Friday Faves

Hellooooo! Happy Friday! New post up on the Family page. Hope your day is off to a great start. I’m so glad the weekend is here! It feels like this week went by quickly, which is totally ok with me. 😉 Any fun plans this weekend? We’re getting together with friends for a family dinner tonight and swimming, BBQing tomorrow, and going to make a stop at the beach. We realized that we’ve hardly been this year, and definitely want to live it up for the next couple of months. 

Me and livi5

In standard Friday fashion, here are some of the reads, eats, wears, and randoms from the week. I always love to hear what you’re enjoying too, so please feel free to join in the fun in the comments section! (I have a little almond butter-filled giveaway for ya, too.) 

Pizza Port nights with the fam.

The port


Fam in OB

Port, it’s been way too long.

How to bring sexy back after childbirth.

3 things every yogi must know about the anatomy of the spine. 

This version of “Uptown Funk” with 280 movies.

So you want to write a food blog. “Quinoa is excellent for every meal because its texture is a reminder that life can’t always be smooth or digestible.”

I spent a month replying to all of my PR emails with “I love you.” <— I laughed so hard I cried a little.

MYHABIT. <—referral link (you get $20 to spend, too). I was really stoked when I got some Maaji bikinis for half price earlier this summer, and have been casually scoping it out here and there in case anything awesome came up. It definitely happened. Last week, I picked up this MARC by Marc Jacobs bag and it was almost $100 off. I’d been wanting a new one for fall, so it was destiny, really. 😉

Signs that your workouts are too intense. 

This smoothie from Tiki Port:

Chia smoothie

I don’t know what it’s called but it’s almond milk, banana, peanut butter, chia seeds, honey and cinnamon. I added kale and strawberries to it, and it was like a green PBJ smoothie.

What a 107-year-old poet can teach you about mindfulness. I love the reminder to look for beauty in the drudgery. 

So excited to make this copycat TJ’s salad; it’s one of my faves.

Let go of what you want. 

Giveaway time!!

These snack packs from Justin’s! They have them at Target, and we took a bunch with us on our Tucson trip. This was the last one, and I’m glad I snapped a quick photo before it was quickly hijacked. I asked Liv to share and she gave me 3 sad pretzels haha.

Justins snack pack

(The container is made from 100% recycled plastic)

My friends at Justin’s kindly offered to send some free coupons to a lucky reader if you’d like to try the snack packs for yourself. They’re gluten-free pretzel sticks with Justin’s almond butter and absolutely delicious. Just leave a comment below with something you’re loving, or a current favorite snack. 🙂 I’ll announce the winner in Monday am’s post.

Happy Friday!



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  1. Hope on August 17, 2015 at 7:54 am

    Current favorite snack is all the yummy summer produce available to me right now!

  2. Bri on August 17, 2015 at 7:56 am

    Hi! My latest go-to snack is a big scoop of Greek yogurt mixed with any nut butter. Then I find something to dip– usually apples or pretzels! So good and a nice protein boost!

  3. Jenn on August 17, 2015 at 8:04 am

    My current favorite snack is hard boiled eggs. Random but tasty.

  4. Emily S on August 17, 2015 at 8:27 am

    I’ve been loving quick HIIT workouts lately! When I’m short on time, nothing gets me sweating like intense cardio intervals!

  5. Laurie O on August 17, 2015 at 8:34 am

    I’m trying to soak up all the fresh fruit I can before summer leaves us! In the spirit of the Justin’s giveaway, there is nothing that a spoonful of PEANUT BUTTER won’t cure!

  6. Naomi on August 17, 2015 at 8:47 am

    I’m loving banana covered in almond butter.

  7. Amy Ramos on August 17, 2015 at 9:09 am

    My favorite snack is Persian cucumbers and hummus. YUMMY!

  8. stacey on August 17, 2015 at 9:11 am

    plain oikos yogurt with PBfit.

  9. Monica on August 17, 2015 at 9:38 am

    Favorite snack: little mini mozzarella balls and veggies!

  10. Nicole on August 17, 2015 at 10:08 am

    Mmmm favorite snack is banana with AB or hummus and carrots!

  11. KristeN b on August 17, 2015 at 11:03 am

    I am loving smoothie bowls for breakfast this summer! Toppings make it more fun – chia, hemp, granola, and/or Justin’s

  12. Christy on August 17, 2015 at 11:07 am

    I’m almost 26 weeks pregnant and I can’t get enough Greek yogurt sprinkled with mixture dried cranberries and nuts. Sweet and salty, crunchy and cold. Win win!

  13. Jayne on August 17, 2015 at 11:11 am

    Current favorite snack would have to be cottage cheese with a sprinkle of pepper. Super simple, but super delicious!

  14. on August 17, 2015 at 12:37 pm

    favorite snack lately has been a hard boiled egg. 🙂

  15. Rebecca on August 17, 2015 at 2:11 pm

    I’m loving homemade peach Popsicles made with peaches from the tree in our backyard!

  16. Gina on August 17, 2015 at 2:22 pm

    Just tried my first acai bowl. Loved!

  17. Casey on August 17, 2015 at 2:52 pm

    Green smoothies with mango!

  18. Kristina on August 17, 2015 at 2:53 pm

    something i’m loving- cuban food! had some awesome platonos maduros this weekend!

  19. michelle on August 17, 2015 at 5:25 pm

    Those look delicious!

  20. Leann on August 20, 2015 at 11:36 am

    I’ve been loving reading The Girl on the Train! Seriously cannot put it down. It would go great with some Justin’s Snack Packs! : )

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