Thank goodness it is Friday! Phew! This has been one crazy week, and I for one am totally happy to say “good riddance!” Bring on the weekend!
Even though I have a bunch of plans coming together for this weekend already, most of all I’m just excited to have the chance to relax a little bit! This week has been all go-go-go, so I could use a break. I feel like I’ve been saying that a lot this summer already… Isn’t summer supposed to be for relaxing?
But it’s nearly the weekend, which means that it’s time for Five Favorites Friday! Today I’m talking about 5 completely random things that I’ve been loving this week. This week seems to be even more random than usual, if that’s even possible!
Favorite Current Scent: Black Cherry Merlot
I know that this might seem like a random thing to include in a favorites post, but seriously guys – I’m obsessed. This black cherry merlot soap from Bath and Body Works may have officially become my favorite B&BW scent EVER. I don’t know what it is about it, but it’s just perfect in every way! Go smell this. Immediately.
I need to repurchase this scent in every form possible.
Favorite New Entertainment: Weird Al’s “Word Crimes”
If you have not seen this video yet, you need to go check it out immediately. I used to love Weird Al growing up (I mean, who doesn’t love song parodies?), but he’s pretty much disappeared for the last 10-15 years. He seems to have resurfaced recently though, and has put out 3 new and totally hilarious songs: Word Crimes (to Blurred Lines), Tacky (to Happy) and Foil (to Royals).
Go check them out immediately. Any song that talks about proper grammar is A-OK in my book!
Favorite New Snack: Banana Nut Chia Bar
Ever since I met the Health Warrior team at FitBloggin, I’ve become a little bit a lot obsessed with these chia bars, especially the banana nut flavor. I mean, you all know how much I love bananas, and this bar is just full of banana-y (yes that’s a word) goodness.
I’ve also found out that my local Wegmans just started selling these, so you should definitely check it out. Plus they are a local Richmond, VA company (represent!), so it’s even better!
Favorite Salad Combo: Bruchetta Chicken
Our garden has pretty much had a tomato explosion over the last few weeks, and I feel like I’m up to my eyeballs in cherry and roma tomatoes. So when my office had a potluck earlier this week, I decided to whip up some quick bruchetta to bring in. Well, I clearly overestimated and ended up making about twice as much as needed, which means that I have bruchetta for days.
I decided to get creative with it, and tossed it over some romaine, paired with some grilled chicken and mozzarella balls. Holy cow, guys, this is amazing! It’s so fresh and summery, but SO flavorful at the same time! No dressing needed.
Favorite Way to Stay Busy: Working with our new pup!
While we haven’t officially decided whether we’re going to keep Wild yet, it’s been a lot of fun getting the chance to work with her. She is basically a wild dog, so she’s really, REALLY shy around people and we’ve had to work just to get her to trust us without cowering (or submissively flipping over on her back, for all you dog people out there). Thankfully she does love to have her ears rubbed, as long as you’re moving slow.
Even if we don’t decide to keep her, it has definitely been fun to work with her. Chris and I have definitely been enjoying the challenge, even if she unexpectedly went into heat and freaked the both of us out!
Well I hope you all have a terrific weekend! We just have to make it through one more work day…
So tell me: What are you loving this week? Do you have a favorite scent?