Five Thing Friday

by Holly on October 29, 2010

in breakfast,fun finds,photography,rambling

If you must know, I am currently sitting at home by myself on a Friday night blasting my Mariah Carey wannabe lungs out to “On My Own” from the Tony award-winning play Les Miserables and cooking a mean pot of red curry carrot soup.

Trust me, it’s what all the cool kids are doing.

But that’s not one of my five things. Technically, I probably should have entitled this post “Six Thing Friday,” but the alliteration is nowhere near as fun, and I LOVE alliteration.

So let’s hop to it, shall we?

First things first, did you know today is National Oatmeal Day? I can’t even begin to express my undying love for this fiber-packed, whole grain wonder. Naturally, I had to celebrate this holiday in true Everythingtarian style.

Can you say peanut butter…



It was blasphemously delicious.

Second things second, do you want a PDF copy of the Financial Planning for Women information I talked about on Wednesday’s post? If so, leave me a comment on this post with your e-mail or shoot me an e-mail, and I will send a copy this weekend to whomever wants one.

Word to saving those dolla dolla bills peeps.

Third things third, guess who spent almost $150 on camera accessories this week? Yep, that would be ME! Just as we ladies (and gents) like to, “Look good, feel good” in our daily lives, so does my camera.

First, I purchased a padded camera bag that will perfectly fit Mr. Rebel…

I purchased it on Etsy from Porteen Gear, and I LOVE it.

Best of all? It literally shipped out the next day. Love that.

The whimsy in me took one look at this yellow, ruffled camera strap and HAD to have it…

Yes, this purchase was both a need AND a want.

The best kind.

Another Etsy purchase, I got this from Eclectic Whatnot.

Seriously, who can resist a yellow ruffle?

Not I.

Fourth things fourth, I am throwing my very first dinner party at my apartment tomorrow! I can’t give too many details, because part of it is a surprise for someone special who may or may not read the blog. However, I can say that the pot of red curry carrot soup is for the party, and it is going to be off the chain.

Fo’ real.

Apparently, I can’t count after all, because that’s only four things, and shockingly, I’ve run out of things to say. It doesn’t happen often, so you should enjoy it while you can.

So…I take it back.

Fifth things fifth, I am currently sitting at home by myself on a Friday night blasting my Mariah Carey wannabe lungs out to “On My Own” from the Tony award-winning play Les Miserables and cooking a mean pot of red curry carrot soup.

What are YOU doing this weekend? Sharing is caring!


glidingcalm October 29, 2010 at 9:41 pm

i love you and your four + 1 things.


sofia October 29, 2010 at 10:06 pm

heyyyy dinner parties! i love ’em. absolutely can’t get enough of being hostess. enjoy it! and enjoy your friday night! i’m having a chill night in, too, which is exactly what i need since i’m boozin’ tomorrow night for halloween. before that, i’ll be writing another midterm paper, making homemade halloween pizza and seeing tosh.0. it’s gonna be gooood.

loving the awesome quality pics you’ve got goin’ on with mr. rebel. he seems like a keeper, no?

Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) October 29, 2010 at 10:11 pm

that ruffle camera cord is TOO CUTE!!! omg that screams YOU! or madeline! or anthropologie! I love all that stuff but it’s truly so YOU!

I’d love to take a look at the financial pdf…when you have time, send it over! One can never be too informed when it comes to managing your money, imo!

Have a super dinner party…your tablescape looks so perfect. (sandra dee word, from years ago when i used to watch her LOL)

Kristie October 29, 2010 at 10:20 pm

Yay so glad you got a table! :)

Erica October 29, 2010 at 10:38 pm

I love being a homebody….I can’t help it :) We stayed in tonight and watched old episodes of glee. It was fantastic. The camera bag is super cute and I can’t wait to hear more about the dinner party!!

Elliott October 29, 2010 at 10:58 pm

My 5 things…
1.There is a reason Les Miserables is one of the top 5 longest running shows!
2.Mariah Carey’s Christmas album is the best. I am already tempted to bust it out! Oh, and she’s preggo, which I think is weird…
3.I’m making that oatmeal. Tomorrow
4.Yes, all the cool kids are home on Friday nights ;)
5.I’m glad you are enjoying you new toy!

In other news… I’m sitting at home watching the Chopped Halloween episode!

elise October 29, 2010 at 11:54 pm

is it the glee version? bc i may or may not have done that myself in the past week.

kyle and i are currently enjoying our friday night in…with MJs “this is it” – netflix through the wii is way better than on demand.

i missed national oatmeal day! woops!

Kandice October 30, 2010 at 1:58 am

Hey Holly

Id love of a copy of the seminar info! My email is

Erica D October 30, 2010 at 2:18 am

Definitely my favorite song from Les Mis; heartbreaking, isn’t it? We sang a medley of it in high school chorus, and while I had a solo for “Bring Him Home,” my other friend (who was a biiiiitch but had a really innocent, evocative voice) sang the solo for “On My Own” and I still imagine her singing it to this day. I love musicals! Who I am I kidding? I just love music.

Matt October 30, 2010 at 6:57 am

I seriously made the exact breakfast yesterday! Banana oatmeal with coconut and chocolate peanut butter. Mmmm…

chelsey @ clean eating chelsey October 30, 2010 at 7:42 am

I totally did a post last night about the perfect friday night = staying at home, in your sweats. :)

This weekend I think I am going to spend some time in the kitchen, go to a football game today, and tomorrow we are going to a family party!

Lauren October 30, 2010 at 8:03 am

YES!!! Please Please Please can I have a PDF copy?? Thanks so much girl! :)

Mary @ Salads and Shakespeare October 30, 2010 at 8:35 am

Hi Holly! Would you send me a PDF from the women’s financial stuff (at I’m still in college, but you’re never too young, right?

Have you read “Mrs. Dalloway?” She throws a dinner party to be remembered. Good luck with yours!

Heather (Perspective Is Everything) October 30, 2010 at 8:55 am

So glad to see you didn’t blow away in the category 3 hurricane force winds y’all had this past week! craziness @@
i hope your dinner party goes well and you’re able to enjoy yourself. i always get so anxious when i’m the host of anything cuz i’m trying to make sure everyone else is having a good time.
lookin’ forward to those pics :)
this weekend so far will be pretty chill. maybe go exploring my new seattle neighborhood.
i have no car, so all these CRAZY STEEP hills are really conducive to getting a good workout in!

Nelly@CrazySexyFit October 30, 2010 at 9:06 am

That camera strap is seriously amazing. Once I get me an actual camera instead of just using my cellphone all the time, I will definitely be going to that shop.

Have a good dinner party! :)

Eve October 30, 2010 at 10:58 am

Could I have a copy of the women’s financial planning PDF?

My email is taffool42[at]yahoo[dot]com

Thank you!

Also, that dinner party menu sounds mighty tasty.

Dana @ my little celebration October 30, 2010 at 11:13 am

Good luck on your dinner party! I’m sure it’s going to be a blast. I look forward to pictures on your next post.

Last night I went to a Sufjan Stevens concert and it was INCREDIBLE. And tonight I’m going to a Halloween party at a friend’s house with my hubby. I think we’re going to dress up like the double rainbow from you tube. We’ll see how that works out though.

Oh, and I will probably be eating lots of candy since I have a good excuse to.

Always enjoy your blog,

Katie October 30, 2010 at 11:56 am

I’d love a copy of that financial thingie…since some day in the near future I’ll finally be out of school and getting a real job. Yikes…

That camera strap might be the cutest thing I’ve ever seen. Your pohotos are making me want a new camera. I don’t know how to take photos very well though. One more thing to learn about. Maybe you can go to a seminar on that and offer your readers the pdf? :D

Denice October 30, 2010 at 12:46 pm

I have recently just found your blog. I would love to have a copy of the info, I have just started my month of money tracking…I am afraid of what I will find out. Good luck with the dinner party!

Lynn @ The Actors Diet October 30, 2010 at 2:30 pm

i’m getting a new camera so i’ll probably be poking around on etsy stores too.

K - Anywhere There's An Airport October 30, 2010 at 3:13 pm

Dinner Party! Love! I can’t wait to cook again! I have had no kitchen motivation since moving… as soon as I am state-side for Thanksgiving … watch out!

Pure2raw twins October 30, 2010 at 4:04 pm

Love the new camera bag. I wish I could get a cute one, I just a basic, boring black one…oh well.

Love the yellow ruffles on the strap!!!

Have a great dinner party!

Christine October 30, 2010 at 4:23 pm

HAHA! I <3 you! (in a totally non-creepy, non-stalker way)

I love that camera strap too. That is simply fantastic. Thanks for the link, I'm going to check out some of the other ones.

BroccoliHut October 30, 2010 at 4:38 pm

Kind of in love with that camera strap! Ruffles and polka dots?! It just screams my name.
Can’t wait to hear all about the dinner party:)

Mallory October 30, 2010 at 5:14 pm

i don’t even own a fancy shmancy camera *yet* and i’m pretty sure i’d still buy that adorable strap.

not to be a nerd, but i’d love the pdf! and a bowl of the red curry carrot soup please. and thank you.

this weekend i’m hitting up tyranena brewery in lake mills for my bday celebration… have you ever heard of it/been there? as a fellow beer lover i can confidently say that you’d fall in love at first sight. or sip. (sorry, had to.)

Anica @ Unstoppable China October 30, 2010 at 11:18 pm

love the cam strap, so adorable!! I want to buy a cam just so I can get that strap!!!!! happy halloween!

Sarah (Running to Slow Things Down) October 31, 2010 at 7:10 am’re making me have some major camera accessory envy! :mrgreen: The yellow ruffle is ah-dorable!!

Virginia @ YtotheUmmy October 31, 2010 at 7:59 am

LOL aww i love that camera strap case! I would’ve bought that one too :D but whenever i belt my mariah carey wannabe voice, my mom doesn’t tell me to stop singing. she tells me to stop making noise. because trust me, there’s a difference.

avee October 31, 2010 at 12:22 pm

Hi, long time reader, first time commenter!!
Would love a copy of the financial planning pdf if you wouldn’t mind please. many thanks…..

janetha October 31, 2010 at 12:57 pm

Holly. WTF. We are soulmates. I have a porteen bag, too! I LOVE it so much. It is the bigger one, I debated the smaller one but then I realized I am one of those people who lugs around a lot of shit and need a big bag. Really excited to hear about your dinner party!


Lindsey @ Eat, Read, Run October 31, 2010 at 4:51 pm

Hope your dinner party was great!! I stayed in on Friday night as well. :-)

Madeline - Greens and Jeans October 31, 2010 at 4:52 pm

I would LOVE that pdf! Living in the big city is expensive!

Kacy November 1, 2010 at 8:52 am

I wish I could go to your dinner party! The soup sounds supah off the chain furreal. Hope you had a good weekend love!

Lindsey @ Foodie on the Rocks November 1, 2010 at 1:21 pm

Was so hoping we might get a peak at that presentation! Can ya send it my way? lifrenc1 at vt dot edu. Thanks!!

Laura November 1, 2010 at 10:54 pm

1) I heart your blog, like, whoa and 2) I would love a copy of the financial seminar … Thank you! :)

sonja November 3, 2010 at 6:58 pm

I’d like a copy of the Financial Planning for Women, please! :)

Just found your blog– loving it so far.

Hilary November 14, 2010 at 11:56 am

I would love a copy of that pdf! Gotta start somewhere right?

And I’m totally coveting your yellow ruffles!! :)

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