Friday Faves

Hi friends! Happy Friday! What are you up to this weekend? 

We’re here in Tucson with the fam, and I already want to stay forever. One thing that’s pretty funny: I always forget how hot it is here. When I lived here (you know, for the first 21 years of my life), I never really thought that much about it. Whenever we come back, it’s like an oven in the face. I think that’s ok, though. 😉 

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The best. <3

We met up with the fam this morning for breakfast at First Watch and Liv got to spend some time swimming at the hotel while P napped. 

We’re off to enjoy some more adventures, which I’ll be sure to share next week, but in the meantime, I hope you all have a very happy and safe Labor Day weekend!

Some faves from the week and around the web:

Writing at Jungle Java. I’ve been working hard on the Post Baby Bod Advanced plan (all current planholders will get it for freeeeeee) and the vibe at Jungle Java is one of my favorites. I can always count on great coffee and an outdoor succulent garden to get my creative juices going. 😉

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Miss Match! I’ve professed my love for this local boutique many times, but it remains a fave. I can always count on finding unique pieces at reasonable prices. These are my current fave shorts, 

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I picked up these burgundy pants that are almost identical to an olive pair that my friend Julie has. Can’t wait to wear them with a chambray top this fall. 

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(very similar for $39 here!)

True Foods via Postmates. Their kale salad with salmon is life. IMG 2335

My friends at Fresh sent me their new Vitamin Nectar face mask. I can’t wait to try it! Also, I think the jam above is edible but I need to check with my contact before I eat it haha.

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Healthy BBQ and grilling recipes!

How to be perfectly unhappy.

A full-body medicine ball workout.

Pineapple mint sangria.

Balancing exercise with a new baby.

We quit sugar. I pretty much died at the kombucha scoby part.

Natural Calm. This a magnesium supplement and I find that it’s actually very calming when I start to get anxious or stressed. Half a teaspoon is all ya need, and it has a mild orange flavor. 

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Labor Day sales!

So many awesome sales this weekend:

asos 20% off fall styles

anthropologie extra 40% off sale items

Williams Sonoma up to 75% off clearance (WHAT) with code SUMMER; 20% off + free shipping with code LABORDAY

Macy’s extra 20% off with code DEALS

Kate Spade extra 25% off sale items with code DOTTY

Old Navy 50% off jeans, tees and dresses

Splendid 25% off everything (!) with code WKND25

Pottery Barn 25% off outdoor with code EXTRA25

Express 40% off everything

I always enjoy hearing about what you’re loving, too, if you’d like to join in the fun in the comments section!

Happy happy Friday.



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  1. Jacki on September 2, 2016 at 2:19 pm

    I live in Flagstaff now, but grew up in Tucson and lived in PHX for 12 years. I am blown away by how much I CAN’T handle the heat when we head south. Like you said, living there was no big thing. I would wake up at 4:30 a.m. to run before the sun came up! But, I go back and I’m melting. Doing errands is the worst – getting in and out of a 200 degree car is exhausting!!

    • Fitnessista on September 3, 2016 at 9:33 pm

      yes! or when you walk from an air conditioned store to your car and you’re sweating already

  2. Shannon Crenshaw Rhoads on September 2, 2016 at 2:25 pm

    Have a great weekend in Tucson! Loving all the sales and hoping to not go overboard with the shopping!

    • Fitnessista on September 3, 2016 at 9:33 pm

      there are so many great sales!

  3. Lauren @ The Bikini Experiment on September 2, 2016 at 4:03 pm

    So hot in Tucson in the summer. But it is dry heat. It is the humidity that kills me and my hair.

    • Fitnessista on September 3, 2016 at 9:33 pm

      it’s SO NICE to do my hair here and it actually stays like i styled it!

  4. Danielle @ Wild Coast Tales on September 2, 2016 at 4:50 pm

    I take natural calm on a daily basis! Great for relaxing and relieving muscle cramps.

    • Fitnessista on September 3, 2016 at 9:32 pm

      yes! magnesium is so good at preventing cramps!

  5. Megan @ Skinny Fitalicious on September 2, 2016 at 5:26 pm

    I just ordered some of that magnesium on Amazon today. Looking forward to its calming effects. Have fun in T-town!

    • Fitnessista on September 3, 2016 at 9:31 pm

      let me know how you like it!

  6. candace on September 2, 2016 at 8:34 pm

    I saw the sentence that you were in Tucson then saw the link about True Foods and got so excited that they were finally in Tucson (used to live minutes away from the one in Denver) then was so disappointed. Oh well at least I’ll have an excuse to go up to Phoenix or Scottsdale sometime!

    • Fitnessista on September 3, 2016 at 9:31 pm

      AHHH sorry about that! i wish tucson had one!!!

  7. Erica on September 3, 2016 at 12:30 am

    Enjoy your weekend! I am surprised the Calm stuff works! By the way, I know you like to read so feel free to check out my blog that has book reviews!

  8. Kelli @ Hungry Hobby on September 3, 2016 at 6:19 am

    Love my natural calm!!!!!! It’s the best! I take it every night

    • Fitnessista on September 3, 2016 at 9:31 pm

      yes! so good

  9. Andrew Raposo on September 3, 2016 at 7:38 am

    maybe you know where I can find that magnesium supplement in Australia or UK?

    • Fitnessista on September 3, 2016 at 9:30 pm

      hmm does amazon ship out there??

  10. Juliana on September 3, 2016 at 9:30 am

    Omg, Miss Match is so dangerous. I live right by the ferry landing and take said ferry to and from work everyday, and every time I walk by I want to buy ALL THE THINGS!

    • Fitnessista on September 3, 2016 at 9:30 pm


  11. Beth on September 3, 2016 at 10:06 am

    you only use 1/2 tsp of the natural calm? I thought you were suppose to take like 3 tsp.. Maybe that’s why it gives me tummy problems?

    • Fitnessista on September 3, 2016 at 9:30 pm

      yeah it says when you’re starting out to do 1/2 teaspoon and increase from there. 1/2 teaspoon has been good so far!

  12. Katie @ Peace Love & Oats on September 4, 2016 at 9:46 am

    I LOVE finding good, local boutiques! There were so many great ones that I’d visit when I lived in Charleston, SC!

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