I’m back with this week’s installment of the things I’m currently listening to, loving, and obsessing over…
Currently bumping… this Bieber remix of Drake’s One Dance (skip ahead to 43:00 to hear the full track).
Obsessing over..actually learning about personal finance. I’m the least financial literate person there is, and have only learned the absolute minimum not to go broke. Last week, I was listening to the Lady Lovin’ podcast (hosted by Lauren Conrad’s real life BFFs, Lo Bosworth and Jilly Hendrix) when they had financial expert Nicole Lapin on as a guest to explain the importance of setting financial goals for yourself and to figure out what you really want in life to set yourself up for success. She had some really great tips — like creating sub-savings accounts to make small savings goals more attainable. I immediately bought her book and plan to read it ASAP so I can sound like less of a dunce when I try to to throw around terms like “PMI” or “dividend.”
Guilty pleasure… Starbucks’ latte with coconut milk, sprinkled with a little cinnamon. I love it because there’s no need to add any additional sweetener.
Currently coveting… the Garmin 735XT. File under “want, but definitely don’t need.” I love my Garmin Forerunner 10, but with more swimming and riding, I am ogling mutli-sport Garmin watches. Definitely on my wishlist (but see “long term savings goals in “Obsessing over….”, above).
Little things I’m loving…
This sweatshirt. Yes, I own it. #TLOP4EVER #NOMOREPARTIESINLA
Newport wedding weekend – My good friend Ryan from high school got married on Sunday in a gorgeous ceremony in Newport Beach. It was such a fun weekend with my old guy friends, and I’ve never seen Ryan look so happy. Going back to work today was not easy, though, that’s for sure.
Ezekiel french toast – (dip two slices of Ezekiel cinnamon raisin bread in a mixture of 1/4 cup egg whites, 1 tablespoon vanilla protein (I like Vega’s Protein & Greens or Perfect Fit from Tone it Up), and 1/2 tablespoon cinnamon. Cook in a pan sprayed with coconut oil for two minutes on each side and top with berries and organic maple syrup).
What is getting you through the week? Share your current favorite listen, watch, read, or guilty pleasure in the comments!