Five on Friday- A bunch of randoms...

It's the weekend!!! Well almost... it's the weekend in 8 hours or so! :) YAY! Sometimes these short weeks feel even longer than normal because we are trying to fit in five days of work into four. Oh well, we made it!

As always I'm linking up with AprilNatashaChristinaKarliErikaNarci, and Andrea.  I hope you all have a great Friday and a super relaxing weekend!

One- What We've Been Eating

I absolutely love to cook. It actually relaxes me after a long day. Now cleaning up is a different story altogether lol. I thought I would share some of the things I've made lately. A couple of these recipes will be making an appearance on my blog soon.

Coconut Curry Shrimp

Chicken Milanese

Beef Tacos with the Against All Grain taco seasoning

The Pioneer Woman's Chipotle Chicken Chili

Polenta and grilled chicken marinated in the yummiest sauce- lemon juice, olive oil, honey, oregano, and salt and pepper. YUM!

Two- Workout Inspiration

My post from yesterday was a bunch of Confessions. If you missed it click here to read it or just scroll down. I was pretty honest about how I've fallen off the workout bandwagon. I always have great intentions and then life happens and I'm busy and exhausted. This needs to change though and what better way than to get some new workout clothes?? I know, I know... I said in my post yesterday that I haven't been in the mood to shop. I haven't at all but Old Navy is having a great sale online and new workout clothes ALWAYS motivates me to workout more often. Here are a couple of my fave picks from ON. 

I love tops like this to throw on over a workout tank and then layer with a vest. They are cozy but also look pulled together because let's be real... I hang out in my workout clothes regardless if I worked out that day lol. Plus the $9.97 price point is pretty awesome!

I'm normally not one to wear inspirational quotes on tanks but I think this is super cute. 

I love the color of these leggings!

Three- New Planner Stickers

I got some new planner stickers in the mail yesterday and I'm super excited. They are so cute! Are there any other planner sticker lovers out there?? I don't even know how I got hooked but I am. :) These fit perfectly in my Erin Condren Life Planner and I can't wait to use them. They are from the Etsy shop Planning Roses. Jenna, the shop owner, is super adorable and just opened her shop a few months ago. I'm so impressed by the quality of all her stickers. 

Four- Nightstand Lamps

I have been on the hunt for new nightstand lamps for a LONG time now. I really don't like the ones we currently have but I'm also having a hard time justifying spending $100+ on lamps when we technically don't need them. The lamps we currently have our these weird boxy-lantern looking things. Not my style at all. I found the three options above at Target and I love all three. Right now they are having a sale online on furniture, decor, lighting, etc. If you spend $125 you save 15 percent. I'm still debating on which ones to get and I think I'll check out Home Goods this weekend to see if I can find any other options. What's your vote??

Five- Joanna Gaines' Testimony

Lindsay from Seven Layer Charlotte posted this video last night on her Five on Friday and I had to share it. I started crying watching it because what Joanna said just really resonated with me. I spoke a lot about my fears in my Word of the Year post and how I want to grow in the future and not be so afraid. Joanna talks about how she had to just trust in the Lord that he was going to make her dreams happen in the right time. I know that is true for me too and it's just a great reminder to have faith and to give it all to Him. 


  1. Ok the food looks delicious- can't wait for the recipes you post! Also, I love love love Old Navy's workout clothes! They're super cute and really affordable. And I love the Joanna Gaines video. Seriously- she's amazing!

  2. You go girl on all of those meals - I love the Pioneer Woman, great recipes!! Those lamps are all so pretty, too! Joanna is such an inspiration, love their show!!

  3. Those meals look amazing! I love the teal leggings-so pretty!

  4. I think I need those workout clothes. Not to work out in, but to lounge in. :)

  5. I love those workout clothes and I have some workout planner stickers that are so motivating!

  6. I like these leggings because they hold in my stomach. I am 45 years old and highly recommend these leggings for people that have a little excess in the stomach area. The fabric of workout gear is fairly thick and not see through.