It’s Friday…and I have the blues.
It happens every other year about this time…I start to think to myself, WHAT AM I GOING TO WATCH WHEN THE OLYMPICS ARE OVER?!
I mean…it’s consumed me for weeks and now, it’s about to be over. Right?! Does this mean I have to go back to watching regular TV? How boring is that?! I’m going to miss you Winter Games.
This is going to be a wet and yucky weekend here in North Texas. We don’t have much planned but staying inside and keeping dry. Here’s hoping you have a sunny weekend wherever you are!
Just like every Friday, I’m linking up with three of my besties, Andrea, Erika and Narci today and sharing my favorite things from this week. Buckle up, today is a very random and fun assortment of things!!
I’m starting off with this…
…did you see my AT HOME WORKOUT post this week?! You should read it just for the comments!!! You girls gave me so many new suggestions for apps, types of workouts, different studios to try (hello all of you Orangetheory fans out there!)…it was nuts! Now, based on all of this new info I received, I should be in amazing shape in no time flat 😉 . Read about it HERE.
All of you mamas of kids with braces out there, this one is for you…
…Kensington has had her braces now for about six months, and bless her heart…but she was having the hardest time brushing around them and getting everything. The dentist told us to buy this HD toothpaste and it has been AMAZING! Kensington uses the mint version which is green, so that when she’s done brushing her teeth, anything that she didn’t get is then green in her mouth and she can easily see the spots where she missed and go back and get them. This stuff has seriously been a lifesaver for us.
Okay, every year at this time, I start to dream about summer and then I notice how pasty I look and think “I need to self tan”. Ha! Anyone else??? Even though the high today is like 40, I am ready to get my self tan on. I’ve told you about the Dr. Dennis Gross tanning wipes for YEARS and they’re my absolute favorite, but I only use them like once a week because I don’t want to run out…so this year, I have been using one tanning wipe a week plus then about two days in-between, I’ve been using this stuff (to make my self tan last longer) and friends, IT’S WORKING! Erika and I were talking self-tanner at the gym on Wednesday and then about 15 minutes later, my friend Megan asked me how I was so tan. Ha!
Here’s exactly what I do to get my faux-glow…
1: I use the Dr. Dennis Gross face wipes year around (about every 5 to 6 days) at night for a little color. The face wipes give you just a hint of color and are easy to apply. They’re one of my FAVORITE beauty products of all time!!!
2: At night, after I shower, I dry off really well and then use one of the tanning wipes for my whole body. I either ask Andrew to get my back or I’m lazy and skip that part (sigh). Quickly unfold the wipe and wipe your whole body. You don’t immediately see color, so that’s why I do it at night (the next morning, you’ll wake up with it). Stand there about five minutes and let it dry before putting your clothes on before bed. On these nights, I do not moisturize on top of it.
3: About 2 days or so after I use the tanning wipes, I will use this bronzing mousse to stretch my tan out. Again, after I get out of the shower and dry off, I add this all over. You do see the color immediately with this one, so don’t be alarmed. Work really fast and don’t use too much. The bottle recommends using a mit, but I just use my hands and then wash them pretty well when I’m done. I let that air dry about five minutes and then put my pjs on.
So, if you’re dreaming of warmer days like me…this might help you 😉 .
I have talked to you guys in great length about how I love this…
…The One Year Bible. I’ve read through it now two years in a row and LOVE it! It breaks down the Bible into 365 sections, so that you can easily read through it. Well, our church just started doing something similar but through the YouVersion app on our phones. I decided to join in and love it too! First, just download the YouVersion app (which is one of my FAVORITES!!) and then at the bottom, click on “plans” and then search for the plan called “Read the Bible for Life 4+1” plan (it should pop right up).
This plan breaks down the Bible into 312 daily installments for you to read right there on your phone. Our pastor told us about this on Sunday, so I started Monday morning. You can also set a reminder to read it every day on your phone. If you’ve ever wanted to read the Bible all the way through in one year, this is a great way to do it!
You know how much I love this dress…
…this pic is from last February. I wear it all the time…
…they’re big Kendra Scott earrings but they’re not heavy. I cannot do her heavy earrings (they’re so cute but my ears can’t handle the weight). These are so much lighter!!
…and this week, here’s a picture of them. Can it please be spring already so that I can actually wear them out of the house?! They’re comfy and they’re cute…my favorite criteria for a wedge 🙂 .
Wrapping up today…
Happy Friday, friends! I hope you have a blessed weekend!!