Friday Four

The first week of school was a success. Maybe I should rephrase. We all survived. And only 40 more weeks to go. SK was in Dallas most of the week so I had to get myself up AND get the boys up. Wells likes to sleep as much as I do, so this was no easy feat. On Monday night I put an alarm clock in Wells’ room and set it for 6:40. The next morning they were both downstairs at 6:42. No complaining. No crying. And none from them either. It’s worked every day since. If any of you tell them about the snooze button, I will cut you.

1. Adidas and Superga Sneaks

Speaking of back to school, both boys had to have new shoes. Their feet grow like weeds. And sort of smell like them too. Anyway, Piperlime had a back to school sale so we ordered these for Graham…


And these for Wells…


Cute, eh? Except Wells says his need to be broken in. By someone else.


2. Wet Brush


I don’t know about your kids, but mine act like I am trying to harm them when I comb out their hair. As in, “MAMAAAAAA… STOP TRYING TO KILL ME”. My hairdresser/BFF Kristy told me we needed a Wet Brush. Y’all. This thing is amazing. It does not pull at all. It works on my hair too (which is like trying to comb out a matted shih tzu). Get you one. And if you already have one and didn’t tell me, we can’t be friends anymore.

3. Phytovolume Actif


Rankin left a comment asking what kind of volumizer I use. For as long as I can remember I’ve used Phyto Phytovolume Actif. It is super light and doesn’t make your hair feel stiff or sticky. I have tried a couple of mousse volumizers and always end up looking like Cameron Diaz in Something About Mary.

Nobody wants that, so I always go back to good ole, foolproof Phyto. I spray it on my roots while my hair is still damp and then blow dry. A little goes a long way, and the bottle lasts for at least a year. (IF you don’t wash your hair everyday).

4. Revenge Wears Prada


My sweet friend Missy brought me her copy of Revenge Wears Prada and I am about halfway through. I really like it so far. If you liked Devil Wears Prada, I highly recommend. I’ll give you a final review when I finish reading it… six months from now.

I am linking up with A. Liz Adventures’ 5 on Friday again this week. I see she has one of my favorite products on her list today. Check out her blog to see it and lots of other fun Friday posts.

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5. Cookie Peanut Butter Cup Brownie Bars


Also known as chocolate and sugar overload. I made these last weekend and they were good. REALLY good. Which is actually bad. REALLY bad.

Spray a 9X12 baking dish with non stick spray. Press two rolls of Toll House chocolate chip cookie dough into the bottom of the dish. Next, add a layer of peanut butter cups. Mix up a batch of brownies according to directions, and pour the batter on top. Bake in a 350 degree oven for around 45 minutes, or until a pick inserted in the center comes out clean. Let them cool and then order bigger pants.

I hope y’all have a great weekend!

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  1. The boys would never hear of the snooze button from me…. that is good stuff! I hope that carries over to their teenage years. Hopeful.

    How did I forget that you are a fellow lover of the oil? Now that I know you love it, it solidifies my decision. DONE!

  2. I will have to get my daughter a wet brush. And I always use GUTS by Redken on my hair at the roots. It lasts forever too!

  3. I am SO getting that wet brush! How have I not heard of this?!

  4. Per usual, I love your post. I think your blog is one of my all time favorites. And thanks for helping a sister out by telling me about that brush, it might save me a lot of drama with C!

  5. Awesome – thank you!

  6. My daughter just made the cookie bars ill post on Instagram soon!!