Finally Friday.

Finally Friday!

It’s Friday. Hallelujah.

If last week was the week of the corn chip… this week is the week of resisting the corn chip. I only caved once, yesterday, after a particularly grouchy conversation with someone I work with. Also, I resisted the delicious smelling pizza lunch for a soggy salad from home. I wanted the chip so I ate the chip, mmmmk?

Anyways, enough about my corn chip obsession. I’m pretty sure that today is Saturday, though I’m assured that it is, in fact, Friday – I’ve been off an entire day all week. To help pep myself up this morning, I had a little self talk about my upcoming trip to Hawaii… if anything can get me through a Saturday Friday workday, it is that. This weekend is a busy one as we’re putting in our hardwood floors (finally!) on top of having family photos taken and a kick-off lunch with our marriage class from church. Christian and I also spotted a cabinet at a garage sale this morning that, with a little paint, will look great in our laundry room — score of the day at $5. I love garage sales.

Also, I wanted to report back on the Zucchini crust pizza from last week’s Friday post. I followed the directions, but left out the cheese (subbing in an egg). While it wasn’t the best pizza I’ve ever had it was pretty good for cheese-less, vegetable crust pizza. Christian (who had cheese on his) said that it was better than it looked after giving me the side-eye as I pulled it out of the oven.  If you try it, you’ll have to let me know what you think!

Here are my finds from around the interwebs this week:

I’m friends with Katie on Facebook and over the past few months she has posted conversations that she has with her Dad (all via phone). They’re hilarious in and of themselves, but they, also, semi-remind me of all the quirky things my Dad says/does which makes them even better. The best part? Now she has a Tumblr – Coffee With Dad and you too can get in on the hilarity.

I love my friends so much that sometimes it hurts. All the inside jokes, ridiculous memories and bad decisions we made together blur into one supportive, fabulous pile of greatness. These spot-on rules of girl code are amazing and I totally agree with #’s 4, 12 and 14.

Ever since I saw the article on how much it cost for Princess Kate to have the royal baby in comparison to birth costs here in the U.S., I’ve been consuming a lot of information on what we’re doing wrong. This video on US healthcare costs sums it up better than I ever could. Watch it – he’s smart, attractive and entertaining to follow.

Do you ever find yourself just sitting there wondering when life’s crap storm is going to hit? Or, do you ever have those moments when things are going well (almost too well — as if there is such a thing) and you’re just waiting for something to come dampen your joy? That’s what we call the crack of doom, and you should probably stop worrying about it.

Fried rice is one of my favorite things about Chinese food — I’m sort of a sucker for most fried things (no shame!) and fried rice is no different. However, this recipe for kale fried rice is packed with Kale and a little bit healthier than the other version I was eyeing (it had bacon grease as a main ingredient)… this one might just end up on the meal plan for next week!

Sometimes I wish that I could get a well thought out personal finance plan for free. Someone to tell me what to do, how to do it and when to do it. Ya know? Well, ask and thou shall receive… because here’s all the personal finance advice you’ll ever need.

I saved this one for last, not because it’s the least important (it’s the most), but because its content is hard to see. The purpose behind Project Unbreakable is to build awareness around sexual assault and allow the victims of such horrific acts a place to begin their healing. Each photo shows an assault survivor with a sign quoting the chilling words/threats/lies their attackers told them — if only there was a way to erase such horrible things and give each of them a hug. We all need to be the light in this world, for we never know what others are facing.

Hope you have a great weekend.

Published by Megan

I'm a marketer, cook, avid bug hater, cupcake lover, hiker, klutz, and married lady living in the great state of Colorado... My name is Megan Stecker and I'm a Colorado native. That's right, born and raised. I currently live in Denver and work in Marketing. I love what I do and watching it impact my client's business. I love to cook and bake. A good glass of wine can cure what's ailing you as long as you drink it in good company. I love the outdoors. Hiking, camping, exploring... I'm in. I have two dogs, Ollie and Duke, and I treat them like a children. My husband, friends and family mean everything to me. I also, inadvertently, find myself in the midst of disaster on a regular basis.

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