Friday Favorites: Finals Week Version

Yay, Friday Favorites is back. This week's is going to be another short and simple one since it was a pretty crazy week. It was my finals weeks so to speak even though next week is the official finals week at my school. However, my professors opted for the final project route and the last of them were due today, except one. It is such a relief(and slightly weird feeling) to be ending the last semester of undergrad, not counting summer internships. That being said, it was a stressful means to an end. Thankfully however, there were a few bright spots throughout the sleepless week.

1. Starbucks!

As always Starbucks comes to my rescue. Prior to NYC, I actually only went religiously to Starbucks during finals week, so true to nature, I basically lived there this week. I usually go daily, but not usually more than once a day. This week was the exception with me trying to get as much coffee and chai into my system as possible. This was due largely to getting about 3 hours of sleep per night.

2. This parody :)

Speaking of which, I came across this Frozen parody which pretty much explains my obsession with Starbucks and how it helps me get through finals week. It describes my week perfectly in fact. 

3.This song!

I've never really been into John Legend all that much, but this song just slays me to no end. It's been my favorite jam this week and really allowed me to release some stress. I confess to embarrassingly singing in the car whether I'm by myself or not LOL so this has been what I've been singing to a lot during my drives to and from school, which were usually the only breaks I got from working on projects. Plus how beautiful are the lyrics and John Legend's voice? The answer is breathtakingly so.

4. This video

So I actually came across this video today thanks to Valentine on 104.3 fm. In the mornings I usually listen to morning talk radio since I like to catch up in between the songs and I had just switched stations to Valentine in the Morning. He and his team were talking about this video and how it was making the girls on his team tear up. So I decided to search for it and after seeing it I can see why they ended up in tears. It is such a sweet video, especially with Mother's Day happening this weekend. It was also a great way to end this week, with something so sweet(didn't mean to rhyme).

I hope you enjoyed this week's Friday Favorites and be assured things will be going back to normal now. Thanks for your patience and feel free to share your Friday Favorites in the comments below.

Love,

Astrid

Friday Favorites: Yummy Obsession + Other Things

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Here's to another Friday Favorites! 
This week I'd like to feature a new yummy favorite of mine as well as other things that made me happy this week and made me feel understood LOL. It's been a quiet Spring Break week, but I'm glad I got to slow down a bit since school is kinda crazy. 


1. Frozen Mangos!
If you follow me on Instagram you may have seen me post about this. I had gotten frozen mangos about a week ago at TJ specifically for smoothies, but one morning this week I realized I didn't have fruit to have with my Greek Yogurt until I remembered I'd boughten the bag of frozen mangos so I went for it. I've also been watching Meghan Rosette's videos on YouTube and got the idea from her to try out frozen mangos! I'm so glad I listened to her and tried them out. I'm now obsessed!

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2. This Image ^
When I saw this on Tumblr, I couldn't help but laugh because it's so true. I've always felt Spring Semesters are tougher than Fall. This is especially true since I will be graduating soon and there's still so many things to take care of. It may also be that by Spring, I feel burned out and Spring Break comes as a huge relief. But thankfully summer is just around the corner, and it will be my last Spring Semester for some time. It will soon be off to the "Real World". Yikes LOL.

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3. This article from Her Campus
Talking about graduation, in one of the emails from Her Campus this week they had this article(?) on the 17 Things College Seniors are Tired on Hearing. And it was all so true LOL. Look we have enough pressure and stuff going on as it is, we don't need to hear these things. But obviously it's much funnier with the memes the article had :) By the way, if you want to join Her Campus' Blogger Network, you can do so by clicking here.

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4. Map of Popular Starbucks Drinks
If you follow me on Twitter or Instagram, then you know I'm obsessed with Starbucks, like majorly. So when I saw this article from Business Insider, I had to see for myself what drinks are ranked as most popular by State. I'm not surprised that Frappuccino's are the most popular drink in Los Angeles. It is pretty hot here year round so that may explain it. Personally I get other iced drinks, but Mocha Fraps use to be my go-to drink when I first started drinking Starbucks. 

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5. This Quote^
Last but not least, there's this quote. It's just so beautiful and motivational, I can't get over it. And it's so true too. You dream in your sleep or while laying in bed to escape your life, to forget a bad day or the bad parts of your day, but dreaming in the day is different. You get ideas and you get excited and day dream about these ideas because it's taking you to a happy place, a place of possibility. Also in the day if you dream about something, you are most likely to write it down or talk about making it real, but often you forget about the things you dream of at night. 

So there you go, another week of Favorite in the books. What were your Friday Favorites this week? And what are your thoughts on mine? Let me know in the comments below :)

Love,
Astrid