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December 19, 2014

Friday Favorites #68: Week of 12/19

Good morning! Sorry I didn’t have this up at the crack of dawn for the early bird link-up friends. Scott and I have been enjoying our date night on Thursdays over the past few weeks, which makes getting up earlier to write Friday Favorites a little bit harder.

I’ll be sure to share all about our trip to Detroit after the weekend. For now, there are some favorites to get to!

What have you been loving this week? Every Friday, I share products, articles, funnies, and favorites that made me smile and invite you to do the same by using the comments section and link up tool below!

Friday Favorites #68: Week of 12/19

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 • wrapped presents under the tree

One thing that I miss around the holidays (besides being around friends and family from home) is having presents displayed under our Christmas tree.

wrapped christmas gift

The majority of our presents for loved ones are now sent through the mail, so a part of me misses having the collection of wrapped goodies around to admire until Christmas Eve or Day. Is that weird?

Oh well. I still get joy out of wrapping and sending them (with flatter bows).

• UA See Me Go Running Gloves

In need of a slim, yet warm glove for running the (chilly!) Turkey Trot last month, I found this pair of Under Armour texting running gloves at a nearby sports goods store the day before. I love them.

under armour see me go running gloves

They have an inner coating to help absorb body heat, but are still my lightest pair of warm texting running gloves yet.

How to Run Hills via Run Eat Repeat

Great reminders!

• Panera You Pick Two

Are there any other Panera Bread fanatics out there? I know, I mention the cafe a lot. I swear, they’re not paying me to! I probably frequent a location around once a week and rarely get anything but the You Pick Two option.

panera you pick two

Even split into half portions, they offer plenty of the menu item, and I love the variety. Last time, I ordered the Fuji Apple Chicken salad (my fav) with the garden vegetable soup. So yummy!

• digital coin counting money jar

Scott brought this digital coin counting money jar from The Sharper Image home a couple weeks ago.

sharper image digital coin counting money jar

I already had a spot to store loose change in the house, but I have to admit that it’s been nice knowing exactly how much our change adds up to.

digital coin counting jar

I’m not sure where he got it from since I can’t find it on The Sharper Image’s website (maybe it’s an older product?), but you can find them on Amazon for just under $25.

• dark nail polish

I don’t always wear nail polish (I’m trying to get back into doing my own nails again, and often)… but when I do, it’s been dark lately.

OPI dark nail poilsh

O.P.I. Play ‘Til MidnightO.P.I. Yoga-Ta Get This Blue

O.P.I. and Essie have been my go-to polish brands for years. Their punny names and shades are the best!

Meghan Trainor’s performance on The Voice. Adorable. (Love her!)

• pumpkin spice hummus

Umm… have any of you tried this Cedar’s Pumpkin Spice hommus?

That’s right, I said pumpkin spice.

cedar's pumpkin spice hummus

At first, I wasn’t sure I would like it. Obviously, I have a special appreciation for anything pumpkin, but I picked this tub up from my local grocery store (Meijer?) out of pure curiosity last week.

You guys. It was gone in two days. It’s ridiculously good! I need more.

• favorite HWG posts

(Including more than normal to share all of the holiday themed fun!)

>> Holiday Jump & Jack Circuit Workout

holiday jump and jack cardio and circuit workout

>> Holiday Gift Guide: Stocking Stuffers

holiday gift guide stocking stuffers

>> At-Home Cardio HIIT Workout

At-Home Cardio HIIT Workout

>> Holiday Workout & Party Playlist

awesome holiday workout and party music

• Friday funnies

(For my fellow freezing friends out there…)

winter funny article


winter funny



• hands-free jogging leash & giveaway

Surprise… today’s favorites post is closing with a giveaway!

About a month ago, I received this Hands Free Hipster Jogging Leash.

hands free hipster jogging leash

I explained to my contact that Roadie is not exactly what you would call a “tame” jogger, but I thought that a lot of you could benefit from the product, so I agreed to feature it and test it out by walking him with it.

Thanks to his frequent darting and stopping skills, I don’t trust him enough to actually go running with him hands-free (yet). We did, however, enjoy a couple of hands-free walks this week.

hands free leash with roadie

(Like my personal training/ninja outfit?)

It was comfortable and adjustable enough to fit most waistlines. I also appreciated the pouch on the back to store personal items like a phone, keys, or even disposable doggie bags.

dog fence diy hands free jogging leash

I liked that the leash felt strong (I was worried about that), and put the just-in-case handle to good use when he saw something that peaked his interest.

walking roadie hands free leash

Like I mentioned above, I don’t exactly trust Roadie enough to take him for a hands-free run quite yet, but maybe one day we will get there. Every time I go running with him, I see very well behaved dogs on a leash and think this giveaway would be perfect for them. Would any of you like to give this hands-free jogging leash a try?

To Enter:

Simply leave a comment on this post telling me what kind of dog you have (or what kind of dog your friend or family member has if you want to gift it to them!) and enter at least one additional entry into Rafflecopter.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

(Feel free to share their name and something fun about them too!)

You have until Midnight E.S.T., Tuesday, December 23rd to enter the giveaway. The winner will be selected and announced Wednesday morning.

And speaking of giveaways, don’t forget to enter to win a $100 Visa Gift Card with Listerine if you haven’t already.

Good Luck!

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Have a great weekend!

Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post. The Friday Favorites series features items I genuinely want to share with you. Although the hands free jogging leash was gifted to me, I was not compensated for a review. As always, all opinions remain my own. Also, please know that affiliate links may be included. Thank you for your support! <3

December 16, 2014

Stay Healthy with Listerine® + $100 Visa Gift Card Giveaway

After baskets of candy that result from Halloween, followed by the delicious pumpkin pie and sugary desserts that come along with Thanksgiving, keeping your mouth healthy is extremely important this time of year.

With the holidays quickly approaching, the last thing you want to be self-conscious about under the mistletoe or at the turn of a new year is bad breath! LISTERINE® mouthwash wants you to be prepared for anything with the best party accessory there is – a clean and healthy mouth.

Listering Antiseptic morning routine

Not-so-fun fact: Brushing alone actually misses 75 percent of your mouth! I don’t know about you, but I’m not feeling too confident with those odds.

I have been using LISTERINE® Antiseptic Mouthwash at least once a day for years, and I can tell an immediate difference in the overall feel in my mouth if I skip a day or two. Want to know my secret for bright teeth and a clean track record at the Dentist? LISTERINE® Mouthwash.

Cover the majority of what your toothbrush and floss are missing in under a minute of swishing a day with LISTERINE® Antiseptic Mouthwash.

using listerine antiseptic mouthwash

Simply 30 seconds of swishing with 4 teaspoons of the liquid each morning and night can help you reach nearly 100 percent of your mouth and kill the germs that cause plaque, gingivitis and bad breath. LISTERINE® Antiseptic has been shown to reduce 52 percent more plaque and 21 percent more gingivitis than brushing and flossing alone!

Listerine Ultraclean Antiseptic mouthwash

Considering the majority of adult Americans will develop gingivitis at some point in their lives (and maybe not even know it), oral health is a concern we should draw a little more attention to!

“The Essentials” work together to pack the powerful punch to kill those hard to reach germs, and are found in the four essential oils that originally came from plant sources that have protected your mouth for over a century.

• Eucalyptol

Derived from trees usually found in Australia, this essential oil acts as both an antibacterial and anti-fungal agent.

• Menthol

Identical to the menthol found in natural corn mint, this essential oil is known for its germ killing properties.

• Thymol

Identical to the thymol in natural thyme and ajowan herb, research continues to demonstrate this essential oil’s effectiveness against bacteria.

• Methyl Salicylate

Identical to the methyl salicylate in natural wintergreen, this essential oil is also found in chewing gum due to its fresh flavoring properties.

No other branded mouthwash has this unique, fixed combination formula that kills millions of germs on contact, all the while helping keep your mouth healthy and holiday party ready all year long!

Listering Antiseptic mouthwash routine

For more information on LISTERINE® mouthwash, its unique essential oil-based formula, and how you can improve your oral health, visit www.listerine.com/products-essential-oils.

$100 VISA Gift Card Giveaway

Want even more motivation to stay on track over the holidays? How about the chance to win $100 VISA Gift Card?

To enter for a chance to win, simply leave a comment on this post naming the four essential oils found in LISTERINE® mouthwash.

Good luck!

Sweepstakes Rules:

No duplicate comments.

You may receive (2) total entries by selecting from the following entry methods:

  1. Leave a comment in response to the sweepstakes prompt on this post
  2. Tweet (public message) about this promotion; including exactly the following unique term in your tweet message: “#Listerine” and “#SweepstakesEntry”; and leave the URL to that tweet in a comment on this post
  3. Blog about this promotion, including a disclosure that you are receiving a sweepstakes entry in exchange for writing the blog post, and leave the URL to that post in a comment on this post
  4. For those with no Twitter or blog, read the official rules to learn about an alternate form of entry.

This giveaway is open to US Residents age 18 or older. Winners will be selected via random draw, and will be notified by e-mail. The notification e-mail will come directly from BlogHer via the sweeps@blogher.com e-mail address. You will have 72 hours to respond; otherwise a new winner will be selected.

The Official Rules are available here.

This sweepstakes runs from 12/16/14 – 1/15/15.

Be sure to visit the LISTERINE® brand page on BlogHer.com where you can read other bloggers’ posts!


*Disclosure: Although this post is sponsored by the LISTERINE® brand, all thoughts and opinions remain my own!

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