I feel like I earned this weekend, if that makes sense. The end of the semester is no joke! It’s also so nice of professors to pile on last-minute assignments :)
Anyway, a long week is almost over (one more commitment tomorrow). The sun is shining. I’m less than two weeks away from a long-weekend at home. I’m deciding to focus on the good. Starting with what I’ve been loving this week.
Thanks Heather and Clare for hosting!
1. Cashew butter. I blame Georgie for this one. Yes, another nut butter to add to my list. I thought I was being smart by buying sample packets to test out before getting an entire jar. Nope, not smart. I flew through 5 packets in a week and it would have been cheaper to get the jar. I finally ordered one through Vitacost this week so it should arrive soon.
2. These posts.
19 Things Only Women With A Low Maintenance Fashion Sense Understand via Thought Catalog.
I seriously could have written this. The author nailed it.
Two articles on the new Dove campaign:
Is Dove’s ‘Chose Beautiful’ Campaign Sending the Wrong Message? via Elite Daily
Here’s What Happens When Women Decide to Call Themselves Beautiful via Time
3. Snail mail. Nothing makes me happier than receiving something in the mail EXCEPT for sending something in the mail to a loved one. This week I sent a small care package to my friends and mailed a few cards to family members. There’s something so personal about taking the time to write, seal, stamp and send a card.
4. (Big) salads. I’ve been on a salad kick this semester. I go in phases with lunches (last semester? The “wrap” phase) and I think the warmer weather has me wanting a change. Also, eating out of mixing bowls/empty containers is my new normal. Fancy, I know.
5. Cooking with coconut milk. I’ve made quinoa with chicken broth, vegetable broth and coconut water before but this week I experimented with coconut milk. Winner winner over here. I used 1/2 cup of coconut water and 1 1/2 cups of water (with 1 cup of uncooked quinoa) and it added an awesome flavor. I added it to salads and had it as a side with dinner. Basically, I love everything coconut now.
That’s all I’ve got for today. Have a fabulous weekend!