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September 27, 2013
It’s Friday! Fall is here, and I am ready to get the weekend started to get out and enjoy it. You too? We’re almost there friends!
Sometimes my weeks tend to go by faster when I keep a mental note of things I want to share with you at the end of it. This is super convenient now that I’ve created a platform for me to do so each and every week. I hope you are enjoying reading these Friday Favorites posts as much as I enjoy putting them together!
Friday Favorites #4: Week of 9/27
• Monogrammed Chevron iPhone Case
I feel like I am always looking for a new phone cover. I am usually drawn to chevron patterns and when I found the Simply Monogram Shop on Etsy I fell in love. (Note, this specific shop only makes cases for the iPhone 4/4S, 5 and Sprint Galaxy S3).
There are so many different colors, patterns and varieties, and the majority of them cost $16.99, which isn’t too bad for a personalized item.
After going back and forth on several, I finally decided on this light blue coral design with rubber sides. I often take my case off to put my phone in an arm strap when I go for long runs, so knew the soft sides would be easier to handle. I have been using this case for about a month and absolutely adore it!
• Sweet Potato Chips
I whipped up a batch of these bad boys the other day and can’t keep my hands off them.
I can’t take any type of credit for them because they’re from the grocery store.
I have mentioned this on the blog before, but Simple Truth is Kroger’s organic line. While picking up a few essentials this week, I saw these Natural Sweet Potato Chips for the first time and had to get them.
A total of seventeen chips equals one serving for only 160 calories! Match that with the fact that they are made from real sweet potatoes, and they’ve sold me.
• Hot Vinyasa Yoga
I shared my desire to get back into yoga again a few weeks ago. I think it’s safe to say I am finally there. Over the past week I have taken three classes, all of which have been the Hot Vinyasa Flow practice.
There may be a point in the class where I think it’s a bit annoying (those dang pushup hovers), but 95% of the time I am loving it! After each class, I leave feeling a sense of inner peace and calmness.
Plus, I have noticed a significant decrease in my lower back pain. I have a feeling I will be going to this class on a regular basis.
• #Hasthtag (and other shenanigans) with Jimmy Fallon + JT
I stumbled upon this video the other day, watched it, and immediately posted it on my personal Facebook page. Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake (swoon) have to be the best comedic duo ever.
It all started with the History of Rap segments on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. (Am I right here? That’s the first time I noticed them together). Since then, they have performed tons of other musical treats and skits on his show.
This one, however, was new to me and I literally can’t stop watching it.
It’s SO great!
And, for the record, I am a hashtagging fool. I don’t really “say” hashtag whatever, but I certainly use them on an every day basis. #oops #sorryimnotsorry #sexyghostforthewin
Right after I posted that video, a friend of mine brought my attention towards this article/video.
Apparently, my favorite combo created a series of NFL end zone dances and challenged all players to do one during a game. If they did, Fallon promised to counter any fines ($10K) with a donation to their charity of choice. Well, well what do ya know… Detroit Lions (woot woot!) Rookie Joseph Fauria came through. I’m so proud!
P.S. I’ve never seen the “Worm On A Leash” before. That’s a move I’ve got down and may or may not be pulling it out when the time seems appropriate.
• Feeling Okay About Eating Chocolate
Just like many of you, I hold a special place in my heart for chocolate and I have never been able to cut it out of my diet. Good news… you don’t have to!
I have known about the “it’s okay to eat chocolate, as long as it’s dark” rule for a while, but I enjoyed Brad’s post (and watching his video – kinda funny!) about why. Lots of helpful tips there!
• Roadie Snuggles
This guy. He kills me.
If there is even an ounce of space left on the couch, he will find a way to crawl up to it and lay… on whoever. Scott and I often joke that Roadie must think he is a cat for some of the poses he gets himself into. I mean, half the time his lower half is even hanging off of the couch.
Sometimes I wonder if he really thinks he is a cat, or even a small dog for that matter. Judging from his behavior (snuggling and jumping everywhere including the very top part of the couch), I would guess the answer to this question is yes. Gotta love ‘em!
Have a great Friday, everyone!
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September 17, 2013
I started putting together a Photo Shoot Tips + Tricks post today. The more I typed, the more I wanted to spend a decent amount time and effort on it and not just throw it together. With that said, keep a lookout for a post on that subject later in the week!
For now, I thought you might enjoy some random occurrences that have happened in my life lately that may or may not be worth a laugh.
You Know What’s Funny?
• At this moment in time I have zero fruit in the house. I wanted to top my cereal this morning with something colorful and came to the conclusion that gummy bears just aren’t the same. Needless to say, I had my first bowl of basic cereal and milk in ages. Like, probably years.
• Speaking of basic…. I feel like I shouldn’t be sharing this, but I just can’t with this You Tube video. #sorryimnotsorry
• This article I read this morning on Y Generation Yuppies (most of you reading this!) and why most of them (us) are unhappy. I found myself relating to a lot of it all too well and thought you might have a chuckle too.
• I was practically begging for cooler weather last week and it’s definitely here. Now that we are officially running the heat in our house and I am wearing sweats to bed, I think I might have jumped the gun on that one.
• The air conditioning repair man came over a week ago to fix our unit (yes, when it was still hot outside JUST a week ago) and in doing so Scott removed all of these boxes from our basement storage to give him a path.
Even though I cleaned the house yesterday, the boxes are still there. I actually vacuumed around them.
• I feel like the type of music I listen to lately completely affects my mood. I’ve been drawn to the slow jams with deep lyrics, but after an hour or so with it on the background I feel almost too mellow. Just kind of blah. I’m not sure if that’s the best “let’s get the day going!” motivation.
(Note to self: less emo, more Spice Girls Radio <- so wonderful.)
• We had a few people over last night and Aspen was all about hanging downstairs with the group, soaking in as much attention as she could get. Cali, on the other hand, was chillin’ upstairs on her own and gets really overwhelmed by house guests.
While Aspen loves petting, she hates to be held. Cali will sit calmly and let you hold her for hours. I think it’s interesting how each pet handles company in their own way and how different cats and pets in general can be.
• I haven’t had any motivation to make salads at home lately. I have been enjoying them at restaurants and while out running errands, but haven’t made a good monster salad in close to two weeks. That’s just weird.
• It’s no secret that I am allowing myself a day or two of splurging after eating extremely clean for my photo shoot over the weekend. I think it’s funny that my first “big cheat meal” was ordered off of the light menu, and I even went out of my way to substitute the regular spaghetti for the Barilla Plus penne pasta.
For what it’s worth, it was delicious.
• And last, but certainly not least, this.
The fact that my husband feels the need to change into something ridiculous when people come over is beyond me. Although I was mostly embarrassed about it, the cut off plaid paired with the jorts and fuzzy slippers make me laugh a little.
I hope these random fun facts about my latest happenings provided you with some kind of comic relief on this Tuesday afternoon. I am leaving you today actually excited to go to the grocery store to stock up on produce and get the rest of my day going. I promise there will be more inspirational material to read later this week. For now, I’m curious…
What’s a “You Know What’s Funny” moment of yours?
July 25, 2013
This morning started off just like most of them have been lately: a wake up call of 7:30 a.m. (finally adjusting back to rising at a consistent time again!), coffee, breakfast, and about a half hour of chill time to get myself goin’.
I was excited to finally dig into this NuttZo nut & seed butter I have been pining after in my pantry for a few weeks.
While I used to grab breakfast and head straight down to the computer, I have been enjoying my morning “coffee” time this summer another way: watching Nickelodeon.
I grew up with that television channel playing in the background as I got ready in the mornings, and have been tuning into it again ever since they started playing Friends re-runs on a nightly basis. I swear, I can never see any of those episodes too many times. I could straight up quote every line of an episode, and I will still tune in to it and laugh out loud by myself.
Occasionally, you might see #friends or #friendsquotes pop up on my twitter feed at night. Almost ten years after the series ended, and I’m still an avid fan. No shame here!
No matter what show it is, I always have a giggle about the styles and fashion statements that were popular back in the nineties. Hairstyles are fun to note too, but what kills me is remembering dressing like the characters my age at the time did.
I literally owned Stephanie Tanner’s sweater. Not only did I own it, but I remember wearing it proudly over and over, along with half a dozen other printed sweaters with puppy dogs and bunnies on it to school.
Paired with the half-up hairstyle, bangs and scrunchie that was totally me.
After a full episode, I headed downstairs to get to work. Before long, the carpet cleaners we scheduled to come in today were at the door and got to work too.
It’s funny to me how all of our pets respond so differently to strangers in the house. Roadie gets crazy protective and barks his head off, Cali runs upstairs to the furthest hiding spot possible, and Aspen just hangs out and wants anything with a pulse to pay attention to her.
She will climb on whoever, or whatever looks new and fun.
With carpet cleaning, she gets a lot of newly (temporarily) arranged furniture to play with. I swear, she is the definition of curious.
Roadie, on the other hand, I don’t really trust as much to roam around with strangers in the house. I always have to lock him in wherever I am, or put him in the basement with his bed and a bone.
He always tries to give me the puppy dog eyes, and it breaks my heart a little… but in reality he’s still being spoiled. I make sure to let him know he’s not in trouble and back my words with a huge treat. Guess that’s all I can do!
Still full from breakfast (my eats have been filling me up faster these days), I am going to wait on lunch for a few hours. I have a concert to work tonight and think a mid-day “linner” will work just fine.
Oh, and I am not forgetting to mention something that has been pretty important in my life this week: Dancer Auditions!
Yesterday marked Day 3, which involved a boot camp workout and learning another dance routine. At this moment, there is not a final team formed and the most I can mention is that I will have plenty to talk about in just a few weeks!
In the mean time, what I can share is how much I am loving the new Reebok Dance line. I got this sports bra from Gina, who kindly let me borrow it during FitBloggin’. Knowing she can never show her midriff while teaching Zumba, she kindly passed it onto me who could wear it more often to rehearsals and team workouts.
This is a sample style, but there are a few versions of it you can purchase online from their website (look for the Dance Short Bra).
Off to run some errands, get a workout in, and get ready for an appearance later this evening. Hope you have a fabulous day!
Questions of the Day
• What were some of the television shows you grew up watching in the mornings or after school?
• How do your pets react to strangers in the house? All about the attention or scared silly?
Besides the ones I mentioned above, I got absolutely hooked on Family Matters, Step By Step, and Clarissa Explains It All. During middle and high school both my sister and I became obsessed with Golden Girls. Why? I have no idea. To this day, I will still turn it on and it drives Scott crazy!
July 2, 2013
Oh boy. Looks like I need to catch up on some sleep…
I fully apologize to all of you for not following through on my part and selecting a total of SIX winners for the Designer Whey Sustained Energy Giveaway!
I must have gotten wrapped up in posting, because it didn’t even dawn on me to pick more than one of you to win.
I have five more giveaway winners to announce!
Thank you for claiming your prize, Laurin. To the rest of you, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with your full name, address, and protein powder flavor of choice (Chocolate Velvet or Vanilla Bean).
• Entry #49: Lyric Anderson
• Entry #195: Kaitie Taylor
• Entry #40: Brooke Rayburn – you three won by answering the question!
• Entry #114: Caitlin @ Caitlin Does Life
• Entry #186: Rebekah Bassett – you two won by following @DesignerWhey on twitter!
SO sorry, guys.
You now have 48 hours to claim your prize, or I will have to randomly draw more winners using Rafflecopter.
Thank you all for entering and have a great rest of your day!