Hello and Happy Friday! Did the week fly by for any of you guys too?
Holy cow. But hey, I guess that’s never a bad thing.
I noticed a lot of new faces in the comments section this week, so if you are still getting used to the weekly shenanigans that happen around here, you should know that Fridays are spent looking back at what I loved about the week.
From funny videos to new health and fitness finds, I gather things that I like or that made me smile and share them with you.
The best part about Friday Favorites is that these types of posts have grown like wildfire in the blogging world! At the bottom you will find a link-up to share your #FFavorites as well, and if you’re not a blogger and still want to play, I invite you to utilize the comments section to tell me yours!
Friday Favorites #51: Week of 8/22
(And, PSSST… there may or may not be a giveaway at the bottom too!)
My sister first told me about Scentsy a little over a year ago. Back then she owned a few of their scented warmers and now has purchased so many (for herself and gifts to others) that she became a consultant!
If you are a fan of nice smells and night lights, I have a feeling that you would love these warmers.
I ordered the Tunis Scentsy Warmer from the Deluxe collection with Business Casual scented wax from the Scentsy Man collection. I kind of have a thing for house scents that smell like Abercrombie Man… remember?
Really though, I am loving this! It comes with a light bulb and all you have to do is plug it in and turn it on to get a large area to smell fantastic. Warmers can replace the need for candles and over time, can save you money since all you have to replace is the wax!
And if you’re a true lover of all things that smell good and light candles nightly like me, that will only have to happen about every 3-4 weeks.
• Harmless Harvest 100% raw coconut water
I sampled this Harmless Harvest coconut water at my last trip to Whole Foods. It was pink in color, which intrigued me.
An explanation of the hue, taken straight from their website:
“All of our coconut water is completely clear when bottled. After bottling, the color simply signals antioxidants interacting with light. Variation is (more than) normal in nature, but everyone thought we were crazy to put pink bottles on the shelf. Rather than change the product, we decided to educate people and trust that they would understand. We hope we’re paving the way for the acceptance of variability, and reconnection with the truth that nature comes in many colors.”
Rarely do I sample and buy something right away, but this stuff is PHENOM. It is easily the best coconut water I have tried thus far, and the biggest downfall is the price. At almost $5 a bottle, it’s expensive, but very delicious and “worth it” according to online reviews.
I certainly think it is refreshing!
• Whole Foods hot bar
Speaking of Whole Foods, how many of you haven’t visited their hot food bar? For the love… if you are close to one… go NOW.
While I used to stick to getting monster salads or have some sort of theme to my meal, these days I just load everything up into my bowl. It’s fine.
This honker weighed two pounds and cost about $15 upon checkout. (!!!) Once again, rarely do I pay $15 for a salad, but when I do it’s when I make my own at Whole Foods. With a side of Whole Foods sorbet, this one served as both lunch and dinner that day!
• IDEA World Fitness Convention & BlogFest
I know I have raved about it throughout the entire week, but I just can’t complete this #FFavorites post without mentioning IDEA. It was an absolute blast and I brought so much useful information home with me!
In case you missed the stories or tips I have already shared, read up:
I finished up the recaps with my personal tips on what to expect from the conference. My DO’s and DONT’s of attending IDEA, if you will.
For those of you who are fitness and/or blogging professionals (or even enthusiasts!), I hope this helps you decide if you would like to join next year. Many of you have expressed an interest, so I am looking forward to sharing more about the sessions coming up!
I also found these oddly fascinating.
At first glance, I wasn’t sure how egg whites would taste in a chip form, but I went over to their both at the IDEA EXPO anyways and I’m so glad I did. Hands down, the cinnamon flavor is where it’s at!
I took the bag to a session and devoured it all in about ten minutes.
• yoga mats with straps
This is the last mention of IDEA, promise.
But how cute is this yoga mat Reebok surprised us with at our Strala Yoga session with Tara Stiles?
I already had a thick yoga mat at home, but have been on the hunt for a thinner one that is more portable with a handle or removable strap.
Or if you’d prefer, I’m digging these yoga totes that fit your mat right into the bottom. Thanks, Reebok!
• favorite HWG post
See? I did more than just talk about the conference this week…
This post was shared a lot on multiple social media channels and I was excited to see your responses in the comments section!
And last but not least…
• National Waffle Day + Van’s giveaway!
To celebrate, I whipped up one of my favorite ways to eat them to share the news.
Sick of hearing me talk about Van’s waffles and want to try some?
Van’s wants to give one lucky Housewife Glamour winner a handful of coupons for free waffles as well as a Van’s water bottle and tote!
To enter, simply leave a comment on this post telling me your favorite waffle topping or way to eat waffles. The winner will be announced Monday, August 25th!
Have a great weekend! xo