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Welcome to my second Friday Favorites post!  I’m excited to share a few of the things I’ve been obsessed with lately.


I recently went shopping and EVERYTHING turquoise just happened to catch my eye!  Here are some of the things I bought:

 Unfortunate, I couldn’t find the other things I bought searching online!  besides the pants to the left, I bought a tank top and strapless cotton dress–the perfect style for just lounging around, but still looking cute in a dress!  I got them all from the lovely H&M.  And on that note…



Seriously, H&M has been my shopper’s dream lately.  I usually go shopping with pretty low expectations because I am either to frugal to spend money on things I love (I have a slight issue when it comes to spending money, aka I’m a big saver) or things just don’t fit me well.  H&M and been great lately, though!  I actually end up having many things fit me and have to decide which item I’ll have to part with (due to me fear of spending a lot of money at once).  Not that H&M is expensive at all.  It’s actually really well priced, but like I said–I have issues.  There is one slight downside to H&M though–they’re sizing.  Even though I know I’m a smaller size everywhere else, it still bums me out that I wear a larger size there.

Starbucks Refreshers

Today, Starbucks launched they’re newest drinks–Iced Refreshers.  From 12-3 they offered a free tall drink, either cool lime or very berry hibiscus.  I tried the cool lime and it was SOO tasty.  The tall only has 40 calories, so it’s definitely easy on the waistline.  What’s the catch on this new, amazing drink?  The tall is $2.95.  I was hoping it would be on the same priceline as the iced teas, but its about a dollar more–which definitely adds up over time.  Nonetheless, it tastes great! I would definitely recommend it.


I recently stopped by Aldo after my H&M visit and saw a wide array of cute shoes. I got pulled into the store once I saw a 30% off sandals sign and remembered that I was in need of a new pair.  I’m not sure if I’ve ever been in the store before, but I’ll definitely go back.  Unfortunately, I haven’t gotten to wear my new sandals (pictured here) yet because I have to wear closed-toed shoes to work.  I hope I get to try them out this weekend!


What are your favorite things right now?


Welcome to my first Friday Favorites post!  I’m excited to share a few of the things I’ve been obsessed with lately.

Starbucks Iced Passion Tea

The coffee where I work is less than desirable (and that’s putting it kindly).  Lately, I’ve been left with a horrible coffee aftertaste in my mouth from bad coffee, bad creamer (the powdered cheap stuff) and it leaves me wanting something iced and refreshing.  Enter passion tea.  I’ve been hitting up Starbucks on my lunch break and getting this refreshing drink.  Since I’m a special card member–green, not gold (yet..), I get free refills on tea when I stay on site!  Which is perfect if just one glass isn’t enough or if I’m still tired and want to refill with green tea.

What’s your favorite Starbucks drink?



Earlier this week I made my stuffed bell pepper recipe, which was delicious and left me with lots of leftovers!  I ended up cooking some shrimp and tossing it with the rest of the leftovers and had this for 2 more meals!  Tasted great.  Although, if you microwave quinoa as a leftover, I would HIGHLY recommend putting a paper towel over the plate–a lot of my quinoa splattered while reheating, leaving quite a mess. 

What’s your favorite way to eat quinoa?

Essie Lavendar Nail Polish

Unfortunately, the name of this nail polish escapes me, but I’m still obsessed with it!  I love Essie and wish I could every color in its colleciton.  I bought this one a few months ago and still love it.   Currently, I’ve been super busy and my nails have been polish free for probably 4 days–definitely the longest they’ve been bare for awhile.  Will definitely have to paint them this color soon!

What’s your favorite nail polish color?

Egg White Omelet with Veggies

Confession: I’ve had this two times in a 3 day period–once out for brunch and once at home.  It tasted so good!  I sauteed up some zucchini, onions, mushrooms, and then added some tomatoes in and topped it with salsa.  So good, so fast, and so easy!  Another confession: I didn’t take pictures of my omelets, so that lovely picture is not mine 😦

What’s your favorite way to cook up some eggs?