Not only is it Friday but I took the day off and was able to sleep in a little bit later this morning! And boy I needed it, that’s for sure. For some reason, I have been getting really crappy sleep the past few nights and I woke up yesterday morning with a tiny sore throat. I’m hoping it doesn’t develop into anything major, but I’ve been loading up on vitamins and Emergen-C, just in case!
Ya know how there are certain things that just make you happy? It may be something small or random or insignificant to someone else, but for whatever reason, it just happened to brighten your day?! Well, here are a few of my favorite (yet random) things from this week.
1. Morning Sunrise
I’ve seen the sunrise nearly every morning this week on my drive in to work. The only downfall is it causes an extra delay in traffic. Even so, I have to look on the bright side <pun intended>, we are lucky any day the sun makes an appearance in the dead of winter in Chicago.
2. Reginald’s Peanut Butter
Hi, my name is Lauren and I’m addicted to peanut butter.
Sorry, I can’t help myself. Its an obsession.
I discovered Reginald’s brand through a post by Peace, Love and Oats, and I may or may not have ordered this 10 jar sampler pack online yesterday… but really, how could I resist? Just look at these flavors:
Creamy Original Roast, Crunchy Original Roast, Apple Sin, Nana Honey, Double Chocolate Chunk, Hazelnut Amaretto, White Chocolate Macadamia, Cashew Nilla, Cinnamon Molasses, and Bourbon Pecan
OK, enough said.
3. Mac & Snow
Mac is a funny creature, I gotta tell you. Sometimes he will go out of his way to walk AROUND the snow and other times, he’ll completely bury his head and get covered in it. Either way, he cracks me up!
If you aren’t familiar with HeyTell, it is an app for your phone that is similar to text messaging but using your voice. No typing necessary.
There are two main differences between HeyTell and actually talking on the phone. The first is that you and the person you’re talking to do not have to be available at the same time. Similar to a text message, I can send a friend a HeyTell message and it saves in their account until they are ready to listen to it. The second difference is the option to add multiple people into one conversation.
My college girlfriends and I have a group HeyTell together and I absolutely love it! It is such a great way to stay in touch, especially since none of us live particularly close and we don’t get together as often as we’d like. Our HeyTell conversations always make my day!
5. Coconut Butter
Coconut butter has been popping up all over the internet and I’ve been dying to try it out for myself to see what the hype is all about. I finally stumbled upon it this week at Tar-jay. I’m excited to get started experimenting in the kitchen!
So, there you have it! Five of my favorite things this week.
Now I’m wondering…
What were your favorite things this week?
Has anyone else experimented with coconut butter? Any favorite recipes or suggestions?