Five Things Friday #102
I just realized that Monday is Labor Day and that I might have a completely free day. There are two clients I need to double check with, but I’m thisclose to getting a three day weekend, which would be GLORIOUS. My weekends for the past couple months have either had me working a bit or traveling, so to be able to do nothing in my own home is something I’m really looking forward to. I’m also aware of the speed issues the site is still having, so calling my hosting provider is also on my list. Grr.
In regards to yesterday’s post, a couple people asked if everything was alright. I’m super, but just had the idea for it after talking to some people who repeatedly were having trouble making changes. I realize it could have been construed as applying to my own life as well, but I’m doing great, I’m not in any level of pain (except from too many desserts), and just felt like it would be helpful to anyone in that situation. Thanks for looking out friends!
OH! I do have one thing on my agenda this weekend and that is to attend a mermaid swim lesson on Sunday. Yes, you heard correctly. I will be donning an extravagant tail and learning to swim like my spirit animal (person?) Ariel. If you want some behind the scenes looks, check out my IG stories on Sunday. I’ll recap it for you on Monday because it will be GLORIOUS.
1. Fall Candles
I went into Bath and Body Works last weekend because they have some of my favorite candles ever. I saw that they had a lot of their fall scents available and I immediately wanted all of them.
I lucked out because I accosted the sales guy and forced him to tell me when they would be going on sale, to which he coyly replied “are you going to be around tomorrow?” He then came up later as I was still nose-deep in scents and told me if I really wanted any to just get them that day and he would hook me up with the 50% off discount. AHHHH.
I was responsible and only grabbed two, but I’m excited about both. I’m waiting to light the Autumn one until it cools down just a bit more, but the Bergamot Waters has been on high all week. I noticed that it smells almost identical to Dolce and Gabbana’s Light Blue scent, which I used to wear and now I hate when I smell it on someone else, but in candle form it’s actually quite refreshing.
2. Blissful Eats Granola
At first it confused me. I think I have to get used to the taste of sunflower seed butter (especially since I’m planning on making some soon), but I really liked the chewy consistency. I tried it again a couple days later and it’s definitely growing on me. In fact, I’m actually eating it right now. 🙂
I’m interested to see how many of you have tried and and what flavors are your favorites!
3. The Night Of
OMG I could write a whole post on this. I watched the entire season (only 8 episodes) last weekend and it’s stuck with me ever since. From the HBO website:
The Night Of is an eight-part limited series that delves into the intricate story of a fictitious murder case in New York City. The series follows the police investigation and legal proceedings, all the while examining the criminal justice system and the purgatory of Rikers Island, where the accused awaits his trial.
I’m not even sure where to start. I love the storyline, I love the character development, and I especially love the cinematography. I’m not normally one to sing praises of the beauty of a show, but some of the shots are amazing and I actually really loved the opening credits every time.
This show made me feel a lot of emotions and I drew parallels between the main character and myself. No, I was not falsely accused of murder, but I was a straight-laced kid who ended up serving jail time — something not anticipated when I imagined my life. There were more instances that brought up emotions for me, but I don’t want to give too much away. Even if you can’t relate, it’s just a really good show all around and you should watch it yesterday.
4. Fresh Herbs
One of the buildings where I teach is a residential apartment building. On the terrace, which I showed you in this post, there is a community herb garden with every type of herb imaginable. Oftentimes in the lobby there will be bags of fresh herbs for the taking and even if I don’t always know what to do with them, I grab a bunch and relish in my luck.
Since I’m already known to put basil in my smoothies, I tried doing the same with this rosemary I got the other day. Result: it was delicious.
5. Lululemon Free to Be Sports Bra
I really like these sports bras because they are cute and have the perfect amount of support for me (read: not a whole lot). I’ve also started leaning towards bras that have minimal padding in them, so the free cups you can get from the store have been great in these.
Here is a link to the actual Lulu site, but I got these and almost all my Lulu clothes from an app called Mercari. It’s a resale app where you can find tons of stuff at super cheap prices. If you’re interested in checking it out, you can use my referral code (RDTFCD) to get $2 towards your first purchase (as will I). Not a lot, but better than $0.
Also, I want to finish off by wishing a very happy birthday to my sister Jackie today!
I hope you have a wonderful long weekend and I’ll catch up with you on Monday!
- What’s one of your favorite things this week?
- Any weekend plans?