Friday Faves

Hi friends! Happy weekend! What are you up to?? We’re hanging out today -Liv has a little show at her camp that I can’t wait to go see- and we’re doing family dinner with Betsy and the kids. It should be a low-key weekend and I’m excited to spend time with the fam, catch up on some work, and continue house hunting and figuring our stuff for the upcoming move. It’s nice that we have quite a bit of time, but going in to the fall season, everything is going to happen quickly, especially with the avalanche of holidays. It goes: school starts, Tom’s bday, P’s bday (2 days later!), Halloween, my birthday, Thanksgiving, MOVE, Christmas Liv’s birthday. Lots of fun things to look forward to. 🙂

It’s time for the weekly Friday Faves party. It’s always fun to share some of the things I’m enjoying + good reads/finds from the week. I always love when you join in the fun in the comments section if you’d like to share something you’re enjoying.


Catania pizza

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(We had an awesome date night at Catania, which is on the list of our favorite SD restaurants. It was incredible; even better than we were anticipating.)

If you follow me on Instagram, you already know my favorite thing from the week: Kyle and Meg are having a baby!

Baby on the way

That’s one of the best parts about our upcoming 3-month stay in Tucson: we’ll get to be there when the baby is born!! AHHHHH. They are already such incredible parents, and that little baby is going to be surrounded by so much love. Needless to say, I’m over the moon. When Kyle called to FaceTime and tell me the news a while ago, I cried the happiest tears. I had been wishing for some good news, and that was certainly it. We’re going to have a niece or nephew, and the girls will have a baby cousin! I’m so excited for them, and so glad I could tell you guys about it now that the news is out and about. 

More faves from the week:

Crystalized ginger.


I had originally bought these because Meg was so nauseas when they were here on their visit, but I’ve been eating them, too. 😉 They’re super sweet, so I find that a piece is just enough to squash a sweet tooth. I love anything ginger, so the bold, spicy ginger flavor, with a sugary blanket, is pretty much a dream.

Tips on finding recipes for a weekly meal plan.

vegan and gf granola bars.

This made me laugh way harder than it should have.

Healthy eating habits from around the world.

100 rep bodyweight workout.

How much exercise is needed to counteract sitting all day.

Mango, jicama, lime juice, and Trader Joe’s chile lime seasoning. This snack is so refreshing, and makes me feel like I’m walking down the street in Mexico. You know, minus my wandering into the liquor store for shots of tequila *samples* and haggling with the street vendors over Dia de Los Muertos bobblehead-things.


Getting in some solid strength work this week. Lately I’ve been testing workouts (mostly for Summer Shape Up and PBB Advanced), so I’ve felt inspired at the gym. It feels good to have the workout wheels really turning again.

You even lift bro

Speaking of challenging myself, I’m SORE from teaching Cardio Barre last night. Since I was coaching most of the time, I didn’t even do the full class. I’ll have that sore swagger going today.

Pretty almond milk lattes from Moniker General.


Best Apps for toddlers.

Tips for summer marathon training.

These two. The best.

The gooses

There are still some faves from the Nordstrom sale that aren’t sold out! I was really stoked to get a cute shirtdress last night and they sold out of my size while I was teaching barre. Ya snooze, ya lose I guess haha.

Nordstrom anniversary sale trends logo

“Live In” leggings

Lots of colors and sizes still in this beautiful classic blouse

This Dolman dress can be dressed up or down. I’m going to wear mine with tan booties

This gorgeous printed robe

This collared lace sheath

This cotton lace dress

These ghillies are only $60

I’m really into backpacks right now, and this one is $100 off

LOVE these booties but they sold out of my size quickly :/

This beautiful draped hoodie

I’ve worn these layered shorts a LOT already

They still have these super cute $20 studs, too!

More of my faves are here 🙂

Happy Friday, lovely friends <3



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  1. Alexis caldwell on July 29, 2016 at 6:34 am

    Our holiday season is set up exactly like yours except my son’s birthday is first! Then my husband’s brithday, our anniversary (which he will miss this year due to training… boo), halloween, my birthday, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New years and then my daughters birthday on January 6th! It is my absolute favorite time of year!!! Congrats on becoming an Auntie! Have a wondeful weekend!

  2. Brittany Taylor on July 29, 2016 at 6:38 am

    So exciting about the new baby coming!!! And the best thing is P and the new baby will be so close in age. Like a built in playmate for your visits home:) I am blessed that my sister (my twin) has her two kids close in age to mine. They are so close, almost like brothers and sisters!
    You will love being an aunt! Can do all the spoiling and none of the parenting:)

    • Brittany Taylor on July 29, 2016 at 12:37 pm

      Oh and I read some of your old posts and you always put a tip at the end. You should start doing that again!! You could have some great parenting tips!!!

  3. mary on July 29, 2016 at 6:51 am

    Your maiden name is Nottingham?!? I wouldn’t have guessed that!

  4. Cassie on July 29, 2016 at 6:52 am

    Fall is such a whirlwind. I am excited about the Harry Potter all grown up edition book next week. First book I’ve purchased all year!

  5. Megan @ Skinny Fitalicious on July 29, 2016 at 8:18 am

    Congrats on becoming an aunt! I’m sure you’re stoked! Nice that you get to spend time with them in T-town before you move too!

  6. Kris | on July 29, 2016 at 12:49 pm

    That’s so exciting about the new baby in the family!! I bet you are over the moon excited to be there for the arrival of their beautiful babe!

    Happy Friday! I’m so freaking excited to CHILL in the sunshine all weekend….yas!


  7. Kimberly Smith on July 29, 2016 at 3:34 pm

    Congratulations on becoming an auntie!! Oh, and mango con chili y lemon is the best!!!

  8. Erin @ Her Heartland Soul on July 29, 2016 at 6:47 pm

    Ahh so excited for Meg and Kyle!! Congrats to them!

  9. Amanda on July 30, 2016 at 3:19 pm

    Chilli and lemon make everythang better! I just got back from two years living in Mexico and Central America and am so missing the food! Where in Mexico are your family from / have you visited?

  10. Lauren @ The Bikini Experiment on July 31, 2016 at 6:53 am

    Almond milk lattes are the best!

  11. candace on July 31, 2016 at 8:37 pm

    I think you had posted about your brothers (?) food truck in Tucson recently – what was it called again?

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