Hi and a big hello to you too, Friday! Who’s ready for the weekend already? (Virtual high five!) Me too.
Even though the work week was shortened, I am still looking forward to catching up on normal weekend things tomorrow. Oh, and then there’s car shopping. I have to turn in my lease to the dealership by Sunday so I need to boogie on the process of finding the right car up here. Wish us luck!
As far as today goes, I’ll be spending most of it running around getting ready for tonight’s game. Since I missed Monday’s, it feels more than strange that I haven’t performed in a week. It will be fun to get back to the court tonight! But enough rambling… it’s time to move onto this week’s Friday Favorites.
Don’t forget the welcome to join in on the fun by linking up or telling me some of yours in the comments section at the end!
Friday Favorites #21: Week of 1/24
• cinnamon heaven cereal
I have always been a Cinnamon Toast Crunch fiend, and as I have gotten older, only purchase the more nutritious, less sugary versions of it. Any time I see a new brand or box I have to try it.
This gluten-free version by Van’s, friends, is amazinggg.
Also, half of the box might be gone within two days. Not ashamed.
Over the past year or two I have acquired a serious adoration for tumblers, specifically ones topped with lids and straws. Throughout my days at home on the computer, you will find me sucking down water like nobody’s business.
• sunrise plane rides
Against my better judgement, I have been booking early flights to wherever I need to be lately. It doesn’t seem like the greatest idea when I have to get up in the wee hours of the morning, but I love landing in a new city ready to take on a full day.
I recently caught the sunrise on my flight down to Savannah and thought this view made it all worth it.
It’s so serene up there!
• time with high school friends
Speaking of Savannah, I have to include something about this special trip to celebrate my friend Katie who is getting married in March.
It was so, so great to see some of my best friends for an entire weekend and I already miss them tons!
My all-time favorite show on Broadway has to be RENT. Growing up, it definitely exploited issues I didn’t quite understand at the time, but I have always embraced the characters and jammed out to the soundtrack. Hearing most of the songs pop up on my Pandora radio this week really brought me back.
Do you remember the movie coming out back in 2005? It’s all so good. I can’t stop playing it!
• winter weather comparisons
I can’t help but to laugh a little when I see my friends living in the south post something about how cold it is outside. I mean, it’s cute and all… but really.
Can we please revert back to using the word “chilly”? Trust me… you don’t really understand what cold feels like until you live negative lows for months at a time! Ahh! (Help me.)
• SO Delicious non-dairy creamer
I am giving Scott twenty cool points for picking this non-dairy coconut milk hazelnut creamer out and bringing it home all on his own.
If he is going to drink coffee, he typically goes for the sugary sweeteners so it was nice to see something I would actually enjoy show up in our fridge. It really is SO delicious!
• sunless tanner
You can probably imagine how challenging it is to keep up with any kind of color on your skin during the winters up here. And by challenging, I mean one hundred percent impossible without the help of tanning machines and products.
Keeping a tan all NBA season long really is a part of my job. Since I do not promote frequent trips to the tanning bed, I chose to get spray tans and apply self tanner whenever I can.
Whenever I find a product I can tolerate that doesn’t make me feel sticky and look orange, I share it with you! Here’s the latest win:
I grabbed this bottle of Hawaiian Tropic self tanner creme from ULTA, but you can also find it in the health and beauty aisles at stores like Walmart, Target, CVS, and Walgreens.
If you end up trying it out, however, be aware of the pump strength. It tends to come out strong and surprises me every time!
Before I wrap up, I wanted to remind you of a fun fitness giveaway going on here through the weekend. If you like HIIT, treadmill, or interval workouts, be sure to enter in the Gymboss Interval Timer Stopwatch Giveaway by Monday!
Now I want to hear about some of your favorites.
Have a great start to your weekend! 😀