Friday, January 17, 2014

Five on Friday! | 1.17.14

Five things I'm especially loving this week:

1.  Great dresses at bargain prices.
A couple weeks ago I picked up two dresses from Banana Republic for what ended up costing me less than $6 out of pocket thanks to them being marked down, two coupon codes, and a gift card.  This is one of them!  It's a "true" wrap dress, not faux-wrap, aka,  I'm glad it's a "wear with tights" dress at this point because there would have been some inadvertent flashing done.  I still have the other dress that I'm looking forward to wearing next week.  I'm breaking away from the idea of "saving" clothes for certain occasions, but I do spread out wearing new dresses/clothes over a few weeks so I may extend that "new dress thrill."

2.  New lunch option:  romaine with mustard.
I had to take a broccoli break (gasp!  I know.) and this has been this weeks option.  I do pair it with an apple and yogurt, and get a snack at around 3.  I've been really enjoying it, but I was told, "that looks like something you eat when you're out of groceries and desperate."

3.  Stopping the hate on Via packets
Unless I'm abroad, I do not do instant coffee.  However, I came across these at a Target for .90 on clearance so I thought I'd try them.  Oh.  My.  Goodness.  They are DELICIOUS.  And I'm sad I didn't get more.

4. Sparkling beverages
I drink a TON of water each day, but a couple weeks ago I got completely and totally disgusted by it.  I know it's only temporary, so in the interim I've been all about sparkling water with a splash of cranberry or orange juice.

5.  A new running plan!
I have a new running plan that I'm really enjoying, even though I couldn't hit my distance on a long run this week.  Whomp.


  1. ROMAINE AND MUSTARD?!?!?! That makes me want to gag.

  2. I love the dress! I have to agree but I guess it gives the lettuce some kind of taste. You could do a lettuce wrap and put some meat and cheese or something in it.

    1. Thanks!
      Lettuce wraps would be good, but I'm looking to cut calories.