Five Things Friday 3.6.15

Snow day yesterday!

Louisville Snow Day

Another one – can you believe it? That system moving through the country dropped almost a foot of snow and ice on Louisville, but not before Notre Dame got a big win Wednesday night. I sure love snow days, but am so glad this should all melt soon with some warmer temps.

Did you get a snow day??

Five Things Friday Link Up via Fitting It All In

Five Things I Ate:

My chicken, apple and goat cheese spinach salad as part of lunch. Some days I subbed salmon, too. I love when it gets to the end of all the bigs spinach leaves and all I have are big bites of goat cheese and apple:)

Chicken, Apple & Goat Cheese Spinach Salad

Whipped banana oats! Man, banana in oats is SO good. Totally back on my oats kick and loving it. Although I wish it was more of an “almond butter topped with oats” rather than the other way around.

Runny eggs on avocado toast for dinner most nights. Usually with veggies and an apple or something of the sort.

Eggs on Avocado Toast

The Larabar ALT bars ..the peanut butter cookie kind… they are definitely denser but love the protein to keep me full in the afternoon!

My irish soda bread! I’ve been having a slice each night. I’m probably going to make another batch to take home to my parents next weekend for the parade!

EASY Irish Soda Bread Recipe


Five Workouts:

Mon: Spin + 15 minutes of biceps and shoulders

Tues: 3 mile run + barre class

Wed: Yoga! 6am. I was exhausted all day after that.

Thurs: Snow day! Did Soli Beat in JC’s living room. LOOoVE.

Fri: Don’t know yet! Totally depends on weather, what’s open, what I feel like.

Five Pins:

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1000 Rep Workout

Looks like a good one – and no equipment required! Maybe I’ll do this today if I still can’t get to a gym or yoga. //via//Beautiful Bedroom

Do you not just want to jump in and stay forever? //via//

DIY Spring Wreath

Cutest spring craft!! //via//

Summer Table Scape

LOVE this table scape – and it’s from a Kentucky Derby wedding! //via/

dickinson quote

Think positive thoughts. //via//

Five Things Making Me Happy:

I was gifted these two essential oils along with a plug-in diffuser from Nature’s Sunshine, and I have LOVED having my whole apartment smell lovely! I do the lavender in my bedroom at night, and the peppermint during the day for a little pick me up. I am loving getting to learn more about the benefits and uses of oils and experiment with them – more to come hopefully!

Nature’s Sunshine has a huge selection of oils, supplements, and vitamins designed to help almost any health condition. Check them out — tons more oils as well!

Essential Oils

Plug In Oil Diffuser

I FINISHED GILMORE GIRLS. Dang I have mixed emotions about that. On one hand…it’s like I have so many hours of my life now to do other things. On the other hand, I am so sad! Also, what the heck Rory? I actually really liked Logan!

Hanging out with Baby D! Brittany’s husband had some last minute work to do on Tuesday night so she dropped off Baby D with me to watch while she went to a barre class near by. The boy is a GEM – so sweet, so funny.

SPRING. Seeing 60s in the forecast just brightens my life, as does spring fashion, thinking of spring events, imagining what the sun feels like…

Honeycrisp apples are back in season. The massive super sweet kind. Everyone rejoice.

  •  Your turn! What’s making you happy this week?

Easiest One-Bowl Slightly Sweet Irish Soda Bread

Irish Soda Bread

Irish Soda bread is this crazy thing to me. Making bread seems so laborious and time consuming, but this is SO simple. It's hard to even call it a recipe - it's just flour, baking soda, salt and buttermilk. I've had it plain or my favorite … [Continue reading]

Weekly Reads Wednesday 3.4.15

  Y'all, we are supposed to get MORE SNOW today. I live in Kentucky, not Boston. It was 60 yesterday. Siiiggghh...Midwest weather. I just hope it doesn't interfere with the U of L vs. ND basketball game tonight! I intend to go decked out in … [Continue reading]