Friday Faves

Hey hey! Happy Friday! What do you have going on this weekend? We have a family dance at Liv’s school (super cute!) and are looking forward to a date night. I’d love to hear what you have going on. I’d love to do something outdoors as a fam – the Pilot has been to Sabino Canyon since he’s been home! – but the weather has been all over the place. It was in the 70s and incredible before we went to Georgia, and now it’s freezing and has been raining a lot. Who even knows, but summer will definitely be here soon enough. 😉

Miss p

(Miss P loves clunking around in my rain boots.)

Today is also Everly’s 2nd birthday!! (It always brings me back to the day I finally got to meet her sweet face.)

Everly jane

She’s grown so much and is the smartest, silliest, sweetest little thing. We can’t wait to celebrate with her this weekend!


It’s time for the weekly Friday Faves party! This is where I share some of my favorite finds, eats, wears, and reads from the week. I love hearing about your faves, too, if you’d like to join in the fun in the comments section.


Today is the last day to register for Home Workout Warrior LIVE at the preorder price. We start on Monday! If you sign up today, you’ll get everything in your inbox tonight (4 weeks of workouts + 4 weeks of meals from a Registered Dietitian) and the price will be jumping later this afternoon. Right now, it’s only $9. The cost of 2 lattes can put some serious pep in your workout step. Sign up here!

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Tucson things:

The gem show! The gem show is a huge annual event in Tucson and jewelers visit from all over the world. Giant tents are filled with jewels, gems, and complete jewelry, and it’s SO much fun to walk around and snag some incredible pieces at wholesale prices. (You need a business license to register, so I’m able to get passes through my LLC.)

Gem show

I went once with madre, and then back again with madre and Kyle. We found so much great stuff: I got a beautiful purse, a buddha for the office, crystals as gifts, statement earrings,


(these were each only $9!)

and got my wedding ring resized. It’s always a bit snug on me, especially when we travel or I consume more sodium than usual. Turns out, the size was 3 1/2! WHAT. Now that I don’t have child-sized hands anymore, it was nice to have it resized so I can actually wear it, even after a large hibachi dinner.

Read, watch, listen:

I hope this becomes the norm.

This was SO much fun to watch.

Beautycounter finds featured in InStyle!

An interesting perspective on digital minimalism.

Don’t forget to check out this week’s podcast episode with that one guy I like.

I would LOVE to day drink with Ina.

Say yes to what excites you.

Good eats:

More reasons to add some flax to your oatmeal or smoothie.

Making this egg roll in a bowl next week.

These skillet sweet potato brownies look amaaaaaazing.

Beauty and fashion:

 Tint skin. I’ve always used Dew Skin, but I had some credit from my last social and decided to finally try out tint skin. I LOVE it. It gives a really nice coverage without feeling too cake-y and it’s extremely hydrating. The Flawless in Five set includes Tint Skin + our new brow gel (+ everything you need to get ready in 5 minutes!) so if you’ve been wanting to try out some safer beauty products, this is a great starting point. Right now, you also get a free retractable foundation brush with a Flawless in Five kit!

Obsessed with this leopard skirt.

Check out Valentine’s gift ideas here if you’re shopping this weekend! <3

The most popular items on the gift guide from this year:

Barefoot Dreams throw

The most ridiculously hilarious boxers

Sporty sunglasses

A custom couple portrait

Gorgeous Kendra Scott pendant

Hope you have a happy Friday!



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  1. Stacey Racette on February 8, 2019 at 11:34 am

    SO excited to get my challenge email!

    • Fitnessista on February 8, 2019 at 11:53 am

      wahoo! so pumped about it!

  2. Chrissy on February 8, 2019 at 11:35 am

    My wedding ring is a size 4 and it’s big on me unless it’s really humid. My jeweler couldn’t get over my small, cold fingers. I still remember him wondering aloud if he needed to get my diamond into a kid sized ring. Luckily we didn’t need to go that route!

    • Fitnessista on February 8, 2019 at 11:52 am

      hahah!! i couldn’t believe when she told me it was a 3 1/2. i could almost never wear it when it was humid or if i flew on an airplane. now it’s a comfy 4 1/2 🙂

  3. Jessie on February 8, 2019 at 1:15 pm

    Wow I thought I was the only one with such small hands- my wedding and engagement rings are a 3.75!

    • Jennifer Conforti on February 9, 2019 at 12:21 pm

      I’m also a 3.75! I never meet anyone with such small fingers.

  4. Janice O'Kane on February 9, 2019 at 8:57 am

    I LOVE that you’ve been going to the gem show! 🙂 And, podcast episode with the Pilot was so, so good!

    • Fitnessista on February 9, 2019 at 12:21 pm

      i hope you come one year so we can finally hang out! i thought of you so many times — so many incredible crystals!

      • Janice O'Kane on February 9, 2019 at 1:20 pm

        Fingers crossed, I’ve got it in my plans for next year!

  5. Indhu on February 9, 2019 at 4:48 pm

    Hi Gina,

    I registered for the Home Workout Warrior. But I haven’t yet received an email from you regarding the workouts. Am I missing anything?

  6. Indhu on February 9, 2019 at 4:53 pm

    Spoke too soon. It was in a different email id :). Thank you

  7. Jennifer on February 11, 2019 at 5:37 pm

    Those earrings are the dreamiest!

    Also that eggroll in a bowl recipe is awesome! I made it with some vegan ground beef, and recently with tofu. So easy to make

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