Five Things Friday

Five Things Friday

This week mid-Michigan has been blooming and growing. So many beautiful flowers. There’s a squirrel that comes to the window everyday and eats the tree leaf buds, I’ve named him Buddy. The cats don’t seem concerned, but I like our daily guest.

Earlier in the week, before allergies knocked me out, I made a trip to Lansing to drop off the dog. My mother entertained me by going to Biggby Coffee, if you’re not from the Michigan area, just believe me when I say it’s better than Starbucks. Then we went to the pet store, 5 Below and Staples. Oh the office supply joy.


1. Washi Tape

washi tape

Oh, how I love decorating my mundane office supplies with washi tape. It makes everything POP and it instantly becomes more pleasing to the eye. I found an $8 roll of washi tape for 50 cents at Staples! Oh yeah, I love me a bargain!


2. Panda/Owl Tab Separator

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Another great find at Staples! At first I questioned myself “Isn’t this something a middle schooler would use?” But then again, who cares? It’s silly and cute and I love them!


3. Colored Pens

ink joy colored pens

This has been on my wish list for WAY too long! I caved in and got them when I spotted the ones I wanted at Target. You may have noticed, but I love using color with my to-do lists (please don’t ask how my spring cleaning is coming along). I love using the light blue and pink together, they’re such happy colors!


4. The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt


Okay, I have a love/hate relationship with this show. Amidst all the wacky, crazy, “what did I just hear?” crud, I can’t help but liking the character Kimmy. So much bad stuff has happened to her. She was kidnapped for 15 years! When she’s freed, she doesn’t know how to act as a grown-up. She wears light-up shoes, struggles with make-up, and she’s ALWAYS perky and positive! It’s like when you’re living on your own for the first time and you realize that you can have candy for dinner! Aw yeah!


5. Peppermint Oil

peppermint oil

Did I mention that my allergies have been kicking me all week? I’m living a hazy existence inside my head. Most OTC allergy medications don’t do much for me. So, I looked up essential oils that would help. I made a blend of lavender, lemon and peppermint oil. I put them in a roll-on perfume bottle with some vodka. Oh my goodness, the sinus relief! The trio of essential oils work as a great antihistamine to bring down inflammation. I also diffuse them in my air purifier. Added bonus: the apartment smells amazing!


It’s going to be a great weekend! How can it not be with the power of peppermint, season 2 of the Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, and some new office supplies to play with?


-Kristina Wise


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