Happy Friday!! I have a feeling this weekend is going to fly, but I’m still looking forward to it. By tomorrow afternoon I will be certified in CPR, so that’s pretty cool.
How was your week? Mine was good. Chilly, but good. Let’s just not talk about the projected weather today and tomorrow… (low of 43? Really, MI?) I’m just not ready.
Instead of dragging that subject out, let’s focus on the fun stuff, like everything that made me smile this week. It’s time for another edition of Friday Favorites! I love to hear what you have been loving too, so feel free to play along in the comments section and/or even link up at the bottom!
Friday Favorites #54: Week of 9/12
• autumn scents and candles
This is totally predictable, I know. I knowww. Regardless, I have been all about the fall scents this week!
I am pretty sure I spent a solid half an hour in Bath & Body Works on Monday trying to decide which scents are the best. The answer? None of them. They are all fantastic!
After going back and forth on the autumn line (and passing over the HUGE pumpkin line of flavors… that was hard) I finally decided on the Leaves refills for our wall flowers. The scent screams warm fall fuzzies and I think the printed leaves on the outside are adorable.
Paired with this Autumn Sky candle in our kitchen, our house smells pretty great right now!
Now I just have to be patient for the beautiful fall foliage to arrive. I saw signs of a change in leave colors yesterday and know it will be here soon!
• Panera Bread hazelnut creme coffee
I order this hazelnut creme coffee every time I visit a Panera. I found it in the form of a 12 ounce bag this week and had to pick it up.
• This If Disney Princes Were Real video via Buzzfeed
Because every now and then we need a dose of reality when it comes to true love and how to find it.
HILARIOUS, and I’m pretty sure Ariel is rocking a version of my glasses.
• how to deal with foot cramps via FitSugar
I have gotten some horrible ones in the past, especially while I’m in training mode. Great tips!
• Chipotle salads
I know I have mentioned my love for Chipotle on the blog several times, but have you ever tried their salads?
That’s the only menu item I have ordered over the past couple of years. Personally, I like to load it up with rice and beans, add fajita veggies, and skip the dressing. You don’t need it with the salsa (or three that I get).
Earlier this week, my friend Alex and I both enjoyed a loaded salad with a side of guacamole and chips. SO good!
• 17 things you should know before you date an athletic girl
Oh my gosh, YES. To all of those! (Take note fellas.)
• Lorna Jane Activewear
I shared these adorable Lorna Jane sports bras with you last week and have two equally exciting outfits to highlight this week!
Pictured below is the Radiate 7/8 Tight, Two Step Bra, and Evie Excel Tank.
I love the mesh on the back of the tights, and the ballerina in me likes that it kind of looks like I am wearing a leotard with the pattern of the tank.
I wore the outfit (without the bra) to Fitness Pilates class last week and had Scott snap a few photos. He only agreed if I did “cool poses”. Ha! I’m not quite sure the one on the right qualifies.
Anyways, I also received the Dark Bloom Active Pant and Flash Excel Tank. Aren’t they fun?
I wasn’t too sure about the pants at first. I liked the pattern but didn’t think I would be sporting them to any kind of workout class. Come to find out, they have a pair of built in shorts inside and are so, so comfortable.
I’ve already worn them around town to run errands, to the movies, and at home whenever they’re clean. I bet they would be perfect for a dance class and cute to rock on a long day of travel!
• open windows
While I’m not sure I am fully ready for cool weather to roll in just yet, we did take advantage of the mid-50 degree weather over the past couple of days by turning off our air conditioning and opening the windows.
I love, love, love being home by an open window when the weather is just right. It’s so calming.
• PUMA Friends & Family sale
PUMA is currently running a sale in stores and online through Monday, September 15th!
Simply use the promo code PUMAFIT14 to receive 40% off at PUMA full price stores (exclusions apply), and 50% off original prices at PUMA outlet stores (no exclusions)!
• favorite HWG posts
>> 12 Things I Get Embarrassingly Excited Over
>> 6 Easy Ways to Make Salads Exciting
Also, if you live in the mid-west and like free groceries, be sure to enter the Meijer gift card giveaway currently going on!
and to leave you with a laugh…
• This daddy/daughter duo dancing to Taylor Swift’s Shake It Off.
Because this will for sure be my life one day. <3
… unless somehow Scott pick’s up some swag. Then it might look a little something like this. Ehh… maybe we’ll just stick to the creepy plastic horse head. 😉
Have a wonderful weekend! xo
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I am right with you in that I am so not on board with the weather, but so very on board with the smells and flavors of fall. Autumn Sky sounds so interesting, and I love the idea of the leaves scent, as long as it doesn’t smell like wet leaves 🙂 Have a fantastic weekend!
Ha, I would agree! Don’t worry, no wet leaves. Just the amazing ambiance of Autumn! <3
Elsie @ Sharing Healthiness
Congrats on your CPR certification!!! Woohooo!
Those Leaves refills are adorable….so cute as decorative pieces.
I definitely try to open my windows more often…feeling fresh air while working out at home feels so good!
I loved the Disney video…but still a girl can dream right? That is what movies are for…
Have fun this weekend!
Thank you!! Fresh air just puts me in the best mood! Enjoy your weekend! xo
Chrissy @ Pink Polish and Running Shoes
Open windows are the best part of this time of year! I need to enjoy it now before it gets too cold. Once winter hits in New England those windows stay shut for good!
Oh girl, I know what that’s like! Enjoy it why you can 🙂
Linda @ Fit Fed and Happy
Look forward to following your blog from now on–I’m following via bloglovin. 🙂
Woo hoo!! Welcome! Thank you so much for reading! 🙂
I loved the Disney video ahaha! Have you seen the After Ever After video on youtube? It follows what “really” happened after the movie and it is hilarious ahaha
Isn’t it great? Ahh, no I need to check that out!
I like those pants! I cannot wait until it gets cooler in Florida so we can open the windows and let some fresh air in!
Thanks!! Oh I hear all about the heat from my mom every week! 😉
Chelsea @ A Fit LittleOne
Omg I’m going to have to save that article “what you should know before dating an athletic girl” and the real disney princesses for while I sit at the doctors lol! And I’m obsessed with your Lorna Jane outfits!! Too cute! Have a great weekend 🙂
Ha, hope you enjoy them! Happy Friday! xo
I need to try that coffee! I am always on the hunt for new morning favorites 🙂
I’m pretty sure I got it at Meijer. I would imagine that most larger retailers have it!
Erin @ Her Heartland Soul
Those Lorna Jane outfits are SO cute! And I love Chipotle. I haven’t been in forever though. I need to change this…
I went through a period where I didn’t have Chipotle for months. I missed it so much! Ha.
Last week I went to BBW and bought a wall flower after hearing you rave about them. I legit spent 30 minutes trying to decide which scent to buy – I settled on Autumn Sky and Cinnamon Pumpkin. Now I can see why you love them so much … it makes me super excited to walk into a nice smelling house 🙂
I’m so glad you like them!! I need to write about this, but if you notice the actual wall flowers (not refills) going bad, don’t throw them out! Bring them into B&BW and they will exchange them for new ones 🙂
That’s awesome – thanks for letting me know! Enjoy your weekend 🙂
I love all of your favorites! Chipotle salads are the best! Bath and body works is having their candle sale today and you can bet I’m headed that way! 🙂
Ohhh man! It’s a good thing I didn’t know about that! 🙂 Enjoy the shopping!
Ashley @ My Food N Fitness Diaries
Oh my GOSH, yes to that article about dating an athletic girl. Haha! I love it. Loving those Lorna Jane outfits!! So cute.
Haha isn’t it great? I just kept nodding and laughing to myself while reading each point 😉
I am allll about Fall scents and eats right now! I think pumpkin/apples are one of the reasons why I LOVE Fall the most!
I need to get to a pumpkin patch and go apple picking this year! Can’t believe I still haven’t done that.
Lauren @ The Bikini Experiment
I did my CPR certification recently and it was quick and painless. Love your Lorna Jane outfits! So cute. Enjoy the weekend and thanks for hosting the link up!
Thanks! Yes, I’m looking forward to the fact of it being a one day process! Happy Weekend 🙂
I LOVE the chipotle salad (without the dressing). It is deliciousness in a bowl. It’s so sad that when I moved, I’m nowhere near a chipotle. I guess I need to recreate it in my home.
Kaylin @ Enticing Healthy Eating
Happy Friday, Heather! Chipotle salads…are a Godsend. They’re fantastic–I agree with ya there! I go for just beans and meats since I’m not a fan of rice (it’s a texture thing…) And I’m not ready for the chillier weather either! I’m in Arkansas and we had a 30 degree drop in average temps. for the day over this past weekend. Which sounds extreme, but it’s actually pretty normal for Arkansas. Our weather here is very unpredictable and bipolar at times. We never trust the weathermen, that’s for sure. They’re wrong half the time. I don’t want summer to leave just yet…:) Have a great one!
I loved the dad/daughter dance off! They get me every time!
I wish I had a Chipotle in my town! Yumm!
Ahhh, Leaves is one of my fave fall scents from Bath and Body!!! It’s still 90 degrees here in Oregon, so I’m having a hard time getting myself to bring out the fall scents just yet. When I do, though, Leaves and anything cinnamon-y will be all over my house! Chipotle salads are bomb! Now I’m craving one. 🙂