Good morning, friends! Are you looking forward to the weekend as much as I am?
Scott and I have a few fun plans on the radar including a cookie decorating party (sounds lame, but it’s super fun and competitive), and making Christmas shopping a date night later tonight. Any exciting things on deck for you?
As soon as I publish this post, I’m off to my last day (for now) at the barre studio. I’m doubling up by taking heated barre and then yoga, so I’m sure I will return a hot and sweaty mess!
Below you will find a handful of things that made me smile this week. Each week, I cover a different set of Friday Favorites, and I always invite you to join in on the party by utilizing the comments and link-up sections below. Happy Friday!
Friday Favorites #119: Week of 12/11
• Tiffany & Co. glasses
I have to admit that I’m getting pretty spoiled in the glasses department. Thanks to a recent campaign with LensCrafters, I was able to bring these beautiful Tiffany & Co. frames (with an updated prescription) home with me after an exam.
While I love a traditional black or brown frame, I couldn’t get past the “tiffany blue” and side accents on this pair.
I can’t find this exact style online (maybe because it’s brand-spanking new?), but this and this one is similar. I had a fabulous experience at LensCrafters, and I will be back early next week with a full recap.
For now, I’ll just be here feeling fancy and wearing my new frames. (Obsessed!)
• kiwis (with a spoon)
I just love kiwis. I don’t always think to eat them, however, because it takes some effort to cut the skin and slice one up. By the time it’s ready to eat, I somehow manage to shrink it down to about half the size! That is, however, until Scott suggested that I cut one in half and eat it with a spoon.
Genius. Maybe that’s why the kiwi is holding a spoon on the sticker? If you’ve never tried eating a kiwi this way, give it a go! It may be a little messy, but it sure beats trying to slice one if you’re the only one eating it. You get the most out of it if you scoop it like ice cream. It sounds crazy, I know, just trust me.
• Listerine whitening pre-brush rinse
I haven’t whitened my teeth in years. My number one trick to keeping a bright, white smile (besides being a regular brusher and flosser) is to use Listerine Whitening Mouthwash before I brush my teeth in the mornings. There are a few different versions of it, and I usually go for one that restores by protecting my enamel.
Since brushing only cleans about 25% of your mouth (read more about that and the benefits of using mouthwash!), I’ve been an avid pre-brush rinser since high school. While I’ve worked with Listerine before, this portion is anything but sponsored. I just love, love this product!
• Julep nail polish
My friend Brittany gave me these two Julep nail polishes when I visited her in Arizona.
I’d never heard of Julep nail polishes before, but you can find them online or at beauty suppliers like Sephora and Ulta. While they seem a little pricey for the bottle size, I started thinking of how often my regular sized bottles dry up. I never get to the bottom!
What’s special about the brand is the Oxygen Technology, which uses a 5-free, vegan-friendly formula that also includes strengthening Hexanal and antioxidant green coffee extract. I really like the color selections of this brand, and I will make sure to check it out more in the future.
• white & black bean hummus
If you’ve been reading this blog for a hot minute, then you have probably picked up on my love for hummus. It’s just so good. I’ve been all about the bean flavors lately!
• Florida Christmas ornaments
We’ve received a handful of Christmas ornaments that represent our life in Florida over the years. They usually come from family members (Scott’s mom gifted us a whole collection of salt water fish, alligators, and flamingos), and the two featured below came up with my mom on her latest visit.
(both purchased at Kohl’s)
I love seeing sea shells and flamingos on our tree, especially on those colder days. If we can’t go home for Christmas, at least we can bring a little home to us. Thanks, Mom!
• favorite LIL posts
• Friday funnies
I only had enough time to hunt down one today, so I figured I’d make it a good one…
You go, family with impeccable balance!
Have a wonderful weekend!
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