Friday, August 1, 2014

My Friday Five

Hello August. . .I can't believe you are here!  I always remember when I was a kid the feeling that summer was over when August arrived, it signaled was time to get ready to go back to school.  I guess the good thing about not having a summer break is that there isn't that disappointing time when you realize it's coming to an end, gotta look on the bright side!

Here's a look back at a few of the highlights from my last week of July.

1| I love that we are finally starting to get a harvest out of our garden.  I know it's just the beginning of what's to come, but I was able to make zucchini bread with our zucchini's, and Martin used some of our home grown green peppers and onions to make a tasty batch of fajitas.

2|  I came across this juicing recipe and had Martin make it for me, it was super tasty and if it actually helps with cellulite I'll consider it a bonus!

3|  I came home from work on Tuesday night to this nice little surprise, a flower and card from the husband definitely made my night.

4| It has officially been a week since I have given up my morning cup of coffee.  Now I only have one cup of coffee a day, it's the only thing I extremely look forward to each morning, but I didn't think I was that dependent on the caffeine, I guess I should think again!  Why is there nothing that is nearly as satisfying as that morning cup of coffee?! I don't know that this will be a permanent change, but it was something I wanted to try based on some things I had read about it lately, so I am a week strong and still going!

5| I am really trying to figure out how to manage my time better, although I haven't quite figured it out yet, I have at least finally realized that that is what I need to do.  Hopefully that is the first step to not feeling like I always have so much on my plate!

I am looking forward to the weekend as always, but especially excited this weekend to put the finishing touches on our bathroom remodel, it has been a long time coming!  Stay tuned next week for the final reveal, I can't wait!  Have a great weekend!

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  1. That recipe does sound good! I'll have to try it!

  2. You should, it was really yummy! I was worried about the ginger, but you couldn't even really tell it was in there.

  3. I love zucchini break...but wouldn't have the first clue as to how to make it myself! And how sweet is your his thoughtfulness in leaving you a note and flower! I'm not a coffee drinker, but I do have a soda in the mornings to get me going. I've tried to cut it out before, but the caffeine headaches always win and force me to go back to the addiction. I have cut down to the mini cans though! Baby steps, baby steps!

  4. Happy Friday girl! So sweet of your hubby to bring you home a flower. And it's always the best when the garden is starting to harvest!

    Lauren xo
    Sophisticated In Style

  5. The zucchini bread is easy, you could so do it! Baby steps is right, I have a new drink I'm going to give a try and see if it works as a replacement, fingers crossed!

  6. I know, he definitely made my night! Thanks so much for stopping by!

  7. Can't wait to see your bathroom remodel!!
    ANd such a sweet hubby to bring you home a special surprise. So thoughtful.
    Thanks for linking up with us today! :)

  8. I fell off of the juicing training, but that cellulite juice looks soo yummy (is that possible?!!)... I may have to start juicing again just so I can try that!

  9. I should have my bathroom reveal up tomorrow! Thanks so much for hosting the link up!

  10. It's probably the best juice I've had since we've starting juicing!

  11. i'm going coffee-free next week. but i'm totally drinking it as i type this :/

  12. Good luck, I still desperately miss it! Let me know if you figure out a good alternative!