Friday, May 6, 2016

Friday Favorites


This weekend is full of celebrating my sister and my mama and I'm ready to get this party started.

Okay I'm pumped about today. I have a long(er than usual) list of favorites today and I'm oh-so excited to share them with you!

1 - Moroccan Oil Weightless Hydrating Mask

So this will most definitely be my summer BFF. Last weekend I got my hair did (you know, the kind where they cut off half an inch and charge you an arm and two toes), and I was telling my stylist how dry and tangled my hair gets in the summer because I spend so much time outside. 

So she tells me about all these different masks, but when I smelled this one and read the reviews, I quickly made the purchase. I used it this week for the first time and my hair was basically satin after it dried. But not the greasy satin from oil-based products. This looks and feels exactly like conditioner. Except it has uber magic power. 

My girls and I always go to the lake every summer, and after a full day of boat riding, it takes a good fifteen minutes just to brush out each others' hair. Or basically rip it out - because let's be real - that's what happens. So I'm excited to bring this puppy along this year (and yes, Emily, you can borrow!)

You can check out the reviews and info here


2 - Starbucks "order before you go" Service

If you don't drink Starbucks, feel free to move to #3. 

If you do, and you don't use this service, prepare for your life to change. I love me some Starbucks (obviously), but I hate the long lines. I hate waiting for people to order their triple soy moo cow lattes while all I want is a legitimate cup of joe. And yes I realize I can make it at home but it tastes different from Starbucks so hush. 

Well now they have an app where you can place your order while you're still at home, go to your selected store, bypass the line of not-yet-caffeinated orderers, and pick up your coffee at the end. Since you pay with the app, you literally grab and go. This has changed my morning ritual. As in I have much better chances of getting to work on time. If I can find a parking spot.

That'd be great if they had an app that could reserve one for me...


3 - Favorite Quote

.....cause yep. Story of my life these days. I'm actually exhausted from the inner struggle. 


4 - Kendra Scott Magnesite Collection

I need to stop buying Kendra Scott earrings. I'm aware. 

But last week my friend Shelby showed me these earrings at work, and I about passed out. This megnesite stone is part of Kendra's new summer collection aaaaaand I'm in love with it. It's absolutely a year round stone. Summer - love it. Winter - love it. 

And while the amethyst collection only had certain pieces, according to this page it looks like you can get pretty much anything and everything you want in it. My mom and I are going to Wicked this weekend and I think they're a pretty perfect accessory for that show!



5 - Overnight Oats

Y'all. Next to my yoga and Australia post, this is one of the most viewed/shared posts I've ever had. Y'all are so on board (or maybe just curious....) about the overnight oats and I love it! They are my daily 10a snack and I actually watch the clock and count down when I'm at work. 

If you're still skittish - just give it a try!
If you tried it and hated it - see the next favorite. 


6 - Pecan Streusel Coffee Cake

I posted this recipe earlier this week, but in case you missed it, it's also a favorite! This is the mothership....the Great Bambino....the bae (yeah I said it)....of coffee cakes. And you know who likes coffee cakes? Mom. And you know what this weekend is? Mother's Day. 

Bake her a cake and bring her a cup (...or the pot) of coffee with it. She has put up with you all these years, ya know.... 


7 - Carrie + Keith = happy Katy

So this is a favorite and a not-so-favorite.

The favorite? Keith Urban released his album today and it includes a duet with none other than Carrie Underwood. Praise Jesus. You can listen to it here

Now - it doesn't really sound like a country song, I'll give you that. But it DOES sound like a fantastic summer jam. Like try to play this in your car without bouncing side to side. I double dog dare you. 

The not-so-favorite? Carrie is touring with Keith in AUSTRALIA in December. December! And I'm leaving in September! Ain't that a cuss. 


8 - The Catch

Ohhhhhkay. So I innocently (yes, innocently) turned this show on in the background last night while I was cleaning my room, and before I knew it I was sitting on my bed in a trance. I'm only a couple of episodes in but I am hiiiighly intrigued. And my TGIT night just got a little later. 

I'd most definitely give this one a try if you haven't already! 


9 - La La Land

Okay - here's a confession. I love IMDB. Like I play on it for fun when I'm bored. And just research what my favorite actors are up to and/or what new trailers have been released. I don't even go to the movies that often - but I love me some IMDB. 

So the other day I was researching what Ryan Gosling was up to (naturally), and I came across the above picture. Not only do I love Ryan Gosling. And not only do I love Emma Stone. But I love them in movies together (Crazy Stupid Love, anyone?). THEN I see that it's a comedy/musical and I. AM. SUNK. Ryan and Emma in a musical. It's too much for me to handle. The release date hasn't been announced yet, but I'm there on opening day. 


10 - Best Big Brother Ever

So this can be your bonus favorite - because it won't mean much to you, but it does to me :) 

I met my brother last weekend for a sushi date, and not only did he bring along his friend who lived in Australia for three years, but he also brought along this little gem he had leftover from his last trip. 

It's the little things. Or maybe I'm just smitten with my big brother. Either way, it's a personal favorite :)


And there you have it folks! TEN favorites!! I told you it was a big day. And I'm smiling ear to ear. It's going to be a great weekend. I can feel it!! 

Have a wonderful weekend everyone!

Until next time,


  1. So many great things this week. I'll have to check out the Keith/Carrie colab. Love her. That musical comedy looks interesting. I love that Starbucks call ahead thing! Would be great for mornings I'm running late and don't have time to wait!


  2. #9. Imma be goin to opening night with you. Please and thank you.