Friday Five

This week was sooooo slow for me.  I don’t even have many big plans going on this weekend, but I know I’ll find a few things to get into.

Here’s a quick little post about five things making me happy this week.

1. My workouts were ballin’ this week.  I was doing great, even with the “easy” day on Tuesday of yoga and a shorter walk.  This was my last week of the plan I described a week or two ago, and I’m glad I could go out with a bang.  If you’re not a beginner and are looking for a new workout routine, I recommend this one!

2. I got a new dress in the mail!  Okay, I can’t really be all that excited about it since it’s a bridesmaid dress, but it reminds me of how excited I am to share my friend’s special day.


Leia Approves

3. I’ve been needing some beach.  I know “need” sounds a bit dramatic, but I wish I were kidding.  Luckily, we had some good weather this week that allowed me to enjoy a few lunches and a few walks outdoors.  It may not be sandy, but at least I’m getting some sunshine!


not my jetski

Oh spring break, how I miss thee!!!

4. Speaking of beaches, is it margarita-thirty yet?  I’m starting the weekend right- happy hour with my girls!  We chose a Mexican place with a patio, so bring on the salsa!

dos equis

Dos Equis, always a winner

5. Two Words: Cookie Dough!  I was in the mood for cookie dough yesterday (when am I not?), and I just happened across Averie’s recipe.  Hmmm, perhaps it was her recipe that got cookies on my brain?  Either way, in an effort to not eat raw eggs since I hear that’s frowned upon these days, I was happy to find her vegan recipe.


I halved and modified it just a bit, and I was quite pleased!  Note, mine’s not vegan since I used dark chocolate chips instead of cacao nibs or her mentioned “chocolate.”

  • In my food processor, I processed 1/3 c raw cashews and 1/6 c old fashioned oats into a powder.  I added and processed 1 TBS maple syrup, 1/2 tsp vanilla, and about 1/2 tsp water.  I then added about 1/6 c dark chocolate chips and processed just a wee bit more.  Lastly, I dipped the tops in a bit of sugar.  Hey, if it works for muffins, right?

My modifications made for 5 cookie dough balls.  I ate three and saved two for Kevin.  Yes… that sounds totally fair to me.

  • What are some of the things making your Friday?

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29 Responses to Friday Five

  1. Dark chocolate is usually vegan…most dark chocolate is (as long as it’s not milk or white chocolate, it’s virtually always vegan) so I bet they are vegan..not that you seem to care about that piece of it, but just pointing out some trivia. Glad you tried them and liked them and thanks for linking up!

  2. I NEED the beach too!! Cannot wait till June when I’ll be laying on the sand in Destin! Have a happy Friday!

  3. So….no dried fruit in this recipe?? What holds it together?! I need to know ! 🙂 I want I want!

  4. Missi says:

    I think we need a beach trip this summer!

  5. Nikki says:

    I totally could use some beach action too…

  6. I could never bring myself to eat raw eggs, so I’m all for cookie dough that doesn’t use them. And I definitely know what you mean about NEEDING beach time – I got back from Hawaii about a month ago now and I’m STILL living the post-vacation blues.

  7. Heck yes for the beach! I live near the beach and I haven’t even been in a while… I miss it. Chips and salsa are the best part of a Mexican night out… aside from the margs I guess that is haha 🙂

  8. ugh, we need some beach time to. yesterday it was snowing (?!) and today it’s freezing rain (??!!)…gotta love canadian weather!

  9. I’m impressed you saved any… 🙂 Love when you feel good about all the workouts… and the beach, oh yes. We need to get there soon, before we leave Tx! It’s silly how little we go, it’s only an hour away!

  10. LOL “margarita-thirty”- love it. I’m in desperate need of some beach too, doesn’t sound too dramatic at all!

  11. I could SO go for a beach AND a margarita right about now! 😉

  12. I fully support “needing some beach”, it’s something I always need 🙂 Yum for happy hour with the ladies, chips & salsa look delish! I’m in San Francisco & while I’m working, I’m still enjoying some decent CA wine 🙂

  13. Kacy says:

    I finally got clip in shoes for spin, so I had an awesome lunch workout! And the warm weather ain’t bad either. I agree with your beach need. Seriously.

  14. Anni says:

    That cookie dough looks delicious!
    I want some beach time as well, although right now I would also be happy with some sun.
    Quick question, where did you buy that bathing suite from? Looks great.

    • Tiff says:

      Thanks! I got it back in college, so I’m not sure Polo even still makes it! (Hope I didn’t age myself too much… haha)

  15. We’ve been dreaming about our beach vacation… We have started saving for our next trip to Barbados!

  16. I got my bridal shower dress in the mail yesterday & it totally made my day! I wish my girls bridemaid dresses would come!

    Have a great weekend! Happy hour with the girls sound fantastic. I’m a bit jealous!

  17. Come to Miami! That will cure your beach envy!! 🙂 I was actually having an ok Friday (dentist, work things, etc). But then a coworker called me to complain and we ended up venting a little and laughing – felt good! So now the rest of my Friday is looking much better.

  18. Tiff, it’s always margarita-thirty in my book! In fact, we DID mix some margs last night to celebrate Friday. Perfect way to end the week. Now, if only the weather would cooperate. It’s still rainy and cold around here.

    Anything that resembles cookie dough has got to be delicious. I’ve been munching on “cookie dough crumble” using my protein powder and coconut flour a lot lately. Totally hits the spot. 🙂

  19. I know what you mean – I need the beach & warm weather too! I’m so sick of the rain and cold weather here.

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