August 24, 2013
What I’ve Been Loving Lately
It’s the weekend! I have been looking forward to a day of virtually “no plans” for quite a while.
I am currently enjoying the day listening to music and catching up on some things I’ve been meaning to do for weeks… like cleaning out my closet. Jealous?
I was going to go for a run outside earlier, but since the Michigan weather is confused and feels like (hot + sticky) Florida outside, I’m pushing it to later.
I think the best way to describe my current mood is chill. Mrs. Mellow. I noticed there are a lot of Friday Favorites posts going around lately, and I guess it has inspired me to create a list of my own. So… here are some of the things that I have been loving lately!
As exhausting as it can be (both physically and mentally), it feels great to get back to a normal dance schedule again. I wake up sore, spend a lot of my free time going over routines, and am practically locked down to hanging around the area for the remainder of the season, but it’s so worth it.
Feels great to be challenged again!
Along with dancing regularly comes the urge to spend my nights in as lame of a way as possible. Sometimes I get home after 10 p.m., and want to do nothing but relax on my nights off. It happens.
James Morrison on Pandora
It’s no secret that I LOVE my music, and things like Pandora and Spotify make me oh so happy. I am a lover of all kinds of music. Literally. Lately James Morrison and the songs on his station have been my outlet.
GAH! I could faceplant into a big bowl of fresh fruit every day.
Sometimes I do. Can’t get enough of it!
Sunless Tanning Spray
I have shared this product on the blog before, but feel the need to reiterate my obsession. It is part of my job as a dancer to keep up a decent tan, and since I am not one to condone tanning booths, I turn to spray tanning as much as possible. While I prefer to get professionally airbrushed, these instant sunless spray cans are the closest thing I have found to that, at a fraction of the price. Gotta love Amazon!
Plank Holds and Exercises
Varieties of plank holds and exercises have become the best part of Pilates class lately. Maybe this is a sign I need to get back into yoga? Check out some of my favorite plank moves here.
This is pretty much a “duh” if you were paying attention to my fresh fruit comments above.
Give me smoothies all day, every day this summer.
Running outside and I have formed a serious bond lately. Since moving up north, I have enjoyed a lot of runs around the neighborhood and they just seem to keep getting prettier as the seasons continue to change.
I am really looking forward to fall and seeing the leaves change this year. Long fall runs are the best!
Getting Pinterest-y Again
Although I have been on Pinterest for a while, I have not been incredibly active on it. I’m starting to get the itch again. Watch out, world! (And wallet).
I haven’t always been a fan of wedges. In fact, there was a period where I thought they were silly. These days, they are all I want to wear on nights out.
A cute pair with a little bit of flair can dress any outfit up. I have even been mixing them with shorts! Love, love, love them. And I clearly have some updating on the Fashion page to do.
All in due time, friends!
Well… I’m off to get ready, enjoy the afternoon outside, and possibly fit in a trip to the Farmer’s Market before they close. Happy Weekend!
Question of the Day
• What are some of the things you have been loving lately?