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F I V E on friday.

o happy friday!! the very last friday before christmas!! On one hand im so excited for christmas to come i can hardly stand it but on the other i want to take some more time to enjoy the season, relax, and cozy up next to the christmas tree. Maybe we’ll just rock our christmas lights and christmas tree well into February?

Brought to you by the lovely ladies behind: The Good Life. A. Liz Adventures. Carolina Charm. & Hello! Happiness.


The Wet Brush . Anyone with a little girl NEEDS THIS BRUSH. I can’t even begin to sings its praises loud enough. I swear even with some kick-ass detangler we still got tears every night. . . until the wet brush entered our lives. I even steal it from lex every morning to use on my hair when i get out of the shower. I don’t know what exactly it’s magic powers are- probably something to do with the spacing and size of the pins, i dont even care. i just straight up love this brush.



SHARED PHOTO STREAMS. Ok i’m about to get a little tech-geeky up in here. Anyone with an iphone needs to be using their shared photo streams. You can have up to 10- and each can hold up to something crazy like 5,000 pictures. They act as the perfect back-up from all those precious iphone pictures AND let you share pictures with your friends and family. The only downfall is that you have to manually add pictures to your stream- but if you make a habit of it i swear you wont regret it! We used it a LOT while in new york- so the boys back home could see what we were up to. Plus it cut back on me having to email or text everyone their pictures. I just threw them in the stream and everyone could save, use, and adore the pictures. Get on board with this people. Its a gem of product, totally free, and way better than relying on the cloud and your own photo stream to keep everything safe in case of a major iphone meltdown.



IG DIRECT. oh yes, another handy dandy iphone thingy i dont know how i lived without. Its like snapchat on instagram that allows you to judge the picture for longer than 7 seconds. My poor friends are now all subject to my “selfies” (which usually revolve around me eating food)- but i’m pretty sure it just makes them love me more.



MophieIve had iphone battery issues for awhile now. I swear i charge my phone up to 3x a day (and i dont feel like i use it THAT much). While in New York i knew i was going to encounter major battery issues. Enter the mophie. It’s a sleek case that gives your phone an extra charge while on the go. It was SO handy. and definitely ensured that i was able to facetime any time with lex and mike back home. Ive kept it on my phone since, and i’m not so overly paranoid and obsessive over my battery power anymore!



TUCKER. I swear we have one of the cutest doodles ever. We’re straight up obsessed with this guy over here- and sadly hes one sick pup. The only problem is no one knows what’s wrong with him! We took him in 6 weeks ago for extreme itching- and since then we’ve encountered issues with this sweet pup. He’s running a temp of 103, yet all his tests come back normal. The next step is to whisk him off to a doggie dermatologist, and a doggie internal medicine doc to see if they can help. And we get to take his temp 2x a day. . . rectally. Which is just plain uncomfortable for both of us.


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  • December 20, 2013 - 5:28 am

    julie - Okay, teach me how to do the photo stream…..like I don’t get it at all and need help! And I hope tucker is better soon!

  • December 20, 2013 - 5:47 am

    Jenny - I hear you on photostream – I need to remember to use it more often! and that brush sounds perfect! happy Friday!
    ps I hope your puppy feels better soon!!

  • December 20, 2013 - 5:53 am

    Lauren - Awe poor Tucker!! Hoping the health issues resolved soon and he starts feeling better – those doodles are just the sweetest!! Ours is basically a child to us so I know it must be hard seeing him sick!!

  • December 20, 2013 - 6:13 am

    Ericka - I hope they figure out what is going on with Tucker soon and he feels better! We have a goldendoodle too (looks a lot like Tucker) and I don’t know what I’d do if he got sick!

  • December 20, 2013 - 6:27 am

    Jess - Thanks for the techie tips!!! I think I may buy Chad that phone charger/cover for Christmas…his phone is always dead!!


  • December 20, 2013 - 7:53 am

    Collleen - Poor Tucker! Don’t you wish they could just tell you more about how they’re feeling? It would be so much easier on everyone. Hoping you guys find out and cure whatever is ailing him!

    All this tech talk has my head spinning. I *think* I understand and it all sounds so cool and useful, and so now Im off to find out more and figure out how to use the streamy thing in my phone. Hope it doesn’t end in me posting all my photos to my FB account or something!

  • December 20, 2013 - 8:01 am

    Collleen - Oh and my iphone 5 has an awful battery life and I don’t use it too much. It is usually down to 40% at noon and dies completely at around 22%. So lame. I blame Apple on this one. And aaaaaall the updates.

  • December 20, 2013 - 5:08 pm

    Sara - Maybe I need that brush, so I don’t have to have a comb AND a brush… Feel better sweet Tuck, for both you and Mommy’s sake!

  • December 20, 2013 - 9:03 pm

    Elizabeth - Love the Mophie! Got one a couple weeks ago and now I never have to worry about my battery dying!

  • December 21, 2013 - 9:50 pm

    Courtney - oh no! I hope you find out what is up with Tucker soon. I hate to see the pups under the weather =/

  • December 23, 2013 - 5:57 am

    Courtney B - Okay, I’m ashamed to admit that I haven’t updated my phone yet! I’m SO lazy!! Someone just needs to do it for me, ha!
    I’m so NOT phone/tech savvy so thank goodness for you! Are there any other secrets I need to know about? (I promise to update my phone, TODAY, if you promise to share πŸ™‚ ha!)
    I am so sorry about Tucker πŸ™ Breaking my heart! I hope they can figure out what’s going on with him!

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