cornflake dreams.: friday five.

1.22.2016

friday five.

Happy Friday! I'm linking up with ChristinaApril, and Natasha today to share five things:
ONE: I've been craving Mexican food like crazy lately... sounds like the perfect time to try some new healthy recipes!
TWO: I have recently developed some wrinkles around my eyes (aka sleep-deprived-first-time-mom-smile-lines). So I'm looking for some serious eye cream, and considering buying one of these: Neutrogena Ageless Intensives Deep Wrinkle Eye CreamPatricia Wexler M.d. Dermatology Intensive 3-in-1, Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair EyeKiehl's Creamy Eye Treatment or Fresh Black Tea Age Delay Eye ConcentrateBut I'd love to hear your favorites!
THREE: I finally finished watching the entire series of Gilmore Girls last week. I liked how the series ended but I'm sad it's over. I really hope the rumored revival comes on soon. (Also I couldn't stop thinking about how real life Rory married Pete from Mad Men!) In the meantime I started season 4 of VEEP.
FOUR: Violet still loves story time, which makes me SO happy. She helps turn the book pages -- cutest thing ever. And she is all about her interactive "touch and feel" books. She received new books for Christmas (and they don't drive me batty to read over and over again): The Gruffalo, Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?The Little Girl Who Lost Her NameShe also loves her LeapFrog Shapes and Sharing Picnic BasketStacking Rings, and First Blocks Shape Sorter set.
FIVE: I finished Mindy Kaling's new book Why Not Me and I really liked it. Next up on my reading list: The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P. / The Marriage of Opposites / The Martian / The Royal We


Have a great weekend! And to all of my East Coast friends, stay safe during the winter storm.
-xo-
Jillian

25 comments:

  1. Gimme all the Mexican food! I really need to read Why Not Me! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

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  2. That food looks SOO good!! I'm seriously hungry right now haha. I have tried that fresh Black Tea Age Delay eye cream and it is AMAZING. I seriously noticed a difference. I haven't used it in a long time though because it's a little out of my budget right now. :-/ Soo, in place of it I've been using Olay Regenerist eye serum and it's great. I have also noticed a difference. SO cute about Violet turning the pages of books too. Checking out those other books too!! Have a wonderful weekend! :-)

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  3. Gilmore Girls is one of my favorite shows! My daughter loves watching it with me (the reruns) too. And the Mexican food all looks yummy!

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  4. I've heard people swear by the Kiehl's eye cream! I will probably be investing in that very soon ;)!

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  5. I finished a fun book last night called the balance project - it was a fun read!! Now I'm craving Mexican food! Happy Friday! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  6. That picnic basket is so cute!! We need to get R a shape sorter, that one is a great price! Have a great weekend friend, hopefully this rain lets up!

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  7. The Martian is next on my list too! And yes! I love the Gilmore Girls. Part of me is weirded out that she is from Mad Men's Pete! And you have to keep me updated with the eye cream because I have noticed the same thing. Is there a magical potion that can erase my undereye bags too?

    Annie- All Things Big And Small

    P.S. LOVE THE GRUFFALO! The Gruffalo's Child is really cute too!

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  8. I am going to watch Gilmore Girls! Now that I finished Pretty Little Liars I have been thinking about a new series I can binge on! Thanks for reminding me about GG!

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  9. It still blows my mind that Rory and Pete Campbell are married. She's pregnant right now too! I love The Martian much more than I expected. It's a great read.

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  10. Gilmore Girls is the best! And the revival is definitely happening: http://tvline.com/2016/01/17/gilmore-girls-netflix-revival-cast-premiere-date/

    Also, I loved The Royal We!

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  11. I'm loving all the mexican recipies! So tasty looking. Also I had no idea that Rory and Pete were married in real life! They're so cute together! I was disappointed in the way it ended so I'm really hoping that the Netflix season completes the show. You could really tell when Amy Sherman Pallidino stepped away.

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  12. The Neutrogena Ageless Eyecream is one of the best things I've purchased to date. Have a wonderful weekend!

    Christina :: Simple and Delish

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  13. Make sure and report back on the eye cream. I'm on the hunt. So far I've tried the Clinique all about eyes (unimpressed) and the Nourish Organic Renewing/Cooling Eye Treatment which I liked more, but really couldn't tell THAT much of a difference. AND The Royal We is the best "easy" book I read this year - you know, light, funny, plus I'm so fascinated by the actual royals - loved it!

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  14. Can't wait to hear what you think of the Love Affairs of Nathaniel P.-it's been on my list but I haven't gotten around to it yet! Happy weekend!

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  15. Yes to mexican food always! Emerson has the same basket!

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  16. I had a similar mexican casserole this week and it was seriously heavenly! We added eggs to eggs to ours which ended up being a nice touch :)

    As for the eye creams, while the Kiehls one is amazing for hydration it doesn't prevent or help with the appearance of wrinkles. I would look into SK II or Clarins!

    xo, Jen
    http://www.comfortably-chic.com

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  17. Thank you for sharing the food recipes! Dying to try one this weekend! "The Royal We" is on my book list! Can't wait to hear what you think of it!
    XO, Jillian
    http://rhymeandreason-jillian.com/

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  18. so many people love the kiehl's avocado cream but it does zero for wrinkles. but it's great for hydration in the winter. i've used a bottle but wouldn't ever buy it again. i've seen the start of fine lines so i just started using the kiehl's wrinkle reducing eye cream (brown container). i can't say if it's good or not but i'll surely keep you updated. aside from that, i LOVE their overnight eye serum (blue tube). it's good bc you don't dip your finger in and increase the germ transfer (bc you squeeze it out). i know a lot of people like the fresh eye cream too!

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  19. I used to love the Gilmore Girls! I never watched the entire season but one day I would like to. Right now I am going through Gossip Girl :)

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  20. I love that Fresh eye cream! I use it every morning and Clinique's Moisture Surge eye cream at night. And I had no idea that Rory married Pete from Mad Men!! So funny especially after they had a little thing on the show!

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  21. I loved The Martian but the Royal We I felt was too similar to Will and Kate's story without any new twists. Jess at Just Jess

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  22. All of those Mexican recipes look delicious, I've been craving it too lately! Hope you're having a great weekend.

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  23. All those Mexican recipes look so good!! Hope y'all are having a good weekend and staying warm!

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  24. Um, yes to all of those Mexican recipes! They all sound delicious. And I'm on the search for eye cream too, so let me know if you find something good!

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