five in five

by Holly on February 5, 2011

in randomness,top 5

It’s amazing what a total of 21 1/2 hours of sleep over the course of the past two nights has done for my overwhelmed self. I’m calmer. I’m happier. I’m feeling much less likely to pull a Britney and shave my hair off in an act of “I’ve-lost-it-all-including-my-mind” insanity.

I still have lots on my plate but I feel much more prepared to just sit down, organize my life + take it all on.

Bring. It On.

To counterbalance yesterday’s post, let’s give another round of five in five for some much-needed fun.

five of my favorite non-food blogs

the five best things I ate this week

  • the same lovely breakfast snackplate I ate three days in a row <- Berry Oatmeal Scone, egg w/ nutritional yeast + banana drizzled in almond butter
  • a Great Dane Pub Dane Burger <- topped with spinach artichoke dip {!!!}
  • the most perfectly juicy orange
  • this salad
  • a Pecan Bar <- it was the best one I’ve EVER had

five things on my to-do list

  • pay the bills
  • clean my apartment <- before Megan + Amy come today to visit {!!!}
  • start a freelance writing assignment
  • call LOTS of family + friends <- I’m embarrassingly a bit out of touch right now
  • cheer for the Green Bay Packers in the Super Bowl tomorrow, because I live in Wisconsin and would be perhaps crucified if I didn’t

yep, our Capitol glows green + gold.

five recipes I’m dying to make


five words of weekend wisdom

  • “Our best decisions, the ones that we never regret, come from listening to ourselves.” – Felicity
  • “My philosophy is that not only are you responsible for your life but doing the best at this moment puts you in the best place for the next moment.” – Oprah
  • “When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, it seems as though you could not hold on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time the tide will turn.” – Harriet Beacher Stowe
  • “I try not to break the rules but merely test their elasticity.”
  • “In 3 words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on.” – Robert Frost

Pick a list from above and give me FIVE things. Your turn, and go!

part 1

part 2


Jessica @ How Sweet It Is February 5, 2011 at 11:35 am

You MUST try the bacon! It is so, so, so good.

But it’s not like I’d think otherwise… ;)

megan @ the oatmeal diaries February 5, 2011 at 11:46 am

5 things on my to-do list:
-finish scrapbooking 2010
-bake my bf’s birthday cake
-take my computer to get fixed
-clean out my closet/drawers
-finish (uhh… start) packing for Australia!

P.S. I am newly obsessed with ALL those blogs!! Thank you!

Kelly February 5, 2011 at 11:54 am

love this post! five things on my to do list:
– start research assignment and reading for class
– clean my apartment/laundry
– cook a delicious meal with kale
– blog
– relax!
Have a fun bloggy weekend!

Katie February 5, 2011 at 11:57 am

5 things on my to-do list:

1. sleep more
2. take a shower
3. go to one of my student’s baketball game
4. clean the bathroom
5. do some laundry

Kate (What Kate is Cooking) February 5, 2011 at 12:09 pm

5 things on my to do list:
1. Homework
2. More homework
3. Taxes
4. Recreate your breakfast
5. Even more homework!

Mara @ What's For Dinner? February 5, 2011 at 12:11 pm

Ah, nothing like a good ol’ High Fidelity top five list!
Top 5 things I’m doing today:
1. Baking 120 cupcakes
2. Cleaning up after baking 120 cupcakes
3. Attempting to straighten the Jew-fro
4. napping
5. Going to a literacy benefit (with the damn cupcakes)

chelsey @ clean eating chelsey February 5, 2011 at 12:17 pm

5 things to do today:

1. Read The Glamourai
2. Read The little red house
3. read the sartorialist
4. read bohemia and bull
5 read design sponge

and apparently i need to turn off the laziness and capitalize.

Jessie February 5, 2011 at 12:18 pm

5 Things on my to-do list:

1) Cheer for the Packers on Sunday because I, too, am from WI. (I’m one of those “crazy” Packer fans they talk about)
2) Start a blog (since I’ve been talking about doing one for OVER 3 months now)
3) Shop for food for the Superbowl party we’re having tomorrow
4) Try not to eat the entire cake that I made yesterday.
5) Try not to have an anxiety attack while watching the Packers on Sunday :) <– this one will be the most difficult since the Championship game turned me into an emotional tornado!

Sarah (Running to Slow Things Down) February 5, 2011 at 12:25 pm

5 things on my to-do list:

1. Bake some beans.
2. Go for a run (second week of half training!)
3. Homework!
4. Buy a new pair of running sneaks.
5. Decorate for tomorrow’s super superbowl party. :D

Carbzilla February 5, 2011 at 12:44 pm

We’d never survive if you Britney’d your hair. Shush that talk!

5 things on my to-do list:
Clean house for sister-in-law’s first visit to Seattle! Whoot!
Blog because it’s been ages
Ruthlessly clean out the craft room (I don’t craft anymore)
Schedule gym time this week
Take donation books to the library


Uncle Tommie Timbertoes February 5, 2011 at 1:09 pm

5 words of wisdom

The life you have is the life you deserve – Joe Campbell

Every man takes the limits of his own perceptions to be the limitations of the world. -Schopenhauer

We fail to see through the window because we keep painting the glass. -Alan Watts

You’ll never have what you want to possess.

To fulfill your reality you must wallow in your own enchantment.

sarah (sarah learns) February 5, 2011 at 1:42 pm

5 things i’m excited about this weekend:

1. cooking meals with my fiance
2. seeing the decemberists in milwuakee
3. doing my grocery shopping + meal planning for the vegan for a week challenge
4. getting in some great workouts
5. cheering on the packers to a superbowl VICTORY! :)

Tina @ Faith Fitness Fun February 5, 2011 at 2:09 pm

I always feel SO much better and less overwhelmed when I get some rest. I had a post recently that I did a mock up graph on sleep vs craziness.

Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) February 5, 2011 at 2:27 pm

to do list:
power walk with scott and catch up on life together
go to work


Katie February 5, 2011 at 2:35 pm

I love when you do a post like this So fun!

5 things to do today

Take a nap ( hahahahaha its needed ! )

Vacuum the stairs ( Im hoping though the vacuum will come to life and do it by itself, its been sitting there since yesterday morning and near the steps, lol Mike came home and asked why and I told him because I was hoping the vacuum magically comes to life!)

Watch a movie with my lover , I think Inception !

Wash my hair ( havent since wednesday! ewwww! lol! thats why dry shampoo was made ; ) for me ! )

20 minute workout at home ( already done )

love ya girl! xoxo

Jess February 5, 2011 at 2:51 pm

5 things TO-DO:
–vacuum my room
–grocery shop
–go car shopping
–eat a sweat potato

Off to do number five <3

Have a great weekend!!

dana @ my little celebration February 5, 2011 at 2:58 pm

Ugh, I’ve been DYING to make Ashley’s buckwheat bake, too. I even scoured our lame health food store for buckwheat groats and didn’t find a single bag. I think I’m going to order some online since they are nowhere to be found in this town. Her pictures are SLAYING me. I seriously must make that bake!

Katie February 5, 2011 at 3:13 pm

5 things i made already today:
broccoli hummus
green bay packer cookies
pumpkin pudding

caitlin February 5, 2011 at 3:30 pm

5 things on my to-do list:
1.) find a job
2.) find a job
3.) find a job
4.) find a job
5.) find a job

I stole one of your quotes- I loved it. Thanks!

Amy at TheSceneFromMe February 5, 2011 at 3:59 pm

5 things on my to-do list:
1. Unpack my bags from my overnight stay last night at my parents
2. Edit my blog post for tomorrow
3. Make buffalo chicken dip for tonights poker party
4. Book my spa treatment for Vegas in March
5. Chisel the ice off of our walkway so our guests can get in safely tonight!

Lauren February 5, 2011 at 8:59 pm

I love this game!
5 Best Things I Ate This Week:
Pineapple Thai Fried Rice
Paula Deen’s Bread Pudding
Spicy Shrimp Pizza
Toscana Wine
Alexia Sweet Potato Chipotle Fries

Christine @ Merf In Progress February 5, 2011 at 9:23 pm

Are you in DC? I am in NoVa. I’ll answer the recipes I’m dying to make. I’m tracking them here:

right now it’s:
Mushroom Kale Quinoa Risotto
Sherry Tomato Sauce
Spaghetti Squash in a Homemade Tomato Sauce Recipe
Wheat Berry Waldorf Salad
Microwave Chocolate Peanut Butter Oat Snack Bars
Poblano and Mushroom Posol

Lindsay @ Summit Sandwiches February 5, 2011 at 10:54 pm

5 things on my to-do list:
1) Cook chili and hot wings for Superbowl fiesta tomorrow
2) Go rock climbing and running before eating my weight in chili and hot wings at said Superbowl fiesta
3) Restock the banana stash. I’m a cranky lady if I don’t down a nanner in the morning.
4) Clean up my hot mess of a room.
5) Start filling out financial aid applications for the monetary black hole that is my medical school education…sigh….

Mackenzie @ Whatever, Gatsby February 6, 2011 at 8:52 am

awwww i lurve this!
to do list for today=
1. finish “sarah’s key” and start another book (i’m a book rebounder, a little bit book-skanky.)
2. go with my friend to get her tattoo done.
3.try and not get another tattoo. fight the urge.
4.file financial aid forms for my transfer schools (WEEE!)
5.pack for my trip to SF (DOUBLE WEEE!)

sheena February 7, 2011 at 11:47 am

wow! thank you:)

I love this post.
5 best things I ate:
-homemade guacamole
-chocolate pudding cake
-roasted butternut squash soup
-sundried tomatoes from summer
-ginger hoisin salmon…yum.

emily (a nutritionist eats) February 10, 2011 at 4:11 pm

I SO wish that you lived closer, I have a huge bag just waiting to be eaten…. :)

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