Hi friends! Wow, I can’t believe that Friday is already here.
This week was a doozie. There were days that I worked late hours and didn’t get home to eat dinner until 9:30 p.m. I had every intention of sharing a(nother) fun factory tour adventure on the blog mid-week, but I chose sleep over plugging away extra time on the computer instead. I hope to get back into the swing of things again next week!
I’m really loving my job, but I do miss checking in with y’all on a regular basis. I guess we’ll see how the next few months unfold as things start to pick up even more. In the mean time, I love catching up at the end of the week and sharing some of the highlights on my end (and reading about yours!) through Friday Favorites.
Below are some of the things that I have been loving lately. Here we go!
Friday Favorites #159: Week of 9/16
• new bedding
In need of a little bedding refresh, I became pretty excited over some new threads that arrived last week.
Crane & Canopy is an online bedding brand that offers luxury bedding and duvet covers, without the department store markup. From colorful patterns and silky soft sheets to luxurious solids and textures, their collection of premium bedding features high quality cotton woven in a 300+ thread count and sateen weave. I’m happy to be partnering with them and will be showcasing our new bedding in the near future!
(My package came with a calming bag of lavender that smells amazing!)
Here a quick sneak peek, in honor of Make Your Bed Day this Sunday. (<- Yes, this is a thing.) Do you make your bed on the regular? I’d love to know in the comments section!
• Nike FlyKnit Air Max sneakers
I briefly mentioned a new pair of running/gym shoes earlier this week. I attended an event for Paragon Sports and was gifted these Nike FlyKnit Air Max sneakers on my way out by the company. I was able to pick any pair of sneakers in the store, and I chose these because of the functionality and support.
Now that I wear sneakers all day, every day, feeling comfortable and supported was my main must. It’s not always easy to find a pair of shoes that are supportive enough for running, but light enough to walk around or strength train in, too. I specifically chose these shoes to wear to work at Orangetheory, and they have been wonderful during the workouts that include everything from sprinting on treadmills to completing plyometric bodyweight and dumbbell exercises.
(To those who have asked me what shoes are best for Orangetheory workouts, my answer is a running shoe that doesn’t feel clunky … a.k.a. these!)
• fall weather rolling in
Oh my goodness. What started as a scorching weekend turned into an absolutely beautiful week of weather in New York City. Yesterday was officially my favorite, and it was sunny, yet breezy enough to wear long sleeves and not sweat to death.
I’ll probably share a photo (on social media) with the temperature displayed on it quite often during the Fall season. Sorry I’m not sorry for soaking in every minute of this beautiful time of year before the frigid Winter hits in just a few months!
A temperature in the low to mid-seventies is for sure my sweet spot. *sigh*
• Starbucks Salad Bowls
I’ve been extra smitten with Starbucks lately. Pumpkin Spice Lattes aside (<- yum!), I’ve been walking down to our neighborhood shop for breakfast and lunch lately. Of course, an afternoon chai tea latte is a perk, too.
I tried the Zesty Chicken & Black Bean Salad Bowl for the first time yesterday and it was fan-freaking-tastic. I went light on the dressing, and still got a ton of flavor from the roasted corn and black bean quinoa salad. I loved the zingy combination of grilled chicken, black beans, roasted corn, jicama, tomatoes, feta, spring greens, and quinoa.
I’ll definitely try another Salad Bowl soon!
• Speck laptop protector case
My teal case did a great job of protecting my laptop, but it’s been through a lot, and the bottom ended up cracking a few months ago. I finally stopped into Best Buy and replaced it with a clear version yesterday.
I chose clear so I can use my Macbook at work and on-site without it sticking out in an obvious way. I was super concerned that the Macbook Air design would be too fragile, but the protective case really helps. I feel completely okay tossing it into my backpack and lugging it around town.
• mahabis slippers with detachable soles
Scott surprised me with a few things this week! One thing was flowers (so sweet), and another was his-and-hers mahabis slippers. I’d never heard of them, but they’re pretty flipping cool.
They’re designed to keep you comfortable indoors, and are the only slipper (I know of) that you can pop on a detachable sole to start your everyday adventures outdoors, too.
My classics are lined with wool and an inner sole, and there is a collapsible heel where the slip-on detachable sole clips on. It’s a really cool concept and is the perfect scenario when I’m getting ready and need to walk Roadie before I change and get out for the day. I’m loving them inside, but I haven’t taken them outside yet.
After browsing the website, I think I might exchange the blue detachable sole for a different color. I love the white and grey soles the best, and with a retail price of $105, I want to make sure that I get plenty of use out of them!
• favorite LIL posts
A few throwbacks this week to help kick-start your back-to-school goals …
Fall is just around the corner with all of the pumpkin, squash, and Fall inspired recipes and posts surfacing lately. Love this one!
Train for your first 5K in 9 weeks! This plan is designed for people who have never run more than a few minutes at a time.
Ten quick tips on how to stay clean, organized, and sane at home during busy seasons.
• Friday funnies
Have a great weekend!
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