Five Favorites (vol. 43)

by Hallie @ Moxie Wife on January 14, 2014

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Passionfruit Ads

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I just signed up for Passionfruit Ads this week and am already smitten. If you are a blogger who is interested in selling ad space on your sidebar you must check them out! You set the price and the parameters, they give you code, you post that code, and they handle the rest. It’s a thing of beauty. For a visual, just take a peek at my Advertising page and sidebar ads.

To celebrate, I thought it might be fun to give away a month of free ad space! If you have a blog or business that you’d like to promote (in a 300 x 150 px banner on my sidebar), just leave a comment in the combox. I’ll toss all the names into the hat and pick a winner Thursday morning!

UPDATED: The giveaway has ended. Congratulations, sweet Ana


Did Someone Say Something About a Conference?

Jen writes:

“Oh, that’s right. I did. When I said that Hallie and I are hosting one this summer.

Contrary to how it may seem since neither of us have mentioned it recently, we haven’t forgotten about it or blocked it out of our minds as a sanity-preservation technique. We’ve actually been doing a lot of work on it. The reason for our silence is this:

Our venue fell through…”

 The story has a happy ending, though, which is why this post of Jen’s is a favorite. We are looking forward to sharing all the exciting details with you very soon!


Shabby Apple

Don’t you love it when you rediscover an old favorite? I’ve been a Shabby Apple fangirl for years but somehow it fell off my radar for the last few months. I decided to take a peek at their new stuff last week and oh my swoon. Those girls over there can create a dress like nobody’s business.


Conair Super Clips

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Do you know what I’m terrible at? Wielding a round brush in one hand and a hairdryer in the other and creating anything resembling a professional blowout. My oh-so-kind hair stylist let me in on a little secret that has been lifesaving, though (because yes, my life does depend on my having good hair). He told me to get a set of hot rollers, leave them in my hair for five minutes, take them out, admire the bounciness, and bid my round brush adieu.

So I did, and I’ve never looked back.

These are the hot rollers I have and they are fantastic. The only thing I don’t like about them is the pins they come with. They kept falling out of my hair. The super clips you see above, on the other hand, are God’s gift to hot rollers and the gals who love them. Truly.

(Oh, and you should get some Sebastian Whipped Creme, too. Of all the products I’ve ever shared here, this stuff is hands-down my favorite.)


Let Her Go by Passenger

As I mentioned over on Twitter, I just fell in love with a brand new song.

A brand new song that already has over 176 million views on YouTube.

I knew I was out of touch but this is just shameful. Just pretend you don’t know me, girls. I’ll understand.




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{ 31 comments… read them below or add one }

Jenna @ A Mama Collective January 14, 2014 at 11:21 pm

Oh my goodness I want to listen to that song! I don’t know it but it must be good. And I’m right there with you with not knowing it ;) I love this link-up idea! I would love to join soon :)

I would also love to win some ad space with you! Your site is awesome and I love your vibe.

Thanks Hallie! ~Jenna
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Iris H - Writer/Photographer January 14, 2014 at 11:44 pm

Shabby Apple AND Passenger in the same post. I knew I liked you. That is such a fantastic song.

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Rachel @ Efficient Momma January 14, 2014 at 11:53 pm

I’ve always browsed Shaby Apple but I’ve never actually bought anything. One of these days…lol

Also, I would LOVE to win ad space on your blog :-) I love reading all your posts. Thanks for thinking of us!
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Maya January 15, 2014 at 12:14 am

I would love to win some ad space! :-)

I am also going to have to check out those rollers because I am not coordinate enough to brush out my hair while blow drying, haha.
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bobbi @ revolution of love January 15, 2014 at 12:21 am

The conference sounds so exciting but I still think you should have done it in Cali… say on the Monterey Peninsula. It is lovely… hint, hint, nudge, nudge. ;-)
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Christie @ Everything to Someone January 15, 2014 at 12:25 am

Well, hey! Throw me in the hat, beautiful! c;
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Mary January 15, 2014 at 12:48 am

Oh you sheenazing woman you. :) Thanks (as always) for the linkup and for such a fun/functional giveaway.
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Patty January 15, 2014 at 5:41 am

Oh my goodness, I LOVE that song too!!! I’m looking for new hot rollers too, mine are dying on me ;)

Mandi @ Messy Wife, Blessed Life January 15, 2014 at 5:47 am

Well, you have found someone who doesn’t know that song. But my husband and daughter are still sleeping, so I can’t listen right now. I have a feeling I will love it though!

I’d love to win some ad space!
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Ana January 15, 2014 at 8:25 am

A month of ad space? You are so super generous, I would be so excited to win that!
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Amelia @ One Catholic Mama January 15, 2014 at 8:39 am

I never heard of that song either… you’re definitely not the only one!

And, I’m always up for winning ad space!
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Jenna@CallHerHappy January 15, 2014 at 9:04 am

Hot rollers, you say? Hmmm. I feel like 5 Favorites is an enabler to my shopping habit ;)
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Ellen Thrifty & Chic Mom January 15, 2014 at 9:23 am

I always love reading your 5 favorites I need to start participating, I would love my name tossed in for the ad space thanks :)

Divina January 15, 2014 at 10:04 am

I was wondering about the status of the get-together/conference. I would love to see it happen!

I’m interested in some ad space. Thanks for hosting this giveaway!
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Erica January 15, 2014 at 10:22 am

I love Shabby Apple and would also love some ad space! Thanks for such a great giveaway!

Rachel January 15, 2014 at 10:31 am

I’d love some ad space! Unless you already have a Lilla Rose consultant, in which case you should give it to her :)

Katrina January 15, 2014 at 11:04 am

Yes, Shabby Apple is so gorgeous! And thanks for the generous giveaway, Hallie!

Regina January 15, 2014 at 11:13 am

5 favorites is a welcomed enabler to my shopping habit. yahoo for ad space!

Heather January 15, 2014 at 12:27 pm

One of the things I told myself was that I’d start participating in these link-ups this year – I’m off to such a great start…

But I would love to win some ad space, pretty please :)
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Laura January 15, 2014 at 1:37 pm

Thanks for sharing that tip about hot rollers! I also really struggle with blow drying my hair. Any chance you could post a video tutorial for us?
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Christy January 15, 2014 at 2:26 pm

Now I want to put some hot rollers in!

And of course I’d love that space! Pick me!
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Beth (A Mom's Life) January 15, 2014 at 2:45 pm

Throw my name in the hat please! And don’t feel too bad, I’ve never heard that song either. But then again, I’m not known for being hip and cool.
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Susana Starbuck January 15, 2014 at 3:05 pm

Love Passionfruit! I did their free trial. It was so easy :) Thanks for this great link up every week! It’s always fun!

Rakhi @ The Pitter Patter Diaries January 15, 2014 at 3:30 pm

Thanks for the tip on the clips for the rollers – that has been my biggest complaint! I love the hot rollers, but fussing with the loose clips took too much time so I gave up after the first few ‘dos. As for that song, I’ve never heard of it or them. I’m usually drastically behind the game in music these days, though.

I was just wondering about your little shindig yesterday! Looking forward to hearing more, and praying there will be room for me to come (and that I am able to make it work on this end too). :)
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Andrea January 15, 2014 at 3:57 pm

Total fan of Shabby Apple.. add it all to my wish list.
Those clips looking interesting.. checking them out.
Great song.

I’m totally looking into the advertising thing you posted, thank you.
Also, I would love to have Momma in Flip Flops to your contest. Thanks. :)

Anna@Don't Forget the Avocados January 15, 2014 at 7:28 pm

The Shabby Apple website is lovely! My sister plays the bagpipes, so I can’t help but appreciate the pipers posed with the models.
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Sarah O @ Two Os Plus More January 15, 2014 at 8:02 pm

I haven’t heard that song yet either… my music coolness is definitely out of date for the most part though. Also, SO excited to see some more info about the conference someday soon. =)

I’d love to win some ad space on your lovely blog!
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Elise @ in endless song January 15, 2014 at 10:13 pm

What a generous giveaway, Hallie – thank you! And thank you for hosting this weekly linkup, too…what fun!
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Christine Scarlett January 15, 2014 at 11:13 pm

I discovered that Passenger song in the fall and love it. I think my kids in their 20′s would like it, too.

Jessica January 16, 2014 at 12:01 pm

I would love to win ad space on your blog!

Kayla February 2, 2014 at 12:24 pm

I must try that “blow out” method! I can’t use a round brush to save my life. Great tips!
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