Om-thirty + Friday Faves

 Hi! Happy Friday! Hope you have some fun plans for the weekend. I’m off to Yoga Journal and am always thrilled to deepen my practice, learn from powerhouse instructors, and be surrounded by that pure, yoga energy. (Oh, and I’m totally getting the belly henna tattooed haha.) Before we get this Friday Faves party started, huge congrats to the winner of this week’s sneaky giveaway: Shari M.!! I’ll be emailing the lucky lady after this post is live. In giveaway land, don’t forget to check in with this week’s workouts here! 10 winners will receive bobble sport self-filtering water bottles, which has become my workout sidekick. 

In typical Friday fare, here are some things from the week and around the web that I’ve been enjoying. As always, I love to hear what you’re loving, too, so please join in the fun in the comment’s section if you’d like! 🙂


(beach with my two favorites)

Jumgle java patio

(the patio at Jungle Java)


Cupcake hair

(Livi’s cupcake hair for Crazy Hair Day)

Peoples takeout

(lunch takeout form People’s: gf sandwich with tempeh bacon, kale salad and cucumber soda)

Snoozing liv

(snuggles with this lovebug)

Flowers  1 of 1

(flowers of the week)

Cheese and chocolate  1 of 1

(Whole Foods impulse buys at their finest)

All week, I look forward to your Summer Shape Up check-ins! If you haven’t checked out the Facebook group yet, it’s an inspirational and fun place to be. Love seeing these beautiful faces each day! This week’s photo challenge was to take a picture with your pet. Some friends snapped pics with their plants (hilarious) and others featured their cute furry friends. As someone who’s obsessed with animals (and wants all the dogs), this was amazing.

Ssu week 2 checkins

Mindy Kaling’s 7 secrets to success. I just love her.

This face mask trio. All of my favorites in our set!

Here’s what happens when a man eats nothing but food made for women. 

Low-sugar tea cocktails. (I might make a fizzy tea mocktail!)

MY HABIT (<— referral link). They have crazy discount sales on designer clothing, men’s gear, accessories and home decor, but I hadn’t actually used it up until this week. I finally bit the bullet when Maaji swimsuits were featured at an insane price. I got two bikinis for $100, which is less than one would usually cost. Score.

3-ingredient peanut butter fudge. Get in my face. 

Some exciting news from GM. I was thankful to learn about this huge endeavor while visiting the headquarters back in January. Big companies have the power to initiate positive changes across the board, and I am so happy to see this step towards removing artificial ingredients and dyes from store shelves. 

Popsugar’s new workout generator! You plug in some info and they generate a workout based on that criteria. Pretty awesome!

Happy Friday, friends <3



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  1. Jessica says:

    My Habit and Haute Look are daily checks for me. I have found so many great things on discount!The great thing about Haute Look is that you can return to a Nordstrom Rack if you have one nearby so it is an instant return instead of shipping.

  2. The Summer Shape up is awesome! Love to see all those great check-ins. Your picture from Whole Foods definitely has me craving a sandwich. Have a great weekend, Gina!

  3. That peanut butter fudge looks awesome! I saw a recipe for vegan caramels (using dates) on Popsugar a few weeks ago and I really want to make that! I’m currently still loving Josie Maran products…it’s a serious addiction. I just bought her new Nirvana mist and I can’t wait to use it. She also has this gorgeous new coconut water eyeshadow in Maui Teal that’s calling my name. I think it would look so beautiful on you! Have a great weekend! <3

  4. I’m loving that cupcake hair… so adorable. I wonder if a 27 year old can pull it off? Haha. And that peanut butter fudge… I need that now. Hope you have a great day! : )

  5. That cupcakes hair is adorable.

    Thanks for including my photo 🙂

  6. Ugh. Peanut butter fudge? Is that a sick joke?!? I know what I’ll be making today. Also, I love Mindy Kaling. She’s such a boss!

  7. I’m newly obsessed with Snoogle… the best for a good night’s sleep!

  8. Jessie R says:

    All those plants at Java Jungle, I’m in LOVE! I want that to be my patio :). I’m loving summer shape up, thank you so much for helping us all stay motivated :). Have fun at Yoga Journal, can’t wait to see the henna’d belly!!

  9. Oh how have I missed the workout generator, that’s fun!! Have you read Amy Pohelr’s book? Your link to Mindy made me think of it, inspiring and hilarious.

  10. I am loving Liv’s crazy hair day do! And Mindy Kaling. She’s awesome.

  11. I went to Whole Foods for salmon the other day and walked out with a $7 container of pickles. Who does that?? #notpregnant

  12. Will you share a pic of your belly henna!? 🙂

  13. I love Mindy Kaling too! I just started watching the Mindy Project Season 1 and it is so hilarious. I don’t know why I was living under a rock before!

  14. I must buy myself some coconut butter to make that fudge, yum!
    I am digging the tea cocktail idea, you have inspired me!

  15. Ahhh so pumped for you to go to Yoga Journal Live! I hope you give us a full report! I’d love to be going.

    I’m a huge Mindy Kaling fan, too! Especially love #7….introverts FTW!

  16. Happy Friday, Gina! I went to Yoga Journal’s conference when they were in San Francisco a few months ago and took an amazing session. It was cool to be around so many yogis in one place. Even though, I’m not an official yogi. 🙂 Have a wonderful weekend!

  17. Love Livi’s hair 🙂

    My Friday Fave is this 🙂 :

  18. love Liv’s cupcake hair- you are such a good mom!

  19. Midnight Moon is my FAVE!!!

  20. GM sent me some samples of their new, Gluten Free, no artificial colors / preservatives and I have to say it is actually pretty darn good!

    Have a wonderful weekend, Gina!!

  21. That cupcake hair is SO adorable.
    And I was happy to hear about General Mills’ announcement, too! If every big food company started making little changes like this we’d have an entirely different grocery store, in the best way.

  22. That fudge looks delicious! Gotta try that – love the addition of protein powder. (superfood fudge? ;))

    I have a baklava tea that would probably be DELICIOUS in a cocktail. Wonder how it would work with blending the fruit?

    That cupcake hair = adorable.

  23. That little cupcake bun! Too cute!

  24. Thanks for the heads up – Just bought 2.5 Maaji bikinis from my habit (was already a member, sorry!). Amazon should thank you too 😉

  25. Sasha M says:

    Totally unrelated, but I thought you’d get a kick out of this
    priceless footage of B K S Iyengar doing yoga with his students 🙂

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