Friday, January 15, 2016

Five On Friday

Three day weekend, three day weekend, can I get a what what!   

We are heading to Atlanta for a little weekend getaway, so hopefully that will at least hold me over until we can take a real vacation later in the year.  I have a serious travel bug right now and I want to go to all the places, but gone are the days where B and I could just pack up and leave without any notice.   

O N E  

Well, I’ve gone and done it.  I had to go to Target for a few necessities yesterday, and I left with half of the Dollar Spot.  Their Valentine’s Day goodies were just too hard to pass up!  I had told myself that I was going to exercise restraint, but then I realized that I have zero Valentine’s decorations for our house, and I now have a big and easily accessible storage closet to store them in, so I caved.  Fortunately it was the Dollar Spot, and I only picked out a few things, so it didn’t remotely break the bank.   

Anyway, this black and white striped pitcher has been in my Instagram feed repeatedly this past week, so I was excited to find out that it was one of those Dollar Spot items. 

T W O  

I also picked up these gold heart string lights for the mantle… they are my second favorite thing. 

I’ll be using all of these goodies to dress up our mantle in the coming days and I’ll share it next week.

T H R E E  

While I was at Target, I also picked up these Strawberry Shortcake M&Ms.  I try not to eat a lot of junk food, but I do allow myself to eat a little something sweet each day, and M&Ms are one of my favorite things because a small handful easily curbs my sweet tooth.  Typically, I eat the dark chocolate ones, but I always like to try the limited edition ones that they put out for the holidays.  These are really good, but they’re really sweet, so you can only eat a few at a time.


F O U R 

Since we’re already discussing sweets, I’ve been meaning to share these with you for the last couple of months, but it’s been so hectic that I haven’t remembered until now.  Very bad timing I know, as most people probably made some kind of resolution to eat healthier, lose weight, or get fit for the new year, but they’re just so good.  The perfect combination of salty and sweet, they satisfy both cravings at once!  Again, really rich, so you can only eat a couple at a time anyway.


F I V E 

To make up for the fact that I just made you gain ten pounds from merely looking at those, here is something that will help you lose weight and tone up.  I saw the Simply Fit Board on Shark Tank a couple of months ago and I was intrigued.  It allows you to strengthen your core without crunches or sit ups or anything that involves laying on your back, and since I still have back problems from my first delivery I struggle with traditional crunches.    

Supposedly it slims your waistline, burns fat, strengthens your core, tones your legs, and it has no impact on your joints.   

Sign me up! 

I just received mine a couple of weeks ago, so I’ve only used it a few times, but so far I love it.  It really is easy to use, but at the same time you can feel the burn, so I think it’s working.  I guess I won’t know for sure for a while, but I will be sure to keep all of you posted.

Well, I’m off to work and then I’ll be basking in the glory of the three-day weekend.  Happy weekend!

*Linking up with A Liz Adventures for Five On Friday and A Little Bit of Everything for Friday Favorites.


  1. Those chips look so yummy! I love the holiday themed M&M's. I swear they just taste better than the plain ole regular colors. Happy weekend!

  2. Yay for a 3 day weekend! I NEED to get Target's dollar spot for some Vday decor, like stat.

    I've wanted to try those M & M's and now those chips are on my list too. That Simply Fit Board looks very interesting, I'm going to check it out now!

    Enjoy your little getaway!

    1. Thanks, Lizzie!

      Yes, you definitely need to check out that Simply Fit Board. It honestly feels too good to be true, so I'll have to let you guys know if I'm getting results!

  3. i have a 3 day weekend too! i wanted to get that cute holder at target but it was chipped :( its adorable! So glad I came across your blog on the link up! Hope you'll stop by mine as well :) Happy Friday

  4. Target's killing it again with their V-day stuff - I want it all! I think I need those chips - yum! Enjoy your 3 day weekend!

  5. I did not know they made those M&Ms and I for one need to make a trip to Target!! I need to read up on that board - sounds amazing! Happy Friday! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  6. Amen! The Target dollar aisle nailed the Valentine's Day decor this year!I picked up a few things a couple weekends ago and am trying so hard to not go back! Happy Weekend!

  7. LOVE all the Valentine's stuff! I hit up the Dollar Spot for some pretty items that I'm actually going to use for my sister's baby shower. Hope you guy had a great weekend :)

  8. LOVE all the Valentine's stuff! I hit up the Dollar Spot for some pretty items that I'm actually going to use for my sister's baby shower. Hope you guy had a great weekend :)

  9. I'm glad you found the black and white pitcher! It's one of my favorites!
    My sister made chocolate covered potato chips and I was pleasantly surprised at how good they were!

  10. I've never heard of the simply fit board but now I'm intrigued! ... I am a sucker for anything and everything Target dollar spot!


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