Friday, December 19, 2014

Friday Five

A week full of back to back parties have me tuckered out. I am thankful to start my Friday at the gym to sweat it out. I am a firm believer that a workout can improve your mood. The trouble is just making it to the gym :) Today is our last day at school before break so I know it will be a madhouse with little to no work getting done. Is it strange that I love this time of year at school? I know classroom teachers don't feel the same but I just love it! Here are five more things that I am loving today. 

{One} Christmas Cheer. Right now my Pinterest board is filled with delicious looking Christmas treats that will most likely grace my kitchen. My marathon baking from last weekend is enough for this season! One thing I can get onboard with is holiday Christmas drinks. I know this list has a ton of new ideas that are sure to become a new favorite. 

{Two} Drinking.  I gave Shakeology a try last month and am still enjoying the vegan chocolate flavor every morning for breakfast. This is honestly the only protein that I enjoy with just water. We are not really milk drinkers in our family and hardly ever go through a pint before it expires. So not having to keep milk the fridge is huge plus. The protein mix boasts that it includes over 70 ultra high-quality ingredients to help maintain a healthy diet. I like that it is vegan so I don’t have to worry about random byproducts or metals getting included. Yes, it is a bit expensive. One bag has lasted me a month and a half which helps justify the cost.

{Three} Currently Watching.  Fun fact: I love TV mini-series. Specifically, historical or sci-fi series intrigue me. This week we watched the syfy channel’s new mini-series Ascension. Without giving any spoilers, the show is about a secret space travel program that was founded in the 50’s. I will admit that the acting was horrible. I will say that the special effects were pretty great for a made for TV series. Anybody else secretly love TV mini-series? I want to watch Gracepoint and loved The Vikings mini-series from the History Channel.

{Four} Currently Loving.  I am happy to have wrapped up our Christmas shopping but am not looking forward to loading up the car come Sunday afternoon to head home. We are going to have one full car!! If your still looking for last minute gift ideas check out my series of gift guides.

{Five} Coming Up. We have one last jammed packed weekend before heading home for the Holidays! The highlight of the weekend is going to dinner Saturday evening at Angus Barn. I have been warned that it does not live up to the hype. Either way I am looking forward to a fancy dinner with my Husband to celebrate this amazing year.

What are you looking forward to this weekend?

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  1. Oh gosh I haven't been to Angus Barn since college graduation! :) SO FUN! Either way, you will have a fabulous, fun time out! xx

  2. I can definitely get on board with some holiday drinks, too! The best part is that they look so pretty :) Merry Christmas!

  3. Hope you have a great time with your family!! Happy Holidays girl! xo, Biana - BlovedBoston

  4. You will have to let me know about Angus Barn! I really want to try it sometime!

  5. i totally agree about working out + it changing your mood! im hoping to get in a few workouts before my parents get in town for the week. xo jillian - stop by! I'm hosting a Peanut Butter & Co. giveaway on cornflake dreams

  6. I have been contemplating trying shakeology for a while now. I am worried I won't like the taste. The cost kind of throws me off too but, you're the 4th person to say the cost is justified by how long it lasts!


  7. I'm still waiting for a few to arrive! Unfortunately, I had to re-wrap a few due to our dog!

    P.S. I’m giving away a Hamilton Beach Stack and Snap Food Processor on the blog. Hope you join in the fun!

    Have a great weekend!

  8. oooh have fun at your dinner! i have my bestie in town all weekend so we'll be doing some yummy eating too. have a great weekend!

  9. I been thinking about trying Shakeology for a long time.. I am glad to know it dose not taste that bad!! Happy Friday
    Chelsea @


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