I rarely get to spend mother-daughter time with my mom without my husband or children in tow, so I’m using this wedding-related weekend getaway (we’re celebrating my future sister-in-law at her bridal shower!) to unwind with my mama. I booked us a hotel suite and we have no other plans aside from shopping, eating, drinking and enjoying each other’s company. I have a mile long list of projects and to-dos waiting for me back home — the moving truck comes on Friday! — but I’m looking forward to tuning out the noise and stress, at least temporarily. Sort of like a real-life “time-out”… but for grown-ups and with booze.
Get your own weekend groove on with this week’s assortment of Friday Link Love articles, recipes and shopping finds!
What I’m Reading:
• Halloween ain’t just for the kids anymore! Here are 13 WAYS GROWNUPS CAN HAVE SOME HALLOWEEN FUN, too!
• Here’s HOW TO FALL ASLEEP FAST — from someone who knows best: a massage therapist!
• It’s time to nip these COMMON E-MAIL MISTAKES in the bud – they’re totally ruining your credibility.
• Ever wonder why the dude next to you on that treadmill is swimming in a river of sweat, while you’re barely glistening?! IT’S COMPLICATED… yet intriguing!
What I’m Making:
• Mark my words: as soon as we’re done with our renovation and hosting our first dinner party in our new home, I will be making this BUTTERNUT SQUASH, APPLE + GOAT CHEESE STUFFED PORK TENDERLOIN.
• Have you guys tried cardamom in your baking? Let me tell you, I am OBSESSED with that spice. It’s warm and flavorful and it makes this CARDAMOM COGNAC APPLE CAKE a standout!
What I’m Buying:
• I’m on a mission to regain density, increase volume and get some additional length going on my hair. I just started using THIS this week after reading all the glowing reviews. I’ll keep you posted on results, but in the meantime, the scent is THE BEST. ULTA is offering 20% OFF one item with CODE: 508765, so if you’re on the fence, get it!
• If you like the look of distressed jeans, but hate that your legs get exposed to the cold, here’s YOUR DENIM SOLUTION (Check out the “Patch me Up” color option!). Get your jeans BOGO 50% OFF with free shipping and returns!
• My absolute FAVORITE FRINGE SCARF from last year is back in stock and available in multiple colors. It is truly the softest thing ever.
• This ONE-SHOULDER SWEATER would be perfect for the holidays… or anytime, really.
• The last few weeks this UNDEREYE CONCEALER has been a complete lifesaver. It doesn’t budge or crease — even after the longest day. If you’re ordering online, keep in mind that the “light”, is REALLY light and only for the lightest of skintones.