Five Things Friday #153

Welcome to the end of another week!

I’m pretty excited because I finished my last week teaching corporate fitness classes (see below) and now can have more time to dedicate to the blog. We don’t have much planned this weekend aside from Donuts with Donut which should be super fun. πŸ™‚

Let’s get right into my favorites from this week and let me know some of yours in the comments!

1. Dian Hong Tea

If you read my Vermont post, you know that I fell in love with a tea store called Dobra Tea. I asked one of the employees for a black tea recommendation because I’m always on the hunt for new ones to try.

He said that his favorite was one called Dian Hong, which is basically a black tea with hints of honey (I’m probably oversimplifying that description). He also told me that it can be resteeped about 6 times which I haven’t been doing at all with any of my teas. I had heard most can be resteeped but always just throw away the leaves.

It was a good choice, but my favorite is still Lapsang Souchong with its delicious fire and smoke taste. I’m also now resteeping my teas which has been amazing and will make them last FOREVER.

2. The Drawing of the Three by Stephen King

You may remember that I started reading the Dark Tower series by Stephen King a couple weeks ago and finally finished up the first book when I was on vacation. I spent a ridiculous amount on the second because I needed a book for the way home and couldn’t find it used anywhere in the three stores we went to in VT.

With all the flight delays on the way back I managed to get through 300 pages and finished it up on Wednesday. This one is much better than the first in my opinion and I ordered all the rest of them from Amazon when I got home for the same price of the first two in actual bookstores. HA.

3. The Lions Pack

A friend of mine introduced me to this brand of edible cookie dough (and tons of other products) this week and I’ve been slowly working on this chocolate chip flavor. They are GF and vegan and are a slightly healthier choice than making a giant bowl of regular cookie dough and going to town (although that will still always be my favorite).

To read more about the brand and see the other products they offer, you can head to their website here.

4. Donut’s New Hiding Spot

Donut started doing something new this week and that’s curling up in a ball under the bed. I couldn’t find her the other morning until I looked under the bed and saw her all curled up.

Someone sent me a message on Instagram that they know other Australian Cattle dogs who do this, and I think it’s adorable. Fun fact: I used to spend a lot of time under my bed as a kid reading and hanging out in my own personal cave with flashlights so I think she may be my spirit animal.

Don’t forget! If you’re in Chicago and want free donuts and coffee (and to meet this little nugget), stop by Stan’s in Lakeview this Sunday from 12-2 for Donuts with Donut. More details can be found here.

5. Self-employment

This week wrapped up teaching my final corporate fitness classes. While I will miss everyone I grew to know over the past year + , I’m excited to jump into this new chapter and build both my training and this blog.

As of today I’m completely self-employed! Woo!

I hope you have a wonderful weekend and a great holiday if you have off. Happy Friday!

 

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9 Comments

  1. September 1, 2017 / 12:07 pm

    I’m so envious of your self employment! Congratulations & im sure it took a ton of hard work.

    Love the picture of you by the river (is that the river?!)!

    • erinsinsidejob
      September 11, 2017 / 7:04 pm

      Yup it’s the river – and thank you!

  2. September 1, 2017 / 3:00 pm

    Donut is so cute πŸ™‚ He seems pretty content in his new hiding spot!

    Congrats on being fully self-employed!Happy September.
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  3. September 3, 2017 / 9:59 pm

    Congrats on starting this new chapter!!! Donut’s hiding spot is so cute lol. When my dog was a puppy, if she did something naughty (like peeing in the middle of the room) she would always scurry under the bed and hide there hehe.
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  4. September 5, 2017 / 5:41 am

    This is such a fun post!! I can’t wait to try all of them. Thanks so much for sharing πŸ™‚

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