Friday Faves

Hey hey! Happy Friday! What are you up to this weekend? P and I are taking the dogs to get haircuts – they need it, big time – and we’re looking forward to visiting the Botanical Garden’s Luminaria Nights, spending time with cousins, and possibly seeing Frozen 2 again. (I didn’t love it nearly as much as the first but the girls went crazy for it.) I’m going to catch a 30-minute Peloton class later today and lift some weights tomorrow. I’d love to hear what you have going on!

Our tree! Half the lights are burned out on our tree but it still looks pretty great. 

Christmas tree

It’s time for the usual Friday Faves party! Here’s where I share some of my favorite finds from the week and around the web. I love hearing about your faves, too, so please shout out something you’re loving in the comments section. 

 Read, watch, listen:

What happened when I showed vintage Mister Rogers to my 21st-century kids.

Beautiful thoughts on parenting in this post.

Relationship tips in this post (and the comments!).

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The new Mulan looks so.good.

Show, movie, book, podcast, and album suggestions.

Check out the gift guides for Her, for the Kids, and for Him. I’ll have a couple more up next week and will also have my annual Favorite Things giveaway coming up. 🙂 


Fitness + nutrition:

Check out this kettlebell workout.

Sticking to your goals this holiday season.

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Holiday recipes to try:

These incredible truffles.

Chocolate almond butter crunch truffles 9

Holiday spice sangria.

Vegan eggnog.

Slow cooker holiday mulled wine.

Maple gingerbread pots de crème.

Chocolate peppermint bark cookies.

Peppermint chocolate amazeballs.

I’m going to get baking supplies and figure out a gameplay over the next week. I’d love to hear your favorite holiday cookie or treat! Feel free to link it up in the comments section.

Happy Friday, friends!


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  1. Emily on December 6, 2019 at 6:53 am

    These cookies are a must in our house. I use all butter and dont add the drizzle usually because I’m lazy! I bake a lot of things, but these are what my kids ask for all the time.

    • Fitnessista on December 6, 2019 at 10:52 am

      these look PERFECT 🙂

  2. Stephanie Woods on December 6, 2019 at 10:13 am

    Do you have a recipe for gluten free sugar cookies? Ones that work for cutting shapes and decorating with icing? My husband is gf and an air traffic controller working on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. I’d like to make decorated gf sugar cookies and take them to his work.

  3. Mary on December 6, 2019 at 2:12 pm

    The Mr. Rogers link is for Sun Basket FYI 🙂

    • Fitnessista on December 6, 2019 at 4:23 pm

      Blah! Lemme fix it

  4. Brandy H. on December 6, 2019 at 2:26 pm

    Muddy buddies, sugar cookies, and churro toffee (copy cat recipe from Disneyland!) are our favorite Christmas treats.
    I loved Frozen 2! There was one part that had me tearing up, SO good!
    I hope you and your family have a wonderful weekend!

  5. Laura on December 8, 2019 at 7:34 am

    Thank you for adding the weekly workouts to the email for the week! I LOVE having that.

    • Fitnessista on December 8, 2019 at 5:39 pm

      so so happy to hear 🙂 thank you so much for letting me know you like it! it’s one of those things where i’m like does anyone care?? haha

      • Laura on December 8, 2019 at 6:46 pm

        Oh yes! Used the upper body one today.☺️

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