Good morning, and a very Happy Friday to you!
I, for one, am extremely excited for this weekend. I don’t know what we are doing or where we are going, but I was told to take off of work through Tuesday and pack a bag to go out of town. Tomorrow is my birthday, and I’m so pumped!
Today is officially the last day of my twenties. I turn the big 3-0 at midnight tonight! Yeesh. It all seems pretty crazy, but I’m embracing it.
What do you say we kick off the party with this week’s edition of Friday Favorites?
This is the part of the week I take a look back to share new product finds, funny or informative articles, and a collection of things that made me smile. 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!
Friday Favorites #86: Week of 4/24
• sleep aromatherapy pillow mist
I received this lavender vanilla pillow mist spray from the sleep line at Bath & Body Works as an early birthday gift and am completely obsessed. With just a quick spray as I turn in at night, I have been going from stressed to sleep within minutes.
The fresh spa scent is perfectly overwhelming, and it has an instant calming effect I urge anyone to experience for themselves. You won’t be disappointed!
• Koss FitClips earbuds
I first tried out these Koss FitClips as part of a review in 2013. The design was made by women, for women, and I honestly haven’t found a better earbud that fits and actually stays in my ear throughout the duration of my run since.
I love the cool colors they come in, and am thrilled they have held up through many, many runs thus far. I was also sent the FitBuds back in December 2013, which I liked too, but I eventually gave them to a friend to get more use out of them. I can’t get past the FitClips!
• Cocotein coconut water protein
I introduced this brand of coconut water with whey (milk) protein isolate in my latest Vitamin Shoppe haul. I finally gave it a try after my workout on Wednesday and really liked it!
I am not the best at refueling with protein after a workout, but I’m always on top of the water. I love that this drink combines the protein I need with hydration. A full bottle is considered to be one serving, and is recommended to drink after a strenuous workout.
I wasn’t sure how I would feel about the coconut flakes, but they didn’t bother me at all. I’ll be sure to keep my eyes peeled for more bottles in the future!
• Unforgivable by Sean John
It had been ages since I updated my perfume collection. In need of a new scent, I came home with Unforgivable Woman by Sean John on a visit to the outlets over the weekend. Whoops.
The scent is anything but new, but it’s new to me and I already love it. What is currently your go-to perfume?
• favorite posts from the Interwebs
» The 25 Happiest Animals In the World via Buzzfeed
(I can’t. Every single photo is flipping hilarious.)
» 20 Things To Do When You’re 30 That Will Make Life Better At 50 via The Open Mind
» This 44 Best Body-Weight Exercises Video (<- um, insane!)
• new husband voodoo doll
I received this New Husband Voodoo Doll in an early birthday basket from friends last weekend, and I thought it was great!
Scott isn’t really a “new” husband, but he still got a kick out of it too. My favorite action has to be “Don’t squeeze my love-handles!”
I mean… nobody likes that, right?
• Birthday Cake Oreos
You guys. I went from not having Oreos for years to eating them constantly.
Have you seen this flavor yet?
Considering my birthday is tomorrow, I don’t even feel bad about it. And hey, did you guys know Oreos are accidentally vegan? True story. I’m not saying that makes it okay to eat an entire sleeve of them, I’m just sayin’.
• favorite LIL posts
» More Blogging Tips For Beginners
» Detroit Science Center & Green Dot Stables
• Friday funnies
I’m sorry, but I just couldn’t resist a fresh batch of Friday “punnies”…
And the animal of all puns…
Have a great weekend!
Disclaimer: Friday Favorites is a series of posts that features items I genuinely want to share with you. While #FFavorites isn’t sponsored, affiliate links may appear from time to time. As always, any support is much appreciated! <3
I’m going to Bath & Body on my way home to check out the sleep line. I haven’t been in a while and clearly I’ve been missing out.
Have a fabulous Friday Heather! xoxo
Yes, I guess you have! 😉 I’m sure you’ll love anything you pick up. I could easily go home with the entire line! Thanks Jill, Happy Weekend!
Heather Dawn (@mylittlehea)
Birthday cake oreos are my favorite so I try not to buy them unless it’s birthday time for someone in my life because I can do some damage! Love that animal pun collage, lol!! Happy Friday!
They’re SO good! hehe… glad you enjoyed that as much as I did!
Happy early birthday!!!! 🙂 Looks like a great week. I think I NEED that pillow spray, it sounds soooo amazing…and I LOVE all the friday funnies. So cute!!
Thanks so much, Tara! I think you would love it!
I use the sleep line at B&B Works body scrub in lavender. Amazing scrub. I’ve been reading about essentiall oils and their uses especially lavender for sleep. Just ordered some. The voodoo doll – funny. Would love to give that for a wedding shower gift.
Oh I bet the scrub is awesome! It’s such a wonderful scent. I believe she go it at Francesca’s but you can get them online too from the links I provided! 🙂
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Happy early birthday! I hit the big 30 in February and so far it’s been great!
Woo hoo, awesome to hear… Happy Birthday to you, too!
Beth @ Running with the Sunrise
Happy early birthday! I hope your hubby does something great for you. And those birthday cake Oreos sound amazing. I may have to try some when I’m done with my clean eating challenge. It’s too bad that they don’t sell them in packages of five or some reasonable number. 🙂 Have a wonderful weekend and birthday!!
I know, right? A sleeve seems like plenty… but then again, it doesn’t. 😉 Thank you!
Erin @ Her Heartland Soul
Ahh I love those animal puns! And pillow misters! It’s amazing what a difference they can make in the atmosphere of a room!
Right? Now I need to go get the candles, soaps, and lotions. (Ridiculous.) 😉
Hope you have a terrific birthday! Can’t wait to read about your surprise trip! Enjoy!
Thank you so much, Jody! xo
Chelsea @ Raw N' Toned
Omg, those animals at the bottom! Too freakin’ hilarious!! And seriously, mind blown, how did they get 20 grams of protein in that coconut water?? It looks just like coconut water, and not cloudy from anything else!
I really don’t know!! I will definitely be buying more in the future!
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Have a wonderful birthday weekend, Heather! 🙂
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That coconut water looks really interesting – I’m not the best at remembering to refuel either, so it’s nice that it combines protein and hydration! I think the only Oreo I’ve had that I didn’t like was the berry-flavored one… the birthday cake ones are lovely 😀 Have a great birthday weekend!
Jessie @ Just Jessie
I love that sleep spray stuff! I don’t use it all the time, but I definitely recommend it. And that sherbert picture was TOO funny! Hope you have a wonderful birthday weekend!
Annette Perkins (@FitnessPerks)
Happy early birthday!! I hope you have a blast celebrating it <3 <3
Ashley @ My Food N Fitness Diaries
Sounds like a fun weekend is in store for you! Can’t wait to hear about it! Happy Birthday to you!! Aaand I’m a total Oreo lover, but rarely buy them because I have no self control. I have yet to try the birthday cake ones – gotta get on that! 😉
Strength and Sunshine
Ah! You have the same birthday as my brother! Haha!
Happy early birthday!!!!! And now I’m totally craving Oreos 🙂
I totally forgot about that spray…I had some once and it really did make a difference! Those animal puns….hahaha
Hope you have a wonderful birthday! I’m sure you will be treated like a queen! Much deserved especially when turning the big 3-0! Enjoy! 🙂
Sierra&Faith Winks and Eyerolls
Happy Friday and happy early birthday! That husband voodoo doll is hilarious and so are those animal funnies! Enjoy your weekend and time celebrating 🙂
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Happy Birthday!! And omgosh, I just watched the body weight exercises video, and I had no idea that single leg burpees were a thing! Holy crap.
I’m glad I’m not the only one that really really likes a good pun. My mom and I text each other with them several times a week. So silly but great for a giggle.
My new scent I love is Christina Aguilera’s Red Sin… not usually the package or marketing I’d be drawn to, but I really love it. Spicy and floral and super interesting. Although I can’t wear scents to work so one bottle takes me forever to get through.
Have a wonderful birthday weekend!
Happy Birthday! I just turned 30 too and it actually has been great!! Rock it!
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Happiest of Birthdays! Can’t wait to find out what your sweet hubby has up his sleeves for your weekend. How fun!
Loving all the yummy scents you shared this week. i’ve never heard of the pillow spray, but it sounds pretty neat.
And yes to anything birthday cake flavored. Yum!
Happy Happy Birthday, Heather! Hope you have a TERRIFIC 30th birthday weekend. 🙂
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