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Friday Favorites – Three Day Weekend Style

I am extremely ready for this three day weekend. Extremely. Not to mention that tomorrow kicks off football season for Alabama! The game doesn’t start until 7pm. Don’t they know it is going to go past my bedtime? Hopefully I can hang in there! I have plans to get some stuff done around the house this weekend as well, so hopefully that happens.

Favorite Song: I hadn’t heard this song in forever and I think it came on One Tree Hill or something last week. Anyways, love and had to immediately add it to one of my Spotify lists. One of the best things about watching One Tree Hill now is a reminder of all the awesome music. Boston by Augustana.

Favorite Recipe: This Mexican Street Corn Soup looks so good!!! I know a lot of people consider the fall and winter to be soup season, but its soup season all year in my house. I just love soup, what can I say?

Mexican Street Corn Soup:


Favorite Moment: Chris made an August mix and posted it to Soundcloud. He didn’t even really promote it or share it on Twitter or anything and it has had over 1 million plays in a week!!! That is insanity!!! Here it is if you want to check it out. He has had two internet radio stations reaching out to him to play it already.

Favorite Purchase: I tried to go the drugstore route with my foundation the last two times I purchased some. I wanted to save money and thought I would give them a try. You guys? I just cant. I loved the Loreal Lumi Cushion one that I got but at $15.99 it only lasted a month. Ummmm I can get about a half a year out of some of the higher end brands so while they cost more upfront, when you break it down to monthly they look a whole lot better! I also tried Maybelline Dream Liquid Foundation and it would be ok if I didn’t have combination skin. Or it wasn’t hot as balls down here. Or I didn’t want a whole lot of coverage. So I am back to an old friend. Estee Lauder Double Wear. You cannot beat the coverage of this one! Plus, Macy’s is doing a free gift with purchase right now and it is an awesome free gift!!!

This was the free gift. I chose the eye shadow, liner and mascara (over the lipstick, gloss and blush) and the elephant zipper charm. How gorgeous is that bag?

Favorite Lust: I have been wanting to try the Too Faced Melted Lipsticks. Anyone else out there have them/love them? Let me know.

I have been on the hunt for a tiered tray for our bathroom counter for all our lotions and potions that drive me nuts. I keep looking at TJ Maxx and HomeGoods and of course since I am in the market I never see any. Eventually I will find one! Something like this or this would be great!

Favorite Links:

–Kate Spade is launching a line of fitness trackers. We are all in trouble!!!

–Sadly, I have to agree with this article on Macy’s. When I am walking around their stores, I don’t feel like I am in an “upper class” department store. In fact, some Kohl’s look better! I hope they can turn things around because I love the INC brand and the Macy’s Day Parade and everything.

Favorite Funnies:

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When someone orders the last of something you really wanted…

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How I feel about life lately…

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Sometimes people do things out in public that I just cant even comprehend because it is so rude or ridiculous. I just want to be like…

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What I say to Netflix and Hulu when I walk in the door….

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I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!!! Linking up with Amanda.

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  • Reply Lindsay Latimer September 2, 2016 at 8:26 am

    That soup looks amazing! I do not understand why these football games start so late. Who can stay up? I am forever searching for my holy grail foundation – I may give this a try! I agree that I’ve never found a drugstore foundation that blew me away. It’s clearly a great time to pick up they foundation! You can’t beat that free gift. Have a great weekend!

  • Reply Sierra September 2, 2016 at 8:58 am

    Happy Friday! That corn soup looks so good. That’s one of my favorite things about the fall is eating soup. I just can’t bring myself to do it in the summer. Why does that always happen when you need something you can never find it and when you don’t or shouldn’t be shopping there’s everything you want. Have a fabulous weekend! Beautifully Candid

  • Reply carly September 2, 2016 at 9:03 am

    Just about every single time I’m at Macy’s I say I’m never shopping there again because it’s always such a disaster- so something definitely needs to change. I’ve never had Mexican street corn, but I love corn chowders, so I’m going to have to check out that recipe. Congrats on Chris’s mix being shared so many times! Sometimes I feel like drugstore products have really increased the prices where it’s hard to justify buying them for the sake of getting a good deal (unless there is a sale or major coupon- or it’s a product you truly love). The melted lipsticks look so pretty- I can’t wait to hear what you think if you try them out.

  • Reply Marie September 2, 2016 at 9:27 am

    Oh I love that song!!! I saw them in concert once, they opened for OneRepublic. Since the show was in Boston, the place went absolutely mad when they sang Boston. haha It was so cool to see. I love love that foundation. It’s totally one of the best ones on the market. It does have great coverage. Have a great weekend.

  • Reply Jessica @ Pleas(e) & Carrots September 2, 2016 at 9:32 am

    OMG I wish I could eat corn because that soup looks so good! Too bad it makes my lips swell up πŸ™

  • Reply Erika September 2, 2016 at 9:32 am

    Oh man I haven’t heard that Augustana song in forever but now I remember how much I like it! I am with you on these games starting so late, we went to the Wake Forest game last night and now I am struggling today. Must drink coffee and power through!

  • Reply Andrea @ Living On Cloud Nine September 2, 2016 at 9:33 am

    OK, that lettuce one really got me because not only did I throw out a bag of Romaine yesterday but a bag of spinach too, what? that was good greens for me! LOL! Ooh one of those trays would be so pretty for your bathroom pretties. Give me that corn soup, that looks super yummy, it’s a little cooler here today but back up to 88 on Tuesday but I’m loving the forecast for this weekend and may make a soup or two. Hope you guys have a little cool down and and have fun watching football! Hey, I just realized I don’t shop at Macy’s hardly anymore, the only time I do it to get my EstΓ©e Lauder double wear make up, ha ha that’s the one I wear too. I hope you have a most wonderful happy happy happy three day weekend!

  • Reply Jackie September 2, 2016 at 9:52 am

    I was just shopping for makeup this morning and I totally get what you mean about the higher end brands!!!! I’ve finally resigned myself to admitting that I can only really wear makeup for people with sensitive skin. That limits me to pretty much Clinique, Neutrogena, and Almay. I’ve been avoiding Clinique and hoping that I found something I like with Neutrogena or Almay. I gave up this morning and just bought a ton of stuff off Clinique. Drugstore pricing just seems to be getting pricier.

  • Reply Stephanie September 2, 2016 at 10:41 am

    That Macy’s article is crazy! Mine doesn’t ever look like that, but I assume that’s because it’s the Chicago State Street one so it’s always fancy.
    Thumbs up to the melteds, I love them. I have not tried the Melted Metal like you have pictured because all the reviews say that the glitter makes them not last as long on the lips. But the original melteds are my favorites, I’m obsessed.

  • Reply Amanda Elizabeth - Meet at the Barre September 2, 2016 at 11:32 am

    Your funnies are so on point this week! That Boston song makes me smile because whenever it comes on the radio Mark is always “you think this is your song because you’re the girl from Boston right?” πŸ˜‰ That is so amazing for Chris! Off to listen to his playlist now! I hope you have a fabulous weekend and we started watching football last night, ohhhhh Tenn almost lost it!

  • Reply kathy @ more coffee, less talky September 2, 2016 at 11:36 am

    i think the days of the big department stores are long gone. we have 2 in canada (Hudson’s Bay) and Holt Renfrew and they’re both eh. well the Bay is trying hard to be a HR but nope, not going to happen. even though the Bay did a total revamp and is trying to be all kinds of fancy, the smaller stores just appeal to me more and are way better in terms of service and inventory.

  • Reply Rebecca Jo September 2, 2016 at 12:00 pm

    Kate Spade & Fitness tracker? That’s not a combo I saw coming… but cant wait to see how it looks.
    I LOVE that first tiered tray. That would be so cute on a counter!!
    Enjoy that 3 day weekend!

  • Reply Audrey September 2, 2016 at 12:30 pm

    Way to go, Chris! I didn’t know he was a DJ! That’s awesome!
    That soups looks delicious! I need to make it!!
    The Kit Kat meme is perfect. WHY would you just bite it??

  • Reply StephTheBookworm September 2, 2016 at 12:37 pm

    Oh, I forgot about that song! It’s so good!

    That soup looks delicious. Soup is a year round thing for me too. It’s one of my favorite things to eat, and my toddler loves it too!

  • Reply Ashley @ The Wandering Weekenders September 2, 2016 at 1:18 pm

    Hooray for all of the old school songs! Augustana is so beautiful and I always remember listening to it when I was walking around campus in college. Yes to the start of college football! I can’t wait to hopefully watch the Aggies win tomorrow, and eat all the good food!

  • Reply Jess September 2, 2016 at 1:30 pm

    I have the same problem, I can never find a drugstore foundation that works as well as the more expensive ones. I have been using NARS for months now, and at least it does last a long time! I have the Melted lipsticks and they are really nice, but I hardly ever wear lipstick. If I did, I would probably use them more. I have a whole bag of lipstick I collect and rarely use. Oh that cat face fitness tracker is so cute!

  • Reply mandie September 2, 2016 at 2:44 pm

    I love your goody bag. That panda zipper charm is adorable! πŸ™‚

  • Reply Bri @ North Star Girl Lone Star World September 2, 2016 at 2:57 pm

    Great favorites this week! I forgot all about that song. I went and added it to my Spotify list. I also pinned that soup recipe. It looks amazing. That’s so exciting about Chris’ mix!!

  • Reply Amy @ The Crazy Wise Woman September 2, 2016 at 4:32 pm

    Love tht song!! And yes to football! I remember being pregnant during football season twice and drinking O’Douls… it blows. On the bright side tailgate food!

  • Reply Rach @ This Italian Family September 2, 2016 at 6:12 pm

    Those tiered trays are so cute! Good luck finding one you love!

    And you are so right about how many great songs One Tree Hill played! I remember thinking the same thing when I watched it last year!

  • Reply Robin September 2, 2016 at 8:24 pm

    Bathroom counters are one of those items that seem to be everywhere in stores, UNTIL you actually want to buy one! Same with refrigerator magnets.

  • Reply Kaitlyn September 3, 2016 at 2:01 am

    That soup looks delish. I love the soundtrack, it’s so good! I didn’t know he DJ’d. I love Estee’s Double Wear. It’s all I ever used to wear. It’s my go to foundation in the winter. In the summer I just feel like I sweat everything off, so I’ve been using Neutrogena’s foundation lately. I love my Fitbit tracker. Don’t make me have to buy a second one, Kate Spade!

  • Reply Amy Getz September 3, 2016 at 8:07 am

    OMG – the funnies and the gifs were cracking me up this week! Yay for a long weekend. And the tiered stand is cute – I swear someone posted about a galvanized metal on at Wal-Mart but I can’t swear that to be true. I just looked and they had A LOT so I didn’t scroll but a few but definitely some cute ones – check it out!

  • Reply ellesees.net September 6, 2016 at 8:39 am

    EL Double is the best for a reason! Glad you got another bottle.
    I’ve tried the Too faced Melted lipsticks, but the one pictured is the metallic. I haven’t and will probably skip it. I look cray in it!

  • Reply Teh Megan September 7, 2016 at 12:11 pm

    Make your own bathroom stand! Find pretty plates you like and just glue candelabra/candle base to the bottom, then stack. Done. This seems right up your thifting alley! I’d be wary with a metal stand in the bathroom because of rust though.

  • Reply kristen September 15, 2016 at 10:10 am

    you know, i rarely go in a macys. the one near us is super fancy, though now that i think about it, haven’t been in it for like 4 years lol.
    oh no, kate spade is making fitness trackers?! lord help us all.
    i love those tiered trays! i want one……. but i don’t really have room for one on my counter.. maybe in my cabinets!
    congrats to chris and his awesome playlist!

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