Friday, January 30, 2015

Five on Friday: My Favorite Things!

Happy Friday! What are your plans this weekend? Super Puppy bowl watching, I hope?!  
Linking up with Christina, Amanda, Jennie, and Karli to share my Friday Favorites!


BKR
I recently purchased my very first BKR water bottle! I was a little bit hesitant about the $42 price tag being worth it, but let me tell you, I love it!  Since it’s glass there are no phthalates or other bad things that come in plastic, and the silicon sleeve is easy to grip and keep clean.  The quality is great, it’s super easy to drink from (which is important for clumsy people like me!), and it’s just way too dang cute – highly recommend it!



Monogrammed Apron
For Christmas John got me a super cute monogrammed apron from Williams-Sonoma, and I’m basically obsessed (I’m talking need one in every color/print obsessed)! I’m kind of a messy baker and always seem to find spots all over my clothes, and this has been quite helpful in keeping my clothes clean... who would have thought?! ;)



Fresh Sugar Lip Polish
We all love Fresh Sugar lip treatment, but I only recently discovered the lip polish.  It is the perfect amount of exfoliation... not too rough, but gets the job done.  The Arizona air is so dry, and I am constantly applying lotion and lip moisturizer, so this scrub is perfect for some gentle exfoliating (not to mention it tastes like it smells – which is amazing!).


 
White Foam Board
I’ve been trying to work on improving my blogging pictures, and I can’t even believe the difference that this $2 foam board has made.  It makes for a perfect, clutter-free background.  Have you used a foam board before?  Any tips?



Aerial America
John (somehow) discovered the TV special Aerial America, and we have loved watching it together! It is about an hour long feature on each state all from aerial views, and it is a super cool combination of a state history documentary and a Planet Earth. So far we've watched Washington, Michigan, and New Mexico... highly recommend if you're nerdy like us!!




30 comments :

  1. omg. how did I not think of getting a foam board before?! I am getting one tonight haha, genius.

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  2. Totally agree about the white foam board - it's a lifesaver and I just don't use mine enough! Your apron is adorable, love that it's monogrammed! Happy Friday!

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  3. The foam board really does make the pictures look awesome! Do you use any lighting or just natural light? I love that apron too-- so sweet that he had it monogrammed for you, what a great gift!

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  4. Love the apron! I have some white furniture around the casa I'll lay things on and take pictures with but moving a piece of foam is a lot easier than moving furniture so I'll have to try that out! Hope you have a great weekend!

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  5. that apron is so cute!! i love my BKR bottle too :) xo jillian - cornflake dreams

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  6. I need to add a foam board to my collection, another trick I heard was using scrapbook paper, picking those up this weekend! Love that apron, so cute! Have a great weekend!

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  7. I'm obsessed with aprons, almost to the extent that I should invest in a new coat rack just to hang them all.

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  8. I'm obsessed with aprons, almost to the extent that I should invest in a new coat rack just to hang them all.

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  9. Love that apron! That lip scrub sounds nice too, I would just be worried about eating some of it.. lol. That show makes me want to go on a vacation, but I would totally watch it! :-) I hope that you have a great weekend! :-)

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  10. I've got to start using a white foam board! I know it will make a huge difference! Love the apron, too! Happy Friday!

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  11. never thought about the white foam board...my mind is blown!

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  12. Yes to the white foam board! If you get two you can set them both up together and get really crisp shots from the front of things! That apron is adorable! :)

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  13. I'm so glad to know I'm not the ONLY messy baker! I make such a mess. Love aprons... and now I want to get all of mine monogrammed.... ;)

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  14. Monograms are so fun...I've recently started wearing aprons when I cook, its just fun and makes me feel pretty and smile:)

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  15. Happy Friday! Might have to try that lip scrub. That foam board makes your pictures looks awesome! We've used an over sized white cutting board but a foam board makes more sense. We'll be flipping back and forth between the big game the puppy bowl. How can you not? They're just so cute! Have a great weekend Winks and Eyerolls

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  16. I photograph on white foam board! I use two sheets - one to reflect the light and one to put whatever I am photographing on. Have a fabulous weekend!

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  17. I do like the white foam board pictures. Where did you find it?

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  18. That Sugar Lip Polish looks awesome!! I definitely need to find some! And that apron is just fantastic! I love the yellow color.

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  19. Love your apron! Super cute. I need to invest in a board this weekend for my food pictures! I've been struggling with trying to make them turn out better and trying different things. I've chalked most of them not looking as great to lack of natural light in our apt and using a phone camera that is 2 years old lol

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  20. Ohh white foam board. Who would have thought! I always wondered where those perfectly crisp white backgrounds came from. I love that apron, but then again, I love anything that is Monogramed-it's the southern girl in me. ha!

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  21. Cute apron! And yes, I use a trifold white foam board for backgrounds. It definitely helps, although I don't use it all the time. That aerial America looks cool! I'm going to have to check that out. Have a good weekend girl!

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  22. I seriously want a foam board now and never thought of it before. Happy Friday!

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  23. I've got to try a foam board already! The poster board is super shiny and not doing the trick ha. I have my eye on that lip scrub now, too. Happy weekend!

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  24. Loving that apron!!!! I have just started playing with backgrounds for my pictures. I am using my iPhone 99% of the time so I feel a little silly but I think the very few I have done so far are worth it! I want to play more with it when I have time.

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  25. love love love that monogram apron!! Monogram on anything and everything is better!

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  26. Omg white foam board!? Duh! So easy and cheap! Such a fab idea!! Love that apron too! Happy Friday friend!

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  27. Foam board is such a good idea! Thanks for sharing your tips :) Also - I have been looking to try a lip scrub. I'll have to check out the one that you recommended!

    XX, SS || A Little Seersucker Sass

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  28. i've been wanting to get a glass water bottle for some time now, but I'm so afraid that i'd break it! I really need an apron too, yours is really cute!!

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  29. Love your monogrammed apron! Xo, Stephanie

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