Five on Friday: Recipes, Plans, and More

This week's 5 on Friday is related (mostly) to food! And, let's be honest here, who doesn't love food? No one raises hand. Let's get right to it, shall we?


It's been pumpkin central in my kitchen lately. The past two mornings I have had Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal for breakfast. Here's the recipe:


  • 1/2 cup oats
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • Sprinkle of cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice
Cook oats according to package instructions. After cooking, stir in pumpkin puree, brown sugar and cinnamon.

This breakfast is so yummy, and it's hearty so it keeps me full for a long time. Plus, it's less than 200 calories!


I have another pumpkin recipe for you! Like I said, pumpkin central.... This time though for a Pumpkin Protein Shake.


  • 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin puree
  • 2 scoops sweet cream protein powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Sprinkle of cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice
Add ingredients to a blender. Blend and enjoy!

Again, so yummy! It's a great snack, or meal replacement if that's your thing. I used the same can of pumpkin puree for both these recipes, and I still have some left. Yay for fall flavors!


I'm thinking about doing the AdvoCare cleanse with Holly and Mel. I've heard great things about it, but I am hesitating on pulling the trigger for some reason. It's not so much that I think I won't be able to stick to it, but cooking and preparing all of the food to keep me on track with eating clean. With that being said, I should be eating clean(er) anyway.

Thoughts on the AdvoCare cleanse? Yay or nay?


I started making my Halloween costume last night! I am super excited about it. I was inspired by this owl costume, but I am going to put my own spin on it and be a black bird. I got a bunch of different black and gray fabrics with different textures and weights, plus I am going to add some iridescent purple fabric and black feathers. If I can execute my vision, I think it's going to be really cool!

I am also going to be helping my sister make my niece and nephew's costumes. They are going as a princess and a dragon. Too cute!


And, of course not Five on Friday would be complete without a little #backthatazzup action!

Country Girl (Shake It For Me) by Luke Bryan on Grooveshark
Have a great weekend, lovelies!


  1. HI there...you are my link up neighbour, and I wanted to stop by and say hi:) I love your PS oatmeal. I may have to try it. Have a great wknd.

  2. I've been wondering about advocare too! I have a few friends that have done it and one sells it now, but I just can't seem to make myself pull the trigger!! First time visitor to your blog...have a great weekend!


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