I know the last thing I wrote was a list of five...but maybe I just really like listing things. Maybe there just happen to be five great things I want to share with you all and this is the only way I can fit them into one post. Maybe calling this a "five things" list allows me to put totally unrelated things (food, wedding, ridiculous humor) in the same post. Regardless, here they are - the Friday Five (on Saturday):
1) MaraNatha's Dark Chocolate Almond Spread
Ever since hearing rumors of its existence, I searched high and low for Dark Chocolate Almond Spread and finally found it at Fresh and Natural Foods on Highway 96!
Ever since hearing rumors of its existence, I searched high and low for Dark Chocolate Almond Spread and finally found it at Fresh and Natural Foods on Highway 96! It's great on toast, crackers, cookies....
Or just spread on a banana for the perfect post-yoga snack. Or, you know, if you're feeling totally shameless (which I usually am), just eat it straight from the jar with a spoon :) It's similar to Nutella but with a slight almond hint instead of the strong hazelnut flavor, and the chocolate is darker and richer. Different but still great. I loves it.
2) This post from Hyperbole and a Half
... mostly because it kind of perfectly describes my life. Especially the following chart:
...I'm 28 by the way. Fun times.
3) My wedding flowers!
Speaking of real adult planning responsibilities and such things, this is the first mock-up from my florist:
Aren't they gorgeous?? I really wanted to try using both the peach and blue flowers, but the combination just didn't look right when we got it into the reception space and saw them both next to the linens. For a garden or farm wedding it would be perfect, but the library is a little more formal, so we're cutting the blue and going with peach and white/cream flowers. I think it's going to be awesome :) PLUS he let me keep the mock-up so now I have lovely flowers on my kitchen table.
4) New Mug!
My friend Tessa bought this for me from the art gallery where she works - it's made by Jason Bohnert, who also made my two favorite bowls (you can view Jason's Etsy store here). Totally gorgeous and also the perfect vehicle for my (extra strong!) morning coffee.
5) Cadbury Mini Eggs
Overall I'm not always a fan of easter candy, but I can't get enough of these.... they sell out surprisingly fast, though. After I bought this bag, I went back to the store to stock up on more and they were GONE!! (Except for the dark chocolate version which, IMO are not nearly as good... this is one of the few times where I actually prefer milk chocolate to dark).
This week just flew by and suddenly I have a presentation and two papers all due in the next week... I refer you to list item 2 for my current motivation level. Time to go read some academic papers y'all. Have a great weekend :)