Friday 5+1 (5 Things I Love + 1 Thing I Don’t ) – 10.6.17

It’s been a whirlwind of a week here, and I still don’t feel like I’ve gotten my bearings.  I travelled to Texas this week for my aunt’s funeral, and with all that entails, it wipes you out.  Let’s get on with something a little lighter with this week’s Friday 5+1.  This post contains some affiliate links.

Breath Savers Protect

I know this is kind of an odd item to share, but my cousin had these Breath Savers Protect mints, and they were fantastic. The shape and feel of them is what I liked the most, and they work!  Definitely picking up some the next time I’m at the store.  It’s the little things, isn’t it?

Breath Savers Protect

Magnolia Market

One of the light moments during my time in Texas was stopping at Magnolia Market on the way back to the airport.  Oh my goodness – that place is just plain magic.  I’ll be doing a post on all of the amazing finds that are there, but I’m too excited not to share a glimpse.  I even did a Facebook Live while I was there (which was absolutely terrifying).

Magnolia Market Display

Mini Sodas by the Box

I mentioned that a homecoming after-party was going to be at our house, so I picked up supplies ahead of time.  I usually buy small sodas and water bottles since so often they end up going to waste with a group of teens.  But I’m always annoyed that I can only find them in six to maybe eight packs of cans (not to mention that they’re usually more expensive than the regular sized versions).  Well, I found a 10-pack when I was shopping, and it was only $2.50.  Well done Coca-Cola.  We moms thank you.

Coke Minis

Pre-finished Shiplap

Since we’re talking Chip and Joanna, I figured this pre-finished barnwood shiplap was worth a share.  I found this at Menard’s.  All you had to do was install it – a great farmhouse aged look.

Prefinished Shiplap

Klean Strip Refinisher – Amazing for Paint Removal

If you have a piece of furniture that needs to be stripped, Klean Strip Refinisher is the man for the job.  I have a video that I need to share, because it’s just that good.  But I figured it’s worthy of the 5+1 post as well.  It’s better than anything I’ve tried so far.

Refinisher - Amazing for paint removal

My +1 for the week – Some People on Airplanes

This has been a peeve of mine for awhile, but having flown this past week, it’s top of mind.  Why is it when a plane lands that so many people practically jump out of their seats, grab their luggage, and act like they’re going somewhere?  I was in the back of the plane, and this is what happens:

Airport Annoyances

I know that you’re antsy to get off the plane, but this just makes me crazy.  Worse yet, on my way home, there were people in the back that virtually ran up the aisle, moving ahead of people vs. waiting for their turn.  That about took the cake for me, and I was secretly happy when I spotted them waiting/hovering for their luggage at the baggage claim, while I picked mine up and headed out to the parking lot.

Have an awesome weekend!





  • Reply
    the cape on the corner
    October 6, 2017 at 10:46 am

    i HATE people who race up to the front on flights, like have you never boarded or deboarded anything in your life? school bus? you go aisle by aisle. what i can’t handle is the hold up. like what is the hold up, get your bag and get off the plane. why does it take so flipping long! what are these people doing?!?! sorry. rant over.

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      October 7, 2017 at 11:36 am

      Exactly!! And the same people racing to get off the plane are probably the ones first in line to get ON the plane. What’s the hurry to get on the plane? Especially with assigned seats? I will happily be the last one aboard!

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      October 11, 2017 at 2:43 pm

      I am so with you on the hold up. I won’t race up the aisle, but I can’t stand when people take forever to get their luggage down. I’m back there like, “hey there’s an empty aisle we could be moving down if you weren’t blocking it!” lol. I am the antsy one wanting to get off the plane.

      Getting on the plane IS a big deal if you aren’t checking bags and hoping to get some overhead space. There is nothing worse than having 30 minutes added to your departure from the airport because your carefully planned/packed carry-on gets checked at the gate. I’ve had some horribly long wait times at the luggage carousel.

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    October 6, 2017 at 11:02 am

    So sorry to hear about your aunt’s passing. Would love to visit Magnolia sometime. We visited Jo’s tiny shop on Bosque several times when my daughter was a BU. My daughter has an older dresser in her bedroom here at home that we will be switching out for one she had in her apartment. I have debated about refinishing the old one (layers of paint). Might give it a try with this product as it is a beautiful well made piece, but really needs to be stripped down. And yes, the entire boarding and deplaning process drives me crazy!! My biggest pet peeve is the airlines not boarding back to front (with the exception of first class and those needing assistance). My second is those who “think” their bags will fit in the overhead to avoid baggage fees. If you check at the desk it costs you, it should cost you at the gate as well!

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    October 6, 2017 at 3:18 pm

    Hi Jenny,

    If you have a dog, keep those breath mints far out of reach. They contain xylitol which is highly toxic to dogs. I don’t even buy gum anymore that contains xylitol because my dogs are too clever.

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    Paula Moreshead
    October 6, 2017 at 6:01 pm

    Every time I fly, I am surprised and perplexed by people hopping up and grabbing their bags as if somehow they should be first off of the plane! And, then they just stand there and wait because the line isn’t moving.This is the first time I’ve heard someone else voice the same question! Your blog is great, keep up the good work!

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      October 7, 2017 at 11:33 am

      Thanks Paula! I’m equally perplexed at the traffic jam of people so eager to get ON the plane. What’s the hurry, especially with assigned seats? Last one on, first one off would be my personal preference. 🙂

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    October 9, 2017 at 4:23 pm

    Having just flown yesterday: when people need assistance boarding and are allowed to board early doesn’t it stand to reason that they should deplane LAST as they require more time? And a new to me problem or maybe I’m not aware – at least 10/15 minutes before the plane landed I heard VERY loud talking. A young lady was having a phone conversation! To the best of my knowledge that is forbidden till on the ground nevermind being held captive to her conversation- and I was THREE rows in front of her! Perhaps the rules have changed but etiquette hasn’t.

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    October 11, 2017 at 1:15 pm

    Ok, I hear ya about the hurry up and wait game people play on the airplanes. I used to be a flight attendant for 15 years, and here is my take. People can’t possibly sit for any longer. Its is not that they think they are “going somewhere, or getting off the plane that much sooner, but it feels good to finally stand. I get it.

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      October 11, 2017 at 8:07 pm

      I get it on a long flight – but I swear, it happens on even the shortest of flights. God bless you for your work as a flight attendant – that is a ministry all its own! 🙂

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    October 11, 2017 at 11:15 pm

    SO, how about some shiplap or board and batten in the dining room with a plate rail? You could paint it the same as your molding and then a darker color above. I love that look.

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      October 12, 2017 at 7:16 am

      I have thought about that – my only issue is that I have some trim work below my window in the dining room that isn’t the same style as the board and batten I would like to install! I’m a fan of that look too – just not sure how to do it right!

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