Welcome to the very first edition of Friday Favorites 2019! I’ve got a good batch of a few of my most favorite things I’m totally loving right now and can’t wait to share them with you today. Be sure to tell me a few of your favorite things below in the comments! I’m always up for new things to try out so share away, friends!
Before we jump into my Friday Favorites, I want to tell you about my workout today + the most PERFECT playlist! I hit up the gym this morning for a quick 5k and some strength training! It felt SO good to sweat and end the work week on a speedy note. Right now 3 miles is the perfect mileage for me and makes for such a good workout! I’m trying really hard to up my distance though! I have 5 miles on my schedule for tomorrow! Hold me accountable to get there, k? Deal!
My playlist today was perfect for a speed session! I normally stick with podcasts most days, but today I wanted to change it up and listen to some really good fast paced songs to get my legs moving as fast as possible.
Here’s what I had going in my headphones:
(I linked the video below in the titles so you can check them out for yourself!)
Riptide by Vance Joy
1901 by Phoenix
Only if For A Night by Florence + The Machine
Sweet Disposition by The Temper Trap
Lasso by Phoenix
Round And Round by Imagine Dragons
Leave My Body by Florence + The Machine
Alright–let’s talk Friday Favorites! Let’s jump on in!
One of my most favorite Christmas gifts was this oil diffuser! I have had one in my Amazon wish-list for what seems like forever now and just haven’t ever made it around to buying one myself! Even though they’re not too pricey, I just never got around to it! SO much to my surprise, Nick’s wonderful parents threw one under the tree for us and I was instantly excited thinking of all of the amazing oils I could add to it! You better believe I had this baby running right when we got home that night! 😉 Lavender, Peppermint, Eucalyptus–all of the above have been diffusing away in our house and I couldn’t be any more excited about it.
Fresh Market’s Mediterranean Pasta Salad speaks my inner foodie’s love language. It’s pretty much guaranteed every time we run into Fresh Market, a tub of this deliciousness ends up in my basket. Nick thinks it’s gross…and I can’t for life of me figure out what could be wrong in his brain. Any other cold pasta lovers out there on my team? Please say yes!
Jen Sincero’s “You Are a Badass Every Day”
One of my past co-workers turned boss and oh so good friend, Amanda gifted me this amazing book for my going away/Christmas gift at the office and I’m totally in love. Jen Sincero’s books are at the top of my favorites list and this one has officially earned a spot there too! I’m about half way through and can’t wait to keep re-reading it over and over! It’s got the best daily messages and gives me just the burst of confidence and energy I need to start of each day! If you’ve not read her books before, you NEED to! Trust me when I say, they’re life changing in the best of ways. Thanks Amanda for this wonderful read!!!
Don’t mind me, I’m just turning myself into a variety of berries consuming ALL of the fruit smoothies lately! I’m impatiently waiting for berry season to come back around and in the meantime hoarding all of these bags of mixed berries I can get my hands on. I mix my smoothies with banana, ice, almond milk and a scoop of green powder and WALAAA–it’s the most beautiful smoothie in the world! Delicious and feels like a sweet indulgence every time!
Little Secrets Bars
One of my NY resolutions/goals or whatever you call them, was to lower my sugar intake. I KNOW, I KNOW–for me that’s a drastic change because I’m all about all things sweet. The holidays nearly took me down though with the insane amount of cookies, fudge, bark, and everything else chocolatel-y and sweet under the sun that was consumed by yours truly. BUT, I have made an exception…for these chocolate beauties. I’m just going to go ahead and tell you if you are lucky enough to have these in a store near you, grab not just one but 2 (or 3!) and get to crunching your happy little heart away as fast as you can! They’re insanely delicious. The other flavor I’m addicted to is the dark chocolate sea salt almond. I may or may not have had dreams about these treats. (Don’t judge.)
Newk’s Simply Salad
Nick’s brother was in town for 11 days over the holidays and he always gets us out of the norm and trying new places/foods. I had NEVER had a salad from Newk’s before until his brother came to town! Shocker, I know! But, now I can definitely say their “Simply Salad” is my new salad love! It’s $7 and packed with mixed greens and veggies. It makes for such a great side salad if you get the half size or their large is the perfect lunch! Not to mention their packaged bread sticks make for a great snack alongside this salad!
That’s a wrap on my favorite things this Friday! I hope you guys have an amazing start to your weekend!
Questions for you:
1. Do you have an oil diffuser? If so, what’s your favorite oil? Where do you buy yours?
2. What’s your favorite type of salad? Are you picky with your dressing?
3. What songs are making your world go ’round right now for your workouts?