Friday’s Few

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Happy Friday! And Happy April Fool’s Day I guess. Personally, I do not like April Fool’s day, because I will believe literally anything people tell me. So you can imagine the turmoil I’m in when people tell me all sorts of things and I believe them and then they say, “April Fools!”. Like stop, you’re just taking advantage of me. I digress.

This has been a crazy week, and it’s gone by pretty fast! Not that I’m complaining. Here’s what I’m loving this week:

1. Chicken with Roasted Tomatoes and Red Onions-SkinnyTaste

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I made this Chicken with Roasted Tomatoes and Red Onions from SkinnyTaste on Wednesday (the only night I cooked this week…insert embarrassed monkey emoji) and it was so yummy! I pinned it but I wasn’t really dying to make it, until my sister said she had made it and loved it, so of course I had to try! As you may or may not know, roasted vegetables are kind of my jam. They just have such a delicious flavor and texture and they are so easy. Anyways, I grilled the chicks on my George Foreman and piled it high with the roasted tomatoes and onions and fresh basil, and it was divine. I could have eaten another piece. If you’re looking for an easy and pretty healthy dinner, give this a try!

2. Target With Liza

My bestie Robyn shared this gem with me and I’m still dying. She worked at Target in College Station, and way too often, I would wander around Target on Friday nights alone, and I would run into her all. the. time. And I would always be buying things I didn’t need, such as a Lilly for Target (remember that madess?) romper from the little girl’s section. This still happens to me, but unfortunately I don’t have any friends at Target. It’s just me being pathetic. #FunFriday.

3. A Good Start

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I stumbled upon a great article from MyDomaine, How 7 Female Leaders Spend Their First Hour at Work. It has some great advice from successful women, and I think it shows that how you start the day sets the tone for how your workday will go. I’m having a hard time choosing my favorites, but I love Lauren Conrad’s advice of checking in with coworkers, and Marissa Mayer’s advice of a three-tier priority list.

4. New Music

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A few weeks ago I saw Brett Eldredge at the Houston Rodeo with my friends on a whim, and it was THE BEST. The rodeo and also the concert. He wasn’t really on my list of people to see, but I had strep throat and missed Jason Aldean with my church friends and Miranda Lambert with my sister (I cried), and then I broke up with my boyfriend (surprise, I had a boyfriend during my blogging hiatus), so my friends were like, “COME TO THE RODEO WITH US WE’RE SEEING BRETT ELDREDGE” the next day, so obviously I went. I knew I liked him but now I’m obsessed. I am currently listening to the above-pictured album as we speak. If you like country music and are looking for something new, check him out!

5. IT’S THE WEEKEND

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I’m just so excited I feel like Heather Dubrow needs to tell me to calm down. On Saturday I have a Junior League shift and then I have to clean my whole apartment before it literally consumes me, but on Sunday I’m going to a Mumford & Sons concert with my bestie Ashley! Yay weekend!

I hope everyone has a great weekend- That’s all for meow!

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WorkIt Wednesday- My Country Workout Playlist

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It’s Hump Day! And this week’s Pre-Friday since it’s a short week for most of us. And it’s payday, which is exciting but we’re not going to talk about how I’ve already spent 1/4 of my July shopping budget online at JCrew Factory last night, but we will talk about how all of the clearance was an extra 50% off and I got some great deals, so it’s not thaaaaat bad.

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Anyways, WorkIt Wednesday is a (not-so-regular) series where I like to share my tips and tidbits that help me personally live a healthier lifestyle, in hopes that it helps you, too! Today, I’m sharing one of my favorite workout playlists. You may remember my Power Playlist from a few months back. That’s what I listen to when I’m really needing some motivation to get through my ab circuit. However, sometimes I’m just not in the mood for pop music- I want something a little calmer, but still upbeat. I love country music in general, but a lot of it is too slow to listen to while I work out..it doesn’t really keep me moving. Recently, I’ve put together a few of my favorite country songs that help me keep the pace!


An easy way to shake up your workout is just change your music! If you’re a country music fan like me and are wanting a bit of a different sound for your afternoon treadmill trot, give this playlist a try and let me know how you like it!

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WorkIt Wednesday- My Power Playlist

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Each semester when I come home, I have one week that’s filled with doctor’s appointments, and that week is upon us. With the exception of the eye doctor (HATE that puff of air business, and I can’t tell you the last time I could read the smallest line- like, face it, I’m blind, just adjust my prescription and “oh I have to drive myself home, I can’t get my eyes dilated today SARS”), I actually don’t mind all of these appointments- it gives me something to do with my time. My favorite is the dentist appointment, mainly because I’ve had the same hygienist since I was in high school, and we’re besties. She loves to ask me all about my life, and I love to tell her in between teeth scrapings. All I want is for everyone to be as excited to see me as my dental hygienist is every six months. I digress.

Also, remember WorkIt Wednesdays? Yeah, I barely remember them myself. It was supposed to be a weekly series on fitness and a healthy lifestyle. Oops. The good thing is, I kept going to the gym! Until I came home for Christmas and just found my way to the track only yesterday. Oops again. But it definitely felt good to start getting back into my same routine!

I like to go to the gym by myself- it’s really great “me time”, a luxury I require large doses of. Very large. However, since I’m by myself, I need music to keep me entertained and motivated, and to drown out the girl talking on her phone whilst walking on the track. Depending on how I’m feeling and what I’m doing, I have a few different playlists for my workouts. Today, I’m going to share my all-time fave, The Power Playlist. This is what I’m listening to most days, but especially while I’m in the weight room, or when I’m feeling extra energetic. Also, disclaimer: my taste in music is a little lame, so please don’t laugh. But I’m hoping that you will find a few new tunes (or old faves) to add to your workout playlist!

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1. Boom Clap by Charli XCX- this is great for warming up and stretching, and sometimes the first walking lap around the track.

2. Fancy by Iggy Azalea– A personal fave for the transition from walking to running. It makes me feel like the hair flip emoji girl. Except I’m not in the fast lane, I’m def in the “slow jog” lane.

3. I Can Transform Ya by Chris Brown– Old, but this was in my Songfest routine, and I’ve always loved it. This is for when you hit your stride.

4. Yeah! by Usher– For obvious reasons.

5. Break the Rules by Charli XCX- this is for when the track is crowded and you have to be a little rude and break through that group of girls walking four abreast. MOVE PLZ.

6. Survivor by Destiny’s Child– for when you thought it would be over by now but it WON’T STOP and you have 3/4 lap left.

7. Come & Get It by Selena Gomez- for your water break in between running and the weight room.

8.Circus by Britney Spears– for when you first get to the weight room and it’s really crowded, and you’re not exactly sure how to use that new machine, but you’re going to do it anyways. #bye

9. Started From the Bottom by Drake– for when you’re adding a little more weight to the seated row machine, or when you want to pretend to be a university athlete.

10.Hollaback Girl by Gwen Stefani– for when all the ab mats are occupied and some jerk is laying down scrolling through Instagram. B-A-N-A-N-A-S.

11. Piece of Me by Britney Spears– rounds 1-2 of abs. Do you want a piece of me and this medicine ball? That’s what I thought.

12. Work B**ch by Britney Spears- for the extra set you’ve talked yourself into, because if Britney says keep going, you keep going.

What are some of your favorite songs to sweat to? Let me know!

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Friday’s Five

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Happy Friday! I’m at home for the first time in a month, and it’s so nice! It’s always refreshing to just be with my family and relax, shop with my mom, and sleep in my big bed.

It was a pretty uneventful week, but it was still great! Here’s what I loved this week:

1.

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The Bachelorette finale was on Monday, and Andi picked Josh- just as I suspected. My roommates and I have loved watching and providing snide commentary this season, much of it directed at Josh. Or Cody. I could tell from early on that Andi would pick Josh, and I don’t blame her- now she can stay in Atlanta, doesn’t have to take the bar exam for another state, and can probably get her DA job back- if anyone still wants a reality star defending the state of Georgia in a court of law. Don’t get me wrong- I loved Andi and the fact that she was a well-educated professional, but I think it’s going to be hard for her to go back to that life.

2. I got some new pajamas this week and I was almost late to work because I didn’t want to change out of them- twice. Oops! I got these super-soft, light pants and breezy tank from Target, and they’re perfect! I was worried about getting hot in the pants, but they’re really thin, so it’s cozy but not too warm.

3.

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I made these brussels sprouts chips recently, and they were amazing. Brussels sprouts are my new favorite vegetable, but I had an unfortunate incident with my latest bag, so I’m done for a while.

4.

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It finally happened. Hilary Duff has new music, and I’m dying. She was my favorite singer when I was in junior high, and I’m still mildly obsessed with her.I occasionally listen to my old CD’s on long drives (#noshame), and she definitely deserves some credit for my high self-esteem. Thanks, Hillz. 

5. My birthday is Sunday and I can’t wait! I know I keep talking about it, but I’m just so excited- mostly because of cake and my birthday dress. More on that later! 

I’m linking up with Amy & Karli today for Oh Hey Friday!

 

Have a great weekend! That’s all for meow!

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