Hi friends, and a very Happy Friday to you!
I hope you had a great week and are gearing up for a weekend full of fun, relaxing, or a little bit of both. (<- those are always the best!) Scott and I have what is shaping up to be a great one on deck. There are no set plans (that I know of) on the horizon tonight, but I have a bachelorette outing tomorrow followed by a day to catch up at home on Sunday.
In an effort to help today go by a little faster, let’s talk about some of the highlights from the week with Friday Favorites. I enjoy seeing what you have been loving too, so please feel free to play along and join in on the comments section and link-up at the bottom!
Friday Favorites #95: Week of 6/26
• short & sweaty circuit workouts
I have been turning to quick and effective circuit workouts more and more lately. I have been keeping particularly busy this week, and I usually have about a thirty minute window to fit in my own workouts on my breaks at the gym.
I’ve always preached that 15 or 20 minutes of exercise is better than no exercise, and I stand by my theory that you can get a lot done in just a few minutes if you have a plan. I turned to an old 15 minute total body circuit workout yesterday, and I was thankful for the speedy motivation that was ready to go.
Here is the workout, just in case you’re in need of a good one later today!
By the way, you can easily reference and print out any workouts I share on the blog by simply right clicking them and saving them to your computer desktop. Just make sure to end the photo title in .jpg for it to save in the correct format!
Here are a few more I have been turning to in a pinch:
• getting over my fear of guns & learning how to shoot
Something pretty epic happened on our trip last week…
Guns have always been a touchy subject for me. Growing up in Orlando, I didn’t see a real rifle face-to-face (or, in hand) until I met Scott. Truthfully, it freaked me out even knowing he had access to one in our condo!
When we moved up to Michigan, firearms became more common, and I finally started accepting that people have licenses to carry them around.
With the knowledge of a gun in our home, I eventually took Scott up on his offer to take me to a gun range to practice shooting shortly after I moved in with him. Gosh, was I terrified. The power and kickback I experienced from some of them really freaked me out, and I didn’t want to be anywhere near the loud noises or bullets flying about. I vowed never to go again!
As you might guess, the woods of Missouri are a little different than the suburbs in Florida. Most of Scott’s family includes serious hunters, and his dad has an impressive collection of weapons at home for protection!
Somehow, he and Scott not only convinced me to watch them practice target shooting, but they also got me to shoot several rounds.
I can’t say that I’ll be the one to initiate going to a gun range any time soon, but it’s nice to know that I’m not completely horrified by the thought anymore. On some strange level, I felt like I was actually getting the hang of it!
• Adrean & Airity’s Wedding
The night before we left, Scott and I attended his nephew’s wedding at the beautiful Creekwood Gardens in Rogers, Arkansas.
While the temperature was hotter than comfortable, it was a beautiful set up and night celebrating the bond of a strong young love!
Something that really made me smile was their wedding cake. Scott’s step-mom, Kay, made it! Isn’t she talented?
We spent the night before and day of watching and her assemble it. It was a neat process to see!
As predicted, Scott tore up the dance floor at the reception, and I joined in from time to time. Eventually, I was able to get him over to snap a quick photo in front of this adorable chalkboard backdrop.
That was my favorite detail of the entire wedding! While we aren’t standing directly center, I thought the frame for pictures was a fantastic idea. I loved the passage and verse on the sides and the cursive last name that also happened to be ours in the middle.
Congratulations, Adrean & Airity!
• time with Scott’s family
Scott and I always expect to spend most of our trip driving whenever we go home to visit his old stomping grounds. His family is spread out all over Northwest Arkansas and Southwest Missouri, so it’s a treat to see them all in one place while we are there.
I didn’t take half as many photos as I should have of everyone, but I was able to catch Scott with his step-dad and nephew. It was so great seeing y’all!
• this trick for baggy tanks
Seriously… why have I never done this?
I found these ideas while perusing on Pinterest earlier this week. How clever!
• long summer days
I can’t believe how long the days have been at home in Michigan lately. The sun has been rising before 6 a.m. and setting after 9 p.m. over the past week or so. How awesome is that?
I got home from the gym after 9 p.m. last night, and I took this photo in front of our house after a fifteen minute walk with Roadie around the neighborhood.
I have absolutely been loving and taking advantage of the extra hours of daylight outside!
• favorite LIL posts
• Friday funnies
Summer themed, because, hey, it’s officially Summer this week!
(Well, this isn’t really Summer…)
(… but I legitimately laughed out loud.)
Nailed it. #Michiganweather
(That day in March killed me. So true!)
Have a great weekend!
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