Five on Friday

Happy FriYAY everyone! Holy Moly this was the loooongest week ever!!! I am exhausted and I still have to make it through today and then go home and get ready for my friend Ashley's party. I'll need some caffeine in between the two for sure. Mark and I are dressing up as Mary Poppins and Bert for Halloween and I am so excited. My outfit didn't turn out exactly as planned because I couldn't really find a black skirt that I liked. The one I am wearing is from a thrift store and was only $3.00 so that's always good. It's just a little tight around my waist, but I will survive. Also, the hat I ordered was delivered but wasn't on my doorstep when I got home yesterday. Ugh, so frustrating. I contacted Amazon but they said it could still mean it is in transit even though the tracking says delivered. I just hope it wasn't stolen. In the meantime I had to buy another hat because I needed to hot-glue the flowers on the sides. It's a navy hat instead of black but hopefully no one will notice :) Okay, wow sorry for that long-winded explanation. I hope you all have a great day and Happy Halloween!!

One- The Perks of Waking Up Early...

Saying I'm not a morning person is an understatement. I hate mornings, until I have showered and had a cup of coffee lol. Then I feel like a person again and I can be friendly and enjoyable to be around :) One of the benefits to waking up early though is seeing the sunrise. On Monday the sunrise was particularily gorgeous and I took this picture while sitting at a stop sign.  This makes mornings worth it!

Two- New Obsession

I have found a new obsession and it's kind of a nerdy one. Okay, it's really nerdy, but I can't help it! If you read my last Five on Friday you know that my husband got my an Erin Condren planner! I was thrilled when it came in the mail and I was shocked by how quickly it got here. I've heard it takes weeks and mine was on our doorstep in 5 days! Now that I have the planner I started looking on Etsy shops for stickers and I was blown away by how many dedicated sticker shops are out there. I didn't realize this whole decorated planner thing was such a big deal. Well it totally sucked me in and I've been ordering stickers like crazy lol. Well actually I've been clicking "Add to shopping cart" like crazy and then trying to be somewhat reasonable and not order everything in sight! There are seriously so many options! I recently ordered some things from Planner Kate 1, Glam Planner, and Piper Paper Company. The Christmas stickers below are my most recent purchase but I haven't received them yet. Can you believe it's almost that time of year again? So crazy!
From PiperPaperCompany- The Vintage Christmas Weekly Spread

I love the fall stickers I got from Piper Paper Company. The colors are so cute!

These are TV show stickers and Pay Day stickers from Planner Kate 1

Glam Planner Stickers- I LOVE THESE SO MUCH!!!

Three- Meditating on this verse...

My friend Stephanie sent this to me and it was just what I needed. Thank you Steph! I'm trying to focus my mind and my prayers on this verse because I know that he has a plan for me. Why is it that our mind doubts our heart so easily?? So frustrating! 

Four- New Audiobook

Buy it here.

I just downloaded Drew Barrymore's book Wildflower and I'm so excited to read it. I heard an interview with her on the radio the other day and some of her stories are crazy! Did you know she was emancipated from her mom at the age of 14. A 14 year old adult... so weird! She's overcome some big obstacles and I'm excited to dive deeper into the book to find out more. I also love that she is reading the book. She's so animated and makes the book come to life. Is anyone else reading this??

Five- Acai bowls

I have loved acai bowls ever since my friend Dina introduced me to them at To the Point. It's basically like eating frozen yogurt with granola and fruit on top but for breakfast. Who doesn't love that??  I recently found frozen acai pouches at Whole Foods and I was thrilled! I've been wanting to try to make them at home for awhile now and I finally found the puree. Using the punches of frozen acai you can make a smoothie or a smoothie bowl (which is basically thicker). I've done it both ways in the last week or so but I really like it as a bowl. Mmm... so good! 

Here's the super simple recipe:

1. Place two of the pouches under water for 5 seconds to loosen the acai.
2. Break up the acai into a blender.
3. Add half a banana, 1/8 cup of apple juice (or a non-dairy milk), and a dash of lime juice.
4. Blend until smooth and pour into a bowl.
5. Top with whatever you'd like! I like mine with granola, coconut flakes, and the rest of the banana.

As always I'm linking up with AprilNatashaChristinaKarliErikaNarci, and Andrea. Have a great day!

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