Super, super excited to know that it's Friday. I have a cocktail calling my name and a fun weekend ahead!
It's once again time for the 5 On Friday link-up so please do join me, Christina, Natasha, and Darci!
I'm a total creature of habit. Especially when it comes to breakfast and technology. Routine keeps me sane, and when a monkeywrench gets thrown into the mix (ahem, demise of Google Reader), it throws me for a loop.
If you read more than, let's say, five blogs each day -- you'd probably benefit from using some type of a blog reader. Basically, it lets you quickly hop from unread post to unread post and helps guarantee that you don't miss any postings by your favorite bloggers. Google Reader was my reader of choice for probably two years now, and it's going away as of this weekend. I researched all of the options and due to some browser restrictions, I felt like Bloglovin' was my strongest option. I wasn't thrilled at first but I am a total convert now! PLUS, they now have an app for iPhone and iPad which I love so much. Bored at the DMV? Just pull out the phone and catch up on blog favorites.
The button above will get you started. If you have any questions about Bloglovin, let me know!
Neutrogena Shampoo - Anti-Residue Formula
After getting my hair done professionally last weekend, I think I gained four pounds in hairspray alone. My hair looked pretty but it was gunked up with product! I was looking for a good clarifying shampoo and landed upon this awesome one. My hair was literally squeaky clean when I rinsed it out. It is for once-weekly use and then you use your normal shampoo the other days of the week. You can order it online here for less than $5!
The Charlotte Social
Loving this local group of bloggers! We had such a fun meet-up last night at NoDa Brewing Company and then ventured next door to Birdsong to try one of their Jalapeno Ales. Dinner came from The Tin Kitchen food truck and my chicken tacos were incredible!
Easy + Pretty Updos
It's summer and it's HAWT. This week and last week, we had humidity and thunderstorms in the forecast every day. And next week? Same! I've been wearing my hair in a high twist most days, but I'm itching to recreate this look below. How pretty is it!
Last Sunday I teamed up with a great local photographer and we took some fun photos together ... here's a little preview but I can't wait to give more details soon! I uploaded this on Instagram's new video platform -- follow me at @alizadventures if you'd like to keep up with photos from the wedding this weekend!
Your turn to share your 5 On Friday... I hope you'll join me! Link up here: