Friday, January 10, 2014

Five on Friday - Weigh In, New Jeans, & a Giveaway!

Happy Friday Everyone! Thanks to the Polar Vortex, it feels like this week has flown by. I could barely believe it when I was watching TV last night & the Big Bang Theory came on. Yes, I often correlate the day of the week with what's on TV. Don't act like I'm the only one... 


One - Back to my Pre-Holiday Weight!

I've got to be honest. I've been pretty impressed with myself at how motivated & on top of things I was in losing those three pesky pounds. I know three pounds doesn't sound like a lot, but I've lingered at three pounds for months before. I was very strict about my eating the past two weeks though & it has paid off. I've also been trying a few new things and can't wait to share them with you next week! 

Two - New Jeans 

I got an email from J.Crew on Tuesday morning tempting me with 40% off their sale. If I was at work, I would've been able to ignore it. But I was at home with my iPad in my lap, so I went for it. Thank God I did! I found the most perfect pair of distressed toothpick skinnies! They arrived yesterday (super fast shipping, even when I only paid for standard) & I am in love. I'm wearing them today! 

Three - Competition Tomorrow 

Tomorrow is my cheerleading squad's first competition of the season. As always, I'm a hot mess of anxiety over it. I worked so hard on this routine & want them to look flawless on the mat. I keep reminding myself...  "They're well prepared for it & I think they'll do amazing." It's basically my mantra for the next 24 hours. Adding to the anxiety is the fact that I have no idea what I'm going to wear... huge problem

Four - Growth Spurt 

Ella has been going through a serious growth spurt over the past two weeks. I thought maybe it was just my imagination, but then my parents commented on it while we were Facetiming this week. She's been eating me out of house & home, so I certainly hope it'll be over soon. I'd hate for her to outgrow all of the clothes she just got for Christmas! 

Five - A Giveaway! 

It's time for a giveaway! I know everyone else wants to get back to their pre-holiday weight, so I'm giving away a $20 giftcard to Lululemon! The winner will be announced on Monday, all you need to do is enter below... 

Happy Friday! 


  1. i don't have any big goals this year. I am going to try to worry less, though!

  2. Those jeans are too cute! Pre-holiday weight is definitely awesome!!! Congrats!

  3. Kind of disappointed I didn't bite on the J.Crew (or J.Crew Factory) sales when I had the chance. Those jeans are perfect! I'm also loving a plaid popover shirt from Factory that was 40% off yesterday but not today (argh!). Thanks for hosting an awesome giveaway!

    1. Also, my biggest goal this year is to run 4 half-marathons. Already registered for 2!

  4. Hi bri u look stunning :) great giveaway fingers crossed :)

  5. I want to stress less and lose some weight/be healthy! :)

  6. Great job losing those 3 holiday pounds! Major score on the jeans! They look so cute on you!

  7. Great giveaway! I love lululemon!

  8. My goal is to get back down to my goal weight! :)

  9. I love those jeans!! Some people hate the ripped jeans thing but I personally love it. It's just a fun, "comfy" element to a pair of jeans instead of always trying to look classy in a dark pair of skinnies. Love them! And thanks so much for the giveaway (and super appreciate you leaving it open to Canada as well)- Lulu is my faaaave. I own like five pairs of their pants over the last few years and I'm obsessed. Nothing like a good bum lift from a pair of Lulu leggings! My goal this year is to be more organized and grow my business :)

  10. Love the jeans!! Your girl is a doll!!!