Five for Friday #42

Hello from Kansas City!!! Well technically hello from Olathe, Kansas. I’m in town for a really good friend’s wedding tomorrow and I can’t wait to see her as a gorgeous bride! I just saw her and all our friends less than 2 weeks ago for her bachelorette party weekend, but I am so excited for more fun friend time. And cake. And I’m told there will be mini pies, so obviously I’m excited for those, too. It’s a bummer I couldn’t fit my workout shoes in my carry-on because I’m going to be eating ALL the food this weekend and will need to burn some calories! I head straight to San Diego for a work trip after the wedding, and I plan on doing a lot of walking there, so that will help. Except I’ll be eating more yummy food in San Diego…. it’ll be fine.

I’m currently sitting in a Starbucks doing the reading for my bible study for next week and waiting for my gal pals to get to town and realized I hadn’t posted yet today! And it’s a Five for Friday which is my FAVORITE, so here we go!

One || Have you heard of the enneagram before? It’s a kind of personality-type system and it’s the topic of my current bible study series and it’s ALSO the basis behind a series of songs from one of my favorite singers, Sleeping at Last! He is creating a song for each of the 9 enneagram types, and they’re all just SO good and SO on point and SO beautiful. The song for number 5 came out TODAY and you need to listen!! I’ll leave the song for 2 below, because right now it’s my favorite.

Two || Look at these adorable gingham donuts!! While I’m not a donut maker (YET!), I definitely want to try and decorate some of my sugar cookies with this gingham style… I think they’ll be adorable!

Three || I’m obsessing over these adorable little journals! Do I need more cute journals in my life? Nope. Do I still want to have them in my life? Yup! Rifle Paper Co. can do no wrong in my book. I’m still drooling over their little flagship store that I got to visit while in Winter Park, FL!

Four || I need to do some serious de-cluttering in my apartment (and my life if I’m being brutally honest) and this might just be the online inspiration I need, courtesy of Emily over at Cupcakes and Cashmere.

Five || LOOK AT THIS DRESS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am absolutely in love with it! I bought it to wear to Brook’s wedding tomorrow and I just want to wear it all the time. It fits so well and is SO flattering on me, which was a real gamble since it was only available online and I couldn’t try it on at the store and I had no idea what size to get. Yes I did order 3 sizes because you just never know. One fit PERFECTLY and the other two will go back!

 

That’s all from me for now – I’ve got some more reading to do before all the exciting stuff starts this weekend! I hope y’all have a wonderful and safe weekend and also get to eat some mini pies! 🙂

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Five for Friday #41

Hey, what’s up, hello! It’s Friday!!! I’m so happy to be at the weekend, you guys. This week has been CRAZY and I’m glad to put a few more days behind me. I got into a little fender bender last week (I’m 100% fine!) and long story short- I have a new car!!! Well, new to me but you get it! Still exciting! I’m now driving a Honda CR-V and I love sitting up higher than I was in my little Civic. I’m still trying to think of a name for it… I’ll keep y’all posted.

Here’s what’s been on my radar for the last week!

One || How to Hang Art Like a Pro. Always a good skill to have.

Two || The Triple Quench Deep Hydration Sheet Mask System. I think I’ve posted about this before, but it needs to be said again. Best. Face. Mask. EVER. It’s a bit pricey, but I promise that it is 100% worth it. It feels like I have a whole new face the day after I use one of these!

Three || I’ve been working out more lately, and this quote keeps coming to mind.

Four || I got my sister this ice cream starter to use in her Kitchenaid ice cream maker attachment, and wow it made some delicious ice cream! They have so many other flavors and I kinda want to try them all. Especially the s’mores!

Five || These sandals are too cute! I would either wear them every single day or only once… I can’t decide which it would be… so for now I’ll just look at them online and love them from afar!

That’s it for now! I’m already so pumped for this weekend – I’m going to a little dinner party, baking and decorating some cookies, and possibly going to the zoo! Happy weekend, friends!

Five for Friday #40

HAPPY FRIDAY!!!!! This week has felt approximately 87 days long, so I’m super happy to finally be at the end of it. And I know it wasn’t just me – I had co-workers saying “Have a good weekend!” as they were leaving on Tuesday, so I think everybody has been especially ready for the weekend this week! I can’t wait to have some fun over the next few days – I’m going to a friend’s birthday dinner tonight, and then I’m going to the Social Science event at the Perot Museum here in Dallas, and tomorrow I’m going to see Les Mis at the theater! I’m planning on bringing 2 packs of tissues to this musical. And making a mental note to maybe just not wear mascara. We’ll see how it goes.

I’ve been out of the habit of doing these, but the Five for Friday posts are always my favorites! I love sharing the random things that I’ve been loving lately, and I hope you love it, too! It seems like every interview-type podcast I listen to has a “what are you loving these days?!?” question, and I love answering along at home… so here are the things I’ve been loving lately!

One || The Gal Meets Glam line. Wow. I don’t even know where to begin – these dresses are BEAUTIFUL!!! I’ve been following Julia for a while, and I was so excited when she announced her line of dresses in the works, and I can honestly say that they exceeded my expectations. They’re all so feminine and I know that not all of them are my exact style, but there are a few I have my eye on for sure! You can find them on her site, AND you can find them at Nordstrom!

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Two || This SNL skit for the Nike Pro Chiller leggings is HILARIOUS. Because let’s be honest – how often do our yoga pants ACTUALLY go to yoga? Trust me, the next time you’re settin’ up shop on that couch, you’ll think about being a couch panini and giggle.

Three || I’ve been listening to the Waitress soundtrack a lot since I saw the musical last month! Sara Bareilles wrote the music and lyrics for the musical, and she even recorded herself (and Jason Mraz) singing a lot of the songs and they’re all lovely. This particular one has been stuck in my head day after day after day but I’m not mad about it!

Four || You guys. This is it. I found it. I found the one. I found THE BEST Rice Krispie treats recipe you’ll ever make! I made these bad boys a few weeks ago to take to a bible study potluck, and then IMMEDIATELY made them again for my sister’s birthday. The secret is reserving marshmallows to mix in at the very end so you get little pockets of gooey goodness!

Five || Have you guys been using Creative Market? I love it! It’s like Etsy for the design world, and they offer tons of fonts and templates and themes and assets that you can buy, but the best part is that they offer SIX FREE things every week! That’s where I found the fun gold glittery shapes I used in this post!!

 

Five for Friday #39

Happy almost weekend, friends!! This week has been so confusing – I literally thought it was Thursday EVERY DAY THIS WEEK. So you’d better believe that I’m glad it’s finally past Thursday and we made it to Friday! I can’t wait for this weekend – I’m having people over for a movie night tonight (delicious food and friends, yes, please!) and tomorrow I’m going to hang out with some LLAMAS!!!!!! Ahh!!! I can’t remember the last time I was this excited – I hope that it is actually amazing and not a total let down!! It’s going to be chilly tomorrow morning when I go, and I’m so excited to finally bundle up a little and spend some time with cutie llamas.

I hope you guys have a super fun weekend, too! Here’s what I found and loved this week!

one || I’ve been trying to REALLY focus at work this week, and that meant that I was listening to a lot of music with NO words. I found the score to The Good Wife (a legal show I’ve kind of been obsessing over lately) and it is great – give it a listen! It’s string-heavy, which I love, and kind of propels me to work faster. (Just skip the last song.)

two || The 21 Unwritten Rules of Flying. This has some language in it, but I agree with just about all of them. Number 4 (never ask somebody to watch your stuff) reminded me of once in the Baltimore airport where somebody asked me to watch THEIR TODDLER (I didn’t actually say yes, but the lady just walked away) and she was gone for a solid 10-15 minutes. Not cool.

three || THIS VIDEO. Love love love!! It was made by someone in my college town (he would come speak to us about blood drives, so we’re pretty much bff’s… haha) I’ve watched it about 6 times and it is making me feel inspired – I hope it inspires YOU to make something where you are, even if you don’t live in NYC or LA or some other big “creative” city.

four || Brunettes rejoice – we can now have #unicornhair without bleaching or dying our hair first. What?!?! I’m not going to show up to Thanksgiving with magenta hair… but… I kinda want to…

five || These pumpkins are TOO CUTE!!! I probably won’t make them this year since Halloween is so close and I’m running out of time…. but NEXT YEAR!!!

Five for Friday #38

I know that Friday juuuuuuuuuuuuuust started, but I’m already SO ready for the weekend! I’ve got my to do list made, and it is FULL. My main priority for the weekend is to decorate for HALLOWEEN! I’m hosting a scary movie night (not too scary tho… I’m a wimp when it comes to scary movies!) next weekend, but I want to get everything set up and ready as early as possible. I’ve been scouring the web this week for some good Halloween decorations, but I also found a few other fun things I wanted to share!

one || If you follow/like Warby Parker on Facebook than you’ve probably seen these already, but they have a mini web series called Oddcupations and they are hilarious! This seems like such a fun company to work for, and the employees clearly love their jobs!

two || Surprise, surprise, I found another podcast for you to check out. I JUST found out about this one, myself! Levar Burton Reads is pretty much what you’re thinking – Levar Burton reads you stories. It will take you back to the Reading Rainbow days of your past and you’ll thank me for it!

three || A good friend recently asked me if I had heard of Girl Defined ministries, and my answer was “ummmm nope never heard of them!” She said she had just found them herself, and was going through the videos and really enjoyed them so far. So I hopped online and looked them up. Girl Defined ministries comes from 2 adorable sisters, Kristen and Bethany. They have a book, a blog, and post short, inspirational videos once a week geared toward young, Christian ladies. (I’m slightly older than their target demographic, but that’s totally ok!) I’ve gone through a few of them and like what I saw so far – I’m excited to make my way through the rest of the videos!

four || SUPERMARKET SWEEP IS COMING BACK TO TV!!!!!!!!!! This is not a drill! The best TV show that you’re still not sure why you watched so enthusiastically from your childhood is coming BACK!!! Get excited, and start memorizing what grocery items are worth the most money immediately. (The giant ham, obviously.)

five || I love getting little glimpses into people’s lives, and this little article showing what Martha Stewart can’t travel without was the perfect little thing to read. I feel like I know this very famous stranger so much better now… haha. Martha Stewart travels with food? I travel with food! Granted, her food is homemade salmon and hard boiled eggs and mine is baggies of CheezIts…. but close enough.