What I’ve Been Loving Lately

It’s the weekend! I have been looking forward to a day of virtually “no plans” for quite a while.

I am currently enjoying the day listening to music and catching up on some things I’ve been meaning to do for weeks… like cleaning out my closet. Jealous?

I was going to go for a run outside earlier, but since the Michigan weather is confused and feels like (hot + sticky) Florida outside, I’m pushing it to later.

I think the best way to describe my current mood is chill. Mrs. Mellow. I noticed there are a lot of Friday Favorites posts going around lately, and I guess it has inspired me to create a list of my own. So… here are some of the things that I have been loving lately!

Dance Rehearsals

reebok dance sneaker collage

As exhausting as it can be (both physically and mentally), it feels great to get back to a normal dance schedule again. I wake up sore, spend a lot of my free time going over routines, and am practically locked down to hanging around the area for the remainder of the season, but it’s so worth it.

Feels great to be challenged again!

R&R Time

relaxing friday nights

Along with dancing regularly comes the urge to spend my nights in as lame of a way as possible. Sometimes I get home after 10 p.m., and want to do nothing but relax on my nights off. It happens.

Yes To

Yes To Carrots new products

My love for this brand is clear. Besides loving their anti-aging Yes To Blueberries line, I have become a fan of a few new Yes To Carrots products, including this hand cream and anti-frizz serum.

James Morrison on Pandora

Pandora Radio James Morrison

It’s no secret that I LOVE my music, and things like Pandora and Spotify make me oh so happy. I am a lover of all kinds of music. Literally. Lately James Morrison and the songs on his station have been my outlet.

Fresh Fruit

fruit salad

GAH! I could faceplant into a big bowl of fresh fruit every day.

Sometimes I do. Can’t get enough of it!

Sunless Tanning Spray

California Tan Sunless Instant Tanning Spray

I have shared this product on the blog before, but feel the need to reiterate my obsession. It is part of my job as a dancer to keep up a decent tan, and since I am not one to condone tanning booths, I turn to spray tanning as much as possible. While I prefer to get professionally airbrushed, these instant sunless spray cans are the closest thing I have found to that, at a fraction of the price. Gotta love Amazon!

Plank Holds and Exercises

Barre 54 - toning

Varieties of plank holds and exercises have become the best part of Pilates class lately. Maybe this is a sign I need to get back into yoga? Check out some of my favorite plank moves here.


Green Smoothie with cottage cheese

This is pretty much a “duh” if you were paying attention to my fresh fruit comments above.

Give me smoothies all day, every day this summer.

Especially ones like the Berry Banana Protein Smoothie (old school!) and the latest Designer Whey concoctions I’ve put together.

Running Outside

New Neighborhood Run route

Running outside and I have formed a serious bond lately. Since moving up north, I have enjoyed a lot of runs around the neighborhood and they just seem to keep getting prettier as the seasons continue to change.

I am really looking forward to fall and seeing the leaves change this year. Long fall runs are the best!

Getting Pinterest-y Again

Pinterest Housewife Glamour

Although I have been on Pinterest for a while, I have not been incredibly active on it. I’m starting to get the itch again. Watch out, world! (And wallet).

Fun Wedges

fun wedges

I haven’t always been a fan of wedges. In fact, there was a period where I thought they were silly. These days, they are all I want to wear on nights out.

A cute pair with a little bit of flair can dress any outfit up. I have even been mixing them with shorts! Love, love, love them. And I clearly have some updating on the Fashion page to do.

All in due time, friends!

Well… I’m off to get ready, enjoy the afternoon outside, and possibly fit in a trip to the Farmer’s Market before they close. Happy Weekend!

Question of the Day

• What are some of the things you have been loving lately?

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  1. says

    I love wedges! The pairs on your page are all so cute. I especially love the middle ones!
    I also think wedges tend to be way more comfortable than other high-heeled shoes, which is another major plus.

  2. says

    I haven’t always been a fan of wedges either but now I love them.

    I just wanted to let you know that I nominated you for The Sunshine Award on my blog. Check out my blog for all the details! :-)

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