Good morning and a very Happy Friday to you!
I, for one, am thrilled that the weekend is almost here. I am in dire need of a couple of slow days, and I have nothing more than hanging at home with Scott (and possibly with friends) on the radar this weekend. That honestly sounds glorious to me.
In true Friday fashion, it’s time to cover another week of Friday Favorites. Can you believe we’ve already hit Week 99? Holy moly. Time sure does fly!
I always invite you to join in on the fun 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.
(And… psst… stay tuned for something special to celebrate the 100 mark next week!)
Friday Favorites #99: Week of 7/24
• anniversary day date
As most of you know, Scott and I celebrated our four year wedding anniversary this week! I was grateful to have a free enough schedule to spend the majority of the day with him, so we took advantage of it and started our little day date with a trip to Panera Bread for lunch.
We both ordered You Pick Two meals, and for the first time in a long time, I picked something comforting… a cup of Broccoli Cheddar Soup with a wheat roll and a half a Chicken Cobb Salad. Gosh, that soup is dreamy.
We enjoyed our food, but we didn’t take too much time to doddle since we had a matinee showing of Inside Out to get to!
(This could be an entire separate favorite because… recliner seats.)
Inside Out was adorable. The storyline was different from most cartoon fairytale love stories, and I thought the characters were great. I also hate to admit that I became a bit emotional watching it. Scott caught me tearing up a few different times, which isn’t too out of the ordinary these days. Anyways, I think it is a great picture that your whole family would enjoy.
(I’ll admit it… we are suckers for Disney and Pixar films. You got us.)
As I shared yesterday, I worked at the gym for a couple of hours after that, then got ready for a nice dinner out as soon as I returned home. We had a fantastic dining experience at Café Cortina in Farmington Hills.
I went to bed with the biggest smile on my face that night. Happy Anniversary, love!
• apple chips
I picked up a bag of SenecaSnacks crispy apple chips while gathering snacks for the conference I attended in Los Angeles last week. I found this bag within walking distance of the Convention Center at Ralphs, but you can also find them (along with all of the other flavors) online.
I opened my bag of granny smith apple chips during a session on Nutrition & Cooking Substitutions (<- tips coming soon!), and had to literally stop myself from eating the entire bag in one sitting. They were so good!
• Starbucks matcha green tea
To say we had a series of consecutive busy, active days at IDEA would be an understatement. Each day was long and action packed, so our friendly neighborhood Starbucks next to our hotel quickly turned into a twice-a-day stop. You gotta do what you gotta do sometimes.
I always started with a coffee in the morning, but I switched over to tea in the afternoons after she raved about the new Matcha Green Tea option.
If we needed a more caffeine than just green tea can provide, we added a shot of espresso. Either way, we both enjoyed ours with either nonfat or soy milk, and it was incredibly tasty!
• Quelf board game
After getting home from my trip, I saw something on our coffee table that instantly made me smile. Scott mentioned that he invited people over for a game night while I was away, so I’m wondering how long it will take for our friend to realize they left this gem behind.
Have any of you ever played Quelf?
It takes anywhere from 3-8 players a game, and is not for those that get embarrassed easily. Players use their creativity to answer crazy questions and perform ridiculous stunts. Throughout the game, you pick up different colored cards that instruct you to complete a variety of tasks. Some include answering questions while others involve acting things out without the other players having a clue what you are doing.
It’s hilarious, and I always laugh uncontrollably hard every time!
• LIL business cards
After a total rebrand and redesign earlier this year, I am happy to say that I finally feel official blogging at Life In Leggings, thanks to my snazzy new business cards.
I designed them myself using Moo.com, and it was pretty easy to find a style I liked to input the information I wanted using one of their templates. I decided to include a picture of myself on the front, then displayed all of the major social channels you can find me as well as the website address, my email, and phone number.
It sure beats trying to explain what I do and scribbling down lifeinleggings.com onto whatever paper or napkin I can find when people ask!
I ordered a set of 200 cards for just around $70. I thought that was a pretty fair price for the quality of cards I received that also came with a case to keep them in.
I carried that small black case with me throughout the conference, and I appreciated the “Mine” and “Theirs” divider tabs. If you are in need of ordering business cards for your business or blog, check out Moo!
You can receive 10% off of your first order by using my referral link to design your cards. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out and ask in the comments section or by emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org. The process was very easy and user-friendly.
(Just to be clear, I will receive a small kickback of credit any time my referral link is used. Thank you for the support!)
• Skinny Cow salted caramel pretzel bars
Please tell me I’m not the only one who has tried these and fallen in love…
I am a lover of most Skinny Cow products, but these Salted Caramel Pretzel ice cream bars are by far the best dessert I’ve tried from their line in quite a while. This isn’t a sponsored plug in any way, shape, or form. I just genuinely love their products.
At 160 calories a bar, they’ve been a great treat to look forward to at the end of my days!
Trust me. You want to try them.
• favorite LIL posts
Did you miss some of the highlights this week?
Here are a few of my favorite blog posts:
• giveaway winner
Thank you all so much for entering in the Lorna Jane Gift Card Giveaway!
I loved reading your entries and seeing what you would like to purchase for yourselves.
Congratulations to… Marissa D!
You have been emailed and will need to respond within 48 hours to claim your prize!
• thank you to POPSUGAR and FitFluential for sharing my Summer Total Bodyweight Burner Workout!
I’ve already whipped through it a handful of times and think you would enjoy it, too.
• Friday funnies
It’s great stuff… if you have an open mind and don’t get easily offended.
You’ve been warned! 😉
Have a fabulous 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