Friday Favorites!

Happy Friday!

Three blog posts in ONE week?! Woah, who am I?! Its been forever since I’ve shared any favorites so thought it was time ๐Ÿ™‚

It’s Easter this weekend so a few of these are Easter favorites, of course! It’s the first “big” holiday since having Magnolia and I can’t wait to celebrate! Yes, we celebrated Valentine’s Day… and she dressed up cute for St. Patrick’s Day but Easter?! This is a bigger one for her! We’re headed to Chetek to celebrate with my family tomorrow then we’ll celebrate with our little family on Sunday! It’ll be so much fun!

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Magnolia’s Easter Basket! I ordered this basket back in January I think?! It’s simple and little which will work for her in years to come!

I’ve included 2 books, a bunny rattle, stuffed animal, hair bows (naturally!) and some empty Easter eggs! I can’t wait until next year when we can dye Easter eggs and have her help!

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Daycare teacher gifts!

I shared these over on Instagram and what all was included in them but her teachers are a favorite this week! I had such a hard time bringing her the first few days but they are so sweet with her and I know they love having her! They have made it so much easier dropping her off every day!

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Old Navy has been having crazy great deals lately and I somehow got all of these items for her, PLUS a matching top for me for only $40!

How cute are these matching dresses (mine was only $3.99 and hers was only $6!).

Here’s the matching top with her matching dress ๐Ÿ™‚ My gosh, we’ll be matching all summer long!

Now, if we’d have warm enough days for all these cute pieces!

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This Easter trail mix?! Obsesseddddddd! Do yourself a favor and stock up before Easter is over Sunday!

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This little girl of ours has been rolling around lately and loving it! I laid her on her back on the mat, went to get her a bottle and came back to this…

What?! Not just rolled over but turned 180 degrees as well! Now, she’s just loving rolling around! How is she getting so big?!

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I finally shared about our weekend on the blog and visiting with good friends!

Check it all out over here!

What are your plans for Easter? Do you celebrate big or keep it small? What did you add in your kiddo’s Easter Baskets if you do those? I will need ideas for years to come! ๐Ÿ™‚

If you need a quick dessert to bring for Easter, these are what I’m making and LOVE!

Have a fabulous Friday!

aKristi

 

 

Friday Favorites!

Happy Friday!!!

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I legit, didn’t think this day would come.. and not because we have huge plans for the weekend (although we do have my cousins wedding which will be fun!) but because it’s been the longest week EVER!

Also, we can’t find the perfect VERY light gray paint color to go with our wallpaper! I’m all for having white walls for the other ones but Logan is set on having some color…. I agreed as long as we can find a VERY light gray – so it’s still a bright enough room! If you have any ideas, let me know ๐Ÿ™‚

This post will be short and sweet but I thought I’d share a few favorites from the last few weeks!

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Our crawfish diaper boil of course! I couldn’t not add this one. It was our first big celebration for Baby G and we felt all the love with so many diapers and wipes!

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Bar La Grassa…. if you’re in the Minneapolis area and haven’t tried it – do yourself a favor and make a reservation ASAP!

I’m crazy about pasta but Logan isn’t so even though I’ve heard such great reviews from friends about this place, we’ve never gone! Thankfully my girlfriends are BIG fans and made reservations for us a few weeks ago!

I’m partial to Olive Garden still simply because #allthebreadsticks and salad but this was right up there with the fresh pasta and sauce! Yum!

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If you’re in the mood for a cute chick-flick, turn this on ASAP!

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Jess saw this movie and texted me immediately and was like “turn this on now. You have to watch it.” Well pregnancy brain got me and I forgot about it for a WEEK! A whole week! So when I remembered and texted her for the name again she couldn’t believe I hadn’t watched it. Needless to say, it’s really cute! And apparently a book – so if you’ve read the book, watch the movie now! Or even if you haven’t read the book (like me).

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I recently ordered the a few items and am hoping they work out for this pregnant mama! Also, I’ve never really ordered clothing from Amazon so hoping it’s a win for the first top!

I’m bummed it’s not Prime eligible so it’ll be a while until it’s here but for $14?! And it looks like it clasps shut so would be perfect for nursing Mama’s out there!

This is another find (not Amazon) and I’m giving it a try! I LOVE this one from Nordstrom and it’s on my Christmas list ๐Ÿ™‚

But if you don’t like the price then I think this one is SUPER similar (and i’m going to give it a try!) for only $22!

They have a lot of different fall colors and I’m loving the maroon/wine one!

I’m also ordering this for Fall because #givemeallthecamo!

I also ordered a few basic pieces from Motherhood Maternity that I can wear under cardigans and to be comfy!

I’m off to work this LAST day of the week! Woo! As I mentioned, we have my not-so-little cousin’s wedding tomorrow and then starts 5 weekends in a row with my sister, and I believe it’s 6 weekends (minus one weekend) with my Mom and Brother!ย  Isn’t that crazy?!

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We have my sweet niece’s first birthday next weekend, then I have two showers the next two weekends and I can’t wait! And we have maternity pictures in that two week span too – SO much good stuff coming! ๐Ÿ™‚

What are you doing this weekend? Are your kids ready for summer break again already? ๐Ÿ˜‰

aKristi

Friday Favorites – Weekend Recap!

Last weekend and part of this week was one for the books!ย  I’m still exhausted from it all.. and I’m sure happy it’s almost the weekend again!

We headed down to Logan’s Grandma’s camper/cabin for the first time since we’ve been together – almost 9 years!ย  And let me tell you… it was HOT! I mean… like way over 90 degrees hot! It was nice to see where Logan has so many memories though and I’m sure we’ll be back to visit again – just when it’s not 90 degrees!ย  I thought I had pictures because I looked in prime condition (ha ha) but I don’t see many on my phone!

I finally got a chance to visit Kristmas Kringle Shoppe and y’all…. it was THE best!

I mean… the villages they built along with just about every single tree theme you could imagine!

I definitely fell in love and will be heading back again before Christmas!

We went Raspberry picking one morning – and surprisingly, Logan joined us!

He’s definitely in his prime condition here ๐Ÿ™‚

My MIL made a Raspberry Cheesecake and Raspberry White Chocolate Scones with them all!

We spent time at the Zoo later that day while Logan golfed with his Dad again.

And again… it was HOT! I’m not complaining because I certainly don’t enjoy the cold cold days but man, over 90 degrees with all humidity.. brutal!

We watched some fireworks that night even though it wasn’t the 4th yet but it was terrible!ย  We were basically on a countryish type road and the mosquitoes were HORRIBLE! My SIL’s, MIL and myself stayed in the truck but not before 5000+ mosquitoes got inside! Ugh!

We went to the parade the next morning and again.. the theme of the trip was clearly HOT because it was bad! My SIL and I sat in the shade away from the parade because she forgot her sunscreen (whoops!) and somehow, I forgot to put on deodorant before we left (TMI, I know).

Such a good time and fun-filled but now I’m ready for a weekend at home with NO plans! What are you doing this weekend?! Any fun plans or laying low like us?

ย aKristi

Friday Favorites!!

Happy Friday! It’s been a long while since I’ve shared some favorites so I figured it was about time ๐Ÿ™‚

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One word. Younger.

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Wow… how have I never watched this show before?ย  I totally binge watched it last week and I’m obsessed.ย  I’m sad I’m caught up because wow.. I’m a huge Hilary Duff fan (always have been!) and I just love her in this!ย  Have you watched it?!

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Golf!

The last 3-4 weeks, I’ve been golfing once a week with a girlfriend and it’s been so nice! I’m enjoying the exercise since I wasn’t approved for so long and I’m surprisingly getting better!

We couldn’t go this week since the weather was kind of wonky when we usually go so we hit up Olive Garden instead for dinner ๐Ÿ™‚

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Being pregnant?! ๐Ÿ™‚ Haha – I know I said I wouldn’t mention it but ugh, it’s always going to be a favorite of mine!ย  We also get to hear the heartbeat again today and I CANT wait! I shared another Bumpdate this week for 13 weeks (last week!).

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I’m all about Christmas all the time and guess what?! It’s Christmas in July starting tonight! We’re out of town for the next few days so I won’t be able to binge watch but you better believe – as soon as I can, I will be!

I usually start my Christmas shopping next month with the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale and with baby coming Christmas, I’ll be getting all my shopping done early this year!

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Fourth of July! I bought the cutest dress from Old Navy for a steal!

This dress is only $12 (plus an additional 30% off!) online… steal!

I can’t wait to wear it this weekend in preparation for the fun holiday!

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Last weekend we went to the Cheese Curd Festival with my brother (and SIL and sweet little Nora) and while the festival was kind of a bust… they had ONE tent with cheese curds and the line was miles long to get to it..

We enjoyed seeing them and spending time with little Ms Nora!

My other SIL came and stayed for the weekend too which is always a good time!

We love when she visits! We hit up the outlet mall too on Saturday and let’s just say.. Logan’s the only one who really made out that day! ๐Ÿคฃ

Hope you all have a fabulous weekend! ๐Ÿ™‚ I’ll be sharing a little glimpse into our “camping” weekend via Instagram so be sure to check it out!

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Kristi

Five on Friday!

It’s FriYAYYYYY!

Can you tell i’m pumped?! Some weeks fly by but this one…. wow it dragged on!

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I thought I’d share a quick Five on Friday of my favorites from the week – I know, you’re all so eager to know ๐Ÿ™‚ I also, did a poll on Instastories (check it out if you haven’t already) about doing a hair tutorial because that’s one of my most asked questions and it was a resounding yes!ย  I think i’ll feature it over here as well as instastories in case you check one over the other ๐Ÿ™‚

Let’s get these favorites started!

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Goals..

It’s a new year and that usually means NEW goals.ย  I’m not going to lie, I wrote a whole blog post about what goals I’d like to achieve this year but I decided I’m not going to post it (probably not, anyway!).

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I just had to… sorry for the language!ย 

My goals are always work out more, blog more, meal plan more – and guess what?! Those were on my list as well! But guess what?! I decided this year, I’d pick a word that should describe my new year! I finally decided on my word and I can’t wait to share more with you next week!

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We officially made 3 dinners this week – THREE! That’s a definite favorite but come this Sunday when we have to meal plan again…. it won’t be on this list, that’s for sure! #literallytheworst

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It has been a monthย decades since I got my nails done and with the holidays and new year, I haven’t had a chance to get them freshened up.. I mean, they look horrid with the gel polish half on and half off.

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But guess what?! I have a coffee and nail date tomorrow with this girl and i’m stoked!

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More favorites of the week are these yummy Bark Thins… Have you ever had them?! I hadn’t but the Gingerbread ones were on sale for $1.12 by the checkout so I had to give them a try.

SO SO GOOD!! If you have any near you – run and grab them!

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Last but certainly NOT least.. another goal I had for myself was to read more because I feel like I’m always missing out when people share book reviews but I have such a hard time picking up a book and just reading!

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I’m not sure how exactly BUT somehow, I’ve already read 2 books this past week (who am I?!) and I started my 3rd last night.ย  I’m hoping to keep on this track and read 20 books this year – not a ton but I would be so happy if I could read that many!

What are your favorites from this week?! I should add that we had 2 days of mid 30 degree weather this week and that was a HUGE favorite! #imreadyforspring Don’t worry, Mother Nature came back to her senses and sent us quite a few inches of snow yesterday and single digit weather again… so there’s that.

Have a fabulous weekend, see you here next week!

aKristi

Friday Favorites – Lilly Pulitzer Style!

The Lilly sale was here and is gone already! I always look forward to this one since the next one isn’t until August – which signals the end of summer!

I’m craving warmer weather already (can we just have it above 0 at least?!) and shopping Lilly always puts me in a sunny mood ๐Ÿ™‚

I’ve had so many of you ask about what I’ve purchased from the sale and I figured it’s only fair to share!

This top was only $19 and I thought it would be cute to dress up with white jeans and wedges or dress down with jean shorts!

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The Meg Top is one of my favorite tops!ย  It’s like the Elsa’s (which I love!) but comfier! I have this top in another print and I wear it to work or on the weekends – perfect top (and it was only $24!).

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The Willa dress is a new one for me but I can’t wait for summer so I can throw it on with sandals!

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I can’t wait to get these in the mail – the colors are always a lot more vibrant in person versus online!

How cute is this print on the Linden A-Line dress?! I’m obsessed!

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The two things I was most looking forward to were a popover and an Elsa!ย  The sale is the time to stock up on those items (and every other item!) and I was so happy when they showed up on the sale the second day!

The popover I went with – I’m hoping I love… I love the popovers but am not sure I picked the best print. We’ll see once it comes in the mail!

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The Elsa top is a print I’ve never tried before either and I can’t wait to see if in person! The Elsa’s are perfect for work or everyday wear. They’re a bit pricier for a top – regular price so it’s a good time to get them for over 50% off.

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I also got my littlest niece a little Lilly shift dress because how cute will that be?! I don’t think my older nieces would love the bright colors since I didn’t start them young on it, like little Nora ๐Ÿ™‚

I went a little crazy this year after they released more items later on Wednesday – but that just means I’ll be on a shopping hiatus for a little while; mainly because I don’t need anything more!

Let me know if you want a small try-on session when the items come in!

What did you grab from the sale?! Any fun plans for the weekend?!

aKristi

Friday Favorites!

Christmas is T- 3 days and I’m just in disbelief! I’m always so sad when the holidays are over but I’m ready for a New Year!

I’m linking up to share a few favorites as we finish out this year!

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Logan graduated!

We had a small dinner to celebrate the graduate! He worked so hard and we’re both so happy he’s done ๐Ÿ™‚

We often talk about moving away from the Minneapolis area and there’s just some friendships that we’ll truly miss!

But we don’t get too sad because these ones won’t ever end; such gems that we’ll have forever!

He’s already planning all the extra golf he’ll be able to get in starting in the Spring! Imagine that! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Volunteering!

We volunteered with People Serving People and handed out Christmas gifts to all the kids! I’d never heard of the organization but it’s the largest homeless shelter in Minnesota, housing over 350 people (mostly kids) every night!

It’s fun to give back during the holidays (and any time!). We sponsored 4 kids with Christmas gifts for the Salvation Army this year as well – it feels so good to help others who aren’t as fortunate as us. If you can, organizations are always looking for volunteers! And you’ll get back much more than you gave ๐Ÿ˜Š

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innamon Sugar Pretzels… need I say more?!

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enjoyed a massage again last week and I had to get some change for gratuity beforehand.. I stopped by Walgreens and Jess texted me to ask if I got Airheads! She knows me all too well ๐Ÿคฃ I had to snap this pic to send to her because duh I love these things!!

Anyone else love these things??

Enjoy the last Friday before the holidays! What are some of your favorites from this week?!

Kristi

Friday Favorites!

Happy Friday!

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I seriously want to know this every time I see something like that or a piece of clothing on the side of the road. Just tell me.

I’m linking up with some of my favorite bloggers to share a little bit of 5 on Friday (and some favorites!).

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Last weekend we got to snuggle not 1 but 2 sweet little babies! To say we love them both so incredibly much is an understatement…

I might be seeing both this weekend too again which gives me all the feels!ย  It helps to live so close ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Y’all… we have NO plans really this weekend.ย  Actually, we have NO plans really for the WHOLE month! I mean, we have a few things here and there but I’m so excited to just be home and not be living out of a suitcase!

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Sign me up!! ๐Ÿ™‚

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Fall decor.ย  I just love it and love to see inside people’s homes. I shared some of our decor here!

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Fall outfits. I just really love all things fall including, but not limited to Pumpkins, Pumpkin Patches, Pumpkin Spice Lattes, Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins, leaves changing colors and falling, chili, comfort food… you get the picture, right?! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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I saw the movie, Home Again on Wednesday starring my BFF Reese and I wasn’t sure what to expect!ย  ย I love all of her movies, of course.ย  I mean, my favorite movies EVER are Sweet Home Alabama and Four Christmases along with Grease!

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I thought it was sweet. It’s definitely not my favorite movie of hers but the actors in it were cute with her daughters ๐Ÿ™‚ Have any of you seen this yet?!

I’m off to work and then it’s the WEEKEND!ย  What are your plans? Anything fall related?!

heartKristi

Five on Friday!

Hello!! Happy Friday!

Currently, I have a Pumpkin Apple candle from BBW burning and a Pumpkin Spice Latte in hand just before logging into work! ย Isn’t that glorious?! ย I’ll keep this one short and sweet ๐Ÿ™‚

Today, I’m linking up with a few of my favorite bloggers to share 5 thoughts I had on this Friday!

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We finally got our siding finished on the house and it’s a complete 180 from what we had previously! ย I’ll let the pictures do the talking ๐Ÿ™‚

We still have a few things that need to be done like gutters, A/C and screens but I’m happy the bigger things are done!

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All things fall… I can’t believe how fall-like the weather has been around here!! We usually get a few more weeks of warmer weather (or so I thought) before it really set in but this year… it’s been in the 60’s and low 70’s (if we’re lucky!).

I love all things fall like boots, fashion, candles, PSLs, etc but I’m not sure I’m ready for flip flops to be gone!

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London, Paris and Portugal… our trip is almost upon us and I’m getting nervous! Did I even mention on here that we’re going to all those places?! If you’ve been, I need recommendations – mainly about ย my HAIR stuff! Logan seems to think I don’t need a curling iron, straightener OR blow dryer but seriously.. I need at least one!

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Ladies, who traveled to those places, did you purchase an adapter AND converter? ย Did you just purchase a cheap curling iron or straightener once you were there? I need your thoughts! ย  Also, the weather in both Paris and London will be in the low 60’s but high 80’s in Portugal so I really need to figure out how to pack efficiently! And I also need to know a good pair of walking shoes… I can use my tennis shoes but if there’s something better – let me know!

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Did I mention previously that I went to my Brother’s first football game last week?! I feel like I missed that one! ย They finally played up by us (which has never happened) so Logan and I headed up there for a night of football!

I feel like I’m back in school when I go to his HS games. They make me feel young again ๐Ÿ˜‰ ย Speaking of my brother – he and his wife are due around the time I get back from Portugal – I’m hoping Baby B stays in there a little longer to wait for me!

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This past weekend, we were finally able to spend time with my Dad’s side of the family and it was so incredibly nice! ย The weekends go by too fast as usual but it was great to be able to catch up and celebrate my cousin getting married!

We have a pretty small family on his side (think 8 cousins, total including me and my siblings?!) so it’s always nice when we can get together! You can read more about it here if you missed it!

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One more for this Friday because it’s fall around here and I thought I’d share a story from yesterday…. I stopped by Starbucks to grab my yummy PSL before I headed into the office. ย I was so happy because I could FINALLY use the Order Ahead app because PSLs are in there (I’m still trying to figure out how to order a Skinny Vanilla latte on those things – I know someone mentioned the caffe latte but I don’t know what to put in it to be the skinny vanilla?! Is it just me?!) so I was ahead of schedule! I got into the office and guess what… when I went to grab my purse and work bag on the passenger seat, my PSL spilled ALL OVER. I mean, it fell upside down and went all over my seat and my pants and under my pants… it was terrible.

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Not only was it wasteful of my drink but I was soaking wet! At work, we don’t have the dryers either so in the bathroom I went with lots of paper towels… It wasn’t the best start to my day, that’s for sure! Here’s hoping today’s better ๐Ÿ™‚

Please oh please, let me know any tips for traveling as we’ve never been out of the country so far! And also… have a great Friday!!

What are your weekend plans?! Mine include another wedding and more fall things ๐Ÿ™‚

heartKristi

Fri-Yay!

Happy Friday!

Hope you have some fun plans this weekend – know what mine are?! Celebrating this girl…

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It’s Bachelorette weekend for her at her cabin and we’re all pretty stoked for the festivities! She’s having a small wedding, AKA none of are invited so we need to celebrate big until her reception in November ๐Ÿ™‚

One month ago today, I shared with y’all about my new journey with Lipsense and so many of you have reached out to me to check on how it’s all going.. So guess what I’m doing today?! Sharing just that ๐Ÿ™‚

To recap in case you’re new around here… I tried Lipsense, loved it and then decided to sign up as a distributor. ย In reality, I signed up because I have an obsession with lip colors and knew I couldn’t stop at just one and the discount would definitely help with my obsession – but shortly after signing up, I had multiple people ask about it and WHAM I decided I’d order some to sell as well.

My mindset was if I could make a few extra bucks a month sharing products that I truly love and wear then that’s a pretty simple deal! And let me tell you… after a month of trying and selling the products – I still really love it and am so glad I jumped in! ย I am not someone who would have ever thought I’d enjoy doing direct sales – I mean, who does? – BUT I like that it gets me out of my comfort zone and I love to share products that make women feel beautiful!

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I had a Lips N’ Sips party with friends and all of them loved the products. ย I’ve sold from Facebook (and instagram) as well and every time I’ve reached out to friends and customers to see if they received the product and how they like it – it’s been a resounding “Love it! I need more colors!” which just makes my heart so happy! ย I’ve gone way out of my comfort zone and have done quite a few Facebook Lives and honestly.. I’m so nervous doing them but I love it at the same time! I love having a conversation with all of you ladies and even if you’re not buying, it’s still fun to chat about what’s going on and ask any questions!

Also… my calendar is open (for the most part) for FB parties! Super easy and guess what you get as a hostess…?! Discounts and prizes – and it’s fun! So if you’re interested in that, let me know and I can send you more info! ๐Ÿ™‚ And as always, if you have any questions – drop them in the comments below or shoot me a message! I always love to help!

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That’s it for now, I believe… and after work, I’ll be off to celebrate the Future Mrs. Spinner! And don’t worry, she’ll be wearing her Lipsense too so I’ll be sure to take pictures of it all to document next week ๐Ÿ™‚

PS – how many times can I say “love” in one post?!

heartKristi