Friday, May 18, 2012

High Five Friday

Well hello Friday. This week completely flew by in a blur of a spot of sickness ( boo changing weather's effect on my sinuses), cooking, job applications, and general happiness. I am linking up with Lauren at From My Grey Desk for High Five Friday.

1. Yesterday I had one of those thrifting moments that I have dreamed about. I found my own lovely globe for $1.75. There was a $10.00 minimum for credit cards, so I picked up a side table that needs a little TLC. I am excited to see what will work going forward. The top has some paint stains, so if they don't come off with sanding I will have to paint it.

2. My workouts have all gone really well this week. I have this whole post about women lifting heavy weights floating around in my head, but I haven't actually written anything. To summarize what I will eventually write; I have never seen such improvement in my physical health since I started doing the Starting Strength workouts. I am stronger, feel better, and have lost weight. I have been doing the the four exercises at least three times a week, supplemented with yoga and zumba.

The EASIEST chocolate mug cake:  1 egg  2 tbsp cocoa powder  1/4 cup (4 tbsp) powdered sugar  (I like to add 1/2 tsp of Nutella)  Whisk well with a fork, and microwave for 50-60 seconds. Top with whatever floats your boat!
3. I successfully made Paleo Chocolate Cake in a cup. It started out as an accident, but turned into something really tasty. I used this recipe and substituted almond flour, and took out the sugar and chocolate chips. I substituted honey for the sugar and added some banana after it was done. Y'all, it was so tasty. It was the perfect afternoon pick-me-up without any of the bad stuff that cake normally entails. It is not very sweet, so if you are used to the regular flavor of chocolate cake, it will seem quite bitter.

4. I got a pallet from behind the PX. They have giant stacks of them back there, and the lovely woman at customer service said I was welcome to take one. I am thinking that I will break it down and then use the wood to create something like this.

Reclaimed wood sign
My ultimate dream is to make two of them. I want to print on the poems from our wedding ceremony. There is a big blank wall opposite our bed, and I think they would look awesome. The only trouble now is breaking apart the darn thing. The nails look pretty rusted out, but man they hold on tight.

5. I love spending evenings with my husband. He has been home a little earlier this week, and we have been working our way through the early James Bond movies. It has been really fun although he tends to fall asleep part way through.


  1. What a great find ! I was just thinking yesterday how I thought a globe would be cute in our office room! I need to have some thrift luck finds too :D

    & I am having a Stella & Dot necklace ($198) giveaway on my blog & would love for you to check it out :D

  2. loveeeeee that globe!! I can't believe you found it at the thrift store!

    And the pallet!! I have one too.. .that's been in the back of our truck for over 3 weeks!! It's too heavy to lift myself which means I have to wait until forever more when my fiancé takes it out!! Can't wait to see what you make of it ;)

  3. PALEO CHOCOLATE CAKE! LOVE IT! Didn't even think of that - must be so amazing. Love that you did it with almond flour. It's becoming one of my favorite things!

  4. The Paleo Chocolate Cake looks delish! (Especially since i am dieting!) Great High five!

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