Happy Friday! We had a little bit of a heat wave here this week with temps reaching 30 degrees and the sun was shining! Tomorrow is even supposed to have a high of 40! It’s almost spring…kind of. Either way, I’ll take it! Another low key weekend on the agenda for us. Whatever you are up to, I hope it’s a good one!
Here is today’s Friday Five:
ONE | A quick PSA that Ulta is having one of their sales on all jumbo size shampoo and conditioner through January 24th ($12.99-$21.99). You get a free pump with any liter bottle purchase too. They also currently have a coupon for $3.50 off $10. I went last weekend and stocked up which was perfect timing because I had just run out of conditioner. These bottles last me about 6 months so I really only need to buy them twice a year.
TWO | Has anyone tried the new beverage at Starbucks? The Flat White is made from ristretto shots of espresso which are supposed to contain less water than a normal shot of espresso which is what differentiates this drink from a regular latte. What is your opinion? Can you tell a difference? I’ve been sticking with my daily Iced Green Tea even in the winter. I just love their green tea so much!
THREE | I bought this veggie spiralizer and made my first batch of zucchini noodles or “zoodles” this week for dinner. I was a fan, but Kevin not so much. He tolerated them but said he prefers regular pasta noodles. The zucchini has a lot of water in them so I let them sweat in a strainer for a while and then squeezed out all of the extra water, but they were still a little watery. Any tips on perfecting zoodles?
FOUR | Another dinner I made this week was this Crockpot Braised Beef Ragu with Polenta from Pinch of Yum and it was so good! Aren’t crockpot recipes the best? I highly recommend making this one!
FIVE | One of my new favorite apps is Kristin Cavallari’s Official app. It’s free to download and she provides lots of healthy recipes and workout tips. She also posts a lot of health related articles. I love following her on Instagram too. She is pretty much my girl crush and I am loving her long bob she is currently rocking.