Friday Five 04.27.18

photo creds to my babe Laura Schulte— follow her insta @lauraschultee 

photo creds to my babe Laura Schulte— follow her insta @lauraschultee 

Wow. I'm back. I've missed this place so much. The last few months have been some of the most chaotic weeks in the most unexpected ways. But that's not what this post is about. I'm getting back into the swing of things by starting with my Friday Five. Since it's been so long since I've done one of these, I could probably have a Friday Fifty!

Nexxus Keraphix Shampoo & Conditioner for Damaged Hair


For the past 4 months or so I have been struggling with my hair, which has never really been an issue for me. I've always had fast-growing, long, thick hair. Ever since the beginning of this semester, because my hair has been falling out like crazy and I went from that super thick hair to it being extremely thin. It's been heartbreaking honestly, so along with checking in with my doctor to see if something is up, I grabbed this shampoo and conditioner duo at Target. I haven't been using it long enough to know if it is making a huge difference in helping my hair get healthy, but the reason it is in this Friday Five is that it smells incredible! And, I'm finding myself needing to wash less often which is a huge deal when trying to heal your scalp. Also, please leave me a comment below if you have any suggestions to promote hair growth!

Rice Chex


Okay, so this is a weird thing to put in a blog post but I'm doing it anyway. I started eating Rice Chex over spring break when I was nannying two kiddos. It's one of their favorite cereals, so I tried it to see what all the hype was about. So, if you're a fan of Rice Krispies, you'll love Rice Chex. They're even better than Krispies because they don't get soggy in record time. I always throw strawberries in my bowl and maybe sprinkle a little Splenda on top if I need some sweetness.

Target Universal Thread Line 


Target's line, Universal Thread, has rocked my world. If you're an avid Target shopper, you'll know that a few months before Universal Thread was released, A New Day came out. I liked it a lot because it was a fresh and clean look for Target's clothing section. When Universal Thread arrived, however, I felt like I was walking through Madewell but with a much nicer price tag. I'm planning to do an entire post on my most recent Target finds, so I won't get too far into it today, but seriously, run, don't walk to your nearest Target. Be ready because your wallet will hate you by the time you leave.

Annie Downs Podcast with Bob Goff 


My beautiful mom and I have been dabbling in the podcast world for a few weeks now. I think podcasts are getting more and more popular each day and I totally understand why. I don't know about you, but there are days where I find myself listening to music non-stop to the point where I'm just sick and tired of having to pick a new song that I'm in the mood for every 4 minutes. So, enter podcasts. I'm also going to dedicate an entire post on my favorite series once I'm more familiar with what's out there. I do, however, have an episode that I've listened to 5 times this week that has taught me something new each time I've listened. It's an episode by Annie Downs-- her podcast is called "That Sounds Fun"-- and her guest in this episode is Bob Goff, whose new book called "Everybody Always" just came out. I won't give it all away, but he just spits fire every time he spoke in this podcast episode on the topic of loving people and loving them well, even when it's the most difficult.

CamScanner App

So this app has been a game changer for me academically. Basically, it's an app that can replace your printer's scanning feature. You simply take a photo in the app, then move the "points" to each edge of the document so you're just scanning the document and not the surface below it. You choose to either "scan" it in color or b&w, then ta-da, it's right there on your phone! You can email, text, AirDrop, or do whatever with the document! I use CamScanner when I have to submit a time-log ot something to document when I work in classrooms for practicums (if you're a new reader, I'm majoring in Special Education). So many of my peers have started using this app instead of having to go find somewhere to scan a document on campus. I thought I'd share in a Friday Five in case this would make your life a little easier too!