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Thursday, June 5, 2014

Thoughts for Thursday Linkup

Thoughts for Thursday

I'm joining Annie and Natalie for a new linkup called Thoughts for Thursday.  This week I'm truly giving you that, some random thoughts floating around in my head. 

Summer TV is getting started and while many people complain that summer = terrible TV, I'm loving what is currently on.  Go ahead and call me shallow, but the two shows that I'm loving the most are Ladies of London (Reality show on Bravo/Monday) and Mistresses (Starring Alyssa Milano on ABC/Monday). 

-  I haven't posted pictures on this blog of Jack's first birthday party yet.  I had a negative experience with one blogger after this post on Houston Moms Blog which has now put a bad taste in my mouth not only about that blogger, but about the blogging community and the actual party.  I know I shouldn't let one person dictate my feelings, but I am a people pleaser and I don't like feeling like I did something wrong when I know in my heart I didn't.  Drama! 

-  Back to fun stuff - fun find alert: L'Oreal's new Voluminous Miss Manga Mascara.  I learned about this mascara from Kristina of Pretty, Shiny Sparkly.  I decided to give it a try and was not disappointed!  Watch Kristina's first impression vlog here.  It is all about volume and is the best drugstore mascara I've tried in a long time.  It was very popular in the UK before launching recently in the States.  I had a hard time finding it at my usual go-to places of Target and HEB grocery stores.  Finally my local CVS had a few left!

-  And last, but not least, if you are a fan of Tory Burch don't miss the Facebook sale that is going on right now until tomorrow...act fast!  Sizes are already selling out.  The sale is for the Ricki Flip Flop in navy, ivory and poppy red.  Originally $95, on sale for $55 + free shipping!  The only warning I would give you is that the reviews on Nordstrom say that it runs very narrow.  If you have a wide foot, I would think twice.  Also not available in 1/2 sizes so they suggest sizing up if you are in between.  When they Tory Burch does a huge sale like this always wonder what's wrong with the product...they would never discount Revas this much.  I think the unusually narrow sole is the reason, but some reviewers say they love the shoe.  It's a great price for such a cute flip flop!

Please comment below on any topic you like...

...what summer TV shows are you watching?
...have you had any blogger or social media drama before?  How did you deal?
...favorite drugstore mascara?
...are you ordering these sale TB flip flops?  If so, what color?

Have a great Thursday!


  1. Sorry you experienced social media drama! I just wanted to say that I thought the birthday party pics on the Houston Mom's blog were so sweet. I loved seeing all the details you put into the party (definitely filed away some thoughts for future use), and after reading your blog the last couple years, it seemed like a party that suited you and your family. Jack will definitely enjoy seeing those pictures when he's older! Thanks for all your authentic blogging!

    PPL & Mine!


  2. Gal, don't let that blogger get you down!! That party was amazing and the only thing I can possibly think they may have said was that the party was over the top fabulous and they were jealous of what an amazing first birthday party sweet little Jack received. I can't wait for you to share more pictures and I loved your most on HMB. Thanks for link up as always!

  3. Ugh, what a lame person. I've never had anything like that yet, but I'd probably handle it by crying. Hopefully thought I'd just let it slide off. Who has time for mean people? I loved the lead up pics for the party, it sounded amazing!

  4. Don't let a blogger bother you. If I get every person on the internet bother me, we'd be in a world of hurt!

    Let's see - TV Shows - So You Think You Can Dance is back. It's my favorite and secretly want to learn how to pop and lock.

    Those flip flops are cute - I just got Miller's and thought my wide feet would never work. I'll be good this time.

  5. 1. Where there are humans, there will be drama.
    2. Mistresses...really, Chels?
    3. I think you are the best person, mom, blogger, daughter!!
    Love, Mom

  6. My new summer fun show is Fixer Upper on HGTV. It's shot in Waco, and I can't get enough!

    Jack's party looked so fun and was a great celebration of his sweet little self and what an incredible year you've had with him. Bring on party number 2!!! (But not too soon--they grow too fast as it is.)



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