Friday 5: What’s Up Right Now!

by Nicole on October 11, 2013


Today I’m going to do a quick Friday 5 (turned into 8?):


1. I’ve had a variation of this breakfast the past week. I was getting sick of overnight oats and I saw this on Ashley’s website so I gave it a try. Instead of buckwheat and almond meal, I used oat bran and coconut flour. I also used coconut milk instead of almond milk (I used 1/2 cup coconut milk) and added in a tbsp of chia. Everything else I kept the same. It’s delicious. I topped it with some more maple syrup, cooked blueberries and almond butter.

2. I made¬†this cake recipe from Caroline for Olivia’s smash cake. Danny’s cousin made the real cake for the party. I didn’t want her to smash something so pretty! I stink at icing things so it was not pretty.

3. Try this booty burner from Tina. She kicks my butt every week from Best Body Bootcamp. I am LOVING this phase. Later I’ll do my last (third) weights workout for the week.

4. I can’t believe how fast this past year has gone. It went WAY faster than my pregnancy and that was only 9 months. I also can’t believe how much Olivia understands now. Every day she surprises me by showing she understands something else. Her new this past week is she doesn’t want her baby to be on the floor. She’ll crawl over to us so we hold the baby and give it(?) hugs and kisses.

5. I have big plans to make pumpkin chocolate chip cookies this weekend…and maybe butternut squash mac and cheese.¬†

6. We’ve been watching Hostages and The Blacklist. Anyone else? I really need another Housewives to come out. I am not watching enough reality TV right now.

7. Gymboree is so fun, but Olivia doesn’t have time for the last 5 minutes of class. She wants nothing to do with Gym-bo (spelling?) or the songs at the end. She’s too busy for it.

8. FRIDAY! 3 day weekend! We have no plans besides finding a pumpkin patch and taking some pictures.

IMG_7855(Don’t worry, I had her shoes on the wrong feet here until a friend pointed it out to me.)

Enjoy the weekend!!

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Caroline @ chocolate & carrots October 11, 2013 at 7:14 am

Aww, I bet the cake was beautiful and she loved it! :) It’s amazing how quickly that year goes by, right? Liam is 16 months now and I’m still in denial. ;-) Have fun at the pumpkin patch this weekend…we’re doing the same thing! P.S. Happy Birthday to Miss Olivia!


Lindsay October 11, 2013 at 1:46 pm

We are headed to the pumpkin patch this weekend too! Now I need to find the battery charger for my camera and the other lens – oh the joys of moving


char eats greens October 12, 2013 at 10:44 am

Is the Black List good?!?!? I remember hearing (on the radio) the ad for it premiering and it sounded REALLY intriguing. Not that I need a new show to watch with how swamped I am and can barely do anything else in life haha.

That butternut mac n cheese looks SO good. I could go for a ‘homey’ meal like that right now!!


Nicole October 15, 2013 at 6:19 am

it IS good! But I’ll basically watch anything…haha. no really it is!


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