4.24.2015

friday five.

HELLO Friday, I've been waiting for you! This week has been a little crazy. The boss lady has been on a feeding frenzy (we think it's the six week growth spurt), and I'm pretty exhausted. But I love Friday posts so I'm linking up with Christina, April, Natasha, Darci, AND CaitlynStephanie, and Laura today:
ONE: My doctor said I can start working out again this week! Even though most days I'm too tired to do anything but take care of Violet and make sure our house doesn't turn into a complete disaster I really missed yoga. It has always been a huge stress reliever for me and I always feel better after I spend some time on the mat. That brings me to my Can't Live Without It item of the week: my Manduka yoga mats! I invested in two quality yoga mats last year and I use them all the time. I have the Manduka Pro Mat which is thick mat I use for at home workouts and the PROlite mat for gym workouts. I've had a few cheapo mats in the past and a quality mat makes a huge difference in your practice. Both mats are really well made and have a lifetime guarantees which (IMHO) totally justifies a higher price-tag.
TWO: I plan on making these no-bake peanut butter oatmeal energy bites and oatmeal raisin energy bites sometime soon. They look like an easy and healthy snack that'll keep me full (breastfeeding burns a ton of calories!). 
THREE: I love love Jane the Virgin. Does anyone else watch this show?! I'm totally addicted to it. I love the characters -- I'm #teamraphael not #teammichael so I can't wait to see what happens next! Another favorite show in our house is The Last Man on Earth we just watched a couple of episodes on hulu and it's pretty funny :)FOUR: I received a NuRoo Nursing Scarf to try out and it's fantastic! The scarf can be worn a number of different ways - wrapped or draped, front and back, over the shoulder or around your neck. It's made out of lightweight, breathable fabric and comes in two colors navy and gray/ivory stripe (of course I went with the stripe option!). And I love that when I'm done breastfeeding it can still be used as an infinity scarf.
FIVE: I bought this maxi dress from Nordstrom and it's a keeper. The material is lightweight so it won't be to heavy to wear this summer. And the cut is really flattering -- I ordered a size small. I am tempted to get another one in a different color since they are currently 25% off.

Have a great weekend!
-xo-
Jillian
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29 comments

  1. I love Jane the Virgin - it's such a great show and I love the lead actress...I haven't really watched this season though! Hope you have a great weekend! xo, Biana - BlovedBoston

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  2. I've been eyeing that nordstrom maxi in the floral print, good to know its on sale :) I finally just bought new mat and I can already tell its going to tear/not hold up for even 6 months….. womp womp. Have a great weekend!

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  3. Yay for being able to workout again! Hopefully you find some time to get a workout in. And LOVE that pretty maxi! It looks so perfect for summer and I want it in every color haha! Happy Friday!

    <3, Pamela
    Sequins & Sea Breezes

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  4. oh my gosh that floral maxi is goooorrrrgeous. i haven't watched jane the virgin, but i might look into it. i just bought a $30 yoga mat and i'm not in love with it at all, so slippery :( if i'm just gonna buy a few more $30 mats, i might as well fork out a little more and buy one that is gonna be great. lifetime guarantee? that's awesome. i'm sure i can find it on sale sometime as well :) hopefully haha.

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  5. Yay for getting back into yoga! Those mats do sound good. As do the energy bites!

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  6. Love those maxi dresses, perfect for spring and summer. I need to make those energy bites! They look yummie and healthy. It's a win win.

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  7. I love making energy bites! They’re such a good treat throughout the week. YAY for getting back to yoga!

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  8. the NuRoo looks awesome and just perfect for a fall baby!!! Happy Weekend!

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  9. I really need a new yoga mat, totally checking out Manduka. Thanks!

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  10. Love that maxi dress! I may have to get it too lol. Those energy bites sound good too. YAY to being able to workout again too!! I'm sure that it will feel great. I hope that you have a wonderful weekend and that little Violet is doing well too. :-)

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  11. Love those maxi dresses, now I'm tempted. I love the black & floral ones. Happy Friday XO

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  12. I LOVE Jane the Virgin! Also Team Raphael. I can't wait until they have the baby!

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  13. Great tip on the maxi! I am heading over there to check it out right now!

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  14. Love Jane the Virgin! Have seen Younger? I recommend! I also love those maxi dresses, need that floral print now :)

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  15. Those bites sounds relish! I must admit I watch Jane the Virgin too! The NuRoo Scarf looks like the one from Lululemon. I'm checking out that maxi dress now!

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  16. I keep forgetting to watch Jane the Virgin - I have to check it out. Loving the maxi's too - I say get another! Hope you have a great weekend! xx

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  17. Oooooh I love that maxi dress!! It does look super flattering, and with that discount, I might need to check it out! Those no-bake energy balls look really good, too. Happy weekend, friend!

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  18. Maxis are so "your" thing and I love the newest addition ;) Thanks for the tv show recs also! I need another show to pick up! Happy weekend, lady (and cheers to yoga again!).

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  19. Those bites sound amazing!! And I love those maxis! Happy weekend. Xo

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  20. I have never seen Jane the Virgin but didnt' she just win an Emmy for it? I need to watch!

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  21. Those energy bites look delish! And yay for getting the green light for yoga again. One of my favorite work outs :)

    Happy Friday <3

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  22. Love the maxi, great color for summer!!

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  23. I LOVE the Lush maxi dresses! I usually get a new one every year - you can't beat the prices!

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  24. That is one great maxi dress, think I'm heading to Nordstrom's site next. LOL. I make peanut butter energy bites all the time and they are so good!! My whole family loves them and the protein will be great for a nursing mama! Just found your blog and it rocks!! Have a glorious weekend!!

    livingoncloudandreanine.blogspot.com

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  25. Those no bake bites are my favorite! Love that Maxi too! Xo, Stephanie

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  26. i need to check out that show. i hear it is hilarious!!!

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  27. I love no-bake energy bites! I make some out of nutella that are SO addicting.

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  28. That maxi dress is beautiful. I think, I should get one too. Have a lovely morning, darling.

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  29. STOP IT YOU LINKED TO THE BLUE MAXI DRESS AGAIN BUT I STILL CAN'T GET IT. THAT IS SO MEAN. (this is what happens when I binge-read your blog backwards. sorry.)

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