Hi, I'm Rachel.

A few years ago I could barely boil water.

True story.

Determined to be a kick ass wife, I developed a love for football and learned to cook in my tiny Jersey City kitchen. I spend my days working in Manhattan, my nights and weekends chasing after a rambunctious toddler, and the hours in between cooking with my husband and feeding my TV habit...oh, and I blog about it all! 

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Five Things Friday

Happy Friday, all! I have to take a moment to tell you a giant THANKS for all of your kind words of support on yesterday's post. Knowing that I'm not alone and that you support some healthy changes on the blog has renewed my motivation. I am ready to tackle the world today! ;)

It's Five Things Friday, and this is quickly becoming my favorite post of the week to put together. I just love picking out a few fun things from the week to tell you about - it's also a total mood booster to appreciate a few little things in life!

Flavored & Fun K-Cups

Shaun gave me a mini Keurig for Christmas and he has since filled my stash with a few fun flavors to keep it interesting...Dunkin' Donuts Hazelnut and Kahlua to name a couple! It gives coffee that extra oomph it needs to get me going.



Fuzzy slippers...with support!

I have serious foot issues - in that my feet seem to hurt me all the time - and so I always look for shoes that offer a little support. This rings true for slippers too! Shaun also gave me these sweet, cozy and comfy Tamarac moccasin slippers for Christmas. They are cute enough to wear outside and comfy enough to stand in the kitchen cooking for an afternoon. Win-win!



Biscoff Spread

I had received a jar of this deliciousness during the December foodie pen pals exchange. Admittedly with so many goodies around Christmas and New Year's, I didn't give it a proper dig-in until recently. The verdict? I am really loving the flavor! Just a little bit goes a long way. And for just 2 WW Points+ per tablespoon...I think it's totally worth it! In fact, I have a little ww-friendly dessert coming up next week to share with you, featuring Biscoff!


DIY Tortilla Chips

I am mildly obsessed with these lately! You may have seen me post about these on The Peach & The Pit a few weeks back, so be sure to head over to get the recipe. They are so easy and so worth the effort. Oh and 12 chips is only 2 WW Points+. Not kidding. I have like 1 million ideas for these guys, so stay tuned!


OPI's Suzy Says Feng Shui

I think this is my all-time favorite nail polish color. I adore blue polish and this is the perfect muted dark blue. I especially love breaking it out in the winter months. It's from OPI's Hong Kong collection of yore, but it still tops my list of fave colors. I plan to be rocking this for the weekend since we have a party tomorrow evening...and it totally works to cheer on the Giants for Sunday! Superbowl, here we come!

I hope you all have the best weekend ever! I have a few parties to attend and plan to get a lot done around my apartment!

What are you loving this week?

What are your weekend plans?


psst...It's The Peach & The Pit of the Week over on our *sister* blog! Head over to see our highs and lows this week...and share yours! Please tell us we aren't alone in having some really low lows this week!

Reader Comments (9)

Gettin a Keurig for Christmas 2 years ago was one of the BEST things we EVER did!!! I love flavored coffees & my husband doesn't. So it' PERFECT.

January 20, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSherri

Don't even get me started on my Keurig flavor coffees! I could go on and on about how much I love them. While I do love my Keurig today I picked up coffee on my way to work. It's blueberry flavored (but the coffee was flavored so there is no overly sweet syrup). It's amazing. So that's one of my favorite things this week. Another would have to be my Uggs. It's been so cold that I haven't wanted to wear anything else. I'm also going to add in my heating pad for my back that has been aching. And Yoga, which I've gotten back into. :)

January 20, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterStacy

I most definitely need the kahlua k-cups! Can't wait to see your biscoff recipe:-)

January 20, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLauren at Keep It Sweet

Dunkin Donuts Hazelnut Coffee is my FAVORITE!
Hmm, this week I've been loving Green Smoothies!

LOVE dunkin k-cups! I just bought starbucks k-cups for the first time (I had never seen them before) and can't wait to try them. Also, love the nail polish AGAIN. 2 weeks in a row that I'm going to have to run out to get nail polish!

January 20, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMelanie

Love the OPI color rachel!

January 20, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterOlivia

i still haven't been able to hunt down biscoff spread in nashville - darn! i'm thinking of heading out to whole foods (a bit of a hike from our house, but worth it) to look for some this weekend.

January 21, 2012 | Unregistered Commenteramy @ fearless homemaker

those slippers look so comfortable. I need a pair so bad! Hope you had a great weekend

January 23, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKitchen Belleicious

Honestly,i have to try those tortilla chips asap,i might even whip up some homemade salsa to go with them. I really need more OPI in my life,its so expensive over here!

January 23, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKelz

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