Nice to See You Friday

I've been spotty with getting a post ready in time for Friday with my work schedule and other life events but today I have some fun things to share.

Boots, Books, Beauty, Baking & Bands.

All B's...somehow it worked out that way so I'm rolling with it!

I've bought 3 pairs of boots in the last couple weeks. All black. Maybe a little over the top but after moving and digging through my stuff, I remembered many of my black boots were given to Goodwill since they all had a good amount of miles on them so I'm starting fresh this "winter".
 one / two / three

I'm wayyy late to the game on this but I've been "audio-reading" Eat, Pray, Love this week on my commute. Last week I finished reading The Couple Next Door which was a crazy, mind-boggling suspense book (that I thoroughly enjoyed) but it was time to change the pace and I feel this soul-searching book was the right decision.

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Beauty: Hair Products
My hairdresser convinced me a while ago that sulfate-free hair products are the way to go for my color-treated hair in terms of moisture retention and keeping my blonde looking vibrant.

shampoo / conditioner / 10-in-1 Elixir

I was pleasantly surprised when Influenster sent me these three L'Oreal EverPure hair products complimentary for testing purposes because they contain some main ingredients that I look for that are gentle on your hair and are 100% sulfate-free. I've washed my hair a handful of times now using all 3 products and my hair has been silky smooth since. I have to the say Elixir is one of my favorite products for detangling and using as a heat protector since I blow-dry my hair quite often.

Beauty: Lip Products
The Murad Age Reform Soothing Lip Care is quite possibly the most amazing thing that ever touched my lips. My Ethestician introduced me to it last weekend when I went for a facial and I hesitated to purchase the $22 product but I went home I found it for a more affordable price on Amazon.

I'm always on the hunt for new recipes since we tend to have the same rotation of meals for dinner during the week. K has mastered the art of cooking Chicken Cordon Bleu which is one of my favorite dishes so I was immediately intrigued by this Sundried Tomato and Cheese Stuffed Chicken recipe from SkinnyTaste. I can't wait to try it!

This one has me the most excited because I don't go to concerts often enough. We have tickets to see Florida Georgia Line this weekend so you already know I'm ready to get the weekend started!

All favorites aside, didn't we just ring in the new year and it's already the last weekend in January?

I hope you enjoy a weekend full of your own favorites.


  1. I'm waiting to come off the wait list for the couple next door and I can't wait gahh! I have loved that shampoo and conditioner - I'm going to be sad when it runs out!! Happy Weekend girl! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  2. Love all the black boots, especially the booties! So cute! Have a wonderful weekend :)

  3. FGL.....FUN!!!! Cutie Patooties!! I love the Ever Pure line and I'm thinking I cant wait to see what new recipes you whip up!!!! Have a sweet, cozy and sun shiny weekend and tell the FGL boys "hi", lol!!!

  4. I don't normally like concerts, but I bet the Florida Georgia Line one will be awesome!!! The Couple Next Door is on my list of books to read - glad to hear it was a good one!

  5. I'm going to have to check out elixir. My hair gets SO tangled. It's ridiculous. Part of me can't believe it's STILL January.... part of me isn't ready for next month... and still part of me wants that chicken with sundries tomatoes!

  6. I just ran out of that shampoo and conditioner and LOVED IT! I still have the spray and it smells so good! :) I need to make that skinny recipe. Looks delicious!!

  7. For as much crap as I give FGL, they really do put on a good show. They're very entertaining. That chicken looks really good. I love doing stuffed chicken.

  8. The Couple Next Door is on my to read list. I might have to try it once I start commuting again. I love the Loreal line, it makes my hair so soft! Hope you have a great weekend!

  9. How fun! We saw Florida Georgia Line a few years ago, and they put on a great show! Loving all your new boots, great purchases! Happy Friday gurlie <3
    Green Fashionista

  10. Those stuffed chickens sound amazing!! My hair dresser has been trying to convince me to go sulfate-free, too, so I definitely need to look into some new products.

    Meg, Borrowed Heaven

  11. Love all of the B's! I was using a murad moisturizer that I loooved, but it's so expensive I haven't repurchased it- but definitely a fan of the brand. I haven't read an intense thriller in a while, and keep hearing good things about The Couple Next Door! Have so much fun at the FGL concert this weekend!

  12. I got that Influenster box too (though it was EverCreme). I'm glad you liked Couple Next Door. Next time you want a thriller, read The Girl Before. It's amazing! All those boots you bought are gorgeous!

  13. Love your B themed favorites! I want to try that stuffed chicken recipe, looks yummy! Hope you had a great time at the FGL concert :-)

    Amanda @ Cupcake N Dreams 

  14. Florida Georgia Line is the best ! I love them so much

    Life is just Rosie

  15. I have the Murad Spot Correcting Acne Treatment, so I'll have to check out their Soothing Lip Care! It's good to know that it's cheaper on Amazon too!