The Friday Five

One – My New Favorite Pants

The main reason I’m writing this post is so I can tell everyone about my new favorite pants - the SONOMA life + style Straight-LegSlim Knit Pants. They are ridiculously comfortable, but still appropriate for the office. I wore them working in England last week and I’ve worn them a couple times to work this week. I’ve been pairing mine with my usual work blouses and flats and love how they look.  I already own two pairs, but I’m planning on buying at least two more. Seriously, they are like wearing comfy, stretchy pajama pants.

Two – High School Reunion

My 10-year high school reunion is this weekend...My boyfriend and I are going to the family picnic tomorrow afternoon, but my cousin is getting married tomorrow night, so I’m going to miss the reunion dinner. It should be interesting to see everyone. Although, thanks to Facebook I already know what a lot of my classmates have been up to over the past decade – lots of weddings and babies!

Three – Rainy Day

It started raining in the Phoenix-area around 2 a.m. Monday morning and didn’t stop until almost lunch time! You might have seen pictures of the flooded freeways on the news. Let’s just say the area was not built for that much rain.  We were lucky because the storm didn’t cause any damage or flooding to our house, but our backyard looked like a lake and our pool was only a couple inches from overflowing. It was pretty crazy! I’m just glad I had my laptop, so I could work from home for the day. 

Four – One Room Challenge

I just wanted to give everyone a heads up that the next One Room Challenge (hosted by Linda at Calling it Home) starts Thursday, October 2nd. I would definitely recommend joining in if you have a room that needs a makeover and you need some motivation. Participating in the last challenge is probably the only reason my laundry room is actually painted. I’d probably still be procrastinating getting the drywall repaired if I hadn’t participated (although I still haven’t finished the counter).

I’m still trying to decide which room I want to work on this time. I can’t decide between the master bedroom, master bathroom, guest room, or pool area. I’m leaning towards pool area (even though it’s not technically a room) because the weather will start cooling down by October and it’d be nice to finally get some work done outside. Regardless, I need to make a decision soon, so I can start planning and ordering any long-lead items.

Five – Divergent

I watched Divergent while I was on the plane to London and I loved it! I wanted to sleep, but I couldn’t turn it off. I definitely wasn’t expecting to like it as much as I did. It doesn’t hurt that Four (Theo James) is ridiculously good looking. I bought the movie when I got home and I can’t wait to watch it again. Now I want to read the books before the next movie comes out. Have you seen the movie or read the books?

Hope you all have a great weekend! I'll be back Monday with the results of Pinterest Recipe Week!


  1. Enjoy your HS reunion, it's always a lot of fun! Have to see Divergent still, might be able to this weekend. Wishing I could join ORC, maybe with my nursery perhaps? We'll see. :-)

  2. Cool, How was the HS reunion? Did all of your high school crew show up?

    1. It was pretty fun. Although, no one else from our group showed up, so that was a bummer. It was nice catching up with everyone else though.

  3. They don't have those pants in my size, otherwise I would have totally ordered some! And thanks for sharing about the room challenge--I need to sign up to keep my accountable to actually get something done in our house.

  4. I loved the books and the movie! SO good!!

    1. I ordered the books from Amazon last night! I can't wait to start reading them!

  5. So if I could have Theo and your cooking. That'd be great. My life... would be complete! The books are also really good! I have a copy for my house and three for the classroom and I can never keep them on the shelves! They're not very complex in terms of descriptions and such, which is why so many people like it because you get to use your imagination to really build the Dystopian world they live in.


    1. Theo! *swoon*

      I just ordered the books and I'm going to start them as soon as I finish my current book!


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