Friday, February 28, 2014

Five on Friday: Things I'm Loving Lately

It's been a few weeks since I've linked up for Five on Friday, so I'm excited to be back at it!  This week I'm sharing five things I've been loving lately.
Linking up with ChristinaDarciApril, and Natasha and you should too!

ONE.  I made Shredded Chicken-Bacon Sandwiches with Ranch Slaw for lunch last weekend and they were DELICIOUS.  I got the recipe from Ashley at Perfectly Scrubbed.  You can find the recipe HERE.  You should make them, because they are easy and tasty.  Kevin even told me I need to make them again, so you KNOW it had to be good.  We ate ours on pretzel buns...basically the only way to eat a sandwich in our house.

TWO.  Keeping on the food trend, have you tried the new Fiber One Meal Bars?  Since I'm a BzzAgent, I was able to try a box of the Chocolate Peanut Butter and the Strawberry Greek Yogurt ones for free.  And again, these did not disappoint!  Both boxes are gone already, because Kevin and I loved them so much.  They were the perfect mid morning snack for me, and I loved the fact that they were healthy too (lots of protein and fiber).  I've been trying to eat healthier and these were a great way to keep me on track.  And again, my husband even liked them--he ate them voluntarily--so you gotta trust that they were good!

THREE.  Thanks again to BzzAgent, I was able to try this new Tone body wash for free, and again, I loved it!  The smell was the first thing I noticed and it was amazing.  I love "flowery" smells and the petal soft scent was just enough, without being too strong.  This body wash even has spa-inspired ingredients like cocoa butter, white clay, and alpha-hydroxy fruit acids that help keep your skin moisturized and nourished.  If you're anything like me in these cold, dry winter months, anything to keep your skin moisturized is a must!

FOUR.  Speaking of much as I hate this cold, snowy weather we've been having for the past five years months (as of yesterday, this is the 2nd snowiest winter EVER in my city-we have recieved 107.8 inches of snow so far), I do love being cuddled up on the couch under a blanket.  I'm busy crocheting a couple of baby blankets for a couple of my pregnant friends, and something about cold/snowy weather makes me want to curl up and crochet at night.  Here's a little preview of the blanket I'm working on right now:

It's actually more of a coral color, it's not that bright in person.
FIVE.  I posted a link on Facebook the other day of 22 Adorable Before and After Pictures of Animals Growing Up.  Take two minutes out of your day to check it out--you won't regret it.  Super cute photos that will leave you smiling today :)


  1. Thanks for the shoutout Ericka!! :) I am so glad you guys liked the sandwiches. I will definitely have to try the pretzel buns next time-- yum!! And that baby blanket is ADORABLE and I am sure even more so in person! Nice work!
    Enjoy your weekend!

  2. 107 inches of snow! Jeez Lousie, I don't think I could handle that much! Have a great Friday!

    Tattered to Taylored

  3. Oh my gosh that baby blanket is adorable!! I so need to learn that chevron pattern!!

    1. Thanks! It's actually super easy...just takes a while because it's all single crochet. I found the patter on Pinterest. Here's the link:

  4. Those sandwiches sound unreal, girl! Xx.

  5. I'm definitely checking out that sandwich recipe! Your crochet skills are amazing! I love the chevron pattern. :) Have a happy weekend!!!

    xo Always, Abby

  6. Beautiful blanket! Love the colors and pattern!

  7. Visiting from the link-up! 107" of snow SO FAR?!?! I'll stop complaining ;)

  8. Hello and happy Friday from the link up!! The sandwiches sound fantastic!! Thanks for sharing! Your blanket is looking beautiful!! Nicely done ;) Have a lovely weekend!!

  9. Those sandwiches look AMAZING!!! And on a pretzel bun?!! Girl, I will be making these soon!!

  10. I have been wanting to learn how to crochet - So sweet of you to make blankets for your friends' babies!! Thoughtful/ hand made gifts are the best!!

  11. I love the crocheted chevron blanket! I'm so excited to make one of my own!

  12. Love all of these! I've been out of blogland the past couple of weeks, but am pumped to be back. Those meal bars look delish!!