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September 6, 2013

Friday Favorites #1: Week of 9/6

Hi friends! Bet you didn’t think a post was going to happen today, huh? Tricked you! After a long day few days week of being on-the-go with company in town, I have finally returned to my normal routine which will for sure include a rest night in starting right… meow.

Scott and I have been to several events and places this week I could write a blog post each on. The man has been seriously bitten by the exploring bug and I have a feeling the highlights of our recent adventures will make it into next week’s regular scheduled Housewife Glamour programming.

For now, I’m totally hopping on the Friday Favorites train I have been seeing become overwhelmingly popular on the blog front over the last month.

Friday Favorites #1: Week of 9/6

I’ve done a series of Glamour Randoms in the past, and have even done a few What I Have Been Loving Lately themed posts, but I’m going to just flat out commit to it now. May I present to you the first of many…

Friday Favorites: a weekly recap of what I have been loving in my life!

• Burberry Brit Perfume

I know, I know… five years later right?

Burberry Brit Perfume

I have been obsessed with Burberry Brit perfume since college and got the urge to buy it again this week. I actually picked it up on a grocery shopping trip while perusing the healthy and beauty aisle. (Random award goes to this girl!) Regardless of how I stumbled upon it, it’s back in my life again and I have been wearing it every single day. Love, love the scent!

• Pumpkin Spice Lattes

They’re baaaaaaack! And you better believe I talked Scott into making a special trip to Starbucks to try this season’s hot and cold (skinny) versions as soon as possible. While I am a fan of Dunkin’ Donuts Pumpkin Spice, there’s just something about kicking the fall season off with the Sbx version that seems like a tradition I must keep up.

Pumpkin Spice Lattes

As expected, both tasted phenom.

• Mint and Gray Hearts Purse

I was contacted a while ago by a wonderful fashion and accessories company called Hearts. They recently sent me this convertible envelope clutch to test out and I have fallen in love!

Hearts Purse

This specific purse is handmade in Cambodia, has a magnetic snap in the front, and is made of traditionally woven Ikat fabric.

Hearts purse closeup 2

There is a zippered compartment inside and I have been using this accessory to dress both my day and night outfits up this week!

• Michigan Apples

Our recent trip to the cider mill kick started my craving for crisp apples over the past few days.

Michigan Apples

Whenever I get sick of hummus and veggies (my first snack addiction) I have been turning to apples, either alone or dipped in some kind of peanut, nut, or almond butter. NOM!

• Local Festivals

Just call us the crazy festival kids. Over the past week, we attended the popular Arts, Beats & Eats festival in Royal Oak (three separate days), as well as the Peach Festival in Romeo, Michigan.

Arts Beats & Eats 2013

Not only was it great to get outdoors and enjoy the beautiful weather we have been having (finally!), but we got to try different themed foods, hang with new friends, and enjoy a series of outdoor concerts including MC Hammer! Seeing him perform “U Can’t Touch This” live literally had me laughing out loud. It was so great!

• Veggie Loaded Salads

I have been throwing every vegetable that makes even a little bit of sense into my salads lately.

Veggie loaded salads

My theory has always been “the more the merrier”, but this week I have a few new favorites added to my monster salad must-have ingredients including banana peppers and green olives!

Shazam

I have been using the Shazam app on my phone for years. Years.

Shazam App

I don’t think I have ever mentioned it on the blog before! I’m sure there are other versions out there, but Shazam has been a great tool for me to use when I hear a song I like for the first time and don’t want to write it down. I simply open my app, click “listen”, and the track and artist immediately appears and is saved in My Tags for later reference.

This has been especially helpful for creating new playlists!

• The High Bun

White Party Labor Day 2013

I started rocking the teased high bun back in Orlando, and have been turning to the hairstyle now more than ever. With a crazy itch to go out lately (often after a sweaty dance practice without time to wash my hair and fully get ready) I have been throwing up my hair into something that takes a total of five minutes to do.

Here’s my video tutorial on this hairstyle. Pair it with a cute outfit and a bright lip and you’re good to go!

Man, am I looking forward to a quiet night in tonight. Laundry, meal prepping, and even a run outside sounds magical for my night agenda.

Oh, and just for fun, head over to The Fitnessista today if you have a minute to read my guest post on how to stay fit and healthy on a busy schedule. Love her blog!

Hope you all have a great night and a wonderful start to the weekend!

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What are some of your favorites this week?

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