Five Things Friday 10.31.2014

Happy Halloween!!

Mom sent me a Halloween card and I just have to share the little comic she put on the back :)

Halloween Card

Made me giggle…I think that’s everyone’s worst fear!!

Tonight, Brian and I are going to a Halloween party as Marry Poppins and Bert.  Our costumes look pretty legit just laying out, so I’m hoping they look just as good when we put them on!

Mary Poppins Halloween

What are your Halloween plans?  Passing out candy?  Eating candy?  Going to a party?  Hopefully something fun :)

Alright! Let’s have a little Five Things Friday!

five things friday

Five Things I Ate:

  • Hot tea.  So, technically this is something I drank, but I’m counting it as something I “ate” because these teas taste so. darn. good!!

The Trader Joe’s Harvest Blend Herbal Tea has a touch of cinnamon, apple and lots of other fall flavors that just make me say Mmmmm…the entire time I drink it.

Trader Joe's Fall Tea


This Numi Rooibos Tea is also fantastic!  It has a vanilla-y, warm flavor that almost tastes sweet and feels so smooth in my mouth.  I love that it’s caffeine-free because it has been making an appearance after dinner in the Rochford household.

Rooibos Tea

  • I whipped up a super simple curry for dinner on Monday night that I served with quinoa.  So yummy and easy!


  • Baked salmon with Gina (the Fitnessista’s) Kale Salad.  You gotta try it!

Kale Salad and Salmon

  • Grapes.  I saw them at the grocery store last weekend and thought they would make an easy mid-morning snack.  I totally forgot how delicious grapes were.  They are soooo sweet.  Kind of like nature’s candy!

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  • I tested out a breakfast casserole that I plan on making during Thanksgiving week while Brian’s family is staying with us.  It was a hit and Brian and I have been enjoying it all week!  (Eggs, coconut milk, kale, spinach, sweet potatoes)

breakfast casserole

Five Workouts:

  • Tabata Cycle
  • Boot Camp
  • Yoga
  • Weight Lifting (I LOVE getting back in the weight room)

Five Things Making Me Happy:

  • Fun Socks!  Brian’s family got me some socks with little teeth on them :) So cute!

Teeth Socks

  • Essential Oils!  Jesseny from The Empowered Momma sent me some essential oils to test out a few weeks ago and I have been loving them.

The Deep Blue Rub has been great for rubbing on sore post-workout muscles, and we love putting the lemon essential oil in our cleaning products to give them a lemony fresh scent!  Brian and I use all-natural unscented cleaning products, so adding the essential oils is a nice change :)

Thanks for the samples Jesseny!

doTERRA essential oils

  • Speaking of oils…this Taspen’s Organics No More Aches Oil has been a lifesaver when it comes to headaches.  I really hate loading up on pain killers, but when I feel a headache creeping in sometimes there really is NOTHING that will make the pain go away…until I found this oil! I found it at the Pearl Street Farmer’s Market about a month ago (it’s from a local Colorado company!).  When I first made the purchase I was a little skeptical, but I am so glad I decided to give the oil a try.

As soon as I feel a headache coming on, I dab a little around the base of my neck and on my temples and drink a huge glass of water.  Literally within about 30 minutes the headache is GONE.  Seriously amazing. Another great thing?  This little roller is the PERFECT size to slide in my purse so I have it on hand at all times just in case!

headache oil

  • New Friends.  Brian and I have had so much fun meeting and hanging out with new friends out here in Denver :)  I love it!

tara and marisa

Erin and Tara

Hiking Mt. Bierstadt

  • I saw this quote from Jodi of Legal Nomads in my Self Magazine last night and I loved it! Such a simple (but I’m sure effective!) goal to help keep yourself on point.

Goals - Inspiration

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I hope you all have a fantastic Halloween and first weekend of November!! :)

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  • Share something awesome about your week or weekend! 

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