Friday, March 24, 2017

Friday Favs: Shampoo, Easter Books and Song Lyrics

Good morning, friends! Our week has been filled with so much emotion. I don't want to share too many details here but if could lift us up in prayer I would appreciate it. Sometimes life is hard, you know? With that being said, I'm going to focus on some light-hearted things this morning. I think often times that's good for the soul. Here are this week's highlights and random thoughts.


I've been on the look-out for a new shampoo and conditioner. I don't mind paying more for it either because I am really picky about my hair. But I was given the chance to try Finesse Restore + Strengthen*. I've seen this brand at Walmart and Walgreens (and just $1.98 at Walmart!) but hadn't given it much thought. I wish I had sooner because my hair has been the softest, most manageable hair I've had in a while. The air is still cold and dry here in Ohio leaving my hair full of static but after a couple days of this moisture packed shampoo and conditioner I am no longer battling the static. If you are looking to switch up your hair game, give Finesse a try.


Easter is in just a few weeks and we are slowly getting things together for Connor's basket. One of the items I am most excited about is CJ's personalized book from I See Me. I've shared our love of these books before but this book outdoes our first one. This holiday we picked My Little Book of Blessings. We were able to personalize it with friends and families names along with Connor's and a message from his Papa and I, making it an instant keepsake. I can't wait to read it with Connor for the first time and watch him discover his friends and family's names hidden within the pages. 


Remember when I shared that I fell and had to get stitches? I've been working on making the scar on my shin a bit less noticeable by using ScarAway gel. It's healed well and the redness has started to fade but dang, it's still much more obvious than I would like. It's improved a ton over the last 3 months and I hope that by the time shorts weather rolls around it will be even lighter. 


We've entered the stage of drawing people ... AKA aliens. On a single day, CJ will use 5-7 pieces of paper to draw stories of his friends (the friends drawn in alien form) and he has me write their names next to each person and we display them proudly. I am almost certain this is the funniest stage yet. Who wouldn't love a crew of aliens welcoming them into their dining room? 


Every once in a while I find a song that I connect to a personal level that's hard to explain. That song in this season of life is Eye of the Storm by Ryan Stevenson. When I say that I jam to this song, I am not joking. I sing, I dance, I raise praise hands. I feel this song on a level I can't really put into words. But I heard this song live 2 weeks ago at the Hits Deep Tour and was able to purchase the above print that is now on display in my office. My favorite verse is... "In the eye of the storm, You remain in control ... In the middle of the war, You guard my soul ... You alone are the anchor, when my sails are torn ... Your love surrounds, me in the eye of the storm."

Our weekend plans are pretty low-key. We have a goodbye to say Saturday and church on Sunday. Other than that, I'm not sure what we will get into. I know that I hope to take at least one nap this weekend. #weekendgoals

Here are this week's posts in case you've missed one:
Monday: Target Clearance For The Win
Tuesday: A Lesson in Luck {Free Clover Printable}
Wednesday: A Day at Disney Springs {Our Version of Legoland}

Enjoy your weekend, friends!

*This review is powered by BrandBacker where I received free product for my honest review. As always I only share items with you that we use and love.

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