Good Morning, it’s Friday!
I’m taking advantage of having the morning off by heading out to a burn barre class (from what I understand it’s hot barre?) followed by a massage before work later this afternoon. I know… you can hate me. After a four month hiatus, I unfroze my monthly membership to Massage Envy for a bit because my muscles basically hate me. I’ve been reintroduced to the barre burn a lot this week and… #ohmyquad.
I’m really looking forward to the start of my day, but more so the weekend. I’m working tomorrow morning, and other than two Halloween parties Scott and I will be attending on Saturday night, the next few days are pretty clear.
Are any of you dressing up for Halloween? Are we too old for that if we don’t have coordinating kiddos?
Scott and I found a great couples costume that I can’t wait to debut. It might not arrive in time, so we’ll be all set next year if that’s the case. Here’s hoping we figure something out!
Rolling right into the fun, I’ll stop blabbing and move onto this week’s edition of Friday Favorites. As always, I invite you to share some of your favorites from the week in the comments section, and link up your own #FFavorites posts if you’re a blogger, too!
• Henri Bendel striped canvas bag
I transferred the makeup I actually use every day into it a couple of weeks ago, and it’s been my best makeup bag yet!
I love how it expands and then compacts when you zip it back up, and the lining on the inside is wipeable, which is essential when lugging makeup around. I love the striped design, the colors and option to embroider it (here), and I would recommend this bag to anyone looking for a travel or makeup bag this size!
• Lolita wine glasses
I can’t believe I haven’t mentioned Lolita wine glasses on the blog before. I received this one as a bridesmaids gift eons ago (peacock feathers were all over the decorations!), and it’s still one of my favorites to turn to when I reach for a glass of wine.
This exact design is called “Ostentatious” and is now retired, although I did find one left online that will only cost you an arm and a leg.
One of my friends in Orlando collects Lolita wine glasses, and I always loved grabbing a different themed glass any time I came over for a game night and a small group of us opened a bottle (or two) of wine. They’re all hand painted and make adorable gifts!
Also, in case you’re wondering – yes – I took the photo of this glass near the bathtub.
Bubble baths + wine = my happy place.
• Skinnygirl popcorn
I had heard of the Skinnygirl brand before, but I had only seen it on labels for wines and cocktails until just a few weeks ago. While perusing the aisles of the grocery store a couple of weeks ago, I found these Skinnygirl mini popcorn bags and decided to give them a try.
The lime & salt flavor is intriguing, no?
It’s seriously some of the best popcorn I’ve ever tried. I’m officially hooked, and it’s only 160 calories per serving.
Glenn Coco Skinnygirl!
• Rodan + Fields foaming sunless tanner
Longtime blog readers might remember my review of Rodan + Fields skin care I shared last year. While I thoroughly loved the products, my wallet just couldn’t keep up with the line of skin care I wanted to use.
I was able to sample the goods through my friend Brittany who used to be a consultant for the company. During my recent visit to Arizona, she asked if I wanted to take a bottle of R + F foamless sunless tan home with me. Um, yeah!
I don’t notice a drastic change when I use the tanner versus when I don’t, but I do have to admit that I enjoy the slight hint of color. Also, the foam is anything but streaky. It’s a solid product that I look forward to using more. Thanks again, Britt!
• smoothie bowls
It’s been getting pretty chilly in our neck of the woods, which means I will most likely be saying a temporary goodbye to my beloved smoothies and smoothie bowls. Let’s just say that it takes a pretty big craving for me to turn back to them when it’s below freezing outside.
Knowing the winter is creeping up on us, I have been making a plethora of smoothies and giant smoothie bowls for meals over the past month or so.
My latest creation included: frozen strawberries, frozen blackberries, frozen grapes, frozen spinach (<- can you tell that I like to freeze any produce that looks like it could turn?), banana, protein powder, and lots of almond milk topped in raspberries and hemp seeds.
I’m sure there will be days where I get wild and make a smoothie for lunch, but for the most part I’m moving towards welcoming all soups and warm bisques with open arms!
• pumpkin chai latte (in a pink top!)
Do you guys have Gloria Jean’s coffee shops? I had never heard of it before moving to Michigan, but there’s one right next door to my gym as well as a couple of other locations near us. I’ve only been in a few times, but I’ve never been disappointed with what I order.
Scott and I were passing by the shop the other day and I saw a sign for a pumpkin chai tea latte. Are you kidding me?
It’s pretty close to a perfect love child between my two Starbucks obsessions: the pumpkin spice and chai tea latte. I ordered a medium for Scott and I to share, but I think you all can guess how that went… (90% mine).
I also adored the pink tops in honor of breast cancer awareness. <3
• favorite LIL posts
• Friday funnies
Halloween-themed, because duh.
Have a wonderful weekend and a very Happy Halloween!
Be safe out there!
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