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Baby barking — it’s the latest craze sweeping the nation, you know. Connor Claire has figured out how to bark out orders and shout to announce her displeasure throughout the day. “Eh!” That’s what she does now. When she wants to be picked up or just wants to stare at me and I walk out of her view for a few seconds, that’s what I hear. “Eh!” Over and over. “Eh! Eh!” Like she’s a baby crow, haha.

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Good morning, friend! How are you? What did you do last night? Since I’m stuck in baby jail, I need you to help me out. Did you go out to dinner this week? Have you seen any movies? Have you been to the beach? Or the mall? Or Target? Old Navy? Downtown? In other words, have you done anything at all outside of your house? Because, you know, if you have…chances are you’ve been leaving the house a lot more often than I have.

Heck, I don’t think I’ve opened the front door since Thursday. (The struggle is real!)

I gotta get out of the house. Maybe a stroll around the mall in Corte Madera… I’m still mastering the art of loading and unloading the stroller from the car, though. My little Mazda is…little. So NOW I see what the big deal is about minivans. Yup, now I get it.

Good luck in the giveaway, and have a great weekend. Talk to you soon.

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  • Your comment can be about anything at all, but here are some ideas if you’re stuck:
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    • Your current favorite kicks?
    • What’s your favorite picture of yourself?
    • How often do you use a hair dryer?
    • Dinner theater: yes or no?
    • Have you ever played soccer (aka real football)?
    • What do you have set as your internet homepage?
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Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

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  1. Melissa L says:

    I remember being in baby jail 11 years ago. I went nuts! Yesterday I went with my daughter and her 6th grade class to Knott’s Berry Farm. It sure was fun, and it loved spending that time with her. You’re baby jail time will soon be over Karen, don’t worry.

    I did play soccer in high school. I was no good at it though. I was mostly a bench warmer.

  2. Agata says:

    Hi Karen,sorry that yesterday was rough. Maybe just go for a walk around the neihgborhood? This way you won’t have to worry about putting the stroller in your car!

    My favorite shoes ate the moment are my sparkly Converse’s πŸ™‚

  3. Jen G says:

    Oh I so remember those days! Where a shower is a luxury!! Instead of a stroller maybe just strap her on your chest. πŸ˜‰ It helps in a pinch. You are rocking the mom thing and she absolutely beautiful.

  4. buckycatt says:

    K, T & CC – I think I have 3 favorite makeup brands now – MAC always, Nars & when organizing my cosmetics the other day I realize I have a ton of Urban Decay! That 1 snuck up on me. Happy weekend!

  5. Chris25 says:

    Want to trade places? I’d love to spend time with Little Protege. πŸ™‚

    I want to go visit The Cloisters today. It’s a spur of the moment decision. I am getting more impulsive in my old age. πŸ˜›
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  6. I technically played soccer when I was in highschool (during the two hours of PA we had per week) but I A) hated it and B) sucked at it. I definitely did not bend it like Beckham.
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  7. Jessie C. says:

    I use a hair dryer a few times a week.

  8. Justine says:

    I rarely use a hair dryer.

  9. Becky says:

    Hang in there, Karen!! Sounds like you’re doing an amazing job!

    As a Brit, we played a lot of football at school! All us girls used to keep our gym shorts on under our skirts after PE lessons, so we could then take them off and use them as goalposts for football on lunch break!

    Beekeyper – Latest post – Cedrat Global Face Gel – and why you should borrow it too!

  10. Mars says:

    I used to play soccer when I was a kid because I grew up in France. All the neighborhood kids basically played it, because it was the only “football” we knew! It’s the national sport!
    I wasn’t really good at it, but it was fun to play together, and run. That meant days were getting longer and warmer, summer was around the corner, and we were young and carefree… Good memories!

  11. Teresa Luong says:

    I just finished finals for this semester, summer is here!!

  12. Laura says:

    No to dinner theater, those things make me feel uncomfortable. When I go out to dinner, I just want to eat, no entertainment needed.

  13. I probably only blow dry my hair once per week because I normally shower at night after going to the gym and let my hair dry overnight. But even though I don’t use my hairdryer often, I’m dying to get my hands on the new Dyson hair dryer!
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  14. jeanie says:

    i never blow dry my hair !! happy weekend all πŸ™‚

  15. Nicole says:

    I rarely use my hair dryer.

  16. Trillina Palemi says:

    I rarely use a hair dryer

  17. Michelle L says:

    There are some pictures of me from vacation I think I like, but I also like the one I took when I was still in university.

  18. AmyBS says:

    I never use a hair dryer!

  19. Ambritt says:

    I never really use a hairdryer I like to just let my hair air dry. Which is good because my hair is dry enough!

  20. Deretta says:

    Newest granddaughter, Lake, is 3 1/2 months and also a demanding little diva!

  21. Kayla Han says:

    I use a hair dryer every time I wash my hair. It’s pretty bad to use it most of the time, but I hate when my hair is wet and I cannot tie it up!

  22. BlackAsphodel says:

    I never use a hair dryer.

  23. Marie E. says:

    I played soccer a couple of times in school.

  24. Tiffany says:

    I went to a Mystery Dinner Theater once and actually had a lot of fun!

  25. lena says:

    I rarely use hairdryer, only when I need to go out and my hair is still wet

  26. Nika says:

    Homepage always has been and always will be Google!

  27. Sarah Sq. says:

    I use a hair dryer every time I wash my hair.

  28. Brittany says:

    I use a hair dryer nearly every day. My hair is so fine, without a little styling and oomph, it’s just WAYYYY too flat.

  29. Mira says:

    I feel ‘ya momma! What helped me when my girls where so little where taking walks with them. Once a day. It cleared the brain fog and uplifted my mood. Often they fell asleep in the stroller and I tried to enjoy the silence LOL πŸ™‚

  30. Dawn says:

    I dry my bangs everytime I wash my hair.

  31. Kim Henrichs says:

    A pic of me when my hair stylist just curled my hair awesome – and then I took a selfie with my cat. love it

  32. Crystal Sell says:

    I’ve been stuck in the house every day this week, but hopefully I can go out for a walk and do some shopping in a few days!

  33. Kara says:

    I seldom use my hairdryer.

  34. I’m also in baby jail, but I’m making an extra effort to get in our yard every day since the toddler needs outside time. It’s not the most fun since I usually need to get the baby into the carrier since he invariably wakes up from a nap while we’re out there. At 5 months he’s finally got a more locked in bedtime of ~7pm and waking twice. Had it easy with my first who dropped night feeding pretty early. This guy is too distracted to eat much during the day most of the time, so as everything else with him it’s a challenge. I said it last weekend and it didn’t happen but maybe I’ll get to Ulta to do a return this weekend while the boys are napping.
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  35. Heather W says:

    I love live theatre and one of the best shows I’ve ever seen was actually a dinner theatre. The show was called Tony and Tinas wedding, and it played at second city in Toronto many years ago… so funny!

  36. Tiffanie says:

    We are spending the weekend at the beach!

  37. Lindsay says:

    i used to rarely use a hair dryer when mine was long, but since i got it cut short a few weeks ago i’ve been doing it more

  38. Amoure Jones says:

    Hey Karen, Little ladies love Momma’s attention.
    My weekend is pretty mellow after just finishing up 20 centerpieces for my aunts prayer breakfast (she acknowledges the military and hands out awards to them and students graduating from high school). I’ve been doing it for the past 5 years already and I truly enjoy doing my part. Plus I get to showcase my talent/creativity in that area.
    I use a hair dryer probably once a month because usually I just let my hair air dry. If I do use it it’s on cool especially if I’m following up with a flat iron because too much heat is damaging.

    Have a great rest of the weekend.

  39. Lisa Brown says:

    I rarely use a hair dryer, I let my hair air dry the majority of the time.

  40. Lola says:

    My favorite kicks right now have to be my flip flops! The weather is getting warm, and I have major summer fever!

  41. Tatiana says:

    I remember having a Civic with the baby seat and stroller. The stroller wasn’t the problem. This was before car seats with the click in/click out seats. So I had to lean in to unbuckle my kid, pick her up and put her in the stroller. None of that was a pain, but I usually whacked my head on the low door sill. Man, Civics were really small back then.
    I think I had a different mode of operation. I went out with my kid every day. Rain, shine, grocery shopping, mall, dinner. If I didn’t get outside I went crazy, so whether my kid wanted it or not, we went out. Yeah, trips took 50% longer than they did without baby in tow, but I felt like it was important to get out. I was actually kinda jealous of moms with sleeping babies in their strollers. My husband and I used to marvel at sleeping babies in public. Mine was always a wide awake kinda kid. But whether she was happy, vocalizing or downright upset, we went out. Try a ten to twenty minute walk with the stroller in your neighborhood. Not to far, cuz I know you’ve got hills.

  42. Bex D says:

    Hi Karen!
    I had a busy day. This morning I went to the hairdressers, then got a new ear piercing (front helix) and then did the shopping. Am now sat curled up on the sofa under a fleecy blanket with a good book (am in UK so its 7:50 in the evening here).
    Give Connor Claire a hug. My 2 year old nephew has discovered the charms of a Minions guitar so my sister sends me gorgous vids of him.
    Enjoy the rest of your weekend xx

  43. Amy says:

    Real football is the best!

  44. Coline T. says:

    My fav picture is about my graduation, where I’m with the people that matter to me most πŸ™‚

  45. Emily says:

    I’ve never been to one of those restaurant/movie theaters but it doesn’t quite appeal to me. I’d rather have the restaurant atmosphere on its own!

  46. CatG says:

    I think I’ve used a hairdryer maybe 5 times in my life!! I like letting my curls dry naturally.

  47. my hair is so short that I towel dry it or let it air dry instead of using a hair dryer.

  48. Michaela says:

    Hi Karen! Sorry you think you are stuck in Baby Jail. I assure you it gets better as Connor grows older and you can maybe take her to Sephora while she is asleep in her stroller. Or take advantage to go solo when she’s with the babysitter. Anyways, my favorite pic of mine is when I was 5 years old, and one of my front teeth is missing. Classic!

  49. Maria says:

    I like all the summer makeup and fragrances that are coming out. I look forward to trying some new eyeliner and lip gloss.

  50. Anastassia says:

    Never played soccer. Tried to play volleyball

  51. Janetta says:

    LOVE a good dinner theater!

  52. Andrea Darst says:

    This past week was my first week back at “life” (work, home, etc.) after a week’s vacation/trip to Jamaica. Rough business! I haven’t had a crappier week…ever, I think! So glad it’s over and this weekend is nice weather!

  53. Kim Pincombe Cole says:

    If it’s any consolation, I’ve been in ‘allergy jail’ all week. The struggle is real.
    I’m one if those people who hate most photos of themself. But I love my wedding photo with my husband on the beach right after our vows..

  54. Nicki says:

    Google is my internet homepage.

  55. Jessica miller says:

    Thank you for the giveaway! I love Sephora!

  56. illy junus says:

    I still remember those years that i have to carry the stroller,…don’t worry soon you’ll master it, and the baby grow up so fast.I always use hairdryer every other day, because i have my hair been so wet.

  57. Darlene R says:

    Hi! I like to use a hair dryer only on my bangs and let the rest air dry.

  58. Sarah W says:

    I actually don’t own a hair dryer! The only places I’ve really been were work and the grocery store. Exciting…

  59. Icequeen81.ma says:

    I am not at baby jail jet, But I had home arrest 3 weeks ago, we had a vacation from school but was nothing like a vacation. I was home alone the whole day I don’t mind that. But the whole uncomfortable situation was , it has been very hot these days and during those 2 weeks was more it feels like we are in an oven. I feel the warm weather these days heavier than ever, I feel like I am burning. If I lay in bed with the fan on there was no position I could take that was not uncomfortable. I got kind of rash on my belly and in other parts of my body due the sweat, well it was not sweet.
    When the weekend came we had to stay home to fix the rooms tiles/painting and so many things that need to be fixed to make it safe for the big moment so I felt the home arrest more.

    So Karen I feel what you are feeling already

  60. Chelsea says:

    I never use blow dryers! When I get my hair cut, they typically do a blowout. Otherwise, I air dry. I have straight, fine hair.

  61. Natalie says:

    I am super boring – my homepage is Gmail.

  62. Jessica Harrison says:

    I use my hair dryer everyday. I have crazy thick hair and it takes forever to air dry. Hope you and your little get some time out of the house to breathe!

  63. Laura says:

    We have a Shakespeare dinner theater in my town. It is super fun to go!

  64. Cory says:

    Hey my beautiful mamas!

    Sooo…

    Muh current favorite kicks? A pair of moto-booties from ShoeDazzle like 2yrs ago lol

    What’s your favorite picture of yourself? Ugh, don’t have one!

    How often do you use a hair dryer? Once a year? If that?

    Dinner theater: yes or no? Sure? Never have, but why not? I’ll try anything once!

    Have you ever played soccer (aka real football)? No…

    What do you have set as your internet homepage? Google Chrome

  65. Mary W says:

    No dinner theater for me. I use a blow dryer every time I wash my hair. I don’t need to wash my hair very often so the damage risk is minimal.

  66. Leora says:

    Happy Long weekend in Canada here!!! πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦

  67. CAROLINA BARRERA says:

    I never use a hair dryer…

  68. Steve Weber says:

    Dinner theater: yes or no? – always yes

  69. Rhoda K says:

    I’m a huge football fan! It’s on the tv constantly in our house. I used to play as a kid – wish I’d stuck at it.

  70. Lisa says:

    My curly hair and hair dryers don’t play nicely together.

  71. Susan T. says:

    Twitter is my homepage. I love me some Twitter! This week I went to a scone tea at the local Seniors Center. My grandma and all her friends were serving and being a bunch of grandmas they had made the scones and cream from scratch. They also had a bake sale. It was kind of like heaven! πŸ™‚

  72. Lynn T. says:

    I’ve always wanted to go to a dinner theater show, do you have any suggestion for one?

  73. Lulubelle says:

    I have played soccer before, albeit badly. All that running, I can’t even imagine attempting it now :-0

  74. Heather G says:

    I’ve never used a hairdryer for around 10 years.

  75. Cindy says:

    I use a hairdryer every time I wash my hair, which is most days. I know this is a sin for curly hair but I can’t stand not having my hair washed because I use a LOT of product. Every time it’s washed I have to diffuse it dry or else my hair will be flat, and I CAN’T have that! Haha!

  76. Tracy Robertson says:

    I hope your hubs gives you a nice break so you can get out soon! I’ve never been to dinner theater. I would love to try it at least once, those murder mystery ones sound like fun.

  77. Pauline says:

    Happy Long weekend everyone!!!

  78. Lulu says:

    When it’s really hard for mewith a little baby I say to myself that this is not for ever) usually this helps)
    I use hairdryer once a week.

  79. Nivedita says:

    I have been trying to win this giveaway for the last five years I think. But, that I never win never disappoints because participation has never been this fun and I keep reading the other comments as well.
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  80. Denise S says:

    I’ve never used a hair dryer on any type of regular basis. I’ve always let it air dry. I use a hair dryer maybe once every few months.

  81. Daniela says:

    I haven’t used my hairdryer in a long time, because my hair is really short at the moment.

  82. Tiffany says:

    My brother used to be the type to have all the cool cars, fix them them really nice. BUT once he got married, he had to sell his cool little sports car and get an SUV. THEN, once they started having kids, the SUV went bye bye and HELLO MINIVAN! Funny thing is, he loves it. Mr. sports car really enjoys having a minivan haha

    I sure hope you get a nice day out soon πŸ™‚

    • Kimm says:

      I haven’t left the house! I’m stuck on bedrest!!! It sucks!! I’m 36 weeks today and I’m having anxiety!!! My body aches from laying on my sides -especially my ribs. I am stuck on bedrest because my fluids are low and my baby boy is small. I drank a gallon of water yesterday and my tests today say that my fluid dipped again! It’s stil “acceptable” but I am having anxiety!!! I have to go get a fluid check and a stress test every other day so that gets me out of the house. On makeup news, my friend who works for UD brought me a Gwen blush pallet yesterday to cheer me up. It’s beautiful. It was the ‘highlight’ of my week! (Pun intended). Today my first Sephora Play! Box came. Haven’t opened it yet. Waiting till I am a little more board! I hope you have a great weekend and make it out of the house! It’s so hard to go anywhere w kids!

  83. Rosemary says:

    I use a hair dryer a lot in the winter, but in the summer I let my hair air dry and be it’s wild and crazy self. Unless I have somewhere special to be.

  84. Liz says:

    My homepage is Makeupalley.

  85. Miradan says:

    My favorite picture of myself was taken almost 10 years ago, days before a cancer diagnosis. It shows me happy and relaxed and not too worried about all the testing I was undergoing. I also like because I have found that, for some reason, people never take pictures of just *me* — I’m always with someone else — and I like the fact that it’s a solo shot. It’s been a long ten years since it was taken!

  86. Aury says:

    I try not to blow dry my hair much, but I’ve found my wavy texture dries better if I use the diffuser on it at least a little, so I’ve been using it a lot more than usual.

  87. Vanessa says:

    Friends,
    I went for a walk in the rain today.
    Epic outdoors trip last week. It was the highlight of my past few years.
    Cheers!

  88. Maria says:

    I rarely use a hair dryer even though my hair looks so much better when it’s styled.

  89. Jenny says:

    Hi Karen!
    My little guy will be 2 months on Monday. He’s such a little ham and more mellow than my other boys. Lately I’ve been enjoying taking walks with him in the ergo. It gives us some outside bonding time while I get to add a few exercise minutes towards this baby belly! lol

  90. Marian Johnson says:

    I don’t use a hair dryer, ever! Lol

  91. LizzyLovesSatan says:

    coconut raisin pancakes mmmmmmm

  92. Lyse Davitt says:

    Use my hair dryer two to three times a week.

  93. Amy Z. says:

    I currently have an eclair obsession.

  94. Karen says:

    β€’Your current favorite kicks?
    The Sperrys. So comfy πŸ™‚
    http://www.amazon.com/Sperry-Top-Sider-Seacoast-Prints-Stripe/dp/B01015XS6Q/
    β€’What’s your favorite picture of yourself?
    From my wedding – my husband and I are on a bench, staring at each other…we both look gorgeous.
    β€’How often do you use a hair dryer?
    Basically never. I’m lazy.
    β€’Dinner theater: yes or no?
    Sure – sounds like fun!
    β€’Have you ever played soccer (aka real football)?
    Yup! I played one year when I was 6 and was so bored I’ve never played since hahaha…
    β€’What do you have set as your internet homepage?
    At work, it’s automatically set (boo!) but at home, I have it as a “new tab” page since I like to have options when I turn my computer on πŸ˜€

  95. Judy Thomas says:

    I never use a hairdryer, I would end up with an affro! lol. judethomas21@gmail.com

  96. Cathy says:

    Don’t feel bad. All I’ve done this week is work and then today I just did laundry and worked out. Yes, I say go outside, go to the mall and buy yourself something fun.

  97. Adriana says:

    I only use a hair dryer when im in a hurry, and theres no time to air dry.

  98. alice says:

    Let’s see. I got off work at noon and went straight into mommy mode. I walked around the neighborhood with the kid, then nap time, worked a little while the kid napped, then walked around the neighborhood again. I capped the night off with a delightful visit to Costco for more diapers.

  99. Jamie says:

    I never use a hair dryer or anything else on my hair. I just let it air dry then brush it once it’s dry.

  100. Aimen Abbasi says:

    Nike free runs😍 Seriously LOVE THEM! Everyone needs a pair! Especially since ur a new mom and a lot of walking on those feet!

  101. Gina Bullard says:

    I’m currently obsessed with my new black flip-flops by YellowBox. Hope you get out soon!!! Wish I could baby sit for you!!!!

    Gina

  102. Sandy says:

    I have a new pair of grey Skechers I wear with everything, they’re great. I never use a hair dryer! I just don’t have the time and I like how my hair dries naturally. When I was younger (before children) I always used a hair dryer, oh my how times change! Hope you’re having a lovely weekend.

  103. Alona Y says:

    I feel you on the baby jail! I have no car during the day so it’s really, really hard to push myself to go out. Nothing fits, I’m tired, etc… We walk to the playground on occasion! I gotta tell ya, the grass is always greener and all that but I do wish I had a car so I could go out, lol.

  104. Alix says:

    Looking forward to a cool, showery Sunday.

  105. mrsshukra says:

    Don’t use a hair dryer!

  106. Joselyn Hernandez says:

    Don’t use a hairdryer too often since I moved and haven’t bought a new one yet!

  107. Maria Malaveci says:

    Never use a blow dryer. I have curls, and that would be a complete disaster! Thanks so much for the giveaway!

    mmalavec(at)med(dot)umich(dot)edu

  108. Sylvia says:

    I am obsessed with my Birkenstock Mayaris, and have been since last summer.

  109. Rachel R. says:

    Happy weekend. LMAO at “baby barking.” It’s an early step toward talking. Then, God help you! πŸ˜‰

    I only blow dry my hair for special occasions.

  110. Brian says:

    Hope you are doing well Karen! I just picked up some of the new Bite Spring 2016 lipsticks. They are such fun colors and I am actually thoroughly enjoying the Amuse Bouche formula.

  111. Mel. B. says:

    Hair dryers are too time consuming. I just wash and wear!

  112. Lori P says:

    My internet homepage is Yahoo, easy access to news and my email.

  113. Jolene Johnson says:

    I hardly ever leave the house either, but that’s because I hardly ever feel up to anything but sitting with my feet up. Neuropathy sucks. Google is my homepage because I Google everything I wonder about lol.

  114. Lydia B. says:

    I probably use a hair dryer once or twice a week, depending on what I’ve got going and how much I want to commit to doing my hair! (:

  115. Kecia S. says:

    I don’t recall the last time I used a hair dryer because I’m not coordinated enough with a brush & dryer simultaneously. I have a hot air brush that gets the job done.

  116. Jessica says:

    Your current favorite kicks? My new Sam Edelman Holt booties
    How often do you use a hair dryer? A few times a week, I try to let it air dry to avoid more heat damage
    Dinner theater: yes or no? Yes, but I hope they won’t pick on me!
    Have you ever played soccer (aka real football)? I was forced to in PE in school! Not enjoyable for me!
    What do you have set as your internet homepage? It’s blank

  117. Erika B says:

    Wish I could babysit for you and give you a break! πŸ™‚

    I rarely use a hairdryer, partly from laziness, but also so I don’t damage my hair too much!

  118. Lindsey says:

    How often do I use a hair dryer? Never, actually! I always air dry my hair (out of laziness)

  119. Rachel says:

    I try to air dry my hair but if I’m in a rush or it’s cold and I don’t want to go out with wet hair then I’m going to be pulling out that hair dryer for sure!

  120. Tania G says:

    I have to use a hairdryer every time i was my hair. I have naturally curly hair and hate the way it air dries. never looks good.

  121. Marta says:

    I dry my hair every time i wash my hair.
    Hang in there Karen, I was in baby jail 8 years ago!

  122. Deb says:

    I hear you about not leaving the house. I would tell you it gets easier, and in ways it does, buts it’s always something of a struggle when you’re a parent. Totally worth it though! Here’s hoping you get out soon. πŸ™‚

  123. Mylinda says:

    Your mention of the little Mazda brought back memories of my first car! I drove that Mazda from 1994 to 2005! Crazy, huh? Then I got married and hubby and I shared his car until we found out I was pregnant and so he went out and got… a minivan. I know there’s a stigma against minivans but I don’t care. Best decision ever. All that room! I’m already on my second one. And I only have two kids. God bless you, Karen. I miss your posts.

  124. Nancy Tipton says:

    Oh goodness, those “baby jail” days aren’t so much fun while you’re in them, but my little “incarceration” was 30 years ago this coming August, followed by another 27 years ago, because I’m crazy like that! But now my nest has been empty for almost 8 years…I wish for those earlier days some days.
    Ok, now that I went and got all misty eyed; yes, I do blow dry my very long, frizzy-curly hair bone straight once per week. It’s quite a wrestling match! Favorite shoes ATM, are my Converse with the elastic back in a white lace looking pattern and my black Air Walk sneaks.

  125. Terri says:

    I have to say “no” to dinner theater (even though I love theater in general).

  126. CL says:

    I very rarely blow-dry my hair. I hate the heat, and my hairdryer is a little on the heavy side, so it’s hard to hold it long enough to do the job correctly. I also don’t like to damage my hair unnecessarily.

  127. Bernice says:

    My homepage is just Google on my Chrome browser.

  128. Kathy says:

    Thank you for your generosity!! :))

  129. Lisa C says:

    I use a dryer once a week.

  130. I am in baby jail as well, but I do go to the playground quite a lot to keep my daughter entertained. I”d rather go to the mall though.
    LindaLibraLoca recently posted … Taking out the trash V – May Empties

  131. Sandy P says:

    I remember that jail!! Only I had 4 kids in 7 years! So I was also in toddler jail as I seemed to have two toddlers at a time. It will get better. I try not to use heat on my hair anymore and let it dry naturally. Just want healthy hair.

  132. Amber says:

    I have to use a dryer every time I wash my hair. Every. Time. I got my parents hairy genes, so it’s a poofy mess if I let it dry naturally. I could give tabs a run for his money with furballs.

  133. Mardi says:

    I use my hairdryer any day that I leave the house

  134. Sherry P says:

    Baby jail! Oh my, getting out is so important but I remember the struggle is real! Speaking of the struggle : my hair dryer blew up last Monday, I didn’t realize how much I relied on it *sigh. Now to research and get a new one. Take care of you and the sweet wee oneβ˜†

  135. maria says:

    We are enjoying a long weekend here in Canada. Hope you are as well!

  136. susan says:

    I use a hairdryer every day! I love it for heating my eye lash curler.

  137. Mickey says:

    I use my dryer more so in the winter when it takes a while for my hair to dryer. I’ve played real soccer before for intramurals while I was in college. I haven’t played soccer now for about a year now, probably for the best since I have bad knees.

  138. Aenea says:

    I don’t even have a hair dryer! I should get one soon.

  139. Zoey says:

    My internet home page is my email provider, since I always check my emails first when I log on.

  140. Seddon says:

    The last time I really played soccer was right after I first got braces in the fourth grade…
    The ball hitting me in the face did not mix well with my new metal accessory. πŸ™

  141. Ursula saunders says:

    I use my hairdryer every single day! I can’t live without it!

  142. Janet Shepherd says:

    Oh girl I hear you! I worked Mon & Tues, but seem to have spent the rest of the week at medical appointments & tests, or resting at home. My health is fine, it’s just been one of those weeks of catching up on things. Also the weather has been very rainy & cold, just not conducive to being outside!

    It was so great to get out yesterday in the sun & walk the dogs for a bit! Fresh air to blow away the cobwebs.

  143. Dee says:

    I use a hair dryer only if I’m going out — I prefer air drying if I have the time πŸ™‚

  144. Adi says:

    my homepage is marthastewart.com πŸ™‚
    thanks for the giveaway!

  145. Donna w says:

    I use a hair dryer daily but very sparingly – just to shape my hair after I let it air dry.

  146. Lucy Nguyen says:

    I rarely use hair dryer since I prefer air drying

  147. Isabella says:

    That’s a bummer Karen. I’d skip the mall and head out for a nice walk instead and enjoy the nature if possible.

  148. Birgit Lehner says:

    I played soccer as a kid. It’s definitely “a thing” here in good old Europe. πŸ™‚

  149. Jenna says:

    I hardly ever use a hair dryer. The girls and I play soccer all the time!

  150. Tori says:

    I can’t wait to do anything but stay in my house for a while!
    My brother in law has been severely ill in hospital for going on two weeks now and it’s incredibly chaotic and stressful. Thankfully he’ll make a full recovery so just need to weather the storm!

  151. Aviva says:

    I never use a hairdryer! I find air drying makes my hair less frizzy!

  152. Jennifer Pham says:

    Dinner theatre – interesting experience, but probably not for me. It’s distracting to look at menus, make orders, and not be able to see where I’m sticking my fork. Distracting to see others go through this process around you too.

  153. Nikolina says:

    I never use a hair dryed except when its winter and I really must go out soon after washing my hair! πŸ™‚

  154. Aurelie Red says:

    Hi Karen !
    I never use a hairdryer because of my fine and delicate hair β™₯

  155. Julie Murphy says:

    I never use a hair dryer.

  156. Sanam says:

    In winter I use my hairdryer everyday, but in the warmer months I rarely use it unless I have somewhere special to go.

  157. Maria K says:

    I love theatre, opera, musicals and classic concerts but I’m not sure if I like the combination of theatre and dinner. I think it would be ditracting both ways. I don’t know if i could enjoy both at the same time. I think it depends on what kind of play it would be. If it’s some comedic play I think I could enjoy both.

    We have something like that in my hometown and you have to book the ticket at least half a year in advance. It is that popular! I have never been there but i have heard only good things about it and it is on the more comedic side.

  158. Lisa Foster says:

    I would really like to win the gift card to give to my sister for her birthday!

  159. Laurinha says:

    Hi Karen and MBB family
    Hv a nice weekend

  160. Jean says:

    I like wearing boots but I’m always so lazy about my looks imjustmwear sneakers. Lately I’ve been using a slip on ankle boot because my sneakers keep untying and its annoying.

  161. Anita says:

    I hate drying my hair, so I usually don’t do it at all. However, i had a haircut that was nothing like I asked for and now have to blow dry my hair each time I wash it so that I can straighten it right after.

  162. Lorraine says:

    Baby jail doesn’t last long, I promise. I hope you get out and about before you go stir crazy, but I kWYM sometimes all the hassle of it makes it seem not worth it. You will be a master at stroller loading, diaper bag packing and errands-outings expert(knowing where all the public restrooms with decent changing facilities and every place that has family friendly amenities- thank you Nordstrom and Kaiser for having nursing areas! etc) sooner than you think, no minivan required.

  163. veronica lee says:

    I was once forced to play soccer for an inter-company match as we didn’t have enough players. I scored a goal but we lost 0-1. I kicked the ball into the opponent’s goal post! It was the joke of the year!

  164. Ashley says:

    Don’t feel bad about being in baby jail. Being outside is overrated lol. For once I actually stayed in and watched tv with my boyfriend.
    Ashley recently posted … How To : The Fall to Summer Skirt Transformation

  165. Kate K says:

    It’s easier to get motivated to leave the house when the weather is nice, since you can just walk out the front door. My kiddo was a late fall baby and there was a lot of snow that winter, so though I was stir-crazy it was hard to do anything about it! Once I moved to an area with a good playdate group it was easier to be motivated to leave the house πŸ™‚

    I almost never use a hair dryer – even though my hair is halfway down my back it’s fine and abundant so dries pretty fast.

  166. Bridget says:

    Your current favorite kicks?
    What’s your favorite picture of yourself?
    How often do you use a hair dryer?
    Dinner theater: yes or no?
    Have you ever played soccer (aka real football)?
    What do you have set as your internet homepage?

  167. Emily says:

    My homepage is Google πŸ™‚

  168. ann b says:

    I never use a hair dryer.

  169. Barbara B says:

    i use a hair dryer every other day, but I don’t dry my hair all the way.

  170. Christina says:

    Google is my homepage.

  171. Katrina says:

    I use a hairdryer almost every day. That’s why I look forward to vacation – no blow dryer!

  172. Oa says:

    Want to win!

  173. Maria Alessandra says:

    My favourite picture of myself is one of when I was a child with carnival dress of a butterfly

  174. Stephanie says:

    A few years ago I invested in a GHD hair dryer after being so satisfied with my GHD styler. I have to say, it changed my life! I have thick, partially wavy, and coarse hair and with a little styling product and the right brush I have an amazing blowout in 20 minutes (where before I would either take twice as long or the dryer would pass out, lol, and need a break). I try to not wash my hair too often so in winter I dry my hair twice a week but now that the weather is warming up I might let it air dry more. I recently added the curling iron to my collection and can highly recommend their products. I know they are expensive but I always wanted Brooke Shields hair and now I have it πŸ™‚

  175. Lydia M Bennett says:

    My current favorite kicks are my black yara birsenstocks πŸ™‚

  176. Christine says:

    Is “kicks” another term for footwear?? I’m out of the lingo loop!

    I guess the grass is definitely greener. I’m mostly at work so one day a week I relish not leaving the house. But I understand you must be wanting outside time more often than you’re getting, Karen. I hope you master the stroller-car thing soon so that it’s easier to get out there and leave baby jail.

  177. Hello! I use a hair dryer about 6 days a week. It gives my hair a little lift.

  178. Dawn Ganey says:

    I am remodeling my 1974 townhouse, so far it looks great, work in progress.

  179. Daniela Plume says:

    I don’t like a lot of pictures of myself but over the years, my faves have been candid shots with the kids as they’ve grown; hugging, kissing, laughing moments caught in time.

  180. Rayshawn Shallow says:

    Happy Sunday to all

  181. BooBooNinja says:

    I rarely use a hair dryer. I dislike the feel of forced hot air.

  182. Monica says:

    I use my hairdryer probably every second day

  183. Jennifer says:

    I use a hair dryer at least twice a week-I love the volume it gives me!

  184. Katie says:

    Sending hugs! You’re doing great. At the least, a daily short stroll around your neighborhood (with Connor Claire) can do wonders – and no minivan required!

    On another note, the header image is ADORABLE

  185. Liberty says:

    I have been real busy at work, had a yard sale, trimmed grass, have my grandson for the weekend, set up the kiddie pool which he enjoyed, and thinking of taking him to the play park, I forgot I even planted my garden. Had to chase my grandson down because he was in an unsafe area. I am only naming a few things I did!!!

  186. Sara says:

    I dry my hair a few times a week at the most

  187. Kirsten says:

    Your current favorite kicks? I like Nike running shoes. They’re cushy for my bad knees and lightweight.

    What’s your favorite picture of yourself? One from when I was a teen and had my ponytail in small braids and posed like a supermodel. Hee!

    How often do you use a hair dryer? Never. I don’t like them.

    Dinner theater: yes or no? Is that an invitation? Sure!

    Have you ever played soccer (aka real football)? Just in gym class.

    What do you have set as your internet homepage? Not sure anymore. It always opens the same tabs from when I shut it down.

  188. Krystle says:

    My baby is 13 months old now and down to one nap and we are on our first real vacation! It certainly gets easier to get out of the house as they get a little older!

  189. Wren says:

    Favorite sneakers are definitely my holographic Supergas. I work with kids and they are obsessed with them πŸ™‚ I wear them all summer!

  190. Stella Martis says:

    My favourite animal is cat, thus my life goal is to be a cat lady πŸ™‚

  191. Amber says:

    I use a hairdryer about 2 times a week…less when it’s hot outside!

  192. Susan Christy says:

    My favorite shoes are my leopard print slip-on sneakers.

  193. My HomePage is MSN and i love Sephora!!!!

  194. Dee says:

    Hoping you have a wonderful week and can find a way to get out and about even got just a little bit!
    πŸ˜™

  195. Wendy hutton says:

    we had snow 2 nights ago and been raining heavy since

  196. sheila ressel says:

    I use a hair dryer about 3 times a week.

  197. Pam says:

    I love dinner theatre but it can be quite expensive. My fave was a spy themed one.

  198. Maddie says:

    Karen, I love reading about your baby’s latest antics. It seems she’s keeping you on your toes with her “baby barking.” Haha

  199. Deborah says:

    I have to use a blow dryer every time I wash – not enough time to air dry before I go to work.

  200. Valerie C. says:

    I use a hair dryer every other day. My fine hair is fairly high maintenance.

  201. Natalie says:

    I use a hair dryer 3-4 times a week, or whenever I wash my hair. It gets too frizzy if I do not use a dryer!

  202. Judy says:

    Yay for long weekend (north of the border here :p )!!

  203. jonirae says:

    Karen, I think baby barking is probably cuter than mad dog barking, which is what I have in my house lately… penny louise, my oversized ball of fluff and love, has taken a distinctly negative stance regarding the mailwoman as of late, so between her and mr. next-door deciding he should park his truck directly in front of our living room window, it’s been a bit noisy. πŸ™„

    but hey, speaking of hair blow dryers… I need a new one terribly bad!! any suggestions for a good one that is quick, decent about not-frizzing, and also maybe doesn’t cost a jillion dollars? some of these prices are ridiculous!! πŸ™‡πŸ»

    sending love to Connor Claire!! xx

  204. India says:

    I use my hair dryer every day, way too often. In fact I need to cut down on using it soon!
    India recently posted … Madelines | My first try+tips

  205. Rachel says:

    A couple of guys my husband works with are moving, so last night we went out bowling with them as a goodbye party. I only knew one guy there, so I spent most of the time just observing and checking Instagram every once in awhile, while everyone else drank entirely too much. My husband ended up having to drive one of the guys home, with me following to pick him up. We didn’t make it in until 2 and that is too late for this old lady!!
    Rachel recently posted … Destash update!

  206. Aarti says:

    I don’t think I have used a hair dryer in about two years! I have naturally curly hair and using my hair dryer, even with a diffuser, just causes so much extra frizz. Air drying is the way to go for me!

  207. Alexandru Rusu says:

    What do you have set as your internet homepage?

    I set Google search as my homepage.

  208. Paula says:

    For some unknown reason, I have MSN as my homepage. I never even look at it! I had my hair cut short a few weeks ago so I have been using a hair dryer pretty frequently. But before that hardly never. Now that it has been a few weeks I actually am not happy because it already needs to be trimmed. I should have just left it longer so am trying to figure out a graceful way of growing it out.

  209. Jenna O says:

    I played soccer as a child πŸ™‚

  210. Aarone Mawdsley says:

    i like sparkly flats

  211. Maria K says:

    We went to our favorite Chinese place this weekend, and cleaned out the bunny cages! The former was definitely more fun than the latter πŸ˜‰

  212. MelodyJ says:

    I hope you and your family are doing well.

  213. Abby says:

    Hi Karen, Can you please share your latest skin care product recommendations?

  214. Deniz says:

    We had 3 hrs drive to our little house on the beach and spent the weekend there. It was fun πŸ™‚

  215. Kiyanna says:

    Hey Karen, LOL @ Baby jail..We r ur vistors…LOL

    Your current favorite kicks? Since it’s been raining for 2 weeks straight (sad face) my Dr. Marten’s boots.

  216. H says:

    I rarely blow dry my hair- who has the time?!

  217. Vidya says:

    I was never good at it, but I played soccer when I was really young!

  218. Amy Orvin says:

    I have a cat party picture saved as my internet homepage.

    2dogs5catscrew@att.net

  219. Maren says:

    I rarely use a hairdryer these days. Last time I used it was on my dog.

  220. Jennifer says:

    I spent the weekend planting flowers – petunias and verbena – in baskets. While I was shopping at one local greenhouse two hens wandered in and hung out with me, helping me choose. We had fun.

  221. Pamela Haddad says:

    I’m sure you’ll get outta the house soon! Funny how fast babies learn the tricks of getting what they want, huh? And Tabs is still intrigued? Hope everyone is getting along well.

  222. TrippyPixie says:

    My favorite kicks right now are my Toms Avalon leather flats, since they’re so ridiculously comfy! However, since summer’s coming soon, I’ll be breaking out my Birkenstocks that I bought the last time I was in Germany — they’re way cuter than the ones we can buy here.

  223. Jae says:

    I played soccer as a kid but hated it. Hubby played it since he was 4 and kept at it all the way through college. My two boys started at 3 with soccer but my older son stopped last year and started football (I’m trying to be supportive) but my younger one still loves it and is really good. My girl (who’s 18 months) will start at 3 and we’ll see if she takes to it or not.

  224. Jordan says:

    I use my hair dryer about every other day.

  225. I’d say I air dry 97% of the time. What a weirdo!

  226. Lisa says:

    dinner theater – no way! i want to focus on the food. we don’t even watch tv at home while we’re eating, because we like to savor and enjoy (and of course talk about our day). plus, does dinner theater ever have good food? i’m guessing no.

  227. Lauren says:

    Baby crow “eh!” Haha, what a sweetie! I’ve been in “home jail” too…very sick for awhile. Maybe go minivan shopping as an outting?! Lately I never use a hair dryer…my hair is damaged and living in rainy London, it’ll get wet and frizzy no matter what! πŸ˜„

  228. Analy Rodriguez says:

    I try to avoid the hair dryer since my hair I have so little and so fine hair and I feel it damages it, so I use it just in winter.

  229. Lena says:

    I played soccer all growing up and hope my 17 month old will play, too!

  230. celine says:

    I use my hair dryer, i tried air drying overnight but it was still wet the day after, can’t wait 2 days for dry hair lol

  231. Oli says:

    I use hair dryer everyday

  232. Charlotte says:

    Had to spend time this weekend with The Turd and His Sycophant….grrrr

  233. Rina says:

    The stress is real but time flies and it won’t be so intense soon 😊

  234. Trude says:

    I use a dryer a few times a week and rely on dry shampoo in between!
    Trude recently posted … 5 Things

  235. Jordi says:

    I would say I use a hairdryer about once a week, maybe less. It’s just so darn humid that I find I’d rather give up sometimes!

    I felt a little trapped with DS #1 but with DS #2, I had a mommy friend whose daughter was just a few days older and we’d meet for coffee and walks and it was SO good for both of us – or all 4 of us, I guess.

  236. Jamie says:

    Haven’t used a hair dryer in years! Hope you were able to break out of baby jail!

  237. Susan C. says:

    My exciting weekend consisted of driving my friend to the airport…twice! She didn’t allow enough time for check in for her flight Saturday afternoon, and that was the last flight of the day to her destination, sooo…she treated me to pizza Saturday night, in exchange for a 5AM ride back to the airport on Sunday. Admittedly, the traffic was nonexistent at that hour, and once it got light out on the way home I enjoyed the quietude. Of course, I then spent most of Sunday napping on the couch, but that’s what weekends are for, right?

  238. Brenda Disimone says:

    Today i bought gelish mini gel polish in po-riwinkle

  239. em says:

    i love my air max

  240. Kim Anh says:

    Sorry about the occasional baby blues, Karen. Your time is no longer your own. But when the baby looks at you with utter devotion and wiggles her body with happiness when you approach, it’s all so worth it.

    I will never disparage dinner theaters again since the lovely Amy Adams got her start at our hometown’s very own institution. It’s really special to be that up close and personal to what is essentially a Broadway performance – these people are that talented. Plus I get to sip a latte and inhale chocolate cake at the same time.

  241. Deanna says:

    Leaving the house is overrated.

  242. Jennifer Red says:

    My favorite picture of me is of when i was little at my dads ranch sitting ontop of a picking crate looking all cute.

  243. Kimberly says:

    I use a hairdryer about 3 times a week.

  244. Regina Sevshek says:

    I use a hair dryer every single day…awful I know.

  245. nlm8 says:

    I try not to dry my hair more than a few times per week. Any suggestions on favorite products for damaged, dry hair? Thanks and Happy Memorial Day, Karen!

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