Hi friends! It’s a very happy (first) Friday here on Life In Leggings!
Since there have been a lot of new faces this week, I wanted to take a minute to reintroduce Friday Favorites. For the last seventy-six (whoa!) weeks, I have shared what I have been loving lately through a favorites series and link-up every Friday. Here, I take a look back at the week and share new finds, informative articles, or just things that make me smile!
From beauty products and food to funny videos and life hacks, you just never know what is going to pop up! I always invite you to join in on the party too by sharing your favorites for the week in the comments section.
If you are a blogger, make sure to look for the blue Inlinkz button at the bottom and link up your own #FFavorites posts too!
(Scroll to the bottom to grab this new button code!)
(By the way, does it look too much like unicorn sparkles or Rainbow Bright?)
(I gave up after three totally different attempts.)
(We’ll just roll with it. #unicornffavoritesftw)
• statement necklaces
I’m sure I have featured each of these more than once on the blog before, but in general, I have been loving statement necklaces over the past couple of weeks.
Colorful, bulky necklaces like these can dress a plain shirt or dress up in a matter of seconds. I love pairing them with button-up long sleeve dress shirts, maxi dresses, and even a black romper and heels for a night out!
I received this fun little diddy in a care package from Cat’s Pride as part of a campaign I’m working on. Who knew this complimentary Cat Dancer toy would bring such joy to the girls?
Stay tuned for a funny video montage coming soon, but for now, just know it’s an amazing toy for under $2. Who knew?
• Random Acts of Kindness Day (February 17th)
Have you ever heard of or tried KIND bars?
(Throwback to my dancing days. Oh, hey tights and boots.)
I have been a fan of their snack bars for a while, but I am even more excited about what their company is doing to spread the love. Next week, the KIND team will be spreading kindness across Detroit to celebrate Random Acts of Kindness Day!
An integral part of the KIND’s DNA is collaborating with the community to help make the world a little kinder. Next Tuesday, the KIND team will perform 24 acts of kindness, one to represent each hour of the day. These acts will range from buying coffee for everyone in line at Starbucks in Royal Oak and Biggby Coffee in Birmingham, Berkley, and Ferndale to dropping off KIND bars to the Detroit Fire Department, and will take place throughout the city from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
How awesome is that? In honor of Random Acts of Kindness Day, I challenge you to commit to even one random act of kindness. If you need some ideas of how to spread the love, try donating something you really love to charity, paying a fee for the car behind you at the toll booth, or buying a coffee for the car behind you at a breakfast drive-thru!
• new Amy’s burrito flavor
Y’all know I love me some Amy’s burritos. While I was restocking this week, I noticed a brand new flavor on the freezer shelves!
That’s right. Gluten-free black beans & quinoa. It’s pretty much the best idea ever. If you happen to see it, please buy and try it.
• soup over noodles
Speaking of Amy’s (you’d think I was being paid to say this by now… nope… I’m just that obsessed), I can’t get enough of their soups over noodles this week. I finally captured it and shared my new love for the easiest lunch ever on Instagram a few days ago.
Keeping the tradition going strong, I had another version of soup over noodles last night for dinner. This time, I went for Progresso Light Chicken Corn Chowder over whole wheat spaghetti.
Yeah, that was pretty delicious too. As long as this freezing weather keeps on keepin’ on, I have a feeling that soup over noodles will continue to dominate in our household.
• The return of Grey’s Anatomy & Scandal (#TGIT)
Okay, I still haven’t seen a full episode of How To Get Away With Murder, but I can vouch for Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal.
For those of you who haven’t gotten into the line-up yet, here’s a fun video highlighting the leading ladies of #TGIT. I really did miss the drama during the weeks in December and January that #TGIT took a hiatus. There aren’t many television shows I like to watch on a regular basis, but this group of shows back-to-back is where it’s at. One of these days I’ll actually get to the third one. So good!
• new (old) iPhone case
In need of a new iPhone case (my previous one cracked… boo!), I dug around my closet and found one I picked up at least six months ago from Five Below. Seriously. Five dollars for this adorable polka dot Pink Chandelier Mary Beth case?
Such a great deal! That store is amazing.
• Giveaway Winners (Round 1)
Wow. As I was putting together LIL Giveaway Week, I had no idea it would get the awesome response it did. You guys all rock!
Thank you for getting excited with me for the launch of this new site and for jumping on board so quickly. Every single one of your comments and entries into the giveaways made me smile as I read them. <3
You have won a $100 Lorna Jane Gift Card!
You have been emailed and will need to respond with your shipping address to claim your prize.
You each have won a pair of Reebok Skyscapes or Reebok ONE Series Running Shoes!
All six winners have been emailed and need to respond with your size, style and color preferences.
You have won one month of (online) Web-Based Personal Training!
You were selected the winner of the (local) 30-Day Personal Training Experience!
Both winners have been emailed and will need to respond to claim their training packages.
• LIL Giveaway Week Finale: Tervis
Just for good measure, here’s one last giveaway to close out the week!
I have featured Tervis tumblers several time on the blog before.
In my opinion, Tervis produces the best plastic cups, water bottles, and to-go insulated beverage containers out there. Thanks to our talented and very generous friend who is a graphic designer for them (Hi Rusty!), our Tervis collection keeps growing and growing. How cute is the colorful line?
This bright bunch of 16 oz. tumblers has been what I gravitate towards for almost anything from water throughout the day to milk before bed every single day. I absolutely love them all!
I am also a huge fan of their water bottles. I own the “H” initial bottle as well as a Detroit Pistons bottle, and they both continuously rotate in and out of our dishwasher. I literally use one of them almost every day, and have been ordering the same ones as gifts for friends too.
I love that they are insulated, keep warm beverages warm, cool beverages cool, and feature a spill-proof flip-up top. Rusty asked if I would be interested in giving away a couple of my favorite tumblers to you, so I happily jumped on board!
One (final) Life In Leggings reader will win two Tervis tumbler water bottles. Together, we selected specific bottles I thought a variety of readers would enjoy.
If you aren’t a runner, maybe you could keep the peacock wrap for yourself and gift the other to a friend or family member. I think they’re both adorable.
Leave a comment on this blog post sharing your favorite beverage to take with you: cold or hot. (Mine is water… or coffee, obviously.) You must also enter at least one additional entry into Rafflecopter.
a Rafflecopter giveaway
You have until Midnight Monday, February 16th E.S.T to enter the giveaway. The winner will be announced first thing Tuesday Morning with the rest of the Giveaways and winners.
Good luck, and thank you, Tervis!
Have a great weekend!