I Highly Recommend

I find out some of the best stuff from blog friends. There are quite a few of my regular reads that always have great recommendations. Whether it's a new product to try, a company that's doing something cool, a book I need to pick up, a useful life-hack or just a good article to read- I always appreciate those kinds of posts. So I figured I'd give it a try today. A few recommendations for you on this Friday:

Go see Avengers: Age of Ultron. As a person who never thought they'd like these movies, I have been completely converted. I'm a nerd and Jared turned me into a bigger nerd with these movies. I officially love all of them and this one rocked. Anyone else hooked on all the superhero movies? Iron Man is by far my favorite.

I'd also like to point you in the direction of my newly revamped Design Site. I do blog designs, yes- but I'm also your girl for custom invitations, printables, thank-you cards, you name it! I'm quick and affordable and would love to work with you! Okay, sales pitch over.

I'm not a big beauty products person. I use my basics, don't mix things up a lot and overall just keep things pretty simple around here. Listen, I just don't have time to perfectly paint a face on or sculpt my hair into something magnificent every day! ;) However, I've officially gotten hooked on a dry shampoo and will be buying this regularly now. Holla' for two-day hair that looks great! I got mine from Ulta- and they are buy one get one half off right now.

When my sister was in town a few weeks ago, she made Cake Batter Blondies to celebrate both mine and my niece's birthday since I'm not a real cake-and-ice-cream kinda' gal. They were DELICIOUS and I've pretty much been trying to find a reason to make them again ever since. She got the recipe here- save it, trust me.

Is there anything better than the Clearance section at a bookstore? I highly doubt it. Come to find out they occasionally have gift bags tucked away there too- who knew?! Next time you're at Barnes & Noble take a second glance at this section and you might score gift bags for next to nothing! I am officially stocked up for a fraction of the cost. Remind me to tell Sallie & Perkins!

I think that's all I've got for today. Any recommendations you have for me from this past week? Any good movies Jared and I need to check out via Netflix? Because I'll tell you right now, this week has worn me out and I'm ready to do nothing but veg out tonight! P.S. I also recommend you have a wonderful weekend! :)




23 comments

  1. Yessss to Avengers! All of those movies rock. That dry shampoo is awesome, and my hair is crazy oily. I tried that last year when I got a sample and was really pleased! I think we're going to AMC tonight/this weekend so I can't wait to stop by Barnes and Noble!! Favorite date!!

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  2. Not that I don't like B&N but I miss Borders...big time!!

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  3. Dry shampoo is my saving grace!! I will have to try this one out. Bumble and Bee and Pssst also make good dry shampoos!

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  4. my barnes and noble never has a clearance section, what the hey!! i kinda dig the superhero movies as well, iron man is definitely my fave! we are waiting for the crowds to hopefully disperse before we go to see it :)

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  5. So I'm just a random follower but I had a dream about you last night that you were pregnant and you sneakily included it a post containing a list and I missed it the first time around. Maybe my subconscious is getting onto me because I started to read your post yesterday and never finished it :)

    Anyway-just wanted to make an official Hi!

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  6. Do you design business cards? I used to have blog business cards but then I changed the blog name. I'm going to need new ones!

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  7. I have been reading a lot more lately. Nicholas Sparks has been tugging at me! I have also recently read the Duggar girls book and it was amazing! I love Suave's dry shampoo! And Ulta! :) Have a good weekend!

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  8. Loving the new design site! Looks great! I don't think you emphasized how awesome you are to work with enough, so let me do that for you. ERIN IS THE MOST AMAZING DESIGNER I'VE EVER MET ;)

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  9. WOOHOO new design site, love it and love the look of this site too. I notice all the new lil tweaks ;)!

    Cake batter blondies sound amazing! I might try that dry shampoo, I've had YET to attempt dry shampoo but you intrigue me.

    BOOKS ON BOOKS ON BOOKS I LOVE THEM! Happy weekend.

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  10. The blondies look AMAZING!! And yes please on the clearance section :) I recently read Americanah (wrote about it on the blog today). It was very thought provoking. I loved it! Hope you have a great weekend as well!! Oh...and for Netfllix...I've heard great things about two shows - Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (comedy) and Transparent (drama).

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  11. I'm so excited to go see Avengers!! Doug and I are huge super hero movie (and tv show) nerds...we watch pretty much all the shows and I love the movies!

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  12. AVENGERS WAS SO GOOOOOD!!! Is it bad I want to see it again while it's in theaters for the big screen impact? We saw it in IMAX 3D and it was worth the extra $$. I'm a super hero nerd at heart - I'm all about Captain America though, so you can have IronMan ;)

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  13. NYM Clean Freak is my jam.

    I pinned the brownies.

    Happy weekend!

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  14. Jordan has completely upped my nerd level by 1000%. ha! We'll have to go see that movie. That dry shampoo looks good too! I need to check that out. Going on a few days of non-washed hair today, in fact. Good times. Happy Friday!

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  15. LOVED the new Avengers!! And, we didn't even see this one in 3D. So good!

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  16. Iron Man is my favorite super hero movie too! I am so pinning that blondie recipe! it had me at funfetti. Have a great weekend!

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  17. I loved Avengers too! I did a review about it: http://badbrewpack.blogspot.com/2015/05/my-thoughts-on.html.

    Also, the dry shampoo, I've been wanting to find a good one cuz my hair gets yucky looking by the end of the workday & if I'm doing something after work, I'm never happy with how it looks. Maybe I should try this stuff.

    Mandie ~ http://badbrewpack.blogspot.com/

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  18. I've heard amazing things about that dry shampoo, and hope to pick it up when the one I'm currently using runs out. And yay for Avengers, my husband will be thrilled that I want to go see that with him!

    Happy Friday :-D

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  19. My friend has been trying to get me to see all the Avengers movies and she loves Iron Man also. Looks like with 2 people who love Iron Man trying to convince me I'll have to give it a shot. Also, last weekend I was at Barnes and Noble and stocked up on some clearance gift bags! They have such fun colors and different shapes than normal gift bags!

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  20. this post was made for me, I was JUST thinking that I NEED new dry shampoo but want to try a new one! Perfect timing!!
    Also, Brent has been dying to see the Avengers but I keep saying no because I worry I'll hate it, but maybe I'll act like I'm doing him a solid but really it's because you said it was good lol

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  21. I haven't seen the new Avengers movie, but I also enjoy those! Iron Man was definitely the best and I haven't seen Thor/Captain America, but I definitely want to see the new movie. James Spader is so awesome and the previews with him talking creep me out in a good way. Hope you had a great weekend!

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  22. Love these tips! I was kind of hating on the Avengers movie bcs I typically hate sequels but if you liked it, I'm sure I will too! :)

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  23. My board LOVED your logo design! They're so happy with it! I also might be emailing you in a couple weeks about some invites for a bridal shower and stagette (if I ever get the details ironed out...)

    I never would have thought I would like the superhero movies too but I absolutely love them!

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