Good morning friends! Are there any fun and exciting weekend plans on your end?
I don’t have much going on besides teaching at the gym, and I’m okay with it. My goals are to get outside, organize, and actually start that BCS certification I mentioned about ten months ago. (Um, wow.) So yeah, nothing too epic to report around here.
Getting right to the good stuff, let’s move on to this week’s edition of Friday Favorites. Below you will find a collection of things that made me smile this week, and as always, I invite you to share (and link up) some things you have been loving in the comments section!
Friday Favorites #108: Week of 9/25
• all the fall scents at B&BW
I’m sure I’m not the only one raving about these this week. It’s officially fall y’all!
I popped into Bath & Body Works earlier this week for wallflower refills and got sucked into everything fall. I swear… the season just exploded in my basket. Eventually I got control of myself, and I only purchased two medium candles for $7 a piece (<- the sale on those ends today). As always, the wallflower refills were 6 for $24.
It took me more time than I’m willing to admit to pick out my favorite scents, but right now I’m rolling with Flannel (my fav), Autumn, and Pumpkin Apple.
• polyester pajamas
This one is embarrassing, but awesome. Do any of you shop at Five Below?
I stopped into the store with my friend Alex last week, and we both came out with matching polyester pajama pants and slippers. We ended up with the leopard print (I know… totally middle school sleepover style), but – you guys – they are so comfortable.
I think I’ve worn them close to every night since I brought them home, and I only turn to other pants to sleep in when they’re dirty. I’m completely obsessed. The polyester is practically fleece, and it feels like I’m lounging in warm hugs. The best part is both items were $5.
You should probably invest, too.
• this scarf & my August POPSUGAR Must Have Box
How adorable is this scarf?
I received it along with a handful of other fun surprises in the mail from my friends at POPSUGAR over a month ago, and I never got around to sharing it with you guys until now. (Fail.) It’s their August Must Have Box!
I realize we are already close to October (seriously, how?), but I thought you would still appreciate a sneak peak into the goodies anyways. (You can also see my first POPSUGAR Must Have Box featured here!)
POPSUGAR started selling a monthly subscription service called the POPSUGAR Must Have Box to provide a box of beauty and lifestyle items anyone reading this blog would love. You never really know what you’re going to get, and it could be anything related to fashion, beauty, food, fitness, home, and more.
Since my box was sent in August, the theme was back-to-school inspired to help get you organized, back into a morning routine, caffeinated, and ready to get productive.
The August 2015 box included:
- American Colors Mediterranean Plaid Scarf, suggested retail: $79
- Royal Apothic Tea Balm Firming Eye Treatment, suggested retail: $36
- Pastel Best Day Ever Mug: suggested retail: $12 (also in gold)
- Happy Jackson Yay Lunch! Lunch Box, suggested retail: $19.99 (find it on Amazon)
- Southern Culture Shortstacks Pancake & Waffle Mix, suggested retail: $7.99 (find it on Amazon)
- Meri Meri Toot Sweet Pink Stripe Napkins, suggested retail: $5.95
- MyYogaWorks 3-Month Trial coupon, suggested retail: $45
- (Special Extra!) Folgers Iced Café Caramel Macchiato Flavored Coffee Drink Concentrate, suggested retail: $4.99
How It Works:
- Pick a plan: sign up for a subscription, packages start at $39.95 a month
- Unwrap your full-sized box of surprises each moth
- Enjoy your new discoveries!
You can always see what past boxes look like by visiting their Box Reveal page. All are valued well over $100 and include treats I would personally love to try!
While I don’t personally subscribe to the service, it looks like a great one to have that I think a lot of you would enjoy. Thanks, POPSUGAR!
• slicing and freezing old fruit for smoothies
Want to know something easy and practical to do with your fresh fruit that is on the verge of turning? Slice it up, put it in plastic baggies, and freeze it!
It may seem like a no-brainer, but I can’t tell you how many bananas I threw away until I figured out I could just unpeel them, slice them, and have them ready to go for a frozen treat later on. Now I prep going-old fruit like strawberries, blueberries (no need to slice, obviously), mangoes, avocado, and even spinach.
• this weather
This week marked the official start of fall! We have certainly been taking advantage of the gorgeous weather outside. Can it just stay like this forever?
Lately, it’s been sunny and breezy in the afternoons, so I’ve been taking Roadie out for runs and walks like it’s my job. I’m sure he doesn’t mind. 😉
• #TGIT is baaaack!
Shonda Rhimes is in the building again, and my Thursday nights after work will now be spent parked on my couch to enjoy new episodes of Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal, and How To Get Away With Murder for the season!
I expressed my excitement of #TGIT’s return on twitter last night and these special emojis (minus the lovey-eyes and wave) appeared once I posted it! Clever, clever.
What can I say? I’m a true fan of her writing and shows. Fill up your wine glass and join me!
• pain relieving roll-on
I have been using it on my neck and shoulders after a long day of sitting at the computer and training, and it really makes my muscles feel relaxed. Also, the smell is awesome. I placed a small amount on my temples when I had a headache yesterday, and I noticed it helped with that, too! It’s a great product.
• favorite LIL posts
… and speaking of Aurorae products, have you entered to win the giveaway yet?
(You can still take advantage of the deals this weekend!)
I really can’t thank you all enough for your love and support regarding posts discussing the subject of infertility.
My intentions with this post was not to offend anyone, but to help people see certain situations from a perspective most wouldn’t think to. I write these posts to not just speak for myself, but also for those who are dealing with similar situations, and to help them realize that they’re not alone. I really do write from my heart. That said, I will most likely leave our journey of trying to conceive here for a while. I really appreciate all of the virtual hugs I have felt from you guys (really, you’re the best), but I feel like I’ve said everything that’s been on my mind, and I’ll be back with more updates when the time is right. <3
• Friday funnies
Themed out for fall, obviously.
(And I give you full permission to call me basic. #allthepumpkinthings)
All three are completely accurate.
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Have a great weekend!
Disclaimer: Friday Favorites is a series of posts that features items I genuinely want to share with you. While #FFavorites isn’t sponsored, affiliate links may appear from time to time. As always, any support is much appreciated! <3