Friday, August 12, 2016


Happy Friday! 

I thought I would be trendy last week and toss my favorite deodorant aside and instead go for one without aluminum. I was perusing the aisles of Target {AKA: going as fast as I could before Knox had a meltdown and Walker asked for another package of fruit snacks} and grabbed this one really quickly. "Oh! Tom's of Maine! That's all hip and eco-friendly and stuff! I'll totally get this one!" And so I did, and I used it, all smug and thinking I'm totally helping myself and the environment and I should basically start buying organic, sustainable everything...until I smelled myself. Y'all, I stunk! I kept thinking, "Well, it is hot in Texas. Maybe it's just hotter this year than normal? Maybe my hormones are still out of whack from having Knox." 

I went on a playdate with my friend Stacy on Monday and kept apologizing because I could smell myself, so I knew others could, too. I even complained to my husband about it! So then I got out of the shower Monday night, and I took a closer look at the deodorant I'd purchased. It said, "Made for girls who are ready for deodorant!" Y'all. I bought the organic version of Teen Spirit. Lord help me.  

Have y'all seen the news going around about Duchess Catherine's apparent doppelganger competing in the Olympics? They're saying that French cyclist Pauline Ferrand-Prevot and the duchess are "uncanny" lookalikes, but I just don't see it! Do you?

I think that Leonardo DiCaprio totally has a doppelganger in American archer Brady Ellison, though! 

Walker is such a riot these days and you never know what is going to come out of his mouth. Yesterday, the weekly lawn service was mowing our front yard, and he walks in the living room and says out of the blue, "Golly! What's all that racket outside?!" Where is my 2.5-year-old and why is he living in an 80-year-old man's body?! Ha! 

I found this "60 Things to Toss Out in the Next 60 Days" infographic on Pinterest recently, and I'm going to try my hand at it! I'm not really a pack rat (I'm quite the opposite, actually), so I don't have all 60 things on this list to toss out, but I'm going to try! I think it will be great to clear out the clutter before all of the holiday and Christmas decorations go up in the next few months.

Speaking of Pinterest, I saw this recipe there for Ina Garten's Lobster Cobb Salad and I'm dying to make it while we still have some hot weather and it's still technically summer. I love me some Barefoot Contessa! ;) 

Linking up with: 

April + the Five on Friday girls 

Amy and Karli

Andrea + the Momfessionals girls 

Katie + the High Five for Friday girls  



  1. Stealing that toss-out list because I have to start the clean-out process soon!

  2. I tried the Tom's deodorant too and it just made me feel sticky, stinky & gross! BeautyCounter is supposedly going to come out with some so I'm going to give that a try but in the meantime I'm sticking with my normal deodorant. There is one picture I saw from the side of her laughing where she looks like her but I definitely wouldn't consider her a doppleganger for Kate!

  3. I've tried every natural deodorant under the sun and I SWEAR that Tom's of Maine Apricot Scented actually works. I do stick with my regular deodorant for working out though.

  4. I love the toss out list. I've been on a crazy cleaning spree and im very excited to have more ideas of things to toss

  5. Oh my gosh that deodorant story is so funny!! Gotta love the teen spirit days...

  6. I had the SAME experience with Tom's deodorant! Wore it once and was like NOPE. But now I wonder if I too grabbed the tween version . . .


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