Happy Friday everyone! These Friday Five posts are easily creeping their way up to my favorite posts! But who doesn’t like to post about their favorite things?
Next week I have a meeting and an interview, and I’m nervous about both of these things! I always handle these situations JUST FINE! And everything tends to always go just as it should, except for one time! The last interview I had was my third interview with a company and when I walked in my allergies just kicked in and were vicious. My nose was running and running and my throat was itchy and it was just TERRIBLE! The interview went fine and they were very understanding but how embarrassing? Anyway, even though I tend to handle meetings and interviews just fine I get myself so worked up and anxious over them days before hand! I’m about to start prepping for the interview and the meeting but I thought it would be perfect to work on the Friday Five before I do so. Actually, I should do the prepping first and then write the Friday Five as a reward, but c’mon, it’s Friday! I’ll get it done…eventually! Once again, all the ranting to bring you this weeks Friday Five!
First on today’s Friday Five is GIVING! I’ve always been a giver, I love giving gifts. I love picking out the perfect gift for people. I love seeing their face when they open it. So I was very excited to start doing GIVEAWAYS on the blog. Not only as a way to get more readers but because it’s just fun! I love finding organizations and shops who are willing to participate. It’s fun trying to help others get more readers and hopefully driving some traffic to amazing people and their personally owned shops! So thanks to all who entered the Giveaway! Stay tuned for another one soon and please check out Bglorified Boutique if you didn’t get the chance. They have some seriously adorable stuff!
Second on today’s Friday Five list, is that very thing, LISTS! I have found that being unemployed can leave me sitting around kind of like, “Uhhh?” But in reality, there are things that I should be doing! So to help accomplish things during the day and still have a structured routine, I have started developing to do lists every morning. This is something I ALWAYS did as a student and when I was employed, but I quit doing it when I didn’t have a job. This week, I started to do it again and it has honestly helped me feel much better about myself. I’m feeling accomplished instead of feeling like I’m just twiddling my thumbs all day. I still get the sensation of checking things off my list, I am still getting things done!
Third are these adorable monogrammed boot socks! How cute, right? Available for $20 at Lola Lane Gifts Etsy Shop. I know what’s going on the top of my Christmas list! Just kidding, it’s fall, I need them sooner! In all seriousness though, Boot Socks are normally at least $20 in department stores, so why not snag up these guys when you’ll be paying a similar price plus they have your monogram on them!
S’mores DIP is fourth the Friday Five! We tend to associate s’mores with summer but Fall is campfire season too! Living in town, we don’t have the luxury of being able to have big cozy bonfires whenever we please. And you really just cannot beat the taste of s’more cooked over the fire, or can you? Try this awesome s’mores dip recipe! So easy and taste just like a campfire s’more!
1 C. Chocolate Chips (semi-sweet)
2-4Tbs milk (enough to keep the chocolate nice and smooth)
1 C. Marshmallows
Enough marshmallows to cover the chocolate mixture.
Graham Crackers, for dipping
Melt chocolate chips, along with milk, over med-low heat in a small sauce pan. Once chips are melted add marshmallows and combine till smooth. Place in a small pan (we used a hotel pan) and cover with marshmallows, place under broiler and broil until lightly crisped on top (it’s really easy to burn sugar, so be sure to watch it closely!)
Enjoy with graham crackers and a cold cup of milk!