Friday, January 31, 2014

Five for Friday: hashtag happy

Let's get this party started, shall we?? Big plans on the weekend agenda: paint the guestroom in the basement. Whoop, whoop!

....silence.... yeah, not all that exciting. But it's definitely something I've wanted to get crossed off the to-do list for a while, so I'm happy about that! We are using the same color of paint that we used for the main room in the basement (which I swear I'll post about some day), and I think it's really going to make a difference. Currently, the room is painted a darkish green, and it just has one little window, so it doesn't get much light. I think a lighter, more neutral color is just what it needs to freshen it up. Fingers crossed, my friends.

Anyway... on to the good stuff: Five on Friday!

1 // The worst part of having to go into the office on a Friday is having to put on real clothes (specifically, pants). The best part is getting to see a sunrise like this one (hashtag nofilter).

2 // I posted this on Instagram earlier this week and was surprised by the reactions - am I the only person out there who uses my dishwasher as a drying rack for the things that are too big for my regular one? Really, though- I just pull it open and stand my cutting boards and big pans in among the dishes until they dry. Easy! (hashtag lifehacks)

3 // This was my lucky week!! After reading this post on entering giveaways on Goodreads from Kate at Another Clean Slate, I went and entered a bunch... and then won one! Some book I've never heard of is on it's way to my house in 4-6 weeks. Sweet! I also found out that I won a giveaway from Kate at Like American Honey, which is totally awesome - I adore Kate & her blog, and was thrilled to win some treats! (...Apparently bloggers named Kate are my good-luck charm! Who knew??)

4 // Current addiction: a new flavor of hummus from Sabra! The Olive Tapenade is SO GOOD. I can't stop eating it. Highly recommend it if you like olives, especially briny ones like kalamatas. (hashtag muststopeating)

5 // For C's "big" Christmas present, I got him a three-month subscription to Besh Box, which is an awesome new program put together by Chef John Besh where the boxes are cooking & food themed. The first box arrived over the weekend, and we were pretty excited about it. That's a dark picture, but just look at that happy hubby! Can't wait to use the ingredients that came in this one.

linking up with the five on friday girls:  Darci, Christina, April,and Natasha

So tell me...
  • What's your work schedule like? I usually work M-Th in the office and at home on Fridays, but switched it around this week.
  • What's your favorite "life hack"? Teach me something new!
  • What are you looking forward to this weekend?


Royal @ Royal Proclaims said...

Stopping by from the linkup!
Congrats on the book! I love Goodreads! I won a giveaway a few months ago.

Stephanie @ My Freckled Life said...

Haha, I love winning giveaways! Also, you'll definitely have to let us know what's in that Besh box! I've been looking at some subscription box options for Chris, as his birthday is coming up, and most of them out there lean more on the girly side. So I'd love to hear what you think!

Rambling Hermit said...

Stopping by from the linkup... I am excited to try that new flavor of hummus!!! I've been hooked on the avovado one lately.

Lisa C said...

In Peyton Manning's voice: I like that tapenade. Our exciting weekend plans include cleaning out my-laws' kitchen before their new appliances arrive. Who would guess I spent four years drinking myself stupid in college to do this?