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. Nikki Fahey on April 24, 2015 at 10:14 pm

    I am looking forward to walking on my foot after its been broken:( restless. and the Minneapolis yoga conference. I have met some great yogi’s in the last few weeks! thanks

  2. Danielle on April 24, 2015 at 10:27 pm

    I’m looking forward to sunshine and spending time outdoors!

  3. Lacey on April 25, 2015 at 1:01 am

    My pug makes me happy! Thanks for the giveaway!

  4. ErikaMC on April 25, 2015 at 4:01 am

    There is a rodeo coming to town and I’m excited to take our son!

    Have a great time visiting family!

  5. Sarah b on April 25, 2015 at 4:02 am

    My fiancé and I are taking our engagement pictures this weekend! I am so excited.

  6. Lauren on April 25, 2015 at 4:20 am

    My boyfriend and my pets make me happy and the sunshine, and its my birthday this weekend tomorrow! so I’m definitely looking froward to that 🙂


  7. Nikki on April 25, 2015 at 4:57 am

    My 10 month old son

  8. Kelly S on April 25, 2015 at 5:17 am

    I’m so excited to have a weekend of nothing planned except morning runs with my neighbor and watching a local school production of Beauty and the Beast with my 3 year-old niece!

  9. Kim on April 25, 2015 at 5:54 am

    I’m looking forward to listening to the smooth sounds of jazz. Music allows me the freedom to be still and remain in the moment. It captures me like nothing else.

  10. Corinne on April 25, 2015 at 5:56 am

    I love anything coconut!

  11. Sarah on April 25, 2015 at 6:26 am

    my new full sized oven! I enjoy cooking again now that I have more space!

  12. Megan Little on April 25, 2015 at 6:43 am

    My husband got a job offer this week after being laid off 3 weeks ago. That was a huge blessing and brought tears to my eyes. Not only was it a great offer, it was for Columbia Sportswear! Employee store here we come!

    No wine tonight, but I did have a little pour of some East Side Distillery Marion-berry Whisky over ice. So refreshing with a squeeze of lime!

  13. Nikki Foster on April 25, 2015 at 6:49 am

    Thing that made me happy: one of my best friends telling me he loved me and was proud of me when my book proposal was rejected by my ideal agent yesterday–and that I had to keep going anyway. He’s one of my forever people.

  14. Beth on April 25, 2015 at 6:51 am

    Excited for brunch on Sunday 🙂

  15. Becky @ TheBexFactor.com on April 25, 2015 at 7:11 am

    Something that makes me happy: Hearing how sweet my 2.5 year old son is. Last weekend he told me I was pretty and later that I was his best friend. He always is so sweet to his day home buddies, also calling them his best friend. It warms my heart to know I have such a sweet, gentle boy.

    Something I’m looking forward to this weekend: Taking my son to his first swimming lesson and getting out for a run.

  16. Vera on April 25, 2015 at 7:44 am

    Hi Gina – loving your blog so much!! You are such an inspiration to me as a fellow mom and fitness lover!! This weeekend i am excited to hang out with my kids – my husband and I went to New Orleans for our 10 year anniversary, and while we had such a good time, i missed my kids terribly!!

  17. Kelly on April 25, 2015 at 8:21 am

    I’m looking forward to going to HAWAII!!! We leave for vacation today!

  18. Angela M on April 25, 2015 at 8:39 am

    Looking forward to a fun girls night tonight with my besties!!

  19. Ali on April 25, 2015 at 9:06 am

    Looking SO forward to going to Art Alive this weekend at the San Diego Museum of Art! Flowers + art = happy me!

  20. Lindsey on April 25, 2015 at 9:13 am

    Yoga and a cookout!

  21. sarah on April 25, 2015 at 9:46 am

    Have you seen the think dirty phone app? I think you would like it. You scan in household/beauty products and it tells you how “dirty” they are!

  22. Sara on April 25, 2015 at 10:21 am

    I am looking forward to a trip home to see my family and friends!

  23. Olviya@servingsisters.com on April 25, 2015 at 10:25 am

    Spending time with my family makes me happy, and I’m hoping to do that this weekend. 🙂

  24. Julia @ Lord Still Loves Me on April 25, 2015 at 10:38 am

    Goats make me happy, and you make me even happier because you showed me where I could pet a goat in San Diego! Happy Saturday Gina. 🙂

  25. liz on April 25, 2015 at 10:55 am

    Hiking with my dogs makes me happy!!

  26. Katie O on April 25, 2015 at 12:29 pm

    baby laughs, a great yoga class, seeing improvement after a run, BEACH TIME, vacation mornings, or an amazing massage. any of those give me happy bliss moments!

  27. Jennifer on April 25, 2015 at 12:55 pm

    I got on my first search for a house with my realtor. It is excited but scary. Those things are expensive. lol

  28. Lauren on April 25, 2015 at 1:00 pm

    This weekend I am looking forward to relaxation and lots of rest! Rainy weekends are the best for naps 🙂

  29. Gina on April 25, 2015 at 1:15 pm

    I’m looking forward to relaxing and spending time in the sunshine with my husband and daughter 🙂

  30. Jen on April 25, 2015 at 1:25 pm

    My new lavender plants make me happy!

  31. Judith on April 25, 2015 at 1:28 pm

    I’m looking forward to checking out a new gym in my area!

  32. Sarah on April 25, 2015 at 2:43 pm

    Naming my children made me happy. One of them made the comment that they like the way their name sounds when I say it. Maybe that’s because they are my little loves, and I can’t contain my wonderment that they are all MINE! 🙂

    And yes, I will have a glass of red for you tonight. Apothic Red is in my wine rack as we speak 😉

  33. Kelley on April 25, 2015 at 2:55 pm

    Anything coconut or beach related makes me happy! Counting down the days until summer 🙂

  34. Hayley on April 25, 2015 at 3:27 pm

    My family makes me happy!

  35. Vanessa Binicki on April 25, 2015 at 3:28 pm

    I’m looking forward to being active outside and enjoy the sunshine!!

  36. Danielle Fish on April 25, 2015 at 3:55 pm

    Something that makes me happy is drinking bullet-proof tea or coffee = yum!

  37. Emily on April 25, 2015 at 3:59 pm

    I just finished my last exam ever! I’ll be graduating next week with a Master of Public Health degree!

  38. shaunie on April 25, 2015 at 4:59 pm

    I am looking forward to eating my favorite cake this weekend

  39. Tara on April 25, 2015 at 5:38 pm

    I’m looking forward to a sweet spin class and time w my hubby!

  40. Amy on April 25, 2015 at 7:13 pm

    Looking forward to having the kids’ friends sleepover and listening to a house full of energy and laughter!

  41. Racheal G. on April 25, 2015 at 7:53 pm

    I have an OTF work out and then a massage. Great day :0)

  42. April on April 25, 2015 at 9:04 pm

    Hanging with my husband and just relaxing is what makes me happiest!

  43. brenda a on April 25, 2015 at 11:01 pm

    farmer’s market!

  44. Kris on April 26, 2015 at 7:32 am

    Lunch with friend !

  45. Kayla on April 26, 2015 at 7:41 am

    I’m going to Wanderlust this weekend!

  46. Joanna on April 26, 2015 at 9:00 am

    I’m looking forward to taking my runs outside! Weather still cold here in the east and I just can’t run with the wind breezing through my face! 🙂

    Hope you had a good weekend!!!!

  47. catherine c. on April 26, 2015 at 4:58 pm

    your posts make me happy! you have been an inspiration to me for a long time! That acai bowl is also making me happy…and drool haha!

  48. Kathleen on April 26, 2015 at 5:58 pm

    Hiking with my sister in Vemont!

  49. Amy on April 26, 2015 at 6:46 pm

    I had a really productive wknd getting wedding stuff done:) and had time to hang out with my mom:)

  50. Jessie on April 26, 2015 at 6:49 pm

    Seeing my three yr old laugh and giggle when I’m playing with him makes me happy! I’m also a fan of sunny, warm days and the ocean!

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