Five on Friday ~ 2.21.14

Friday, February 21, 2014
(1) Winter still isn't over. UGH.
I find myself channeling summer and craving sunshine...this week has been full of "Beach Radio" during work and hot pink finger/toe nails. And I am so pale and sun deprived that I am about 5 seconds away from hopping in a tanning bed for a couple minutes of UV glory (awful, I know!)

I'll take a one way ticket to here please...

(2) On a more positive note - I am super proud of how well I've done with one of my New Year's resolutions so far! I've been saving every week and even put in a little extra. Now, if I am able to hit my savings goal by the end of the year I think I'm going to treat myself to a little purchase ;) Not sure what yet but here are a couple things that are on my mind...although it's months away so I'm sure my mind will change by then!

 (3) Luna Bars are saving my life during the week! I have class a couple nights a week from 6-9:15 pm, which totally messes up my eating routine since I have to eat dinner super early before class. Problem is, then I am hungry again around like 8 pm...

I really don't like to eat that late, but I've been stocking up on protein bars and throwing one in my purse for school nights to curb the hunger. I've been loving these Luna ones - pretty tasty for under 200 calories ;)

(4) H&M Online

It is dangerous for me to get on this site ever since they lauched their online store! It was safe before because while I could browse through everything, you couldn't order...but now I get sucked into their deals and end up with items in my cart every time!

This cardigan was on flash sale for $12 last week (down from $25) which just seemed way too good of a deal to pass up - right?!

I already have a heather grey boyfriend cardigan, so I got this one in the darker "purple-y" color.
And while your at it - you have to pick up a pair of $5 aviators too! Need something until I get around to buying the Ray Bans ;)

(5) Finally, this week has been a rough one on a personal level. One of my best friend's mum has been battling pancreatic cancer since last summer and over the past week it took a drastic turn for the worse. It is crazy how fast things can just spiral downhill - a month ago she was getting treatment and showing some promise...and this week she is was moved to hospice, not expected to make it more than a couple days. She eneded up passing very early on Wednesday morning. It is so heartbreaking, and hard to see someone you love go experience their worst nightmare.

It has really made me put my own stressors and battles into perspective. I hadn't shared this yet, but Aaron's company did some major downsizing and he was laid off at the end of January. It has been really stressful and scary while he looks for work and I'm the only one briging income in. But, this week has made me step back and realize how blessed I am...I have my family and my health, and all the ones I love are healthy, and that is what is most important. Everything else is just temporary and can be dealt with.



  1. I'm so sorry to hear about your best friends mom, and your husband losing his job. It sounds like you have the right attitude about it though, that you have your health and your family! Hopefully your husband finds work soon! ...p.s. I love Luna Bars!

  2. So sorry to hear about your friend's mom! We lost a good family friend to pancreatic cancer a few years ago way too fast. It was like she was here one day and then she wasn't anymore. I've never tried Luna bars. I usually stick to Kind and Lara bars. Luna bars will have to be my next buy!

  3. I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your friend's mom and the loss of your husband's job! Hopefully it just means something better is in store for Aaron. Doors close so others can open right? Or something like that...

  4. Thoughts and prayers for Aaron and your friend's family. Life is always so tough, and seems so unfair, so best wishes especially for Aaron as I'm sure he will find something soon! Have a nice weekend, girl :)

  5. So sorry to hear about your best friend's mom - i'm sure you're there for her in the best way you can be...and you're very right about Aaron and his job - the right thing will come around soon!! I do love the cardigan thought...hope you have a relaxing weekend!

  6. Oh my goodness woman! I'm so sorry to hear about Aaron's job as well as your friend's mom. That is so sad. I can't imagine losing my mother. My thoughts and prayers are with you all! On a better note, I LOVE that cardigan! Oh my goodness! And yay for doing well with saving money! You will definitely deserve to treating yourself! :) Have a great weekend!

  7. I really want an MK bag in black such a classic shape and design lovely picks here <3

  8. H&M is always dangerous! but that cardi is perfection

  9. I'm so sorry to hear about the tough times you've been going through lately...sending hugs!

  10. I'll take a one way ticket as well! I love H& is the best. Xx.


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