Friday, April 15, 2016

Friday Favorites! 4/15/16

Hi everyone! Happy Friday!! I'm linking up with Erika from A Little Bit of Everything Blog, Andrea from Momfessionals Blog, and Narci from Grace and Love Blog to share my favorite things from the week! You can save this graphic and visit their pages to link up as well.


Free Starbucks!! Whoop whoop! On Sunday I spent the whole day working on a term paper for my accounting class, and I definitely needed coffee to get through the day. Luckily, I had a reward on my Starbucks app, and I redeemed it for a Venti Caramel Macchiato. I think this may be my first time ever ordering a Venti drink at Starbucks, but given the circumstances, it was totally worth every calorie! I was especially happy that I redeemed my free drink before the new rewards chaos started. 


You are probably looking at this pic and wondering what in the world it is.... It is a pic of my computer screen after I submitted my term paper. AHH! IT'S FINALLY DONE! I am so relieved to have that marked off my to-do list. Only one more paper and two exams stand between me and the end of the semester. As long as I can survive the semester, I will only be 2 classes away from earning my MBA. I feel like I have been in school FOREVER, so I am so excited to see some light at the end of the tunnel! 


Drywall= done! Next up: painted walls, and new flooring ! Woo Hoo! 

What is this chaotic mess? Its a pic of drywall in our basement... We have been expanding the living room in our basement for what seems like forever, and for the past 2 weeks, we have been having drywall put up. It is finally finished! YAY! Next up: New flooring and paint!


I've been using this sauce as salad dressing! I bought it at Schnucks. 

I have been using this sauce as salad dressing! It is only 30 calories for one tablespoon, and it is very similar to the peanut dressing at one of my favorite Asian restaurants here in town. I like to put spinach, chopped bell peppers, chopped red onions, shredded carrots, sunflower seeds, shredded cheese, and won-ton strips on my salads when I use this dressing. One night this week I even sauteed some shrimp in the skillet and dumped them on a salad with this dressing and called it dinner. So yummy! If you're looking for a low calorie dressing that doesn't taste low calorie, try this one!

For the past month or so, Lee and I have been trying to eat healthier and shed some pounds before summer (aka boating season) gets here. We started by doing the 3 day military diet, and we did that for 2 weeks. 3 days on the diet, 4 days off , and we both were able to drop about 5 pounds. No working out, just following the diet. After 2 weeks, the foods on the diet got really repetitive, so for the past 2 weeks, we decided to just work on eating healthier, smaller portions, and add in exercise. So far, we have done really well with eating smaller portions, making healthier choices, and still having a splurge here and there to keep things fun. We are both slacking on the working out part, but we've both been busy with work and school, so maybe once things slow down, we'll jump back on that train.  Just changing our diets and not over-eating has really made both of us feel pretty good! 

So those are some of my favorite things from the week! I am looking forward to finishing up my last group paper this weekend, and spending some time with my husband since we've both been pretty busy all week. I hope you have a great weekend as well! I'll see you back  here next week for my April Infertility Update!! 

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