Friday, January 10, 2014

5 on Friday

Happy weekend! It's that time once again to link up with some of my favorite bloggers like Christina with Carolina Charm, April from A. Liz Adventures, Natasha with Hello Happiness and Darci from The Good Life Blog. This week was my first full week back to work since December 20th so things have gone by rather slooooow. However, I'm super pumped for the weekend because we have 2 house tours this afternoon and then we're heading to NC to stay with the Peck's (my crafting bff) for a fun night out! This will be the first time honey gets to come since his schedule is always so crazy. Anyway, I hope you all have a fabulous weekend & thanks for stopping by!













Monday's are the new IT day! Like I blogged earlier this week, The Bachelor is back and I am beyond thrilled for the drama roller-coaster of a season I'm sure it will end up being!










Speaking of Bachelor Monday's, lots more wine will be consumed in my household...by me.. and I am running out of canister space to hold my wine corks. Look at this new craft I found! I'm thinking this is great and may be a must-try!



 








I realized I forgot to post an awesome recipe from the Holidays ya'll! I made a quick and easy spicy craberry cream cheese crostini appetizer and they were absolutely delicious!


Ingredients
1 (12oz) bag fresh cranberries, finely chopped
1 C sugar
2 green onions, thinly sliced
2 jalapenos, seeded and diced
3 Tbsp fresh cilantro, finely sliced
1 (8oz) package neufatchel cream cheese
1 baguette, sliced ½ inch thick on a diagonal
olive oil
additional cilantro leaf and quartered cranberry for garnish

Preheat oven 400 degrees..
Place baguette slices on baking sheet, drizzle with olive oil
Bake 5 minutes until golden brown, let cool
In mixing bowl combine cranberries, sugar, green onions, and jalapenos
Let marinate for 5-10 minutes.
Drain juice, add cilantro, mix well.
When ready to serve spread 1 Tbsp cream cheese on each baguette, a dollop of cranberry
mixture, garnish with additional cilantro leaf and cranberry if desired. Enjoy!









So hubby & I are trying to start eating a little better along with consistent exercise (he is SO much better than I am at the eating part) and we've decided that strict diets just don't work for us (haha) We've been sort of curious and reading more about the Mediterranean Diet everyone has been talking about and it seems really doable. Have any of ya'll tried this?










Happy Weekend! (And just think...it's supposed to be like 60 degrees ya'll!!! Goodbye polar vortex!)



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27 comments:

  1. YAY for 60 degrees, i can't wait! BRING BACK THE HEAT!

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  2. Yay for The Bachelor!!!! It is definitely my guilty pleasure!!! :) Hope you have a wonderful weekend, girl!!!!

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  3. OMG Jessi! I'm so happy someone else had Bachelor related items for their number one and two for Five on Friday this week! Eeek! This season is going to be such a hot mess, I can just feel it! Amen to the wine, girlfriend! I always end up with ice cream by the end of the episode as well :/
    Happy Friday! xo

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  4. I have heard of the Mediterranean diet & have heard people have great results...I mean all we have to do is look at pictures of the people that live in that area lol!! Happy house hunting and hope you have a great weekend!

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  5. Girl, aren't Bachelor Mondays THE BEST mondays?!??!!? SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO AWWESOMEEEEEEEE!! Obsessed. Haven't missed an episode since Season 1. No lie. Heart you!!!! xx

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  6. I wish we had 60 degree temps coming, I am so ready for warmth! I love that wine cork idea, must try :)

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  7. I love the wine holder for corks! Awesome idea!

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  8. Those crostinis look so good! We had some at our wedding and they were delish!

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  9. Is the craft about crafting or drinking enough to make the craft, lol? :) Have a good weekend!

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  10. I just found your blog :) I am with you on Bachelor Mondays :) I think he makes a good Bachelor so far. MY FAV has been Trista and Ryan!!!

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  11. I had decided I really REALLY wanted to watch the Bachelor this time around... and I forgot! LOL Next week though!

    Have a great weekend!!

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  12. LOVE that wine cork holder!! This would be such a great DIY... you could totally buy a shadow box and then use etching cream to write on the glass!!

    So fun!! xo

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  13. I know we are Instagram friends, but I thought I'd hunt down your blog too... so, you have a new follower! :) I think I am actually going to watch the Bachelor this time, I need to catch up with the last episode tho. Too many people are talking about it and I don't want to feel left out. ;) I have a LOT of wine corks laying around my house, too. I've done a burlap/wine cork letter A for our last name as a craft, but I need to find another craft as I have too many (I drink too much I guess! ha!).

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    1. yay! Thanks for stopping by & yes please do watch the madness and drama of the Bachelor with me! haha Happy Weekend!

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  14. I am glad I found your blog through 5 on Friday! The wine cork looks adorable, and I know how it is to sit down to a glass of wine and realize you have 4 more work days to go. Wahh haha. :)

    xo,
    Christie Anne

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  15. That wine cork idea is so cute!!! Can't wait to see how it turns out :)

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  16. I am currently watching The Bachelor RIGHT NOW because I missed Monday. Ohhh Juan! Bring on the drama!! :)
    I LOVE that wince cork collector!!! OMG! I have cage that says Corks but it's almost full...hmm! haha!
    Hope you have an incredible weekend, Love!!

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    1. Hahaha seems like we have a looot in common! ! :) :) have a fab weekend!

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  17. Having the Bachelor back on makes Mondays much more bearable! Did you see the good news on the Jayes Studio FB page?! Looks like your weekend is off to a great start. Congrats! ; )

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    1. Oh wow thanks for bringing it to my attention! :) :) have a great weekend Cherish!

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  18. I found your blog from the link up. I am so excited that The Bachelor is back!! :) Love that wine cork craft.

    Have a great weekend!!!

    Kristin
    livelaughloveforme.blogspot.com

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  19. Well, I think I'll make those crostinis for a party I'm going to tonight! Thanks for the idea! Have a great weekend!

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  20. Love the bachelor and that quote!! Happy weekend!! Xo

    wordsaboutwaverly,blogspot.com

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  21. Those crostinis look super yum!! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. So simple and so good! Thanks for stopping by!!

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  22. just to let you know, I've nominated you for a Liebster Award! Keep up the good work! find the link here:

    http://quickgetmycamera.blogspot.co.uk/2014/01/the-liebster-award.html

    Guy

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    1. Thanks Guy! I'll start up a post now!

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