Friday Faves

Hey hey! Happy Friday!! I’m so glad the weekend is here! What are you up to? Any fun plans?? I’m taking a yoga class (yessssssss) and also meeting up with Grant to discuss some upcoming fitness videos for the site. We’re also hoping to enjoy time with the fam, relax in the rainy weather, and catch up on life. I have to organize all of my stuff for taxes which should be a peach.

In standard Friday fashion, here are some faves from the week and around the web! I always love to hear what you’re enjoying if you’d like to shout it out in the comments section.

the girls in the ball pit

A family walk at Sabino Canyon. The Pilot got off from work early one day, and we were trying to figure out what to do with the girls. I’m sure other parents can relate, but sometimes it’s easier to take them somewhere than watch them try to injure themselves at the house. Liv was dragging out toys while P was trying to climb the furniture and we were like, “Ok we need to leave now.”

We decided to get some fresh air, and ended up doing a 3-mile walk at the picturesque Sabino Canyon. The weather was perfect, the water was rushing, and the girls really enjoyed the beautiful scenery. It was an awesome pre-dinner activity that allowed us to stretch our legs and get in some exercise, too.

Sabino Canyon walk

Liv and Tom

Uncle E’s cast iron skillet. 

cast iron skillet

Our cast iron is in Georgia waiting, so we borrowed one from Uncle E make the best chicken ever, and haven’t quite given it back yet. Don’t worry, we’re not accidentally stealing it, but we’ve definitely used it a few times since then. It cooks everything perfectly, and I’m convinced the food turns out better because the skillet was touched by Uncle E’s cooking magic.

20-minute circuit with dumbbells.

A time evaluation exercise you need to do.

Family breakfast at Prep & Pastry:

I had eggs, housemade turkey sausage, potatoes and gluten-free bread with jam. I could eat this every day.

breakfast at prep and pastry

Nontoxic nail polishes.

nontoxic nailpolish

These are from Thrive Market, and I can’t wait to try them! I’ve heard great things about these brands, and the reviews were good, so I’ll be partaking in a little nontoxic at-home mani. I’ll report back on how long they last, because lifting weights and scrubbing dishes aren’t so gentle on ma hands. 

I want to try this granola.

This floral dress:

floral dress

(Sorry you can only see like 1/3 of it! I need to do an updated Stitch Fix post.)

This dress came in a recent Stitch Fix and I LOVE it. The cut is super flattering and unique, and it’s perfect with booties.

This “adult s’more” from our date night last night:

Chocolate Cake Crisp, Graham Cracker Ice Cream, Coffee Reduction Whipped Vodka Meringue, Rum Flambe

adult s'more

What the world’s oldest yogi wishes she could tell herself.

How every Pixar film is connected. They FINALLY broke it all down.

And last but not least: Kyle and Meg’s baby girl will be here so soon I can’t even handle it. Every time I drive past the hospital I get so excited. I can’t believe the big day is almost here. <3

I hope you have a very happy Friday and a wonderful weekend! I’ll be back later today with a recipe post for an amazing healthy nighttime beverage. 



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  1. Megan @ Skinny Fitalicious on January 20, 2017 at 7:04 am

    Seeing Sabino Canyon makes me miss Tucson. Although when I lived there, getting to Sabino from the west side of town wasn’t that convenient. It always felt like a treat when I had the time to go!

  2. Nat on January 20, 2017 at 7:16 am

    Long time reader, first time commenter…just wanted to say, the new layout is awesome!

  3. Kim on January 20, 2017 at 8:22 am

    That dessert…! <3

  4. Jen on January 20, 2017 at 9:52 am

    Thank you for sharing my link! xx

    • Fitnessista on January 20, 2017 at 12:15 pm


  5. Erika S. on January 20, 2017 at 10:30 am

    I don’t even like s’mores or desserts (I know…no sweet tooth over here…just wine & champagne) but that adult s’more would definitely be one I’d try!

    Loving the new blog layout…especially the fitness page…love that you have a spot for playlists!

    • Fitnessista on January 20, 2017 at 12:16 pm

      whaaaaaat. i like allthesweets, but usually want cake instead of ice cream. the s’mores creation was like 90% ice cream (and some alcohol haha) and it was amazing
      thank you!!

  6. Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine on January 20, 2017 at 12:15 pm

    Cast iron cooking changed my life <3 Loving seeing old ones passed down (or "stolen") 😉

  7. Jacki Lenners on January 20, 2017 at 1:40 pm

    Do you actually do the Ina Garten chicken with a whole, butterflied chicken? Where do you get it??

    • Fitnessista on January 20, 2017 at 2:53 pm

      Yep! I just buy a whole organic chicken from Trader Joe’s. tom watched a YouTube video on how to butterfly it.

  8. Sam @ Hygge Wellness on January 20, 2017 at 1:53 pm

    I definitely have to check out that non-toxic nail polish!! Thanks for sharing : )

  9. Katie @ Live Half Full on January 20, 2017 at 3:20 pm

    Oh my goodness that Pixar article- so good! Now to watch them all with my son…

  10. Juliana on January 22, 2017 at 8:35 am

    I have a completely random question that is unrelated to this post: how did you like living in OB? Did the airport noise ever get to be too much?

  11. G on January 27, 2017 at 6:48 am

    Very stupid complaint here: I know this is the new “popular” way to do blog formats, but I really dislike it. I dislike having to scroll down trying to find the new posts and “guess” which ones I have/haven’t read… Is there a way to put the latest posts on the top of the page??? Maybe I just have to get used to it…

    • Fitnessista on January 27, 2017 at 10:50 am

      the very first post at the top of the page is the most recent one! i can see if there’s a way to put the other recent ones below it and then the family and food posts if that’s cool??

      • G on January 27, 2017 at 12:09 pm

        Thank you for responding! Very nice of you. I see it now (I think my browser was messing up and not loading it). 🙂

        • Fitnessista on January 27, 2017 at 12:13 pm

          no worries at all. i really appreciate the feedback!

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