Hello, hello! I feel like the weekend officially kicked off for us yesterday when we made the 6-hour drive to Jacksonville but I’m thrilled today is Friday since that means we still have three jam-packed days of fun ahead! Ryan and I will be spending most of today in Orlando visiting friends from college before driving onto Sarasota for Krystal and Matt’s wedding weekend. And then we’ll make the 10+ hour drive back to North Carolina on Sunday. It will be three days filled with quality time with friends and family. The best!
But before I get too ahead of myself, let’s dive into your usual Things I’m Loving Friday blog post where we chat about what we’re loving most each week. As always, feel free to chime in below in the comments section!
Things I’m Loving Friday
- Family Birthday Celebration
I love my family so darn much. I miss them like crazy now that we don’t get to see them as often, but adore how we all fall right back into step when we’re together. The minute Ryan and I walked through the door of my parents’ place, I was filled with the most wonderfully comforting feeling and yesterday I smiled even bigger than usual when I saw that my incredibly thoughtful mother decorated for my birthday. My sister and her husband came over and we all had a mini 30th birthday celebration together last night with a delicious dinner and homemade ice cream cake. It was such a great way to celebrate with the people I love most!
This workout app is just the best! I fell in love with the easy-to-follow workouts featured in this app over a year ago but forgot about them until I was looking for some workout inspiration this morning. I wanted a quick workout I could do that would target the whole body and turned to the NTC app for a 45-minute toning workout that made the time pass quickly. It’s a great workout resource for anyone, especially those looking for quality workouts they can do at home or while traveling.
These sneakers were a birthday gift I received from my mom and dad on Monday and I adore them. I broke them in yesterday (paired with comfy jogger pants a la Janae) and have a feeling they’ll quickly become a staple in my wardrobe. Though I’ve been basically living in my classic TOMS, I like that these sneakers are a little more sturdy and think the neutral olive green color will go with a ton of different outfits.
- Publix Chocolate Chewy Cookies
These cookies are so amazing. Ryan and I actually incorporated them into the cookie buffet we had at our wedding and when my mom had two waiting for us when we arrived in Jacksonville, memories came flooding back… and then my mouth started watering. If you live near a Publix and love cookies that taste like gooey (yet somehow slightly crispy) brownies, please pick up one of these cookies from the bakery section of the grocery store. You won’t be disappointed!
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The winners were emailed first thing this morning. Thanks to all who entered!
Question of the Day
- What is one thing you’re loving this week?