Things I Tried This Week

Well, this was a week of some firsts. Not intentionally, either. I just happened to find myself with a few new things and experiences. Some I’d even recommend!

Here’s the rundown…

{ONE} Rockin’ Rose Gold Shoes

Ok, so my husband isn’t the biggest fan of these, and I couldn’t tell if my son was making fun of me when he said, “Hey, mom. I like your shiny bowling shoes!” But both of my daughters LOVE them. And so do I.

That’s all that really matters, right?

I was downright pumped when these metallic oxfords arrived in the mail, so I promptly wore them all day…and then to work the next day. And I have them on now. They’re super comfy.

Where did these beauties come from?

I ordered them from Jane.com, which showcases thousands of smaller boutiques in one handy spot. So while I ordered on Jane, the shoes actually came from SunnyMIA. (Here’s a fun collection of all of their oxfords.)

{TWO} Finding A New Use for Lens Wipes

Whatever possessed me to buy a box of 200 pre-moistened lens cleaning wipes from Sam’s Club two years ago, I will never know. (Yes, two years. And I probably have 150 wipes still left in the box.) Apparently we don’t clean our glasses very often.

As chance would have it, this week kicked off with Clean Off Your Desk Day. And one of the random items I cleaned off (moved, rather) was this giant ass box of wipes. And right there on the package it says “great for electronics.” What?!

Why didn’t I see or realize this sooner? Not that I’d wipe my phone or computer keyboard any more frequently than I do my glasses, but now I have more opportunities to use these handy wipes. Game changer, people.

So now, I’m like, “Hey, [insert any of my co-worker’s names here]. Need your keyboard cleaned? I have 149 wipes if you do.”

I love finding new uses for old things. <3

{THREE} Drinkin’ Up to Slim Down

According to Dr. Oz, drinking apple cider vinegar with pineapple juice is going to get me into a bikini again. Hahahahaha!

Seriously, though. I’m giving it a try. Because, well, why not. The Wizard of Dr. Oz says you’re supposed to drink 2 tsp of apple cider vinegar mixed with 4 oz of pineapple juice (or orange juice) before every meal. I’m not gonna lie, it’s not the most awesome taste in your mouth. It’s vinegar. But I’m giving it a solid effort.

Oh, and something I’d recommend if you’re going to try this, too, is getting these mini shots of apple cider vinegar. You can stash them in your purse so it’s easier to have on-the-go. And they come with the “mother,” which might need to be a whole ‘nother discussion.

{FOUR} Not Crying During “This Is Us”

I tried. But it’s simply not possible for me to keep it together during this television show. It’s so REAL. I should have known it was going to be extra, since it was the season opener and all.

This week they finally got back to Kevin and his addiction issues, which ended up pulling the whole family right in – especially the mom, Rebecca.

I think the reason it was so hard to watch (without crying) was because it brought up so many of the worries I have as a mother, like, “Am I providing enough guidance, but giving them enough room to grow? Am I enabling bad behaviors? Am I playing favorites without meaning to?” All of these issues played out this week on the screen as Kevin confronted his family. Wow, it was tough love.

Did you see it? What were your thoughts?

All I know is I need to buy stock in Kleenex, because they’re probably selling thousands of boxes each Tuesday in preparation for the cry fest. Sigh.

{FIVE} A Hanacure Facial

{This is the full kit. It has beautiful packaging and works like a DIY science experiment.}

My sweet friend, Anna, tried one of these a few weeks ago and she loved the results!! She was brave enough to show me a “during” picture, too. I decided to give it a go, and it was strange and amazing all at the same time.

After you scientifically mix all of the ingredients, you “paint” the product on, then let it dry like a shrinky dink on your face. It was the weirdest, tingling and tightening sensation. It “pulled” my skin so much that I couldn’t even blink!

Once I washed it off, though, it was like magic. Instant smooth skin and smaller pores. You should totally try it – even if it’s just for the experience alone.

That’s a wrap for this fantastic Friday. I’ll see you next week with some inspiration, discoveries and lots of other ramblings. 😉

XoXo,

Kate

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6 comments on “Things I Tried This Week

  1. Love the Rose Gold Shoes!! And I laughed out Loud at not crying during This is Us. I stilll have to watch. And I’ve done the ACV, but have never added it to OJ or pinapple choice. Will now. Here’s to bikini season!!

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