Five On Friday

We did it! It’s here! A LONG FREAKING WEEKEND – Yeah baby!

Let’s get right down to the nitty gritty so I can get myself a mai tai and head on out of here for the weekend…

Weekend

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1. Earlier this week, I stumbled upon this article from PEOPLE Magazine. The gist of the piece is that a woman is practicing yoga while “free bleeding” to dismantle any period shaming, claiming that bleeding monthly is natural and women shouldn’t feel ashamed. Look, I get it. We all have periods and it’s all fucking terrible. But for the love – pooping is natural too and I’ll be damned if you’re going to see me pooping my pants to prove a point. I mean, come on! Honestly, all I could think about was the amount of OxiClean and bleach she was going to have to use to get that free flow out of those white pants…

But truly – my bigger concern here is being hygienic. Just like I dispose of other bodily waste in a proper receptacle, I do the same utilizing tampons and other feminine hygiene products. This just grossed me out beyond words.Β Am I alone in this? What are your thoughts?

2. I realized that from March until the end of the year, we have a trip planned every single month until October – HOLY CRAP! I did a little happy dance, because aside from food, traveling is my love language. I love exploring new places, seeing new sites and, of course, sampling local cuisine and indulging in fun cocktails! We are kicking off our travels with a little bit of island hopping to Maui in March for a fun partnership I am working on. Stay tuned over on Instagram for all the details coming soon πŸ™‚

Maui - Starwood

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3. I saw this photo the other day on Facebook and couldn’t help but laugh πŸ˜‰

4. I went through my bathing suit drawer earlier this week and realized that attention MUST BE PAID. I used to buy a lot of my swimwear from Victoria’s Secret, but that ship has sailed. So tell me – where do you buy your bathing suits?! Bikinis, active swimwear, one pieces…tell me, I’m all ears!

5. I love going through my Instagram stories, because I always feel like I get to know people on a more intimate level. Anyone else feeling that way? In any case, one of my favorite stories to watch is from Brit+Co Newsies At Noon – I always feel like it’s my daily dose of “what’s happening”. Anyway, recently they posted about 16 Healthy Ways To Eat Quinoa For Breakfast and I think I had to wipe the drool from my phone. How good does this Gluten Free Oat and Quinoa Waffles look?

Gluten-Free Oat and Quinoa Waffles

Guess you know what I’m making for breakfast this weekend. Don’t worry – it won’t look nearly that pretty in my kitchen πŸ˜‰

6. Anddd just one more thing! I keep forgetting to share all about the Galentine’s Day party I went to last weekend with some of my favorite ladies! There was amazing food, lots of laughter and even fun games. Typically I’m not a huge fan of games, BUT! These were fun and any excuse for a get together, right? Right!

Red Jumpsuit, c/o SheIn

Happy long weekend – Here’s to sleeping in and starting Saturday with champagne!

P.S. – don’t forget to enter my giveaway for Duluth Trading Co. HERE – 3 $100 gift cards, people!!

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  • The period thing, gross. The car thing, funny. And yay for some traveling….not to Legoland! πŸ˜‰

    • Kait

      Lol! Sadly, it’s not to the dream location we discussed, but I’m still so excited because..VACATION! My days of Legoland are imminent, don’t you fret.

  • Jen

    That People magazine article was just too much. I’m with you and think it’s gross and completely unsanitary.

  • As far as #1, I did see that article as well. I think the point was not encouraging free bleeding AT all (she even mentions that this is a sad reality for many women in the world) but to end the stigma of TALKING about periods.

  • Please share where you find amazing swimsuits! I cleaned out my drawer this winter, and I have nothing left. Actually NOTHING. Summer is approaching quickly and swimming in the nude is frowned upon at most pools……..

    • Kait

      I absolutely will! so far – it’s still a mystery! πŸ™

  • Courtney

    I felt like the blogger’s sponsored tampon post did the exact opposite of what it was supposed to do – it didn’t make me want to purchase the product, that’s for sure!

    • Kait

      I feel the same way! In fact, I have never felt shamed, per se, to talk about my period. In fact, I’m more of an over-sharer!

  • What a great Galentine’s party!! Looks like you ladies had so much fun. I am loving Instagram stories more and more, I haven’t used it a lot myself (my brain is still programmed to click on snapchat haha), but I love watching other peoples’. Hope you have a great weekend!

    Meg, Borrowed Heaven

  • Oh my word… I can’t believe that magazine article! And I can’t believe you get to travel so much, how awesome! It sounds like we have the same love languages. Food and traveling. πŸ™‚ I would recommend Athleta for swimsuits. Good luck!

  • I’ve decided, hands down, that these are my FAVORITE posts that you do! You keep it so real and make me laugh. #1 – I can’t. Very good analogy with the pooping thing. GROSS. People are so dumb! Also… we need to have a conversation about that jumpsuit! Can you do a fashion post all about it, because it’s looks like you rock it!!

  • That picture of the sea turtle is exactly what I remember from my Hawaii experience… so you basically just made me SO happy!! Also… about the whole trip until October? I’m pretty sure if I broke down my schedule… I’d be in the same place right now with the exception of August. CRAZY!