friday favorites

^^^{ one }: my precious mini^^^

^^^{ two }: bath & body works wallflower in ocean driftwood

^^^{ three }: neutrogena makeup remover^^^

^^^{ four }: tartine et chocolate by givenchy & un jar din sur le nil by hermes^^^

^^^{ five }: gold dipped large druzy hoop earrings by laura hunter^^^

remember when i said i would post about my favorites? *lowers head in shame* well, i am finally putting my words to paper. yas! :) so... without further ado, here a few of my favorite things:

{ one }: i think this one is pretty self-explanatory no? ;) the mini cooper is my dream car. the holy grail. and i can't even express how blessed i feel to be able to call it my car. oh and she has a name which i shall divulge at a later time. heh.

{ two }: this makes my bathroom smell like hollister. i mean. there ain't nothing wrong with that!

{ three }: this one was recommended by a few other bloggers so i went ahead and tried it. and lookie here, it made it on to my list too! ;)

{ four }: the first is actually baby cologne (i know!) but it smells amazing and i love it so much. the second is a new favorite. i spray on the jardin first as my base scent and then spray on the tartine afterwards. The tartine is super light and wears off every few hours so I keep spritzing it on throughout the day. love, love love. ♥

{ five }: i only started watching the bachelor for sean and catherine's season, however, i find that i end up tuning in to the newer seasons anyway. i didn't realize it was so addicting! in any case, these particular pair of beauties were worn by one of the girls, (sharleen joynt), on juan pablo's season. i love, love love these earrings too! it's surprisingly light. definitely a keeper!

so there you have it. finally! sorry it took so long to get up on here. :)

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life, lately

My family came down to visit us over the weekend and we had the best time. As always, it was way too short of a visit and we barely even scratched the surface of stuff to do and things to eat here in Nashville. The under 40 group went to the mall, swam in our complex pool and toured downtown broadway by car whilst the over 40s pretty much kept it chill at our apartment. We capped the weekend off with breakfast at The Loveless Café (which everyone loved) and church and that was that. All of our visitors were on their way back home by late Sunday afternoon and the husband and I pretty much collapsed with exhaustion. Ha. I wouldn’t have traded it for the world though. I missed my family so so much. Here’s hoping we can convince the husband’s family to come for a visit as well. :)

I have a birthday coming up in exactly a week and I’m panicking. One year older and not necessarily one year wiser. I still have a lot to work on personally and am pretty frustrated that I haven’t been able to make any headway on that. On a related note, my ankle is doing okay. I’ve been walking a lot more than I’ve been in a really long time and it is sore as heck. I have a limp that is more pronounced and don’t have the same stability as I used to. All I’m going to say is that it could have been a lot worse and I’m really thankful that I can walk again.

My brother bought a go-pro camera and wow that thing is fun! I am trying to get him to send me 2-3 videos so I can post them up here but we shall see if he agrees. In the meantime here are some pics he took with the camera. Isn’t the quality insane?

source: my brother's ig

Well anyway, enough about me. How was your weekend? Any fun stuff happen in your neck of the woods?


One of my very good friends gave me this banana bread recipe. And by gave, I mean sent me the link. Ha. She raved so much about it that I had to ask. I still haven't quite perfected the art of making the perfect pan but I'm sure I'll get there. Eventually. Right now though, the middle is still a little mushy. I'm a little disappointed but at least it tastes really good right?

I really really want to take pictures in the natural light of Nashville but lately I've been so tired. I can't wait to have a stay-cation. Preferably one where I don't have to do any household chores. Fat chance of that, huh? In any case, I really feel that it should be Friday already. Thursday, where did you come from?

ps. I had an epic fail last Friday. I know I wrote about writing a favorites post but time is not my friend. Or rather, time management isn't.