Five Things Friday #71

It’s Friday friends! I hope you’ve had a great week and have something fun planned for the weekend. I don’t have anything as exciting planned like last week’s photo shoot, but I do have some plans to get my eating and exploring on.

For a couple months leading up to the photo shoot, I would only work out around three times a week. When prepping for the shoot, I upped it to about five and so far I’ve found myself sticking to that even though the event has passed. It may drop down again, but I’m really loving getting a high-intensity workout in early in the morning and going on with my day. I’ve even found that days when I “sleep in” until 7:30 am leave me feeling more tired than those days when I wake up at 4 or 5. Seriously though, what kind of crazy person am I to coach a 5:15 am class??

Anyway, I’ll recap more food and fitness next week when I go through my preparation for the photo shoot, but for now I want to share with you some of my favorite things from this week!

1. Rocksbox

I was recently given the opportunity to try out Rocksbox, a monthly jewelry subscription service. If you are familiar with services such as Stichfix, this is the same thing but for jewelry. You set up an account, answer a few questions online so that your stylist has a feel for what kind of jewelry you want/wear, then pick out several items that you find appealing.

Each month they send you three items on loan and you are given the opportunity to purchase them or send them back if it’s not something you would wear. The items arrive in a box with a prepaid shipping label so all you have to do is pop them back in the mail when you’ve made your decision. As soon as you decide to purchase or send them back, they will send you another three items!

Even though 98% of my day is spent in active wear, there is that 2% when I feel like getting fancy and dressing like a lady, so I thought I’d give it a shot. The monthly cost is only $19, and if you’re interested in trying it out for yourself, simply use the code erinsinsidejobxoxo to get your first month free!


2. The Original Candle at Bath and Body Works

When I went on my candle buying spree around the holidays, I ran into a scent I hadn’t seen before. The Original is described as a classic blend of vetiver, black pepper, and a hint of pinewood. It is GLORIOUS.

I have a lot of scents that remind me of men’s cologne which is great, but sometimes the smell can be a little overpowering in a small space as I’ve mentioned before. This candle has a hint of that, but is more subtle and almost citrus-like. I hope they have more when I go again because this is the first time in all of my Bath and Body Works years that I’ve seen this one.

Original Candle

3. Purely Elizabeth Granola

I know I’ve talked about Purely Elizabeth granola MANY times on this blog, but I had taken a break from it as of late. It is hands down my favorite granola and I’m so glad I discovered it a couple years ago. I loved it so much when I first bought it that I even emailed the company and wanted to get involved with them somehow.

Now that I’m on a smoothie bowl binge, I stocked up so that I can add that bit of crunch to the bowls. I also love to eat it with a spoon. The original and the pumpkin flavors are my favorite, but cranberry pecan comes in third. Really any of them makes me strangely excited and happy.

Purely Elizabeth Granola

4. Mercari

After last week’s obsession with Poshmark, I have discovered a similar app but without the seller fees of Poshmark. While reading through the comments on some items, I kept seeing people offer to sell their items at a lower price through Mercari. When I checked it out, I found out that they don’t take out the seller fees like Poshmark does, so often the prices for the same items are lower. If you do sign up, you can use the code RDTFCD to get $2 off. It’s not much, but it’s something!

I ended up buying a 4-pack of Lululemon tanks for $80 (whaaaa) and a pair of capris for $40, which is just nonsense. I HAD TO GET THEM.

I did get around to putting a few items up on Poshmark, so if you want to check out anything from my closet, you can visit here. I plan to get more things up and maybe even list them on Mercari too, but that’s when I find an extra couple hours in my day.

Also, if you sign up for Poshmark using the code JZLYR, you will get $10 when you download the app. (I will also get $10 when you make your first purchase in full transparency). Man, so many codes in today’s post.



5. American Horror Story Hotel

As you may remember, Neil and I plowed through the first three seasons of American Horror Story and skipped the fourth. The fifth, Hotel, just wrapped and we sat down to watch them all in a period of a couple days. I wasn’t sure what to expect now that Lady Gaga had taken on a leading role in the series, but I loved this season as well. I can’t wait to see what theme they pick for the next one.

Just a note: If you’re not into violence and blood, this one may not be for you. There was definitely more in this season than the previous ones.



Don’t forget that there are two AWESOME giveaways going on right now. If you haven’t entered, make sure to follow the links and get your entries in!

  1. Oak Leak Reading Lamp giveaway (ends TONIGHT at midnight CST)
  2. DAVIDs TEA Feel-Good Collection, matching mug, and tea-scented candle (ends 2/3 at midnight CST)

Have a great weekend!


  • What are your plans for this weekend?
  • What’s a show you are loving right now?
  • What’s your favorite type of jewelry: earrings, necklace, or bracelet?


  1. January 29, 2016 / 5:12 am

    YEAH! AMS Hotel was pretty wicked, and I just realized that I haven’t watched the final episodes. EEP!

    Plans for the weekend = a family meetup for delicious burgers Saturday night, and brewing beer with friends Sunday evening. The rest of the weekend belongs to me relaxing and running.:)
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    • erinsinsidejob
      January 29, 2016 / 12:41 pm

      That sounds like a magical weekend. Make sure to finish up AHS!

    • erinsinsidejob
      January 29, 2016 / 12:42 pm

      That’s another one I have to add to my list. So many candles!

    • erinsinsidejob
      January 29, 2016 / 12:42 pm

      Yeah that would make it a little difficult then.

    • January 30, 2016 / 10:01 am

      WHAT?!?! I can’t even believe that!!!! Oh, Zoe.
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  2. January 29, 2016 / 8:52 am

    I think different people’s preferences in candles is so interesting – I cannot do that patchouli/men’s cologne smells and am allll about fruity or citrus-y ones. But other people smell, say, a mango candle and hate it! So weird.
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    • erinsinsidejob
      January 29, 2016 / 9:39 am

      Haha my husband is just like that. He’s always like I want this fruity Hawaiian scent and I hate it haha

    • erinsinsidejob
      January 29, 2016 / 12:43 pm

      You need to get some STAT. it’s the best ever. And you’re welcome…I hope you find some good deals!

  3. January 29, 2016 / 11:50 am

    You’ll definitely have to let me know what you think about Rocksbox. I have considered trying it because my jewelry game is pretty sad, but I’ve never been sure whether the subscription is worth it!
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    • erinsinsidejob
      January 29, 2016 / 12:43 pm

      I will. I’ll definitely do a follow up. I have lots of random jewelry but a lot of it is too fancy to wear everyday (Indians love giving jewelry!)

    • erinsinsidejob
      January 29, 2016 / 12:44 pm

      Charming Charlie is usually my go-to when I need to find the perfect piece BC I know they have EVERYTHING. it’s been a lifesaver many times.

    • erinsinsidejob
      January 29, 2016 / 12:44 pm

      Or you could just send it all to me.

  4. January 29, 2016 / 2:56 pm

    I love AHS and I can’t wait to watch Hotel! I’ve been watching The Following on Netflix and it is SO good. It’s super suspenseful and the adrenaline rush often leaves me unable to fall asleep, but the entertainment is worth it hah
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    • erinsinsidejob
      January 29, 2016 / 8:53 pm

      I started the second season of the following and then never finished it! Ahhh!

    • erinsinsidejob
      February 1, 2016 / 6:20 pm

      It’s becoming a serious problem for me.

  5. January 29, 2016 / 8:24 pm

    Rocksbox? Yes! Sold! This is the perfect gift for my friend who was just saying she’s not good at choosing accessories. Thanks for sharing.
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    • erinsinsidejob
      January 29, 2016 / 8:52 pm

      Excellent! Make sure to use that code to get a free month. I hope she likes it!

  6. January 30, 2016 / 10:03 am

    Interesting about the candle. I’ll have to check it out because I like the men’s cologne smells too. My favourite is mahogany teakwood.
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    • erinsinsidejob
      February 1, 2016 / 6:22 pm

      I have that one too but sometimes it can be really strong and I can only leave it lit a short time. This one is similar to that but milder

    • erinsinsidejob
      February 1, 2016 / 6:22 pm

      So far so good! That was definitely my favorite piece from the shipment.

    • erinsinsidejob
      February 4, 2016 / 3:17 pm

      I loved the one my sister got me when I got married but then I wore it so much it broke!

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