Five on Friday - 1.24.14

Friday, January 24, 2014
It's that time again! Friday crept up on me this week due to the Monday off - even though the week still felt like it drug on forever ;) But no need for any more complaining, because it's almost the weekend!! Oh wait, I have class tonight to make up for Monday off...ugh.

Well, when I get to start my weekend at 9:30 pm is what's on my to-do list!


{Wear} my new down jacket! Yes, after weeks of searching / trying on / returning jackets, I have found one that works.

I went to Burlington Coat Factory over the weekend and found it in a medium, which was too big. So, I head home thinking I had been defeated, yet again...(but not before snapping a picture of the tag). Lucky me, I did a quick search of the SKU online when I got home and found the exact same jacket, but in my size, on ebay for $30! Meant to be :)


{Re-watch} this hilarious video of dogs wearing snow boots. I loose it everytime I watch this - have you ever put boots on your dog?? I would try with Deedee, but can't this winter since she has a broken ankle.


{Find} the final throw pillow needed to complete my bedset. Has this ever happened to you? Something is ALMOST perfect, but not quite. That's how I feel about my bedroom - at least as far as the bed goes. Yes, I am already aware that I am a little neurotic ;) 

It needs one more throw pillow, and I think this simple one from Ikea will do the trick. Poor mum will be getting another phone call request to stop by Ikea (she lives about 15 minutes from one) - and I am always begging her to go pick up things for me - sorry Mum!! :)


{Moisturize} I need your help ladies! My skin is so incredibly dry this winter...

I know this is a problem a lot of people have this time of year, but I feel like I can't get ahead of it at all. No matter what I use, it feels dry again in 5 minutes. Any of your suggestions are appreciated! Face, body, lips...I need it all. And don't be timid because literally nothing makes me break out.
I told Aaron, I'm this close to rubbing a stick of butter on my face.


{Eat} Well, I'm going to talk about Mac & Cheese again...which makes 2 times in the past 7 days, is that too much?? ;)

Mackenzie posted a great recipe yesterday using greek yogurt and quinoa pasta that sounds delicious - healthy, but still cheesy and creamy, with a touch of spinach!
Head to her blog, Bell Bliss to check it out!

Do you have any fun plans this weekend?


  1. That dog video is hysterical!!! I had to put a sock on Pixie's paw one time because she kept biting it and it took forever for her to realize she could walk normal. Dogs are so funny!!

  2. I love that coat. I have a long puffy one... but I am in the search for a short one. That pasta sounds so good too! Happy Friday!

  3. I need a new down coat like you wouldn't believe...I'm waiting for them to all go on sale!! As for moisturizers you should try origins...they have some great products - and aveno is really good for dry skin!! Hope you have a fabulous weekend!

  4. I've never used it but I hear coconut oil works well on skin. That Mac and cheese looks so good! Going to have to try that one!

  5. O.M.G. I'm GOING to try that mac and cheese recipe this weekend!!! It looks soooo good!! That bull dog is hilarious!!!

  6. Totally posted Mackenzie's recipe...yum! Can't wait to try. And throw pillows...soon! I am a sucker for throw pillows...always! :)

  7. I swear by coconut oil for everything, I put it seriously everywhere! I wish I lived closer to an Ikea, hubby is not a huge fan so it's usually a once a year trip

  8. Dogs. In snow boots. YESSSSS. That mac looks amazing! Your new cute is so cute. It's not that dry here in the winter, but I swear by baby oil mixed in with my regular body lotion. I also love Smith's Rosebud Salve for dry spots like under my eyes and T-zone, then just cover with powder. Have a great - and warm - weekend!

  9. Holy yum mac and cheese! I need that in my life and on our menu this weekend! Thank you for the share! Super cute coat :) Happy weekend!

  10. That pasta looks delicious!! :)

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  11. Love your down coat! I love mine that I had for Finland! So warm and cozy!

    XO, Brooke

  12. try out linola or homeplasmine!

  13. Girl I am right there with you on the dry skin thing! I just started using CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser and that has definitely helped. If you figure out the secret, let me know!!!

  14. My skin gets so dry too and I hear that's what causes wrinkles, grrr!

    That Mac & Cheese looks relish!!! Yum :-)

  15. We have shoes for our dogs. It is definitely hilarious! Sometimes when my skin is really dry I just put straight up baby oil on! Lol :)


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