Five on Friday + A Giveaway

A hot cup of tea and book in a fireplace. by Eduard Bonnin - photography inside the cafe:
And just like that, it's Friday again.  Last year, I felt like the weeks drug by and the weekends flew by.  This year, I feel like every day/week is done in the blink of an eye.  It really puts things in perspective.  I am so excited because I get to see some of my best girls tomorrow (I'm looking at you Owen, Angela, and Em)!  Here are my five Friday favorites.


Sunday night, I made skinny buffalo chicken chili and I have been craving it ever since.  So yummy and so easy.  And don't mind all the blue cheese I added to mine.  Stay tuned for a recipe coming your way soon.  I've also got to practice food photography!  Sorry!


I try to deny liking Florida Georgia Line, but this song is so catchy.

Monday, I tried a thickening hair cream and it did not work well with my hair chemistry.  No matter how many times I washed my hair, it still felt and looked greasy.  I rushed out and grabbed a clarifying shampoo that would be gentle for color treated hair.  Thank goodness for this purify shampoo by Pureology!


If you follow me on Instagram, you may have seen my announcement.  I am the Regional Ambassador for NC Blogger Network.  I am so excited to be a part of this group of North Carolina based bloggers.  Are you an NC blogger interested in joining NCBN?  Join here and use code ChampsandBurbs to receive $5 off your annual membership fee.

Okay, so, sometimes, I cringe when I look back at old blog and Instagram posts.  Like, what in the H, Meghan?  I certainly am not at a place where I think I know everything there is to know, but I do now know how to add some light to a picture.  Am I the only one who thinks those things?  Anyway.  
I was looking through some old posts for yesterday's post, and I stumbled across my most viewed post.  I figured I would share after babbling away because A) It's October and I'm sure you want to make one for yourself this holiday season, so I'm giving you the chance to get a head start and B) I still can't believe I made these (5 in a week).
And just think how much better this picture would look with the proper lighting. ;-)
What plans do you have this weekend?
Don't forget to enter my KushyFoot giveaway.  It's the best little goody bag for fall!  Here is my cozy fall look for this week's outfit post, my favorite fall candles, and a 48 Hour Guide to Buffalo, NY!
P.S. local gals, check out this giveaway just for you.  I have two tickets to give away for Belleville at Sonorous Road Theatre in Raleigh.  I have a short turn around on this giveaway, so the giveaway will run from today until Wednesday.  Must be 18 years or older and for US residents only.  Read more about the play by clicking the hyperlink.
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See you back here Monday for Weekending with Biana!
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