Friday Favorites – January 12th, 2018

Happy, happy Friday!!!  How has your week been?  It has been pretty good over here, but I would be lying if I said I was bummed about it being Friday.  I feel like I have been go, go, go all week and am ready for some downtime.  I am also off Monday because of MLK day and am pretty happy about my upcoming three-day weekend.

This week has been a week of simple pleasures.  I picked up this new to me Kombucha and wish I had grabbed a few more while at Target.  I am pretty sure the brand is available all over, but this flavor is exclusive to Target. I had not tried apple Kombucha before.  I am a fan, it was delicious!


This may just look like a regular orange, but this is a blood orange off of my grandpa’s tree.  They are the best!  My grandma brought me some not too long ago, and I have been enjoying them all week.  They make a great snack and also make me feel all warm, fuzzy and cared for being from my grandparents.

This beautiful orchid was a birthday present and has had me smiling every time I catch a glimpse of it.  I have heard that orchids can be hard to care for, so I am following the care directions to a tee and am hoping that I can enjoy it for a long time.

In online favorites:

This Cajun vegan soup from Confessions of a Mother Runner just looks like such a perfect healthy winter dinner.

I love both pecan pie and oatmeal, so this pecan pie oatmeal from Looney for Food looks like a perfect breakfast option for me.

I really enjoyed this post from Skinny Fitalicious about why you need carbs.   Because, as just mentioned, I need that oatmeal in my life.

So friends, what are you loving this week?  Any big weekend plans?  I am hoping to make up for lost time this weekend and get some great workouts in.  I also have a book club Sunday that I sadly have not read the book for.  I had every intention to, but the time just got away from me this month.  I am still looking forward to the socializing and snacking part though!

Hope you have an awesome weekend!



31 thoughts on “Friday Favorites – January 12th, 2018

  1. Oranges/blood oranges straight from the tree are the best! There’s something about it that is so indulgent. I almost bought an Orchid when I was at Trader Joe’s the other night. You’ll have to let me know in a few weeks how caring for it goes! Have a great Friday 🙂

    1. Right! I know it’s just an orange, but it seems so luxurious snacking on a blood orange. I will let you know how it goes, I have a bit of a black thumb but I am trying my hardest to keep that orchid happy. Hope you have a great day as well!

  2. I’ve never had kombucha before, but it sounds delicious. Love the bottle. Also, I always mess up my orchids and people keep telling me: ‘How can you mess that up, it’s soooo easy?!’. Oops.

    1. Lol, I have a pretty bad track record with plants, so I am really trying to focus on taking care of that little guy.

  3. I don’t think I’ve ever had a blood orange! I’d love to try one. And kombucha has been very hit or miss with me…some flavors are way too intense! Have a great long weekend.

    1. That brand is a pretty mild Kombucha. I don’t know why exactly, but the blood oranges seem so much fancier than a regular orange. Hope you have a great long weekend yourself!

    1. I had not thought about that, I might have to try that. How did it work? Three years seems like a nice, long orchid life.

  4. I love orchids!! I am the worst at keeping plants alive but someone told me that with orchids all you need to do is put one ice cube in every 3 days or so instead of watering. I’ve had some last 6+ weeks since learning this trick! 🙂

  5. I have been loving citrus lately too! That soup looks amazing…I think I’ll make it for a dinner next week…thanks for sharing!

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