Five on Friday - 1.17.14

Friday, January 17, 2014
Happy Friday! Linking up with some fabulous ladies for Five on Friday...


Find some light wash, distressed, cropped boyfriend jeans for the spring/summer.
I saw this picture on a new blog I stumbled upon (that I absolutely love) and fell in love with this outfit.

I used to have a similar pair from American Eagle, but they just didn't fit right, so I never ended up wearing them...and got rid of them last year. Now, I wish I hadn't, and just taken them to get fitted, but I'm sure I'll be able to find a pair similar to them...

Found these, which look great, but I won't be paying anywhere near $150 for a pair of ripped jeans ;)

via Shopbop


Find more of these...because they make me laugh so hard my face hurts :)

Links here...and here


I need a new throw for our bedroom (more blankets = always completely necessary).
I have my eye on these faux fur throws from Restoration Hardware, but I know the TJ Maxx always has some good options that look really similiar to this.


Macaroni and cheese is my all-time favorite dish - and my current quest for healthy living leaves me without this delicously cheesy masterpiece (a little dramatic, but I do feel strongly about it ;). So, I am on the lookout for "healthy" mac & cheese recipes. I know no recipe is going to be perfect, because it's impossible to make noodles and cheese completely healthy - but I am looking for a healthier option than your typical dish.

Any good recipes to share?? :)

Head over to Macy's and find another jacket.

I mentioned in my Birthday Post that I finally found the down jacket I had been searching for that fit all my criteria...well, I lied :(

Once it came in the mail (had to order from distribution center because they didn't have xs in the store) and I put it on, I decided I didn't like it. Does this ever happen to you?? It's such a let down, especially when you are so excited about whatever it is you ordered.

So, I don't know why I didn't realize this, but it just made me look heavy due to all the stuffing and the fact that there was no shape or belt around the waist area. I'm not sure I'm going to be able to pull off a long one now that I think about any of you have down jackets? I feel like they look so great on everyone else...don't know what I should be looking for? Maybe something more like this (with a cinched waist)...what do you think?

Anyways, I'm going to return it and see if I can get lucky and find something else I like while they are still having their huge outerwear sale. Not sure there will be much left at this point though!

Hope you all have a lovely (long) weekend...I am so greatful for the extra day off because this chick has tons of homework and reading to get through!

xo Em


  1. Loving those light washed jeans! And that bed looks amaaazing. I would never be able to get out of it! I have a down jacket for winter and I look like a homeless person in it but I don't care because I'm so warm haha. I do need to get a cute fitted one though and I really like the cinched waist!

  2. I hate when I order something, get so excited about it, and it doesn't fit! Worse feeling ever! I know I've seen some healthy mac and cheese recipes on Pinterest. Now I'm craving mac and cheese, thanks!

  3. Ummm I love mac and cheese too. My husband calls me a mac and cheese slut. ...I just ignore it because that sounds weird. I JUST made a crock pot recipe mac and cheese last night and it was pretty dang good...not "healthy," but dang good!!!

  4. I miss mac and cheese so much too! We have a restaurant nearby that is solely all different gourmet mac & cheese dishes and I am already planning my one cheat meal to be there after vacation!

  5. Those animals with their naughty signs absolutely crack me up! TJ Maxx and Homegoods are my go to for home decor :-)

  6. Those ripped jeans are perfect! I love that outfit! If you find a "healthy" mac and cheese recipe, please share it!

  7. You've come across some great things lately! :) I love the blankets! I've been thinking about getting a nice bed set for our bedroom but I never want to spend the money on it because the dogs just ruin them! Lol. I love the macy outerwear sale!! I'ev gotten some good steals from there over the years! :) Have a great weekend!

  8. Love those dog posters - so, so great. I do a simple mac 'n cheese with Dreamfields (low carb pasta), 2% shredded cheddar, reduced fat s'cream, salt and pepper. Mix it all up and finish it under the broiler. Have a great weekend and enjoy Monday off!

  9. I think the Restoration Hardware blanket is a good investment. Nothing better than a nice heavy blanket! I always want to wear boyfriend jeans but none ever look good on me. I don't think I am skinny enough for them because they always make me look and feel heavy.

  10. I have the same problem with puffy vests! I always feel like they make me look like a large marshmallow and no one wants to look like that. My husband did get me a red puffy jacket 3 years ago that I still wear but it has a belt that I tie around my waist so it looks a little more appealing! Have a wonderful weekend

  11. Ooooobsessed. With your blog. Just loved wandering around and totally stalked (and pinned) that amazing Restoration Hardware bed. And started following (of course). So glad to have found your little corner of the is so lovely! Can't wait to read more, girlie! Happy weekend! xx

  12. I've been on the hunt for jeans like that for the last year!! If you end up finding affordable ones definitely post about it!

  13. I literally laughed out loud at the "I peed on the roomba" picture! So funny!! Mmmmm I love Mac & cheese!!

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  15. Love restoration hardware! And your DIY idea for the jeans! Hope you had a great weekend!


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