Friday is hereee! Thank goodness. I am not sure what was going on with me this week but on Tuesday I said that it was the “Wednesdayist Tuesday ever” and I just felt like it was a s-l-o-w week. I am definitely looking forward to the weekend, some time away from the computer and plenty of time outside. We also have two birthday parties on the agenda this weekend, so Chase will get a lot of quality time with some of his baby BFFs as well!
I hope you guys have some fun things on your calendar for the next few days! I’d love to hear about your plans and anything else you might be loving this week in the comments section of this blog post. In true Things I’m Loving Friday fashion, I’ve compiled a short list of a couple of things that are making me smile this week below!
Things I’m Loving Friday
I broke out a new bright lipstick color for dinner with girlfriends on Monday night and thought it was a fun alternative to the light pink and more natural colors I typically choose. This Butter London matte lipstick (in Macbeth) is velvety, smooth and bold, perfect for a girl’s night out! I actually topped it with my favorite Benefit PosieBalm to add a bit of shine and take away some of the boldness and loved the combination of colors.
- Chase Walking with Learning Walker
I’m so proud of our little guy! For some reason, I hadn’t thought to let Chase actually try walking with his walker until this week (he’s just been playing with the buttons on the front of it up until now), but it was an instant hit! He took off flying and is now absolutely obsessed with it. We do laps around the house all day and even though he doesn’t seem to be ready to walk without it yet, it’s really fun to watch him cruise around with his favorite walker. And, FYI for the parents out there, I love the VTech learning walker because it allows you to lock the wheels and slow it down a bit so it doesn’t speed along too quickly for little ones.
- Essential Oils 101 Class
On Tuesday night, my friend Carrie and I attended an Introduction to Essential Oils class at Foundations For Health and it was incredibly informative. The class was led by Dr. Lynn Ward, a certified naturopathic doctor, master herbalist and clinical aromatherapist, and was very eye-opening. (And since a few people asked on Snapchat, Dr. Ward is not affiliated with a specific essential oil company.) I’ve been very interested in essential oils but also a bit skeptical and this class served as a great way to learn about the efficacy of essential oils from an expert who understands how to use them correctly and safely. I walked away with four pages of notes!
- Cardio/Core Workout
This BBC workout was a good one so I snapped a picture to share with you guys! We completed 20 reps of each exercise on the whiteboard workout and went through as many rounds as possible in 25 minutes. My core was burnin’! If you’re looking to attempt this one on your own, for the “gazebo lap” and “building lap” portion of the workout, simply substitute one minute of running or high knees. It’s a serious sweat fest!
- Labor Day Weekend Sales
Below is a short roundup of some of the awesome sales that are happening around the web this weekend!
Express: 40% off everything
Macy’s: Extra 20% off with code DEALS, 60% off select styles
Fabletics: First outfit only $15, plus 50-70% off with purchase $50+
Casetify: Buy one phone case, get one 40% off
Anthropologie: Extra 40% off sale
LOFT: Extra 50% off sale
Ann Taylor: Extra 50 % off sale
- Friday Flashbacks
Brides Weigh In: The BEST Wedding Gifts (A fun post where some of my BFFs weighed in to share the best and most thoughtful wedding gifts they received!)
Functional Workout (A fast-paced total body workout!)
Question of the Day
- What is one thing you are loving this week?