Friday, March 10, 2017

Five on Friday!

Happy Friday, friends!  It's been an equally slow and fast week, if that makes any sense at all.  The week went slow, but I can't believe we're going to be halfway through March soon!  This year is flying by, and I think it's partly due to not really having winter weather.  It's been a very mild winter with a couple random snow showers thrown in-yay Ohio!  Anyways, let's get down to Five on Friday!
<one> I've been searching online for one of these cool tiered trays, and I finally found one from the Lakeside Collection.  Don't get me wrong, there are plenty of super cute ones from retailers online, but they just all seem so expensive.  This one is very reasonably priced at about $25 and the small one is only $15!  I'm definitely going to order one to put in my kitchen when we do some remodeling!  
<two> Speaking of kitchen remodels, where can I find little things to set on shelves or the windowsill or on top of cabinets for reasonable prices?  I always see such nicely decorated kitchens on Instagram or from other bloggers, but I don't have a lot of knack as to what looks good and goes together.  If you have any suggestions, send them my way!
<three> We went to Nagoya Japanese Steakhouse last weekend for my sister-in-law's birthday.  It was soooo delicious!  They cook on a hibachi grill right in front of you, so it's also kind of a show while you're waiting for your food!   Harper and Dominic were a little afraid of the big fire flames, but I think overall they had fun!  I had been hungry lately for "fresh" food, and this just hit the spot!  The bonus was that I had enough for TWO meals!  
<four> I'm thinking about starting meal planning for my lunches during the workday.  I found a recipe on Pinterest for chicken bowls with fresh roasted vegetables and rice or quinoa.  I think I'm going to use chicken, quinoa, broccoli, cauliflower, asparagus, and maybe black beans.  I haven't decided if I want to put some sort of sauce on it--I'm drawing a blank on ideas.  When we go to a restaurant similar to Mongolian BBQ, I tend to lean toward a Lemon Garlic Herb Sauce or a Sweet and Sour Sauce.  I'll have to keep searching for ideas.  The idea and the below photo are from Picky Palate.  
<five> Anyone have a good workout plan that is pretty easy and is fun or doesn't feel like working out?  I really need to start doing something to be more active and lose some weight, but I don't have a whole lot of motivation.  I need a fun online dance class or a good yoga program or something.  We are starting a weight loss challenge at work, and I want to be more productive than I was last time.  Again, send any suggestions my way!!   
I'm trying to think of some fun new series to start on this blog--so stay tuned for those!  I'm not sure if it'll do with food or fashion or something else, but I'd love to have a theme of posts to build on every week or every other week!  
Until next time,

This week I'm linking up with  ChristinaApril, and Natasha!  

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