Friday Round Up

by Ally- Life as I know it, 5:00 AM
TGIF! It's going to be a chilly weekend, 36 degrees tonight! We have steaks planned for tonight along with a fire pit and of course some red wine. I like to drink white in summer and mostly all year long but I do love Malbec and Pinot Noir in the cold weather months. Especially around the fire. 
Here's whats been going down this week:

~I picked up a bottle of the new Revlon Gel Envy this week at Target. I love gel manicures but hate how hard they are to come off. The Revlon gel polish doesn't require light. They have a few colors to choose from and I picked up the color High Stakes. You finish it off with a coat of the Diamond Top Coat and you're done. I found I only needed two coats, really one coat would of been fine. It's only been a few days but so far it's lasted with zero chips. I wash my hands A LOT at work and I'm lucky to get 2 days out of normal polish.  I liked the dark green color a lot until a patient this week asked if it was left over from Halloween! She said her granddaughter, who's 12 by the way, wears colors like that. Thanks lady you made my day, not. 

~I treated myself Santa Claus came early this year and got me these beauties. They have been on my wish list forever and I saw 3 pairs left at Marshalls this week. Two 8's and a 10. I wear a 9-9.5 in Sam Edelman shoes normally but I'm making the 10 work. Insoles can do miracles. Sam Edelman has got to be my favorite brand of shoes. They feel like you're walking on pillows.
They're sold out of my pair but this is a similar Sam Edelman Leopard Loafer

~ I really loved this article about comparing yourself to others. It talks about having "friend crushes" and I can remember even back in middle school being envious of my friends. They were the girls who seemed to have it all together. Everyone liked them, they had great style, and great personalities. Definitely reading other blogs you start to envy their lives, or the lives they show you. Let's be honest, blogs and Instagram are really just our greatest hits. You don't really know what's going on behind closed doors.

~Speaking of "crushes", my girl crush Foodbabe announced her book, The Foodbabe Way is coming out in February! Her cover is kind of cheesy but I love everything she's done for our food system so I'll be preordering my copy, 20% off too! ASAP!  

~You have no idea how happy I was when I got in my car and heard Christmas music on the radio this week! I've been waiting since November 1st and Holly on SiriusXM is finally back! Channel 17 if you too have Sirius! It only comes on once a year so why not listen to it as early as November?!

~Madewell has 25% off Sale Items with code FALLBACK till Monday! Great time to stock up! Some of my favorites:

~Lastly, what's up with this picture of T Swift? Very androgynous. The cover doesn't help, it looks like it's from the 1990's.

Doesn't she remind you of Taylor Hanson?

Have a great weekend!
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  1. I've been listening to the Christmas tunes all week :) Love your new loafers. Happy weekend!

  2. whoooa i didnt even know that was taylor swift! and haha yep! she does look like a hanson brother! im excited about our pizzaaa date! xo jillian - cornflake dreams

  3. We will also be enjoying some red wine by the fire! And I didn't even recognize that pic as Taylor Swift!!! Have a great weekend!

  4. HA! She does look like T Hanson!!! Nice. And I am excited about the Food Babe's book too!!! EEEEE! My mom works out with her in CLT, and I'm totally jeal. xx

  5. I started listening to Christmas music last week and it has been making me so happy! I need to check out that cookbook, I am always loving your recipes! Have a great weekend love!

  6. Oh I love those loafers!! So cute!! I would be careful with the foodbabe thing, personally I think she is kind of an alarmist. She's shares a lot of good and factual info but she freaks people out with it too.. haha. Looking forward to dinner tomorrow! :)

  7. I love your new shoes - they are so cute!!! Oh wow - that comparison is spot on!! Have a great weekend!

  8. Love your new leopard loafers! So cute!! And I agree about the Taylor cover... so weird! Have an amazing weekend!

    <3, Pamela

  9. I had no idea that was Taylor! I love your green nails- I've wanted to try something from that nail polish line! And hooray for Christmas music!

  10. Your Friday night sounds perfect! Love the Taylor to taylor comparison- haha! I need to try that Revlon gel polish!

  11. obsessed with those shoes! and the hansen throw back!


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