How the heck are you? This was our first full week of school and activities and I’m completely exhausted. Twice I have fallen asleep in the middle of the day and almost every night my head is hitting the pillow around 8PM. I’m thankful for this advice today and planning to do just that this weekend.
I am trying to remind myself that this has nothing to do with my health because ANY MOTHER would DIE if she had to get up at 5 in the morning to get her kids on the bus. That said, my body isn’t loving the new changes and I’m thankful to have my Quell to kick in (you can read more about that here).
I did get to take a little outing to see this movie with my Dad. You guys! It was absolutely horrifying and I even jumped a couple of times. If you love a scary flick, I’d highly recommend it. They also showed a preview for this one and this one… Yup, they are both on my scary movie agenda!
Here are 3 other things that are making me happy-
This is #notsponsored, I’m just beyond excited that our Walmart has FREE grocery pickup at our local store. I have been jealously watching everyone’s shares about their online Walmart grocery ordering and could not wait until our store offered it. Last week I placed my first order and it was a better experience than I expected.
First, you can use this link to get $10 off your order (that also credits me $10 to my groceries so we both win!!). Set up an account and then go to RESERVE first to snag a slot time. This holds it long enough for you to add everything to your cart and checkout. They also give you a one hour slot for checking in, so there is no need to be there right on the dot.
The Walmart Grocery app, for your phone or iPad, is where you can place and track your order. It is super easy and quick to browse and get your groceries. I also love that you can just add everything from your old orders right back in again so you don’t have to do it every single time.
Once you decide you want to pick up your groceries, you let them know you are on your way and they get ready to meet you at your car. There is clear signage and parking spots for you to park in on the side of the store, away from the hustle and bustle in the front. There is also no need to check in again once you have done that on the app, you just wait for the magic to happen. They come right out (my guy was there in three minutes flat!) and load everything in your car for you.
The entire process took about five minutes! Hallelujah!
When you get home, be sure to use the Walmart app (NOT the grocery app) and scan your receipt in their Savings Catcher program. Basically, Walmart wants to give you the lowest prices so if someone’s price dips below theirs, they put it in an account for you and you can cash it out on a gift card to buy more groceries. #winning
The best part was that everything they picked was THE BEST. Since I do a lot of shopping for client projects, I was thrilled with perfect berries and the beautiful produce for my photos for my clients. This is a HUGE timesaver for me so I’m REALLY thankful!
GLOW is AH-MAZING
I’m sad to say that we finished the last episode of GLOW this week, but so happy to hear it was renewed for another season. Yay!
Nothing about this show sounds like it would appeal to me, but I can’t get over how incredible the writing was and the great casting choices they made for the series. I was completely sucked in from the very first episode and we had a hard time pacing this one out to enjoy it longer.
This show is set in the 1980’s and centers around the women’s professional wrestling circuit that was originally created by David McLane. This comedy-drama explores how these unlikely women end up coming together to carve out their own characters for the wrestling team while overcoming their own obstacles in the process. The characters are each so unique and fun- it is just incredibly casted!
If you enjoyed the earlier seasons of Orange is the New Black, I have a feeling that you will absolutely love this one. It is completely binge-worthy and a great weekend escape!
Speaking of Glow…
Looking to add a highlighter to your makeup routine? I picked up this Almay Instant Glow Highlighting Duo and it adds a beautiful little shimmer to your complexion. Supposedly, this is one of those celebrity makeup artists secret to keeping everyone dewy and fresh looking.
I am more like a dewy faced mess in her yoga pants with unwashed hair, but hopefully everyone is distracted by my GLOWING face.
Is it working?
If you haven’t used a highlighter before, they offer some easy instructions on the back of the packaging or you can see what to do right here on this picture. One side adds a little shimmer to your eyes, forehead, and the center of your chin (it is the consistency of a concealer). The other side is swiped like blush and then over the nose to add a little shimmer to those areas (this is more the consistency of a blush stick). It is so easy to use and gives you a natural looking glow to your face.
I love finding new things to add to my tired beauty routines, don’t you? Between that and my favorite dry shampoo, who needs anything else?
Reading: Just wrapping up this book and it is giving me a new perspective on things.
Inspired By: This woman and her daily routines. She does her own email? WHY CAN’T I?
Television Binge Plan: Here are the shows on NPR’s radar…and now they are on mine!
Discovered: A new favorite red lipstick. I think this one would be pretty universally flattering too.
Can’t Wait: Did you hear this? LOVE her!
Bought: This sweater blazer in camel for my fall wardrobe. I’m all about a comfy blazer for layering. Also more stripes because STRIPES.
Eating: I made this for our breakfasts this week and it was a hit!
Inspired By: Great parenting advice on teaching our kids about gratitude.
Listening: To this podcast on our trip home last weekend. If you are a Stephen King fan, I think you will love it.
Have a wonderful weekend! xo
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