Five Things Friday

Happy Friday!! I don’t know about you, but this week totally flew by for me. Another gloriously relaxing weekend is upon us, or at least for me!

Let’s kick this weekend off with a five random things Friday.

1. I actually cooked up a nice vegetarian meal last night! Hint: it involved spaghetti squash. The recipe will be up on the blog next week!

spaghetti squash


2. I thoroughly enjoyed our little early November snowfall we had this week. It was so light that most of it melted quickly and it didn’t mess up the roads and make for crazy traffic. It was just pretty and really got me into the holiday spirit!

first snow of the season


3. As much as I love my smoothies, now that the weather is permanently chilly, I am no longer wanting my cold smoothies in the morning as often. I’ve been into the two ingredient pancakes and hot oatmeal this week!





4. On Tuesday I got together with my girlfriend Courtney at People’s Organic in Edina for a hot beverage and some major catch-up time. I got the morning elixir which was hot water, lots of fresh lemon juice, agave nectar, and sea salt. It made my mouth pucker the slightest but it was so enjoyable! I want to try to recreate it at home. As always, it was so great to be with Courtney. She is a ray of sunshine and such a good friend.

people's organic

5. I am completely in love with scarves. This is not a new thing. When fall rolls around I am thrilled to reach for my fun scarves and use them as accessories to my wardrobe. They are so cozy yet don’t make me feel claustrophobic like a turtle neck does. I might have to add some new scarves to my birthday list! 🙂

caroline melanie dana and melanie


Have an amazing weekend my friends! xoxo

Questions of the day:

1. What is your main squeeze breakfast these days?

2. What are you most looking forward to this weekend?

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The Seasons of Cozy

This wintry weather has got me feeling all warm and fuzzy. Being inside my warm house on a cold evening, dressed in my sweats and my slippers, and eating a bowl of hot tomato soup…it is just such a cozy time of year. I put together a photo montage of photos that give me that cozy feeling as soon as I look at them. 1. A gigantic bean bag chair that hugs you. cozy 1 2. Reading a book in front of a hot fire. cozy 2 3. Fresh out of the oven homemade bread. Cozy 3 4. A cozy attic to read and relax. cozy 4 5. Snuggling up under a homemade fort. cozy 5 6. Hanging out in a homemade fort and watching Home Alone or another Christmas movie. cozy 13   7. Being nestled away in this warm cabin on a crisp night under a starry sky. cozy 6 8. Oversized sweaters and sweatshirts (love). cozy 8 9. Down comforters! cozy 9 10. A cozy breakfast by the campfire. cozy 10 11. A warm bowl of soup. cozy 11 12. Slippers. cozy 12 13. And hot chocolate. cozy 7   These are the moments to relish. Get comfortable, be cozy, and enjoy a cup of hot cocoa! Happy Friday! What do you think of when you think of “cozy”?

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