Five for Friday & Favorites

01.) This week has been a bit of a blur, at least in the mornings, due to all the back to school bru ha ha, and by bru ha ha I mean setting the alarm and getting up. It's been a bit rough, for both of us. Yesterday I woke Annelise up a little before 7:00, she walked out to the landing at the top of the stairs, we had our usual morning convo (make your bed, get dressed, yada yada) and I went semi-merrily (pre-coffee) on my way to get dressed, make her breakfast and pack her lunch. At 7:20 I called her to come downstairs and I heard a groggy "What?".

She had gone back to bed!

Cue a little extra scurrying and thankfully we were not late to school.

All in all it's been quite nice to get back into a routine and Annelise has had a great first week of 5th grade.

02.) I am so ready for fall, first and foremost for the lower temperatures (like the 70s or 80s) and the rare cool breeze. I love the wonderful smells of fall, pumpkin, apple cider, cinnamon and spices, and the like. Last week Bath and Body Works had an amazing sale on their 3-wick candles, they were 2 for 1 and you got $10 off your total purchase and free shipping,

You mean I could order from the comfort of my family room and avoid the seventh circle of hell, otherwise known as the mall? Sign me up!

I may have temporarily lost my mind.
I tried several of their pumpkin cafe candles (they all smell yummy) but I only ordered one of their Leaves, which in hindsight was a severe mistake since it's now my new favorite.

Do you have a favorite candle?

03.) Scott loves to watch House Hunters on HGTV but I'm kind of over it and refuse to get sucked into having to find out which home they picked in the last two minutes. All three of us have enjoyed watching Jen Hatmaker's My Big Family Renovation these last couple of weeks and hate to see it come to an end.

Anyone want to stalk Buda with me?

We've just recently fallen for Fixer Upper with Joanna & Chip Gaines. Have y'all seen it? I love that they are here in Texas (duh), they are helping families restore older homes in established neighborhoods and I adore Joanna's creative design style.

04.) My hair has been in need of a rescue. Since it's highlighted and colored (though slightly overdue on both) and several different high-heat tools are applied to it regularly, it's a bit on the crispy side.

Cue the angels singing...

I picked this up at Target over the weekend, and once I got over the sticker shock ($29.99--gasp!, but it might be cheaper online), I put it in our buggy (why is a shopping cart called a buggy anyway?). I tried it on my hair and it made it sooooo much softer, silkier and shinier. Annelise also used it and it made her hair a lot softer and her curls more manageable. Also? It smells DEE-vine. I'm going to try and use it at least once a week.

05.) Okay, we got such a kick out of this family's Christmas Jammies video last year we were thrilled to see they made a new one for back to school.


I'm linking up with Andrea again, be sure to pop over there for more Friday fun!

Happy Friday, y'all!

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