Friday Favorites

Happy Friday! I love the feeling I get waking up on Friday morning, something about it excites me that I’m one day closer to spending two full days with my love. We are keeping it low key this weekend. Nothing on the books which makes me happy!

Because it’s Friday, here’s a look into a few of my favorite things this week.

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Lindsay Letters. I’m a recent fan of her art. My friend Layne has many beautiful scripture pieces in her house and she let me in on where she found it. Lindsay has so many cute things on her site. I ordered this “Love Never Fails” piece to update our bathroom, and while I was in Hobby Lobby getting it framed, I spotted more of her work! I couldn’t believe she was in Hobby Lobby….and they had half off wall art so I got this pretty “Come Thou Fount” piece  for my mantel. Total win, I know!

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S’mores Rice Crispy Treats from Dessert for Two. This recipe is genius and looks awesome too– graham cracker on the bottom, rice crispy treat, topped with chocolate and toasted marshmallow. What’s not to love.. it’s the simple things.

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Mason Jar Tumblers from Target– these little guys are making my smoothie life fantastic! They are plastic 16oz Aladdin mason jars that come with an adorable lid and thick straw. Easy transporting that’s for sure, and they are pretty stylish for food photog I must add. I can’t find the small masons online to share, but you can see the larger cups on the Target website.

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Stripe Jersey Maxiskirt from J. Crew. Eric and I made our way to the mall last weekend and J Crew had a huge sale going on. I found this awesome maxi for only $25! And it’s soooo comfy!

That’s all! Hope you all have a fun weekend!

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Cinnamon Almond Butter “Ice Cream”

These allergies are killing me. I know living with a kitty cat is shocking my immune system, but there must be something in the air that’s making my poor little nose miserable. I wake up every morning, sneezing and snotty…so volatile I must get out of bed, right then. I know, gross and not fun. It’s exhausting…. 

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Ways To Hydrate Without Drinking Water

Gosh, it’s so hot out and I don’t know about you but I’m just thankful for the days it decides to rain so that I get some relief from the heat. I did a segment last week on Fox 35 on ways to hydrate without water and I wanted to share it with you today…. 

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We ran the 10 mile Clay Loop

Hey– I miss you guys. I hate when a week goes by and I cannot get to my blog to write. I have so many things that I’d like to share so I’ll just start with running today. Sunday Eric and I finally made it out to Clermont to run the 10 mile clay loop. I’ve heard… 

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Baked Coconut Chicken-- make this recipe ahead of time in minutes to prep for the week! Serve with veggies and side of couscous. Perfect and FAST #weeknight dinner!

Baked Coconut Chicken

I’ve been really into meal prep lately. This is a new pattern for me. I’ve always resisted meal prep because I like my food FRESH. I’m not about to grill up some salmon and eat it midweek… just not my style, or so I thought. So I think I’ve found what works for me… I was… 

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Dark Chocolate Cherry Walnut Muffins

I woke up yesterday morning, early and bright eyed. I love when that happens. I did some reading and relaxing and felt compelled to bake. I’ve been dreaming of making muffins all last week but the oven drawer wasn’t opening because a baking sheet was stuck. #annoying Luckily Eric was able to work some magic and dislodge the… 

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Tart Cherry Limeade {A Homemade Sports Drink}

I finished the 7-day Tart Cherry Juice Challenge and I cannot wait to tell you how it worked for me. I’m pumped that some of you all took the challenge with me. How are you feeling?? I made sure to really push myself in CrossFit this past week to put the tart cherry juice to… 

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Does Tart Cherry Juice Help With Muscle Recovery?

I’m a long time fan of dried tart cherries; they are like nature’s sweet tarts and are oh-so-moist and succulent. Remember when I posted this recipe for Monster Trail Mix Cookies and this Chicken Pasta Salad with Herbed Buttermilk Dressing and this Broccoli & Kale Salad? All these recipes are chock-full of those little dried… 

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