My Friday Five – Catching Up!

My Friday Five – Catching Up!

Well Heeeellllllllooooooo! Long time no post. I’m sorry I’ve been MIA for a little while. I’ve got lots of posts in my head these days just other things preoccupying my time instead of getting them written. If you ever miss me, you can usually find some updates on Instagram. I thought I’d do a little catch up today with my Friday Five.

1 | Vacation Dreams – We took a trip with some friends to the Dominican Republic back in mid January. It was a fantastic trip. We couldn’t have asked for a better group to travel with. Lots of pool time, a boat cruise, golfing, and zip lining. The week was over way too quickly! By now it feels like it was a lifetime ago!

Dominican Republic Crystal Blue Water

Zip Lining - Dominican Republic

2 | Missing Grandma
 – While we were on vacation, my grandmother passed away. Granny B., as we all referred to her, was a spirited 97 year old still living at home and with the sharpest wit and a knack for telling the best stories. I have such fond memories of times with her and my grandpa growing up. We will all miss her dearly, but we are beyond grateful that we had her in our lives so long.

This is a picture of Carter with Granny B when he interviewed her for a school project this fall.

She loved to sew and bake, and I cherish her baking items I was able to keep to remind me of her.

Cherished items from my grandma, her vintage Betty Crocker cookbook, handwritten recipe book and baking tools.

3 | Sweating It Out –
Work has been keeping me incredibly busy lately, but I’m trying to still remain committed to working out consistently. We’re doing a 3 week team challenge at my gym right now, so I’ve been squeezing in my daily workout either in the morning or over lunch, trying not to skip a day. Today was a trifecta of bodyweight/cardio, kickboxing, and trx. If only I could get my eating in check…

Kosama - K-Overload

4 | Product Junkie
– I’m pretty low maintenance in my beauty routine, but I’ve always been a bit of a product junkie. I love to try out new products which is why I’m always thrilled when I get a new Influenster VoxBox. Free products? Yes please! This month I got the #FierceVoxBox. My favorite product so far is the Madam CJ Walker Brassica Seed Oil. I’m long overdue for a haircut, but this makes my hair look refreshed and it smells heavenly!

Influenster Fierce VoxBox

5 | Wallpaper Blues
– I’m finally tackling the wallpaper in my basement. We’ve lived in our hours 13 years and I think it’s the only room we have yet to re-paint. Oh how I hate removing wallpaper, it has to be the worst home improvement project task. These ducks are proving to be a formidable opponent. It took me 4 hours to get the paper off of two walls. I was nearly in tears at that point. With two walls left to go, wish me luck!

Removing Wallpaper

I need to get this wallpaper done because I know I won’t want to when Spring arrives for good here in Iowa. It’s supposed to be in the 60’s this weekend here, so I’m guessing my motivation will to be outside rather than in the basement. I can always find something a lot better to do than removing wallpaper though! Have a great weekend!

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