Hi there and Happy Friday to you!
Our day started off in a whirlwind as we got a call at 8:30 a.m. to have Skyler jump in on a modeling shoot with a call time of 10:45 a.m. in Unity City, New Jersey. You might already know that we don’t have a car while living in Brooklyn, so let’s just say it was a fun adventure to kick off the day. There was some scrambling and a lot of stroller running, but we made it happen!
Skyler did great, had fun and earned some money for his college fund … so I can’t really complain. I’m a bit delayed in today’s to-do’s so this week’s edition of Friday Favorites is going to be a short one. I’m looking forward to a rooftop hang with a few friends later on tonight, and a pretty low-key weekend to follow!
What about you?
FRIDAY FAVORITES: WEEK OF 5/14
- Bryant Park – Midtown, Manhattan
I’ve mentioned Bryant Park a handful of times on the blog, and it deserves another one after our last two visits. Last Monday, Skyler and I took a pit stop there after a casting call he had for the shoot mentioned above, and it turned out to be such a pleasant afternoon. Spring in New York is here, and I am here for it!
The park stayed open through the pandemic, but this was our first visit back to see the shops and pop-ups back in action. It was very exciting! We spent several hours coloring and playing in the sunshine, got ice cream (Ample Hills is always a good idea) and even took two rides on the carousel. It’s back, too!
We stopped by the park again on our way home today, and it’s officially gorgeous out. I fully encourage some quality time outside this weekend if it’s been a while for you.
- three strength workouts you can try
I don’t have a lot of time to put a new workout share together, so here is a quick round up of a few strength sessions that you might like from earlier editions of Friday Favorites. By the way, if you like these types of circuits, I share them often over on the “Workouts” highlight on Instagram!
DETAILS: Full Body Gym Workout
Disclaimer: This workout was great for me, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s ideal for you. If you’re new to strength training, please make sure that you’re cleared by a doctor to try strength workouts before you try this.
- Bright Side Duo is back!
If you aren’t using a Vitamin C Serum yet, what are you waiting for? It is amazing for brightening, treating dark spots, and protecting against environmental stressors. This All Bright C Serum uses two forms of Vitamin C and is tied for FIRST on my list of must-haves with the Overnight Resurfacing Peel.
The Overnight Resurfacing Peel is magic in a bottle for reducing fine lines, dark spots and wrinkles! Truly. The more you use it, the bigger difference you will notice, and it’s recommended to use 3-4x per week at night. This is for who want to lighten age or sun spots, correcting melasma, evening skin tone/coloring, turning dull skin into radiant skin, lessening fine lines and wrinkles, skin that needs exfoliation, refining pores … I mean, that basically covers everyone, right?!
These all-stars have been my top two clean beauty product recommendations for a while now as their AM/PM counterparts, and now you have the chance to give them a test drive with half-sizes bundled for a discount in the Bright Side Duo. It originally debuted in the Holiday 2020 collection, sold out quickly, and is back for a limited time.
I couldn’t NOT tell you about it!
And, if you’ve never ordered with Beautycounter before, make sure to use the code CLEANFORALL20 at checkout for 20 percent off of your first order. I am here if you need me and always appreciate you!
- quick and easy meal idea
Trader Joe’s does it again with a new favorite meal kit (plus some additions) in our household lately. I’ve been buying the Vegetable and Soba Noodle stir fry kit on repeat, so I guess that means it’s time to share it with you. I like to add a few more veggies like extra carrots and broccoli, chicken or shrimp, and liquid aminos as a soy sauce substitute.
This one comes together in less than ten minutes if I have pre-cooked chicken on hand, and it’s always toddler approved. Let me know if you decide to give it a try!
- favorite LIL posts
Have you ever started a new year thinking it’s going to be *the* year that you get and stay fit? You start off great, lose motivation and then do the same thing the next year? Break the cycle with these tips on how to stay on track with hitting your fitness goals!
This is a colorful and customizable recipe with a Southern flare! All you need is a roundup of your favorite vegetables, a few spices, a big skillet, and about thirty minutes to throw it together. Skip the meat or beef it up with add-ins … the possibilities are endless.
All right, it’s time for me to tidy up a bit before the night begins. I hope you have a wonderful weekend ahead, and thank you so much for checking in today. I’ll see ya over on Instagram if you’d like to catch up on a daily basis!
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