Good morning and Happy Friday!
I hope you’ve all have a had a wonderful week. I am gearing up for the weekend, and ready for it to really start after I’m done with my last appointment at the gym Saturday afternoon. We have a dinner and movie date planned for tonight, so I’ll just pretend we are starting early anyways.
But enough about my pre-weekend recap… it’s time for this week’s edition of Friday Favorites!
As always, I invite you to play along and chime in with your faves on the comments and link-up sections below!
Friday Favorites #93: Week of 6/12
• Dunkin’ Donuts coffee
It’s no secret that I love my Dunkin’ Donuts coffee. While I am a fan of Starbucks drinks, I will always turn to Dunkin’ for a regular original or flavored coffee. I often buy the French Vanilla and Hazelnut bags while grocery shopping, and if I’m ever in a retail store, I make sure to stock up on my coffee there!
Scott and I happily celebrated National Donut Day last Friday with a stop into a Dunkin’ Donuts. I left with a pound of each of the flavors you see above, and they will forever remain my faves!
• microwave lid
Do any of you use a cover plate in your microwave?
I picked this under $2 microwave lid up from IKEA about four years ago. I put it over my plate or bowl any time I microwave something, and it has saved me from having to clean the entire inside of the microwave filled with splatters plenty of times.
Do yourself a favor and say goodbye to paper towels leaking into your food, and hello to a microwave lid. You can find them at most home goods stores on the cheap or even online here, here, and here (<- love the pig nose!).
• TRX (suspension training)
I have been loving the TRX lately.
I’m completely spoiled having access to two at the gym, and it’s hard for me not to put it in a workout these days.
For those of you new to these yellow and black straps, the TRX Suspension Trainer is a simple, yet extremely effective workout system that leverages gravity and your bodyweight to perform hundreds of exercises. You’re in control of how much you want to challenge yourself on each exercise, all by adjusting your body position to add or decrease resistance.
You can do anything from full body squat rows to biceps curls and triceps extensions. It’s a great tool to have in a gym, and in a perfect world I would own one at home, too.
• this commercial
I saw this Mountain Dew Kickstart commercial a few times this week, and I literally laughed out loud each time I saw it. I even had to go back and rewind it a few times just to see the dog shake his rump-shaker. Please watch it and tell me you didn’t just smile from ear to ear!
Anddd then the extended version of just the dog. Hilarious.
• fuzzy & tall socks
I realize this probably sounds lame, but I have a serious love for fuzzy and tall socks. I’ll have one or the other on every night when I get home, and often go to bed with them on, even though I’ll subconsciously kick them off before I wake up the next morning.
They’re instantly on my feet the second I get out of the shower and/or put sweats on. Bonus points if they have little grips on the bottom, too!
Also lame but very true this week, I can’t seem to get enough berries.
Scott brought several cartons of a combination of strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries home last night and said he got some for as little as $1! Heck yes!
• Favorite LIL posts
» Bodyweight Pilates Core Workout
» Amanda’s Cinderella Themed Bridal Shower
• Friday funnies
Kicking things off with an ode to Disney princesses and Mean Girls.
Anddd finishing with a few valid points…
Have a great weekend!
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YES always to DD coffee at home, I buy the stuff in bulk from Bj’s! TRX is such a fun blast I always leave feeling like I’ve never worked out before, it’s a great feeling. Jennifer is a Disney Princess….now there is proof! I hadn’t seen that yet. Happy Friday!
I went strawberry picking yesterday and am in heaven! My goal is to make something, not just eat them by the handful.
That’s something I still have yet to do. I’m hoping we find a strawberry festival sooner than later! Have fun with your recipe!
Hahaha you just made my day with the commercial! Love it!!!
It definitely got me too!
I love DD coffee! I always forget to buy it and bring it home.. Love their iced coffee! 🙂
Making my own cups at home might actually be a little too convenient… 😉
Janelle @ Run With No Regrets
A microwave lid is a good idea…I’ll have to look into that! I did not have a donut on Donut Day…shame on me, lol! Love the Disney Princess memes!
You should make up for that this weekend! 😉
Heather Dawn (@mylittlehea)
I don’t know how long we’ve been using a microwave cover, but it’s a must! I love fuzzy socks, but they’re not quite an essential for me in Florida since I tend to keep the temp pretty comfortable or I’ll just freeze in the apartment. Loving your Disney funnies, have a great weekend!
Erin @ Her Heartland Soul
Bahaha that dog dancing!! And I love those Disney pictures. And TRX! Happy weekend girl!
Thanks Erin, you too!!
Lauren @ The Bikini Experiment
Believe it or not I have two of thoe microwave covers and I am still bad about using them! Have a great weekend and thanks for hosting the link up. 🙂
You should bust them out! It’s so easy to throw them in the dishwasher when they need a good clean. Cleaning the microwave is so much easier, too!
Kelly Runs for Food
I totally agree that dunkin has the best regular coffee! That and Panera’s hazelnut, which is amazing. That whole disney mean girls thing is one of the funniest ever!
I am also obsessed with Panera’s Hazelnut. I just had a cup this week! <3
Emily @ My Healthyish Life
I NEED that microwave cover! Don’t know why I haven’t invested in one yet. I also love TRX. I wish more gyms had them available for use!
I know! One of these days I will most likely invest in one for my home, too!
Thanks for hosting this! I just found your blog and am excited to follow along and get some good tips to get my butt into gear and live a little healthier. 🙂 And so random about the microwave thing, but we have used one of those FOREVER. People always ask what it is and I’m excited to share that tip! Happy Friday!
Hi Lauren, welcome!! I’m so glad you clicked over, and I hope you enjoy the Friday link up! 🙂
Ashley @ A Lady Goes West
Happy Friday, Heather! Oh the life of a fitness person — you NEVER have weekends off. 🙂 And I have been using the TRX a lot more as well, because it’s part of the Orangetheory classes that I teach and take. And the microwave cover plate? My Mom has one and I always think I need one, but don’t have one right now. My favorite of the week? OF COURSE, it’s my new puppy! 🙂 TGIF!
Haha so true! I’ve actually had quite a few off since I started working outside of the home, but I remember the days I used to teach Saturdays AND Sundays. That got old pretty fast! Happy Weekend 🙂
Jennifer Lawrence is perfection. And you’re not lame, because tall fuzzy socks are the greatest thing ever. I don’t care how hot it gets, they stay out all year long.
YES to summer berries! I got the biggest tub of blueberries yesterday I’m probably going to finish by the weekend.
I have a TRX kit in my amazon cart. It’s so so tempting to add it to my home gym.
Have a wonderful weekend Heather!
I love dunkin but buying it adds up! I’ve been making my own iced coffee or cold brew rather so maybe I’ll test out a bag or two. Also, microwave covers are clutch, yet I have only used it when I was at my sister’s house. Have a fabulous weekend!
Sierra&Faith Winks and Eyerolls
Happy Friday! Lol definitely haven’t seen a microwave lid in awhile but wouldn’t knock trying one. Not lame at all, berries are delicious! Especially this time of year when they are in season. Have a great weekend xo Winks and Eyerolls
Berries are also my summer staple, I can eat them with anything, anywhere, anytime! Also your memes are too hilarious, I personally think disney princesses can be used to describe every conspiracy theory out there. Same with mean girls– too quotable. I always wonder how long it takes people to match pictures of celebrities and their outfits to similar looking images, it could be a full-time job!
I love all your Disney pictures! TRX is super fun and challenging. I’m excited to use the one at my parents’ house some this summer. Berries and socks aren’t lame at all, and I definitely should look into getting a microwave cover. I pretty much just use paper towels or hope nothing splatters, neither of which is an excellent strategy. Have a great weekend, Heather!
Kelsey Mann Peacock
Love microwave covers! They keep our microwave so much cleaner 🙂 Love summer berries too! I’ve been living off fruit protein smoothies for breakfast, yum!
Amanda @ Slimplify Life
This is the neatest linkup shin-dig!!! Thanks girlfriend! xo
Dani @ DaniCaliforniaCooks
I absolutely love fuzzy tall socks…I travel for work on planes every week and I always put on an embarrassing pair of socks because I get so cold!
Love the Disney version of Mean Girls- YOU CAN’T SIT WITH US!! haha!
I hope you have a great weekend! Thanks for hosting the link up!
Erin G. @ Treats and Sneaks
Berries are making a comeback for me right around now, too! So delicious this time of year 🙂 Happy Friday!
Dunkin’ coffee is THE best!! Have a great weekend!
We have TRX straps at the gym where I’m working and they’re so fun! It basically feels like playing on a playground, but you can do some killer moves with them. Have a great weekend, Heather!
I love all the Disney princess stuff. I also feel really dumb now that I need a microwave cover in my life. I use plastic wrap only sometimes because it’s such a pain!
Love the Disney Princess memes! 🙂 Thanks for hosting the link-up!
Amanda @ Diary of a Semi-Health Nut
Gah I used to get Dunkin Donuts coffee all the time when I had a regular old coffee maker! I may or may not be craving it now…
Also love all those princess memes. <3
The first time I saw the Mountain Dew commercial I thought it was weird/gross, haha. But every time it comes on now my husband jumps off the couch and shakes his booty like the dog does, and it’s hysterical!
My mom used to rave about that TRX machine but I have never had one at a gym.