Friday, July 24, 2015

Friday Five

Friday! Just like that we're back to the weekend, and this week really seemed sail by quickly! I had planned on posting a new, quick dinner recipe this week but forgot to take pictures while I was cooking (blogger fail) I'll be repeating it again next week! This weekend promises to be much more relaxing than the last few which will be a nice change of pace.  Here's a look at a few of my favorites from this past week! 

1 | I completed my first triathlon last weekend & lived to tell the tale! I actually crushed the time goal that I had mentally set for myself and it really was a great experience. My mom & brother woke up early and drove to Fernandina to cheer & take pictures - I don't think my mom has missed a race since I started running a few years ago, she's truly the best!  I'm seriously considering signing up for another one in August before I start training for my next half marathon. 
Mom, HB, me & Zack post race
2 | Mediterranean tuna salad with olives, red pepper & artichokes? Yes please. 

3 | This is a great guide for simplifying your kitchen. Even if you have plenty of cabinet space (which I do not), there's no reason to have 50 spatulas, spoons & stirrers cluttering your kitchen! 

4 | Off the shoulder dresses & tops seem to be on-trend at the moment, and perfect for hot Florida summers! I have my eye on this little dress

5 | My "little" brother turns 23 this Sunday, and I'm so thankful for him and all he does for our family. He's truly an amazing person with a huge heart, and I feel so lucky to be able to call him my brother & my friend too!  We'll be celebrating on Sunday with dinner and I'm making his requested birthday dessert - a carrot cake with vanilla buttercream. 


Friday, July 17, 2015

Friday Five

Happy Friday! Its hard to believe that we're more than halfway through July - this summer is just flying by! Between work, training & some weekend fun, there doesn't seem to be a whole lot of down time lately. But no complaints here, I wouldn't have it any other way! 

1 | As an FSU grad I've developed an affinity for arrows - I love wearing & decorating with them! I just ordered this set of arrows for the maisonnette & can't wait to add one to my gallery wall. 

2 | With a limited collection of baking dishes & pans, this post is a great reference for adapting recipes to fit the pans you have!

3 | I'm all about reusing & restyling items you already own to update your look, so last week I recovered a bulletin board I had on hand and moved it into my bedroom to hang all of my necklaces on! 

4 | I have been wanting to try homemade granola for a while, and this one looks great - with quinoa, almonds, pumpkin seeds & just a touch of oil.

5 |  I'm racing my first triathlon tomorrow in Fernandina Beach and I haven't been this nervous about an event since my half marathon last fall! Wish me luck! 

After work today I'm off to run some last minute errands before another busy weekend kicks off. I hope y'all have a fantastic weekend & hopefully I'll find time to check in next week with a new recipe!