Five on Friday

I’m a little late to the 5 on Friday link-up party today, but it’s never too late to play right?  I’ve got the little kiddo napping so there is no better time than right NOW!  Give the button a click to see who else is playing along!


We have tomatoes!!  Our tiny backyard garden is starting to produce some goodies for us.  The boys love running outside with me every morning to check on everything.  I’m excited to see some big cucumbers sprouting too….we will have a full salad before we know it!


I finally got around to adding some information to one of my tabs across the top of my blog.  You know where the “about me”, “recipe” and “DIY” sections are….the part of my blog I have completed neglected.  This month marks 6 months of using Advocare products, losing 25 lbs {as of this morning}, AND being brave enough to share an after bathing suit photo ::GASP::.   So I thought I would add something to the weight loss tab since I often get asked about the program.  I hope you find it helpful!

Advocare before & after 5{THREE}

Sunday evening Greg and I are driving up to The Greek Theatre in LA to go to The Last Summer on Earth Tour.  Guster, Ben Folds and BNL all at one cool, outdoor, venue with a picnic and wine!  Heck yeah!  It’s going to feel like college all over again listening to some of our favorite tunes from the Syracuse days!  Can’t wait!

last summer on earth


I’ve decided to start paying attention to my least favorite part on my body, which is ironically the area I always skip during working out…MY ABS {or lack there of}.  I found a 30 day Ab Challenge on Pinterest that I liked and started it 3 days ago.  I’ll let you know if there are any changes going on after 30 days.  For now…join me!

ab challenge


I found my new favorite hair product for the Summer.  I know it’s not new news that people love this stuff, but it’s new to me so I’m excited about it.  At only $6.00 a bottle, this stuff gets the job done!  I shower at night, spray some in, put my hair into two side twists/braids, sleep with them in, undo in the morning and use more spray.  Wavy beach hair with very minimal effort!  LOVE!


That’s all for this Friday.  I hope you all have a fabulous weekend! xo

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  1. says

    Oh man you look so so good. And what an amazing bathing suit! I can’t believe you have claimed to have no style. I don’t believe it for a second. And I’ve never heard of that hair stuff but maybe once I have this baby and have no time for my hair that will be my solution! Oh and I don’t believe that your abs are neglected either – you look great all around to me!

    Have a great weekend – sounds like it’s gonna be a fun one!

    • lauren says

      I totally thought of you girls…especially during Guster! Such a fun blast from the past! Hope you had a great weekend!

  2. says

    You look fantastic!

    Also, I ordered that spray from Ulta last week. I was already looking forward to trying it out, but it’s good to hear that it’s liked!

  3. Amy says

    Yay for all of the above!!! I just heard about that spray (& that whole brand!) maybe I’ll check it out. Sounds like you had a fun filled weekend :)

    • lauren says

      It’s all at CVS and is so reasonably priced. I think I’m getting the shampoo & conditioner next. Anything is a step up from my $3 bottles of Garnier Fructis lol. We had an awesome weekend, sounds like you did too!!

    • lauren says

      You’ve SO got this mama!! The hardest part for me was the wine…but it’s only 24 days…it’s only 24 days! Excited for you!!!

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