Friday Faves

It’s the weekend! Anything fun planned? We have a couple of things on the agenda, but for the most part it should be pretty low key. The Pilot has been in a training course all week, so Liv and I are excited to hang out with him.

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(Fresh cut roses from our little garden)

Some faves from the week:

-Your awesome comments to Tuesday’s post. So many insightful and beautifully-expressed experiences. I loved reading them all! Thank you so much to those of you who have tweeted, Facebooked and pinned the post, too <3

-This little sleep light. (I’d take a pic but Liv is sleeping and it’s working its magic riiiiight now.) So, we had a bit of an escape artist incident the other night. We were fast asleep, and all of a sudden we heard Liv kicking in her crib. The Pilot had the video monitor and said, “Holy sh*t! She just climbed out of her crib!” and we went running into her room. Needless to say, the room transformation has jumped to the top of the priority totem pole. But, back to the sleep light: we ordered it from Amazon that day as an effort to teach her when it’s time to get out of bed. We told her it was time to wake up and get out of bed when the light turns green. In the morning, she’s so excited to see the green light! Fingers crossed that it helps with the whole bed adjustment thing…

-My friend Jess‘ book is now available for preorder! I preordered my copy the second it was available and can’t wait to read it! If you haven’t checked out her blog yet, you’re in for a treat (literally) πŸ˜‰ She posts gorgeous photos, hilarious stories and incredible recipes. Needless to say, her book will be amazing and I’m really looking forward to receiving my copy.

UnknownGreen Mason jars. I got some for the jar section of our kitchen and love the soft green color and extra brightness.Β 

-Honored to have been included in this article about exercise during pregnancy. You can check it out here, if you’d like πŸ™‚

23 geniuses doing what they love.

These tiny and insanely talented salsa dancers. My mind is still blown.Β 

-Caroline’s face when we leave the dog park.

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20 things to start doing in your relationships.

This NYC tourist guide.

-Fitness taco.

Fitness taco

Happy Friday, friends!



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  1. Courtni H on May 2, 2014 at 10:29 am

    I’m so loving that little light! Thanks for excellent suggestion!

  2. Lucie@FitSwissChick on May 2, 2014 at 10:59 am

    COngrats on the article, so cool!!
    I will go snowboarding the last day of the season on Sunday. So excited, then ready for summer!

  3. Britt@MyOwnBalance on May 2, 2014 at 11:09 am

    That flower photo is so beautiful! Well done!

    I love that tourist guide. The walking formation is my favorite. So true! πŸ™‚

    Happy weekend!

  4. Polly @ Tasty Food Project on May 2, 2014 at 11:18 am

    Fitness taco is hilarious! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

  5. Erin @ Girl Gone Veggie on May 2, 2014 at 11:23 am

    Fitness taco! Haha. How perfect for cinco de mayo!

    I love that picture of Caroline. She looks so happy!

  6. Chelsea @ TableForOne on May 2, 2014 at 11:30 am

    Haha fitness taco! Gotta love auto correct. Happy Friday!!

  7. Lauren @ Focused To Be Fit on May 2, 2014 at 11:45 am

    Fitness taco… hahaha I die!

  8. Megan @ The Skinny-Life on May 2, 2014 at 12:08 pm

    Mason jars are the best! I bought several at Target last month and have been making my own salsa and hummus with them. I also love the mason jar cups with the straws. Perfect for smoothies and juices! Have a great weekend!

  9. Jackie on May 2, 2014 at 12:55 pm

    Happy Friday indeed! The bed light is genius!

  10. Amber Schumann on May 2, 2014 at 12:59 pm

    OMG… As of last night, we have an escape artist on our hands too!!!!

    Baylie (will be 2 in July) woke up a couple hours after she went to bed, and we let her cry it out for a few minutes since she had just woken from some noise. Hubby and I were downstairs in the living room, and all of a sudden (like the scariest slow motion moment in my life) Baylie came tumbling down the stairs!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am thanking any possible gods out there that she is fine and doesn’t have a bump, bruise, scrape or BREAK to show for it.

    After hubby and I recovered from our heart attack, we are thinking “………..what now???” She’s in a nursery loft, and doesn’t have doors (like a door would matter… she learned how to work the deadbolt lock yesterday too!!). Time for toddler bed, a mounted safety gate, and some serious strategy to help this transition that we were SO not prepared for. UGH!

  11. Sara @ LovingOnTheRun on May 2, 2014 at 1:24 pm

    Happy Friday! The rose is beautiful – nothing better than fresh flowers πŸ™‚

  12. Meggan on May 2, 2014 at 1:39 pm

    Oh my goodness, Caroline is adorable! That picture is priceless

  13. Livi on May 2, 2014 at 1:48 pm

    I am loving sunny days this Friday! So blessed!

  14. Stephanie @ Whole Health Dork on May 2, 2014 at 3:52 pm

    That sleep light is such a great idea! Hope it helps and good luck with the room!
    Congrats on the Fitness mag spot. And I love that they teased your book! Can’t wait to hear more about it!
    Lots of studying, homework, and (sheep brain) dissection to do this weekend for me. Have a great weekend.

  15. Rhiannon @ Bound to be a Buckeye on May 2, 2014 at 4:04 pm

    Congrats on the article! I always tell my friends who are expecting to check out your pregnancy posts πŸ™‚

  16. Tia @ Tina and Tia on May 2, 2014 at 4:45 pm

    Hahah, I just tried to type “Fitnessista” into my phone to see what would happen, and while it didn’t autocorrect, the suggestions were “fitness” and “icebreakers.” Icebreakers?!!?

    • Fitnessista on May 2, 2014 at 5:45 pm

      hahah amazing

  17. Brynn on May 2, 2014 at 6:10 pm

    Loved the article in Fitness. I’m currently 19 weeks pregnant and appreciate the tips, advice and insight on workouts through the trimesters. Is love if you created a pregnancy workout routine!!!

  18. Cate on May 2, 2014 at 7:12 pm

    Caro is a furry bundle of happy in that picture! Love it!

  19. Shaina Anderson on May 2, 2014 at 11:18 pm

    I was thinking of a wake up light! Tripp used to get up at 7 and has slowly crept backward to 6, 530 on early days. I used to have a quiet hour before he got up to get my day going, but obviously that’s not happening now. I’ve heard good things about the lights.

    Congrats on the article!!

  20. sandy on May 3, 2014 at 1:15 am

    don’t know why but that little escape story really got to me.

    • Fitnessista on May 3, 2014 at 11:54 am

      thankfully she was totally fine, but it scared me. i had a hard time falling asleep again

  21. Pua on May 3, 2014 at 3:01 am

    Fitness is tacos! I love that!! Congrats on your Fitness mag spot. I’m definitely gonna check it out since I need those tips! πŸ™‚

  22. Meg @ A Dash of Meg on May 3, 2014 at 7:32 am

    omg i have sooo much to say! first, congrats on being in the magazine! so proud of my soul sister πŸ˜‰ and nice photography skills missy! beautiful shot of the flower πŸ™‚ and the Pilot’s reaction to Liv getting out of her bed is HILARIOUS πŸ™‚ love it thanks for sharing xoxo

  23. Becky @ Goodness Grapevine on May 3, 2014 at 8:05 am

    What a picture- loving that little hand holding that rose!

  24. Jessie on May 3, 2014 at 11:04 am

    I really like the 20 things to start doing in relationships πŸ™‚ Being a kind person is so much easier than being mean. Thank you for always being so encouraging and positive!!

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