Top Five Friday Favorites

It’s time for another Top Five Friday Favorites! I have lots of things making me smile this week, but below you will find a few highlights.

There was also a new podcast up today!

Aiden, Otis and I are in Nebraska at grandma’s house until Saturday morning and then that afternoon we have a birth class reunion – 1st birthday celebration in Denver.  I also get to see my sister and Dave overnight on Sunday night.  Spring is also on the horizon and needless to say, I’m excited for this weekend!

Blackberry Chia Seed Jam

My mom showed me this recipe and said it was right up my alley.  I totally agree.  I love jam, chia seeds, blackberries and in this recipe, there is no need for canning.  Did you know that chia seeds are a great super food with protein, omega fatty acids, carbs, antioxidants and calcium? Woop woop.

 

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Mason Jar Herb Garden

I think this herb garden is adorable!  I love the rustic look with the distressed wood and chic mason jars.  Maybe my black thumb will turn green this summer when David and I plant our herb garden.  Wishful thinking?

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Freshly Picked Baby Moccasins

These were featured on Shark Tank and I’ve seen them tons of places since.  I think they are the cutest baby shoes I’ve ever seen and I’ve heard that they stay on baby feet wonderfully.  However, I really cannot justify spending $60 for a pair of these babies.

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Jillian Michaels

I have loved Jillian Michaels for the past 10 years – I’ve listened to her podcast, watched Biggest Loser and now attended her new Maximize Your Life Tour.  I really appreciate her brutal honesty because she does it out of a good place in her heart.  I think she genuinely cares about people and wants them to reach their potential, so she pushes them to uncomfortable places to dig deep.  I admire her.

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Peek Baby Shirts

These shirts are the softest shirts ever.  I wish they made them in my size because I would own lots of them!  My sister bought Aiden three of them for last summer and now she bought him two more this year and I can’t wait to put them on him again!  They are also really cute, but slightly pricey for baby clothes.

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 And that’s a wrap.

Questions:
What do you think of Jillian Michaels?  

Would you spend $60 on baby shoes?

Do you have a green thumb or black thumb like me?

6 Responses to Top Five Friday Favorites

  1. Traci says:

    I admire Jillian Michaels too, but I wish she didn’t have all those ads for weight loss pills, etc. Other than that, I’m totally inspired by her.

    • Ali Damron says:

      I wish she didn’t endorse those either. She says that they don’t contain anything artificial… they are caffeine and b vitamins to get a better workout in, but I am with you still!

  2. I’ve seen the mason jar garden before and it is such a cute idea!!

  3. Courtney says:

    That jam looks spectacular. I have some regular ol’ blackberry jam right now – I’d never tried it before, but I’m sold.
    If you like freshly picked on FB they do giveaways really often, you could be lucky and not have to spend a dime! Aria had a pair of the moccs though and three other cheaper pairs…the only she would wear were those moccs, the rest she would take off, and one pair wouldn’t keep her toes in place. Totally worth the 60…but ya know, still a lot of money. Esp on fast growing baby feet. Check out pediped. We just got a pair for Aria and so far they are great. And not 60.

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