Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Step Into My Week: Winter Break, Wisdom Teeth Removal, & Asheville

Happy Tuesday and Happy New Year! I took a little break from blogging because I wanted to truly enjoy spending time with my family over winter break and to relax and recharge a bit! I'm back and ready to share tons of great posts in this new year. Since it's been a while since my last post, I figured I'd share a Step Into My Week post to update y'all on what's been going on!

To start off my winter break, I had mouth surgery to get my wisdom teeth removed. I definitely didn't expect to be so lazy for the days following the surgery, but I was a little out of it. I had a great time hanging out with my sister and eating way too much ice cream. My doctor said the pain wouldn't really kick in until the second or third day, and he was definitely spot on. I'm thankfully all better now and just have a check-up this week before I can put this behind me. After all, it's so 2017 - haha.

I had a really relaxing break as a result of my surgery. After I was back to normal, I spent my fair share of time navigating the mall. My sister absolutely adores shopping and all that the mall offers. I personally like to do my shopping online and go to the mall for returns. It was definitely a little weird frequenting the mall so much, but my sister and I had lots of fun shopping around.

Speaking of my sister, I thought it would be fun to share what I got my sister for the holidays. I always like to take note of what my sister likes throughout the year so I can get her a great gift she'll love that's not on her list. I was having a difficult time brainstorming what gift to get her but after much debate, I landed on getting her a pair of sunglasses. She picked out a pair of Ray-Bans that will last for years to come. I'll definitely be borrowing her sunglasses when I want to change up my look. I've linked the pair that I got for her, but I can't find the great deal I got from Sunglass Hut online. If you're in need of sunglasses, I have a post featuring my favorite sunglasses under $150.

I love spending time with my cousins so I was delighted to spend time with them in their town, Asheville. We had a great time goofing off together per usual. We ended up going to Sky Zone one day an hour before they closed. I'd been to Sky Zones previously in Atlanta but I hadn't been in years so I was amazed by all that Sky Zone offers now. We had a great time jumping around on their classic trampoline squares, playing dodgeball, trying out the obstacle course, and skyjousting. It made for a great afternoon that was filled with exercise. I'd actually love to go back to the Atlanta one because I truly enjoyed this form of exercise.

I want to let y'all know about a new shampoo I've been trying out for the past several weeks. Maple Holistics was so kind to send me their Argan oil shampoo to test out. The shampoo gets super sudsy when you mix in a little water so I know my hair's getting squeaky clean. I also love the not too overwhelming smell that smells great. Also, the shampoo has lasted me for quite a while considering I normally go through shampoo a little fast. I'm definitely very impressed with their Argan shampoo. You can test out their products with their free sample program to make sure you're getting the products that will work best for you.
Maple Holistics Argan Oil Shampoo
Disclaimer: This post was written in collaboration with Maple Holistics. I received free product in exchange for this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that support Gold Clutter!

26 comments:

  1. Happy New Year! I've haven't had my wisdom teeth removed yet, but I've heard it's horrible!

    -Carine
    www.rinnyandbean.com

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    1. I expected it to be absolutely horrible, so it wasn't that bad because I prepared for the worst.

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  2. Aww, poor you! I got my wisdom teeth removed and I was on the couch for a day, I couldn't move! Glad to hear you're doing better!

    xo Deborah
    Coffee, Prose, and Pretty Clothes

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    1. I'm so sorry about your recovery. It's definitely great to be recovered.

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  3. Ooh I've been trying to try out new hair products and that shampoo sounds great!

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    1. Maple Holistics' products are super great. I also tried out their bath salts and loved them too.

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  4. Getting your wisdom teeth out is the worst, but you won't even remember the pain in a few years! All I remember from mine was eating lots of Wendy's Frosties :) My grandparents live near Asheville - it's such a beautiful hidden gem of a city!

    Hannah | the swirl | http://theswirlblog.com/

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    1. I'd love to live in Asheville for a few years when I'm older. I love the vibe of the city.

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  5. Glad you've recovered from having your wisdom teeth taken out; I've definitely heard its rough. Sounds like you made the most of your break and really were able to enjoy time with family!

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    1. I had an amazing break spent with family and getting better.

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  6. So glad that you've fully recovered! So cool that Maple Holistics has a sample program. Every company should!

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    1. You'll have to try out their sample program and let me know which product was your favorite.

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  7. oh gosh I don't miss getting my wisdom teeth out! I actually had to get it done twice since the doctors only thought I would have two, so we did the surgery then like 8 years later one more grew! UGH!

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    1. I hope that doesn't happen to me. At least you have a good story to tell about wisdom teeth.

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  8. Yikes! I've never gotten my wisdom teeth removed, and I'm hoping I never had to. Glad to hear you've recovered!

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    1. Here's to hoping you don't have to get your wisdom teeth removed.

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  9. Happy New Year! Glad to hear you're recovered from your surgery!

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  10. Aww, I hope you are already feeling better!

    XO, Karoline

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    1. Thank you! I'm happy to report that I'm all good!

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  11. Aw I am so scared to go get my wisdom tooth removed! Glad you recovered well and had a chilled winter break!

    Ash | www.theashtreejournal.com

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    1. It really isn't that bad. Plus, it's an excuse to eat ice cream.

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  12. That shampoo sounds really cool! Def need to check it out!

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    1. I love it! I'd love to hear what you think of the shampoo once you've tried it out!

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