Good morning! I hope you all had a fantastic week.
Ours flew by, but I’m not complaining. It’s finally starting to feel like Spring and I have been constantly smiling about it. Here’s hoping you were able to take advantage of decent weather in your neck of the woods too!
There’s nothing crazy on our schedules this weekend, but I am really looking forward to a double-date night out in Ferndale tonight. Scott and I have been on a bit of an exploring kick lately, so we are just going to keep riding it until we turn back into homebodies. It will happen soon again, I’m sure.
All right. Let’s roll right into this week’s installment of Friday Favorites!
Every week, I share what I have been loving and invite you to share your favorites in the comments section. While you’re at it (bloggers), link up your own favorites post using the blue InLinkz button below!
Friday Favorites #80: Week of 3/13
• Firmoo glasses
I got a special delivery from a online glasses store called Firmoo this week.
The company recently reached out to me asking if I would like to feature a pair of their frames on the blog. After a quick glance over their inventory, I saw there were plenty of glasses right up my alley and loved how affordable their looks are.
Since I already had a black pair I love, I ordered a similar look from the unisex line in brown and clear. I was really impressed at the quality when they arrived, considering the frames cost under $40!
I requested my prescription from my optometrist and put in my order at the end of February. My glasses came in at the beginning of this week, and I have been all about the extra pair.
By the way, their site just became even more affordable. There’s currently a St. Patrick’s Day sale going on where you can receive 30% off sitewide using the promo code SPD6543. If you’re in need of a new set of frames, I would definitely recommend taking advantage of it!
• macadamia nut milk (in my coffee)
Have y’all ever heard of macadamia nut milk?
I hadn’t until my recent stop into Gloria Jean’s Coffees this week. It was my first time in one of their coffee shop locations, and I noticed their featured coffee as soon as I stepped up to order. Doesn’t the Caramel Coconut Macadamia look heavenly?
I couldn’t resist and got a medium without the whipped cream. I enjoyed the taste of the macadamia nut milk! I would, however, be interested to try it on its own and compare it to almond or cashewmilk. I think I would love it!
• melting snow
You guys… Spring just might be coming. Check out the disappearing snow!
With rising temperatures into the 40s and 50s this week (!!!), I have been taking advantage of it by getting outside as much as possible. I took a long walk and run later on around the neighborhood with Roadie yesterday.
It was the first time in a long time that I could comfortably run with one layer on. Roadie insisted on showing his Blue Steel face in our post-run photo, but I assure you that he was just as ecstatic to be outside as I was.
We’ve officially been back to a normal running schedule (three times a week), thanks to the beautiful weather. I seriously can’t get enough of the warmth and sunshine. Yes!!
Scott and I had been wanting to check out a new Korean and Japanese restaurant close to us for months now. After a kink was thrown into our plans last night, we took it as a sign to just eat out forget dinner at home. I’m the absolute worst at cooking at home this week. It’s fine.
Soho offers an extremely wide variety of Korean and Japanese specialties including a full (and impressive!) brunch menu, a collection of freshly infused sakes, and, of course, sushi. While that was all tempting, we kept things simple with two of their specialty entreés.
Oders came with either a small salad or soup, and the ginger dressing was really good. Scott ordered the Korean Bibimbap, which came out still cooking in a large skillet. It was delicious!
Craving a broth bowl, I ignored my instincts to stay away from spicy orders and went for the Spicy Ramen Seafood Bowl.
My eyes were already watering a couple bites into my meal, but it was completely worth it. We loved the atmosphere and everything was wonderful. We will definitely be returning soon!
• dark red hair color options
So… my friend Alex sent me this photo a couple of days ago. She saw a friend of hers post it online asking for hair color advice with a message saying “A is YOU!”
Yup… it sure is. Gosh, I loved that hair color. I sported that dark red/auburn color for years while dancing for the Magic, and then again while dancing my last year up here for the Pistons. I was completely obsessed with it, but it was a pain to keep up with fading and hair appointments. These days, I sport my natural routes and it’s going well so far.
I got the biggest kick out of this picture collage though. I see that shot of me floating around Pinterest all the time. Creepy or cool? Ha!
• House of Cards
Um, why did it take me so long to give the House of Cards series a chance? Seriously.
For whatever reason, I had been resisting falling into another series to be consumed in on Netflix for the longest time. HoC kept popping up in so many of your Friday Favorites posts last week, that I finally broke down and got Scott and a couple of friends to watch two episodes with me this week.
Welp… we’re officially hooked, and now I know what will be taking over my “productive” time at home on the weekends. Thanks, guys!
• Great Lakes Coffee (Detroit)
I have mentioned this coffee shop on the blog before, but I feel like it deserves another shout out today in #FFavorites.
(Pay no attention to the photo bomb named Scott in front.)
Scott and I, along with our friend, Hannah, stopped into the shop on our way to WWE WrestleMania Tuesday. It was packed with people on Apple computers (seriously… everyone had a Mac. It was so funny!), and it was the first time we took advantage of their table service with coffee and a sandwich order for Hannah.
Scott ordered a doctored up Sexy Mexican (which was delicious), and the girls went with a regular Brazilian coffee with steamed almond milk. I always love everything I order there, and I enjoy the little stop-in every time we get over to Midtown!
• So Delicious Dairy-Free Ice Cream
Speaking of coconut, almond, and macadamia nut milk…
If you ever want to try a non-dairy, gluten free ice cream, this is where it’s at, my friends. I have tried a couple of flavors of the So Delicious Coconut Milk frozen yogurt line and absolutely love it. I strongly recommend you give it a try if you haven’t already!
• My 10 Minute Core Burner Workout featured on ActivewearUSA
I really do love that workout, and have already completed it a couple of times since posting it last week. Thank you so much for the share!
• favorites LIL posts
• Friday funny
Because… who actually is good at reenacting them?
Nailed it. Every time.
Have a great weekend!