Hey, hey everybody! I’m coming to you bright and early this week, finally.
I swear. Getting up early is getting harder and harder for me to do naturally. Am I just getting older? Or am I falling back into my teen years? Whatever it is, I hope the phase passes quickly. I really do enjoy my quiet, productive mornings!
Anyways, this week was filled with favorites. I’m going to stray from the normal I love the snow but hate the cold themed #FFavorites posts I have been turning to lately to keep this one on the up and up with happy thoughts. Because it’s Friday, and that’s reason enough.
Am I right, or am I right?
Friday Favorites #22: Week of 1/31
Don’t forget to join in on the party by linking up and/or telling me some of yours in the comments section at the end!
• “I Love You” Foldover Clutch
Just in time for Valentines Day, Hearts came out with this adorable red leather clutch.
I own (and love) a similar denim and leather purse and think the pop of this red color adds so much fun to the clutch version! Also, the message on the inside just gives me the warm fuzzies.
Just in case you haven’t heard of them, Hearts is an ethical fashion accessories company that does so much more than supply cute products. They promote positive product values and support important world changes in hopes of creating a movement. Why?
“To change the way products are designed, created and sold. To change the way people buy. To help people realize that they have the power to stimulate a shift by changing the way they spend their money.”
I heart Hearts.
If you have the urge to browse their website (tons of unique and fashionable items to pick from!) don’t forget to get 30% OFF any regularly priced items by using the promo code HOUSEWIFE30 upon checkout!
• new protein bar flavor
While aimlessly perusing the health and beauty aisle at the grocery store (c’mon… we all do that), I came across the Zone Perfect protein bars and noticed a brand new-to-me flavor pop out!
(Please ignore the over-stuffed giant dance bag and locker room mess in the background.)
I loved the fruity flavor of the Blueberry Pomegranate bar. A definite new fav I will continue to rotate in my pantry!
• Pistons on New Girl
I’m seriously obsessed with this show and now I finally have a reason!
I realize I am a few weeks late posting about this particular episode, but it’s still so, so great to me.
Jess becomes a Detroit Pistons fan in order to bond with their roommate, Coach. The Pistons just so happen to be the rival team of her boyfriend, Nick’s, favorite team, the Chicago Bulls. They have several stand-offs throughout the episode, but this might be the best clip.
Plus, the episode is titled “Basketsballs.” Because that’s what Jess calls the sport. Because, technically, “there are two baskets.”
Plus, Jess is wearing a sweater with black horses on it. Subliminal shout out to HOOPER? I still can’t bring myself to delete it from my DVR. (Go Pistons!)
• Saying YES in 2014
With a little encouragement from my friends over at Yes To, I am joining the #YESTOMOVEMENT to say YES to the little moments this year. Some ideas (small, big, and everywhere in between) include:
All of those things would do nothing but produce great moods! I love it. If you are on board for saying YES, sign up to win free stuff, share it on your social media pages, and use the hashtag #YESTOMOVEMENT to see your moment pop up on their website!
Pretty neat! 🙂
• kitty snuggles
Wherever we go, whatever we do, there they are.
Points one, two and three.
…which reminds me of this article just for you, animal lovers…
• these animal photobombers via Just Something
#5 and #9 made me literally laugh out loud, #18 is Aspen 100%, and #39 is still freaking me out.
• the return of monster salads
Finally. I’ve gotten the motivation to go nuts with the veggie drawer and create obnoxiously large and colorful salads again.
This one started with a spring and baby spinach mix. Layered on top is grape tomatoes, cucumbers, celery, green olives, chick peas, and leftover black and chili beans from Scott’s turkey chili. I drizzled it with plain balsamic vinegar and finished it off with a few twists of ground pepper.
Hopefully the inspiration has now been passed on to you!
and to leave you with a laugh…
• Mr. Pants
Still dying. Happy Friday!
Have a great start to your weekend! 😀
New Girl!!! Woot, I love LOVE it! 😀 It’s one of my favorite shows 😉
Big monster salads, yesss give me some! I love big salads!! When I prepare one, everybody looks at me like: are you seriously gonna eat that? 😉
The yes movement seems really nice. I guess we all need to say yes to something!! I’m checking the page! THanks for sharing! Have a nice weekend!!
Haha, I’m sure I would get those laughs if others were over to see them in person too. 😉
I love kitty pictures! Of course I love my little kitty fur ball so… plus I’ve also started craving salads again… a little unusual for me for this time of the year but it’s happening!
Love that! Enjoy the snuggles… and greens!
Have you tried Think Thin bars? Those are my go-to protein bars….just wondering why you’d choose Zone Perfect over them? (LOVE the purse as well!)
I have tried those, and I do like them! Zone was the first brand I tried and got hooked on hmm… seven years ago? I have a rotation of a few brands going on in my pantry and occasionally include Think Thin!
yum! I’ll have to try some Zone bars 🙂
Miranda @ Lovely Wife Lovely Life
I love New Girl! It’s Christian & my favorite show. Although we haven’t seen this week’s episode yet. Darn State of the Union Address messed up the time 😉
Ha, I still need to catch up too! Just one more thing to look forward to this weekend… 😉
Brie @ Lean, Clean, & Brie
Just started watching New Girl! I love it so far!!
It’s the only one I get mad when Scott doesn’t pay 100% attention to when we’re watching. There’s so many great one liners that can sneak by!
I love Zone Perfect bars! The chocolate chip cooke dough is my fav but Ill have to keep an eye out for that one! That puma pic is hilarrrrrious haha
Amee @ didsomeonesaychocolate.com
I LOVE New Girl! We’ve been watching it since it started. Your cats look so squishy soft and cuddly. Mr Puma Pants made me laugh so hard I had to share it on facebook. Have a great weekend!
This makes me want to go shopping. DON’T torture me like this. 🙂