Just 5 Things

It's Friday and that's really all that matters today. I try not to be one of those people who only looks forward to the weekends or someone who complains all week long about how long it's been… but  goodness gracious this week has been long!! I am more than ready for a few days of fun and relaxation. And on that note? I want to leave you with my Friday 5.

ONE. Happy Pi Day, friends! March 14th. 3.14. Get it? Fun fact of the day. My 9th grade geometry teacher was absolutely crazy and had zero control over our class ever. Nothing ever got accomplished and I don't think I learned a thing all semester long with her. Other than memorizing 20+ digits of pi, that is. You see, this nerdy math teacher had a banner that went around her entire room of pi that probably had over 100 digits. I had enough time sitting and staring at it all day I could recite quite a bit of it. I have never forgotten it!

TWO. Protein Balls! Everyone and their momma has a different version of these but I'm convinced Jared and I came up with a pretty magical recipe last weekend. We've been eating these for breakfast all week, yum!

THREE. Kissing Student Loans goodbye! Jared and I paid off another student loan last night and it might have been the most exciting one yet. It started with a pretty hefty balance so knowing that it's finally gone is a HUGE relief. Plus, the loaner has been THE most difficult one to deal with… they really don't want you paying back your loans early. Proof is everywhere- including the fact that our next payment wasn't going to be due until 2024 since we were ahead of schedule!! 2024?!!!

FOUR. Spring, Spring, Spring! I'm wearing pastel colors today, it's going to be 60 and I'm just grinning from ear to ear about that. Our backyard is becoming home to so many gorgeous birds, I think we need to put up a bird feeder so I can get this little guy to come a little closer ;) So pretty!

FIVE. Friends, old and new. I get to meet a blog friend for the first time this weekend (yay!) and I also enjoyed an amazing conversation with one of my college roomy's last night (Hi, Amanda!). I miss that girl like crazy and even though we are terrible about getting together and making plans, it's like we never miss a beat. So thankful for a friendship like that!

Happy Friday, friends!! What's on your list of 5 things today?

39 comments

  1. Congrats on paying off another student loan...that's a pretty big deal!
    Happy Friday!

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  2. I hope you plan on sharing that protein ball recipe. I need a good snack to insert into my diet these days!

    YAY for paying off another student loan. That is SO exciting!!! You guys are so good at this!

    Have a fabulous weekend! Hopefully one day I'll be that blog friend you're meeting for the first time :)

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  3. Yay for paying off another student loan! You and your husband's determination has inspired me to want to pay off my loans ASAP. Keep it up girl!

    PS- LOVED your posts about Disney! I'm a bit of a Disney nerd myself.

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  4. What are protein balls? I've never heard of them!

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  5. Congrats on the payoff!!! I'm scheduled to pay my next one off on April 25. Can't wait!!

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  6. Your protein balls looks so much better than mine!! Recipe, please! :) 2024!? DANG YALL!

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  7. Can't wait for tonight!!! Eek! Those protein balls look yummy, I've never attempted to make any though!

    YAY SPRING!!!!!

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  8. can you come take the bird from my backyard and take him to yours? he likes to run into my back door and it scares the shit out of my every time! haha. and you guys are rockstars with your paying off student loans like crazy!

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  9. Oh I can't wait until we get our student loans paid off! We are actually starting a Dave Ramsey class next week, so I'm excited to get our finances and budget under control!

    Yay for spring! We were talking about wanting to get a bird feeder for our yard as well, but it made me feel like such a grandma - glad I'm not the only 20-something who wants one though!

    Also, I think I fixed the no-reply issue this morning! Hopefully it all works right now! :)

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  10. Congrats on paying off another student loan! Yay spring! Have a great weekend!!!

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  11. I hope you're going to share that recipe :) Congrats on the loan repayment!!

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  12. 2024? Oh Lawdy...how dare you try to pay off these loans so early! And um, yum. Those protein balls look delicious and I don't even know what is in them. That's how delicious they look.

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  13. Pi? Pi? Did someone say Pi? I'll take a turt...oh wait you mean 3.14 day ;)

    Congrats on that student loan payoff - I'm sure it feels GREAT!! :)

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  14. Hope to see the protein ball recipe soon! They look really good!!!

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  15. Those protein balls look great! Congrats on paying off another loan. I love that all the birds are starting to come out again. Unfortunately, the pretty ones are coming to close for us either but we do have some pigeons that are being pesky.

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  16. Spring is upon us! I've taken out my Brewers polo & sporting that today, I figure that they're in Spring Training so I can. & congrats on paying that student loan off! That's gotta feel REAL good! :)

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  17. Can I just say when I have to start paying back my student loans this blog will def be an inspiration to get it done!!! Yay for spring-ish weather though :)

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  18. Protein balls? I need to find out more about these.

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  19. first of all, congrats on the student loan, BOOYAH! second of all, those treeeees! I want some! (guess that's a downfall to building a new home - you have to start from scratch. boooooo!)

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  20. AH congrats on the loan repayment! Such pros! That must be an amazing feeling.

    OK those protein balls look delicious. What's in them?! I love little pops of protein.

    Hope you have a fun time meeting a new blog friend - I've met a few blog readers/fellow bloggers in real life lately and it has been really fun to talk to them - kind of odd, since they already know a lot of your life, but overall VERY fun.

    Have a great weekend!!

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  21. Protein balls!! I've been wanting to make some of those forever. How did y'all do yours?

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  22. That baffles my mind about the student loans! 2024?!!

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  23. That is awesome about paying off another loan! Congrats!
    Yeh for Spring like weather this weekend! Enjoy it Erin!

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  24. Congrats on paying off the loan. Hope you are sharing the recipe for the protein balls soon.

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  25. HURRAH another loan down. That's wonderful!

    Have a great weekend.

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  26. First of all, HUGE congrats on checking a loan off your list. You guys are amazing. Also, I am going to need you to share that recipe. We are obsessed in this household with the recipe we have, but would LOVE to switch it up a little bit.

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  27. I make protein balls all the time! Just a easy and healthy breakfast. Today I realized my student loans payment is more than my car payment. I could just cry.

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  28. Protein balls? I shall have to find out what they are. And congrats on paying off another student loan! And yeah, they aren't too happy when you pay them off super-fast. Angel found that out!

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  29. Hooray! Hooray! Hooray! GOODBYE to another loan! have a wonderful weekend my friend!!!!!!!!!!!

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  30. Congrats on paying off that student loan! *Carlton dance*

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  31. Congratulations on paying off a student loan! I got a "snapchat" from my lender the other day... and it's $18k on top of what I already had for my undergrad! *Sigh*.. Grad school better pay off!

    And those protein balls look yummy! Recipe?

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  32. Congrats on paying off all that debt!!! whoo! So funny that you technically don't have to pay anything until 10 years from now….little scammers are mad they can't collect any interest from you :) Way to go!!

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  33. YAY for debt! And I hear ya. We dealt with that too when we tried to pay mine in a lump sum. We're slowly making headway on my car payment and then it will be SOOOO nice to breath a bit :)

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  34. recipe for those protein balls PLEASE! yay for paying off debt!!! :) a week late but happy friday

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  35. Congratulations on paying off another student loan! So exciting!!!

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  36. i love hearing more and more of the birds outside each day!

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