Things have been quiet on the blog this week because I’ve actually been super busy since returning from vacation. I’ve been getting back in the routine of work and working out. I also have been studying for months to take my last exam for to get a professional certification for work and passed! Since I took it at 7am on Thursday morning instead of going straight to the bar, I celebrated at lunch with a chicken in a waffle from The Shack. Just to clarify it’s a piece of chicken fried in waffle batter. As my girl Leslie Knope says….
So I haven’t been posting much this week because I’ve been studying so much every night. And for the first time in my life had major test anxiety. Finishing this certification kind of feels like the next step in my career and is equal parts exciting and stress-inducing. Does everything get more stressful the more adult you get?
I’m spending this weekend catching up on being lazy now that I don’t have to study. I’m starting Outlander because a few friends have recommended it, has anyone else watched it? I’m also getting back into Pinterest now that I have more free time since I’ve really been neglecting Pinterest for a while.
My Friday Five this week is some of the links I’ve loved this week. Don’t worry I took study breaks to troll the Internet and do something non-finance related for a few minutes.
“Is Dairy Bad For You?” – I don’t really eat or drink dairy normally because I’m sort of lactose intolerant. I do still have the occasional queso because I’m not a robot. I did give up all dairy when I did Whole30 and my skin looked amazing and I definitely felt good. But I had also given up basically everything else too, so I don’t know if it was just the dairy.
The Pink Drink at Starbucks – So I hadn’t seen this Starbucks pink drink until yesterday and ummm it looks amazing. Anyone else craving a Nesquick strawberry milk from this? I kind of want one, but my usual Starbucks already looks at me like a dad who just stepped on a lego when I ask for coconut milk in my iced coffee so I’m not going to chance it. Feel free to bring me one if you are braver or have a better Starbucks!
No Heat Hairstyles – Now that summer is here I try not to heat style my hair every day, but since I have oily skin my hair just gets too greasy not to wash daily. I try to use dry shampoo on off days too. I’m definitely always looking for no heat ways to style my hair especially when it’s hot out.
Nordstrom Half-Yearly Sale – Definitely one of my favorite links is the Nordstrom Sale! There are tons of good deals, some I highlighted in last week’s Friday Five. I’m obsessed with this maxi dress, I have it in two colors. I also love this dress for an occasion; perfect for brides this summer! Polarized Tory Burch sunglasses for less than $150? Yes, please!
Father’s Day Gift Inspo with JORD – Did you catch my post earlier this week with JORD Wood Watches? There’s a fun giveaway you don’t want to miss because everyone wins something!
Hope you’re having a fun and relaxing weekend too!
xo – Tracy