Friday, October 17, 2014

Friday Favorites

Happy Friday friends!  I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend in the works!  We have yet another house showing, birthday parties to attend, and the Lowcountry Orphan Relief Gala on our calendar.

1.  I'm not making light of the situation because I know so many people have been very sick and many have died from the awful Ebola virus.  I actually think it's much more serious than our country is giving it credit for and that it's going to have devastating effects in the next few months.  I did chuckle, however, at these funnies.  

2.  I usually put frozen cherries in my breakfast protein shakes, but I decided to switch it up and try making a pumpkin spice one.  Yum!  Combine 1/3 cup pureed pumpkin, 2 tsp pumpkin spice mix, 1 banana, 1 scoop protein powder, and almond milk.  Blend until smooth!

3.  I attended the Hampden Clothing fashion show with Caycee, Natalie, and Krystine (taking the picture) last night.  As always, good times were had by all!  There's a To-Die-For fur that was on the runway and I'm lusting over!  I also love these shoes!

My Halogen Leather Shift Dress (on MAJOR SALE at Nordstrom Rack!)

4.  I found this haircut on Pinterest and love it!  I'm taking this to my main man Donnie Ray and asking him to make me really really blonde with this cut.  

5.  Speaking of hair, I switched shampoos and I'm head over heals for Toni & Guy!  My hair is soft, shiny, and doesn't get greasy by the end of the day!  Yay!  This brand is also half the price of Biolage and Pureology.  Score!  I want to test out the whole line.

6.  Because I couldn't stop at just 5 today, I have to share this recipe!  Our friends Carl and Ashley shared 10 pounds of fresh, local shrimp with us.  I made The Barefoot Contessa's baked shrimp scampi with it.  Oh my heavens.  You have to try it!  I served it over pasta with a side of crispy roasted asparagus.  Unbelievable!

Linking up with Amanda again today!

p.s.  Why do I drink Baby Mama Juice?  Because I have a huge soft spots for homeless people (the real ones, not the scam artists who do it as a weekend gig).  There's always the same man standing at the base of the Ravenel Bridge and East Bay Street.  He has a sad sign that says he's a disabled Vet and can't get work.  I usually don't look because it makes my heart hurt too badly.  I gave him a few dollars yesterday on my way downtown and he was so gracious and humble.  He also said "I hope you know how much I hate doing this."  I cried because I have so much and am often so ungrateful.  I cried again while telling the story to my friends.  I can't imagine living one hour in that man's shoes.  


  1. ohhh i gotta try that shampoo! i love your haircut inspiration photo! i hope you go for it! xo jillian - cornflake dreams

  2. So much to say! That "not today ebola" picture has been cracking me up. That hair cut, yesssss. I hope DRay nails it with that cut. He will! Can't wait to see pics. I just switched shampoos too, to something I found at WF. Giovanni is the brand and I love it! Totally natural (well, maybe) but works just as well!

  3. I need to try that shampoo! I'm always greasy by the end of the day. Where do you buy it from? You know how I feel about Ebola but those funnies crack me up. Pumpkin smoothie sounds delish! Can't wait to see your new haircut!

  4. That is a totally cute haircut...and OMG how cute is Caycee in that pic, that dress is amazing! {You and Natalie look awesome too!} I honestly worry about the Ebola thing, and also this Enterovirus 68 {with an infant in the house}...I really do hope the CDC can get the few occurrences we have under control and keep it from spreading...and take action to keep it from coming overseas again. It really is sad to think about it.
    California To Carolina
    The Gym Bunny

  5. You girls look too cute! I'm the same about the Ebola virus - kinda freaked about it, but those are funny! That baked scampi - yumm!!

  6. I read your post on Friday and I was just so crazy of a day but I have been thinking about your last numbered point all weekend. Since it is so warm down here and so many other counties have banned panhandling a lot of it falls into where I live and I have been so jaded by it because there are so many that are con artists but I know there are some that truly need help. There needs to be better programs and support! It does make you step back and really appreciate what you have. Hope you had a wonderful weekend thanks so much for linking up!

  7. those are funny....can you believe the hospital here in Dallas where Duncan died and now has the nurses is a few blocks away from us?? yikes! Love barefoot Contessa and was actually looking at her recipes for a menu for this weekend. You are the sweetest helping that man. So sad. xx

  8. That protein shake sounds delicious! I use the Trader Joe’s frozen berry mix in my yogurt/smoothies and my favorite part is always the frozen cherries. SO good!


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