Friday Faves

Hi hi! Happy Friday! What are you up to this weekend? We have an event at the Pilot’s work, are spending lots of time in the pool, and have a DATE NIGHT. Our babysitter moved out of town for college last year but she’s here for the summer and we’re SO thankful. I hope you have a fun and wonderful weekend ahead.

Friday Faves 6.3

Some pics from Memorial Day weekend!

The Pilot and I went with our entire squadron to see the new Top Gun movie. So many people dressed in costume (we’re talking a towel, aviator sunglasses, and dog tags for one of our friends), and it was everything. I also LOVED the movie. The Pilot said it was, “Cute” and then immediately went into all of the mission inaccuracies blah blah. If you haven’t seen it, I highly recommend it! So action-packed and incredible cinematography.

Friday Faves 6.3 - Top Gun poster

Dress is here and shoes are here

(Also I want Tom Cruise’s secret. His ability to defy aging continues to mystify me.)

Speaking of defying aging, the grillmaster:

dad grill master | Friday Faves 6.3

(he cooked up burgers, tons of BBQ chicken thighs, hot dogs, and corn on the cob and everything was amaaaazing)

Eating cake with my babies by the pool:

Eating cake with my babies by the pool

Food spread:

Burgers, hot dogs, chicken, toppings, buns

Paula Deen banana pudding (the most insane banana pudding you will ever have)

Fruit and yogurt dip

Mediterranean chopped salad

The best pasta salad ever

Potato salad

Shrimp cocktail

Chips, salsa, guac

Costco chocolate cake and s’mores

We also watched the original Top Gun by the pool!

outdoor movie night | Friday Faves 6.3

(Got this projector and can already tell we’re going to be using it all summer. It was super easy for the Pilot to sync it to his phone to project the movie, and also to our portable Bluetooth speaker for improved sound quality)

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

Fitness + good eats:

Got a Sakara delivery this week and I thought I might be sick of the meals a little bit by now, but not even a little. I’ve been skimping a bit on the veggie intake since we’ve been on summer break – you’d like it would be easier because I’m home MORE now, but it’s been the opposite – and this has been such a great way to get back into it. They’re always adding new and delicious menu options, and each shipment feels like Christmas morning.

Sakara delivery June

If you haven’t tried it yet and want a little treat this summer, use the code XOGINAH and get 20% off Sakara sitewide! I already booked a delivery for 2 weeks because I love the AB&J parfait.

S’mores bars. YUM.

How HIIT can impact metabolism. Would love to see this study performed with women (in various phases of their cycle) instead of men.

What do you cook at the end of a long day?

Read, watch, listen:

Has anyone read Nine Perfect Strangers? I started it this week but am having a hard time getting into it. Is it worth it?

Top Gun Maverick. Just go. I think we’re going to take the kids this weekend!

Check out my podcast episode on anxiety here if ya missed it.

Loved this episode of Skinny Confidential.

Fashion + beauty:

I got ad targeted for this Rails dress and think I need it.

Obsessed with this cream blush. You just need a tiny bit for a pop of color, and you can use it as a lip stain, too.

LOVE following this account for fashion tips. PS I have a TikTok now. I haven’t posted anything yet but if you’d like to follow me, I’ll start posting in the next couple of weeks and am trying to get the feel for it right now (and yes, I felt 100 years old when I signed up).

Happy Friday, friends!


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  1. Jessie R on June 3, 2022 at 3:23 pm

    Such a fun week, your Memorial Day BBQ looks like it was a blast! I make your pasta salad recipe whenever we have/go to a bbq and it is always a huge hit :). I read 9 Perfect Strangers long while back and liked it, I vaguely remember it took a while to get into though. Book Lovers by Emily Henry is a great summer read this year, highly recommend that or The Book of Cold Cases by Simone St. James.

    I’m looking forward to doing some projects around our new house and having fun with friends this weekend!

  2. Kimberly on June 3, 2022 at 3:47 pm

    Top Gun Maverick is amazing!!

  3. Tracy on June 3, 2022 at 5:11 pm

    To be honest, Nine Perfect Strangers was not very good. There are so many better books to read! I recently read Book Lovers by Emily Henry and The Maid By Nita Prose. Both were excellent!

    I’m hoping we’ll see Top Gun this weekend!

  4. Jenn on June 3, 2022 at 8:04 pm

    LOVED the new Topgun movie!! Se exciting!! Nine Perfect Strangers – I also really liked this book. Keep going! The series isn’t true to the book, but it’s also pretty good.

  5. Jenny Share on June 6, 2022 at 3:20 pm

    Keep reading! It’s super weird but I actually loved it…

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