Holy moly, it’s Friday already? Yesss.
Actually, I kind of cheated and started typing this blog post up on a layover at the Washington Dulles airport. And when I say layover, I really mean a flight delay of over three hours. No big deal. (?)
I spent the week in New York City with some of my favorite blogging friends, so I really have no business complaining here. It was such a blast and if you missed the recaps, you can read all about our city and Reebok FitHub adventures here and here!
After after an arrival time of midnight last night, I might need to retreat back upstairs to catch up a bit more. We have a handful of Scott’s friends coming in town this weekend and I am not even close to having the energy for that yet. Regardless, I am really looking forward to having fun with them over the next few days. Visits from friends when they live out of town are the best!
Getting back on the party train, here is this week’s installment of Friday Favorites. Don’t forget to link yours up at the bottom and tell me all about what you have been loving in the comments section too!
Friday Favorites #28: Week of 3/14
• Pi Day
First of all, do you guys know what day today is? It’s actually a holiday and on a quick phone call earlier, Scott couldn’t believe I hadn’t the slightest.
It’s Pi Day also known as March 14th. (<- 3.14). Don’t worry if you didn’t know about it either… math has never really been a huge “thing” holiday-wise.
Anyways, I feel like this is the perfect excuse to bake something later. Perhaps a pie?
Don’t you tempt me, leftover fall cans of pumpkin…
• borrowed tablet + embarrassing electronics
Okay, I am going to let you all in on a little secret. My blogging equipment in the electronics department is really sad. Like, sad enough to be embarrassing.
Scott and I purchased an iMac Desktop for Christmas about two years ago and that might have been the best investment we’ve ever made. Besides that wonderful machine that resides in our basement, my “official” blogging camera and laptop are less than sub-standard.
We purchased a Canon Powershot Elf something or other point-and-shoot a few years ago and the reason I don’t know the exact model number is because the outer layer of it is ninety percent scratched off. Brand new, it came in black and now looks very silver camo-esque.
The back of the screen has a crack in it, among the dozens of other scratches on the surface, so you can imagine why I feel a bit silly whipping it out in group settings and especially at blogger events.
Although it has certainly seen better days, it still takes great pictures for a regular every day camera. I can’t justify purchasing a new one until the camera quality is affected. My goal is to finally research quality “big girl” digital cameras this year and teach myself how to use it, but until then I get to sport the camo cracked beast!
On that same note, my laptop is a white 2006 MacBook and won’t even allow me to download updated versions of Internet browsers or flash player. You can imagine how much longer it takes me to post on the road, right?
So that is the awesome combination of things I travel with these days. Knowing my frustrations, my friend Alex was an absolute sweetheart and let me borrow her old tablet to have handy in New York.
I fell in love with the idea of the tablet right away! I have been pining after an iPad for ages now, and still haven’t taken a step down that road either. This one is a Verizon Wireless tablet that runs off of the 4G network.
I loved having it accessible without the need for wi-fi at the airport and throughout the entire weekend. I really, really need to invest in something like this sooner than later.
• Five Below iPhone accessories
Speaking of electronics, I recently upgraded to the iPhone 5s and needed to protect it with something while the case I ordered for it online comes in. I made a trip over to Five Below and became super impressed by their cell phone accessories line!
Their collection is designed mostly for iPhones, but they also carry a decent selection for the Galaxy 4 and Android as well. I expected something “I can deal with” for $5, but what I got instead was adorable and trendy!
In fact, all three of those items came to a grand total of $14.
Not too shabby!
• Pentatonix’s cover of Say Something. You might recognize them as the Season 3 winners of The Sing Off and are still both Scott and I’s favorite group throughout the series.
Acoustic music has blown up over the past few years and I am definitely a fan. I could listen to this one track for hours!
I have been living in jackets with thumbholes lately. Particularly pullovers. In fact, it is now rare that I will purchase or even wear one without them.
In my opinion, thumbholes make any jacket more comfortable and cozy. They also protect my hands from the cold when I don’t feel like putting gloves on! (Says the girl with seriously chapped hands…)
I found a similar pullover to the North Face Bernadino last year on clearance at the North Face Outlet for $65, and it has been my favorite heavier one for running outside or layering.
• 90s pop throwbacks
While traveling this week, I tuned into Pandora whenever I had wi-fi available. I always rotate through a collection of different stations, but have been really digging the 90s pop throwbacks lately.
They just put me in the best mood!
This week, Spice Girls Radio has been my fav. *NSync Radio is always a win, and for those of you who like “less poppy” check out the Top 40 station. It’s a great collection of music that still makes me rock out.
• Greek frozen yogurt
I have seen these pints pop up in the freezer section, and finally took the leap to try the Ben & Jerry’s Greek line of frozen yogurt. It’s pretty amazing… if you enjoy frozen yogurt that tastes like real ice cream, that is.
I am a true fan of fro yo, but these two flavors really surprised me with a more like ice cream-like taste and texture. Plus, they are now Scott approved, which is kind of a big deal around here.
• this little kid with a lot to say. I can’t. He’s just so great. “Linda, Honey, Listen”… you might just have your hands full here, momma!
• Monday’s Coffee Talk. Thank you so much for reading and commenting! I am still tickled over your feedback and am looking forward to including those type of posts on a regular rotation.
Happy Friday! 😀