Friday Favorites

Thank goodness it is finally Friday, even if this weekend is going to be like a whirlwind. I had to work last weekend, and I could use extra spending money, but I am thankful to be off again.

One of the best parts about this week has been getting my own desk at work. Now, I can slack off work hard without being in the middle of everybody.

Favorite Purchases:
I would like to give myself a high five for my most recent Target trip, because I saved a bunch of money. I got a 5% coupon in the mail, used Cartwheel, and used my Redcard for an extra 5% off. So, even though I bought a new tank and a Star Wars tee, I still didn’t spend too much.

Tank // Star Wars tee: (similar)

I also bought a few maternity items from Kohl’s, because I had some Kohl’s Cash to spend that I received as a gift. I couldn’t find anything in store, but I was able to find things online. I’ve been looking for things that I can wear outside of maternity. These will work for that, except for the bottoms, but stretchy bottoms are worth it to me.
I saw this plaid top in the store and it was the only thing I liked, so I searched it out online. It actually looks much cuter in person, and I don’t think I’ll be wearing the tie around the middle.
I am going to be pregnant in the summer, so shorts are going to be a necessity.
Favorite Food:
My favorite food is still tacos, always tacos.
I also occasionally eat ice cream, but mostly I want all the salty foods. Rita’s has opened here for the spring/summer, though, and gelati and water ice is one of my favorite treats.
Favorite Funnies:
When my brain waits until I walk back to my bed in the dark from the bathroom to think, “What if a monster reaches out from under the bed?”

When I try to call my cats back in from outside:

Trying to fit in my pre-pregnancy workout leggings:

When a stranger knocks on my door and they’ve already seen me in my house through the window:

Have a great weekend, everybody!


Friday Favorites

Is it wrong that I totally forgot it was Friday, because I work Saturday and Sunday? I’m off Monday, though, so there’s one bright side.

I’ve actually had a good night relaxing and watching TV and cooking vegan sausage and potatoes. Besides the whole work thing, it’s my favorite kind of night.

Favorite Cat Nap:

Luna has been conking out on me nonstop since I got back from my 6-day trip. She won’t admit it but she missed cuddles.

Favorite Food:

Let me be honest and say that all my favorite things are food right now. I haven’t tried this one yet, but the picture alone is telling me that it is one of my favorite things. Pasta, cheese, beans, and sauce are the best ever. Adding this to my to-make list.

Quick story: I legitimately almost cried over these. Well, technically over girl scout cookies. I had been looking for girl scout cookies for weeks and couldn’t find any when somebody brought in everyone’s orders to work, which I was not there for when they ordered.

So, when they brought in boxes of cookies and I didn’t get any, I started tearing up and had to tell myself not to cry because that would be ridiculous. Sometimes pregnancy brain comes out of nowhere and I can’t stop it. Luckily, I whined on Facebook and someone suggested these as a replacement and I actually cannot tell the difference. They are amazing. Thank you, friend, for saving me from total girl scout hysteria.

Favorite Funnies:

This perfectly describes my experience with caffeine.

I have met people like this. Although, to be honest, I live with cats so I totally understand.

This accurately describes my life now. If I had a catchphrase, it would be, “Are you going to eat that?” Someone gave me their Reese’s egg the other day because they are on a diet, so obviously they give it to the pregnant lady. I ate it, but still.

My plan tomorrow is pretty much the same thing, except with tacos. Have a great weekend!!


Friday Favorites

It’s an especially nice Friday today, because I am off! I hope it’s a good weekend, although we are supposed to get snow on Sunday. What the hell is up with that. I’m all about the 65 degree weather we’ve been having. I enjoy going outside without two shirts and a coat on when I work out, thank you very much. Here are a few of my favorites this week:

Favorite Show:

I finished season 5 of The Walking Dead, so I’m ready to start the current season. Can they please, please, please just not kill Glenn. He is the best part of the show, since Rick started acting crazy all the time. I think I would have to boycott the show if they got rid of him. Don’t mess with Glenn.

Favorite Food:

I am addicted to these chips. I just can’t stop. These + veggie subs are amazing.

Favorite Workout:

I love this workout if I only have a few minutes after work to squeeze in a workout. If I haven’t done it for a while, it really makes me sore!

Favorite Recipe:

Chickpea salad sandwiches have been on my radar like crazy. I can’t get enough, especially with some crunchy lettuce. I think it’s the spring season; it puts me in the mood for springy foods. I usually use a can of chickpeas, mayo, salt and pepper, and paprika, but you can add in whatever seasonings you prefer. It tastes surprisingly like chicken salad! And the mac and cheese is Earth Balance box mac and cheese; it’s totally vegan and amazing.

Favorite Style:

I am on the lookout for some casual light colored jeans for spring. Maybe with a few rips/tears and loose but not baggy. Also, all the kimonos. I’m so ready for Spring.

Favorite Funnies:
I don’t know whether to be terrified or amused by ostriches. Probably both.

Always read the product description:

That’s it! Have a great weekend! Hope the sun stays out wherever you are. I’m going to enjoy it before this snow comes!

I’m linking up with Amanda at Meet at the Barre for Friday Favorites.


Friday Favorites

It’s Friday! For a lady with no job, that doesn’t mean quite the same, but I’ve been busy enough. We have lots of stuff going on. It’s been nice to have time off; I almost wish it could last longer.

Favorite Food:

Leftover vegan cheesesteak burrito from Dos Segundos in Philadelphia. It has seitan carne asada, vegan cheese, lettuce, fried yuca, onions, and smoked mushroom ketchup. They have regular and vegan options and make really good Mexican food there.

Favorite TV Show:

We just finished watching all of Friends! It’s all I’ve been watching for a couple months, so I may experience withdrawals. What should I watch next?

Favorite Night:

Paint Nite was a lot of fun. The lady next to us had plenty of wine so she was fun to talk to. It’s crazy to see how different everyone’s paintings come out. We went with a couple friends and everyone had a good time. I can’t believe how much painting you can do in two hours.

Favorite Recipe:

I tried a new version of flourless chickpea peanut butter chocolate chips blondies and they were just as good as the original. It uses maple syrup instead of sugar, so I may like this one slightly better.

Have a great weekend!


Friday Favorites

It’s finally Friday, but I am still a sad panda, because I have to work this weekend! Boooo. I am going to try to enjoy it, anyway. I literally just stuffed my face with tacos, so I’m on the right path, clearly. To indigestion and sleepiness. But also, FUN.

Favorite Outfit:

Sweater: AE (old: similar) // Belt: Target (old: similar) // Dress: Target via ThredUp (similar) // Boots: ModCloth (old: similar) // Socks: Target (old: similar) // Necklace: Target

I think we can all agree that sweater weather is perfect weather. Boots and a dress are easy to wear, and right now I don’t have to wear leggings or tights, because it’s still warm enough.

Favorite Natural Food Store Find:

We went to the natural food store, and I found what appears to be one of the ingredients to making Polyjuice Potion. Seriously, does anyone need to restock their potions ingredients cabinet, because I have your bladderwrack right here.

I think Severus Snape might have used this on his enemies – horn of bladderwrack. I’m going to fall into a fit of Harry Potter giggles.

Favorite Weather:

Fall walks and runs are the best!! Look at these colors! I wish fall could stick around for half the year.

Favorite Drink:

Watermelon soda. Because I am instantly regretting not getting watermelon soda at the taco restaurant today. I always get the watermelon soda before I leave, but there was a crowd when I went back in to refill. Should have barreled through like The Hulkersaurus Rex I really am inside when it comes to watermelon drink.

Favorite Video:

You’ve seen the bouncing pug, but you will reach a new level of excitement when you see a corgi bouncing.

Favorite Moment:

I was listening to the radio and clearly heard the announcer in an ad for a movie say, “Everyone is raving about The Penis Movie.”

I’m going to admit that I was equal parts intrigued and alarmed.

Then he repeated, “Go out to see The Peanuts Movie this weekend.” That makes more sense. I’m kind of sad there’s not a Penis Movie, but that makes sense.

I’m linking up with Amanda today for Friday Favorites.

Have a great weekend. I heard that penis movie is great.

favorites · food · hair · tv

Things That Make Me Happy, Lately

I don’t know if I am in an appropriate emotional state to blog right now, but I’m going to give it a go. You see… I’ve just watched the final episode of Game of Thrones season 6.

If you watch it, you will understand I am having emotions right now. And possibly weeping openly while wrapped in a blanket on my couch. These things happen. I immediately consulted entertainment blogs afterward to console myself and pretend that a certain character is fine and to read any news on the next season.

In the meantime, I am going to share some things that are making me happy, lately.

Veggie Burgers:

We went to Drop Squad Kitchen, an all vegan restaurant near us, for Fourth of July and the burger there was great. I won’t say no to a good veggie burger. They had a nice chargrilled taste, like they were fresh off a grill. Also came with kale salad, potato salad, and sweet potato chips.

Lush Henna:

I tried Lush henna for my hair, and I didn’t come out looking like the Little Mermaid! Although, secretly, I would like to. I have been looking for a vegan-friendly hair dye, and decided to try Lush’s. I used the Caca Rouge, which is supposed to be red, but over my brown hair, it gave it a reddish tint, and showed up brighter on highlighted bits.

They are not kidding when they say this stuff is messy, though. We had to sweep and mop afterward, and next time I will be enlisting Greg’s help, because it is hard to put on by yourself. He ended up helping me halfway through.

Here’s what it looks like before you melt it:

I just watched the instructional video on their website, and I would like to try again to try to get mine to look the same as hers when she mixed it. I think I made mine a little thick.

Shopping Find:

Speaking of vegan stuff, I found this faux leather jacket during Urban Outfitters’ extra 30% sale. I feel kinda like I should use it to hunt vampires or something. I couldn’t find the exact, but there is a similar one here.

TV Show:
Obviously, Game of Thrones. I’m going to need to recover from that last episode. I’ll be in my bunk.

Is it weird that I want to see more of Iwan Rheon, because he is fascinating to watch act, but I want someone to push his character off a cliff?

What have you been watching, lately?

fashion · favorites · food · makeup · winter

Not A Creature Was Stirring – Friday Favorites

Despite yesterday starting out totally poopy at work, I’m happy it’s Friday! Some people at work drive me crazy by making everything a big deal, when it’s just a small thing. I try not to let them bother me. Too bad I have to work this weekend (at my once a month job), but I’m still hoping to get in some good food and relaxing.

Favorite Makeup:

I heard about Too Faced Melted on MakeupAddiction on Reddit, and tried them. I can say, wow.. if you want bright, these are definitely them.
They have great staying power, even when some comes off when I drink/eat. The color is usually still bright afterward. Not saying it won’t come off on food and everything else when you eat – that shit will get on all your napkins! But it will still be on your lips when you’re done.
I’ve also never had anything with such amazing color, before, with no weird texture.

I bought the set of four minis at Sephora, which seems to be sold out, now. You can still buy individual lipsticks in the full size, with lots of color options. I like all the ones that came in the set, especially the nude and fuschia.

Most days, I just use my favorite lip balm I tried out, because I am too lazy to put on lipstick before leaving the house. This one feels awesome on my lips and has lots of color, too.

Favorite Food:

I made vegan zucchini brownies all for myself this week, because Greg doesn’t eat any baked good with a vegetable in it. I thought about tricking him, but that would just be cruel… Not saying I wouldn’t do it. But at least I get to have more later. I stuck a ton in the freezer to eat next week.

I took out a good chunk of the sugar and replaced it with a banana, because the recipe is pretty sugar-heavy. They turned out nice and soft, though, and you can always taste the batter to see if it needs more sugar.

Favorite Purchase:

I just ordered these boots today. Last year’s winter made me realize I need a pair of snow boots. We had temperatures of -10 F, and my feet were always freezing, especially when we went to an outdoor concert. This year, I want to keep my feet warm and dry.

I really hope these work – they are the Kamik Seattle boot. I liked that they can fold down into the shorter boot, or you can wear them as a tall boot for more coverage. It is hard to find vegan snow boots!

Favorite Outfit:

I’d like one of everything from Spool 72. Everything is cute and cozy and I could wear their oversize knit sweaters everyday.

That’s it! Enjoy your December weekend, and may the merrymaking begin. This cracks me up so much, I can’t even explain why.

Linking up with Amanda at Meet @ the Barre today for Friday Favorites.