Five on Friday 1.10.14

Friday, January 10, 2014
Hope you are all staying warm! It has been such a cold week step-outside-and-want-to-die-cold.

We actually had two "snow days" on Monday and Tuesday - which is amazing because Ohio State almost NEVER closes. Just to put it into perspective, they have only closed for weather 9 times in the past 35 years....until this week. It was nice getting an extended weekend and having those two extra days off, but for some reason this week has still felt extremely long! But I'm happy it is once again the weekend :)

1} Breathe.
Because after tonight I have completed my first week of grad school and it wasn't as scary as I thought it would be ;) Still a bit intimidating, but I'm sure in time I will get more comfortable and confident during class.

2} Celebrate.
 I turn 26 this weekend! My birthday is Sunday - so I'm excited to go out with Aaron and then see by best friend, Michelle, and her fiance...she is coming up from KY just to see me and I couldn't ask for a better present!

Fun fact: her bday is July 12th - so we are exactly 6 months apart and have half-bdays on each other's birthdays!

Holy throw back! Pretty sure this is 2006 (senior year of high school) - and is the only picture I could find of us. We have been best friends for almost 20 years and barely have any pics together! It is a crime really.

3} Read.
 This technically isn't out yet, but you better believe I already pre-ordered my copy on Amazon. She is hilarious, and I've read all of her other books within hours, so funny you can't put them down!

4} List.
Clutter stresses me out, majorly. So, I've had enough with all the useless crap laying around our house and cluttering the basement, especially when none of it gets used. Speakers, bike racks, motorcycle stands, snowboarding jackets, endless pieces of technolgy, etc etc.

So...the goal this weekend is to get rid of it! And how will I do this? Ebay, of course! Why not make a little seed money in the process of de-cluttering?? Genius plan, me thinks.

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5} Plant.
I got a fabulous wooden {indoor} planter from Aaron for Christmas...because he knows I love succulents and thought it would be fun for me to have them inside. For my birthday, I asked that we go to the local nursery and pick out some things to fill it with :) The planter is super modern, like a wooden puzzle - hard to describe, but I will take picutres once it has plants in it!

Side note: this is totally adorable and such a creative gift, he got major points for this one. I never would have even though of it myself. 

If you don't know what succelents are...see below.
Basically, the cutest little rubbery plants - I love them :)

As always, thank you so much for reading ladies!! Will you be linking up for Five on Friday? I always love reading everyone's posts at the end of the week :)


  1. Happy Birthday this weekend! Hope you have a great day!

  2. I've just recently been turned onto succulents and now I love them! I think it's al funny they're rubbery though. I didn't know Chelsea had a new book out. Honestly I find her funny but kind of mean at the same time. I've never read any of her books but I'm sure they're hilarious. Have a great birthday!!

  3. Congrats on being done with your first week of grad school!!! So funny that you posted about eBay this week, because I had a pretty great week selling stuff haha!! I can't wait to read Chelsea Handlers new book - she is beyond hilarious!! Hope you have a fabulous birthday!!

  4. Congrats on your first week of grad school! And I had no idea Chelsea Handler had a new book coming out,!

  5. Happy a great birthday, youngin' :) Love succulents - just need to finally buy some!

  6. Happy early birthday! Umm I am so excited for Chelsea's new book & she looks amazing on that cover! Found you through Five on Friday link up and you've got a new follower in me!

  7. Oh I didn't know Chelsea Handler was coming out with a new book! Yay!! Love you have a Sunday birthday (since you share it with my most favorite non person ever!) Now if you tell me you have a connection to March 20th I will officially be weirded out!

  8. I loooove succulents!! They're the hardest to kill!! Hahaha! Congrats on your first week of grad school!

  9. Happy Early Birthday!! Hope you have a great day:)

  10. I LOVE birthday weekends! Hope you have the best time celebrating :-)

  11. Happy Early birthday!! and great pist! i think thats a great idea to sale stuff you no longer use on craigslist! :) Genius! And i love your blog! and can't wait to read more! I also followed you on GFC!

    Also I'm new to blogging and i'm trying to meet some fellow bloggers so I'd love if you had some time if you could check out my blog and let me know what you think! it'd be greatly appreciated! And maybe even follow me on bloglovin or gfc if you like and want to!

    thanks so much xoxo Randa


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