Things I love Tuesday (on a Wednesday)

Ever plan to write and then the day just gets the best of you? That was my day yesterday, and so, TILT has, for one week only, become TILW. Which, of course, doesn’t have the same ring to it. I did still manage to get a Tunesday playlist made for you, so if you missed that, it’ll be a great way to kick off your hump day.


Ashley Shelly Budget Notebook. Finances are scary. Especially when you’re in your mid-twenties and sometimes living paycheck to paycheck. I found this budget notebook via a Mavenly podcast, and knew I had to order it for myself. This weekend, I sat down and got honest about my finances, and I feel SO much better knowing that I’ve got somewhere where everything is written down and laid out. Plus, it’s an adorable little notebook, so it makes it fun to manage my budget. And, as a bonus: If you’re loving the jewelry pictured with my budget notebook, you can get your own here.


Cleaning out my pantry/fridge/freezer. In line with getting a grip on my finances, I made the decision to be intentional about eating all of the food that I’ve purchased and just kind of stored in my pantry/freezer. It’s nice to feel like I’m not going to be throwing out massive amounts of food, plus I’m eating out less (saving money, hello), and making really weird but delicious combinations. Last night, I came up with this gem, and you need it in your life: MorningStar veggie burger on top of half of a whole wheat bagel topped with balsamic vinaigrette and blue cheese. You’re welcome.


The Lively Show. Especially this week’s episode. This week, Jess talks to Alexandra Franzen, who is writing a book called “Today is Not Over Yet.” It was exactly what I needed to hear yesterday, and is a nice reminder that, even at 6pm, we have the ability to make our day awesome. Listen and get inspired.


Kim Hoeltje Cookies. Oh my gosh. I love this woman for creating delicious bakeable high protein treats. No, it doesn’t taste like a fresh baked cookie, but it IS super delicious and it IS good for helping you meet your goals in a sugar-free, high protein way. This week, I made this recipe using Cellucor Cookies and Cream whey and added two tablespoons of cocoa powder and topped with chocolate chips.

What are some things you’re loving this week?

7 thoughts on “Things I love Tuesday (on a Wednesday)

  1. thejessalynn says:

    I love Jess Lively. I wish I got to met her in Chicago before she moved to Austin. I am going to check out the finance workbook. I just started a new job and have gone a little crazy with the money.


  2. Katherine says:

    One of my favorite things is “Spring Cleaning” (all year) so I totally understand cleaning your pantry. I get so disheveled if I look in my fridge and theres tupperware that I can’t date. I try to make enough food for dinner only, or dinner + lunch the next day. If it goes past that, I consider it wasted food. And a mess. So I get super uptight when Im cleaning my fridge out and try to go through everything at least once each week.


    • Jen says:

      I like that plan. I always feel like I’m throwing food away, and now that I’ve gotten more budget conscious, I’m realizing that that means I’m throwing money away. It’s tough when you’re cooking for one!

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