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Happy Friday friends! How has your week been? It has had some highs and lows over here. I felt great going into the New Year, and am super looking forward to this weekend. But the back to the reality of this week was a little rough. Work was crazy, we are still working on lots of stuff around the house. Then the little guy got sick and shared his cooties with me. I spent all of yesterday curled up and feeling sorry for myself. Hopefully, that rest pays off and I am back to my normal self ASAP.
I am excited about the first Friday Favorites of the new year. They are one of my favorite posts to put together and help me stay focused on the positives in life, rather than getting distracted by various stressors that pop up along the way.
The number one favorite for the week is that my little guy was feeling better quickly after his cold. Being sick is never fun, and sick kiddos are the saddest. So it is always ideal when the bugs move along quickly.
One thing that I enjoyed while resting up and trying to feel better myself was this Ginger Peach Sparkling water. I picked this up at Target and it is definitely one of my new favorite sparkling water flavors.
I have also been loving these snackable chickpeas from Trader Joes. They are the perfect snack when the craving for something crunchy and salty hits. If there is not a Trader Joe’s near you, Amazon also has them.
I have already mentioned it a couple times this week, but I am so into my new Instant Pot. I have made oatmeal, beans, and chicken in it so far and am just amazed at how quick it is. Also the clean up is easy peasy, win! Though for whatever reason I can’t get it through my head that it is an “Instant” Pot, not an “Insta” Pot. I have to correct myself every time I say it.
After seeing it mentioned in a comment on Ashley’s blog earlier this week, I went ahead and tried out unroll.me. Guys, why didn’t I try it ages ago?!? My email was completely out of control, but with unroll.me I was able to unsubscribe from literally dozens of email subscriptions that I did not need in like two minutes. It was great, if your inbox also seems endless, you might want to check it out.
I really loved this post from Bucket List Tummy about weight gain, body image, and pregnancy. I think this is such an important topic and I loved her take on things.
I am pretty excited to try out this detox soup from Running in a Skirt, it looks like such a comforting, nutrient-packed meal.
I learned about the Leave a Mark Auctions while visiting Shooting Stars Magazine. It is an online auction of signed by the author or written in books where the proceeds are donated to a charity or person in need. I think it is a great cause and as someone who has been known to fangirl out about a favorite book or author, a really cool auction where you might be able to score a new prized piece to add to your collection.
What are some of your favorites from the week? Any big weekend plans?
Hope you have a great one!