Week Night Pleasures

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Happy hump. This week is flying by because it’s a short one! We’re traveling for yet another wedding this weekend! Plus, evenings have been really nice, as Matt has had a light workload and come home for dinner every night. It makes such a big difference to have a companion to dine with, and I do enjoy an after-dinner stroll. It’s still 80 here, btw.

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I made sweet potato enchiladas on Sunday and then broccoli with beef on Monday. We’re getting caught up on Revenge too, so maybe one day we can watch it live.

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Last night, I made Angela’s butternut mac. The texture was awesome and felt like I was eating soooo much cheese.

Speaking of texture, I need a new conditioner! Any recs. of something really thick that takes out tangles, but isn’t super expensive? I used to love the orange Matrix Sleek Look conditioner, but I think they changed the formula to the Total Results line and the bottle is different:( My hair is getting kind of gross, but I can’t bring myself to get a significant cut. I can only imagine how incredible it would feel if I chopped like 6 inches!

Have a good rest of the week, friends.

  • Alexa
    October 30, 2013 at 3:15 pm

    I am a huge fan of Morrocan Oil Conditioner (and their Shampoo). It’s wonderful smelling and feeling. It’s not necessarily cheap, but not out of this world price wise either. For a drug store conditioner, I love Neutrogena Triple Moisture Daily Deep Conditioner.

  • Jackie
    October 30, 2013 at 3:18 pm

    Herbal essences has great conditioner! That’s what I use!

  • Susan
    October 30, 2013 at 3:36 pm

    Aussie’s 3 minute miracle is great.

    • Laura
      October 30, 2013 at 3:42 pm

      Thanks! I use that one a lot, but go back and forth about it!

      • Lauren
        October 31, 2013 at 9:02 am

        Have to second this – obsessed with 3 Minute Miracle! I only use it on days I blow dry my hair (not when I pin it up in a bun) and it’s wonderful.

  • Emilie k
    October 30, 2013 at 3:39 pm

    I love the Costco Kirkland brand professional salon formula conditioner! I have been using it for years. I can’t use anything else now because nothing compares. I have long hair and I love how thick it is and how great it detangles.

    • Laura
      October 30, 2013 at 3:41 pm

      Sounds good – can you only get it at Costco?

  • Renee
    October 31, 2013 at 6:17 am

    Hi there Laura, I would try Wen- It is a shampoo and conditioner. It could be a little pricey though I think it is $28.00 for a bottle but it gives your hair the best shine and after a couple uses makes you hair so soft. For a cheaper version Herris Teeter carries a brand called REN it is almost exactly the same for under $10.

    Also check TJ MAXX, or Marshalls they have great hair shampoos and conditioners at great prices. That was a tip from my hair dresser.

    • Laura
      November 6, 2013 at 9:37 pm

      Thanks Renee!

  • eliza
    October 31, 2013 at 12:19 pm

    I like Marc Anthony Morrocan oil shampoo and condition. I believe you can get it Walgreens, Rite Aid, CVS.. makes your hair feel super soft!

    I also like Loreal Vive brand, too.

    • Bri
      November 3, 2013 at 7:12 pm

      I second the Marc Anthony recommendation. I love that shampoo and conditioner!

      • Laura
        November 6, 2013 at 9:35 pm

        Thanks!

        • eliza
          November 8, 2013 at 9:00 am

          Its pretty inexpensive too.. maybe 6-7 bucks a bottle.

    • Laura
      November 6, 2013 at 9:36 pm

      I’ve never tried any of the oils!

  • Kath
    November 13, 2013 at 7:37 pm

    I’ve tried a lot of fancy conditioners lately and the ONLY one that will detangle a running pony is Herbal Essences. Best conditioner ever.