24 January 2020

Five on Friday {January 24}

Hey y'all,

We almost made it to the weekend and while it was not a short week for me since I did work on Monday, I am ready that this week has kicked off birthday celebrations! We are officially one week away from my 30th birthday!

one. Kilwin's Ice Cream

Last week I met up with my friend Jordan to hang out and catch up. We wanted to check out a local ice cream shop but when we arrived they were still closed for the winter holidays. Welp, to Kilwin's instead. If you haven't gone to Kilwin's they are often located in beach/vacation places and they are a chocolate/treats/ice cream shop. I got a cone of the Kilwin's Chocolate Caramel Cashew.
Image result for kilwins chocolate caramel cashew

two. US Figure Skating National Championships

Today I am actually leaving the office a little early to scoot over to Greensboro to attend the 2020 Toyota US Figure Skating National Championships. The senior portion started last night with the pairs short program and the ladies short program. Today I am headed with my friend Maryscott to see the rhythm dance competition. The competition lasts through Sunday so this weekend I will be watching from home on NBC/NBCSN. Here's a picture from when Greensboro hosted in 2015 and I went to the ladies long program competition.

three. Libby App.

I have been loving the Libby App for audiobooks lately. It connects to my local library's digital collection and it is very easy to use. Since January I have finished three audio books so I would call that a win. I am currently listening to Into the Wood by Tana French. It is the first in the Dublin Murder Squad.

four. Banana Bread.

This weekend I had some bananas in my freezer that needed to be used up so banana bread baking time happened. I used this recipe but left out the nuts. I ended up adding two scoops of Collagen Peptides to add some protein to the mix and while it did make it a darker loaf it turned out perfectly.

five. Sussexit.

If you have been following all the Royal news over the last few weeks you know that The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have stepped down from their royal duties and will now reside more in North America (Canada). I have always loved the Royal family so this is heartbreaking to hear but I know that Harry and Meghan came to this decision as something that is best for their family. If you want some fun accounts and podcasts to listen to regarding the whole situation here are some of my favorites:
But Not All At Once (one and two)
Buzzfeed: 20 Headlines Comparing Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton
Image result for sussexit
I'm linking up with Erika, Narci, and Andrea
And linking up with TifBeckyDellaWhitney, and Whitney.

What are you up to this weekend?


1 comment

  1. Yum the banana bread looks great! I really like banana bread! :) The ice cream looks good too, this post is making me hungry, haha!

    Hope that you are having a lovely weekend :)

    Away From Blue


Thank you for your sweet message!

Just Jessica. Design by Berenica Designs.