Friday, April 26, 2019

Friday Favorites: Comfy Clothes, A Cleaning Tip, An Easy Dinner, Weight Loss, The Weather, Very Cavallari & Twitter

It's Friday!!!  This was one of those weeks were I was really off on my days, so I couldn't be happier that it is in fact Friday...because I thought it should have been yesterday.

ONE - I think part of the reason I was off this week was because the start of the week was really busy, with back to back church meetings.  I can be a bit of a homebody during the week (heck, I am on the weekends a lot of time, too!), so by Wednesday night, I was glad that the only thing I had planned for after work was a quick stop at the library, and then time at home, in my sweats.  I really like dressing up for work, wearing heels - all that, but also really like getting home, and putting on my comfy clothes.  It's like a big exhale, ahhhhhhh, the work day is done!

TWO - One of my favorite things to do when cleaning, is use a timer.  I don't mind the actual cleaning, but just starting it is the thing that I tend to dread and put off.  It's silly, because I know that doing it will take no time, and I will feel so much better after, but I still have a hard time getting motivated.  The timer is my signal that ok, it's time to get going, time to get it done.  Once it goes off, I complete whatever task, tackle whatever room I had in mind, then go back to my leisure activity (usually reading), set another timer, then get back up when it goes off, and so on, until the cleaning is done.  Granted, there isn't always time to do that, but it's definitely my preferred way when there is time.  And even if there isn't, I will still set that initial timer to get myself movin' and groovin'.

THREE - I made a really quick dinner on Monday and Tuesday, that was just so easy, and super good.  I had some meatballs in the freezer, and some asparagus in the frig.  I cooked both in the oven at the same time, and within 15 minutes (prep and baking!), I had a relatively healthy and delicious dinner.  I always think of meatballs in spaghetti, or in a sauce for an appetizer, but I need to remember they make a pretty good dinner, too.  Perfect for a night on the go - required barely any prep work, the meal was pretty healthy, it kept me from grabbing something out, or just snacking instead of having a true dinner.  Something to remember going forward!

FOUR - Speaking of healthy, the first weigh in for my weight loss challenge was this week.  I lost 1.6 pounds, which I am pretty pleased with.  I touched on this a bit last week, but my goal for this challenge is to obviously lose weight, but do so in a way that is sustainable.  Going all in on a diet that requires me to cut carbs, or something of the like, would definitely give me some results (and quicker results at that), but I would never eat like that forever.  Instead, I am just trying to eat better, watch my portions, eat more fruits / veggies, drink more water, exercises more, etc...and so far, so good!

FIVE - We have had some foggy / rainy days this week, and while I love a good sunny day, I also don't mind those rainy, gray days.  I tried to snap a picture before I left for work one morning, but of course it doesn't do it justice.  It was so neat with the swirl of the fog, and pinks and greens of the trees.  And it's always neat at work on these days - we have a bunch of windows and when you look out, it's just gray.  Kind of makes you feel like you are in your own little world for a minute!

SIX - If you watch Very Cavallari, and a fan of Jay Culter, or one or the other, you need to check out the articles on The Ringer.  They started this with Season 1, where each week they post an article called 'The Most Jay Cutler Thing That Jay Cutler Did on Very Cavallari' after every episode.  I had totally forgotten about it since Season 2 started, but came across it on Google News, and caught up earlier this week.  The articles just crack me up!

SEVEN - The St. Louis Blues are playing the Dallas Stars in the NHL play offs, and both the St. Louis Public Library and the Dallas Public Library have been talking smack via twitter.  I heard about it on the news yesterday morning and had it look it up myself - how fun and clever is this little faceoff?  

That's all for today - hope everyone has a great weekend.  My parents will be in town, and I can't wait to see them!

Linking up with WhitneyErika and Andrea.     


  1. We love meatballs for dinner. Hope it’s a sweet and restful weekend!

  2. I kind of love the idea of a timer and might need to start using that. It's so easy for me to get off track with things. ThatsT a great start to the weight loss challenge! I'm the same way, quick diets don't really work for me. I hope you have a great weekend! Sierra Beautifully Candid

  3. I am a homebody On weeknights also. Congrats on the weight-loss! Slow and steady wins the race

  4. I'm the same way -- I'm all about those sunny days, but sometimes a rainy or grey day is welcomed (almost like an excuse to just take it easier). I love that you're tackling your weight goals in a way that is sustainable/a lifestyle. I'll be following along for some tips! xo

  5. I'll all about the timer when I'm cleaning too! The fog picture is beautiful with the green and pinks!
    Amanda @ Cupcake N Dreams 

  6. I saw the Twitter war and its so darn cute! What a fun way to promote reading and healthy rivalry!! And so proud of you for a sustainable way to lose weight, you know that is a HUGE thing of mine.

  7. Thank you for that Jay Cutler link. I love Very Cavallari and I LOVE Jay Cutler. Ha. That meal sounds really good. I love an easy meal. Thanks for the timer tip too. Have a great weekend!

  8. LOL I love the library twitter faceoff.

  9. DYING over the library face off--that's hilarious!! And yay for your weight loss! That's awesome and I'm so proud of you!
    Sarah at MeetTheShaneyfelts

  10. I use the timer for certain tasks, too, and I've recently starting using it for the kids and it makes a HUGE difference in their productivity. We've had a terrible time lately with them dragging their feet and not doing what they're supposed to do, and this gives them the kick in the butt they need. I always give them a warning when they're getting close to running out of time and then they always go even faster. It's awesome!

  11. I spent entirely too much time at work on Friday reading those Jay Cutler articles on The Ringer. I am so hooked now! :)