Hi everyone, Happy Friday!
It’s been a busy week over here, but I’m so glad I was able to pop in to the blog more often with a few posts this week. I really do miss chatting with you guys on the regular.
Winding down the week, today’s topic is all about the things I’ve been loving this week and features handful of products and outings that I want to share with you. As always, I invite y’all to comment and share Friday Favorites below, and – bloggers – don’t forget to link your post up below, too!
I’ll be working a lot this weekend, but I’m also looking forward to unscheduled nights that will include plenty of time to relax and get ready for a visit from my mom next week. Hope you guys have a great weekend, and thanks for checking in!
(Also, make sure to check out the Bombas giveaway!)
Friday Favorites #190: Week of 11/17
• Bombas socks + Giveaway
My favorite brand of athletic socks has been Bombas us ever since I was introduced to them back in 2015.
It’s almost time to replace the collection I have acquired, as I have almost run holes in all of my pairs by wearing them on the regular day in and day out. They have a great variety of ankle socks, no show socks, tall socks, and (new!) over the knee socks. I was so delighted when the brand reach out to me and offered to send me some of their new releases to start a replacement collection.
Bombas made major improvements to the standard athletic sock, including a Performance Footbed for extreme comfort, a Blister Tab to prevent annoying (and painful) rubbing and chafing, a Honeycomb Support System to distribute pressure evenly, and the Invisitoe, a hand-linked toe system to eliminate bumps that run across the toes.
They’re super comfortable to wear around the house and supportive enough to get me through any workout — an overall win!
Women’s Random Feed Marls Ankle Sock
What’s even cooler about the Bombas brand is that every time we buy a pair of socks, they donate a pair to a place in need. Find out more about that here. After I fell in love with them, I insisted that Scott try the men’s collection as well, and he just asked me to order him several more pairs a month or so ago. He loves them just as much and even tries to steal mine from time to time.
If you’re looking to try Bombas for yourself, leave a comment on his post sharing what kind of socks you would like to try most! One lucky LIL reader will be randomly chosen next week and win 4 pairs of Bombas socks!
Also, make sure to take advantage of getting 20% off your first order by using the discount code: LIFEINLEGGINGS20. (And keep an eye out for another giveaway coming soon!)
• The Giving Key
Have you ever heard about The Giving Keys?
A few of my friends have them back and Michigan, but I hadn’t really seen them again since we left. When we were shopping around Nashville a few weekends ago, I stumbled upon a collection of The Giving Keys. I left the store only to return back to it and finally go buy one for myself.
It’s a great concept that starts with you buying your own key with a specific phrase on it that becomes your mantra. When you feel like you fit fill that and ready to pass it on to someone who you think needs to do the same, you give it to them. Not only are they cute, it’s a gift with a lot of heart. And even better, the company helps employ those transitioning out of homelessness. (Find out more here!)
You can find them online, at retailers across the country, and local boutique shops.
• New York Knicks Basketball Game (date night)
I always hesitate to make evening plans during the week because I’m either working or enjoying much-needed rest at home to prepare for the next workday. After Scott asked if I wanted to go to the New York Knicks game with me, I asked if he wanted to take a friend instead, then decided that we should just make it a date night and go have a fun night out. (There’s only so many nights we can do this before we need a babysitter, right?)
Our friend Shawn works for the team and graciously offered us two suite tickets to enjoy for the evening. We had a wonderful time and took advantage of the VIP treatment that included free meals, drinks, and snacks the entire time.
It was fun to see the Arena decorated for the holidays, and I couldn’t resist taking a bump photo next to the giant basketball ornament on the way out.
Thanks again for the tickets, Shawn, we had a blast!
• Tom’s of Maine natural products
Something that really made me smile this week was an unexpected gift from one of our members who works for Colgate. She’s always so sweet and talkative, and brought me a thoughtful gift of toothpaste, body wash, and soap from the Tom’s of Maine brand.
She brought some of my other employees Colgate products, but figured that I would prefer the natural brand of necessities while expecting a baby. She was right. The entire line is free from artificial colors, flavors, fragrances, preservatives, and animal testing. I’ve been using the body wash and toothpaste all week, and I absolutely love the scents.
You can find Tom’s of Maine at retailers like Whole Foods, Zulily, and Walgreens. (Thank you, Song-Chu!)
• Dekalb Market Hall – Brooklyn
I think I found a new routine for Sundays that I want to stick to. Since Scott travels almost every weekend now, I haven’t been commuting into the City to attend church, so I’ve been streaming services from our home church in Orlando instead. After that, I take Roadie for a quick walk and then attend a workout at Orangetheory. (I’ll be working the next two Sundays in a row, so I won’t be able to work out, but I hope to still keep some of the tradition while I can.)
After a shower last Sunday, I was talking to my staff about going to the new Target in Downtown Brooklyn, and they asked if I was going to go to Dekalb Market Hall. I had no idea what they’re talking about, and I’m so glad that they encouraged me to go check it out!
The market is located at City Point (directly under Target and next to a Trader Joe’s), and is has something for everyone and every tastebud. There are rows and rows of different choices for fresh food and unique meals that you would find at a food truck festival, all indoors. Think of a high-end food court, but in a really cool and trendy basement.
I’m hoping to return to the market with Scott, as I know he always loves exploring new things to do in NYC.
The market is open on Saturdays and Sundays from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., and it’s definitely worth a visit if you’re in the area and looking for something great to eat!
• favorite LIL posts
» Scott’s Birthday Weekend in Nashville
Check out our spontaneous weekend getaway to Nashville for Scott’s Birthday! (can we go back yet?)
» A Day in the Life & What I Ate Wednesday #113
Chatting about what a normal “day in the life” is like these days (at 21 weeks pregnant), along with sharing the latest What I Ate Wednesday all in one!
What have you been loving this week?
Have a great weekend!
Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post. Friday Favorites is a series of posts that features items I genuinely want to share with you, and affiliate links may appear from time to time. The Bombas socks were gifted to me, but all opinions are my own. As always, any support is much appreciated!
I’d like to try their no-shows. I’m always on the lookout for socks that don’t fall off my feet (THE WORST!), especially if they’re no-shows!
Ooh, would love to try Bombas socks. Ankle or calf – either one. On my feet a lot educating about and working with Florida black bears, and dog training with the rest of my time. Been searching for a new type of sock. Thanks for a discount code to try them!
So happy for you and Scott. Love getting to follow you from your First Baptist days. Been a rough road. God is good.
I would love to try the no shows or the ankle socks! I’m always on the lookout for some good workout socks 🙂
Have been contemplating getting the BOMBAS forever! Would love the no shows for women and the calf for men. Congrats on your pregnancy. I have been a reader for years and your news touched my heart to the core. Have a great weekend.
Definitely like the look of those Donegal calf socks, I love high socks with leggings in the winter!
I would love to try the ankle socks – always love finding a good workout sock! Glad you and Scott could get a nice night out 🙂 Also, that market looks amazing!
Happy Friday! I would love to try the tall socks! I wear ankle ones to work all the time but when I get home I always feel like I should have on something cozier than those.
I would LOVE to try the over the knee socks! Sound so fun and cozy for winter! Thanks Heather!
Your bump is getting soo cute! Hope you are feeling well. As for Bombas I would LOVE to try the no shows since my feet are small and ankle socks always seem to ride higher than I’d like.
I’d love to try the Women’s Random Feed Marls Ankle Sock 🙂
I’d love to try the Women’s Random Feed Marls Ankle Sock 🙂
The donegal calf socks look super cozy for winter!
I would love to try the no show or ankle socks! Last time I went for a run, I got a killer blister and these sound like a lifesaver in that department!
I’d like to try the ankle ones. I’m hoping they don’t slip in my shoe!
i’d love to try those knee high ones!
The no-shows are always a favorite of mine, but I need new athletic socks as well! I’ve heard great things about this company, so I’d be happy to try any variation 🙂
Would like to try the ankle socks!
If Bombas has any socks that help prevent sweaty feet from 1. getting sweaty and 2. getting cold from being sweaty, that would be fabulous and I’d be willing to give them a shot.
The calf socks look perfect for the upcoming winter months!
You look beautiful! Congratulations 🙂
Those socks look incredible. My mom would love them, so would my sister but the tall ones are probably bigger than her whole body. Have a great weekend
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Too cute, in cold Pittsburgh, I need as many socks as possible. The snowflake calf socks are super cute.
I’d love to try ankle socks! You look adorable pregnant! Glad to hear it is going well for you!
No shows or ankles for the win! I live in those styles and would love to try either!!
All the new Bombas look SO cute — I have a few old pairs that I fell in love with while marathon training. I’ve been wanting to try their no-show socks.
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Those random feed ankle shows are too cute! I really need to update my sock collection, but it seems such a weird thing to spend money on!
I would love to try the ankle or the no shows! I love Bombas!!
I’d love to try the knee socks, they look so cozy! Or the holiday favs are adorable too. I have the classic ones and americana and they are some of my favorite socks!
I would love to try the ankle style the most, good work out socks are so hard to find! Over the knee sound great too, I like to wear high socks under some of my boots and need them to stay up!
I am an ankle sock person now after years and years of being a calf sock only person!
I’d like to try the calf socks!
I’d love to try the cushioned no shows
I’m always on the lookout for a good no show sock. I LOVE the fact that they donate a pair to someone in need. 🙂
Anything from the men’s collection would be great-mostly so my husband stops stealing my socks and stretching them out
Love Bombas and would wear womens ankle in white
I have been wanting to try the Bombas ankle sock for-ev-er! They’re both just a little out of my sock budget, but so cute. 😉
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Hope you had a good weekend! I am usually an ankle socks persons. I have not tried Bombas yet, but hear all great things.
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I am usually a no show person but since moving from Florida to Chicago, I would love to begin wearing the calf ones for the winters, They look super comfy.
I would love to try the ankle socks! Good socks to workout in are sometimes hard to come by!
I would love to try their ankle socks! I’ve heard such great things about all of their socks.
Love those calf socks, looks like they would be perfect under boots!
I’d love to try those Donegal calf socks.
I’d like to try the Merino wool socks. I know my feet would feel warm and cozy in them.
I love their socks!
My collection is also wearing out and they have so many awesome new pairs. I’d love to get some calf socks as all I have are the ankle socks.