five on friday

Friday, April 8, 2016

one || new beautycounter favs
I've been trying out some new Beautycounter products the past few weeks and I've been mighty impressed... the Protect Stick Sunscreen is going to be a permanent purse staple. It's kid-friendly and both the girls don't mind me applying it to their face and skin, and the smell is perfect for spring and summer, too [remember, sunscreen EVERYDAY my friends]. I've also been on the hunt for a new tinted moisturizer and their Dew Skin is lightweight, covers well, and perfect as an everyday cream that hides and keeps my skin protected with built-in SPF 20 [I ordered the No.3 color and it blends well with my other products]. Finally, I asked my friend Alaina for a cream to help fight the signs of aging and she came through with the Uplifting Day Cream. I tend to get red-tones on my skin during the spring and summer months so I am hoping this helps combat that, too. Loving that their entire line is known for using only the best AND safest ingredients... 
They are also giving you a free lip gloss this month when you spend $150 or more and you get to select the shade... yay for freebies!! Want to learn more about Beautycounter? Watch this. Need to order or replenish? Contact my friend Alaina at 
two || beat the clock game rewind
Looking for a fun group activity that everyone can have fun with AND is something original? A few Fridays ago, we headed to Beat the Clock Nashville to participate in a girls and guys night out, playing their Cursed Kingdom game... locally owned and operated, it's a fun experience we all enjoyed, connecting the dots and their escape game didn't disappoint. We were all so excited we managed to complete the game with time to spare and will definitely be going back to their second room, Antidote. 
Nashville area friends or those visiting, you need to go! Find out more here

three || shop ruche closing sale
I'm so sad to see that one of my long-time online shops, Shop Ruche, is closing... they sent a letter out to friends the other day letting us know the details and why they are walking away, but they are also going out with one big bang and some fantastic deals you can scoop up on NEW merchandise as they clear the racks. Here are a few of my favs: 

four || vitamin sea please
The countdown is officially on until we head to Rosemary Beach next month!! It seriously can't come soon enough as both Jeff and I have been traveling like crazy the past few months and a full week of R&R with friends and our babies cannot come soon enough... and to get our sand spread ready, I found this ADORABLE round pom pom beach towel yesterday... under $30 = score! 

five || the proper new home gift basket
Presentation is everything, right?? I love putting together a fun little gift basket for friends, whether it's for a special occasion, one to add a little sunshine to brighten their day, or a little homemade goody in celebration of a new home... I just assembled this together with some home essentials from J.R. Watkins, a TN tea towel, the Garden & Gun Southerner's Handbook, packs of everyone's favorite candy, a gingham pail from Target, and of course my most favorite candle in the world. Nothing fancy, but super cute and practical, too! 

What are some of your go-to ingredients for a fun gift basket?? Always looking for fun and fresh ideas to give original happies for friends and family... 

Be sure to link-up below to share for Friday Five and visit April and Christina too! 


  1. Adorable gift basket and I am so jealous you are getting ready to head to Rosemary!

  2. First time linking up...found your blog this morning! Yay! The beach towel is absolutely adorable, love the pom poms! You can't go wrong with gift baskets, we usually like to add a gift card to some place the person likes too. Happy Friday!
    xo, Lily
    Beauty With Lily

  3. I will have to check out that closing sale! I love putting together gift baskets!

  4. I just love giving baskets of stuff!! =)