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Friday Favorites | The last weekend in January

Happy Friday friends! Somehow we've come to the last weekend in January - ah! I'm excited for another styled shoot we're doing this weekend, completely different from anything we've done before so follow along on instastories for a little behind the scenes! Linking up with Amanda to share some favorites from this week!

Podcast || 

On our ride home from Stowe on Sunday, Gary introduced me to a podcast that he regularly listen's to on NPR called "How I Built This." Each episode is about 30-35 minutes long and gives you a first hand account of how entrepreneurs built their businesses. We listened to the Drybar & Instagram podcasts on our ride and I am now hooked. Zappos & AirBnB are the next ones I can't wait to listen to! 

Hair ||

Well it was on my 30 before 30 list and I'm finally going to get to cross this one off! I have toyed with the idea of baylage for the longest time and in March I'm finally going to do it!! Appointment is booked and everything! My main concern was I didn't want a ton of upkeep and my hairstylist assured me that the look I was going for wouldn't need to touch up for 6 months to a year if I wanted to keep the baylage look. I'm so looking forward to this! 

TGIT ||

pink roses, blush roses at home, elements of style, cupcakes and cashmere
Oh how I've waited for Thursday night to return - SCANDAL is back you guys!! I'm pretty sure this was the most anticipated return to TV in quite some time and of course it lives up to the hype! I'll be honest since it's been on hiatus for what feels like an entire year, I watched the last episode last week to catch up and of course it got me so excited for all the Shonda Rhimes drama!! Everything about this show is amazing and I'm not sure if you're Team Fitz or Team Jake, but I'm Team Jake all the way! Another show we've been hearing a lot of hype over is Sneaky Pete on Amazon. It's another original for Amazon and has gotten rave reviews so I know what we'll be doing this weekend!! Starts with a B and ends with -inging! 

Read || It Ends With Us

I actually have another "Recently Read" post in the works and as I finish books I write my thoughts down about them, but I HAD to share this book with you all right away!  I was wait-listed for this book for a few months so when the opportunity to read it came up, I started the book and sort of forgot why I was interested in it. Over 3,200 people on Amazon agree that this is a 5 star book and I happen to be one of them. This was my first Colleen Hoover book and I've heard it's her best work so I almost don't want to read any others because of how much I loved reading this book. There are so many things to say about this book - you will fall in love with each character for different reasons, you'll be mad at each character for different reasons & in the end you'll just get it. You can read about the synopsis here because I really don't want to give anything away. I'll say that I was hooked from the first few paragraphs, that the writing was as if I was watching a movie (so easy to follow and so good) & that' I'm actually sad I finished the book in a 24 hour period. Oh and I went back and read the last two chapters because I actually didn't want the book to end - so there's that! 

Hope you all have amazing weekends - see you back here Monday for a little weekending! 

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55 comments

  1. Wow on that book, I've never read a Colleen Hoover book before but if you loved it, I know I will too! Going to Amazon right now! Good luck with your styled shoot, so excited to see the pics when you're able to share. Have a wonderful weekend sweet -n- gorgeous lady!

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  2. Can't wait to see your new hair! I wasn't a fan of It Ends With Us, but I know so many people who like you loved it!

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  3. Wow- that's a rave review for a book if I ever heard one! Can't wait to check it out!

    Have fun at your shoot this weekend :) can't wait to see what y'all are working on!

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  4. I cannot wait to see how your hair turns out in March! Your hair is already so long and gorgeous, and this color technique is definitely going to add to its beauty. I think you are going to be very happy with it!
    xo, Whitney and Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

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  5. I am all for the balayage!!! The upkeep really is so minimal. I let mine grow out for awhile, but I am getting it done again next month. Also, yes to Scandal being back!! I am just so excited. And I just added that book to my amazon list! I hope you have a great weekend :)

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  6. Oh I am needing a new book to read! I am running out of them on my reading list...I will be adding this one :) Happy Friday! Have a great weekend!

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  7. Can't wait to see how the shoot goes this weekend, so fun! And I'm so excited to see the new hair in March! I'm sure it will look fabulous and that's awesome it doesn't take much upkeep. Have a great weekend, Biana!

    xo, Rachel
    A Blonde's Moment

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  8. Can't wait to see how your hair turns out! I'm sure it will look gorgeous. I have always wanted to do that, too, but I think I'm just a chicken when it comes to my hair. Ha!

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  9. How exciting, I can't wait to see your hair !! I'm positive you'll love it ! I watched scandal last night :) My favorite show on right now. Happy Friday Biana

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  10. What is baylege?? I've never heard this term!! Thanks for the podcast recommendation! That sounds like my cup of tea!!

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  11. Girl you're going to look GORGEOUS with balayage! I can already picture it! I have heard the same thing about Sneaky Pete so we'll def be checking that out! Good luck with your shoot this weekend!

    www.rosyoutlookblog.com

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  12. Happy Friday, B! That podcast sounds so interesting! Thanks for sharing! Looking forward to those instastories! Have a fantastic upcoming weekend! xo - Brenda // ChattingOverChocolate.com

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  13. Your hair is going to look so good! Can't wait to see the end results! Added that book to my list-- I was needing a new one!

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  14. Balayage is going to look so good on you! I cannot wait to see! Thanks for that book recommendation, I'm stacking stuff up since I'm having surgery in about a month and will have lots of down time! Have a great weekend!

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  15. I am so excited for you to get your hair done! It's going to be so gorgeous, you already have the most amazing hair! And I downloaded that book last night and you have me so excited to start it this weekend! Happy Friday love!

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  16. Totally streaming Scandal today during nap time!!! Good luck with your hair :)

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  17. I still haven't seen Scandal. Everyone is always talking about how great it is. I have a girl in my grad school program that is obsessed with it. We're going for a Master's in Communications & she has managed to relate that show to class each time so far lol. It is on my Netflix watch list I just have to finish Shameless first. Have a great weekend!

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  18. Would you believe me if I said I've never watched Scandal!?!? I've heard so many great things! I need to check it out. Also, I miss your blog! Life has been crazy and I am trying to get better at catching up at work! ;) Hope you've been well!

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  19. I am SO glad that TGIT is back! We rewatched a few seasons of Scandal to get prepared for it again... and WHOA. I forget you can't ever really "prepare" for Scandal! PS - definitely Team Jake ;) Happy Friday!

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  20. Happy Friday girl! I'm so happy TGIT is back. It really has felt like a year! Your hair is going to look fabulous and I can't wait to see your instastories. Have the best time at the shoot this weekend! xo Beautifully Candid

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  21. I have to listen to that podcast because I love watching shows such as Shark Tank, Billion Dollar Buyer, etc. I love learning about success stories that started from the bottom and became something huge, thanks for mentioning this! You are going to look absolutely gorgeous with the baylage, you have to share a photo once you get it done! Thanks for sharing, beauty, and I hope you have a wonderful weekend ahead!

    XO,

    Jalisa
    www.thestylecontour.com

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  22. Oh that podcast sounds awesome! Thanks for sharing :-) I'm so excited for your hair appointment lol! I have been getting baylage for a few years and I love it, it really is low maintenance. I only get it done once sometimes twice a year. Have a great weekend!
    xo
    Amanda @ Cupcake N Dreams 

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  23. I keep hearing about that book & MUST get it. SOON!!!
    I need to add that to my podcast list. I'm constantly listening to podcasts every day at work.

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  24. YES! Balayage is going to look SO good on you for spring!

    Katie | Willow and White

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  25. I keep hearing about that podcast. I am currently on an audiobook kick but I will have to check it out ASAP. I also just put that book on my library list. Have a great weekend! Jess at Just Jess

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  26. I can't wait to keep up with your InstaStories!
    I'm still trying to catch up on Scandal on Netflix...SO good!
    You are going to LOVE balayage...I've been loving mine! My stylist told me the same thing about the upkeep, I go back in March and I think all I'm going to do is a trim and tone it so it won't be so yellowish.
    xo, Lily
    Beauty With Lily

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  27. I'm always looking new podcasts, just added this one to my sticher app! Have the best weekend, lovely <3
    xx Tess | Sequins are the New Black

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  28. I can't wait to see how your hair comes out, I'm sure it'll be gorgeous! And yay for another styled shoot, so much fun! Happy Friday gurlie <3
    Green Fashionista

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  29. I am so late to the podcast game! I just listened to my first one and How I Built This sounds right up my alley! I love anything about entrepreneurs! I'm saving Scandal for tomorrow morning & can't wait! Can't wait to see your balayage. I've been toying with trying it myself but I was worried about the upkeep too. If you can go 6 months without messing with it then I think that sounds perfect!

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  30. Cant wait to see your hair!!! I always feel like a new woman with new color!! Have fun at the shoot! :)

    Brittany :)
    www.kingdomofsequins.com

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  31. It Ends With Us has been on my TBR, I need to get around to it. I downloaded that podcast awhile ago and haven't listened to it yet. Maybe since I will be commuting again starting next week I can get in to it. Hope you have a great weekend!

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  32. Looove your hair inspiration and I can't wait to hear about it when you have it done. I've been wanting to do something with my hair, but am like you and it makes me super nervous thinking about possible upkeep. Also, so excited for your next styled shoot-- the last one was soo amazing, I can't wait to see what you guys come up with!

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  33. Excited to see your hair!! I just made a big change to mine this week too ;)
    I need to get that book asap - it's on my list to read since so many of my favorite blogging ladies are giving it rave reviews! xx

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  34. I cannot wait to see your new hair style. I would be nervous about upkeep too, but what a relief to not have to worry too much. Have a wonderful weekend!

    Meg, Borrowed Heaven

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  35. I can't believe that Januray is almost gone. Love your cozy and chic bedroom.
    Nina
    Nina's Style Blog

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  36. I know I'm so late to the game now, but I haven't got podcasting a chance yet. I keep hearing great things about it!

    XoXo,

    Tamara - LoveofMode.com

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  37. I can't wait to catch up on Scandal!! I had to wait to watch it because B was out of town and wants to watch it with me! have a great weekend!

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  38. I wanted to do Bayalage too, but I haven't pulled the trigger yet. Love those slippers! I don't watch Scandal, but I watch Grey's and I am excited to watch it this afternoon before my husband and kids get home. Have a great weekend!

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  39. I bet your hair will look amazing with bayalage. It's such a pretty, subtle coloring. Can't wait to see.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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  40. I LOVE what you said about It Ends With Us. I think it's so important to go into it blindly. Your hair is going to look so gorgeous with baylage!

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  41. I'm all about podcasts!! Listening to the Zappos one right now! Thanks for the suggestion girl. Can't wait to see how your hair turns out!!! Have a great weekend babe.

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  42. Ha! Now I really can't wait to read It Ends With Us, it just came in the mail today and I'm starting it this evening :)

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  43. i am super behind on scandal, like a couple seasons. i honestly stopped watching it because it seemed to be too team fitz for me and i am SO team jake haha so maybe i need to keep watching ;)
    i've heard amazing things about that book, it's on my list!

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  44. I can't wait to see how your hair comes out!

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  45. Can't wait to see the baylage on you...it's going to look gorgeous!! Good luck with your shoot this weekend and that podcast sounds really interesting especially about companies that we are patrons of.

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  46. I have the NPR One app and I heard about that podcast. I will be sure to check it out! Do you listen to Wait Wait Don't Tell Me? It is great!! I hope that your shoot goes well this weekend and share some pictures of your hair!! I think that it will look beautiful on you. Have a fab weekend lady!!!

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  47. I love finding new Podcasts. I bet the hubs would love this one as well so I will definitely be checking it out.
    Excited for your new 'do!

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  48. I have an appointment for baylage too! I can't wait to see how yours turns out! My book club is going to be reading that Colleen Hoover book. It sounds really good! Love NPR. That podcast sounds really interesting.

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  49. That hair color is going to be just gorgeous on you! That book is on my reading list, and now I'm so excited to read it!

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  50. Awesome Friday favorites!

    Xx
    Molly
    www.trendychickadee.com

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  51. Ooh I can't wait to see your new hair! And that book sounds so good, I love when you really get to know all of the characters!

    Chelsea
    Chow Down USA
    Instagram

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  52. I can't wait to see your new hair. . . I love balayage hair !!

    Life is just Rosie
    Instagram

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  53. I also love the How I Built This podcast! So interesting. And you're about the 100th person who has recommended that book so I'm thinking I need to read it ASAP :)

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  54. Bookmarking that book for my reading list! Can't wait to see your hair after you get it done!

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  55. That's so exciting that you're going to try out balayage! I have loved it so much, and I really think that because it's more of a natural look it won't be that hard for you as far as upkeep goes. And I'm so glad that all of the shows are back, although I have to admit that I haven't watched Scandal or HTGAWM yet. Oops!

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