Friday Favorites {5/15/15}

Happy, Happy Friday!

And happy 5/15/15…that’s a lot of 5’s! 

Whew, what a week! I had all intentions of sitting down to chat with you throughout the week, but time just didn’t allow. Unfortunately, I have a feeling that over the next 2 weeks (until school is out for summer), that might continue to be the case. Fingers crossed it’s not!

Seeing that today is Friday, I have a few favorite things from the past week that I want to share. So you know that that means, another edition of Friday Favorites! Thanks, as always, to Heather, Katie, and Clare!

Summer Countdown

Y’all, excluding today, I have NINE days until we’re out for summer! Praise. The. Lord! This teacher needs a break. I love my kiddos, don’t get my wrong, but it’s definitely time for summer vacation!

Bath and Body Works Peach Harvest

During teacher appreciation week last week, one of my students gifted me lotion and body scrub in the company’s peach harvest scent. It smells heavenly, and just like summertime!


Tribe Hummus

As someone who eats hummus on the daily, I’m always buying different brands and flavors to try. My newest favorite is Tribe in their Classic Smooth flavor. Yum! I also like their “Everything” and “Forty Spices” flavors, too.



Target Tank Tops

The past few years, I’ve purchased a few tank tops from Target and they’ve become my favorites. When I was in the store earlier this week, I picked up a few more. I love them because they are lightweight and long!  As someone who is tall, length is key!


UE Boom

We’ve actually had our UE Boom for a year or so. I seem to go through phases of using it all the time and then forgetting about it and not using it for weeks.

It’s a wireless speaker that you pair your iPhone or iPad with via bluetooth. It puts out great sound and is perfect for the beach, pool, or just around the house. I highly recommend it!



Bee Sweet Wax Cubes

In my classroom, obviously, I cannot burn candles (not that I’d want to with a room full of 8 and 9 year olds!). But, especially as it gets warmer, I do need something to mask the smell of hot little bodies.

My wax warmer (Scentsy brand) is a lifesaver! I typically purchase my wax cubes for it at Walmart. Since they’re only $2 a piece,  I don’t mind buying up a lot of them. I’m always trying out different scents to find something that isn’t too strong to be around all day, yet still smells nice. My latest favorite scent? Bee Sweet. It is subtly sweet, but not overpowering. Perfect to burn all day!



Grilled Chicken over Fire Roasted Greek Pasta

We had this for dinner last night and it was SO good! And ridiculously easy to throw together on a busy weeknight.

I simply seasoned a few chicken breasts with salt, pepper, oregano, and basil and baked them in the oven for 30 minutes or so.

While the chicken was baking I cooked up a box of penne pasta, drained it, and then stirred in 2 cans of Fire Roasted Diced Tomatoes, 1 cup of feta cheese, 3 Tbs. balsamic vinaigrette, 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes, and basil, oregano, salt, and pepper to taste.

Definitely try this if you’re looking for something quick, easy, and delicious. And let’s be honest, when am I NOT? 😉



That about wraps it up for today! I’d love to hear some of your favorites from the week in the comments below!

I’m off for a busy Friday, followed by a (hopefully) slower weekend with very few plans. After going out of town for the last 2 weekends, I’m ready for a few days at home. And I also hope to see Pitch Perfect 2 sometime over the weekend! I’m a sucker for musicals!!! Not to mention I have a feeling it’ll be hysterical!

Have a fabulous Friday and a great weekend!!

Let’s Chat…

1. What is your favorite candle scent/scent to burn throughout the day?

2. Did you love Pitch Perfect?

3. What are your weekend plans?


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