Friday 5+1 (5 Things I Love + 1 Thing I Don’t)

Happy Friday!

We’re wrapping up the first full week of school and suffice to say, we’re all tired.  The puppy doesn’t help matters either, and I should say that Murphy is making a lot of progress.  But I’m still looking into obedience training so that we can get him off on the right foot paw.

Let’s get started on this week’s 5+1, shall we?  This post contains some affiliate links.

Nail Polish for Fall
I think that the fall months are the only time where I really get excited about nail polish colors.  I love all of the different shades of gray, taupe and deep moody blues that are on the market, and OPI always has great names for their colors, which makes it even more fun.  I wonder how you get that job?

These OPI grays are perfect for cooler months.

And I love this Roadhouse Blue shade.

If you’re feeling indecisive, you can always get a full fall collection of colors.

Weather Tech Mats
I know that these are hardly exciting or even pretty, but I have wanted them ever since I saw them in my friend’s van.  These Weather Tech Mats would be lifesavers in the winter months, when the kids are trekking their dirty, snowy feet in my car.  They are molded to fit the specific measurements of your car, thus saving your floor mats from complete ruin. These are on my holiday wish list.

Think of these for yourself, or even for your husband.  I don’t know about you, but my husband is practically impossible to buy for, when it comes to gifts.  These are great in that regard – sometimes functional and practical wins the race.

Copper Mugs (for Moscow Mules)
I have heard from several people now about how amazing a Moscow Mule is.  If you don’t know what it is, it’s a drink that contains ginger beer, vodka and lime, and is served in a copper mug that’s supposed to keep it nice and cold.  I have all of the ingredients for a Moscow Mule, but am missing the copper mugs!  If this is the reason I need to justify copper mugs, than so be it, because they’re pretty.

Something like this will do the trick.

Or these, if you prefer to have mugs that aren’t “hammered”.  Drinking from “hammered” mugs just seems to be setting the night up for trouble from the start, doesn’t it?  Why risk it?

Mobile Car Detailing
Now, I’m not one to get my car detailed on a regular basis (perhaps I should), but we recently sold my minivan, and since it was a disgusting mess, I figured I could, at the very least, get it professionally cleaned.  We are lucky to have a highly praised mobile car detailer in our area – Starwash Mobile Detailing, so I gave him a call, and was blown away at how fantastic my van looked when he finished.  It was like it got a new lease on life.

But the best part was that they came to my house to do the work.  No trying to schedule a drop-off to a car wash and then being stuck without a car.  SO convenient, which is definitely a priority for me.  And his prices were competitive as well.  If anything, I think he should be charging more, since they save so much time and hassle.  If you’re in the market, see if you can find one in your area.  If you’re in the Dayton/Cincinnati area, give StarWash Mobile Detailing a call – I can’t say enough about their quality and service.

More Bad Lip Reading
I’ve shared a Bad Lip Reading video before, but there is a new one that is worth watching if you missed it.  It’s from the Republican debates.  Funny.  Click here to watch, or you can click below.  I dare you not to laugh.

My +1 for the week is about my iPhone, and needing to update the iOS.  However, I’m low on space, so I can’t update it.  I have a ton of photos and set it up to go to the iCloud, but since my iOS isn’t updated, I can’t login to the cloud on my computer.  Which means I can’t free up space to updating my iOS…  I even tried plugging the phone into my computer, but, you guessed it, since my iOS isn’t updated, the computer doesn’t recognize my phone.

I think Apple has little gremlins behind a curtain just toying with me, hoping I’ll cave and just buy a new phone.  Their plan may be successful at this rate.  My old eyes need a bigger screen anyway…

Have a fantastic weekend!


  • Reply
    Missy in Texas
    August 28, 2015 at 2:12 pm

    Get the 6 Plus… Your old eyes will thank you!

    • Reply
      August 28, 2015 at 4:22 pm

      The 6 Plus seems so BIG – but you're right, my eyes would thank me… Do you have it?

  • Reply
    August 28, 2015 at 6:48 pm

    You and hubby would love those car mats…they are great…and they work! We have had them for years! 😉

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