Happy Things I’m Loving Friday!!!
I hope your day is off to a great start, but if it’s not there’s always the weekend to look forward to and that’s something to smile about, right? Hopefully some fun and relaxing plans are on your agenda!
My weekend is sure to be a good one because one of my best friends from college is coming to visit. Ashley arrives tomorrow and we’re planning to fill her time in Charlotte with hiking, brunch, dinner Uptown, a game night and plenty of quality downtime. I am so happy to have her visiting again!
But first I must make it through today. I am teaching two classes at the gym this morning: Barbell strength + PiYo! Thankfully I have a short break between them, but I usually use that time to grab a snack and brush up on my PiYo choreography. I wish I was someone who could learn a PiYo routine once and never have to look back, but I find myself going over the choreography before every class to help continually grow my confidence as I teach a class that’s definitely out of my usual comfort zone. I’m enjoying the challenge!
Well, after that lovely little tangent, I think it’s time to dive into your usual Things I’m Loving Friday post when we all chat about what we’re loving most each week. Please feel free to chime in and participate in the comments section below. I always love hearing from you!
Things I’m Loving Friday
- Publix Subs
Even though I don’t usually share Things I’m Loving Friday items in any particular order, I think it’s safe to say Publix subs would claim the top spot this week if I did. Is that pathetic? Maybe. But my goodness they are delicious! I am so, so happy Publix opened close to our house within months of our move to North Carolina so I didn’t have to go too long without it! I know it may seem silly to be so in love with a grocery store, but there’s just something about Publix that makes me feel at home. I think their delicious subs have something to do with it. The best!
As someone who all but lives in sports bras, you think I’d be itching to get out of them all the time, but for some reason that’s not the case. Though I do still wear real bras from time to time, lately I’ve been gravitating toward the stretchier bralette and LOVE the flirty, feminine look of Free People bralettes. I ordered my first one from HauteLook a while ago (this one in mustard yellow) and after wearing it to death, I began shopping around for a couple more to add to my collection.
I think bralettes are great for casual loungewear when you don’t want to wear something as restrictive as a sports bra, but aren’t afraid to have a cute, lacy bralette peek out underneath a slouchy tank, sweater or sweatshirt. I recently ordered this one (in black) and this one (in taupe – thanks to a Christmas gift card) and can’t wait for them to arrive in the mail. And just FYI, if you like this style but aren’t so sure about it and don’t want to spend a bunch of money on it, these blue and teal bralettes from DailyLook are only $7!
- G.H. Cretors Simply Salted Organic Popcorn
In the past I’ve blogged about my love for G.H. Cretor’s Chicago Mix popcorn (the cheddar + caramel combination is sweet + salty heaven), but when I’m in the mood for something on the lighter side, I adore their simply salted popcorn. It sounds like it would be super bland and boring, but for a bag of popcorn with only three ingredients (popcorn, sunflower oil and salt), it’s surprisingly flavorful and delicious!
- Matisyahu – One Day
If you’re on the lookout for a beautiful and wonderfully relaxing cool down song, I highly recommend “One Day” by Matisyahu. It’s not a new song or anything, but it is a fabulous one I’ve loved for years that I recently added to some of my group exercise class playlists to use during the stretch portion of class.
- Forelle Pears
Have you guys seen these teeny little pears? I found them at Publix earlier this week and thought they were too cute not to buy. They’re quite tasty and even though I have to eat three in one sitting to equal one real pear, I kind of love them. They are crisp, sweet and also rather pretty!
File this one under something I am trying to love, more so than something I’m actually loving, but I really am trying to get better about sharing blog stuff on my Google Plus page and would love to connect with you guys there, too! And yes, I definitely did make a ridiculously large picture of Sadie the backdrop of my page. I mean, what did you expect!?
- Celestial Seasonings Giveaway Winner
Congratulations to Cassie G.! Cassie was emailed first thing this morning. Thanks to all who entered!!
Question of the Day
- What is one thing you are loving this week?