Friday Faves

Hi friends! How are you?? I hope you’re having a wonderful week so far. Happy Friday! It’s a great day because madre and nana got into town last night (we missed them so much) and we have a lot of fun things planned. I feel like we’re really making the most of this summer so far, and am excited for more adventures with fam and friends.

In standard Friday fashion, here are some faves from the week and around the web. I always love to hear about your faves, too, if you’d like to join in the fun in the comments section below! Happy Fri-YAY.

Disney gear

We’re going to Disney World! For the next few days, I’ll be frolicking around the Happiest Place on Earth with the people who make me the happiest on earth (cheesy, but real). I’ll have a Mickey Mouse rice crispy in hand, Minnie ears on, and get to see the joy, and wonder on Liv and P’s little faces. I’ve been looking forward to this for a couple of months now, and can’t wait. We’re staying on Disney property, and I’m PUMPED to check out the new Pandora land. I’ll be sure to report back on everything! Wahoo! 



Stella & Dot goodies! TBH, I kind of fought the Stella & Dot train. I think it’s because I’d seen some of their more costume-y pieces on other blogs and figured it wasn’t really my style. Then, I found out my friend Leslie was selling it a year or so ago, and finally decided to check out her website. (<— I like supporting friends and seeing what they’re up to.) I wanted so many things! haha. I ended up ordering some goodies from her, and we did a joint Beautycounter and Stella & Dot online social a couple of months ago. She recently sent me some new treats, and I’m obsessed with this white tunic (50% off for their June trunk show) and delicate bracelet. I know I’ll be wearing them all summer.

Stella and dot tunic

If you want to check out her shop, she set up a little online party for me and the link is here!

She also included a discount for reader friends: if you place an order, join her Facebook page so you can send a message — she’ll hook you up with 20% off.


Well, this is the cutest pineapple purse ever. 

Ways to switch up the chicken rotation.

I used up some tomatoes from our little garden for an impromptu appetizer while we made dinner. I just sliced them, adding salt and pepper, and some Trader Joe’s herbed goat cheese, then topped with basil and oregano.

quick tomato appetizer

Exercises to master handstand.

Just two girls making their way over to the splash pad. <3

Splash pad days

Peanut butter jelly. You guys. I’ve been obsessed with this song for months and couldn’t figure out what it was for the life of me. I would take spin classes at (r)evolve in Tucson, and my favorite instructors would play it for sprints. I couldn’t ask them what it was because I didn’t really know any of the words, and trying to sing the beat would be ridiculous. I couldn’t Google it for the same reason. FINALLY “peanut butter jelly” came into my head. I was like, “I KNOW they say ‘peanut butter jelly’ somewhere” and Googled, “sprint song peanut butter jelly.” IT WAS THE FIRST THING THAT CAME UP. The internet can be such a beautiful thing.

Please enjoy some sprints to this beauty:


I taught my first Spin class here in Valdosta this past weekend, and played this song with happy tears rolling down my face. Ok, so it was wrist sweat rolling down my hand, but kind of like the same thing.  

Lifting those weights

(Quick arms workout after teaching: 3 sets of 12 single arm overhead presses, straight bar press downs, V-rope tricep extensions, and barbell upright nows)

Nordstrom sale is heeeeeere. I’ll be sharing some of my favorite finds soon but a couple top picks are this shirt, this maxi, these shoes, these Zella crops, and this straw tote.

Top 10 things moms do at Target. 

Love the tools and exercises in this workout.

I need these macaroons in my life.

Late-night snack ideas.

Have a wonderful day!



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  1. Sarah on June 2, 2017 at 4:01 am

    I love these Disney t-shirts! Where are they from?

    • Fitnessista on June 2, 2017 at 12:19 pm

      the kids’ are from the disney store and mine and tom’s are from etsy

  2. Jessica @ Fit Talker on June 2, 2017 at 6:28 am

    FIrst, please tell me how Pandora is. I’m not a huge disney person, but if it’s as amazing as it was in the movie, I need to go!

    Second, thanks for that song! (and that video!!!) I’m going to add it to my playlist for Sunday. Thanks again!

    • Fitnessista on June 2, 2017 at 12:18 pm

      yay, so glad you liked the song, too!
      i’m not even a huge avatar person -i liked the movie a lot, but i’m not like obsessed with it- but it looks SO COOL

  3. Emily on June 2, 2017 at 7:11 am

    Hope you have fun at Disneyland! So jealous!

    Are you using an Apple Watch? If so, can you do a post on it? Lately I am thinking I want one, but I already have a Fitbit charge so not sure I can justify the cost… 🙂

    • Fitnessista on June 2, 2017 at 12:18 pm

      thank you!
      yes! i won it at a silent auction for liv’s school, and i LOVE it. it’s especially helpful when i’m teaching because i can adjust the music volume and songs from the watch. it’s also great for training with the built-in timer. like the fitness goals, and the cool display, but haven’t explored any of the other things it can do. also, talk to text has been pretty awesome

      • Emily on June 2, 2017 at 1:58 pm

        Awesome! Thanks for sharing your thoughts!

  4. Megan @ Skinny Fitalicious on June 2, 2017 at 7:17 am

    You guys are going to have so much fun at Disney. So jealous!

    • Fitnessista on June 2, 2017 at 12:16 pm

      thank you! i hope you have a great weekend

  5. Emily @ Pizza and Pull-ups on June 2, 2017 at 7:36 am

    I’m so jealous of the Disney adventures, hope you guys have a blast!

    • Fitnessista on June 2, 2017 at 12:16 pm

      thank you! hope you have a wonderful weekend, too

  6. Karin B on June 2, 2017 at 8:04 am

    Peanut butter jelly is a BodyPump lunges track too! (Release 96 I think) – it’s KILLER! Check it out!

    • Fitnessista on June 2, 2017 at 12:15 pm

      no way! i’ve been out of the bodypump game for way too long

    • Alana on June 5, 2017 at 6:27 am

      Haha, I was just going to comment the same thing. It is definitely a KILLER! My local BP instructors love to bring that one back every few weeks. It never seems to get any easier!

  7. Liz on June 2, 2017 at 9:59 am

    Nothing like a perfect spin song. This is a great one! That white romper is so cute! Have a blast in Disney!

    • Fitnessista on June 2, 2017 at 12:15 pm

      thank you! so happy you like the song, too <3

  8. Amanda @ CheerstotheWeekends on June 2, 2017 at 10:38 am

    I am going to Disney this weekend too (only the LAND not the World ha)! I’m so jealous you will get to see the new Pandora land!

    • Fitnessista on June 2, 2017 at 12:15 pm

      i will definitely report back! can’t wait to check it out! have so much fun at disneyland 🙂

  9. Emily R on June 2, 2017 at 11:02 am

    OMG, i died watching that video! Thank you for this.. and enjoy your vacay to the happiest place ever to you and the family =0)

    • Fitnessista on June 2, 2017 at 12:14 pm

      thank you so much!! <3

  10. Katie on June 2, 2017 at 4:10 pm

    Hahaha that song is a lunge track in BodyPump!! It is basically amazing but my legs hurt just thinking about all of the bottom half pulses

  11. Tara | Treble in the Kitchen on June 3, 2017 at 3:05 am

    Have so much fun in Disney!! I LOVE Disney too 🙂 Your girls will have so much fun!

  12. Bethany on June 3, 2017 at 2:00 pm

    I’ve never heard of that song but I am know dying lol

  13. Crystal on June 4, 2017 at 5:44 pm

    The Flight of Passage in Pandora was the best ride I think I have ever rode! I wanted to do it on repeat. Enjoy!

  14. Juliette | Namastay Traveling on June 5, 2017 at 3:44 am

    Gah you always have the BEST rompers! They are my favorite thing to wear (no matching required!!) and can look casual and dressy, so wonderful. Going to need this white one too! Hope you had an amazing weekend <3

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