Friday, August 15, 2014

Five on Friday {August 15, 2014}



TGIF Gals! Hope everyone had a great week and has lots of fun summery plans ahead for the weekend - here are the 5 things I've been obsessing over this week!

I'll take one each, thanks!
Pinot Grigio on demand?! Umm… yes please! I recently discovered Bota Box while perusing the wine selection at Wegmans, and while I certainly have had my share of boxed wine back in college, this certainly didn’t look like the white zinfandel I used to choke down back in the day. With some sort of fancy filtration system, it promises to keep the wine fresh for well beyond the shelf life of bottled wine. And with Pinot Grigio being such a staple in the M household, I figured for $18 (for the equivalent of 6 bottles of wine!), I couldn’t not try it out!  

2| August Birchbox

I’m not sure what got into Birchbox this month, but I’m loving their sassy and empowering shipping labels that they used – have you all noticed the same on yours this month?! Well apparently I’m Phenomenal and so was my box this month! Between 3(!) hair products, an eyeliner, hand cream, face wash and a bronzer, I’m super excited to dig into all these goodies and even more excited for the 70 rewards points I’ll earn upon providing my reviews!

And speaking of Birchbox, I had received this CC Cream sample a couple months back, but have just now really given it a chance, and I absolutely love it! I’m usually a BB gal, but I’m really loving the texture and natural coverage of this CC Cream and will definitely be purchasing once my (very generous) sample finally runs out. If you are in the market for a new bb/cc/tinted moisturizer, I highly recommend checking this out!

4| Chocolate Greek Yogurt – Sugar Free Hot Chocolate Edition
Ok, I know what you must be thinking.. what is this girl's deal with sugar free hot chocolate (and in the summer, no less!)?! I know, I know.. but just hear me out. For some inexplicable reason, there is an endless supply available to me at work, and since I can’t exactly be shaking up frozen hot chocolate martinis at my desk, I’ve been “experimenting” whenever that chocolate craving hits! And while I can’t promise this is the last you’ll hear about sfhc, I can promise you’re going to love this one! Just mix about ½ a packet into your greek yogurt, stir like crazy, clean up the powdery mess left on your desk, and then enjoy! It’s seriously way more delicious than it should be.. and really a guilt-free indulgence! It tastes just like chocolate cheese cake and if you add in a little fruit, it’s beyond amazing!


5| My Favorite Little Shark 


Not only is it Shark Week over on The Discovery Channel, but also in the M household! We all know that Baby M loves a good theme, so this past weekend he donned his most fierce shark gear and we hit up a splash park! Baby M could not get enough of running through all of the crazy sprinklers and while he may have not been the most ferocious shark, he was definitely the cutest!

What are all you Gals up to this weekend?!

xoxo
- M

Cheers to AmandaJennieAmyKarli, and Lauren for hosting today's link-ups!

28 comments :

  1. I live Birchbox. I actually went to their new store in Soho yesterday and it was awesome! You should check it out.

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    1. I've been seeing their commercials all over tv too - yet another "why didn't I invent that!) idea!! I'll definitely need to check out their store next time I"m in NYC.

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  2. I didn't realize that Bota Box came in so many different varieties! Glad to hear the Pinot Grigio was a hit - I'll let you know when I bust into my Cab Sauv!

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    1. Basically it's now my mission to try out all of the varieties... similiar to our Middle Sister mission! But please do let me know once you finally bust into yours (or I may just bust into it next time I'm visiting!).

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  3. Ok that Bota box stuff looks perfect for tailgating! Going to have to check that out for sure! And your Birchbox is SO different from mine! Crazy! I want to try that CC cream though!

    <3, Pamela
    sequinsandseabreezes.blogspot.com

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    1. Ohhh.. it's totally perfect for tailgating! Sadly, I'm just enjoying mine with dinner after a long day at work - haha! And I'm always so amazed to see what different Birchboxes B and I receive - we always compare and it's never the same!

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  4. Great post! I need to start my Birchbox subscription :)

    Amanda
    XO Strawberry Chic

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    1. Thanks! And for a while I was on the fence about BB, but totally loving them lately :)

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  5. I'm going to need to make a stop at Wegmans this weekend!! Have a great one!!

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    1. You definitely do - I can attest of it's greatness after cracking into it all week long - haha!

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  6. oh my gosh that last picture is so cute! i have been wanting to try birchbox... interesting stuff!

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    1. Thanks - he's definitely my favorite little shark! And let me know what you think if you end up trying out BB!

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  7. I love Bota Box - the Pinto Grigio is excellent and such a steal. What a cute little shark fan you have :) Happy Weekend!

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    1. Yay for Bota Box! I can't wait to try out the other flavors - I suspect it's now going to be a staple in my house! And thanks!

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  8. Bota Box is def wonderful! The Baby M pic is adorable, as usual :)

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    1. Thanks! And that splash park was definitely a lifesaver for our little shark on the loose!

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  9. I am definitely going to have to try out Bota Box- wow!

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    1. Yes! And let me know what you think! So far, I'm a week in, and totally loving it and I definitely think it perserves the taste better than a regular bottle.

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  10. I changed from birchbox to ipsy beacuse I kept getting food in my boxes! I love ipsy products better, but birchbox's point system is way better than ipsys. I miss that!

    www.madeintheshadeblog.com

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    1. Oh, I've definitely had those disappointing months with BB.. or worse yet, when I'd get tea samples! But I've been pretty happy with my boxes recently and I just love the bonus points you get for posting reviews.

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  11. I need to find that Bota Box somewhere near me!! :) Have a great weekend!!

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    1. Yes, you definitely need to track it down - it's sooo good! Hope you had a great weekend too! xoxo

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  12. I kind of miss getting Birchbox now. It was always nice discovered a product you really liked. That CC Cream sounds amazing, as does mixing hot chocolate mix into yogurt. I'm definitely going to have to try that!

    prosecco in the park

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    1. he hot chocolate/yogurt creation is seriously amazing - if you are a fan of chocolate cheesecake, you'll love it! It's now been my go to every morning when I'm craving something sweet and even got GG hooked on it!

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  13. cutest shark ever! ;) i'm totally trying that hot choc trick!

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    1. Thanks! And let me know what you think of the hot choc/yogurt mix - I've officially become obsessed! haha

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  15. Might have to try that boxed wine. Riesling is my fave wine. Your little shark is the cutest!

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