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.


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.


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


        • 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.