Things I’m Loving Friday #30

Happy Friday!!! I think it may be time to abandon the roman numerals I usually use to designate these posts since “Things I’m Loving Friday XXX” might give some people the wrong idea. Sexyyy!

How are you guys doing today!? We have lots of activities on the agenda this weekend, so I’m more than ready to kick off the fun. But first, let’s hop to it with your usual Things I’m Loving Friday post where I share some of the things I’m loving this week!

As always, please feel free to share something that’s making you smile in the comments section. I always love reading about the things you’re loving lately!

Things I’m Loving  

  • Gopher Tortoise Sightings

Gopher Tortoise Baby

On nearly every walk Ryan and I have taken with Sadie this week, we’ve seen a gopher tortoise or two. A gopher tortoise sighting is always exciting since they’re a protected species and on an early evening hike on Wednesday, we stumbled upon a baby (pictured above)! Sadie thinks gopher tortoises are quite boring, but Ryan and I think  they’re awesome and love watching them create their underground burrows.

I just wanna have ABS-solutely all the pasta and breadsticks

Hilarious. And so, so true.

  • Healthy Kids Day Donations

Healthy Kids Day Donations

Tomorrow is Healthy Kids Day at my gym and I am so grateful for the incredibly generous donations we have received for this special event. I reached out to a bunch of the companies I have worked with before (or those whose products I love!) and was floored by the enthusiastic responses I received. I cannot wait to drop everything off this afternoon and see everyone’s excitement. Thank you so, so much to Blue Diamond, Nature Box, Kashi, Ayala Herbal Water, General Mills and Stonyfield for your generosity! 

  • (Faux) Horn Watches

Horn Watch

I’m not sure why it took me so long to purchase a (faux) horn watch, but I’m glad I finally bit the bullet and bought one when I saw a great deal for a Kenneth Jay Lane watch ($57!) on RueLaLa a few weeks ago. My sister has been wearing the horn watch Ryan and I gave her for her college graduation for years and I love the casual look of the watch and the way it is a little more subdued than a flashy gold watch. I’ve been wearing my new watch non-stop and like the way it can be dressed up or dressed down. More gorgeous horn watches: Ann Klein watch, Michael Kors watch 

  • My Birthday Weekend


My birthday is this Sunday! Truth be told, I don’t really feel like it’s my birthday, but I have a feeling I’ll get into the spirit a little more once the weekend festivities begin. Ryan has a birthday date planned for tonight and we’re going to a BBQ/bonfire party at my friend Heather’s on Saturday night! Plus, my friend Laurel and her husband are spending the night with us on Saturday, so there’s lots to look forward to this weekend! (Oh, and the above picture was from my birthday two years ago. An absolutely awesome birthday on a cruise ship with some of my best friends!)

Almay Eye Makeup Remover Pads

I first tried these eye makeup remover pads in Sarasota last week and it was love at first swipe! My friend Carrie packed them in her toiletry bag and let me use them during our mini vacation. I was so impressed with the way they easily removed my waterproof mascara. They’re also incredibly gentle and I knew I needed to pick some up for myself ASAP after I said goodbye to Carrie. I am loving them!

Past Things I’m Loving Friday Posts

  • April 18
  • April 11
  • April 4
  • March 28
  • March 21
  • March 14
  • March 7
  • February 28
  • February 21
  • February 14
  • February 7
  • January 31
  • January 24
  • January 17
  • January 10
  • January 3
  • December 26
  • December 20
  • November 29
  • November 22
  • November 15
  • November 8
  • November 1
  • October 25
  • October 11
  • September 13
  • September 6
  • August 30
  • August 16


    Question of the Day

  • What is one thing you are loving this week?

  • Comments

    1. says

      I haven’t worn a watch in I don’t know how long! But I’m loving that white one. It is fancy+chic but doesn’t draw too much attention, which is usually what I would go for. I hope you have a blessed weekend! And lots of fun. 😀


    2. says

      Happy Birthday! What I’m loving lately are these post! Ha! However, you always have me buying things:) I’m going to try those wipes stat! And what I’m really loving lately is my new Michell watch! !!


    3. says

      I hope you had a fabulous birthday! Mine was only a couple of weeks ago and I wasn’t very excited to celebrate mine.

      That tortoise is too cute, so cool to see them on your walks. I so want that singlet top in my life too 🙂

      Hope you had a great weekend!


    4. Kimberlee says

      I have stopped receiving your blog by e-mail! I go in to re-subscribe and it’s telling me the feed does not accept e-mail through FeedBurner. Has something changed as I always received a daily e-mail? Please help! Thank you!!


    5. Ashlee O. says

      Younique’s “Moodstruck 3D Fiber Lashes” mascara- Its pricey if you buy it sans a sales person, but MAN OH MAN, it is incredible. I have small lashes and usually use three- yes, three- different kinds of mascara layered on. This mascara trumps my three mascaras! It literally is like putting on fake lashes everyday. I got it much cheaper through my cousin who began working in sales for this company recently. It took me a few days to really get the process down so that my lashes didn’t look too clumpy, but even with a little clumpage here and there, I was SO unbelievably happy with how long my lashes looked, it didn’t matter at all. Now I’ve got the hang of it and they are just my favorite makeup discovery EVER.

      Sorry to shamelessly plug my cousin’s page, but it is much cheaper than Amazon:



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