Five on Friday

Friday, January 27, 2017

The most exciting thing that happened this week was when I won free chicken salad for a year from Chicken Salad Chick yesterday! I believe everywhere, Chicken Salad Chick hosted a customer appreciation day in which they gave out 1 free scoop of chicken salad to everyone. We rounded up all the girls at work and headed over for our free scoop and while we were there, we entered into a drawing for 1 free pound of chicken salad every month for the year. Literally, we were joking and saying if I won (not sure why it was only me since we all entered lol!) I'd run around the restaurant screaming... not 3 minutes later and I hear my name called! I told them I'd give them something to laugh at so I yelled and got all excited but left out the running around part ;) We all couldn't believe it and got the biggest kick out of it! Luckily for the girls, I will bring a little home for Stephen but will probably share with them for lunches.

Here's a video my friend captured shortly after they announced my name

So much laughter from this

Since the beginning of the year, I've been wanting to clean out our pantry, one of our spice cabinets and my office closet. I finally cleaned out our spice cabinet (since our pantry is so small, we keep spices, baking items and random stuff in there) and pantry and I'm so grateful I did! I didn't realize how much expired stuff we had in there and things we just didn't need. I feel so refreshed and organized now! 2 things to note: please don't judge on some of the unhealthy things in there... Stephen can't gain a pound so he doesn't care what he eats and two: I forgot to get a before and after picture of the spice cabinet so I only have the pantry

I feel like we have no food now!

A while ago, Shelby, shared a chicken parm recipe that looked delicious. I've never made chicken parm before but I wanted to try it. I finally made it this week and I was shocked at how easy it was - and delicious!

Ever since losing my satellite radio, (they hooked me with that free trial in my new car... darn you, Serious XM) listening to the regular radio just isn't the same. I turned to podcasts in the morning and I've been enjoying them! Every week, I try to listen to a sermon and then I've been listening to don't keep your day job and stuff you should know. All have been very good but I wanted to see if y'all have any suggestions! I've been enjoying the mystery ones that aren't too gruesome. 

After mentioning we booked our Charleston hotel last week (which didn't end up happening lol), a few of you mentioned how you're either going there or want to go there and wanted any suggestions I had. Well, I had to chuckle to myself when Julia shared a post this week on 6 things to do in Charleston. I will definitely be sharing what we did after we go there but if you're interested, here's a post that I wrote after we traveled there in 2014!

I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend! Mine should be filled with relaxing, watching Downton Abbey, monogramming and hopefully finally going to a cute downtown area near our house that I've been wanting to visit for a while. 


  1. How funny about the chicken salad! That's greatness! And, I spent all day yesterday making a Charleston itinerary and booking hotel reservations and restaurant reservations! Great minds! :)

  2. Congrats on the win! I cleaned out my pantry recently and felt the same way but it's refreshing to only have the good things and to see everything. Jess at Just Jess

  3. Congrats on winning! I had never heard of Chicken Salad Chick before but it was all over my news feed yesterday and now I want to try it! Organizing anything always makes me super happy and I'm jealous of Stephen's metabolism! I wasn't a big podcast person but I've been listening to Dave Ramsey and some other financial ones lately and I'm enjoying the tips!

  4. So great about Chicken Salad Chick yesterday!!!! That video is so funny! It was so good last night and I am totally jealous of your free chicken salad for a YEAR!! Your co-workers are going to LOVE you lol! Pantry clean outs are THE best!! I definitely felt like we had zero food when I finished ours too lol. Thanks for the chicken parm shout out!! :) Those pictures are so good!! ;) Going to read those Charleston posts now!!

  5. Chicken Salad Chick is the best! I make sure we go every time I visit my in-laws since we live way outside the area they exist in.

  6. Congrats on the chicken salad win. Can't beat that!

  7. That is amazing that you won the chicken salad!! Enjoy!!! :) A few years ago I won a lunch for my colleagues by dropping my business card in, and it was the best thing I've ever won haha!