Jersey Girl, Texan Heart: 5 for Friday

5 for Friday

4:00 AM

Yay for Friday!  It has been one long exhausting week.  I've been extremely tired lately but I think this weather has something to do with it.  I really don't feel like doing anything except sleeping underneath my three covers and snuggling up.  Is that bad?  It's been so incredibly cold that it's sucking the soul out of me.  It was so cold that I couldn't even shift my car because everything was frozen, now that's actually a first for me but when I drove manual before I never had to leave this early in the morning so the sun had been beating down on the car for a bit.  Ok, getting off track.  It's 5 for Friday!

Secret Santa Gift

A few weeks ago I organized a Secret Santa for a few blogger friends of mine.  Everyone got their gifts (yay) after a few technical difficulties I got mine as well from Mel at Style is Her.  I can’t wait to wear it and I will definitely be posting some outfit posts soon, I promise, I just need to find the time for all of this madness!

Made it through Monday

For those of you who follow me or for those of you who actually know me on a personal level, you know that Monday was one of the hardest days for me.  Monday was the two year anniversary of Dan’s (the person who this blog is dedicated to) passing.  He lost his battle to cancer and I finally worked up the guts to write him a letter that I shared with everyone on this blog.  You can read that post here.  I’ve talked about him before, but this year I finally wrote my letter.  I know that I gained a guardian angel through his death, but I still wish he was here.  I made chocolate chip pancakes Monday night (breakfast for dinner) because the last time I was with him was at a diner eating chocolate chip pancakes with maple syrup, whipped cream, and fresh strawberries.  He ate most of it because thankfully he had an appetite that day.  He was going through treatment so he had his good and bad days.  Thank you for your lovely and supportive comments, they meant a lot.  I shed a few tears reading them just knowing that the blogger community is so caring. 

Images can be found on my Pinterest page under the board "Pretty Hair" some of the others were already on my phone but I think I got from Pinterest as well.

Mermaid hair Obsession

Ok, so, I have a confession.  I have this major obsession with mermaid hair lately.  I never really liked the blues and greens before, I was more of a pink girl (I’ve had pink hair) but lately I’ve been wanting to buy a wig just for work so I can have mermaid hair outside of work.  Is that weird?  I heard it damages your hair more than the usual hair colors which I’m not at all surprised, but still, I want!  Why can’t mermaid hair be acceptable in the corporate world lol?

Big sale

I know I’ve put this in a 5 for Friday before but once again one of my blogger friends ordered a bunch of bracelets from me (shop found here).  It’s so nice to know that my friends are so supportive.  Plus, I put some blood, sweat, and tears into those bracelets (haha, just kidding, but it is hard work).  I do have a question for some of my DIY friends.  Thanks to the wire some of my fingers are getting really gross looking, it’s quite embarrassing actually.  Any suggestions on any “second skin” type tape or fingerless individual gloves or something?  I only need it for two fingers.

Wizard of Oz on Sunday

For those of you who don’t know the release date anniversary of The Wizard of Oz was on January 1st.  The Wizard of Oz (movie) is 76 years old!  I used to watch this movie religiously, you can ask my mother because she had to rewind it so many times and watch it with me that she hated the movie for the longest time.  I think I watched it about 3 times a day.  It was and still is my favorite movie.  The other day I was asked what is it about this movie that you like so much.  Honestly, I have no idea.  I had no idea how to answer that question.  Why do I like this movie, um, hm, I didn’t want to sound corny and say it’s magical but it really is.  From the ruby red slippers to the updated version of going from black and white to color, to Glinda, the yellowbrick road, emerald city, and then the infamous quote “there’s no place like home.”  I really don’t know what it is about this movie but I know it word for word and when I was younger I dressed like Dorothy quite a lot.  You know how obsessed kids are with that movie Frozen?  Yea, that was me with The Wizard of Oz.  I found out that The Wizard of Oz is hitting the big screen again!  It’s a two day event and only select theaters (thankfully the theater by me is participating) will have it showing Sunday and Wednesday.  I AM SO EXCITED!  Needless to say I’m going to see it on Sunday.  


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  1. I've been obsessed with mermaid hair too! I want to get my hair done like one of those pictures so badly but just haven't done it.

  2. Yay happy Friday!!! I think the mermaid hair is beautiful!

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  3. So sorry Monday was a hard day for you, but that you were able to find some joy in it! The Secret Santa idea sounded like such a great idea!

    I know you were a regular H54F linker! Just FYI - Lauren has passed the hosting reigns on to myself and 3 other bloggers, if you'd still like to link up! We'd love to have you join us!!

    Katie @ Cup of Tea


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