Five on Friday {New Recipes & Shopping Finds}

Hi everyone! I hope you all had a great week. Mine flew by and mostly consisted of errands and cooking but both are fine with me. Let's jump into this Five on Friday!

1- New Recipes

I tried two new recipes this week and both were a hit! The first was Orange Chicken from Whitney Bond's blog. We loved the General Tso's chicken we made last week so when I saw she had orange chicken, I jumped on it. The recipe was fairly easy minus the fact that I made a HUGE mess with the cornstarch lol. I doubled the recipe so I think it was just too small of a bowl to try to mix cornstarch and chicken together. Oh well, lesson learned! You can find the recipe here

The 2nd recipe was the Pioneer Woman's pulled pork tacos. SOOOOO yummy! I have a pulled pork recipe that my mom's friend gave me that is my go-to but I wanted to try something different. I think they are a tie, I love them both. I forgot to take a picture of the tacos but they were delicious! I think it's from this cookbook but I'm not sure. I took pictures of the recipes I wanted to try from my sister's cookbook :) 

2- Time to Relax

I am the WORST at relaxing, unless I am on vacation lol. When I'm at home, I feel like I need to check things off my list and get things done. Today I decided that I was going to force myself to relax and go hang out on the beach for awhile. It was so nice!! I finished one book and started in on The Cursed Child. Can't wait to get into it more! I also burned the crap out of my back. Darn spray sunscreen!! I need to order more Rodan+ Fields sunscreen. 

On another note, today gave me time to reflect and think about everything that has happened in the last few months. Summer has been so busy with friends & family out to visit, moving, lots of fertility appointments, and working on my R+F business. Even with all the baby hoopla and disappointments I am still so grateful for my life and the people in it. Sometimes you just need a good walk in the fresh air to thank God for the many blessings he gives us. :)

3- Binge-watching Gilmore Girls

I have been binge-watching Gilmore Girls for the past month and I am on the series finale. I seriously cried the other day when Lorelai and Chris broke up and then again when Rory graduated. I am ridiculous, I know. I was in love with this show in high school so it was like reliving it all again. I can't wait until November when the last season comes out!!!! Anyone else with me??

4- More Nordstrom Sale Finds

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You guys, I am a robe lover. Not the silky sexy kind of robes lol... the big fluffy, cozy kind! I get ready in one everyday, expect for in this hot weather. I've been using a much cooler cotton robe from Target for the past few months. Anyways, I digress. I have a big fluffy robe that I've worn to death and I've wanted a Barefoot Dreams robe for so long. If you don't know the brand, just imagine the softest blanket you've ever felt and then wrap that around your body lol. It's amazing! They are a little pricey but they happen to be on the Nordstrom sale. I've been trying to get one since the sale opened to the public but they've been sold out. I finally found one in stock online and as soon as I put it in my cart it was gone!! I thought I was never going to get one, but finally I did. It should be here Monday and it almost makes me wish it was winter so I can wear it. I said almost... I'm still loving summer!
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I also FINALLY got the BP Anorak jacket in olive green. I've been checking to see if this little guy is in stock, almost every day. I ordered a small because it said to size down, so I hope it fits! 

5- Vacation Starts Tomorrow

Today is the day we were supposed to leave for Cancun. I'm bummed but I also know that having a baby is WAY more important than a vacation. I still wish we were on that plane but I'll get over it. I hope my parents have an amazing anniversary trip there!

 We finally decided what we are doing for a trip instead. We've gone back and forth with a million ideas but we finally settled on two places. Check in next week to see where we went :) 

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