Five for Friday #52

Hello and happy Friday, friends! I can’t believe that we’re already at the end of another week and that we’re so far into May already! Oh my goodness! This month I’m way less busy than usual (socially speaking) but the month is going to go by faster than ever since I’m getting ready to move! I’m in serious packing mode at the moment and plan on doing a lot more this weekend. My dining room is now full of piles of boxes and tubs and it’s really starting to feel real! I’m so excited to live with my friend Merideth in the cutest house ever – we get along so well and I just know that we’ll be great roomies! Plus she has the world’s tiniest and most adorable dog, and that will be a lot of fun for me – I’ve NEVER lived with a dog before! (Wait… have I?…. No I haven’t!!)

I’ve been finding a lot of old “gems” while packing, it’s been quite hilarious! There were old prom pictures (which have an ex-boyfriend in them but also I look very pretty so I don’t want to get rid of them! lol), playbills from musicals I saw years and years ago, postcards I got in NYC and forgot to send to anybody, and I even found a CD I bought at some concert who knows how long ago, tucked away, and NEVER LISTENED TO IT! The band is called This Wild Life and I still can’t remember for the life of me what concert they were the opening band for, but I’ve been listening to the CD in my car for a few days now just to make up for lost time! (Actually a quick and specific internet search tells me they were the opening band when I saw Dashboard Confessional in 2017, so mystery solved!)

Here’s what’s been on my radar lately!

one || I didn’t know I’d want a pink kitchen until I saw this one! The before and after pictures for the renovation are amazing – it’s just such a fun space that I would love to cook and bake in!

two || I somehow have like 3 bottles of lemon extract in my cabinet (I keep forgetting that I have it at home and then I buy another bottle for a recipe and so that’s where I’m at). I don’t love lemon-flavored things (I don’t even like lemonade, tbh), but these lemon raspberry macarons actually sound REALLY good! I’m going to have to try and make these soon!

three || I talked a little bit ago about reading Elisabeth Hasselbeck’s book and how I heard her speak last month and was really impressed with her. Well. Then I went and listened to her on an episode of a great podcast, That Sounds Fun hosted by Annie F. Downs and now I love her even more!! She was so real and I loved all her stories and I liked this episode even more than I liked her book. So if you want to hear more about her and her life/work/faith and don’t want to take the time to read her book, just listen to this episode instead!

four || I’m in my 30s now and I know that I need to start using skincare products with retinol, but I just don’t know where to start! I like the look of this little mini kit to try- it comes with eye cream, moisturizer, and serum. I might have to give this a try!

five || I haven’t used a physical planner in a few years, but I definitely like the look of this one! I like how it has a spiral inside, but a flat cover on the outside… and all those stickers! So fun!!

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