Friday Faves

Hi friends! Happy Fri-yay 🙂 What are you up to this weekend?

Thank you so much for the beautiful birthday wishes. You all know how to make a girl’s day even brighter. <3 It was a relaxing and wonderful day, with a drive up to La Jolla,

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a cake that Liv and madre made,

Yellow cake

and some gorgeous flowers, courtesy of the Pilot.

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Liv asked what I wanted for my birthday, and when I said “a nap,” she was very upset. “You can’t sleep on your birthday!” haha.

Madre left last night (wahhh), but I’m glad we’ll get to see her again soon for turkey day. Nana will be likely coming on Sunday, and we can’t wait to see her! P has been saving up lots of snuggles just for her. 

Another photo from her newborn shoot with Jacquelynn:

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I can’t even handle it.

This entire time, I’ve thought that while P definitely looks like both of us, she looks a lot like her daddy.

Tom and p

To confirm, I texted my MIL and asked if she’d mind sending some baby photos of the Pilot. 

Baby tom

Pretty remarkable, huh?!

In standard Friday fashion, here are some faves from the week and around the web:

Sephora VIB sale starts TODAY! Here are some of the things I’ll be stocking up on. I’d like to replenish my Naked palette, face scrub, Argan oil, and lipgloss

Protein-packed lunch ideas.

How to raise an emotionally resilient child.

Seasons 52 night! We took the crew out for an awesome dinner at Seasons 52. I had some Jam Jar shiraz (so sweet and good), the salmon,



and Liv’s mind was appropriately blown when they brought out the dessert tray. 

Livi w desserts

Family walk to Tiki Port. Even though they have the best acai bowls, I’ve been changing it up with their peanut butter supreme smoothie which has almond milk, cinnamon, honey and chia seeds.

Us at tiki port

Tiki port

Eat dessert to prevent holiday weight gain. Don’t need to tell me twice haha.

The uniform. I’ve been living in loose or button-up shirts and jeans over the past couple of weeks. I really love these tops I grabbed from the Nordstrom sale, and am thinking about getting a couple of other colors. They’re really comfy, look put-together, and wash well (<— key).

Cute DIY ornaments.

Hope you have a very happy Friday and a great weekend. <3



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  1. Sara @ LovingOnTheRun on November 13, 2015 at 7:28 am

    I am always amazed at the pure beauty of where you live! Enjoy your weekend and family time! P is so precious!

    • Fitnessista on November 13, 2015 at 10:27 am

      thank you- it never gets old <3

  2. Megan @ Skinny Fitalicious on November 13, 2015 at 7:32 am

    Now that’s what I call a perfect birthday! Those pictures of the P’s are incredible! They really do look alike. I also think Liv suddenly looks like she’s 5 or 6. Is that just me?

    • Fitnessista on November 13, 2015 at 10:27 am

      yes, she looks so grown up all of a sudden :/

  3. Mary on November 13, 2015 at 7:49 am

    oy this weekend is all work and packing. seems like as usual. Luckily i took my GRE yesterday so that weight is off my chest and back and life hahaha. So instead now I can focus on my school applications!!

    • Fitnessista on November 13, 2015 at 10:27 am

      well that’s awesome! hope it’s a huge sigh of relief for you <3

  4. Lauren @ Oh Hey! I Like That! on November 13, 2015 at 7:50 am

    That photo of Penelope is so incredibly gorgeous! You’ve got some lovely gals on your hands!

    • Fitnessista on November 13, 2015 at 10:26 am

      thank you so much!

  5. Bethann on November 13, 2015 at 8:17 am

    Those newborn pictures are TOO CUTE! She’s a beauty! I hope you got a nap or at least a decent night’s sleep for your b-day!

    • Fitnessista on November 13, 2015 at 10:26 am

      neither! haha. i told tom that’s all i want

  6. Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine on November 13, 2015 at 8:44 am

    Such a beautiful photo!!
    Haha, and baby Pilot 😉 Adorable!
    Happy weekend Gina!

  7. Kristen on November 13, 2015 at 9:20 am

    Love the comparison pics! There’s no denying who the father is! Haha
    She looks so snuggable <3
    Happy belated birthday! Hope you have a lovely weekend with your sweet family.

    • Fitnessista on November 13, 2015 at 10:26 am

      haha! true that 😉
      and yes, she is a snuggle bug!
      hope you have a great weekend <3

  8. Ali on November 13, 2015 at 10:04 am

    Is it just me that thinks that Liv looks so grown up in that last picture with the Pilot? I swear she’s like a preteen haha! Maybe it’s that smirk and me foreshadowing to your future days 🙂 In any case, the girls are adorbs! And baby P is totally the Pilots twin. I am amazed how quickly that can change. My niece would look like my sister one week and the next like my brother-in-law! And then sometimes like her Auntie, which I’ll take any day of the week 🙂

    • Fitnessista on November 13, 2015 at 10:25 am

      i know! it makes me cry haha. when i took the picture, i was like, “cool. livi looks like she’s 12.” what is happening?
      that’s true that it can change so quickly. sometimes i think liv looks just like tom and other times, i think she looks exactly like i did

  9. Lisa @ Lisa the Vegetarian on November 13, 2015 at 11:00 am

    Something I’m loving this week is finishing up a few of the goals I set for myself this year related to my house! It always feels so good to cross things off the list.

  10. Tracy on November 13, 2015 at 11:10 am

    She’s a doll! And definitely daddy’s girl!!

  11. Melissa on November 13, 2015 at 11:44 am

    Thanks for allowing me to eat dessert during the holidays! So, excited for the Sephora sale! Glad to see that you are out and about so soon after giving birth. Maybe what they say about the second child being easier really is true. Have a great weekend!

    • Fitnessista on November 13, 2015 at 12:27 pm

      yes, it’s so much easier! with liv, we were horrified to go to trader joe’s and packed up the world to take with us. now, we feed P, grab the diaper bag and go. i think it’s helped a lot with my mood, too- i don’t feel trapped in the house

  12. Julia @ Lord Still Loves Me on November 13, 2015 at 11:48 am

    Hahaha Liv is so funny with the “no sleep” birthday remark! Oh, to have the energy of a kid once again! So glad you had a wonderful birthday, Gina. Hear’s to a beautiful year of 31!

    • Fitnessista on November 13, 2015 at 12:27 pm

      right?! she thought it would be terrible to sleep on your bday, and i was like no that sounds amazing haha

  13. Ashley @ A Lady Goes West on November 13, 2015 at 12:57 pm

    So glad you had a nice birthday, Gina! I’m putting Tiki Port on my list for stops during my Christmas trip to SD! 🙂 Happy Friday!

  14. Erin M. on November 13, 2015 at 3:06 pm

    The newborn pictures are sooo adorable!! It really is crazy how much P looks like the Pilot!! Hope you get a couple of naps this weekend! 🙂

  15. Crystal on November 13, 2015 at 4:21 pm

    It sounds like you’re enjoying time with your sweet little family…your girls are adorable! I hope Livi is doing well with the baby sis–she sounds like such a fun kid 🙂

    Here is my Friday fave:

    Homemade pasta! (heart eyes)

  16. Christyj on November 13, 2015 at 6:14 pm

    Daddy daughter combo is the best! Do you mind if I ask you ask size you wear for the top? I’m due in less than 2 wks and want to get something loose but cute. Not sure to get the petite or not and size xs or sm since it says it runs big. Thx!

    • Fitnessista on November 13, 2015 at 7:39 pm

      I played it safe and got smalld but they’re a little too big. When I order new colors I’m going to get xs

  17. Jennifer on November 14, 2015 at 2:00 pm

    OMG all those little baby rolls! Too adorable.

  18. Erin @ Her Heartland Soul on November 15, 2015 at 11:29 am

    They do look so similar!!

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