blog! I could discuss names for hours on end!
Mama Of Boys says
I loved the name blog, such fun, and it's my favourite part of being pregnant too!!
Meg Ptrmn says
Hi! I am a new blogger and I featured your blog on my Friday favourites this week… I just love it so much and would be honoured if you'd go check out mine!