Friday Faves

Happy Friday and Happy Halloween! Any fun plans tonight? We’re off to a friend’s party later today, and I’m trying to think of a fun activity for this morning.

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(Bell is thankful to not be reliving the hot dog shame again this year.)

Some faves from the week and around the web:

The Kale Yeah shirt orders. Thank you so much for helping me support Fed by Threads with these cute and comfy sustainable tees. So far, we’ve provided the funds for just under 1,000 meals! That is INCREDIBLE. I would love to make it to 2,000!! Orders will close on Monday <3

Liv’s Halloween manicure. She asked me to paint her nails, so I Halloween-ified them a little.


Waterfall braids. It’s been my go-to hairstyle this week, especially since I like to air dry my hair. I’ll waterfall braid it, and it will dry wavy. 


Dinner at Bo-Beau Kitchen. Always a fave and my favorite San Diego restaurant I’ve tried since we’ve been here. Their salmon is INSANE, and we usually wash it down with the ménage à trois dessert: peanut brittle with chocolate ganache, cheesecake with a berry swirl, and mint chocolate mousse.  


Having a rough day? Try this Kanye confidence generator. 😉

5 mom-shaming trends that need to stop.

Been scoping out these booties! I’ve been looking for a grey pair and think they’d be an awesome everyday option.

5 yoga myths debunked.

Park dates with this little lady.


Jim Carrey’s spoof of the Matthew McConaughey commercial.

Caro’s spider neckerchief. (The “rub my belly” eyes are always a fave.)


An 86-year-old gymnast proving age is just a number.

A yoga Instagram challenge for November.

Jungle java. This is a fun little spot on Newport, with great breakfast menu (they have acai bowls and the couple across from me shared French toast with nutella), and ALMOND MILK. I enjoyed my green tea almond milk latte next to the succulent wall. 


A history of women’s clothing sizes.. and how the heck they got so out of whack.

Kelly Clarkson’s version of “Shake It Off.”

Enjoy the rest of your day and Happy Halloween! Be safe tonight. <3



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  1. Danielle @ It's a Harleyyy Life on October 31, 2014 at 4:28 am

    love that braid!

  2. Tina Muir on October 31, 2014 at 4:38 am

    Awesome links here, I am off to check out the kelly clarkson one! Did you see the video on my post on monday (butternut squash quesadillas?), you will LOVE it! So cute, and yes, age is just a number!

  3. Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat on October 31, 2014 at 4:38 am

    Oh my, all of your faves are now my faves! Especially Liv’s manicure, the Kale Yeah shirts, and your waterfall braid. I need to practice that one because mine never turn out!

  4. Brynn on October 31, 2014 at 4:42 am

    Love the braid! I wish I could do that to my hair. And I have to tell you, I did the HIIT/Barre workout and lived it!! Your workouts never disappoint.

  5. Bree on October 31, 2014 at 5:23 am

    I couldn’t help but giggle at all the ridiculous Kanye-fidence. ahahah. And that waterfall braid is absolutely gorgeous!

  6. Lindsey @SimplyLindsey on October 31, 2014 at 5:49 am

    My husband showed me the Jim Carrey video earlier this week and I just about died!!!! It’s SO funny! I cannot wait til Dumb and Dumber To comes out! 🙂

  7. Cassie Vaughn on October 31, 2014 at 5:54 am

    Happy halloween!

  8. jean on October 31, 2014 at 7:27 am

    I can’t believe how big Liv is getting! She’s not a baby anymore, or even a toddler! I’m sure you’re enjoying her different phases.

  9. Catalina @ Shades of Pink on October 31, 2014 at 7:28 am

    Love the braid, all the succulents and Livi’s Halloween nails 🙂 Happy Halloween!

  10. Carrie (This Fit Chick) on October 31, 2014 at 7:40 am

    I love that braid! I am SO bad with my hair- I dont know how to do anything!

  11. Erin @ Her Heartland Soul on October 31, 2014 at 7:49 am

    Happy Halloween!

    I’m scoping out this pair of grey booties: LOVE!

  12. Megan @ Skinny Fitalicious on October 31, 2014 at 7:50 am

    Loving the booties. Nordstrom is the Whole Foods of clothes. Steals all my money every time. Happy Halloween girl!

    • Fitnessista on October 31, 2014 at 8:57 am

      Haha that is so true. Happy Halloween!!

  13. Ashley @ My Food N Fitness Diaries on October 31, 2014 at 8:28 am

    I adore your waterfall braid – beautiful!! We’ve been loving getting outdoors and to the park lately too. It’s finally cooling down around here! Have fun with Livi tonight!

  14. Sara on October 31, 2014 at 8:30 am

    Sorry…but those boots are awful.

  15. diana on October 31, 2014 at 8:37 am

    happy halloween! love liv’s nails! so cute! kelly clarkson rocks!

    • Fitnessista on October 31, 2014 at 8:56 am

      Ahh I like the anthro ones even better! Thanks for sending the link 🙂

  16. Linda @ The Fitty on October 31, 2014 at 8:53 am

    Happy Halloween to you and your little poodie!

  17. Yvonne on October 31, 2014 at 9:52 am

    The clothing size link was a good read! Thank you!

  18. Tracy on October 31, 2014 at 10:56 am

    Love the booties and park dates are the best!!

    Happy Halloweeeeeeen!!!!!

  19. Erin Motz on October 31, 2014 at 11:08 am

    1) Livi asking for a manicure… I mean… cuteness overload! Can’t she just stay a wittle baybeeee?!

    2) I would do a lot of questionable things to have the amount of hair you do! *swoon!*

  20. Tricia @ A Couple of Dashes on October 31, 2014 at 11:30 am

    I love the braid! Can you do a tutorial? I can never figure out how to do it!

  21. Angela @ HonestlyAngela on October 31, 2014 at 11:33 am

    I love the waterfall braid look but I have never tried it – it looks so complicated! I am completely a wash and go kinda girl so I plan to give this a go after I watch your tutorial!

  22. Lauren @ The Bikini Experiment on October 31, 2014 at 12:57 pm

    Pretty braid! Enjoy your Halloween. 🙂

  23. Ashley @ A Lady Goes West on October 31, 2014 at 2:11 pm

    You are pretty good with your braids! I love the look of that, but am not sure I could achieve it on my own hair. Hope you have a great weekend! Happy Halloween:)

  24. Livi @ Eat, Pray, Work It Out on October 31, 2014 at 2:22 pm

    I love your braid!

  25. Whitney @ To Live & Diet in L.A. on October 31, 2014 at 6:38 pm

    That hot dog costume is awesome!! At least your pup looks slightly happier than mine when I put him in Halloween getups haha.

    And thanks for sharing the Kanye-fidence – truly amazing!

  26. Lizzie on October 31, 2014 at 7:22 pm

    Girl, I would kill for your hair! And Caroline’s “rub my belly” eyes just melt my heart.

  27. Julie on October 31, 2014 at 10:20 pm

    I’ve never been able to braid my own hair!

  28. Emily @ Sweet Summer Smiles on November 1, 2014 at 2:55 pm

    What a cute little hot dog! I can never find a costume that fits my dog. How did you come up with the waterfall braid? It’s so cute!

  29. Abby on November 1, 2014 at 7:24 pm

    So cute! Looks like so much fun! (BTW told my husband about the Livi-isms and he LOVED it)

  30. Kavitta on November 2, 2014 at 1:20 pm

    Hi!! Still loving your blog!! Thank you. You’ve changed my ability to work out at home. I was always used to the classes at the gym and then moved to San Diego with a young child and a husband who is often at work. The garage has become my friend. Any plans on a November work out schedule. Pretty please! 🙂

  31. Claire on November 2, 2014 at 3:57 pm

    Holy perfect hair-do. I am so envious of your glorious, thick, luscious locks! My hair is so thin and sparse that even if I had the mad skills to do a braid like that, it probably wouldn’t even work.

    Also, that trio of desserts looks just like absolute heaven. I need to try to come up with a recipe for all of them! First up the mint chocolate mousse.

  32. Maggie @ Veg Fiend on November 2, 2014 at 4:51 pm

    I’m loving that succulent wall. Wish I could grow succulents that lovely, but my dark apartment has foiled all my plant aspirations.

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