Favorite Things Friday

This week has been kicking my posterior something fierce.  Crazy stuff going on at work, a trip to Birmingham to see my recently surgeried mom and go to my niece’s birthday party, a sick 3-year old, and just general life.  It is getting out of hand.  Hopefully things will start to calm down.  I’m five weeks away from a long girls weekend in Austin, TX.  If I can just make it to April 25, then I will get a much-deserved break.

But in the meantime, I’ve got a couple of things that I’m digging lately.  Without further ado…

Revlon Lip Butter in Candy Apple

I am pretty scared of red lipstick.  Any time I have ever tried it in the past, it has been clownish and freakish and just an out and out failure.  So I’ve stayed away from it and stuck with my normal plums and nudes and berry shades.  But someone on my message board recommended this lipstick, so I decided to give it a try.  And I love it.  It goes on very sheer, so you can get just a hint of red on your kisser, or you can really lay it on thick for a bolder color.  This is a great shade for those of us who are just starting to dip a toe into the world of red lipstick.  It looks great on its own or over a liner, and at around $7 it won’t cost that much to try.  So try it!

Goody Modern Updo Hair Pin

Overlooking the super cheesy name, I love this little hairpin.  I had a similar one many many moons ago, but it has been lost over the past four moves.  I saw this a couple of weeks ago and decided to give it a try.  They are really simple to use and do a good job of keeping your hair up without having to resort to plain old ponytails or those awful top knots.  It’s curved to fit the shape of your head, so there isn’t anything sticking out all over the place.  The points rest in that hollow at the base of your skull so they aren’t the least bit uncomfortable.  Just whip your hair up into a bun or a twist, stick the pin up through the bottom, and then flip it and stick it down.  Easy.  I got it for $5 at Walmart.

Sick Time

Because of the aforementioned sick kid, the Mister and I both had to take a day off work to stay home with him.  My little buddy has never been sick as a kid.  He had the typical baby illnesses, but hasn’t really been sick since he was a year old.  It was a doozy, unfortunately.  Fever for three days, chills, headache, tummyache, achy legs, general malaise.  I felt so bad for him.  All he wanted to do was lay down or sleep.  He barely ate anything for three days.  I kept him well hydrated with juice and water, and I did manage to get him to drink some PediaSure chocolate shakes for protein and nutrients, but he’s skinny enough.  I need him to eat!  Thankfully, we both have great benefits that include a nice amount of paid time off, and both our employers are very family-friendly so it wasn’t any trouble to call in sick to take care of our little boy.  We are very lucky in that respect.

That’s all I got for today.  I’m trying, you guys.  I know it’s not the most interesting blog in the world.  Thanks for reading!

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