Friday, February 1, 2013

5 Things Friday

Good morning!  I hope all of y'all are having a great week, and preparing for a fun or relaxing weekend ahead.  I'm going to be spending time with my sister, teaching some people to blog, and doing a little shopping before N and I join our friends for a Super Bowl party that I don't have to host!  (I'm kind of excited to just show up with dip and cookies)

Until then, here are five things worth sharing on the internet:

1. On Sunday afternoon I'm going to a bridal shower for my friend Natalie, and the more I think about it, I realize that's sort of a hard event to dress for.  Thankfully, Texas is having a random heat wave and it will be in the 60s so I can wear something like this, but with a more fitted blazer and different dress, without trying to be casually cold-weather fancy:

Or like this with a  scarf and non-white dress:

2. Who else watches New Girl?!  This week's episode was the best yet, and I want to play True American and kiss Nick Miller behind the iron curtain.  (Yes, I'm happily married... what of it?)

Let's re-live it, shall we?

3. This week I made this recipe, but with some tweaks and it will be a new staple in my life.  Here's what I did:
  • Replace russet potato with sweet potato and cut into slices
  • Cut zucchini and squash into slices
  • Skip the sauteed onions step because you are lazy
  • Drizzle olive oil in the Corningware and arrange vegetables in a spiral-ish shape
  • Sprinkle a little more olive oil on top and bake at 375 for 30 minutes with foil on the pan
  • Remove the foil and sprinkle parmesan cheese and garlic salt over the veggies and roast for 30 more minutes without the foil
  • Admire your creation, but forget to take a picture of it
original image via

4. I found myself making the above dish because I love zucchini and squash, but also because I've been ordered to adopt a low glycemic index diet thanks to my new friend PCOS.  Thankfully, it appears I have a very mild case, but I am now kicking myself for not seeing my doctor when I first started to suspect that something was wrong.  I could have started addressing this over the summer, but instead I made excuses and just tried to convince myself that everything was normal (thanks to google and people who overshare on online forums) and wait until my yearly check-up.  

So, the moral of the story is that if you think something is up, make an appointment.  You know your body, so don't try to convince yourself that it's nothing.  That said, if you have any great low GI recipes, please send them my way!  (And don't worry, I'm going to be just fine.)

5.  This tutorial changed my life, as I was apparently the last lady in America who did not realize how easy it is to make wavy hair with a flat iron.

And with that, I bid you good weekend!

P.S. Don't forget you have until Sunday night to enter to win a LOFT Collection necklace!


  1. OMG the kiss was so hot!

  2. OMG! I'm still reeling from that kiss. Actually the main kiss was hot but the two pecks at the end just ended me. Ended me.
    Lovely inspiration photos for the shower outfit.



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