Five on Friday: Let's Chat

Friday, January 26, 2018

Fridayyy! It's you!

It's been another crazy week over here, so for today's Five on Friday link-up you're getting a brain dump. Here are five things that are on my mind right now.

[one] This is Us. We need to talk about this. I actually may need to talk to a therapist after all is said and done. You guys... what are they trying to do to us? Trying to torture us? Trying to draw out every last tear? But really, the writing, character development, song selection, acting, and so much more is brilliant in this show. I couldn't stop thinking about Tuesday's episode and was even emotional talking about it the next day. What I love about This Is Us is how it captures humanity. The way it highlights the significance and insignificance of all of our ordinary moments. The beauty and stupidity. The deep and flawed relationships. Do you watch? What did you think of Tuesday's episode? Please tell me I wasn't the only one ugly crying into my dog's fur.

PS - The beautiful, haunting song at the end of the last episode is this one.

PSS - This is the best theory for how exactly Jack dies that I've read -- and it isn't what I initially expected (warning: there are some spoilers from Tuesday's show if you haven't watched it yet).

[two] Rosemarie Aquilina. If this name rings a bell, it's because this is the name of the judge in the highly-publicized trial of the former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar. There have been differing opinions flying around the web about her, but if you ask me, the woman is badass. Watch her sentence Nassar here.

[three] Let's lighten things up a bit. I'm not a big skincare products girl, but I've been using this nighttime hydrating mask for a while now (2-3 times a week) and really like it. I can tell a difference in the overall moisture of my skin and it has lasted forever. It smells good, too. Oh, and it has great reviews, and not just from me!

[four] I have a dear family friend who just received some very scary medical news about her son (who is just a couple of months older than Hadley), and I was wondering - if you're reading this - can you say a prayer or send some positive thoughts their way? Also, any suggestions for unique ways to help from afar (we're a state away) are welcome. <3  

[five] Go forth and weekend, my friends.


  1. All the US Gymnastics stuff is so sad but Judge Aquilina's sentencing statement was so empowering! We are way behind on this is us so I refused to read your first fave, ha! I do love that show but man, it take an emotional toll. Thanks for the face mask rec - I've been needed a new one!

    1. It really does take a toll! It’s so good, but emotionally exhausting. Haha. You’ll love this mask — it’s a great one for using a few times a week. Hope you’re having a relaxing weekend. :)

  2. I am definitely going to try that overnight mask! Anything that adds moisture to my wintery skin! BTW your champagne post made me pine for the days of Christmas - ie having a glass inappropriately early in the morning, in the bath etc - sob! At least St Valentines is on the horizon! Europafox x

    1. Exactly! I just used it again last night and I swear you wake up feeling better. You're SO right about champagne around the holidays -- bring on the Valentine's Day bubbly! ;)


CopyRight © | Theme Designed By Hello Manhattan