Friday Favorites: Top 5

It is time for another top 5.  Today I am going to share with you 5 quick things that I am loving right now. 

1. App: Pixel Art

I have actually been loving this App for a while.  I don’t know why, but it is soothing for me to color on this app.  It is totally like a kid’s color by number, but I am obsessed with it. It is like a time to calm my brain as I am doing something mindless.  I’ve been using it a lot this week as the hits keep coming. It is a great way to distract me.

2. Pureology Hydrate Shampoo and Conditioner

I love these two products.  I have been using this shampoo and conditioner (Amazon) for years. Yes, they are on the pricier side, but I believe they are both well worth the money. Plus, you really don’t need a lot of either product to get your desired results so it will last you a while.  My hair can get dry and start to feel like straw, but these two products keep it hydrated, shiny, and soft. I love the cool, tingling feeling you get from the conditioner on your scalp. It has sort of a peppermint smell to it that is great too! I LOVE this duo!

3. Song: “Beautiful Crazy” by Luke Combs

I am a long time country music fan, and I have become a fan of newcomer Luke Combs.  I have loved every song he has put out. Currently I am in love with his latest song.  It is a song that gets stuck in my head that I don’t mind being stuck with.   Maybe it’s because I identify with it.  I think my husband thinks I am crazy all the time, so I hope that my crazy is beautiful to him.  Haha! Wishful thinking, right?

4. Posture Corrector

I have been looking at this posture corrector on Amazon for over a year.  I have always had hunched over shoulders.  My mom and my grandmother used to (still do) always tell me to stand up straight.  Anyway, I had my eye on this contraption for a while.  I thought that it might help with my back pain.  Then I found out that a friend uses one to help with her migraines. You all know that I suffer from migraines as well.  That was the tipping point for me and convinced me that it was time to pull the trigger and buy it.  There are many different ones on Amazon.  This is the one I chose.  I really do think it is helping with my back.  The jury is still out on if it is helping my migraines or not. I don’t think I have been using it long enough to determine that, yet.  It recommends that you ease in to it and only wear it a little each day at first.  I am slowly building up to longer periods. So far, I am loving it.

5. Trading Spaces

Back in the 90’s the pioneer for home-remodeling shows was the show Trading Spaces on TLC. I was obsessed with the show back then and was dying to be on it.  My sister and I tried to convince my mom to apply to be on it. In the show two sets of neighbors switch houses for 2 days and redecorate one room in each other’s house.  It is all completely a surprise and the big reveal was always exciting waiting to see what the couple’s reaction would be to seeing their new room.  Sometimes they totally love it and sometimes they totally hate it and it is very clear.  Anyway, I was so excited when TLC announced the reboot of the show with many of the original cast members last year.  The second season of the reboot began last week.  I really love this show.  Yes, it is a bit corny now, but I love it anyway.

That’s a wrap on my top 5 this week!


Friday Favorites: Top 5

Today, is going to be short and to the point! I thought I would do something new for my favorites. I decided that I wanted to share with you 5 quick things that I am loving right now.  Here goes…

1. Sketchers Slip-on Sneakers

I have had the above Sketchers for years, and they are one of my absolute favorite shoes.  They have memory foam inside which makes them super comfy! They are super easy to just slip on and go without having to stop and tie them.  I slip them on every single morning to take my girls to school.  I have even worn these shoes all day at Disney World without ever getting a blister or my feet hurting.  Obviously, since I have had them for so long, these exact ones are no longer available, but this one is very similar, and it has the same memory foam and flex fit.  You can be sure that I will be wearing mine until they fall apart, and I am forced to get a new pair. 

2. The Good Doctor TV Show on ABC

This show is currently in the middle of its second season and I have been in love with it since day 1.  The storyline centers around a young surgeon, Dr. Shawn Murphy, in the middle of his residency. The thing that is unique about this surgeon is that he in on the Autism Spectrum and uses his extraordinary skills to save lives and change people’s perception of people with autism. I don’t know if I am biased towards the show because I was a special education teacher for 17 years with a passion for kids with autism or not, but I really love this show.  The actor that plays Dr. Murphy does an outstanding job in the role.  If you haven’t see the show, go back and watch season 1.  It is great!

3. Walmart Muffins

Ok, you may think I am weird for this one.  There are these muffins that are sold in the bakery section of Walmart that my oldest daughter and I are kind of obsessed with.  She loves the chocolate chip ones, and I love the cinnamon coffee cake ones.  I buy 4 packs of these muffins every time I go to Walmart.  She and I eat like one a day usually.  No, they aren’t the healthiest things in the world, but she and I both have always had a weakness for any kind of bread.  These muffins are so yummy!

4. 30 oz Yeti Tumbler

Unless you are living under a rock, I am sure you have seen these Yeti cups everywhere.  I use this one or one like it every single day.  I carry it with me everywhere I go.  Now, I don’t use it for coffee like most people, but I use mine for ice water all day, every day. This particular blue one is my absolute favorite of all the ones that I own.  Don’t ask me why, other than it is cute (I monogramed on it myself), and it works. If you are a water drinker like me and like your water to be really cold, invest in the money to buy a couple of these because it will stay cold for 24 hours.  They are the best! I will admit that I have some other brands that work just fine, but the Yeti ones are definitely my favorite. 

5. Immune Boost Essential Oil Roller

With it being the middle of flu season and so many illnesses going around, I am bathing in this stuff daily. I will tell you that I use Young Living Essential Oils, but I am not going to tell you that mine are better than whatever brand you use or are thinking of using.  I think we are all adults and make our own informed decisions. Now, with that being said, I will tell you that I do believe that essentials oils work.  I cannot take credit for the blend (oregano, thieves, lemon, frankincense, peppermint) that I use either.  I got it from a group that I am in, but you can search for immune boosters on Pinterest and find a ton of great recipes.  I have not gotten my family 100% on board with my oily life, but I think they are starting to come around.  I am currently the only one willing to use the immune boost roller daily, and I am the only one (knock on wood) that hasn’t been sick this season! Call it what you want, but I think it is proof that it works.  

That’s a wrap on my top 5 favorite things that I am loving right now!