Five Ways To Start Your Week Off Right

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Good Morning & Happy Monday Love Bugs!

What a weekend! After over a week of not being home and our lives being a little hectic, Colton and I decided to stay in Houston, instead of going to Waco for the Baylor vs TCU and my goodness I’m so glad we didn’t make the drive…… Love you Baylor, but that one hurt. 

None-the-less, staying in Houston was definitely the best decision for us. Two of my best friends were in town for just the weekend and another girlfriend just moved super close to me, so I enjoyed spending time with them. Also, it was nice because Colton and I were just able to do our normal stuff. I was able to go to spin, our favorite breakfast place, and just had time to be home. We also slept a lot – ha! 

Saturday, I walked over to Nordstrom’s to check out their sale and to do some damage but ended up not getting one thing on sale. I’m good with it though because I did get this top above and it was only $44. I ended up wearing it literally all weekend. It’s light weight and flattering which are both double wins for me!! I’m also loving the bell sleeves. 

I’ve gotten a lot of questions on these OTK boots I am wearing and if they are better than the tie ones, and the answer is YES. I have the tie ones in black and these are just so much better. They fit my legs better and I do not have to worry about them falling or constantly tying them. Also, they’re on sale!!! 

Any who, I hope you all have a great week! Below are my 5 Tips To Start Your Week Out Right ❤ 

  1. Have one cup of coffee then switch to tea. This will help you to feel less anxious throughout the day while also giving you a little caffeine fix. 
  2. Clean (& declutter) up your desk. Instead of starting your day in a complete and total mess. Organize your desk to help you conquer the upcoming week. 
  3. Make it a point to exercise for at least 30 minutes. Seriously so important!! Number one rule, never miss a Monday workout!! If you start your week out, not being motivated, it will be even harder for you to be motivated for the rest of the week. 
  4. Write out your to-do list for the week. Making weekly to-do lists is more achievable as opposed to daily to-do lists. This allows you to look at the big picture and really see what you need to accomplish.
  5. Make dinner and eat it at the dinner table. You know… as opposed to Favoring Chipotle and eating it in front of the TV. Having a healthy meal and actually engaging in conversation at the dinner table, instead of binge watching TV will actually help you feel less anxious when dealing with the week to come. It will help to raise your spirit and oddly keep you motivated and positive for the whole week. Promise. I normally don’t mind eating dinner in front of the TV, but Monday’s, Colton and I always eat together at the table. 

xo,

Lauren

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For the first twenty years of my life, I was as blonde as it gets. I was always the blondest kid in my classroom and strangers would ask if my mom bleached my hair. 

Throughout high school and early college, my hair was something I could always rely on and loved telling people that my blonde locks were truly all natural. Thennnnn, somewhere around my junior year in college, my hair just started changing. It started getting darker & darker, which for me was the most horrible thing that could have ever happened. So what did I do? I rushed to my hair stylist to get my bright blonde color back. 

I love getting highlights because they make me feel like “me” again, but the truth is, I just can’t get it done as much as I would like too. The first time I got highlights, my mouth dropped as to how expensive they were. Like HOLY COW! Needless to say, this is why I only get highlights twice (maybe three times) a year. In addition to the cost, sometimes I just can’t make it to the salon. I’m technically working two jobs here haha, so time is not my friend -lol. 

The truth is, because I can’t make it to my stylist before every single party, blogging event, meeting, or photo shoot I may have, when I was introduced to Back 2 Blonde , I couldnt help but be intrigued.  Back 2 Blonde is basically a temporary fix for your dark roots, that is easy to use and washes out in the shower. So to me, this product was looking like a true #lifesaver. Back 2 Blonde comes in three different shades and for my hair, I chose the lightest option, called Light Blonde. When I first tried Back 2 Blonde, I was a little bit skeptical, because, well.. I am skeptical about all things. My first thought was that it reminded me of a dry shampoo, but I quickly learned that it is nothing like it! I was worried it was going to leave my hair feeling chalky (like dry shampoo does), but after spraying it in my hair and brushing it out, it actually left my hair looking softer and shinier than it did before. Like it’s kind of crazy -lol. 

Now, will this make you look like you just walked straight out of the salon? No – lol, but it really will give you a great temporary fix when you need it. For the times when you just really cant make it to the salon but hate your dark roots.  

You can find Back 2 Blonde at your nearest Walgreens, CVS or RiteAide. For a special $4 offer, check out Back 2 Blonde at Ibotta.

If you have any questions on Back 2 Blonde, feel free to shoot me an email or just leave a comment! Have you guys tried this product before?!

xo,

Lauren

Thank you Back 2 Blonde for sponsoring this post. As always, all opinions are my own.

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