Friday Faves

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Hi! Happy Friday! What are you up to this weekend? Last chance to enter this week’s giveaways! You can enter to win a holiday gift pack + my new book, gorgeous flats, an awesome desk chair, mala beads, and White Plum gift cards

In typical Friday fashion, here are some of the things I’m loving the week. I always love to hear what you’re enjoying, so please shout it out in the comments section if you’d like!

This is glorious news: ALL 3-wick candles at Bath and Body Works are $8 today ($14.50 off). It was POURING this morning, but that didn’t stop Liv and I from heading to the mall to fuel my candle hoarding. I got 9 candles (4 big, 5 small) for what I’d usually spend for two. Amaaaaaazing. 

Hot cocoa dates with my favorite girl. It’s been a fun way to enjoy a holiday treat together. I’m excited to start our Christmas baking next week, too!

EW! I have to be living under a rock, because we just started watching Jimmy Fallon’s “Ew” a couple of weeks ago, via YouTube. We laugh so hard. Channing Tatum is my favorite surprise guest… he make a very convincing teenage girl haha.


Clothing tips every girl should know.

This chocolate. Like peppermint bark,  minus the white chocolate (which isn’t my fave aspect of the peppermint bark. But don’t get me wrong, I’ll still eat a thousand pieces of it.). I’ll definitely be including some of these in the holiday goodie packs I send out!


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Yoga inspired tricks to fall asleep.

The trailer for “The Last Five Years.” Omgggg it’s going to be so good (I hope).

11 acts of fitness kindness to do today.

Hard things you have to do to be successful.

Every famous dance scene combined. I can’t even explain my happiness while watching this.

A friend of mine posted this blog post on her feed. It’s a great one, and worth the read.

Well + Good’s wellness trends of 2015. Happy to see that barre and Orangetheory should continue to increase in popularity! 

To the young woman who noticed us when I hoped no one else would. This brought tears to my eyes; random acts of kindness can have a huge impact on someone’s life.

Book guide for the women in your life. “Look of Love” is on there, which I’m currently sucked into. And just like all of Sarah Jio’s novels, I’m trying to savor it because I blitz through quickly and am sad when it’s over.

Just to change things up, here is one Friday FAIL: this wine.

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That would be Fifty Shades of Grey wine.

The Pilot gave me the side eye when I told him we should drink it. I’m a puppet to marketers everywhere haha. Appropriately (and unfortunately), the wine was EXACTLY like the books: intriguing, then kind of sour, and so bad it was hard to finish.

Any Friday Faves from the week? Any fails? 🙂

Have a lovely night!


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  1. I’ve already munched through a few of those Theo peppermint bars 😉

  2. Happy Friday, Gina! His facial expression in that photo is killer. But hey, it’s clever marketing. 🙂 Hope you pop that open tonight. I’m heading off to teach an evening BODYPUMP class and then grab sushi with the hubs.

  3. Haha I love that the wine was terrible. Gotta love marketing. 🙂

  4. My Friday fave is the simple fact that today is Friday. It’s been a loooonnggggg week, and I can’t wait to sleep past 6 am tomorrow ha.

    Have a great weekend!

  5. I am a puppet for marketers too. 🙂 I often buy wines based on name. I have been eyeing up that chocolate! Glad to hear it was good. Enjoy the weekend!

  6. The Last 5 Years is going to be amazing!! I can’t wait, and I can’t stop listening to the trailer on repeat at work!

  7. Love your reads lately, Gina. Especially the 11 fitness kindness acts; I was just thinking of doing something similar this weekend.

  8. I love your fri faves! I too love bath and body work candles! Have a nice weekend:)

  9. connie harney says:

    Never tire of the beautiful lights as you drive through the neighborhoods. Makes me think of the true Light of the world.

  10. Hahaha so bad it was hard to finish omg. too funny.

    I’m loving TJs pepperment hot chocolate and need to stop the fixation. But its sooooo good lol.

    Evan and I LOVE Sbux hot chocolate dates. I love that he tells me, “Momma. I like Hot Chocolate.” <3 heart melts.

  11. Peppermint stick dark chocolate?! I’m in!

  12. Yaara Leve says:

    Happy Friday! Ok–I waited all week to share this for Friday faves!! You’ve probably already seen this–but this amaaazing mashup of the pop songs of 2014:
    This DJ ear worm is incredible–his 2009 is really good too! I seriously can’t listen to full songs anymore–I’m constantly on soundcloud downloading mashups–they are addicting!
    Fresh products–seriously the best! Their soy face wash is like none other and their lips glosses are so pretty.

  13. Yaara Leve says:

    Oh and that dance youtube is my everything! I saw it a few weeks ago and it seriously is the best thing ever! SO glad you found it! 🙂

  14. That post of your friends was incredible! Where do I find my guy like that? I’m 37 and it’s happened for a my friends but not me.

  15. I tried and loved that chocolate bar last year, so I’m glad it made a return! 🙂 I made a trip to grab candles this evening also–they were out of my favorite (ski lodge), but I couldn’t pass up the deal and grabbed a few new scents to try as well as a few Fresh Balsam!

  16. HAHA I love that EW video!! the music video with is even better!

  17. Haha, that is EXACTLY how I would describe Fifty Shades of Grey. I forced myself through the first book thinking ….there’s gotta be SOMETHING about the plot that keeps people reading these….right? Nope. Apparently not.

  18. Thanks for mentioning Sarah Jio! I knew a favorite author was releasing a new book Thanksgiving week and my new mom brain could not remember who it was!

  19. That dance video was so fun!

  20. Love the book list!! I just finished Look of Love.

    I wish I would have read this post yesterday… 3 wick candles for $8?? Waaahhh!

  21. I too am obsessed with the Theo Peppermint Stick chocolate. I’m convinced it tastes even better because it’s not available year round!

  22. The Theo Holiday bars are delicious! The gingerbread is my favorite. Next time you’re in Seattle, you should check out their cute factory tour!

  23. Love your description of 50 Shades! I could barely finish it, it was so bad!

  24. I can’t believe I’m just finding out about the wood wick candles being that inexpensive! You can always send me one or two and I wouldn’t mind 😉

  25. Scott and I were Ew Girl and the stepdad Gary for halloween! I love Jimmy Fallon!

  26. I snort-laughed at the Ew video. Thanks for sharing since I don’t have cable

  27. Haha, laughing about the wine!

  28. Your description of the wine being exactly like the book made me laugh! 🙂

  29. I went to Bath & Body Works after I got off work on Friday and oh my goodness it looked like Black Friday in there. The line was almost out the door! Haha I love the 3-wick candles so I can see why the sale was so popular.

  30. I want all the candles!

  31. Just read the 2015 fitness trends! Activated charcoal. Whaaa? And also the nightlife yoga / fitness classes sound awesome. You should try it out and do a recap 🙂

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