Five on Friday {Monthly Mash-up} February

Happy Friday everyone! This is going to be a crazy busy day so I'm mentally preparing myself with black iced coffee... yum lol. I actually don't mind black iced coffee but it's not as good as my vanilla lattes. Is this Whole30 over yet??? Anyways, I hope you have a great day!!

What I've Been Wearing

This month has been on the warmer side but I've still managed to wear my Columbia vest a ton. I LOVE this thing and I feel like it goes with everything. I've also been loving long-sleeve flowy tops. This one from Nordstrom is a current fave. Thanks for the awesome b-day gift Dina!! Since the weather has been so warm I've already started wearing sandals. I just got a new pair of Sam Edelman's and I love how they don't stretch out like other sandals do. They are perfect! 

What I've Been Eating

I've really ramped up my cooking in the past two months. I've tried a bunch of the Pioneer Woman's recipes and some of our faves have been the Pawhuska Cheesesteaks, Chicken Milanese, and grilled chicken. The recipe for the chicken marinade is SOOO delicious. Some of our other favorites from last month were Mississippi roast and crockpot buffalo chicken. I was even able to repurpose the chicken the next day and made enchiladas. YUM! I love when it works out that way. I started the Whole30 on Tuesday so my weekly menu will look a little different for the next month.

What I've Been Craving

Chocolate, chocolate, and more chocolate. I don't know what my problem is but I have had such a sweet tooth. I can normally restrain myself but not this month. I blame my birthday and Valentine's day but I know I really need to get it under control. I'm hoping the Whole30 helps, even though it's no fun right now. :(

I'm also looking forward to Spring weather. I can't wait to wear tank tops, jeans, and sandals. I'm not ready for summer though. Summer= bathing suits and this girl isn't ready for that. Yesterday, I posted some things I've been eyeing from Old Navy that really puts me in the spring mood.

What I've Been Planning

My parents and my mother-in-law are coming in town over their spring break. Mark and I will be working for most of the week but we have a couple things planned. We are actually going to see Vince Gill which is a bucket list item for me. Can't wait!

We are also planning a trip to Vegas over Spring Break to see my brother-in-law play baseball. The Cubs and Mets are playing at the 51's stadium for Big League Weekend. I've seen him play in that stadium several times but it's even more exciting that it's with the Bigs this time. It should be a fun time!

What I've Been Reading

I've read some really great books in the last few weeks. One was the sequel to Me Before You by Jojo Moyes called After You. Oh man it was so stinking good. I love when I can't predict what will happen in the book and the Moyes sure threw a lot of curve balls in this one.

I also finished Secrets of a Charmed Life. Every time I type or say that name it makes me think of the song Semi-Charmed Life by Third Eye Blind and I can't help but belt it out lol. Does this ever happen to you? No.. just me, okay! :) I wrote a book over-review about it so check it out here.

1 comment:

  1. Girl I am a chocolate lover as well! Have you ever tried Justins Peanut Butter Cups? They are organic ;) Currently my fave! Anyway love your adorable blog. I'm a new follower!