Five Things Friday 4.24.15

Happy Friday everyone!!!

I’m just outside Chicago for the second day of ALDI stuff this morning, then heading into the city to see friends from high school and college for the weekend. I am dying to sneak in a Soul Cycle class too since a studio just opened here!

Yesterday was SO MUCH FUN and I met so many new bloggers! ALDI has been a total blast and I am super excited to tell you all about it.  Hope you guys had a great weekend and have a great weekend coming up!!

Five Things Friday Link Up via Fitting It All In

Five Things I Ate:

Vega smoothies! I LOVE their mocha recover powder. They sent me some of their SPORT line to try out and it’s definitely my current fav.

Vega Smoothie

Larabars. Cashew Cookie, Blueberry Muffin, and Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough are my favs.

This AMAZING chicken sausage, spinach, roasted red pepper and goat cheese omelet at Buttermilk in Geneva, IL. It was freaking awesome. I devoured.

Omelet at Buttermilk

Pesto and eggs on toast. MMMM!!! Pesto + anything is the best.

ALL THE FOOD at the Aldi Test Kitchen. We seriously ate for 5 hours straight. And somehow I left with enough room for the chocolate chip cookie that was left for me in my hotel room:)

ALDI food

(Plate one of a thousand)

Five Workouts:

Mon: 3.5 mile run

Tues: Yoga

Wed: Some Lauren Gleisberg circuits + 2 mile run

Thurs: Rest

Fri: Maybe a circuit or hotel room workout in the morning.

Five Pins:

White Bedding Nook

OMG I want to dive in and stay forever. //via//

DIY Watercolor Print

I want to try this DIY project! //via//

Soul Candy

Found these via meg, and love ‘em! //via//

Inspire, Not Terrify

Yep. //via//

Feel Beautiful

Yes, YOU! //via//

Five Things Making Me Happy:

Wine. Been totally into it. Trying to get myself not as into it on week nights. Not going well.

Pesto. I was craving it and I bought a jar an put it on EVERYTHING.

I was given a shout out on the Posh Podcast!!! Literally ON the podcast. I turned on the latest episode as I went outside for a run and all of a sudden I hear “shout out to CLARE from FITTING IT ALL IN” ….WHAAAA!? I guess they saw that I mentioned them a few weeks ago! I feel famous. This is the best.

Nominated for “Most Healthy” Blog on the Fitness Blog Awards….which is totally random and unexpected. But thanks, whoever did this! Y’all can go vote starting May 1 if you want. I’m not sure what it’s about!

Painting! I used to paint a little bit (Acrylic…long slow process, I’m not a natural artist) and I decided to start again! I will show you my finished product:)

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

Greetings from Geneva!

Starbucks Breakfast

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