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.
(The left two are from Stitch Fix, and the right one is from Hearts.)
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!
• Cat Dancer cat toy
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!
Infused water is a right now favorite from the Tervis obsessed.
Tom @ Raise Your Garden
Ditto that that Jill!
I ALWAYS make a giant glass of water to-go before leaving the house.
A big ‘ol Tervis/waterbottle full of some kind of fruit-infused water is my current grab and go beverage.
Strength and Sunshine
I’m with you! Water (a must) but also coffee and TEA!
Susie @ SuzLyfe
Still so happy for you with this new site! And I am all about water and hydration. Hello, marathoner 😉
Cute necklaces! I’ve always been all about statements. I love fruit infused water right now. All the mint and cucumber I can get.
I haven’t watched Scandal from last night yet, but it is my favorite show!
Amy C. (@RunningEscapade)
I love it too!
I always have water. I went to school for voice and it became such a habit to have a full water bottle at all times!
I always have water to sip throughout the day but I do love my coffee too
Every morning I have my coffee in a Tervis.
Becky @ Olives n Wine
I had never heard of Tervis before moving to Florida – They are EVERYWHERE down here. My husband loves them but I’d love to have a cup or two for myself too 🙂
I always have water or iced coffee with me! I’m an addict! Love your statement necklaces 🙂
Water! I’ve been trying to make infused waters with lemon and fruit to get myself to drink more water. I love the peacock design!
Erin @ Her Heartland Soul
I’m obsessed with Scandal! And those Stitch Fix necklaces are adorable! Happy Friday!
Elsie @ Sharing Healthiness
I a a water girl all the way! Actually room temperature water as I hate frozen water..well my teeth hate it 😉 I love the KIND initiative!! We need more of those 😉
Kelly Runs for Food
I can’t wait to watch last night’s Scandal on my DVR tonight! I just recently discovered Tervis tumblers and now I’m obsessed. I’ve been making some spiced chai tea to take with me to work in the mornings and I love it!
water for the win!
That peacock cup is adorableee! I’ll buy it even if I don’t win!
I always have a cup of water in my car.
I love taking hot tea!!
Ashley @ My Food N Fitness Diaries
water and coffee keep me going daily! I try to drink a gallon of water…and coffee…well depends on the work day 🙂
Lauren @ The Bikini Experiment
Iced coffee for sure!
Stephanie @ My Freckled Life
I normally loved taking iced coffee or hot tea with me on my commute to work (depending on the weather!). But lately I’ve just been all about the water. Pregnancy has made me a camel!
I carry a water bottle with me every day and I love these! I hope to win them!
Some sort of coffee for sure!
Sass N' Dash
Iced coffee for the win!!!!
I always have my water bottle sitting on my desk at work but I take coffee with me every morning!
I carry water every where I go! I drink too much bottled water though – it would be great to have a tumbler so I can reduce the plastic bottles.
Loving that peacock design! I always have at least one of these with me: water, coffee or iced tea.
Sierra & Faith @ Winks and Eyerolls
Happy Friday! So glad to see you are doing the Friday Favorites. We enjoy linking with you 🙂 That burrito and those soups look so good! Is it lunch time yet?!?! Also Grey’s and Scandal fans. Have a great weekend xo Winks and Eyerolls
Ashley @ A Lady Goes West
Love the new Friday Favorites logo, and love all of your faves. I like to take coconut water mixed with regular water to go!
Thank you! We’ll see how long I can stand the “rainbow” 😉 Love coconut water! Happy Weekend!
I love taking iced coffee with me in the summer ( I used to do this all the time in college). Now, I always have a bottle with me at my desk job. A constant reminder to drink more water!
Love Tervis! We used to have 2 – one that said “Captain” and the other said “First Mate.” Not sure where they are now! My favorite beverage to go is coffee!!!
That’s too cute! Love it!
I am always drinking water – so a cute tervis would be perfect for on the go!
Heather @ HeatherRunsFast.com
Water with fruit in it would be my go to beverage to take away. I don’t have a Tervis but have heard such great things about them!
Definitely water always!! Coffee and necessary 🙂
I always have water with me everywhere I go!
I always bring water!
I take water everywhere and really need a new bottle!
Water with Lemon or Hot Tea!
I love Tervis tumblers! I bring water everywhere!
My favorite to-go beverages are water and hot tea!
Turves might be the best company ever! I have so many of them and give them as gifts all the time. Today, I am drinking Crystal Light in mine while my husband packed his to go with coffee. Love them!
Love how I can’t even spell it right…I think I was so excited! TERVIS!!!
Honestly it’s just water! 🙂
The only beverages I really drink are water and coffee (and wine, but I don’t think that would go over so well in a to-go cup), but I love that the tumblers can hold hot or cold drinks!
Good old H2O!
Boring ol water
I’ve been loving statement necklaces too! I jumped on the statement necklace bandwagon a little late since I just bought my first one a couple months ago but I’ve been wearing the heck out of them and loving it!
Running for Berries
Coffees and water always
Shae @ Finance&Fitness
I love drinking coffee and water throughout the day, but lately I’ve been obsessed with different kinds of tea as well!
Coffee!…always coffee lol
Lemon water and usually a very large coffee with almond milk 🙂
My absolute favorite drink to take on the go is a smoothie! Specifically a peanut butter banana spinach smoothie :).
I JUST finished watching the episode of Grey’s from last night and now after seeing the preview for next week, I can’t wait to find out what happens. I hate being caught up though cause it means having to wait, whereas, if I stockpile a bunch of shows, it’s one goody after the other! haha
I hope I can find that new burrito. It looks so awesome and love that it’s dairy-free!
Haha I completely agree! I always go through phases of watching and then saving and watching them in clumps 😉
Water and coffee are my to-go drinks! That burrito looks good, I’ll have to look for it!
You won’t be disappointed!
water or coffee or tea! Good thing tea and coffee are just some sort of water with a flavor lol
Hot green tea or Comfort Joy! So good!
Sara @ Lake Shore Runner
Thanks for hosting! I am loving statement necklaces lately too. My favorite on the go beverage is a smoothie
Yum!! I don’t know why I never think to bring smoothies with me!
I love ice cold water!
My favorite beverage to take is a smoothie.
Ange @ Cowgirl Runs (@cowgirlruns)
Coffee or water for me – or a smoothie if I need breakfast!
Coffee with vanilla soy milk creamer!!
I am always toting around a tervis of water and bring a large tervis of coffee to work with me every am 🙂
definitely water! love tervis cups!
Water is the one I carry to-go most often, but a smoothie would be my next pick!
Flavored seltzer or coffee!!
I love taking an iced coffee to go!
Definitely water!! 🙂
Definitely water if it’s a cold drink…in winter I feel like I just don’t drink enough, so having water bottles around is an absolute necessity to encourage me to drink. For warm drinks, I’m obsessed with naturally flavored teas!
Kisses from the Sun
Oh you must watch How to Get Away with Murder, especially if you like Scandal! I enjoy both every Thursday night. And my newest obsession is The Blacklist. SO GOOD! I’ve watched the first season on Netflix. I can’t wait to see what the cat toy joy brings! I love cats, I mean REALLY love cats. I have one cat now named Patch and he’s a character. I’d say my favorite beverage to take on the go lately is hot chocolate.
Aw, I’m pretty fond of our kitties too. They’re such snuggle bugs! <3
Water, coffee, or tea 🙂
Stacy @ Sweating Tulipz
I can’t leave the house without water. Sometimes I take both coffee and water if it is going to be a long day!
I know it’s boring, but most often I bring water with me on the go. Cute water bottles always make it easier to drink a lot of water!
I’m a singer, so water is my go-to. I have to keep those vocal chords hydrated!!
Water always. I feel naked if I’m out of the house and don’t have a bottle of water with me!
Tiff @ Love, Sweat, & Beers
Coffee coffee coffee! 🙂
Side note, I’ve never done soup over noodles, but I should. I have been loving soup so much this winter!
It’s the best comfort food when it’s cold out!
I usually have iced coffee, iced tea, or iced water with me.
Water with lemon in my standard go to drink in a thermos or bottle. I can’t leave home without it!
just plain old water!
Hot water with lemon every morning!
Hot coffee always…it’s freeeezing in New England!
I take my Tervis filled with ice water everywhere!
Nicole in STL
I always have a Tervis nearby full of ice water!
Ice Water, Coffee, and Tea are my go-to’s!!!
I love the new Friday Favorites logo. 🙂
I take water with me everywhere! I never had a Tervis tumbler, but I have a friend who’s obsessed with them.
I like bringing hot tea to go 🙂