September 21, 2012

High Five for Friday

It's Friday. 


Normally that would just be a statement alluding to the start of the weekend.

In today's case, it means that tomorrow, just a mere 24 hours from now, I'll be speaking at the Becoming Conference

I woke up this morning and it felt like Christmas. . . .if Christmas meant you had to stand in front of hundreds of women and talk about hair, makeup, and shopping. So yeah, kind of my ideal Christmas!


In other news, here are my top 5 things of the week!

1. The Bible study I'm involved in at my church started again last tuesday and I didn't quite realize how much I missed it until it started again. We're studying 2 Timothy and using a Cas Monaco study guide as well. OH and did I mention Cas Monaco is leading it? How often do you get to be lead by the author of the study?  It's been great. I enjoy the community and being surrounded with such wonderful women. 

2. Got a last minute gel mani with my sister on wednesday! Hello Jacques! Actually, the color is "you don't know jacques" but I feel like I do since it's always on my nails. She got "Honk if you love OPI" and it's lovely.

3. I tried on these beautiful boots at The Loft on Monday. Fell hard for them. Nearly fell over when I looked at the price. What?! $178.00! WHAT? Loft? Loft. You are not Macy's. What is happening. <----my internal dialogue. Also my dialogue with my sister about these crazy boots. #waitingformajorsaleorcoupon 

4. I'm anxiously anxiously awaiting my Simplified Planner by Emily Ley. Tell me you have been to her shop. If you haven't, go. Please. I want 1 of everything. 

5. It's brisk (in the morning and late at night) here now. I love it. It's such a sweet relief from the blazing hot summer. 


How was your week? Top 5 things? Link up with the cutie Lauren From My Grey Desk! I can call her a cutie because she's my sister. And she's kinda cute. 

34 comments:

  1. Those boots are adorable. The price IS insane!!!

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    1. I KNOW! I literally gasped in the fitting room.

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  2. My high for the week was receiving the "katest" shoes in the mail. So fun to wear! Thanks for sharing the link when they were on sale! Also got two pairs of pretty earrings from Urban Outfitters at the same time.

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    1. Well, sadly, these shoes just did not work for me. Wrong size and I can't send them back. I ordered a 7 because they did not have a 6 1/2 and I just can't get them to work. I was wondering if you know of someone who could use them. I would just like to get back what I paid for them at the sale price and I would not charge for shipping. Please email me at joemel.sexton@gmail.com if you know of anyone. Thank you!

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  3. I checked out the boots...and I think Target has a similar pair on line....a wedge heel, really cute...not $178!

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  4. have an awesome time at the conference - I would just love to go to something like that. Maybe the next one can be in Toronto ;)

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  5. love this post, pictures or not! :) sounds like a great week. good luck at the conference!

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  6. Ya'll have a good trip today. We're right behind you on I40 and can't wait to hear you share!

    Isn't Cas wonderful??? I love her heart and her passion for the Word.

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  7. Jacques is my all time favorite polish EVER! Every season, no matter, Jacques is there. My 2nd is All the Berries in Canaries, and I just found it at Ulta last night and was so excited!!!

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  8. Those boots are FANTASTIC. Now I'm craving them too! Too bad about the price... luckily they're pretty good about sending coupons!
    Have fun speaking at the conference this weekend!

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  9. DSW in Cary has a ton of cute boots and I was able to use 2 coupons at the same time there. I am going to look up those polish colors

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  10. Those boots are ridiculous! I'd pay whatever they are asking! So gorg. Good luck speaking tomorrow! You will be amazing I'm sure!

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  11. LOVING the stuff at Emily Ley! Bookmarked that site for sure, I love it all! About those boots they are really cute! But wait a month or two and they will be on sale or even on clearance. They tend to rotate things fairly quickly at the loft. That is my favorite store; about 90% of my clothing is from the loft :)

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  12. Stupid question; you can use opi colors for a gel polish mani?

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    1. not stupid: yep! OPI makes a gel system called "Gel Color" thats great!

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  13. Oooh love those boots. Just wait until Loft has their next 40% off deal... those sales seem to pop up quite a bit. Last year I got a great pair of riding boots from them during a 40% off weekend, which made them cheaper than Macy's prices! Love.

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  14. Oh, man. Those boots are exactly what I've been looking for, but geez!!! Too expensive. I think might settle on a $99 pair from Chinese Laundry through Piperlime. I'm so excited to get my boots out for fall!

    Oh. No. You. Didn't. I love planners and I've been shopping for my next one. I might have to order one from her shop. Will you do a review on it when you get yours?

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  15. good luck at the conf...u will b great!

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  16. Wow, you're a great writer! Have fun at the conference. Wish I was there! :(

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  17. OMG!! Just visited Emily Ley! I.want.one.of.everything!!!!!!!!

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  18. Good luck speaking at the conference! I looked it up and it seems like a fantastic thing. Please blog about it next week!

    Kate
    Something Ivory

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  19. I haven't heard the name Cas Monaco in YEARS! When I was a student at the University of Texas, she led several small group Bible studies and a Campus Crusade for Christ group. She was definitely a huge influence during those tumultuous years. What a privilege to be in a study group with her.
    And best of luck with the conference tomorrow. So exciting!

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  20. *Ahem* Kate, just for you, I have made a Thrifty Thursday ~ Friday Edition post, all about YOU and your BOOTS: http://wp.me/p2m7j2-2F Check it out.

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  21. Good luck tomorrow!

    I think it's cool that Loft has a Tall section. If only there was a men's version of this for those of us in the 6'5" tall crowd.

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  22. I love the High Five for Friday idea! :)

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  23. Would it wrong of me to tell you I work at LOFT. I have the riding boots and love them... We definitly stepped up our game this season In the shoe dept. those boots are worth it:)

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  24. COMPLETELY agree with you with LOFT, what the heck? Jacking up prices like yours Nordstrom, please! But I do love their stuff, so I will continue to pay. Way a few weeks, those boots WILL go on sale.

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  25. Seriously, those boots are gorgeous! If they were high quality and comfy I'd buy them. And I an super cheap and very rarely buy things new

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  26. I've followed your blog for a while but just got back into the blog world. My husband and I recently moved from Mississippi to upstate South Carolina and saw that ya'll are relatively close! We looked into Raleigh too. Hear it is wonderful. I thoroughly enjoyed reading your About Me section. Look forward to more posts!

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  27. Perhaps you have already discovered this, but it looks like LOFT has a coupon code out right now for 40% off! (Code: SHOPNOW) Get the boots. :)

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