5 Things Friday: Updates & TV Shows


4 scenes from the week

1. I love happy hours.

I met up with some girls at 55 Tavern + Bowl on Monday for a beer and this amazing Paleo burger with a plantain bun.

We made an impromptu walk over to the new Nails by Priscilla for pedis.


2. Work is keeping me super busy. But hey, I am getting paid an extra 9 hours this week!

2 after school training sessions

IMG_4908I also volunteered to chaperone a middle school dance and boy, it was awkward.

Somehow I got roped into a cross country meet tomorrow morning…

Before I head to a new hire orientation. At least there’s happy hour with co-workers afterwards…

3. I am not nor have I ever been gluten intolerant. Thank goodness ’cause I love my bread.

I attempted to go to Savor Santa Ana after the above training. It was packed though so I stopped by Crave for this BLTA and the A (for avocado) is essential and essentially California.


4. I finally bought an iPad! I got the first iPad Air now that its price dropped, which also means the refurbished ones are cheaper too!

5 TV shows

1. “Being Mary Jane”

Gabrielle Union and Morris Chestnut were staple actors in black romantic comedies from the 90s-2000s. Anything they do, I’ll watch even to this day. This show is dramatic and is some sort of first for BET. I can’t wait for the next season. How does she still look so young after so long?

2. “Accidentally on Purpose”

Jenna Elfman is back too! I didn’t like her in “Dharma and Greg” but love her in this show. Maybe I’m yearning for TV shows from my childhood… It’s simple and comedic.

3. “About A Boy”

When I saw David Walton on the cover for this show, I had to watch it. I always see him here or there (“New Girl”) but never for extended periods of time. Minnie Driver is also on the show.

4. “Gilmore Girls” on Netflix

For some, “Dawson’s Creek” was vital to their childhood or teenage years. I didn’t like it then and I’ve only attempted to watch a few episodes now. However, we all agree that our love for the “Gilmore Girls” runs deep. I will be watching all the seasons again and wishing to visit New England one day.

5. “Supernatural”

I was supposed to sleep one night when I put this on. I got so engrossed in it that I couldn’t sleep. First off, Dean (from Gilmore Girls) is in it and Jensen Ackles… well, he’s hot. I’m shocked because I don’t typically like sci-fi.

A Place I Live: Tustin Brewery & my favorite Farmer’s Market

I’m linking up with Becky to share how I treated myself this weekend.



An iced coffee at Starbucks only because I had a gift card.


I met up with my friend Allison to catch up at the Tustin Brewing Company.


…followed by dinner at her house, more wine, & some mint chocolate crunch ice cream. We watched “Treehouse Masters” too! I would love to have a mountain home with a treehouse one day!

This is Allison’s bunny, Sparkle.



Boot camp at the Packing District led by My Fit Life




Followed by complimentary pear juice from Lemon Drop


My favorite’s farmer’s market


Sheep’s milk yogurt (pumpkin and fig-flavored) and feta for all that bean pasta I bought


I made a side trip to Target for some cute notebooks, which means I get to keep this “awesome” one. 🙂


Late lunch


When I was a kid, my parents would make noodles with ketchup and ground beef. I used bean pasta, organic ketchup, & ground sirloin.


I spent most of Saturday and Monday watching “Revenge.”

Coming up: getting ready for school!

Oh the Places I Go!: IDEA Expo & Marvel Movie Marathon


5 6 places I went yesterday

1. Went to yoga. Yeah, again. Today was my 5th day in a row of yoga. I ended up buying a one month pass to The Yoga Mat.

2. Stopped by the farmer’s market. Considered buying watermelon for a watermelon eating contest.


3. Stopped by the IDEA World Fitness Expo.


4. Marvel Movie Marathon with the fair fam. We watched “The Hulk” and “Iron Man.”


We brought our favorite stuffed animals and made a fort-like set up. Evan’s bear looks drunk.


We had snacks like milk & cookies.


5. We also went to dinner afterwards at Carolina’s Italian Restaurant.

Chris’ meat calzone was ridiculously large.


I got a salad that I didn’t even put a dent into.


See… leftovers for lunch today and probably dinner later.


6. Kickback that Chris accompanied me to.

5 4 cool things I now have

1. $1 steal of a bracelet!


2. Also got this headband from the Popsikle Shop. Not sure how to wear it though.


3. Nabbed mung bean, black bean, & soy bean pastas at 5 for $10 at the Expo!


4. …and I finally found a bow tutorial that works!


*5. I want to make a dreamcatcher…

What’s your favorite Marvel movie? I really enjoyed “Guardians of the Galaxy” and “The Avengers,” both of which I saw in theaters.