Smoothie Recipe + Friday Favorites

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It’s FRIDAY! Jump for joy!! I hope you had a good week! My week went by pretty fast, which was nice! Jake returned from his trip and according to his stories had a great time! I was pretty glad to have my guy back, though. 🙂 Ready to hear what I’ve been loving this week??


Glamorous smoothie drinking.

  1. Easy breakfast smoothies: I have been blending up this “recipe” a lot lately and love how good AND simple it is. The ingredient amounts are super guestimated, but it’s kind of a recipe that you just eyeball/put in however much you’d like/make sure it’s drinkable. Enjoy and let me know if you love simple smoothies too!
  2. My planner: I use a Lilly Pulitzer planner and since I started back to school, I have been loving using it again. I love writing all of my plans, due dates, and doodles in the pretty pages. Clicking the photo below will take you to an old blog post of mine (on the old Pretty Grazing). I did a little review of the planner with more details of what’s insideLilly
  3. My cash system: I wouldn’t say this one is exactly a fun favorite, but it is helping me be a little more accountable with my spending. Basically (for now) I am allowing myself a certain amount of money (in cash) for fun spending throughout the mont. So for anything other than most groceries and gas, I am using the cash I took out only! I would definitely recommend anyone do this if you want a reality check on your spending. I might do some more in-depth posts about this in the future when I have a little more experience under my belt. Being thoughtful about money is one of my goals right now, and any tips or advice are welcome!IMG_7669
  4. Market tote bag: I picked this bag up a few weeks ago at Hobby Lobby and think it’s the cutest thing ever! I’ve actually been using this for school this week, but intend to use it as a grocery bag. People at my school probably think I’m just confused/crazy/obsessed with food. 😉

I am looking forward to a weekend with absolutely NO plans yet. I think I see movies and snacks in the future for me. I hope you have a great weekend!

What kind of planner do you use? Do you get sucked into cute stuff at Hobby Lobby or is that just me?




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My Birthday in Pictures

Good morning! Yesterday was my birthday! I thought it’d be fun to do a little recap of my day yesterday via photos:

Birthday outfit of choice: (Top: TJ Maxx, Jeans: American Eagle (old), Sandals: borrowed from sister)

This might be a little out of season, but paired with a cardigan, I felt fine in the early-spring weather.

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Jake surprised me with my very own birthday cupcake from a cute cupcake shop downtown. It was oreo flavored and so cute and yummy! Cassidy also baked me my favorite kind of cake (funfetti) and decorated it! After dinner I had a few bites of both and they were both delicious!

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For dinner we (Jake, me, Cassidy, and her boyfriend Caleb) went to one of my favorite Italian restaurants, Bambinos! It is local to Springfield and is sooooo good. Jake and I went there for the past two valentine’s days. It’s one of our favorites for sure! I got the dish called “The Bambino” but with tomato cream sauce instead of meat sauce. It was HUGE and very yummy. Look at the fork on the right side of the picture for size reference. And would you believe that huge bowl was only $8.99?! Good deals AND delicious food? Win-win in my book.




Sampling a drink at Tropical Liqueurs, looking like a goober


Jake, Me, and Caleb lurking in the background 😉

Overall it was a great birthday spent with people I love. I am so excited to see where my 21st year takes me! If it’s as good as 20 was, I know I’m in for a treat.

Do you remember your 21st birthday? How did you celebrate your last birthday? I’m excited for Jake’s birthday that’s coming up next month! (He’ll be 22! Cue Taylor Swift song.)



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