Friday Faves

Hey hey! How are ya? Happy Fri-YAY! I’m so ready for a relaxing weekend. We don’t have a lot on the agenda, and those end up being some of the best weekends. All I want to do is hang out with the fam at the pool, catch a date night, and take Livi to see the musical Shrek.

It’s crazy because from now on, it’s an avalanche of activities between school starting, trips, work events, and the like. The Pilot and I sat down the other night and mapped out the fall, and almost every weekend from August through Thanksgiving has something going on. Time to buckle up! There are a lot of fun things to look forward to, and I’m excited to take some trips with the fam, enjoy a blog trip to Rancho La Puerta in the fall (YES), and get into a routine. While we’ve been flying by the seat of our pants since we got to Valdosta, I’ll definitely always remember this summer as a fun and adventurous one.. and quality time before Liv starts kindergarten and is then in school for ever. Brb while I cry.


(the sweetest little sisters. I bought those Joe’s jean shorts P is wearing when I was pregnant with Liv!)

In standard Friday fare, 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 share something you’re loving in the comments below.

workout ready

Siete chips. Regular tortilla chips are beyond addictive -I feel like I can eat chips and guac forever without stopping- and these just take things to the next level. The lime flavor is BOMB. The only sad thing is that I eat an entire bag by myself in less than 24 hours. I’m ordering more than two bags next time.

Siete chips

Ok, this made me laugh pretty hard.

How being childlike can make adulting easier.

YES. It’s time to get our personal care and beauty products regulated.

My lipgloss fave of the month:

Tartiest lip gloss

(color: goals)  

We all know I have a bit of a problem when it comes to lipgloss. This one is shiny and smooth, doesn’t smell/taste like anything, and has a nice neutral pink hue. All good things.

Drink markers.

beach guy drink markers

Girls’ night is at our house next week, so I picked up some fun goodies. I was most excited about these eco-friendly biodegradable plates, and these Drinking Buddies. I’ve heard that Brad is notorious for drowning in the wine. 

I’m making a batch of the best sangria to go along with an enormous cheese board and snacks/desserts from Birdie’s. It’s going to be amazing.

14 ways to power up your vinyasa flow. I used some of these ideas in class this week! It was also my first week NOT using notes, and it actually felt a lot better without them. Things went together more organically and I feel like I’m starting to find my style and format.

Giant leftovers salads. Lately, I’ve just been throwing everything into a bowl and making a quick dressing with avocado oil, Dijon, a little honey, garlic, red pepper flakes, oregano and salt and pepper. This one had leftover grilled asparagus, some chicken I made for an upcoming blog recipe (it was SO good), spinach, cucumber, and pumpkin seeds.

Salad beast

Breakfast with the crew at Cracker Barrel. It’s usually a road trip stop -it’s fun to look at the gift shop- but I hadn’t eaten there in years. The Pilot is a huge fan of their food (as he loves everything biscuit, gravy, and bacon), so we headed there for breakfast one morning.

Liv at cb

The service was super fast and the food was awesome. My oatmeal came in this little silver pot and had like pie filling on top of it. It was delicious. 

Tom and P at Cracker barrel

(Of course, no trip to Cracker Barrel is complete without wishing Brad’s wife was there. Posting a picture of her smiling and back at work would be the best PR move CB could ever make.)

P at cbHope you have a very happy Friday and an amazing weekend.



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  1. Christina @ on July 7, 2017 at 2:25 pm

    I’m working on planning my sister’s bachelorette party today and am definitely getting those drink markers, perfect!

    • Fitnessista on July 9, 2017 at 10:06 pm

      yes, totally perfect!

  2. Laura @ Laura Likes Design on July 7, 2017 at 2:29 pm

    Oh my gosh, P’s little Joe’s jean shorts are the cutest thing ever!

    Hahaha, we always used to go to CB with my grandparents!

    • Fitnessista on July 9, 2017 at 10:06 pm

      thank you!
      yes, such a nostalgic place <3

  3. Brittany Taylor @ The Gourmet Financier on July 7, 2017 at 4:38 pm

    My husband loves Cracker Barrel too! Must be a guy thing. Seriously though, ours has the cutest kid clothes and home stuff. Every time I go in there, I think I should shop here more often!

    • Fitnessista on July 9, 2017 at 10:05 pm

      yes, the little shop is so cute!
      hope you had a great weekend <3

  4. Janice on July 8, 2017 at 7:11 am

    Siete Chips are the best! Seriously, I have to regulate my purchasing because those suckers are addictive! Their tortillas are also life changing if you are gluten free!

    • Fitnessista on July 9, 2017 at 10:05 pm

      you’re not joking. 2 bags are gone and i’m pretty sure i ate them by myself

  5. Sara on July 8, 2017 at 9:32 am

    Hi! Where is that purple work out tank top from?

    • Fitnessista on July 9, 2017 at 10:04 pm

      hi! it’s zella from thredup

  6. Kate on July 8, 2017 at 4:17 pm

    Hi Gina!
    I’d love to know how those plates hold up! I have been looking for an eco-friendly option for my wedding reception- we are having a pig roast!

    • Fitnessista on July 9, 2017 at 10:04 pm

      ohh i will definitely let you know! they look really nice and feel sturdy

  7. Kelly Wontor on July 9, 2017 at 7:35 am

    Nothing better in the summer than a huge salad. And a great way to use up produce, especially before it goes bad.

    • Fitnessista on July 9, 2017 at 10:04 pm

      yes! leftovers salads are such an easy lunch, too

  8. Lisa on July 9, 2017 at 11:04 am

    Such fun times in the summer! The girls are so precious!

    • Fitnessista on July 9, 2017 at 10:03 pm

      thank you, friend! so happy i’ve been getting to see YOU this summer 🙂

  9. Kathy on July 9, 2017 at 9:41 pm

    Look at the way little P is looking at her daddy! Such love

    • Fitnessista on July 9, 2017 at 10:03 pm

      she is such a little lovebug <3

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