Friday Faves

Hello! Happy Friday! What are you up to this weekend? Are you traveling next week or staying in town?

This weekend is going to be a fun one. We have our family Christmas card photos, and I’m going wine tasting with a bunch of friends. Apparently, we’re taking a party bus down there, so I see some shenanigans in the future. I’m also looking forward to decorating for Christmas with the girls and catching a date night. I’d love to hear what you’re up to!

painted blue birdie on a white rock

(Lindsay and I spotted this rock while we were shooting pics downtown)

my mini and me shoes

(P’s tiny moccs)

For now, let’s start the weekly Friday Faves party. It’s always fun to share some of the things I’m enjoying each week and hear about your faves, too. Please shout them out in the comments below if you’d like!

Fashion and beauty finds: 

Ordering this sweatshirt ASAP.

This highlighter. I picked this up at Sephora last week. It’s a great way to add a little glow back in my life with all of the sleep struggles we’ve had lately. I’ll either add it into my moisturizer (I alternate between Tarte tinted primer and Beautycounter Dew Skin) or will add a couple of dabs on to highlight cheekbones and the bridge of my nose. Speaking of my nose, I was doing a kettlebell press and my nose got in the way. It didn’t end well for me. 

MY OTHER VIDEOS

Fresh Freshface luminizer

This oversized Fabletics Eugenia coat. It’s like a giant fancier sweatshirt.

Fabletics Eugenia Coat

I’ve been wearing it a lot this week and have gotten so many compliments on it. It’s perfect with a long sweater, leggings, and Nikes, but also would work with jeans and booties. I’m going to wear it to the airport next week and let it double as a travel blanket. 

Fabletics Eugenia coat

Fabletics has been crushing it lately. I feel like the quality continues to get better and better over time. Another recent find: these high-waist leggings (very thick fabric and supportive) and strappy sports bra. 

Fabletics outfit

The most ridiculous cozy slippers. I put them on the second we get home each day, and also wear them while crying and watching This Is Us.

(Can we please start a This Is Us group discussion board? I have too much emotional turmoil to work through after each episode.)

Good reads:

Parenting kiddos in a technology-infiltrated world.

Hugs are optional and by choice.

22 things that can help you relax if you have anxiety.

Fitness:

Black Friday workout! Perfect for next week. Also try this travel loop workout or this 20-minute quickie.

Black Friday Workout

Yoga with the Pilot! We were able to catch another yoga date and it was such a different way to spend some time together. It’s worth mentioning that the Pilot is freakishly good at yoga. He pops into crow pose and inversions like it’s NBD, and because his limbs are so long, his Warrior 2 is pretty darn beautiful. (Don’t tell him I said that because I want him to keep going with me haha.) 

yoga with the Pilot

Eats and recipes:

This pumpkin Paleo oatmeal needs to happen ASAP.

Healthy Thanksgiving recipe ideas.

I can’t wait to make these Buddha bowls.

Parmesan cauliflower hash browns.

Making my own sourdough! In all fairness, I haven’t actually made the sourdough yet – the dough is proofing in the fridge as I type this – but so far, so good. I’ve been wanting to attempt making my own sourdough for a while, particularly since we don’t have any bakeries in town. I love Barrio Bread (and joked that I’m going to have a loaf in my hand the entire time we’re in Tucson) and enjoy sourdough because it’s easier to digest for those with gluten sensitivities. Too much gluten kills my stomach – but I like gluten, so I definitely still eat it here and there – but sourdough doesn’t affect me at all. 

I was really intimidated about trying it out, but Jen’s helpful post encouraged me to go for it. I ordered the starter and supplies on Amazon (this starter, proofing basket, and large pot with a lid), and began the process last weekend. It was shocking to see how quickly the starter came to life! I’ve been tending to it and feeding it each day, like my little sourdough baby, and got the dough ready to go last night. I can’t wait to bake it later and will definitely share on IG stories! With the leftover starter, I made these crackers, and we all went crazy for them.crackers

(Please excuse their rustic appearance)

Siete tortillas. These almond flour tortillas are so great for morning eggs. They have a soft texture and mild nutty flavor. Breakage is minimal, which is key for frozen tortillas. I’m going to stock up next time we hit Whole Foods!

What’s something you’re loving this week? What’s your favorite thing to bake or make at home? Anyone still reeling from This Is Us

Have a Happy Weekend!

xo

Gina

Sweater pics by Lindsay Colson

Psst. I’ll be running another 7-day reset challenge the Monday after Thanksgiving if you’d like to join in! All of the details are here! You’ll get a 7-day workout plan, meal ideas, daily emails and Facebook group accountability. 

 

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32 Comments

  1. Janice O'Kane on November 17, 2017 at 7:58 am

    Honestly, does Siete make anything that doesn’t taste fantastic? LOVE their yummy products.

    Celebrating my birthday with friends today, my husband tomorrow, and extended family Sunday! #celebrateallmonth

    Thank you a million times over for running another Reset Challenge; last years was awesome and so helpful! I’m in! So appreciative of everything you do for all of us. <3

    • Fitnessista on November 17, 2017 at 10:36 pm

      sending you all of the best birthday wishes! have so much fun celebrating for as long as possible 🙂
      xoxo

  2. Carrie this fit chick on November 17, 2017 at 8:42 am

    That Eugencia coat looks so great on you! I would love to have one– great for cozy winters 🙂 have fun with the photos this weekend!

    • Fitnessista on November 17, 2017 at 10:36 pm

      it’s so cozy and comfortable!
      hope you have a great weekend <3

  3. Virjinia Harp on November 17, 2017 at 9:22 am

    That coat looks so comfy. I wish it was cool enough here to wear my big sweaters! My in-laws and my mom live near us so we are visiting both next week. Excited for all the food! Probably will get all the holiday decorations ready this weekend. I’m excited to get our tree up!

    http://www.withpurposeandkindness.com

    • Fitnessista on November 17, 2017 at 10:35 pm

      i’m excited too! lots of fun stuff to look forward to in the next month 🙂

  4. Melissa Caulfield on November 17, 2017 at 9:25 am

    You look adorable in literally everything! Have a blessed weekend!

    • Fitnessista on November 17, 2017 at 10:35 pm

      thank you so much, friend. i hope you have a great weekend!

  5. Amanda on November 17, 2017 at 9:29 am

    A party bus to a wine tasting sounds like a blast. Enjoy! My weekend plans are getting ready to go home for Thanksgiving! Let’s be real — it will take no time at all to pack my carry-on suitcase. It’s probably more of the mental excitement and making plans with friends for when I’m home.

    • Fitnessista on November 17, 2017 at 10:34 pm

      that sounds perfect! so excited for you <3 can't wait to travel this week, too

  6. Emily @ Pizza & Pull-Ups on November 17, 2017 at 9:40 am

    That wine sweater is amazing, Hope you have a great weekend!

    • Fitnessista on November 17, 2017 at 10:32 pm

      haha i just ordered it! hope you have a wonderful weekend

  7. Christina @ montessoriishmom.com on November 17, 2017 at 9:42 am

    I’ve been really wanting to make my own sourdough, thanks for the links to the supplies!

    • Fitnessista on November 17, 2017 at 10:32 pm

      no prob! i hope you give it a try! the bread was FANTASTIC

  8. Megan @ Skinny Fitalicious on November 17, 2017 at 10:56 am

    Fabletics always has great winter wear. Material is high quality and the cost is awesomely low! Trying to get ready for Thanksgiving this weekend and starting to Christmas decorate YEAH!

    • Fitnessista on November 17, 2017 at 10:32 pm

      yes, i totally agree! surprisingly good quality for the price
      so excited to decorate for christmas, too!

  9. Tiffany on November 17, 2017 at 10:58 am

    Love the jacket!! And of course This Is Us. Obsessed!

    • Fitnessista on November 17, 2017 at 10:31 pm

      ugh it’s just so good

  10. Sara on November 17, 2017 at 11:34 am

    You should check out my aunt & uncle’s company/website: https://breadtopia.com/

    They are super passionate about (sourdough, artisanal wheat) bread & have lots of great tutorial videos, recipes, tips, etc.

    Have a wonderful weekend!

    • Fitnessista on November 17, 2017 at 10:31 pm

      thank you so much for sharing the link! can’t wait to get lost in their website <3

  11. Nic on November 17, 2017 at 11:42 am

    May I suggest sourdough pancakes? They are omg good

    • Fitnessista on November 17, 2017 at 10:31 pm

      omg they sound amazing!!

  12. Becky @ The Bex Factor on November 17, 2017 at 1:15 pm

    OMG this week’s episode. I’ve not been loving Kevin and the episode this week just continued to fuel my dislike for him. And then WHAM. That ending. GAH!

    • Fitnessista on November 17, 2017 at 10:30 pm

      right?! so heartbreaking. i’m nervous for this week

  13. Hillary on November 17, 2017 at 2:20 pm

    Ummm yes to a TIU discussion board 😉 Each episode yanks at my emotional strings. So darn good!

    • Fitnessista on November 17, 2017 at 10:30 pm

      same! i hope they have a little bit of levity soon. it’s been so heavy lately

  14. Tracy on November 17, 2017 at 2:27 pm

    This Is Us! Uggh! Kevin’s episode was especially brutal. What a horrible spiral. Hope he comes out of it soon!

    Hope you have a great weekend! Love Friday Faves as usual.

    • Fitnessista on November 17, 2017 at 10:30 pm

      i seriously felt his pain when he was in the lawn crying. it was heartbreaking
      hope you have a wonderful weekend, too!

  15. Lauren on November 17, 2017 at 3:27 pm

    Not only am I still reeling from the ending of This is Us, but I don’t know how I’m going to handle next week?!?!?!

    • Fitnessista on November 17, 2017 at 10:29 pm

      right?! and tuesday seems so far away!

  16. Anne on November 18, 2017 at 11:19 am

    Oh my gosh we haven’t caught up yet and now I’m worried!! Will keep the Kleenex nearby. My husband is always on ‘tear alert’ when we watch together!

    • Fitnessista on November 20, 2017 at 11:54 pm

      i think i’ve cried every single episode!

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