High Five for Friday!

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Happy Friday, everyone! I hope you all had a great workweek and can fully enjoy the three-day weekend! Now I am beginning to understand how important it is to cherish these, because there are very few of them.

The real world isn’t like college where if I didn’t feel like going to class, I could skip with no consequences. I definitely had a few classes that were exceptions to that! In the Disney College Program, I could trade or giveaway my shifts sometimes, which was perfect for exploring the parks and Orlando-area.

Growing pains!

Anyway, back to my high five for Friday!

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 1. runDisney race anticipation

As soon as I’m off work, I am rushing straight to the airport. I cannot wait to meet my my and board our flight! Next stop: LAX. Shortly after, Disneyland! I have been looking forward to this for months!

My mom and I have an action-packed weekend filled with exclusive Disneyland fun (hello, Cars Land!), yummy meal reservations and half marathon running!

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I saw this meme and thought it was hilariously accurate. Please, just pretend to care!

2. Taylor Swift’s New Song

I know I am not the only one who loves Shake It Off so much. I can’t help it; it’s so catchy. Whenever it comes on the radio, I find myself singing and dancing along immediately.

If you haven’t already heard it, listen to it ASAP. If you don’t like it, wait an hour and listen to it again. If you still don’t like it, we probably aren’t compatible.

Taylor Swift pop > Taylor Swift country

3. Protein Pancakes

Yesterday morning, I had some extra time before work, so I decided to try out a protein pancake recipe. In the past, I have made protein pancakes with protein powder, and they usually turned out slightly gummy. Not these pancakes! These use Greek yogurt and egg whites instead.

Fluffy Protein Pancakes

While the recipe needs a few tweaks, the finished product was nearly perfect! Confession: I also made them for dinner.

I will definitely be sharing the recipe soon!

4. MORE s’mores

Last week, I talked about my amazing s’mores coffee find at Target. This week, I went to Kroger and found another kind of s’mores coffee on clearance!

I didn’t realize Life is good® sold coffee! Now the Life is good® banana nut bread flavor is on my must-try list.

Does anyone understand why s’mores coffee is sold in the summer not fall? I don’t sit around a campfire in the summer and roast marshmallows. Am I missing something?!

Side-note: These peanut butter s’mores cupcakes are even better than the s’mores ground coffee beans.

PB S'mores Cupcakes

5. Finding ways to get involved with my community

I keep searching for activities to get involved with in the Indianapolis area. I would really like to join a running group or an outdoor adventure-ish group. Please let me know if you have any names!

This past week I got involved with Girls on the Run and am helping plan its 5k race in November.

Have you heard of Girls on the Run before? It’s a nonprofit for girls in 3rd grade – 8th grade that meets twice a week. Its goal is to empower girls and teach them about success through fun, interactive lessons and running. The program ends with a celebratory 5k!

Head on over to its website for more information. I’m so excited to get more involved with the planning process!

Questions of the Day:

  • What is your favorite coffee flavor?
  • What type of groups are you involved with in your community?
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10 thoughts on “High Five for Friday!

  1. mm fav coffee is a simple caramel macchiato (to answer one of the questions) and I’m going to need those pancakes to go with it! haha Hope you have a blast and a fabulous weekend girl!!! xoxo

  2. Loved that meme…pinned it! So true–as a runner myself, I know the hard work, but I also know those obnoxious runners that MUST tell you their accomplishments…BTW…I’ve never ran a marathon. HA!

  3. Hi- just stopping by from the linkup! That is so cool that you got to work at Disney. I haven’t been since I was 7 so I’m sure a lot has changed. I’m not huge on T.Swift but her new song is pretty catchy. Have a great weekend 🙂

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