Friday, February 19, 2016

Friday Five

This week has felt really productive but I think that's partly due to the fact that I finally got around to folding laundry that's been sitting around for weeks and weeks. I'm so great at doing laundry, but folding and putting it away is a totally different story. Anyone else like this?! 

Anyway, this week at school was a heavy writing week, and a heavy project-based work week, but class was also cancelled on Thursday night which was such a nice break. It's amazing how restorative one night off is!

I have a random mash-up of Friday Favorites this week but all good things! So let's get into it.

// One // 

I made pizza earlier this week with the leftover cheese and fresh basil Sammy and I had from our Valentine's dinner. I used organic frozen pizza crusts I had from Trader Joe's, but I think I waited too long to use them 'cause it cooked rock hard haha. Flavor was good but I was basically eating a slab of concrete with sauce and basil on it. Definitely want to try them again but this time I'll use them much sooner!

// Two // 

These are some cute umbrellas my grandma colored the other day during therapy! She's making such great progress. 
I had such a great visit with her earlier this week and was asking her a lot of questions about St. Joseph's Day {an Italian holiday coming up in March} for the essay I was writing. She perked right up talking about our family's traditions. I can't wait for her to be home. I have such a new found appreciation for her which I didn't think was possible since she's always been my favorite human. ;)

// Three // 

Like I said earlier this has been a writing week for me {I can't wait until every week is a writing week} and this was my set up on Tuesday afternoon. A messy outline + an intrinsic need to live exactly like Olive Pope was the inspiration for this writing session. 

// Four // 

We had some awesome news this past week on my Dad's side of the family. My cousin {picture on the left} sent out announcements last week that her and her boyfriend are expecting a child! & then on Valentine's Day he proposed to her! AND my cousin and his wife announced they're going to expecting as well with this sweet announcement {picture on the right}. Couldn't be happier for these couples. They've dealt with their fair share of hardship, so they deserve all this happiness. 

// Five // 

Tomorrow I'll be attending the "Wine About Winter" event with a few of my girlfriends and I'm excited for a little girl time! From 1-4 pm we'll be walking around downtown Libertyville where several participating shops and restaurants will be providing wine tastings as you shop around. I have a feeling I'll be spending a few more extra dollars than I need to ;) 

Looking forward to some fun this weekend! Can't wait to read everyone else's Friday Favs. 


  1. That pizza looks yummy but what a bummer that the dough went bad! We use dough from the grocery store bakery and it's my favorite.

    1. It was a bummer! & so funny you mention that because I was just talking with my boyfriend's mother over the weekend and they use a dough they love from the grocery store too! I'll have to check it out next time I'm there (or not let dough from Trader Joe's sit in the freezer forever ;) )