It's Not Friday

Let's talk about how I woke up today thinking that it was Friday. On second thought, let's not talk about that because it's far too depressing. Although I do have some weekend work hours coming up, Jared has a fun day-date planned for us Saturday and I'm anxious to find out what it is! Anytime I say day-date it reminds me of the movie Just Friends and how Ryan Reynolds gets put into the dreaded friend zone. Please tell me you all have seen it? It's a favorite of ours and I've probably watched it 100 times, no lie. Okay, that was off topic.

I had fun swapping blogs with Candace yesterday and I know there might be a few new faces around so HI! :) I really just wanted to pop in on this non-Friday (ugh) and mention a few things I'm loving lately.

- Burt's Bee's tinted lip balm. As a non lipstick-wearing girl, this is a great alternative. Just a little bit of color and keeps your lips soft! I got it in Hibiscus and I'm loving how it looks. I feel more put-together without feeling like I'm too done up for the office. Highly recommend- Anyone else use this?

- Losing weight! I mentioned it on Instagram but I tried out DietBet for the first time and lost 7 pounds the past 4 weeks. It feels good and I will definitely be doing another DietBet challenge soon. I know a few of you commented that you would be interested in doing one so I'll be sure to blog details when I find the next one I'm signing up for!

- Freestyling in the kitchen. I really like cooking but I'm always hesitant to change things up from recipes in fear that I'll ruin it. This week I made an Italian chicken, spinach and tomatoes dinner without a single note and it turned out delicious. Move over Rachael Ray! ;)

- Crunchy Peanut Butter, on a rice cake, topped with blueberries. It's been my go-to breakfast lately and it's like a weird, healthy version of a PB&J sandwich, I swear. Yum! This is the brand we buy, in case anyone's curious because yes, it is the best version.

- My man, always! I am so thankful I get to do life with Jared by my side. He and I are both wrestling with some big decisions in various aspects of life right now and it's tough to know what to do. There have been many late nights, long discussions and hypothetical plans but we're still just "stuck" not knowing what our next move is. Having Jared by my side makes the tough stuff easier and I know everything will work out for us in time. I know, I know... I'm being vague, but I have to be- sorry. Everything is fine though :)

What are you all loving lately? :)

31 comments

  1. Oh my gosh I love that movie lol! I die every time he has to go back to the retainer - too funny! Thinking about ya'll during your tough decision-making time :)

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  2. Yay for a day date! You two always have the best dates so I can't wait to read about it!
    Tinted lip balm?! I need to get some of that. Sounds perfect for me!
    Also, that peanut butter breakfast you've been having sounds DELISH!

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  3. It's important to have a true partner, good and bad times. Good luck to both of you with your big things.

    My coworkers all also thought it was Friday. There was a lot of disappointment here this morning. LOL

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  4. YES to rice cakes and crunchy PB! That's a favorite of mine. Never thought about throwing blueberries on top but I should give that a try :) if it helps I thought YESTERDAY was Thursday. Gross. ;)

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  5. 7 pounds in a month? You go girl! (Not that you needed it...but still that's awesome)I'll have to try that breakfast...I need to switch things up a bit. Also, I keep thinking it's Friday, too. What is it with this week? Crazy!

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  6. LOL at that gif! That's my favorite part of that movie, it cracks me up every time! We LOVE that movie, and have watched it I don't know how many times. Congrats on losing 7 pounds, that's amazing!! I have heard about DietBet and I am definitely intrigued! Praying for you for your tough decisions, I know that can be so stressful but it's awesome that you have a great husband who is there with you!

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  7. I love me some Burt's Bees & that chicken looks delicious!

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  8. Girl I WISH it was Friday. Ugh. Definitely going to have to look into that Burt's Bees stuff! And so glad you have Jared to help you through the tough times! I know you could do it on your own but it's definitely an added bonus to have someone you can rely on!

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  9. I thought it was Friday too, but I'm not that bummed that it's not, because Aaron is away and I'm cherishing my alone time!

    I'm not a huge peanut butter fan, but I do love crunchy peanut butter. I should get some.

    Good luck with your big decisions. I know you'll figure it out - together!

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  10. ugh, thinking it's Friday is no fun at all!!!!

    I'm with you on the last point, we are in the same boat right now and it's frustrating. We had plans and they got changed, then we had ideas and they ended up not being the right ones and right now I'm restless, so restless. I just want to know what the next step is, STAT!

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  11. I LOVE that movie. And that gif. And Ryan :) And how adorable your husband looks in those pics. And that delish looking meal.

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  12. Love that movie! Ryan Reynolds' character is pretty much my age in that film, so allllll the mid-90s references are super hilarious to me!
    It's so hard to deal with grown-up decisions. Hope you guys feel at peace with whatever you have to decide!

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  13. Just Friends is hilarious, especially this scene: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yLEYf_Nxbsw

    I'll have to check out that tinted lip gloss. I'm already a huge fan of Burt's Bees, so this sounds perfect! Way to go on the weight loss! THAT'S AWESOME! Also, you can come freestyle in my kitchen whenever you want...that looks amazing. I'll be praying for you and Jared and hope that you get "unstuck" soon! I know what you mean about feeling kinda trapped in various aspects of your life. It's not a good feeling.

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  14. I love Just Friends!!! I also love Burt's Bees stuff but I have not tried that particular one and clearly need to go find it. Your chicken looks so good!!! I don't even like tomatoes that much, but that picture makes me want to scoop up all of that goodness.

    I am finding it more and more important the longer that I have been married that communication is key. That the best thing I have done for myself is found someone with whom I can talk to about future things. Family, careers, dreams, etc. Best wishes with whatever you guys are talking about :) I am sure everything will fall in to place.

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  15. That chicken looks amazing!!! :)

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  16. I have to check out that Burt's Bees! I usually just put on chapstick, but have been wanting a little something more. That dinner looks fab! I hear you on tough decisions...so nice you have each other. I am sure whatever happens it will be the best for you!

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  17. Nothing ruins a Friday likes realizing it's Thursday! I love Burt's Bees lip tints. It makes me feel like an actual girl since I'm usually afraid of lipstick

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  18. Just Friends is one of my favorite movies! way to go on the weight loss! I've never done a DietBet, and probably wouldn't, but I'd love to hear your experience with it. Best of luck with the decisions ahead :)

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  19. I have thought today was Friday so many times! I blame working from home today, but still! You and Jared are too cute. DietBet sounds fantastic!

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  20. Yay for day dates! Can't wait to see where he takes you. Loving that I'm taking half day tomorrow to spend some more time with the kids and my kid has his performance for the end of the school year tomorrow too.

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  21. I went out to listen to a band last night with friends and I seriously lost track of the days while there, thinking it was friday or saturday. Can't wait to hear about your date :)

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  22. I'm with you, can it be Friday already? I'm not a huge lipstick girl either, so the idea of a tinted lip balm is perfect. I might have to try some from Burt's Bees!

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  23. Oh my gosh that chicken looks SO good! and ps it was a pleasure to take over :) loved having you on mine! and husbands are theeee best! I can't wait to hear all about your date :) have fun!
    xo, Candace | Lovely Little Rants

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  24. I might need to try that Burt's Bee's lip balm. Every single morning I put on lipstick or lipgloss and then I look in my rearview mirror when I get to the office and wipe it off. I'm not brave enough to wear a bold color in public. But this could be the perfect solution! Have a great weekend, enjoy your day date! :)

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  25. NOW it's Friday - yay :) Day dates are the best, and I'm very impressed with your kitchen freestyling - that freaks me out, ha. Looks delicious though! My loving lately: Craigslist. Also something that usually freaks me out, but yesterday I listed all our moving boxes and a very nice man came and took them all out of my garage and it looks so tidy now. Success!

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  26. Oh my gosh, that chicken looks amazing! I want it! Yummy!

    I may have to try that tinted lip balm. I don't like lipstick either but I do love me some Burt's Bees & if I can get a little pop of color, that would be okay. :)

    Mandie ~ http://badbrewpack.blogspot.com/

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  27. Improvising in the kitchen can be so much fun and your dinner turned out looking delicious!! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  28. yay for today actually being friday! haha. the chicken, tomatoes and spinach looks deeeelish. and oh that just friends movie - its been so long since i've seen that!

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  29. I have the same tinted lip balm :D I love it because I have lipstick + balm all in one and since I'm lazy, it's the best thing ever. Loved the last picture, looks so fun! I loved your blog, definitely following!
    x,
    Dany | Dew Light

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  30. i LOVE that movie!!! I have 2 of those lip balms...they are my favorite, I think I have honeysuckle and a pink one (I forget the name!) but they are great for when you dont wanna wear lipstick! That chicken looks AAAAAAAAAAMAZING!

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  31. HOW have we never talked about Just Friends?!?!?! It is one of my all time favorite movies and a constant go to when I need something on in the background. I am absolutely astounded by how many people have never heard of or seen this epic movie. Also, I say "Oh my God! Plastic Menus" on the regular.

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