What I’m Loving Friday

My friend Kait has one of my most favorite Instagram accounts to follow. Based out of Hawaii, she travels the world with her husband and documents her adventures both on Instagram and her blog, Communikait. She is an award-winning travel writer and a trip designer and recently started a weekly installment called 5 Things I Love Friday. I’ve been wanting to do something similar for quite some time so I decided to follow her lead and write about what I am loving on this cold and dreary Friday.

The North Face Electra Backpack. I’ve been using this backpack as a purse for about three months now and I can’t say enough good things about it. With each passing year, I despise carrying a traditional handbag/purse even more so than before so I’ve been on board the backpack-as-a-purse train for quite some time. This backpack is small but big enough to hold everything that I need to go about my day and has plenty of pockets. I do have a few nice bags that I break out of my closet for events where a backpack would not be appropriate but The North Face Electra Backpack is my perfect go-to everyday bag.

Revlon One-Step Hair Dryer & Volumizer. I’ve had this hair dryer since December and honestly, my hair has never looked better. This tool is life-changing. I’ve never been able to master using a hair dryer and a round brush at the same time so before bringing the Revlon One-Step Hair Dryer & Volumizer into my life, my hair routine involved blow drying my hair and having to use a straightener on my naturally wavy hair if I wanted to wear it straight. Dead serious – I haven’t used my hair straightener since December. I just use the Revlon One-Step Hair Dryer & Volumizer to dry my hair and it leaves my hair bouncy, shiny, and gorgeous. You can get it for about $50 from a variety to places, which I think is a steal. It is worth much more and I can’t praise it enough!

Beyond the Point by Claire Gibson. I am currently reading this book to review for the blog. It tells the story about a trio of female West Point cadets and their lives after the events of September 11th. When the publisher asked me to review the book, I looked up the synopsis (in full disclosure – I very rarely accept such offers because I haven’t been terribly impressed with the quality of books that I am offered to review). As soon as I read that Beyond the Point is a “a heartfelt look at how our closest friends can become our fiercest battle buddies”, I knew that the book would likely resonate with me so I agreed to review an advanced copy. And I’m happy to report that I wasn’t wrong!

Hot & Sweet Jalapeños from Trader Joe’s. Man are these peppers addicting. I love most things spicy and I’ve recently started getting to snacking on the Hot & Sweet Jalapeños from Trader Joe’s. I love eat them on their own and I also like to put them on tacos, eggs, and anything else that can use a little more kick.

Always Remember Us This Way by Lady Gaga. While I like Shallow just fine, Aways Remember Us This Way is my favorite song from the A Star is Born soundtrack.

You look at me and, babe, I wanna catch on fire
It’s buried in my soul like California gold
You found the light in me that I couldn’t find.

What are you loving today?