Hi friends, it’s Friday… woot!
It’s also my favorite time of the 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.)
As always, I invite you all to play along in the comments section by sharing your favorite things about the week, and also utilize the link up tool by clicking the blue button at the bottom to link up your #FFavorites posts!
Now onto this week’s list of Friday Favorites! Ready? Go.
Friday Favorites #59: Week of 10/17
• bareMinerals Bronzer
I have been using bareMinerals makeup for years. I turned to MAC bronzers in my dancing days, but I finally ran out of my stash of them last week.
Instead of replacing my MAC compact, I made a trip to Ulta and gave the bareMinerals READY bronzer in The Skinny Dip a try.
I have been using it all week and love it!
• BODYPOP Royal Peplum Jacket
Have you guys heard of the BODYPOP Active clothing line yet? It’s founded by Cassey Ho from Blogilates and is so bright and fun.
I had the pleasure of meeting Cassey over the summer at the IDEA World Fitness Convention and think she’s incredibly talented. Her line is so cute!
And just in case any of you are wondering, she is also super sweet.
She gifted me this Royal Peplum Jacket before I left her booth and I have been all about wearing it lately.
The peplum waist is so unique and adorable!
Speaking of cute jackets and long sleeves, I can’t get enough of the ones that have thumbholes.
(BODYPOP Royal Peplum Jacket shown above)
(lucy Run Your Heart Out Long Sleeve)
I hate when my sleeves rise up, especially when it happens while running.
Thumbholes for the win, ya’ll!
• fall foliage
In reference to the photos above, how gorgeous are the red, orange and yellow leaves on the ground?
And these trees in our backyard?
The sight of fall foliage will never, ever get old. It’s the best! <3
• cider mill visit with Dad
I also treasure this time of year because it’s the season of cider mills.
My dad is in Michigan to help out at my grandmother’s house for a few weeks and stopped by our house on Monday before his drive up north.
A visit from Dad always equals a visit to the cider mill if it’s open!
We made sure to get a couple of hot ciders, a small bag of cider mill donuts, and left with two of their best apple products.
• unique autumn vegetables
(I guess this is the Friday Favorites of segues to the next bullet point?)
After stocking up at the cider mill, we stopped by a farmer’s market on the way home and stumbled upon some funny (to me) looking vegetables.
(mini pumpkin and mini gourds)
I don’t know why they make me smile, but they do. So interesting looking!
• curling wands
I feel like my hair is finally starting to grow. Woo hoo!
It’s out of the awkward length and is long enough to curl. To celebrate, I have been putting my straightener aside and turning to my curling wands instead over the last couple of weeks.
Conair YOU curl 1/2 to 1 inch barrel // Conair YOU curl XL barrel
If the thought of using a curling wand intimidates you, don’t let it. I shared a tutorial on how I curl my hair last year and – believe me – if I can train myself to do it, so can you!
• foam rolling
Ahh, foam rollers! I don’t even hate to love them anymore. With all of my training and running lately, I love to love them.
I actually look forward to the time of night where I take a good ten minutes to roll out my sore muscles while I watch television.
I bought the orange one at DICK’s when I was training for my first half over two years ago. I believe the current version they sell of it is purple, but there are tons of similar foam rollers to choose from.
It was the best $30 investment ever!
I recently picked this Thera-roll 3.5″ firm roller (also from DICK’s) up, and it has been amazing to work out tightness in my feet and neck.
If you still have yet to try foam rolling, I strongly urge you to give it a try.
Even just a few minutes a day does a world of difference for me!
• YOU GUYS!
Ever since I posted this Letter of Hope, I have received over a handful of contributions to my fundraising page for the Hope Water Project… from YOU GUYS! Readers of this blog that I’ve never even met.
I am almost half way to my goal and plan to contribute myself as a final push over the weekend. You really blow my mind in the best way, ya’ll.
Thank you so much for your kind efforts and generosity! <3
• favorite HWG posts
>> NASM Certified Personal Trainer
>> At-Home Dumbbell Strength Workout
>> 2 Year Michigan Move-iversary: A Year of Highlights
Have a wonderful weekend! xo
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I LOVE that peplum jacket- and yay for thumbholes!! I miss living up north this time of year with the fall foliage- lucky you!
Don’t worry… it’s the beautiful buffer we get before the Polar Vortex hits. Be jealous now, but just wait a month or so. I’ll be trying my best to get down south to the sunshine! 😉
First off, because I didn’t say it Wednesday, congratulations on your certification! I’m really excited for you to see where it will all lead!
Next, I need those capris….
Thank you so much, Suzy! The capris are from Fabletics. You can read my full review here. https://lifeinleggings.com/fashion/fitness-fashion-fabletics-giveaway/ I LOVE them! Also, thanks… Happy Weekend!
And have a great weekend! Good luck with your final push!
I love that hair curler! I have the same one and it it sooo much easier to use than it seems.
That’s what I keep telling people! It makes me giggle when people get intimidated by using them, but then they can curl their hair using a hair straightener. THAT is one technique I will never master. Kudos to them! 😉
Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine
Any shirt with thumbholes….LOVE!
Apple Salsa!? Amazing!!!
Apple salsa = best fall dip ever (except anything involving pumpkin, of course) 😉
Love, love, love that jacket! It is so cute, and made me totally want to check out her line! I have watched and used some of her videos and my oh my does she know how to make your body burn in such a sort amount of time!
Thank you! You should… the quality is right up there with the best of ’em! I was really impressed with her line when I saw it all. She’s a great workout trainer and inspiration!
Elsie @ Sharing Healthiness
Weird looking vegetables also make me smile! Those mini gourds are seriously hilarious! 😉 I really need to buy a shirt with thumbholes because I hate it when the cold sweeps in through my sleeves….Have a great weekend! Xx
I literally have no clue what to do with them. I’m convinced they are just for looks. (Although I have read plenty of articles on how to use them!) Ha. Yes, you should! Thumbholes are the best. Happy Weekend!
Annette Perkins (@FitnessPerks)
Congrats on being a certified PT!! Wahoo!
I love shirts with thumbholes too-they’re the bomb. Wearing my fabletics one-davis jacket- right now!
Thanks so much! Love Fabletics jackets. <3
Sierra&Faith Winks and Eyerolls
Love thumbholes! And your ring is gorgeous by the way 🙂 Never realized brussel sprouts grew like that. Congratulations on your certification! Have a great weekend xo
~Sierra & Faith
@Winks and Eyerolls
Thank you! Ha, neither did I. I thought it was the funniest thing!
Erin @ Her Heartland Soul
I love fall farmers markets! And that jacket is too cute! I’m glad you got to spend time with your dad. I miss mine.
Thanks! We only had a day together and it was the day before my CPT test… so I was pretty distracted. I’m hoping to sneak up to my grandma’s next week to see them both!
Pretty Little Grub
Thumbholes on shirts are the single greatest invention! Also curling wands are amazing. I burn myself a lot when I use them because I refuse to use a glove but I love the long lasting curls I get.
Right?? So great! Oh no! I used to get myself every now and then, but I’ve finally mastered the art of “the perfect angle” to avoid burning. I have a glove too but also refuse to use it! What’s wrong with us? 😉 Happy Friday!
Hi Heather! Happy Friday! I really like that white peplum jacket. And of course, thanks for hosting the link-up. 🙂
Thanks! And you’re so welcome! Loved your faves this week. Enjoy the weekend! xo
Ashley @ My Food N Fitness Diaries
The peplum jacket is TOO CUTE! I am totally loving it. And I’m so with you on the thumb holes thing. It’s the little things, right? 😉 Happy Friday!
Ha, totally! Thanks, enjoy the weekend and good luck with studying!!
Amanda @ Diary of a Semi-Health Nut
That jacket it so stinkin’ cute! I’m also a fan of the thumb holes…to the point where I won’t buy a jacket for running if it doesn’t have them! #seriousbusiness
I need to get out and take pictures of the leaves in our area..so gorgeous. Hearts in my eyeballs gorgeous!
Happy Friday! 🙂
Haha, it really is. Glad I’m not the only one who does that! Enjoy the leaves!
Nadia @ The View Is Beautiful
That jacket is beyond cute! I love running tops with thumb holes too, I got some really nice ones at Old Navy surprisingly!
Old Navy has some great activewear!
Lauren @ The Bikini Experiment
I love that jacket on you! It is the perfect time of year for it. Very unique piece. Glad you got to spend some time with your dad this week. 🙂
Thanks for hosting today’s link up and have a great weekend!
Thanks, Lauren!! I chose it because it was unlike any one I own or have even seen! <3 peplum. Thank you for linking up!
that peplum jacket is kah-yoot! i’d probably twirl and twirl and twirl just to see the peplum folds float around me. is that weird? ha! in any case i’m loving this season too! it’s finally starting to feel like fall around here so i couldn’t be more excited!
Haha, don’t put it past me. I’ve done some great twirling in my days! 😉 Enjoy the weekend!
Can I just say that your engagement/wedding rings are GORGEOUS?!
Love the Peplum jacket!
you are too cute and stylish! teach me. haha
Ha, stop. But thanks! So are you 🙂
The peplum jacket is absolutely perfect on you.
I’m with you on the curling rods, you basically can’t mess it up. I’ll do the bottom layer of my hair, and then get bored and just start lazily curling the top, and it still ALWAYS looks good. Blows my mind.
Aw you are so sweet, thank you Kay! And don’t worry… I do that all the time too!
OMG! I LOVE that peplum jacket 🙂 So cute!
What size of the Peplum jacket did you purchase?? Is the white see-through at all? I keep debating between the white and the black!
I have an XS, but I have a very petite upper body frame (chest included) 😉 I usually go between an XS an S in jackets. The white isn’t see-through. I know, I debated between the white and black too! I ended up going with the white because it’s so unique. Hope this helps!