Five Things on a Friday

Posted August 24, 2018 by Cristina (Girl in the Pages) in 5 Things on a Friday, Features / 13 Comments

In an effort to diversify my blog a bit, I’m hoping to include a bit more lifestyle content alongside my bookish posts. I’ve decided to highlight five things I’m currently doing/obsessed with/interested in on select Fridays!

1) Homemade Acai Bowls

I’ve always been a fan of acai bowls, but I’ve found myself craving them more and more lately in this summer heat. On some weekend mornings Max and I will run out to get them, but there’s not a lot of places to purchase them where we live and they can be a bit pricey. We decided to try making our own at home using some frozen acai packs from Whole Foods, and they turned out pretty good! The consistency was more liquidy than we’d like, so we may try using frozen berries next time as well as yogurt instead of almond milk when we’re blending the base to thicken it up a bit. Also, the almond butter granola from Trader Joe’s has been our favorite lately, and we used it to add some crunch to our bowls.

2) Leopard Print Mules

I’m a big fan of Nordstrom’s anniversary sale, and this year I picked up a few pairs of mules to see how I would like wearing them (I don’t think I’ve worn slide on shoes that are non-flip flops since the days of clogs back in the 90s). It turns out they’re so fun and easy to wear, and I love the leopard print on the ones I picked up. I’m also having fun pairing leopard print shoes with bright colors!

3) Pureology Strength Cure Split End Serum

I recently went in to have my hair color touched up (I do balayage 1-2 times a year) and my hair stylist recommended this product to me to help with the damage lifting my hair to blonde is doing. I picked up a bottle at Ulta and am really happy with the feel/texture and how it’s helping to heal my hair. I’m trying to grow out my hair as long as possible for my wedding next summer, so I’ll be using this product every time I wash my hair until then!

4) DC/Catwoman

I’m not a big superhero person, but I did pre-order Catwoman from the DC Icons series by Sarah J Maas because 1) Sarah J Maas and 2) Catwoman has always intrigued me as an antihero. I’ve found that I’m really enjoying the story of the Gotham City Sirens and have found myself looking up Selina, Ivy and Harley’s backgrounds online. It’s also been such a treat to get to read a novel by Sarah that’s set in a (semi) contemporary setting with technology and urban elements.

5) Retro Reads

I’ve been pretty into rereading my old favorites this year, and when I saw that they were releasing a special edition Babysitter’s club set I could not pass it up! It’s come my way a bit later on this month, and I am thrilled to add it to my collection and reread too! I was the BIGGEST Babysitter’s Club book fan (especially of the super specials and mysteries!) and I’m crossing my fingers that they release more than just these!

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13 responses to “Five Things on a Friday

    • TBH I struggle to even find 5 things a week to post about (my life isn’t super exciting lol) but it’s refreshing to have a space to talk about non-bookish things a bit- even though two out of my five things were book related anyways (oh well, lol).

  1. I’m so glad you alerted me to the Babysitter’s Club Retro set- I preordered it the last time you mentioned it! I tried so hard to get people to call me Kristi since we share the same name (even though I’m totally a Claudia). And yum! acai bowls are so good. I’ve been wanting to make my own at home too since my favorite one is $10 and it adds up! And I can’t wait to read Catwoman!

    • I can totally see you as a Claudia!! And yes acai bowls are SO expensive, $10+ out here in California too (the best are in Hawaii though!). If you have a local whole foods you can pick up the packets of frozen acai to make them at home!

  2. Oh, I love this idea! I love seeing other posts that are a little personal on blogs, they’re probably my favorite kind of posts.

    I really love your outfit in the picture. I’m currently obsessed with that yellow and olive green.

    I’ve actually never tried acai bowls before but they look so good. I’ve been into trying new things lately so I might look into making one to try it.

    • Thank you, Tina! I think this is the only bright yellow piece of clothing that I own, but it is so much fun to wear! Acai bowls are SO good and very refreshing (and sort of give you that “I’m eating dessert” feeling without the guilt!) I highly recommend them!

  3. OMG, my sister and I LOVED The Babysitter’s Club when we were kids, and she’s been thinking about trying to find old copies of the books for her daughter when she gets older. I have to tell her about this retro set!

  4. Oh this is such a fun post idea, I love it πŸ™‚ I LOVE homemade acia bowls, that one in the picture looks delicious! πŸ™‚ I usually love making these when I have more time on the weekends and fill them with fruits and cereals and ahhh they are such a guilty pleasure, I love them haha πŸ™‚

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