Friday, April 1, 2016

Cheers to You, Friday

Happy Friday and Happy April! 
Are you guys "April foolers"? We aren't really. I think it is because growing up, we never really knew what April Fool's was since it is also my parents wedding anniversary so that always overshadowed the trickery. Anyways, it has been a few weeks since I have done a Friday post and I am glad to be back on schedule! 

o n e. 
another month, another Instagram Challenge. Join my blogger bestie, Ashley, and I for our April Insta-challenge

t w o. 
I finally straightened my hair and I am in shock at how long it is! It is finally getting back to being healthy, strong and long-yassss olaplex, yasssss. 

t h r e e. 
we are finally officially, official. our marriage license was delivered on Wednesday and Thursday we were ultra productive. We went to the social security office, DMV and our banks-I am finally a Ricker, y'all!

f o u r. 
we are really working towards moving to a fully plant based diet. we know we will ultimately fail if we just go cold turkey into it so, we are subbing out three dinners a week for all veggie meals. so far, so yummy and good! I definitely don't feel as bloated and I love being able to try all new recipes! 

f i v e. 
another thing I am trying to start living healthier is no more fake nails. I have had acrylics pretty consistently since high school. I know they are bad but I have the most brittle and weak nails ever. I am trying the whole shellac thing and praying it helps get my natural nails into better shape. 

I C Y M I. 

Have a great weekend loves! 


  1. I don't have naturally nice nails, either, but at this point I'm just content to keep them cut short so they don't break or tear. Your hair looks gorgeous in that photo! April Fool's Day is my Dad's birthday and my family has a tradition of always really trying to prank him on his birthday...not very nice of us, I guess.

  2. Happy Friday! I like the Instagram challenge! Turns out I did the Day One photo without realizing it! :)

  3. I definitely want to take part in the Instagram challenge: definitely skipped ahead and did day 2 today! :)

  4. Congrats on changing your name - have fun signing things now!! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  5. Yay for getting your marriage license and all those over to=dos checked off!!

  6. Yay for a name change! It was so much fun signing my new name after I got married! And I think you'll like shellac nails. I get my nails done very rarely, but when I do that's what I go with and I love it!

  7. Your hair looks fab straight! Shellac is so much better for your nails. You won't regret it.

  8. That meal looks fantastic! Good luck with the plant-based diet. I've been interested in learning more about such a lifestyle.

  9. Yay for your marriage license and changing your name! And you hair looks amazing, so pretty! Happy Friday <3
    Green Fashionista

  10. A) you look gorgeous! B) loving this April challenge! C) happy friday :)

  11. Haha we never really got into April fools either! I'm definitely going to take part in the April challenge :) And I stopped wearing fake nails a long time ago, I hated when one would fall off. I didn't have the patience or the self control to get it fixed so I would just rip them all off.

  12. Hope you're having a great weekend to match your great week! Getting all that official name change stuff done is a ton of work, I have some friends that still haven't changed anything haha

  13. Sounds like you have some great goals to look forward to!! Instagram challenges are always a fun time and good luck on the plant-based diet! I've never been a huge meat eater, but I'm trying to have more plants and less carbs in my diet overall, it definitely makes a difference in energy levels. :)

  14. I love Instagram challenges!! I'll have to join in on this one. It looks fun :) and congrats on the name change!!


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