Friday, February 21, 2014

Five for Friday: a jumble of things

Friday already?! Short weeks are the best. There was plenty to keep me busy the last few days, and I didn't take many pictures - so we will do the best we can for this week's Five for Friday. Use your imagination when necessary!

Just finished // Just starting
1 // I challenged myself to read 20 books this year, and I've already finished six! (Two I was halfway through when 2013 ended, but let's not focus on the details... haha!)

I just finished reading The Kindness of Strangers, by Katrina Kittle, which is Weird with a capital W but also SO. GOOD. I could not put it down. In fact, I spent last night finishing it instead of watching the Olympics or anything else on TV - I just couldn't save it for my train ride! The subject matter is incredibly emotional and awkward and horrifying, but the character development is incredible and the story is just haunting. It's not for the faint of heart, that's for sure.

Our next book club book is Orange is the New Black, by Piper Kerman, and I'm really looking forward to it. Obviously, this is all the rage right now, and I've seen several episodes of the show and liked them, but I'm happy to be reading the book before I get really into the show. And, from what I hear, it's a pretty easy read. That's always good!

2 // I finally got all my winter decorations and leftover Christmas stuff put away this week - I refuse to have anything snow-related in my house because I am over winter. I love winter, but it's time to move on.

3 // I received the J'Adore VoxBox in the mail this week, and I'm so excited to try out the goodies that came inside! I'm not sure how I feel about fake eyelashes, and getting C to use spray lotion is going to be a chore (ha), but the other items are definitely piquing my interest. Also, a whole gigantic bag of Hershey Kisses? Be still my heart. (see also: things I don't really need. sigh!)

(disclosure: I received all products complimentary from Influenster to review - opinions are my own!)

4 // Who doesn't love getting pictures of puppies first thing in the morning?? My sister sent me this picture of my Puppy Brother one morning this week when he refused to get out of bed.... so cute!

5 // I'm headed off to Philly tomorrow for some girl time! I'm looking forward to seeing two old friends and explore the City of Brotherly Love. The last few times I've been up have been for various events, and I haven't really had time for any sight-seeing. We are spending a few hours tomorrow touring the city, then have dinner reservations somewhere fun. Yay!

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

So tell me...
  • Any fun weekend plans?
  • Best book you've read lately? I'm always looking for recommendations!
  • Favorite city to visit for a weekend? I count almost anywhere in a 4-hour radius as "weekend worthy" and C & I love to take little trips.


Lisa C said...

Puppy brother reminds me of that commercial, haha. And I'm sure C's review of the lotion will be thoroughly entertaining.

Jessi @ Jessi's Design said...

oooo ok you have my attention now with that book- just ordered it actually haha way to go! Hope you have a fabulous weekend! (love puppy pics btw) :)

Alex[andra] said...

I'd love to hear how Philly is! I've thought about going but I have no idea what to check out while there!

Lisa Loves John said...

Your sweet puppy would be best friends with my Scout :) :)

Happy Friday, pretty girl! Xo