Friday, June 19, 2015

Friday's Fab Finds


It's been a weird week for both of us to say the least, between family drama, rashes (more on that below) traveling and dealing with crazy rude people at doctor's offices. We're ready for the weekend, so TGIF-it!

Lori's picks:


Ring rash relief (hopefully)
Both Kristin and I recently developed a rash where we wear our rings and it's F-ing painful and annoying. I also met someone else who had the exact same rash. I googled 'wedding ring rash' and found it's pretty common and also a way to clean your rings. I never take my rings off so I can't imagine how much crap is stuck in there. I also wash my hands 95 times a day so that probably doesn't help with bacteria, germs, etc. From what I read, once it's cleaned really well, the rash should go away. Kristin had hers professionally cleaned and also brushed a coat of clear nail polish on the inside of it to help put a barrier between her skin and the metal and so far so good. I will report back next week to see if this was a true fab find. Instructions I followed can be found here.

Disgusting, but this is a picture of my rings while soaking. I read the hydrogen peroxide really helps get out all the dirt and grime stuck in the rings.


Boden Towelling Throw-on

I bought this hoodie last year during the winter in hopes to use it during the summer. I got it on sale plus a coupon they sent me so all told I spent about $4 on it. This is great to throw on after the pool/sprinkler or on a cool summer night. It's towel material so you don't have to worry about your kids tripping on a towel if they don't really sit still. They also make a bunch of other styles in towelling material for women. Be sure to sign up for email updates and get on their mailing list because they are constantly sending out coupon codes that you can pair with sale items. They are also on ebates.com so if you're not a member, sign up here and start earning money for shopping.

Kristin's picks:


The Only Way is Essex Season 15
I would say this is a guilty pleasure of mine but it's not, mostly because I hate the term guilty pleasure. Why feel guilty about enjoying something you like? ANYWAY, I highly enjoy this show, it's definitely been one of my favorites (or favourites) for a few years and the new season just started Sunday. If you're American, you probably haven't heard of it, but it's a reality show about people who live in Essex, England (a county just outside of London). You might have heard of Made in Chelsea, which actually aired for a bit in America, so picture that, except less posh, a LOT more spray tan and (in my opinion) a lot more entertaining. Probably due to the extreme amount of dramatic screaming matches and drinks being thrown in faces. Do yourself a favour - haha - and head over to Hulu and watch the first 13 seasons of TOWIE free. You're welcome!

Good old Gemma having a row with everyone at a fancy dress party. Typical.

Wholly Guacamole minis
If you've ever bought Wholly Guacamole guacamole at a store and thought "how the F am I going to eat all of this in one sitting before it goes bad?" then you're in luck. I found these individual serving cups of guac at Costco and now they're in regular rotation at our house. We've bought the two-packs of Wholly Guacamole at Costco before, but they're huge, so unless you're having people over or have six kids or something, there's no way an average family can get through a tub without throwing away half of it (you can't store leftovers, it has to be consumed immediately). These minis are perfect for a healthy snack - my kid will dip pretty much anything into it - or to spread on a burger, chicken, etc.


Have a great weekend, everyone!!

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