Friday, June 10, 2016

Top Five Friday #57

Hi everyone and happy Friday!  I'm running a little slowly today...that Pens game!  I'm a little excited for the season to be over so I can get my normal sleep cycle back, but who doesn't love playoffs?

Linking up with MarCynthia and Court 
as well as Heather and Momfessionals

I hope you all had a great week and are ready to have a fun weekend!  I'll see you next week!


SOMM : Into the Bottle


I'm a huge fan of documentaries, and I loved watching SOMM last year on Netflix.  It follows a few guys who were studying for the Master Sommelier exam, and also taught a lot about how wine is made and sold.   I loved learning something new, but the story line was also really interesting and kept me completely captivated.


Recently, a follow-up to that documentary was released, that tells a story about ten different wines.  It features a lot of the same people, and it's really interesting.  If you're into wine or just like a good story, I would give it a watch!



French Open Final


This might be old news by now, but last weekend was the final of the French Open!  Both the men and women's finals (and entire super rainy tournament) were really exciting to watch.  On the women's side, Garbine Muguruza from Spain won her first Grand Slam tournament, while Novak Djokovic from Serbia completed his career slam.  It was so much fun seeing both of them hit huge milestones in their careers!  Next up- Wimbledon!



La Croix Curate


Now that I'm doing another Whole30, I had to change up my beverage game.  While I've been drinking a ton more water than usual, and having lots of black coffee (more on that below), I also crave something fizzy once in a while.  In the past, I haven't been a huge fan of La Croix, but I tried some of their new flavors and I'm obsessed!  Right now I'm loving the Kiwi Sandia (Watermelon) and Mure Pepino (Blackberry Cucumber).  SO GOOD!



Nespresso


This might seem counter-intuitive, but I decided to buy myself a Nespresso coffee maker to reward myself for making it through my 6-month no-buy!  I've been wanting to buy one for a while, so when I got to demo one at a Sur La Table and learned they were on sale, I decided to bite the bullet.  I'm SO glad that I did because it makes incredible coffee!  I only drink my coffee black, so having a high-quality cup (that hardly takes any effort or time in the morning) is huge!

If you're also interested in buying one, right now is a great time because all retailers seem to be having the same 20% off sale until June 20, along with a $20 credit to buy coffee!  I got the Evoluo Deluxe Bundle (that includes a milk frother) and I would highly recommend it.  (p.s. I'm not at all sponsored by Nespresso! I wish I was..but I bought this machine myself and just want to share the deals in case anyone else out there has it on their wish list!)



Changes in Posting Schedule

I just wanted to give you all a heads up that I'm going to only be posting three days a week from now on.  I've been trying to keep up with posting five days every week (and mostly failing lately) so I decided to commit to only posting three days.  I'm hoping that this will give me time to train properly, focus on work, and even have a bit of a social life!  I also hope this will make me write higher-quality content instead of just trying to hurry and finish a post.



I hope you all have a great weekend!
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38 comments:

  1. I'm going to be changing up my posting schedule as well. I need to hit reset a little bit! Have a great weekend, Gretch!

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    1. It's great to take a step back! I already feel better :)

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  2. That's funny you just got a Nespresso- I ordered one yesterday for my husbands birthday- he's a huge espresso fan so I'm hoping it's perfect! My posting has been really limited the past year- just dealing with a lot of things... I'm hoping to get back to 2-3x/week later this summer. I don't know how people work full time and post every day- props to you!

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    1. I love it so far! I hope your husband does too :)

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  3. Nice!! I always look at those Nespresso machines! They sound awesome! Those La Croix flavors sound awesome--I wish they sold them at my local grocery store! Hope you have a great weekend!

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    1. That's such a bummer you don't get them..if you ever see them grab a case!

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  4. That Nespresso looks awesome. I am a huge coffee drinker.

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  5. Funny, I think I *finally* decided on a posting schedule, just based off what I've been doing the last few weeks. Three posts a week seems to be my sweet spot. I LOVE watching the tennis Opens. My two favorites are still to come :)

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    1. I'm so excited about Wimbledon! We'll have to talk about it when it's closer :) Just a few weeks!

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  6. I'm going to have to try La Croix! Everyone is talking about it, so I think I'll have to jump on the bandwagon!

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    1. Yes definitely jump on the bandwagon! There's plenty of room!

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  7. I've been wanting the Nespresso machine for a long time now. What's the milk frother like?

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    1. That's my favorite part! You can make hot froth, cold froth, or just heat up the milk. It takes about a minute and is completely silent. The entire machine is easy to clean as well!

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  8. Adding the documentary to my Netflix queue...

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  9. Thanks for the recommendation on the documentary! That sounds really interesting! And I agree about those flavors of La Croix! I've had both and liked both. I'm not sure if you're allowed to have Dasani Sparkling water on Whole 30 but their lime flavor is also one of my favorites. And yay for posting 3x a week so you don't burn yourself out! Balance is a good thing. :)

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    1. Yes! Love Dasani! It's so much cheaper too, but these were on sale haha!

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  10. I was just considering dropping my posting schedule for summer, dropping back to 3-4 days a week, not 5. I'm still considering it, but it seems like I'm not the only one. :)

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    1. Definitely not..seems to be a theme this week ;)

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  11. I feel like summer is the perfect time to change up posting schedules. I'm also going to be doing the same so I can focus on content and some behind the scenes work.

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    1. That's good to hear! It's always good to take a little break :)

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  12. I have had a Nespresso for years here in France and love it. Best quality coffee ever.

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  13. I love your favorites this week.

    Also, I've been thinking about dropping my blog posts as well. I feel like I can't keep up and it's mumbo jumbo these days. I don't blame you for cutting back, I'll probably be following suit!

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    1. Yes do it! Everyone else is ;) Peer pressure!

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  14. Mmmm I'll have to check out that La Croix flavor and the wine documentary, thanks for the recommendations!

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  15. I've heard such great things about Nespresso! I'm a big latte lover, so I'm tempted to get one in the fall when iced coffee will start sounding like a bad idea, ha!

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    1. You can also make iced coffee and iced lattes with it..just sayin ;)

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  16. I have to laugh when people say they're dropping down to "only" 3 days a week of posting, because that is a LOT for me at any time of year!

    I love La Croix but I can't stand the constant pile up of cans. The new flavors are great but they come in such small cans and always leave me needing more - well played, La Croix. I've switched to my SodaStream machine for my naturally flavored sparkling water needs.

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    1. Ugh I know what you mean. It's like two sips and it's done! I try to limit myself to one a day so it's more of a treat.

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  17. I think I'm switching up my posting schedule, as well. I think three posts a week sounds perfect and should allow me to, like you said, create higher quality content. Have a lovely weekend :)

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    1. Haha everyone is cutting back! I love it!

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  18. My husband and I love watching documentaries and we love wine so I will definitely be checking out Somm: Into the Bottle

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  19. I wanted to see that SOMM one--I'll have to look it up! And to know there's a follow-up!! I don't even really drink wine, but found the preview fascinating.

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