Top 10 Tuesday


I have decided to implement a top 10 tuesday into the Leftovers From Friday world. Basically, (though this idea could potentially evolve elsewhere, for this week let’s keep it simple) each Tuesday, I will post my top ten things, news of interest, places, people etc. that I am currently obsessed with. Sometimes, they will be themed. Sometimes, they will only be health-focused. Sometimes, like today, they will be random. AWESOME right? It’s a proven fact that people love reading lists. Actually, I don’t know that but I know I love lists so I’m going to make the assumption that other people do too. Hopefully the people reading this.

Sooooo, without further ado, the first TOP TEN TUESDAY list ever. Enjoy.


I want to make this and then devour it. (via: cookieandkate)

Can we talk honestly for a moment on how much I love smoothies? I am a smoothie queen. The smoothie master. And I don’t just mean making them. I drink those suckers like a champ too. No brain-freeze. Total pro. Anyway, recently.. I have been making a new kind everyday. Random fact: did you know you can put spinach in a smoothie and you don’t even taste it? It’s like getting your veggies in without you even knowing it! I know..sounds gross but don’t knock it till you try it. My latest favorite is peanut butter pumpkin:  1/4 cup pumpkin

1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla Almond milk

1.5 tablespoon PB2 ( powdered peanut butter. AMAZING stuff. just add milk)

splash vanilla extract

2 ice cubes

1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice

#9- Twitter account: MrsRupertPupkin 

Ok, go read her tweets. Seriously. First thoughts? I’m extremely uncomfortable by everything this woman says in 140 characters or less. HOWEVER, I still find myself laughing at her because half the time her thoughts on being single and having a cat are so strange and awkward you just have to smile. Awkward people are wonderful. This lady may not even be real but I don’t care. She brightens my day. Example: “A coworker just told me her foot fell asleep. Big deal, that happens to my WHOLE body EVERY NIGHT.”  or “A parrot just called me a loser. That parrot was my Dad :(“


#8- The Merc

The Merc is a natural food grocer in Lawrence, Kansas. Something about me: I LOVE grocery stores. I seriously can spend ridiculous amounts of time in them. But The Merc is especially awesome because they sell quality organic and local produce. You seriously can’t beat their peaches. Or any of their vegetables. I go there and just want to hug everyone who works there because you just get the feeling they love their jobs. Also, they are the only place in Lawrence (as far as I know) that you can buy big tubs of Fage Greek Yogurt (best kind). 2 points for the Merc. You guys rock!

#7- Alicia Keys

Watch her on GMA this morning? If not, observe. This woman is MY IDOL. She’s beautiful, talented and definitely in the top 5 people I would like to become if I was given the option. (See also: Reese Witherspoon, Kate Hudson, Rachel McAdams, and Zooey Deschanel) Once, I met her dad in Boulder and told him I loved him… it’s fine.

#6- Kevin.Murphy Hair Resort Beach Texturizer

Smells. like. heaven. I kid you not. My hairdresser used it on my hair to give it more wave, which is great, fine, but the reason I really bought it is THE SMELL. It smells like if coconut and vanilla had a child and that child was bottled in the bottle below. It makes my hair happy. And my nose. Buy it here.



Do you like to cook? Do you like pictures of awesome looking food that you can make? Foodgawker is a compilation of every food blogs top recipes of the day. It gets updated constantly but the pictures are drool worthy and beautiful. And if you see something you like, just click on the picture and you too can enjoy such a creation. Genius. Nom.

#4- aprons. 

SPECIFICALLY, Anthropologie aprons. I don’t want to go all Hannah Homemaker on you, but if you don’t think these are cute, then you probably are one of those people who hate puppies. And sunshine. And watch C-Span for fun. … Or a guy.


#3- THESE muffins

made them tonight. delicious. I love oatmeal and bananas separately. But together? Uh hello, make them now.  (thanks to Julie for this recipe)

#2-Justins Almond Butter  



And finally! My #1 Top Tuesday pick of the week??


This is pretty self-explanatory. I feel like I have a new boyfriend/best friend/child (sans needy features) etc. in my life. We’re connected at the hip. I can Facetime on it! The only person I really facetime is my Dad …so that’s not that exciting. But if I wanted to, I could talk face to face with.. well, anyone else who has an ipad 2/ iphone 4. But you know what they say (apple commercial, being they)– If you don’t have an Ipad… you don’t have an Ipad.

… suckers. 🙂

Well that’s about it for this Tuesday. Tomorrow is my favorite day of the week! And tomorrow.. I’ll tell you why!  I’m gonna spend the rest of tonight eating muffins and applying for jobs. And… probably spending an unhealthy amount of time on Facebook.

The end.


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