Friday Favorites

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1. New U Nutrition {Herbalife}
I stopped by Monday at lunch for a shake & tea, and my comment on Facebook was “hello delicious.” Seriously – I had a Reese’s Cheesecake shake & a Raspberry Lemonade tea, and it was amazing. I will definitely be going back soon I’ve gone back every day this week. That good. Find a place that makes Herbalife shakes in your area and try one (this is east of Mustang across from Aaron’s on the north side of highway 152, for my local friends). I’ve tried making the shakes myself and failed miserably, it just didn’t taste the same…but their Cinnamon Toast Crunch tastes just like the cereal. I’m more than willing to spend $6 to get to drink a delicious, healthy shake every day.

2. My Birchbox eyeliner
I already talked about this one this week, but I’ve worn it every day and I appreciate it more each time I see that it’s stayed put. That’s all.

3. Girls Night
Aka tonight. Caylee is in town and we are staying at Meg’s and having a blast. In fact, I wrote this yesterday because she’s here right now and if I had to guess what we’ll be doing today, it’ll probably involve laughing at each other’s hilarious stories and shopping for the Pinterest-y sort of night ahead. There’s just something about having best friend time that makes my heart really, really happy.

I ordered one of their Long Sleeved Monogrammed T-Shirts on Thursday and I already am planning when and where to wear it. My go-to outfit lately has been a long sleeve shirt, a long cami, skinny pants/leggings and Uggs. Within like 10 minutes of ordering, my shirt had started being processed. They’re SO fast on creating and delivering things, so I’m quite certain I’ll have it next week…meaning I’ll be wearing it soon. #CantWait
5. Liquid Mucinex
I was definitely feeling a little sickly-ish earlier this week. I took off from work a little early and went to the doctor. While I won’t get into the hot mess that was the doctor’s visit, I will say the advice to get liquid Mucinex was probably the best thing to come out of it. Within two doses I started feeling better. You’d think my sinuses would eventually realize I live in Oklahoma and the weather will always be crazy, and they’d behave. #DreamOn
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You stay classy, bloggy friends.

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Friday, Friday, Friday. You, my friend, are, as always, a very welcome day of the week. I have high hopes the two days after you will be awesome. But even though i’m so excited to see you, I did like a few things about the week.

1. My Birchbox came in!!
After Tweeting about my shipment notification and being jealous that Lori got hers in before I did, I came home Thursday night to a glorious hot pink box sitting on the counter with my name on it.
{This is the part most people would insert a picture of their excitement…except I forgot to take one. Don’t worry, you’ll get a product review of the stuff inside my box – soon!}
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2. I finally got to experience Anchorman “in all its glory!”
As the movie started, I might have said “Oh, this is that Ron Burgundy movie!” I’m really trying to work on my “I’ve seen that movie” collection, and considering so many sayings I hear frequently came from this movie, I think this was a pretty good place to start! I’m no longer “that girl who’s never seen Anchorman!” Hooray!

3. Today means it’s only 7 days until I get to spend a whole day off hanging out with Caylee (&Meg)!!
I can’t even begin to say how excited I am about this. Craft night and best friend time – I’ve been looking forward to this for months since Caylee first made plans to come up for the weekend. I miiiiight even have a countdown going on. #NotEvenKidding

4. Getting up on time.
I’ve done a really good job of it this week. Typically I’m dragging myself out of bed at the very last second, but I’ve actually been waking up earlier all week!

5. Glasses!!
My job requires a lot of face time with the computer. Scratch that, my job is being in front of the computer. While I love, love, love my job – I mean, who wouldn’t love drawing pretty pictures and doing cool stuff with code and getting paid to be a social media ninja – my eyes sometimes don’t love my job. I made a visit to the doctor this week after having headaches and eye strain and only feeling like working if my computer screen was completely dim and my lights were off – you know, being a cave woman – and the eye doctor is getting me glasses to fix the eye strain! Most of the time after having LASIK no one would be jumping for joy at glasses, but considering I put my eyes through a lot, I’m trying to be nice to them, so reading glasses it is. Plus, they’re super cute, so that’s a plus.

Happy weekend, blog friends! Hope it’s a great one for you 🙂

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Saturday night

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I had the opportunity to take mini road trip Saturday night, and let me tell you, I couldn’t have asked for better or more fun passengers. The AmPo girls were in the finals of the Hinton basketball tournament, so, along with my brothers and two of their friends, I headed out to watch them, just minutes after returning from watching Kaden’s team beat Harding Prep.

I feel like most teenage boys wouldn’t want big sister hanging out, but the whole way over we jammed to music and I pretended to not be there as they talked girls and “text bombs.” Only once at the game did Kaden request I relocate to anywhere else in the gym, but then they realized I had money and they wanted food, so I was allowed to stay a few seats away 🙂 Also, the four of them had the best manners – no tooting or burping in my face, so that was a win!!

While driving home and thinking about the fun evening we had, I couldn’t help but realize that my baby brothers are no longer little boys! I wanted to squeeze every last second out of the night and capture every minute of the great night we’d had (even if I was kind of an onlooker…I understand what I put my parents through now – thanks mom and dad!!). I then looked over and saw Kale was very asleep and glanced back to see Kaden jamming with his Beats on his ears, so it was clear no more adventures were in store for the night 🙂 I’m sure in a few days they won’t even remember how much we (okay, I) enjoyed the evening, but this is a memory I will carry with me. They let me be a part of their lives, in on the jokes and laughter, and not just be their sister, but be a friend to them for the night. I prayed for so long when I was a little girl to have little brothers, and I was given the best two God could design.

Kaden and Kale, I am proud of you every single day. I am thankful for you, and being your sister – and your friend – is the best title I have ever been given. While I want you both to stay little forever, because let’s face it you getting old means I’m getting old, watching you grow up is so exciting. You are chasing dreams and reaching goals and being awesome. I hope you both know how much I love you.

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