Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Random Wednesday

Hi Friends! I apologize for the late day post but hey, better late than never, right? It's been a crazy week at work trying to get back into the swing of things and to top it off, I'm preparing to head to NYC tomorrow for a few days. 2013 has me jetsetting and it's only January! Crazy, I know. Anyway, I hope you will follow along on instagram (find me here: social_sara) and keep up with the craziness. Now, on with today's post. It's Wednesday and you know what that means...Randomness!
 Here's a big, heeping scoop of it, just for you!
While I was home for Christmas, my lovely mother introduced me to the Instyler. I had heard of it but had not tried it yet (it's an investment). Have you tried it? Long story short, I fell in love with it and made it my personal mission to find one. Apparently a lot of other people fell in love too because every Ulta in the city of Atlanta was sold out of these puppies. Alas, I found one just before we left for Cabo at none other than Bed, Bath and Beyond. Score! And, I used a 20% off coupon...double score! Take that Ulta! :)
This nifty little tool became mine. Goodbye frizz and fly aways! It's amazing.
I hope to do a full blown review in the days to come so stay tuned...
I'm not sure about you but this weather is driving me crazy! One minute it's freezing cold and the next it's in the 70's. It's January, folks. But after Cabo and returning to 70 degree temps, I have a bad case of spring fever and it's January. This is not normal and it's sort of sad. We still have a few more months before it's spring for real which leaves me a little sullen. But, I have come up with the best compromise! I have resorted to bright colored toe nail polish to quinch my thirst for the spring time. I'm currently sporting this color...
Seeing my pink toe nails when taking off my socks is a gentle reminder that spring
will be here soon enough.
With all this travel going on in my life, I've given a lot of thought to my luggage situation. Back in December, I purchased a new carry-on suitcase to replace one that I adored. The new one isn't quite as spacious as my beloved old one that bit the dust, which is disappointing to say the least.  After a few trips with the new one, it really has me reevaluating my carry-on situation. I pride myself in the fact that I do not check luggage. It's not everyday that a (self proclaimed) high maintenance girl can go on an eight day international trip and not check a bag. I honestly have not checked a bag since the early 2000's. However, when we went to Cabo last week, The Husband and I decided to take one carry-on and check one bag containing sunscreen, etc. We typically just buy that stuff when we get there but this time, we decided to skip that step and just check a bag. Gasp! Thankfully our checked bag arrived in Cabo and back home to Atlanta in a timely manner and 100% in tact. That made me think, is it just easier to check a bag and be done with it? I'd love to know what you do.
Please share! I need your feedback! 
This is the carry-on I just purchased. It does travel easily but it just doesn't hold as much.


Last but not least, there's a pretty awesome give away happening over at Because Shanna Said So. I'm giving away an Ulta gift card and another little surprise. I'd love for you to hop on over and enter!

Speaking of Shanna, I'm linking up with her today for Random Wednesday. While you are there entering the giveaway, be sure to check out the link up too.
I know you will find some new blogs to love on!
Have a great Wednesday, dolls!


  1. Cabo and now NY??? Girl, you ARE a jet setter!!! And I would love to see a full review on the new little tool you got your hands on! Thanks so much for linking up!!

  2. Let me start by saying I am overly impressed with your packing abilities!! Girl, I need your help!! The only times I don't check a bag are when I am making my two day weekend trips to Dallas, other than that I have a checked bag, my carry on (makeup, hair, etc) and large tote. I am a mess! Believe me, Brad just shakes his head and says he hopes I can carry it all! :) Hope you are having a great Wednesday!

  3. I've heard so much on the InStyler, but haven't given it a try for myself. I have extremely thick wavy hair so without a pressed heat, I fear it wouldn't work for me but I'd love to see your review.

    Also, can I have your life? NY and Cabo? Totally jealous! I went to Dallas last month and checked my bag and my bag literally came out as I was walking up. It was the easiest experience!

  4. I would too--haven't heard of the instyler but it sounds fabulous! I could use a frizz and fly away tamer, my hair is a tad out of control lately;)

  5. International trip without a carry on!! You are my hero!

  6. I have naturally curly/wavy hair, so even after blow drying with a brush it still seems to be wavy in places. Do you think the instyler would nix that in the bud?? Even with my flat iron reachiing 420 degrees I still have to spend extra time on certain sections to get it straight!

  7. Just followed you on instagram, my friend! I've heard great things about the instyler too. I really need to update my products! ;)

  8. I always have this conundrum...if I have a long lay over(which I try to avoid at all cost) I hate having a carry on, but then again...your bag has a lot more chance of going awol the more stops. I have done both. Kind of a gamble;) hope you're having fun in the city. My hubs is there now too. Pity party commences now. Haha

  9. I just bought that exact OPI polish at the grocery store yesterday and LOVE IT!


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