Hello and Happy Halloween!
Any fun plans to celebrate this weekend? Beware of the ghosts and goblins out there. Scott and I plan to do a little pumpkin carving on Saturday night which I am looking forward to doing. Anyone catch the Charlie Brown Halloween special on TV last night? Such a classic!
Moving along to some favorites on this fall Friday! Below is a random collection of a few things that made me smile this past week. As always, I invite YOU to share something that has contributed to making your days a little more enjoyable in the comments section below.
10/31: Friday’s Favorite Things
Yes, the title really does start with a hashtag. I started Sophie Amoruso’s book a few weeks ago and was reading a little bit before bedtime every night. A wave of fatigue hit me last night like a tranquilizer dart last night and I crawled into bed around 8:30 and decided to finish the story. I loved her frank voice and writing style immediately. She totally speaks from the gut and sugar coats nothing. She was a delinquent who was making a living with occasional jobs and a lot of shoplifting as she drifted from one place to another. Not exactly a stellar start.
I was intrigued how she brought together her love for vintage fashion and photography through her own eBay storefront for Nasty Gal Vintage and through sheer will learned the marketing, business acumen and technical skills to make her business what it is today.
She shares her insights on what helped shape her path of success and I thought it was a great, quick read for any woman in business.
I picked this red wine up on a recent shopping trip to Trader Joe’s. I was looking around for a suggestion for a wine, because I do not really have a background in wine and often default to store recommendations if I want something new. This was recommended by the Joe, and I loved the gothic decoration on the bottle. I opened it last night to have a glass with dinner and it was quite nice.
I also remember the price point being very low (below $10).
Kevin Murphy’s Smooth Again
When I got my hair done last week my hairdresser promised this product was going to blow my mind. My hair did indeed look nice when I left the salon, but that is pretty typical after a professional blow out and styling. She recommended Kevin Murphy’s Smooth Again, and I bought it to take home since I was low on the current product I was using.
I have to confess this is a fabulous product and left my hair perfectly smooth with no frizz in site. It is also free of many harsh chemicals found in typical hair products. Another plus!
I added the jump rope back into my workout warm up this week and it was a fun change. There is nothing like jumping rope even for 5 minutes to get your juices flowing. It is a challenge!
Scott and I had a lot of fun last week recording another episode where I had the opportunity to guest host. The both of us really enjoy Instagram, and we chatted about how we often take more pictures and remember joyous moments and create memories through using it. In its best form it is a wonderful way to share.
You can check it out by clicking on this link to the show.
Question of the Day: What is one thing that made you happy this week?
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