Faves from the week + coconut scrub giveaway

 Hi friends! Happy Friday! What are you up to this weekend? I’m hitting up an early Orangetheory class and we’re getting on the road to Tucson! Kyle is going to be in town for a wedding, and he couldn’t be this close without us seeing him. I’ve missed him so much, and we’re so excited to see the rest of the fam.

Kyles bday

In standard Friday fashion, here are some faves from the week and around the web! I always love hearing about the things you’ve been enjoying, too, so please join in the fun and shout them out in the comments section. We have a fun giveaway going today, too! 🙂

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(Photo: Danny Chan)

This maxi. Insert heart eyes emoji.  

Well this one of the sweetest things I’ve seen in a while. (Those crafty “make ‘em cry” marketers…)

Smart things that are worth the money. 

“It Don’t Mean a Thing, if it Ain’t Got That Swing.”

The BEST prenatal massage at Therapie. In the past, I haven’t had stellar prenatal massage experiences, but after teaching 7 classes in 5 days (oof), I was achy and needed some TLC. It was so good, and just the right amount of pressure. I was in a glorious zombie half-sleep for the 50 minutes of happiness.


Lilly Pulitzer for Target insanity. I’m sad that I actually missed out on the melee, because I LOVE shopping frenzies. Even when I don’t buy anything, I love to watch. 😉 I was teaching barre during Lilly mania, but my friend Betsy was there and snagged some outfits for Liv and some pineapple sandals. I’m super stoked, because I tried to shop the sale online, but sleep > tropical prints. 

Ina’s best dinner party advice.

Somewhere there’s a nurse.

Dear moms, why I don’t care if you work. 


The “after” myth. I love this so much. 

When your fave Tiki Port girl covers your acai bowl in a blanket of peanut butter. I don’t know her name, but now we’re BFFs.

Acai bowl w pb

Misty Copeland tells all. 

I have an abundance of these types of pictures on my phone.

More purple trees

Make-ahead healthy breakfasts. 

An amazing gift from my friends at Stitch Fix. It really brightened my day, and was so special and *real* to be holding things that we’ll be using for this baby on the way. I haven’t made really any baby-related purchases since we’ll be using a lot of stuff from when Liv was a newborn/infant, so it was exciting to see some tiny and baby-related gear in the house. 

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I can’t wait to see baby rocking the Stitch Fix onsie. 🙂 They also sent some Babyganics goodies, and this awesome pre-packed hospital bag:

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We joked that my hospital bag this time was going to consist of me grabbing a toothbrush on our way out the door, so this totally solved that problem. 😉

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Thank you again, Stitch Fix friends, for thinking of us. <3

Change up your crunches with these moves.

Homemade miso soup! Kyle and Meg posted a recipe on their blog that was so easy, and so delicious. I just added some stir fry veggies, and the leftovers were awesome with lunch the next day.

Miso soup

Nourish snacks sent us some goodies to try, and these habanero half-popped popcorn kernels are my savory dream come true.


The Best Drink Ever (1/2 caf) deserves a permanent spot on this list.

Best drink

A coconut scrub giveaway! Amber sent me some of her glorious coconut scrub to try, and Liv and I have been loving it. (She couldn’t wait to try it, so I filled it with water and gave her a LUSH-style hand scrub at the table.) They are handmade with love, and the ingredients are pure perfection: coconut oil, sugar, and essential oil. The different scents are very light, and leave your skin super soft and smooth! You can check out her Etsy store here (and use the code: FITNESSISTA30 for 30% off!). A lucky reader will receive a full-sized coconut scrub + two samples (and I’ll also send you a copy of “HIIT It!”). Just leave a comment below with something that makes you happy, or something you’re looking forward to this weekend. 

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Happy Friday! If you can, have a glass of wine for me, mm k?

See ya later on the Family page with the 13-15 week update!



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  1. Erika S. on April 26, 2015 at 8:02 pm

    I love corn nuts…I want to try to nourish ones…yummmzzz!!!!

  2. Nour @ kale and coconuts on April 26, 2015 at 8:31 pm

    Yogaaaaaaa!! And family of course

  3. Sarah on April 26, 2015 at 8:55 pm

    Hope I’m not too late for the giveaway! What makes me happy– green tea, dark chocolate, natural light and seeing people enjoy music, the ocean, food or each other <3

  4. Keeley on April 26, 2015 at 9:51 pm

    sunshine and avocados make me happy 🙂

  5. Lindsay on April 27, 2015 at 5:49 am

    Yesterday my local library had a book sale. Fill a grocery size paper bag with books for $7. I got two. 48 books for $14. THAT is happiness. I cannot wait for the weekend when I get to start reading!

  6. Stephanie on April 27, 2015 at 5:50 am

    Love that the coconut scrub is made in Montana — I am looking forward to going there in less than 2 weeks!!!!!!!!!!! My sister is graduating from University of Great Falls!

  7. Courtni H on April 27, 2015 at 6:54 am

    Spending time with my husband and daughter, all together, as a family! We both work extremely long days during the week and she spends a lot of time with her sitter … so I truly cherish when we’re all able to spend time together on the weekend to just relax and have fun – its a nice reminder of why we work so hard. <3

  8. Lynn on April 27, 2015 at 7:39 am

    Spending time with my kids makes me very happy! Hope you had a great visit with your brother over the weekend 🙂

  9. ree on April 27, 2015 at 9:18 am

    Date nights with DH make me very happy.

  10. Rachel on April 27, 2015 at 9:25 am

    That scrub looks yummy! I would love some for my dried out skin. Girls weekends make me super happy and I just had a wonderful one!

  11. Carrie W on April 27, 2015 at 10:53 am

    The family dog makes me very happy! He brings a smile to my face every time I see the little guy.

  12. Jenny McDaniel on April 27, 2015 at 11:45 am

    Something that makes me happy is the thought of summer. Can’t wait to go to the beach!

  13. Charlotte on April 27, 2015 at 1:51 pm

    I am so excited for some great hikes!

  14. latanya on April 27, 2015 at 7:00 pm

    My husband and son make me happy.

  15. Stephanie Kooistra on April 28, 2015 at 8:46 am

    We are past the weekend but I really enjoyed the sunshine and getting to exercise outside.

  16. Vunda V on April 29, 2015 at 7:22 am

    I’m looking forward to the new house were building!

  17. Vera K on April 29, 2015 at 5:41 pm

    I’m happy that there is a new job starting next week!

  18. Melissa on May 1, 2015 at 10:09 pm

    Larabars make me happy!

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