Good morning and happy, happy Friday to you!! I hope your weekend plans are the perfect combination of relaxing and fun. With my father-in-law in town, Ryan and I are hoping to grab dinner at a local restaurant in the city at some point and make our way to the mountains for a bit of hiking. It should be a busy weekend but a fun one since we’re hoping to pack it with some of our favorite activities.
But now it’s time for Things I’m Loving Friday when we all chat about things that are making us smile this week. As always, please feel free to leave a comment and let all of us know what you’re loving most this week!
Things I’m Loving Friday
- My First Coaching Experience with Girls on Track
I was in charge of yesterday’s Girls on Track practice and had the most incredible time leading the girls through a lesson. I was shocked at how well they listened and how much fun we all had in the process! The girls participated and were more open to discussing the topic at hand which was such a relief and also a wonderful feeling. We discussed how it feels to live “in the girl box,” a place where girls and women go when they’re feeling self-conscious, jealous and unable to truly be themselves versus living “out of the girl box” where we go when we’re feeling confident, cared about, secure and comfortable being ourselves. I was thrilled with how open everyone was and left feeling so excited about the season ahead.
This app is really popular with tons of people but I always run into people who have never heard of it before, so I figured it was worth sharing. Venmo is a super simple way to securely transfer money to people you know. It allows you to pay anyone instantly using money you have in Venmo or you can also link a bank account or debit card to Venmo in seconds. My girlfriends and I use it to send each other money for stuff all the time (lately it’s been bachelorette party and wedding-related expenses!) but it’s also an easy way to split up the bill at a restaurant without asking a waiter or waitress to bring separate checks for everyone at the table. You can leave a note with your payment to let the person you’re paying know what the money you’re sending them is for or you can leave emoji-only notes like I apparently do… (see above). I highly recommend it.
- Slipper Season
With temperatures in the upper 50s this week, I decided that busting out a comfy pair of slippers was 100 percent warranted. There’s not too much I love more than feeling warm and cozy in comfortable pajamas and soft, fuzzy slippers! These gold slippers were an impulse buy around the holiday season last year. Love them! (Tip for those who can’t resist these sparkly slippers like me: Definitely order a whole size up from your normal size. They run quite small!)
- Sadie’s Ridiculousness
Ryan and I have become almost immune to Sadie’s crazy antics. As we were chatting on the couch with my father-in-law last night, I burst out laughing when it finally registered how ridiculous our dog can be… All 38-pounds of her was curled up on Ryan’s chest as though she was the size of a chihuahua. Of course Ryan would never make her move because that bundle of fun has both of us totally wrapped around her paw. Plus, if you try to move her she groans and sighs and acts like getting up is the most laborious task ever.
- Tootsie Roll Pops
For years this lovely little lollipop hasn’t been in my life, but I picked one up at a gas station during our road trip to Orlando the other weekend and felt like I rediscovered the simple glory of the Tootsie Roll Pop. I’ve since purchased a small bag and have been eating one when I find myself craving something sweet after dinner and don’t want a larger dessert. Random but also rather tasty!
- Cute and Funny Animal Links
Animals and adorable or funny animal videos make me entirely too happy. Two favorites from this week: Monkey Is Obsessed with Cat That is Just Trying to Nap + 28 Perfectly Timed Dog Photos
Question of the Day
- What is one thing you’re absolutely loving this week?