Friday, September 19, 2014

Five on Friday {September 19, 2014}

Happy Friday! It's hard to believe that we're already midway through September. As usual, I'm heading into the weekend by sharing five things that I'm loving this Friday!

ONE | Save the Date: Saturday, October 25th!

We're hosting a brunch meet-up for NYC-area bloggers on Saturday, October 25th and would love to see YOU there! Comment below or email us if you'd like to join - it would be fantastic if you could let us know by October 10th so we can make a fabulous brunch reservation and so we all have time to follow each other's blogs in advance. Feel free to spread the word to other NYC-area bloggers - M and I can't wait to see you there!


TWO | Birthday boys

This week started off with milestone birthday celebrations for two very special guys in my life...my godson Big Boy M, and my Dad! 


Big Boy M's Monster Mash was a massive 1st birthday party where no detail went unglittered (and don't you worry, we'll have a full party recap post here on TSN soon). 


My Dad's 60th birthday celebration was a low-key affair, with cocktails and dinner at a fantastic restaurant right on the Jersey shore with just me, my mom, and brother (followed by an enormous, delicious chocolate cake at home). It was so fun to celebrate two of my very favorite guys two days in a row! 


THREE | Fancy hair

I was getting ready for work recently when I made the unfortunate discovery that both my hair dryer and flatiron decided to die on the exact same morning - not fun! My long, thick hair takes approximately forever to dry and style, so I thought it was time to upgrade from my $20 ConAir to something a little more grown-up. Enter the Sedu Revolution 6000i and the CHI Air - these are professional grade styling tools and while their price tags are definitely no joke, they are both well worth the investment in hair management. Both have drastically cut down my styling time and my hair feels way sleeker than ever before! They are also the unsung heroes behind how I fix my bed head.


FOUR | Every Day with Rachael Ray

This one may have you scratching your head a bit, since my fear of cooking is well-known around this blog. Rachael Ray isn't exactly my spirit animal, but for some reason I am completely obsessed with her magazine! I started receiving the issues as part of a free subscription offer, but before long I was totally hooked. I love that each magazine features hundreds of different recipes with varying levels of difficulty; I usually cut out at least 5 of the easy ones to add to my recipe binder (don't laugh, I really have one - it's like an old school Pinterest!). She also usually includes some cute party craft ideas, awesome new phone apps, and splurge versus steal grocery items. Basically, it makes me feel much more domestic, haha!


FIVE | Neighborhood sidewalk chalker

Someone in my neighborhood keeps writing quotes on the sidewalk - you never know quite when they'll appear or what they'll say. I was surprised and excited to stumble upon this quote the other day right in front of my apartment building - it definitely started my bleak Monday morning off on the right foot!

How are you enjoying September so far?

Thanks to our gals AmandaJennieAmyKarliClare, Rebecca, Katie, and Lauren for hosting today's link-ups!

xoxo
B

23 comments :

  1. You are making me seriously wish I lived in NYC so that I could go to your blogger meet-up!!! I've been in the market for a new hair dryer for so long I can't even tell you - but I hate to think of spending that much money on a dryer lol...but alas if it helps cut down on styling then it's worth it!! Have a great weekend!

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    1. I wasn't thrilled with the price tag, but all doubts flew out the window as soon as I tried it. The difference is amazing!

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  2. I love someone is doing that chalk art!!! So cool!

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    1. I saw some new chalk quotes today...you never know where they'll turn up!

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  3. I am SO EXCITED for our blogger meet up! Woot woot! Have a fabulous weekend ladies!

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  4. I just had to get a new flat iron a few months ago, and got a Sedu, and it came with a blow dryer, which I love! They are great products! I've heard great things about Chi too!

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    1. The Sedu is seriously fantastic - I can't believe I didn't know about it sooner!

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  5. i cant believe both your hair dryer and flat iron died on the same day! crazy! yay for new things though. my hairdresser friend bought me my hair dryer and i love it! have a good weekend!

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    1. Oh I know, it was a crazy bad hair day for me, haha!

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  6. Rachel Ray is my favorite magazine. Love it. Thanks for linking up and happy Friday!

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    1. I always get way too excited when it arrives in the mail, haha!

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  7. Absolutely love that chalk art!! Way too fun - and a pleasant surprise!! Happy weekending, girlfriend!

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    1. I'd love to learn the identity of the mystery chalker...maybe someday!

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  8. What a great neighbor you have- love inspirational quotes! And if only I lived in NYC... I'm sure you girls will have so much fun! Enjoy your weekend!

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    1. Thanks, we're looking forward to it! It will definitely be a fun group!

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  9. I wish people did chalk quotes in WI! I love uplifting quotes!

    -Liz
    Beardy Heart Beauty

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  10. superb! Really nice post sis, excited to see more xx Peach

    http://momomoworld.blogspot.com

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  12. You and the birthday boys are looking good! I love the chalk quote.... Such a simple, fun way to brighten someone's day! Haven't seen that here in suburban NJ ;)

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