Good morning! I don’t know about you, but I’m really looking forward to the weekend.
Scott and I have plans to join friends for dinner and a movie after work tonight, and then the rest of the weekend is plan-free. I’m working Saturday morning, but then again, I usually do. Here’s to another couple of relaxing and fun days!
In true Friday fashion, today we are covering the usual Friday Favorites. I always invite you to join in on the party by utilizing the comments and link-up sections below. Happy Friday!
Friday Favorites #124: Week of 1/15
• Anthropologie paper mache animal heads
Scott and I first saw these paper mache animal heads at the Anthropologie in Orlando years ago! Scott’s entire family is made up of hunters, and we’re probably the only ones without animal heads hanging in our home… until now. When we saw these hanging up in a display in the store, he expressed how much he wanted them, and the word eventually got around to his mom. A few years later, we have a set of three!
Right now they have a home on the wall in our basement (which quickly turned into Scott’s man cave), but we’re hoping to display them in a higher traffic area in our next home. Aren’t they adorable?
• San Pellegrino sparkling juice
I’ve really been into sparkling water lately. I never used to be, but I started drinking it about a year ago as a healthier alternative to soda when I felt like I wanted something bubbly and haven’t turned back. I actually bought a six pack of this San Pallegrino sparkling clementine juice thinking it was flavored sparkling water. I wasn’t expecting it to be orange!
After scanning the can (<- ha, sure?), I noticed it was labeled sparking clementine juice. And let me tell you… this stuff is amazing! They have a whole line of sparkling fruit beverages, and I can’t wait to try more. Yum!
• Snoozies slippers
These Snoozies slippers were a Christmas gift (also from Scott’s mom), and I can’t stop wearing them. They’re so incredibly comfortable!
I love the grippy bottoms and fleece lining on the inside. The cute flower accent on the top are just an added bonus. I’m not sure where she purchased them, but you can find similar ones on Amazon, Zappos, at JCPenney, or using this store locator.
I kind of want these with the bows, too. I wear them every day!
• green grapes
Do you like your grapes big or small? Red or green? While I’m a fan of all grapes, I’ve really been digging the smaller, rounder green grapes lately.
I could probably eat half of the bag in one sitting. I don’t, but I could. They’re a refreshing mid-day snack during this cold, gloomy season.
• Dakini 1/4 zip sweater
I have always loved 1/4 zip jackets and sweaters. They’re cozy and fabulous to layer with in the colder months of the year. I received this Dakini sweater as a Christmas present from a sweet client of mine. She said it looked like me, and that it is something I could wear under my puffer vests while I train. She’s absolutely right!
I’ve already worn it a handful of times since she gave it to me, and I want to go find more. The sleeves are made of wool and are so comfy, long, and my style with thumbholes. I finally asked her where she purchased it, and I didn’t expect her to say TJMaxx. Nice work, Maxxinista!
• self-massage and stretching tools
One of my favorite part about introducing a new client to the gym is showing them some of the self-massage and stretching tools available. I’ve previously mentioned my love for lacrosse balls and massage stick rollers to help with knots, and I’ve also been loving this calf stretcher.
You can use resistance bands and yoga straps while you lay on the floor to stretch your legs, too. I always make sure to show clients these along with a handful of stretches for the hamstrings and legs. (You can also use them for assisted pull-ups.) We have a set of these. Stretching is so good for the body!
• favorite links of the week
» If you haven’t watched this Karaoke Carpool video with Adele and James Corden, do it.
» Friends will be having a reunion special in February. Woot!
» Publix Subs Are The Most Delicious Thing To Ever Happen On Earth via Buzzfeed. (<- YES!)
» This chicken sausage and pepperoni macaroni casserole by Skinnytaste looks so, so good.
• favorite LIL posts
• Friday funnies
We moved up to Michigan on the condition that I could get a new winter wardrobe… yeah, not as cute as I pictured it.
All the time…
Seriously. This is me every single day in the winter.
Have a great weekend!