Good morning! Is today really the twenty-fifth week of Friday Favorites? Holy wow does time fly! But I guess that’s nothing new.
Hopefully your week was filled with plenty of fantastic and funny moments or things you are dying to share at the bottom of this post! And if not, then it can only get better with the weekend creeping up on ya, right?
Anyways, it is my favorite time of week where I share my random finds with you and display them in a traditional bullet point fashion. (Because I am a blogger and that’s what we do.) Happy Friday Favorites!
Friday Favorites #25: Week of 2/21
• Meyer’s Clean Day soaps and surface sprays
I have been using this line of cleaning products since I first discovered it years ago. While I would love to purchase the entire line, I cut down on cost and only buy three main things.
Pictured is the lavender and rosemary Countertop Spray and All-Purpose Cleaner refillable bottles. Also, their dish soaps and hand soaps are more favorites when I run out of my Williams-Sonoma sets.
I swear, I clean more when this stuff is at my house. It all smells so, so good!
• PUMA invisible no show socks
I received these bright PUMA gym socks as part of my Secret Santa presents during the holidays. They came in a pack of three with neon yellow and orange from Home Goods and I fell in love with the fabric right away. Who knew cotton could be so cushy?
I love the look of low gym socks, and I don’t have a problem with them slipping down too much. They also have to be one of the most comfortable pairs I own! I feel like I have just been constantly washing and rotating them since I first put them on.
• Ross’s spray tanning fail
This gem was brought back into my life from a twitter conversation about what kind of spray tans I get!
@hannahwahlen @TheSunOasis me too! I’ve always had a fear of pulling a “Ross”. #Friends http://t.co/LabCOygTT6 CC: @tanya_schneider
— Heather Hesington (@hwglamour) February 20, 2014
Man, I love that show.
• Health Magazine subscription
I haven’t had a subscription to a magazine since college! My mom ordered me Health for Christmas and I have really enjoyed having it sent to me every month.
Also, it was such a pleasant surprise to see a fellow blogger friend and FitFluential Ambassador pop up in a featured article. Go Anne!
(And thanks, Mom!)
• Amy’s Vegetable Lasagna
If you have followed the blog for a hot minute, then you already know I have a thing for Amy’s Kitchen products. It is an all-natural, non-GMO, vegetarian, and organic brand that has saved me many a times!
My most recent obsession has been over their gluten and dairy free vegetable lasagna.
I would bet at least twelve of you cringed reading that. I tend to buy gluten and dairy free products every once in a while and I promise that half the time you don’t even know the ingredients are missing. At 300 calories, it’s not the most filling lunch in the world, but it perfectly curves any lasagna cravings I run into!
Yesterday I enjoyed it with an apple and a handful of wheat crackers.
• Twenty minute walks
I mentioned going on a long walk as part of a tip to help you stay motivated yesterday. Considering this weather has been less than stellar lately, I feel like I am doing good to even get Roadie to use the bathroom outdoors.
A few hours after pressing publish, I took my own advice and finally got the motivation to try a “long” walk with the pup again. Of course, as soon as we got outside it started raining/snowing, but I forced us to take the walk anyways. I bundled up and couldn’t help but take pictures of the gigantic snow piles and slush around our neighborhood.
Miserably wet weather and all, I still enjoyed our time outdoors and am really, really looking forward to a few months from now when I can get back to getting out there every day!
• This video on toilet posture Scott posted on my Facebook wall.
Informative, yet questionably inappropriate to draw attention to me from my husband via social media. Whatever. I did my part in sharing the info with you!
• wood wick candles
Scott seems to find and bring home some unique candles! While on a recent grocery shopping trip to Meijer, he stumbled upon this Wood Essence Afternoon Tea candle made of wood wicks.
The company is called WoodWick (<- I think?) and the wicks actually crackle as they burn! The first time we lit it, we couldn’t figure out what sounded like it was “cooking” for a good bit. I have been loving the sounds and smells in the kitchen this week!
And finally… (for my barre peeps out there!)
• the hilarious (but serious) truth about barre workouts
I miss that burn in my life on a daily basis. “If you’re shaking that means you’re doing it right!” was my go-to line when I taught classes. Ha. So great!
Happy Friday! 😀
walking outside lifts the moods sooo good! I’ve tried Amy’s lasagna, and couldn’t agree with you more! I love it!!! Barre workouts do leave you shaking!!! The next day, is a survival experience 😀 Have a nice weekend!
Hannah@ Sprints & Scones
Ahhh your tweet made me laugh so hard last night, I had to rematch the scene. I die.
My mom got me a subscription this Christmas too! It is almost embarrassing how excited I get when I see a magazine in my mailbox.
Xiomara @ Parkesdale
I love wooden wicks on candles. My favorite one is from Tommy Bahama. I’ve always wanted to try the Meyer’s cleaning product line, but I haven’t tried them yet because I wasn’t sure they would be effective.
I totally get what you’re saying. Days where I think my counters need extra attention, I’ll wipe them down with a Clorox wipe first, then lightly spray and wipe with Meyer’s to get the amazing smell!
I love Wood Wick candles! I don’t have a fireplace, so it’s been nice to have that “crackling” sound during the winter months – my fake fireplace! 🙂 I feel for you with the constant snow. Down here in Georgia, we’ve had a couple “snow storms,” but then it disappeared and we had 70-degree weather! I can’t imagine dealing with the cold and snow for so long. Hang in there!
Exactly! We don’t have a fireplace either so the crackling is comforting 🙂
I’ve seen that brand of cleaning products around, but I have yet to try them out. I typically use Greenworks or Seventh Generation.
Mmmm…Amy’s brand has some pretty amazing food! I absolutely love their burritos. Now I totally need to try that lasagna!
I love Seventh Generation! I feel like that line is pretty similar.
Miranda @ Loving Every Mile
We have SO MANY huge snow piles all over campus. Trucks go around to all the walkways and such in the mornings and scrape all the snow off to the side, so we have MOUNTAINS of gray snow. It’s pretty cute, haha!
It’s so crazy to see! Especially for this southerner!
Bahah that video! I can’t believe Scott posted that on your FB. Too funny. I love wood wick candles; But the rest of my house hold gets easily annoyed by them so I typically just keep them in my room. This week I have been loving my MAC Skin Finish in “Give Me Sun.” So pretty!
Ohh I’ll have to check into that MAC makeup! And yeah, when it comes to sharing things via FB, Scott has no filter. I’ve learned to just roll with it. lol
I love Amy’s lasagna! Wish I could have joined in on the Friday Favorites today. Maybe later? 🙂
The link up is open all week! Feel free to add yours whenever 🙂
Erica @ For the Sake of Cake
I love Health magazine! I haven’t had a chance to flip through that issue yet!
Runner Girl Eats
The barre ecard really cracked me up. I have never felt such intense shaking like in a barre class. I love that barre burn though.
Oooooh that episode of Friends yes! I always find myself thinking about that episode when using self tanner. And when I use my teeth whitening trays…remember THAT episode?!! Bahaaahaa! The lemon verbena is my hands down favorite Meyers scent. I have some geranium that is, whoa…not a fan.