August 30, 2013

Five on Friday

Happy Friday! As always, I'm linking up for Five on Friday today. 



1. It's Still Summertime! 


As much as I love Fall and all things pumpkin, I also LOVE summer. I was born and raised in Miami, FL, where it's summertime nearly all year round. While I don't miss the humidity, I do miss being able to jump in a pool or go to the beach whenever I want. Miss A and I are going to live up the final days of summer by going to the pool, taking walks, and wearing our sundresses until we feel a chill in the air! How adorable is this baby float by the way? It was a gift from my in-laws and we finally used it at the pool last week!

2. I Love "Me" Time 


Now that I'm a mom (I still say that like I'm a new mom, but sometimes I feel that way!), "me" time is short to come by. When the hubby is working late or has to go to bed early for a shift, I enjoy some "me" time. As you can see I like to watch chic flicks and pamper myself with my favorite hair product and lotions. Big plans I tell you. ;) I also like to read, catch up on blog posts, or talk to a friend. What do you like to do with your "me" time?

3. Sticking to Menu Planning


Now that I'm back to blogging, I've started menu planning again. I forgot how much fun it was. Yes, I said FUN. Especially when you're using a cute printable like this one. So why is menu planning fun? Well, 1. It saves the guessing game throughout the week of what to make for dinner, 2. I get the opportunity to look through magazines, my cookbooks, and blogs for inspiration and feast my eyes on good food, 3. I make my grocery list at the same time, completing two tasks in one, and 4. No one gets to bother me while I menu plan! If you haven't tried planning out your menu for the week, do it once, see how it goes. It's not set in stone, just because you write "Chicken Parmesan" for Monday doesn't mean you HAVE to make it Monday night. I swap my menu all the time based on what I'm in the mood for and how much time I have. Did I convince you yet? ;)

4. Comfy, Cozy Sweaters







Come every Fall and Winter, I search for new sweaters. I get bored of sweaters SO quickly. I don't know what it is about sweaters, you wear them a few times and it's time for a new one. I poured over my Alloy catalog when it came in the mail this week, practically drooling over their new sweaters. I want them ALL. 

5. Mini M&M's Chocolate Chip Cookies


There were lots of good treats from many of my favorite food blogs this week. These M&M cookies are so cheery and festive. I can't wait to make them! 

Have a great weekend!

26 comments:

  1. Hi, I found your blog from the 5 on Friday linkup. I love the printable you shared. I have been looking for one that didn't break each day down into 3 meals.

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    1. It's great! I love that it has a grocery column on the side. Two things done in one!

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  2. We live in Miami and its soooo hot! We never appreciate what we have though, I'm sure if I moved too I'd feel the way you do and want the warmth back too. At least you get to enjoy fall and watching the leaves change - that's my favorite!
    As for the me Time, isn't it wonderful! I love "me time"!!!

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    1. Yeah I'll never forget how hot it is in Miami this time of year. The heat was definitely something I don't miss! I do enjoy having the seasons, it's amazing, but I never knew how much I appreciated summer until we left Miami.

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  3. I love menu planning! It's so nice to have the week planned out and have all the supplies on hand!

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  4. I really enjoy summer but the Texas heat?? Not so much. I am so excited to experience my first Texas fall!

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  5. Thanks for the printable link! It will come in very handy for our household! Have a great weekend!!

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  6. "Me" time is a MUST.... I swear it saves my sanity!! Right there with you on that! And those cookies look amazing - just what I need - one more dessert to add to my "must try" list! Haha!!! Happy weekend!

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    1. I totally agree. I feel SO much better after having a little time to myself. I'll be trying those cookies soon too!

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  7. First of all I also love menu planning and grocery shopping! I do it every other week and actually look forward to doing it haha! It makes dinner time so easy! Also, love some me time and I also read blogs or catch up on TV :) I've been seeing that pumpkin cinnamon scent everywhere and need to try it! Oh and Food and Family is one of my favorite food magazines :) happy Friday!

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    1. I look forward to menu planning too, now that I've got a system down! The pumpkin cinnamon lotion is my favorite lotion ever, I love it so much I could eat it ;) I also loooove Food and Family magazine, I look forward to each new issue!

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  8. New follower over here! and You are a doll! LOVE menu planning, I couldn't live without it. and sweaters- YES so comfy and cozy I agree! xo
    http://aaronkarina.blogspot.com

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  9. I have been considering menu planning for a long time... This printable has convinced me! Printing as I type :)

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  10. Menu planning is a MUST for me. I refuse to run to the grocery store every day to grab a few things! Ha. It's nice because we pretty much always have leftovers which means lunches are covered, too :)

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    1. I know, me too. I could not handle multiple trips to the grocery store!

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  11. Those sweaters... mmm! I could live inside those forever. Or at least until next summer! Great shares, Christina. Hope you and your family have a wonderful weekend!

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  12. Girl it's still summer time in NC too. The heat is in full effect. No fall here. And enjoy your "me" time. I know it's loved when you can have it as a mama! :)

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    1. Yup, I love in NC too! It's still super hot, which I'm happy about. :) Have a great weekend!

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