Hi friends! Happy happy Fri-YAY! What are you up to this weekend? I hope my east coast friends are staying safe. <3
I’m taking a hot yoga class later today (yessss), we’re heading to the pumpkin patch with some friends, and are planning on Cafe Gratitude. I’m so ready for a giant bowl of goodness + some vegan desserts.
Also, I’ve been hard at work on a little freebie that will be going out to my PBB newsletter subscribers next week. I’m so excited to share it with you, and it’s one of a few projects I’ve had up my sleeve. More to come soon. 🙂
In standard Friday fashion, here are some faves from the week and around the web! I always love to hear what you’re enjoying, too, if you’d like to join in the fun in the comments section.
#1 THE PILOT IS HOME TODAY. He was gone this week, so it was just the girls around here.
The least-blurry selfie I could muster:
I need to pace myself a little on the productivity front when the Pilot is away. On Monday, both girls got baths and I made dinner here at home, but by Wednesday we were eating Panera from Postmates. #survivalmode
This actually ended up being the least stressful of his work trips for me, because I got subs for my fitness classes. Usually I’ll get a babysitter, and it’s a little hectic making sure dinner is done, and jammies, etc. are ready to go before I leave to teach. Or I’ll take them to kids’ club at the gym (which is awesome), but don’t like the fact that they’re there for longer than an hour if I’m teaching. I’ve never done this before, but just decided to get subs for the week. I missed my classes, but it ended up being the right choice. We could just enjoy the evenings together and the stress level was WAY way down. I’m excited to be back in teaching action next week.
Since I wasn’t at classes during the evening, we did a lot of fun activities together: went out for ice cream, played at the park, picked up more Halloween decorations, explored the OB farmers market, and ran around at Liberty Station. It was perfect. <3
(How cute is the mushroom shirt??)
(Loved everything in this display at Pier 1!)
(the sweetest flower girl)
Friends, we have a Liberty Station poke bowl problem. It’s everything I could wish for.
Alicia Keys on The Voice. So I love everything about The Voice as is -as long as Adam and Blake are there, I’m cool- and have really loved seeing Alicia Keys on the show. You know the saying, “Watch who’s clapping at your successes?” This is SO her. Even when the contestants choose another coach, she claps and cheers so enthusiastically, you’d think they picked her. She’s just genuinely excited and thrilled for everyone who makes it onto the show. Even though I wll say, if Alicia turns for you, YOU PICK Alicia Keys.
GreenFix. I’ve loved this smoothie from the farmers market for a couple of years now, but have never bought a large container. If anything, I get a glass to enjoy while we walk around.
This week, I decided to go for it and bought a jug. It has been awesome with breakfast each day.
I’ve been in the market for a neutral cardigan, and I think this is the winner.
Loved this. I think we’re all doing better than we think we are.
Interesting tips on balancing hormones. (The barefoot stretch at 6am made me lol because 6am is not happening, and the mornings equal racing from bed to make a bottle and change a diaper. I did enjoy the other tips though.)
My favorite mascara was included in Allure’s Best of Beauty. As I’ve mentioned on the blog many times, my eyes are super sensitive and get easily irritated with eye makeup. This is the ONLY mascara I can wear every day without major irritation. The wand shape is unique and doesn’t cause clumping, and it lasts really well, even through super sweaty workouts.
Speaking of sensitive eyes, this may seem like such a little/random thing, but I switched to daily contact lenses and they have rocked.my.world. My eyes aren’t as dry and irritated, which has been a game changer. I’m so glad my optometrist suggested giving it a try since I’ve been wearing the same style and brand of contacts for like 10 years. Change can be good. 🙂
Hope you have a very happy Friday!
What’s something you’ve eaten, worn, enjoyed, or read this week? 🙂