Friday Things #372
1. Isabelle’s hair has gone full-on wavy/curly in the last week. I don’t know what happened! I dry it and it looks rather straight and within a few hours or the next morning, it’s full of crazy waves, curls, and body. It’s adorable!
2. Yesterday was the boys’ last day of school for the year and ugh, so bittersweet. They’ve both grown SO MUCH since school started in September; it almost feels like a lifetime ago. Dominic looks so much older, he made friends of his own, gained confidence and thrived on routine, songs, and playing.
3. Joseph solidified many friendships with kids whom he had been in school with for three years, he continued to truly love learning, eagerly awaiting new letters and numbers and practicing at home on his own. He’s beginning to read and LOVES rhyming! He can’t wait to start kindergarten and go to “the big school”.
Both boys finished the last 2+ months of school with twice-weekly Zoom classes for 30 minutes each. They loved seeing their teachers and friends and Joseph is especially sad that yesterday was the last day. Hopefully once this craziness is behind us, we’ll be able to get together with his friends again at least one last time.
4. In other news, after nearly two weeks of not cooling correctly and two service calls, we found out our refrigerator is basically dead and can’t be repaired. Soooooo we’re waiting for a new one and feeling grateful that we have an extra one in the garage. Ugh!
5. I finally hit my breaking point and a Facebook ad pushed me over the edge… I ordered an at-home hair coloring kit (salons are still closed here in PA). I didn’t color my hair during any of my pregnancies, but I must have gotten much more gray over the last two years since Isabelle was born because hoo boy, my roots are a mess! Wish me luck not making a total mess of this 😬
6. Feeling a super easy, refreshing pie this weekend? My key lime pie is calling your name!
7. If you’ve been working on any purging projects, this is a great place to start >> 30 Things Your Home Doesn’t Really Need
8. So I said I was going to get a sourdough starter going this week, but fridge issues + last week of school for the boys meant I didn’t do a thing.
9. Currently craving a homemade crunchwrap supreme. Please note that I have never actually eaten a crunchwrap supreme before, but it looks amazing!!
10. TGIF! Duke photo courtesy of Joseph hijacking my phone 😉
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I have curly hair and fought with it for many years growing up. The things I did to straighten it…like using orange juice or pop tins as curlers! Imagine sleeping on those. This was before the days of curling wands and straighteners. Now I put product on it and scrunch, then let it air dry which is so much easier than fighting it. Maybe you could do that with Isabelle’s hair. I coloured my hair myself the whole time I was paying off my house (we save where we can) and I used L’Oreal Preference which I was recently told by a hairdresser is most like the ones salons use. I had long dark hair like yours and managed to do it with the right tools including an applicator like the salons use. You can do it! Make sure you put some Vaseline around your hairline at the front so your skin doesn’t get marked. Have a wonderful weekend!
Hi Michelle, I moved to South Florida nearly 33 years ago. I tasted every key lime pie wherever we traveled from here to the Keys. I came across an easy recipe for key lime pie in the newspaper here. It has been my go to recipe. I also had a key lime tree and lemon tree in my backyard that provided fresh juices for the recipe (until the state of FL cut them down because of canker in the area). Give it a try! Enjoy!
8 oz Cool Whip
1 can condensed milk
1/4 c lemon juice (I strain the pulp out)
1/4 c key lime juice ( not the large green limes; use the small key limes that are yellow when ripe)
1 graham cracker crust
Mix Cool Whip and condensed milk. Add in juices one at a time slowly and mix. Pour into crust. Chill. Can serve with whipped cream topping.
Hi, re #1, if her hair stays that way, she’ll be envied in HS; #5, good luck, I’ve heard its difficult..now a 65 YO graying-blond WM, I tried a thing called Sun-In in the ’70’s that turned me strawberry when I wanted that Beach Boys look!; #8 Life has a nasty way of intruding, doesn’t it; and #10, Wow pretty impressive for a pre-K! Thanks again for Friday Things, and the 5 Secrets….Keep safe all, Buddy
The salons here in Florida have reopened, but I’m not comfortable being in there long enough to have my hair colored. Believe me, if I can successfully color my hair, you can, too. Watch some videos on YouTube; they really are so helpful.
You should do okay coloring your own hair. As long as you’ve picked a good color. I’ve used Clairol Semi-Permanent for about 20 yrs. which I do use every 6-8 weeks. Just be careful not to get it on things like the front of your white vanity (ooops). I put an old towel on the floor to protect the floor. Mine doesn’t stain towels. Our salons are now open – you have to have an appointment – and since I’m still not back to work, I’ll let others get their haircuts first even though I look pretty shaggy. Have a good Memorial Day!
Love Friday Things and seeing pictures of your adorable kids, takes me back! I feel bad for all the kids not able to go to school during this time, but safety first. Back when my 3 kids were small we lived literally paycheck to paycheck, so my heart goes out to the families struggling right now. I don’t know how we would have gotten through it. Better days ahead!!
Check out some YouTube tutorials to help you with the hair coloring. I wish I’d done this before my first attempts at home color; there’s a bunch with helpful tips. Another option: ask Hubby to help you! To my surprise, my husband was game to help out and now has a better understanding of why I sometimes screw up the back. He actually did a great job and – best of all – has offered to continue doing it! Couples goals – LOL!!!
My son and wife made a crunchwrap supreme (different recipe but basically same) a couple weeks ago and they were in heaven! Do it!
Homemade crunch wraps are good. You can add and take away items according to your taste. For a “recipe “ go to closet cooking. There are some good tips. My husband really liked them.
I’ve never had a crunch wrap from Taco Bell but after viewing the link to the recipe I decided to make them for dinner tonight. They were amaaaazing !!! My son and husband raved about them and said they were much better than Taco Bell. Taco night will never be the same at my house. You must try! Thanks so much for the link.