Friday, January 10, 2014

Five on Friday

Hi my friends! I hope your 2014 is off to a good start. Ours has been kind of wacky so far, but definitely in a good way. It looks as though this year will bring some changes for our family, so I'm excited to get this thing on! Can't wait until I can share more.
PS--#notpregnant

Anyway, on to the real purpose of this post...Five on Friday! 
As always, I'm linking up with Darci and the other lovely ladies :)
{one} Our final Christmas. This past weekend, we had one last Christmas with my brother and his family in San Antonio! It was a fun weekend spent watching the cousins play, opening gifts, staying in a hotel with a toddler (a real treat ;)), and most importantly, being together!
J got to sleep in the "big bed" with us at the hotel ;)
{two} Productivity. Doesn't everyone resolve to be more productive & organized in the new year? I know I always do, and so far I've been successful in that...well, for this week ;) After being gone for most of the last 2 weeks, it's been refreshing to get back into our little routine here at home. Closets & cabinets have been cleaned out, the house has been deep cleaned, and a boat-load of "stuff" has been donated. I love the fresh start that a new year brings!
 l: I've been freezing half of what I've made each night this week for future dinners. WHY have I not done this before? I hate throwing away leftovers, so this is a much better solution.
r: Jaqs is a big laundry helper! I sort it for her then she loads the washer, moves it to the dryer, and unloads the dryer for me. What a girl!


{three} Juicing. Do you juice? I go through spurts of it, and after all the eating that comes with the holiday season, I was feeling like my gut needed a reboot. I've been juicing once a day this week, and I've really enjoyed it. Jaqs has, too! I prepped all my fruits & veggies on Sunday so they'd be ready to throw in, and that has made the process much speedier and more convenient. I've also been putting the juicer pulp to use; I'll share how next week :)
celery+cucumber+kale+green apple+orange+lime
{four} Valentine's Day. Is it too soon? I sure hope not because I'm already dressing Jaqs in pink, red, and hearts galore! She had several things in her closet, but of course we had to add in a sweet shirt made by Leah! Is it not the cutest?! Love, love.
{five} Hubby's birthday. The man in the house turns 29 tomorrow! We're keeping it low-key for his last year in his 20s and just spending the day as a family per Rob's request. After a week of gloomy weather, the weekend looks amazing, so we're all looking forward to getting out and taking in the fresh air and sunshine together!

Happy Weekend!

12 comments:

Jodi said...

My hubby is the same way when it comes to his birthdays. I want to get into juicing. We love smoothies but it would be good to change it up. And it is not too early for V-Day! I wait until MLK weekend to decorate but I have bought my husband's card and gift already.

Jen said...

I'm so glad I'm not the only one that has already purchased Valentine's day outfits!!! ;) I love the shirt Leah made for Jaqs!!! Her stuff is adorable! Hope you all have a wonderful weekend (and Happy Birthday, Rob)!!!!

Katie @ Chronicles of KT said...

Its definitly not too early for valentines day stuff!! That outfit is adorable!!

Mateya said...

Happy Birthday Rob! I LOVE Jaq's V-day outfit. Those pants are simply adorable and that shirt...too cute!

I'm intrigued by the juice. I make a ton of smoothies and usually put spinach in them but I can't imagine celery, carrots, etc. Obviously you must have a real juicer, you don't just blend them, right?

Can't wait to see how this year unfolds for you guys...so excited for you!

Christina @ This Woman Cooks! said...

I love that Jaqs is helping you with the laundry. My daughter is already very interested in doing laundry too and I can't wait until she can actually "help" me. :) I'm cleaning and organizing over here too, it's always a given at the start of a new year.

Sara said...

Aww that last picture of her is adorable!
I say yes to Valentine's Day! Enjoying the 'before' is one of the best parts of holidays :)
Sara
Life with Baby Sophia

Jennifer Ovenshire said...

That outfit is too cute! I've been wanting to start juicing. I usually have a green smoothie for breakfast, but I've heard such good things about juicing too!

Elizabeth said...

I've been deep cleaning over here too!

I can't wait to hear more about the juicing. I've been wanting to take the plunge for awhile now.

Brenda @ Chatting Over Chocolate said...

{Visiting from the Five on Friday link up} Such a fab idea to freeze leftovers, rescuing them from ending up in the garbage ...& saving yourself some time and effort in the future! Love it!! The valentinesy outfit is way cute!! Your girlie is adorable! :o) Happy birthday to your hubby! Hope you all enjoy a lovely weekend!!

Vanessa said...

Does Jaqs want to come to Houston and do some of my laundry?!? ;) Glad to hear 2014 is already off to a good start for your sweet fam!!! Have a great weekend!

Emily said...

Those Valentine's outfits are adorable!! She just looks presh.

Jasam Caldwell said...

Your daughter is so pretty!
I've never juiced anything before. I imagine celery and kale being kinda gross to drink. Is the celery+cucumber+kale+green apple+orange+lime combo any good?

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