Five on Friday... Top Questions

Friday, February 13, 2015

For this week's Five on Friday, I though I would give you a sampling of the top questions I am constantly being asked from my blogging friends. Sharing away today so enjoy!
1. Where did you get your gold bar necklace and what does it say? 
For my 30th birthday, I wanted something special...a keepsake to wear everyday and something to remind myself of the two biggest blessings in my life, the girls. My mom and dad got me my gold bar necklace and it says "Caroline ♥ Carson"... you can find it on Be Monogrammed and it comes in 14K gold, gold plated, etc and you can get it personalized however you like. Looking for a sentimental gift? This totally fits the bill and it's a keepsake I will treasure forever.
2. What are your favorite recommendations for when visiting Nashville? 
I love the fact so many people are traveling to Music City for a fun weekend getaway, bachelor/bachelorette festivities, and so on. Some of you have even mentioned you're visiting our wonderful little city in the hopes to move here...yes, it's that great. Here are a few blog posts of mine to help get you better acquainted with small town USA. 
3. Where do you buy the girls bows/headbands? 
From the time the girls came out into the world, they had bows on their heads...partly to avoid the dreaded "oh look at that cute boy" conversation with random strangers (oh yes that happened all the time, even with bows), and because accessories make the outfit. My go-to destination for bows has always been Julia's Bowtique and I loved their collection so much we started stocking them at Sugar Bit, so you can find them on our website, too! As for coordinating elastic headbands that pair well with these, I always buy from Kena Bows on Etsy...great price and the quality is fantastic, while you can order them in a variety of sizes and colors as well.
4. What's your favorite go-to beauty products? 
Primer: Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer 
Concealer: Beautycounter Touchup Skin Concealer Pen
Foundation: Make Up For Ever HD Invisible Cover Foundation
Powder: Make Up For Ever HD Microfinish Powder
Highlighter: Sonia Kashuk Chic Luminosity Stick
Blush: NYX Blush Stick in Pink Poppy and Make Makeup Satin Finish Blush in Geisha
Eyeliner: Covergirl Ink It Eyeliner in Black
Mascara: Rimmel Scandeleyes Mascara in Black
Eyeshadow: Urban Decay Naked Palette
Lips: NYX Gloss in Creme Brulee, Loreal Lipcolor in Plum Passion, and Too Faced La Creme Lipstick in Nude Beach
5. How do you fix your hair and what products do you use? 
If I've been asking this question once, I've been asked it 10,000 times (and I certainly don't mind)... and honestly, this is a hard one to answer for me because I don't think I do anything super special to make my waves stay throughout the day and I didn't invest in some $250 curling iron. I think it all comes down to the thick, coarse hair I have...and I have a lot of it. It's color treated (obviously) so that tends to help my hair hold curl and I have found some products that work well, like the Kendra Platinum Blow Dry Spray. I also use a Hot Tools 1 1/4 inch curling iron, which is amazing and allows for loose curls rather than tight ones (my preference on a daily basis). I know some of you have asked for a vlog in how I do this, but I'm kinda shy when it comes to being on camera so I searched high and low to find one from another blogger to display their ways... hope this helps! SEE THIS VIDEO

Maybe I'll do a few more installments of these Q&A sessions if there is anything you're just dying to know about the gal behind the blog... and I've been working with Aubrey Kinch on a little revamp so fun edits and revisions and new bits and pieces popping up, too! Happy Friday friends... and may each of you have a sweet little Valentine's Day tomorrow... OXOX


  1. I love your gold bar necklace! And I can't wait to see what you and Aubrey come up with.

  2. That necklace is beautiful! And thanks for sharing your favorite bow shops. I'm always on the hunt for great bows at decent prices, which is sometimes hard!


  3. Your necklace is beautiful. What a sweet daily reminder of your precious girls.

  4. i love that necklace.. so sweet! xo jillian - cornflake dreams

  5. That necklace is gorgeous ❤

  6. I'm going to try the Sonia Kashuk, thanks for the rec!

  7. I love that blow dry spray from Kendra. Once you find something that works I always stick with it!

  8. This was such a fun post!! I adore your necklace, and love the sentiment behind it even more. Thanks for compiling a list of your favorite go-to products and sharing! ;) Wishing you and your precious family a Happy Valentine's Day weekend!

  9. Definitely checking out some of this make up, especially that highlighter stick. Thanks for the tips!

  10. I purchased from Julia's Bowtique on your recommendation from a post you did about a year ago or so I LOVE the bows. I love that I could purchase big packs of many colors so we have them to go with all many different outfits. Thanks for sharing good finds! :)

  11. I got those bows (per your recommendation) a while back for Mim and we love them! Of course, it would help if she had some hair, but that doesn't stop her! :) And one of these days we're going to get down to Nashville. I've never been but hear wonderful things about it.

  12. Inquiring minds always want to getting to know you better and the girly things that make you tick. Great post! Happy Valentine's Day!

  13. We are coming to Nashville in a few weeks so your recap and recommendations are perfect, thank you!! Love your necklace too! Xo, Stephanie

    1. hope it helps!!! enjoy nashville, too