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Friday, April 8, 2016

5 Things Friday; Spring Break

Well, my Spring break is almost over. It's been super busy, but a good kind of busy.

Here's a few things from my week!

1. I got eyelash extensions. I'd been wanting them for awhile, but not bad enough to spend $100 on them. So when I got a Groupon for half off, I jumped on it! They last 3-4 weeks, and to get them refilled is only around $40-45. I definitely plan on keeping them.
She had 2 sizes, and I chose the shorter ones. Maybe next time I'll go for the Kardashian-esque lashes.
2. I got another Groupon for a hair highlighting service. This was at a salon I had never been to. I didn't even know it existed, even though it's in my small town.
I walked in the door and though "oh, crap". This place looked very junky. Like the 'Walmart' of salons. It's also a beauty supply store, so I felt like I was sitting in the middle of a dollar store, with customers walking in, buying stuff. Very, very strange.
I can't describe how bad it was. The two employees smell like cig smoke, they obviously don't care how they look. Oh, it was just bad.
 Anyway, 4 1/2 hours later, I leave and my hair looks almost exactly the same as it did going in.
Lesson learned: if a salon has to use Groupon to get business, there's a good reason for it. Stay away!!

3. I went to see my friend's new baby girl. I wasn't able to last week because she was in the NICU all week. Mom and baby are both home now and doing good. And I survived. :)

4. I got to spend time with my Dad. I do see him almost every week, when my family gets together for dinner. But with there being so many of us, it's hard to get much one on one time.
 So, it's very nice to have him all to myself for a couple hours. I've always loved that since he owns his own business, he can stop and chat anytime.

Iced oatmeal raisin cookies
 5. Tomorrow I'm running the Shoes for Orphans 5k, here in my town. I've heard that, so far, there's only 40 runners signed up. Why? Because it's going to be 27 degrees!! In April!
 I know I'm going to be super tempted to just stay in my nice warm bed. I'll say "it's only 3.1 miles, I can go for a run later".
Then I'll say "it's only 3.1 miles, I can come home and take a hot shower!"
Which will I choose? I don't know.... no matter what, I already bought and donated a brand new pair of shoes, and that's what's important. Right??

Have a lovely weekend, my friends!



  1. I have a run scheduled tomorrow morning (10k) and we're supposed to get 1-3" of snow tonight. Awesome...

    1. Oh wow. At least we're not supposed to get snow. I am so done with winter! Good luck tomorrow.

  2. I'm so bummed out how cold its supposed to be tomorrow.
    Oh my gosh - I laughed at you sitting like in the middle of the store. That's SO WEIRD!!
    But girl - those eye lashes - that's short? They look GORGEOUS!!!!! I want to know more- how long do they stay on. Were they comfortable? My perimenopausal eye lashes are fading to nothing anymore. I need these in my life!!!

  3. You go, runner girl! I'd be tempted to skip the race too ... but it also sounds like fun with it being a small race. I love Groupons but I've only used them for restaurants or activities, not salons or tangible items. It's good that the eyelashes worked out -- balances out the salon not being so good. Hope you left a comment/review on Groupon so others know about the place!

  4. Oh wow...27 degrees. The coldest race I've ever run was 34 degrees. And that was rough. I wouldn't have done it had I not prepaid.

    Your lash extensions look great! Very natural.

    I especially love the pic of you and your daddy. So sweet!

    Have a great weekend, my friend. Let us know about the race tomorrow!

    April in Georgia

    1. It ended up being about 32 degrees. And windy. I hate this weather! I'm sure it's hot where you are though! 😀 Thanks lady!!

  5. Your eye lashes look amazing! I have always been super nervous about people doing things to my eyes- my weird phobia. But I would love to get extensions one day. Although I never go out apart from to do kid stuff but still. I could pretend to be glamorous!

    1. Thank you Jess! It really wasn't bad at all, I just laid back and she put each individual lash on. Easy peasy! You need a girls day out!


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