Five on a Friday 12.21.18

Happy Friday and Happy Christmas Eve-Eve-Eve-Eve! Yesterday was my Friday – I took off work today to get stuff done for the weekend/Christmas and to wait for my treadmill delivery! 


Yes, I’m getting a treadmill! I’ve been talking about getting one for years and since I’ve fallen out of running yet again this will help keep me going when its too cold out or too dark out. 

After doing research we picked the NordicTrack 2450. We didn’t want something super inexpensive that could break easily or have bad reviews but we didn’t want to spend an arm and a leg on something that has bells and whistles I didn’t need. 


Dave is planning on using it too and the treadmill allows you to have different profiles per person with saved settings, so that’ll be nice not to have to adjust everything after one of us uses it. Now I just need a new pair of sneakers and I’ll be good to go! 


Dave and I have a weekend getaway planned! We’re going up to a cabin and we are so excited for an overnight date night! It’s rare that we go out just the two of us and especially rare for an overnight alone that’s not at home! 

I can’t wait. I’m hoping the weather is decent, the cabin is cute and we just get to relax and enjoy ourselves. Yay! 


Each year at work we set up a baking week before Christmas – every person picks a day and brings a baked treat for everyone to share. This year my coworker brought in these Oreo Cookie Balls and OMG they were amazing. You know when you’re dunking an Oreo cookie and you hold it under the milk for a little too long and it’s super mushy but soooo delicious? That’s what they taste like!

I think I’m going to make them for Christmas but with this Peppermint twist.


I blogged in full Christmas mode this week, sharing what Apple our Elf on the Shelf gets herself into and also our most cherished Christmas ornaments.

More Elf on the Shelf Ideas | Perks of Being a JAP |
Christmas Tree | Perks of Being a JAP |


Since I’ve been away from blogging for awhile I have noticed that many of my fellow bloggers that I used to follow have stopped blogging as well. ๐Ÿ™ I need more blogs in my reader! Please – who are your favorite bloggers and blogs to follow?


Have a fantastic weekend!!!

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  1. Have so much fun on your weekend getaway. It looks beautiful. I sooo want a treadmill or bike for my house! Have a great weekend!

  2. Ugh, so many people have stopped blogging. It really bums me out!

    • Seriously! From the 20SB days, its a complete wipeout – and even from when I started blogging regularly again a year or so ago I feel like 3/4 of those people stopped too!

  3. Hope you had a great weekend getaway!

  4. Oh I am so jealous. I wish we had space for a treadmill… I’ll go to the gym.


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