July 10, 2014

The Friday Five: Oyster, Music, Sweetgreen, Watermelon Salad, and GIFs!

1. Reading: Thanks to my bloggy friend Heather, I discovered Oyster, a subscription-based reading app. For just $15 a month, Oyster gives you access to a collection of over 500,000 books. There are thousands of bestsellers and classics to choose from. You can also connect w/ friends and see what they’re currently reading and recommending. If you sign up using my link, we both get a $15 credit. 🙂 I love reading on my Ipad at night so I’ve been very happy with this service. In just a week, I read 3 books. The first that I recommend is Before I Fall by  Lauren Oliver.

DescriptionFor popular high school senior Samantha Kingston, February 12—”Cupid Day”—should be one big party, a day of valentines and roses and the privileges that come with being at the top of the social pyramid. And it is…until she dies in a terrible accident that night. However, she still wakes up the next morning. In fact, Sam lives the last day of her life seven times, until she realizes that by making even the slightest changes, she may hold more power than she ever imagined.

If you sign up for Oyster, add me as a friend!

2. Listening: New favorite: Stay High (Habits remix) by Tove Lo and Hippie Sabotage.

3. Eating: Third time’s a charm seemed to be true for Sweetgreen. After two visits that were just so so, I gave the chain another chance at their Chestnut Hill location. The July special was much better than the salads from my previous visits.sweetgreen boston july salad special

organic baby spinach + shredded kale with local roasted vegetables (zucchini, yellow squash, corn, radishes), roasted chicken, organic carrots, organic basil and toasted parmesan crisps; topped with pesto vinaigrette.
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4. Bookmarking: Snap Pea, Watermelon, and Edamame Salad with Sesame Vinaigrette from Joy The Baker. I can’t even imagine what this flavor combo would be like, but I can only hope it’s delicious.


5. GIFS! 

online shopping

when my grandmother told me i don’t have the patience for a pet

the second i walk into a restaurant

walking into a really fratty bar

when i want to go dancing but really don’t want to get off the couch

making new friends at the bar


have a great weekend!

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  • Karen @ Runner Girl Eats

    That app sounds like my dream app! Def checking that out asap.

  • Since I am off this summer, my reading has increased 100%. That app sounds amazing and just what I need. Also, that watermelon salad looks delish!

  • itzyskitchen

    hahahha- the will and grace and Ramona gifs are my fav. Happy weekend

  • Again I request an entire week of posts done only in GIFs! You have a gift, my friend.

  • Oyster is such a great idea! I’m checking that out today!

  • hahha love the couch dance 🙂 xo jillian – cornflake dreams

  • I always get the same salad at Sweetgreen (the one with avocado and tortilla chips hehe) but now I want to try this July special. Happy Friday!

  • Tiffany

    I was so surprised when you originally posted about Sweetgreen. I LOVE it. It’s funny that our July seasonal salad is so different than what you guys have up there (I’m in the DC area). Ours is “organic mesclun + organic baby spinach with local peaches, local goat
    cheese, toasted almonds and organic basil; topped with our housemade
    balsamic vinaigrette.” Holy YUM.

  • Sheanna Caban

    I think I need to sign up for Oyster! Thanks for passing that nugget of fabulous along! What a great thing for both Avory and I to share!

  • Nikki @ The Pink Growl

    That “where’s the food” Ramona gif is SO ME! I read Before I Fall not too long ago – I’m a big Lauren Oliver fan!

  • Alexis T

    Love Lauren Oliver! All of her books are so good. I’m a big teen lit fan, and her stuff really gets at that age and tackles some tough issues.

  • No lie. We were watching that new show on Starz about the big drug dealer in New York and it’s produced by 50 cent so naturally the theme song in the beginning is amazing. I pretty much had a moment where I completely forgot Mark was in the room and I started jamming out to myself on the couch…..and I looked over and he was just staring at me…..couch dancing is the best am I right?

  • Oooh your salad looks real good. I want that. I’m reading “Dark Places” right now and I’m digging it. I lovve reading. I should join Oyster.

  • That watermelon salad looks so refreshing!

  • OK..completely unrelated to this post but I saw these crazy leggings and just HAD to share!! I know you’d appreciate them 😉


    • woah!! so crazy bc i was just asking on fb for crazy yoga pants. i’m going to wanderlust again next month and need something fun!

  • Rach

    This is the second time I’ve heard about Oyster this week! I’m thinking that I really do need to check it out!

  • That Tove Lo song just recently made it on my workout playlist! I love it!

  • you always find the coolest songs! and I’m down for watermelon in anything this time of year. If you haven’t had a watermelon mojito yet, you are missing out!

  • Amy

    I miss you and your blog posts and your Friday GIFs. Hope you’re well and your absence is a good thing!

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