Friday, May 1, 2015

Five on Friday {May 1, 2015}



Happy first day of May! Spring has finally sprung here in NYC, and I couldn't be happier. I'm ready to soak up the warmth, so let's bring on the weekend, starting with the five things I'm loving this week!

 
NYC spring fun


After our eternal winter, I'm thrilled to spend as much time as possible outside soaking up all that NYC has to offer!

 

I've already crossed a few activities off my spring bucket list, including playing mini golf on Pier 25 (which is so cool, since it's literally right on the Hudson River) and taking long walks through Central Park - how pretty is this magnolia tree?



This weekend will include a Kentucky Derby party and more time spent exploring other NYC neighborhoods!


New favorite appetizer: Chickpea/pomegranate/mint bruschetta


At the most recent meeting of my friends' Crockpot Club, someone came up with this amazing new spin on bruschetta and I was instantly hooked on its tasty spring flavors! Simply combine chickpeas and pomegranate seeds in a bowl, chop up some fresh mint and scallions, toss with some olive oil, salt, and pepper, and serve over crostini. This is definitely going to be a staple at my upcoming alfresco meals!


Bitmoji



Is anyone else hooked on this adorable iPhone app? Basically, you can build your own personal emoji, and then download a keyboard that features your emoji avatar in tons of custom images that can easily be texted to your friends. I have literally laughed out loud at some of the witty emojis that are available through this app, so do yourself a favor and download it right away. After all, Bitmoji did a pretty awesome job of turning M and me into avatars...do you recognize us up there? :)


Our 2nd Blogiversary


It's hard to believe, but we are quickly coming up on our 2nd blogiversary! Thank you to everyone who has supported our little corner of blogland. We have some surprises and tricks up our sleeve to celebrate this awesome occasion, so check back next week for more information!

Skinnygirl giveaway


Before you jump into your weekend plans, make sure you enter our Skinnygirl giveaway - we are loving the new flavors in the Tasty Nutrition Bar line-up!


May your first May weekend be cheerful, festive, and fun!


Cheers to AmandaJennieKarliClare, Rebecca, Katie, Natasha, Heather, Farrah, and Tif for hosting today's link-ups!

30 comments :

  1. I love that Laura Ingalls quote! Yay for spring and sunshine finally arriving to the East Coast!!

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  2. That appetizer looks yummy!

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  3. I love bitmoji! My SIL's and MIL all use it in our texts to one another...A LOT! It's so cute and fun.
    I love that first quote, and the fact that the weather is FINALLY nice enough to get outside and enjoy it. I'm all about being outside and soaking up the sunshine!
    Hope you have a great weekend--happy blogiversary!!

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  4. Bitmoji looks like so much fun! I used to do that with yahoo avis, lol! So glad you guys are finally enjoying Spring weather!!! Happy weekend!

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  5. NYC has so much to offer when the weather warms up -- have fun out there! I can build my own emoji?! I have to check that out NOW! Yay for the 2nd Blogiversary!!

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  6. I am loving everything with chickpeas lately so I will definitely try that new recipe!! Hope you enjoy the warm weather - you guys are going to hit 80 soon! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  7. Happy almost 2nd blogoversary! I am LOVING this weather too. The tree is so beautiful! Hope you have a great time this weekend celebrating the Derby!

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  8. Congrats on your blogiversary! Love that quote.... a walk in Central Park sounds wonderful right now! Enjoy this beautiful weekend :)

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  9. YAY for your blogiversary and warmer weather! I hope you girls have a great weekend xx

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  10. Love everything in this post!! Do you ladies think that you could send me a slice of pizza and a bagel too? Those are the things that I miss about NY. Anyway, I hope that you both have a wonderful weekend! :-)

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  11. Ah! I need to download that app! That sounds like so much fun.

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  12. I so need that app. Thanks for posting about it. Have a fab weekend!!

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  13. Yayyy for the 2nd blogaversary, can't wait to see what you girls have planned! I'm sure it'll be fabulous as always. And can't wait to see your Kentucky Derby Party. So fun :-D

    Happy Friday <3

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  14. I am a huge brushetta fan..excited to try a chickpea version!

    Brittany
    The Lady Lawyer

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  15. Loving this weather! I wish I could spend all day outside soaking it up!
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  16. What a fabulous app!!! Cheers to your almost 2nd anniversary!!!!!

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  17. I love that Laura Ingalls quote, so true! So exciting that you are coming up on 2 years! Love your emojis!

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  18. I love your Spring activities. I just made a note about Pier 25. I LOVE me some mini golf! Happy Early Blogiversary! xo

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  19. Cheers to 2 years pretty girls! I'm loving chickpeas right now, that looks delicious. Happy weekend XO

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  20. Happy blogiversary!! That Chickpea/pomegranate/mint bruschetta appetizer looks to DIE for!!

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  21. Hooray for SUNSHINE after a long winter!! Love that photo/ Laura Ingalls Wilder quote ;) I hadn't heard of bitmoji! Thanks for sharing...sounds like something I need to check out asap. :) Hooray for your upcoming blogiversary!! Wishing you many more, sweet ladies!! xo

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  22. Love the Laura Ingalls quote. The sunshine has been fantastic this week! It was snowing here last week, so I've been more than ready for it :)

    Sarah
    Midwest Darling

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  23. Oh my that Chickpea/pomegranate/mint bruschetta recipe looks so SO good!!!! Hope you guys have a great weekend!

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  24. Springtime in NYC looks SO fun! That spot for mini golf sounds like a blast. I definitely need to check out this new iPhone app, and happy almost blogiversary!

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  25. Omg that bruschetta!!! I want bread with anything on it so badly, and chick peas... and mint. Yum! Happy anniversary!!!

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  26. That bruschetta looks so good!! Happy 2 Blogiversary!

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  27. I'm officially in love with that quote at the top--about "old-fashioned things". And happy early 2nd Blogiversary!

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  28. congrats on your anni! And In definitely checking out bitmoji soon. Cant wait to spam/surprise my group chats with fun new emojis of us.

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  29. That chickpea recipe looks amazing! Love that pic of you two! So fun! And that magnolia tree is beautiful! xoxo

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