Five Things Friday #53

Happy Friday!

I have a busy couple of days coming up since my sister Jackie is here until Monday. Yay! There are a lot of things on our itinerary and hopefully we can get through them all. Granted, most of it involves eating, but that’s still a lot of ground to cover!

I have one client to train this morning and then the day is ours. Let’s kick off the weekend with another Five Things Friday!

1. Forever 21 Workout Apparel

I was randomly wandering around Forever 21 and being overwhelmed by their enormous selection when I stumbled across their exercise line. On a whim, I tried some things on and was really impressed with how they fit me. I haven’t bought a new sports bra in over 5 years because I haven’t been able to find one that I like, but these looked great on me! They had a lot of unique styles for really cheap. This sports bra was $14.90 and the shirt I’m wearing was less than $10!

To be fair, I haven’t actually worked out in them yet so I can’t attest to how well they hold up, but I’ll report back to you as soon as I do. I can tell you that they are great for teaching and I received a bunch of compliments!


2. Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp on Netflix

This 8-episode series on Netflix is amazing. If you haven’t seen the original movie, you have to watch that before you watch this series. It is absolutely incredible that they got everyone back on the show after many of them have become extremely successful in movies and television.

Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp is supposed to be a prequel to the movie and goes in depth showing the characters getting ready for the opening of camp and dives deeper into everyone’s backstory. It was really funny and I was really impressed with how well it did. It’s a quick watch and now I am sad that there’s no more. Here is a quick trailer for you to see everyone who made it back for the show since listing them all would take up way too much space. Watch it!


3. Target Cards

Target has a lot of amazing things, but recently when I was looking for cards, I came across these. I have a weird habit of seeing smiling faces in inanimate objects, so I felt like these were calling to me. I didn’t get them, but maybe I should. That toast makes me so happy.


4. Nestle’s Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough

I also  have a bad habit of eating a lot of the raw cookie dough before I actually make cookies. Then I wonder why I never get the amount the recipe calls for. Last weekend I decided to make some cookie waffles, so I bought a package of cookie dough. After the initial cookie waffle, I was too lazy to make any more and I’ve been slowly eating a square at a time (or two) for a snack. Ok, I lied. It hasn’t been slow. This is already the second package I’ve bought. Buy the original; the fancy chocolate lovers with all kinds of chocolate doesn’t taste as good.

Also, I’m blind to the “do not consume raw cookie dough” warning.


5. Jackie

As I mentioned at the beginning of this post, my sister will be in town until Monday. You can read all about it on my weekend recap and also follow along on Instagram as we walk and eat our way through the city.


That’s all I’ve got for this week. Let me know some of your favorites in the comments section below and have a great weekend!


  • What’s one of your favorite things this week?
  • What’s your favorite cheap brand of workout apparel?
  • What’s your favorite kind of cookie?


  1. August 28, 2015 / 7:27 am

    Have you checked out the Faces In Places blog? If not, it will make you happy 🙂

    My favourite thing is “banana ice cream” – made just from bananas (method on “recipe of the week” post). Did everyone know bananas did this??? How did I not know??? I tried it last night, and it was OMG amazing. I’m sad 32 years of my life have been wasted not knowing this.

    Ha, I love the 80s style photo of you and your sister. We have so many like this – including the Disney t-shirts.
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    • erinsinsidejob
      September 8, 2015 / 4:33 pm

      Thank you for telling me about that website! They also have a book!

      I haven’t tried this magical ice cream but now I may have to!

  2. Melanie
    August 28, 2015 / 7:38 am

    You two look so cute! 🙂 Can’t wait to hear about your weekend – have fun! Pinky, Corby, and Hedgie say hi…

    • erinsinsidejob
      September 8, 2015 / 4:32 pm

      Sorry it took so long to reply! Hi back!

  3. August 28, 2015 / 8:29 am

    This makes me miss my sister! Wet Hot American Summer series is super funny. I can’t believe it’s been so long since the film came out, but they did a great job with it! Have a great weekend, Erin!
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  4. August 28, 2015 / 12:09 pm

    I really want to hit up Forever 21 for their basics, including workout gear. Anything plain, neutral, and loose is on my list…especially because their stuff is so cheap! Who cares if it falls apart…styles change every ten seconds anyway! I loved Wet Hot American Summer haha the move and the show were great!
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  5. August 28, 2015 / 12:25 pm

    I can’t wait to hear how the Forever21 clothes hold up. I am forever in need of workout clothes and our budget does not allow for things like Lulumon. I cannot keep chocolate chip cookie dough in my house because I will eat it all. And then be so, so sorry.
    I hope you have a great weekend with your sister!

    • erinsinsidejob
      September 8, 2015 / 4:31 pm

      So far the clothes have been good but I want to go back and check out some of their pants

    • erinsinsidejob
      September 8, 2015 / 4:31 pm

      Haha you and your oatmeal choc chip cookies

  6. Zoe
    September 2, 2015 / 10:01 pm

    Dying to know how the forever 21 stuff holds up in workouts!! Please do a post on fit and quality! I would love to know.

    • erinsinsidejob
      September 8, 2015 / 4:25 pm

      So far so good but I want to get a couple more so I have a better feel!

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