Friday Favorites!

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Happy Fri-Yay!  How are you today?  Excited for the weekend?  I know I am.  This has been a week of highs and lows.  With what happened in Vegas at the beginning of the week, I know I have been hurting along with many, many others.  It has definitely been a week that I have spent hugging my loved ones extra close.

This week I have been enjoying a lot of reading.  I started Stephen King’s new book for my book club and have been pretty sucked in.  I love Stephen King’s writing style.  He wrote this book with his son, which I also thought was pretty cool.  I also just got Body Love in and am looking forward to starting it this weekend.


Yesterday, after a pretty weak sleep night, I decided to treat myself to Starbucks breakfast.  I almost always go with the traditional protein box but decided to branch out and try BBQ chicken sandwich one.  It was pretty good.  On the side, I went with my current fave of a venti iced coffee with a single pump of pumpkin spice.

On the workout front, I did both of my weekly Orangetheory classes this week (Monday and last night) and was feeling great in them!  My running paces have been slowly improving and it feels great to be able to have a measurable improvement.  It has also cooled off enough in the evening to enjoy some outdoor activities, and I was able to take a nice, long walk with a friend Tuesday.  Which is one of my favorite ways to catch up.

The hubs also surprised me with this awesome sugar skull plant holder and a dark chocolate bar.  I was thrilled, chocolate is always welcome and this guy is a perfect addition to my collection.

Around the internets, I have seen some things that I am definitely hoping to eat soon!

Jen’s Coconut curry cauliflower bisque looks absolutely amazing.

I have also been meaning to make this broccoli polenta for a couple of weeks now.

Anne’s article earlier this week about feeling like an imposter really spoke to me as well as it is something I have definitely wrestled with.

What were some of your highlights from the week?  Any fun weekend plans?  We have all the usual stuff, and hopefully some fun fall activities.  I am hoping to get pumpkins to decorate with the babies.

Hope you have a wonderful weekend!


38 thoughts on “Friday Favorites!

  1. Starbucks has really stepped it up with their food!
    Love that article about feeling like an imposter – you’re not alone!
    Enjoy your weekend 🙂

  2. I my gosh, thank you for including my broccoli Polenta!! I hope you try it and love it as much as I do! It certainly was a week of ups and downs with all the tragedy! Have a great weekend!

  3. Love all of Stephen King books haven’t read this one yet. Skull is perfect for this time of year. We have a birthday dinner to attend this weekend.

  4. Wow, I need that plant holder in my life! Sooo cute. I think I saw miniature versions of that at Trader Joe’s 🙂

    I’m excited to just CHILL this weekend. I feel like I’ve been going away every weekend and am excited to chill and get my life back together 🙂

    Hope you have a great one!

    1. I’m pretty sure he got it a Trader Joe’s, I will have to look for the little ones, I can have a whole little family of them 😀 hope you have a nice, relaxing weekend!

  5. I’m ALWAYS on the go so when I do Starbucks, it’s through the drive thru. That protein box looks delicious! If I ever actually make it into the store, I’ll have to grab one.

  6. How did I not know you could get pumpkin spice flavor in regular iced coffee? This is life changing! 😉 Hope you have a good weekend.

  7. I’ve got to try that coffee idea! Sometimes I feel like the full fledged pumpkin spice drinks are too much for my taste buds, but one pump sounds just about right!

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