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Five on Friday 3/21

Having my day off fall on a Friday = perfection.  I love having lazy Fridays around the house.  Today I'll be soaking up the sun on our porch (it's a high of 60 degrees here in Chicago today!) getting in lots of blog reading, making a delicious seafood pasta for dinner (recipe coming on Monday) AND getting my hair chopped off!!!  This is huge for me!  I've had my hair long for the last 5 years so I'm slightly terrified.  I'm definitely ready for a change though so I'm also excited! Hope you're all having a wonderful day as well!

+ I'm not a huge basketball fan but I've always enjoyed March Madness.  My bracket is ready to go and I've got bets placed with my husband!  My alma mater - Western Michigan University - even made it to the tournament this year but lost out yesterday (horribly) to Syracuse.  My family has always been big University of Michigan fans so I'll be cheering them on.  I've got Florida, Arizona, Michigan State and Louisville going to the Final Four!



+ Go to your nearest Trader Joe's and BUY THESE NOW! Sooo delicious.  My girl Amanda from Meet at the Barre was posting about these and I knew I had to get them for myself.  I'm not even going to tell you how many nights in a row I've had one for dessert..


+ You all know how much I love my Netflix and I found this really great article that lists the 35 shows you should be watching on Netflix.  We've seen 8 out of 35 so far.  Speaking of Netflix, we just started House of Cards!  I have to say, 3 episodes in I'm not that impressed yet.  So many people are obsessed though so I'm going to hang in there and keep watching!


+ I've been getting Birchbox for almost two years now and have really loved trying the new stuff they send me every month - not to mention it's just fun to get a package in the mail instead of bills :)  However, the last three boxes have been pretty disappointing.  Most products I've received I've only tried once or have gone straight into the trash.  I'm really leaning towards cancelling which is such a bummer because I used to get the BEST stuff!  Have any of you felt the same way about your recent boxes?


+ I saw this on Pinterest and I need it now.  It's a bar necklace with your wedding date in roman numerals.  Found HERE on Etsy of course.  So cute!


Linking up with the fabulous Five on Friday gals - April, Christina, Darci and Natasha

We have a nice, relaxing weekend ahead of us with no set plans and I can't wait.  We will probably be doing some spring cleaning, lots of relaxing and lots of basketball watching - Go Blue!  Who do you have going to the final four?

43 comments

  1. Those ice cream sandwiches are amazing. I cancelled birch box because my last six boxes were horrible. On my blog, there is Mission Cute. I am on board with it because it's a great cause and because it's like Etsy in the box. Also love that necklace. :) xx

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  2. PS I need to check out that netflix list

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  3. Yum! Those sandies look amazing! And good luck on your bracket!

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  4. I can't wait to see your pretty hair! Have a great weekend!

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  5. You guys are really tempting me to try out those ice cream sandwiches! I would probably eat half the box in a day though! I have such little self control when it comes to ice cream. I love that necklace and actually just pinned it too-- it might have been your pin actually? That shop has so many cute dainty personalized pieces!

    I can't wait to see your new haircut! Have a great weekend!

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  6. I've been getting birchbox for about 2 years now, too, and I agree that my boxes have been pretty disappointing lately. Lots of face or hair products in those little, tiny packages (that are impossible to open) that only contain one use and that's it. I know the purpose of birchbox is "samples" but I can't tell if I like something after just one use! I do like that I can review each product I receive for points, though! And, if I don't like something, I put it to the side and once every few months, I get together with friends that also get birchbox and we we do a night of wine and product swapping!

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    1. I totally agree! The thing that drives me the most crazy are the perfume samples. As someone who can't wear perfume thanks to my allergies, I hate getting one in every.single.box! Such a good idea to get together with friends and swap products!

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  7. Love that bar necklace... perfectly dainty! I need to get one with my wedding date - Such a cute idea!

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  8. Those ice cream sandwiches look AMAZING! and that bar necklace is perfect -- absolutely loving it!
    Happy Friday!
    xo

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  9. I love March Madness - sorry about your loss ;) (that was so mean sorry!) I also do not like House of Cards. I fall asleep whenever we have it on. Have you tried Orange is the New Black? We were addicted! I got that necklace last year and loved it but it gave me a weird neck rash (thumbs down!) Happy weekend sweets! xo

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  10. You really should NOT have shared those ice cream sandwiches, haha! And that necklace is all kinds of adorable.

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  11. If you are a TJs shopper, then you need to purchase their sea salt chocolate covered almonds. To die for! Also, that necklace is beautiful!

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  12. I just made a list of shows that we need to watch on Netflix and House of Cards is at the top of the list. And I love that wedding date necklace!

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    1. We've watched 5 episodes and it's getting better finally! And the necklace.. obsessed. I'm definitely going to be ordering it!

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  13. Ugh, I've been drooling over those ice cream cookies since Amanda shared them, we don't have a Trader Joes. Torture. Love that necklace! Enjoy your weekend :)

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  14. Mmmm ice cream sammiches!

    And I'm embarrassed to admit I totally dropped the ball on filling out a bracket this year :-P

    Happy Friday!

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  15. I dont know what people did before Netflix, I'm seriously obsessed with it! I'm glad to hear that Birchbox hasn't bee the best lately because I've been contemplating looking into it, I definitely have to look a little bit more before I decide. Have a great weekend!

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  16. I wish I lived near a Trader Joe's because I would totally buy the ice cream- looks delicious!
    I'm definitely going to check out the Netflix list because I am a TV junkie and love to binge watch shows... bad habit, I know. ;)
    I cancelled my Birchbox almost a year ago now. The perfume and foil packet samples drove me crazy. I would rather use the $10 towards something I will actually use!
    I hope you have a great weekend!
    xo Always, Abby

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  17. OMG those ice cream sandwiches!!! I'm debating leaving work right now to make a Trader Joe's run haha. I'm also DYING to start watching House of Cards. I feel so out of the loop!

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  18. I swear sometimes we're the same person. I'm taking today 'off' as well but I'm blog reading and watching March Madness all day from the comfort of my pajamas and couch :-) House of Cards is next on my list of things to watch and I'm TOTALLY sending Tim to get me these ice cream sandwiches like ASAP. You have been such a good influence on me today already! :-)

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  19. I hope you enjoy your day off! I cannot WAIT to see your hair - I bet you will look fabulous! Have a great weekend, doll!

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  20. We're always looking for new shows to watch I'm definitely checking out that article. House of Cards just doesn't sounds too interesting to me. Politics are so boring but everyone raves about the show! Those ice cream sandwiches will be bought on my next TJ's trip!

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  21. Can't wait to see what the final product of the hair looks like and the seafood pasta for dinner sounds incredible!! I love that necklace from etsy! I cancelled my birch box last year - felt the same way about the products!! Hope you have a great weekend!

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  22. Checking out that netflix link now. We just finished breaking bad last night...OMG amazing.

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  23. I 100% felt that way about Birchbox. I tried out Ipsy for a month, and actually ended up liking those products more -- they're not as luxe, but if I like it, then I don't care. Plus it's only $10.

    Also, re: House of Cards. Stick with it a bit longer. It's a slow series, but fantastic. I will admit that I like Orange is the New Black better, though :)

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    1. I've heard so many good things about Ipsy - I might have to try that next. And I'm glad to hear it gets better! Orange is the New Black is next on our "to watch" list. So many shows, so little time!

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  24. Stopping by from the Five on Friday! I absolutely adore that necklace... what a great etsy find :)

    Justine
    www.lifeasabaltimoregirl.blogspot.com

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    1. There are so many amazing things on Etsy! Thanks for stopping by!

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  25. Jealous you're at home today - enjoy! Can't wait to check out the Netflix list of shows. Hang in there with HOC - it gets WAY better (and it helps that Frank also stops talking into the camera so much ha). Can't wait to see your new 'do!! Happy weekend lady :)

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  26. that necklace!!! I'll have to see if it comes in silver or white gold... so cute!!!!

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  27. I am from the West Michigan area too!! ;) High five girl! Go State!!
    Those ice cream sandwiches look awesome!!
    Happy Friday lovely lady!

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  28. I just ordered a bar necklace from Made By Mary designs on Etsy. It's really cute I can't wait to get it in the mail.

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  29. omg those ice cream cookies look SO good! checking out the netflix list now! i cant wait til Orange is the New Black is back on! xo jillian - cornflake dreams

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  30. I saw that necklace on Pinterest too and LOVED IT! Etsy has the cutest things! Have a great weekend love!

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  31. Those TJ's ice cream sandwiches look SO GOOD!! I miss shopping at Trader Joe's and wish they had stores in ALL states!!

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  32. OMG I love that necklace! It's 41...feels like 31 up here right now. I feel jipped. Good luck with your haircut...I want pictures missy! Instagram that shit! You'll feel like a brand new woman :) Have a good weekend!

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  33. I'm a little nervous to look at that list because I get sooo addicted to shows on Netflix. There's just something about being able to watch one after another. And I love that necklace! Hope you enjoy your day off and I can't wait to see your hair!

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  34. Oh I can't wait to see your hair!! No doubt you'll be gorg! I can't wait for Trader Joes to make its to Ok!! We ALWAYS make a stop when we visit Chi town. I hope your warm weather is sticking around!

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  35. I can't wait to see your hair! It will be wonderful!! Go Gators!!

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    1. I've got Florida winning the championship so yes, go gators!! :)

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  36. oh girl, I totally feel the same way when it comes to march madness. I'm good to not watch all season, but come march, I have to fill out a bracket!! 2) trader joe's is unreal. have you had the s'mores ice cream sandwiches?? GETCHA SOME. 3) I have to check out your netflix list--have you watched orphan black? we're watching it on demand now, but it's just so good. and lastly, bummer about the birchbox. I haven't felt that way just yet--some months are definitely a downer, but so far, so good.

    have a great weekend, doll!

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  37. I've never done the bracket things for March Madness, but have watched the last couple years when WSU was in it. Since they just lost I probably won't watch another game until next season. Those ice cream sandwiches look so yummy! I'll definitely have to try them when I go again! I too had been disappointed in Birchbox since I seem to be getting repeats and I don't want to cancel either.

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  38. I definitely felt the same way about Birchbox and cancelled mine. I really don't miss it. And I hope your opinion changes on House of Cards. I am obsessed with it!

    champagneandsuburbs.blogspot.com

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