It’s Friday and I’m sitting here at my desk with my favorite furry coworker by my side. Sadie is fast sleep in her dog bed, making little barks and whimpers as her front paws twitch and “run.” Please tell me I’m not the only dog-crazy person out there who gets a kick out of watching their dog dream? Way too cute!
Aside from some unexpected smiles from a dreaming dog next to me this morning, I’m also smiling because the weekend is here! Woop! We have plans to take the boat out and go to a baby shower on Saturday and I’m really looking forward to it since I’ve never been to a couples baby shower before.
But now it’s time to dive into your usual Things I’m Loving Friday post where we all come together to chat about what we’re loving most each week. Let’s get to it!
Things I’m Loving Friday
With morning sickness surfacing again over the course of these past two weeks (this morning included – ugh), I’ve been turning to some of my first trimester pregnancy favorites to calm my stomach a bit. (I still swear by Preggie Pop Drops!) I also nabbed a small bag of this new-to-me kind of Gin Gins ginger chews at Fresh Market and really love the spicy apple flavor! They taste like a slightly spicy cup of apple cider and while I still think eating something more substantial is the best way for me to fight nausea, these ginger chews also seemed to help a bit which was a relief.
Please don’t judge me for liking this show, but I am finding it oddly entertaining! Since The Bachelorette is the only other show I’m watching right now, I was in the market for another one to look forward to each week. I had to miss out on a handful of evening walks with Ryan and Sadie over the past few weeks due to my back pain so I caught up with this show after dinner (thanks to online streaming) over the course of a few days. Anyone else watching this right now and finding it amusing, too!? I am now also kind of intrigued by the book and may have to add it to my summer reading list…
- Midweek Lake Time with Friends
After work and physical therapy on Wednesday, my friends Brittany and Caitlin came over with their adorable kids for some quality play time. (Love that picture of Sadie smelling the twig Brittany’s daughter held out for her!) It became quite clear after about 20 minutes in our house that Ryan and I have the most boring house ever for children, so thankfully a quick trip to a nearby beach saved the day and gave their kiddos a place to play and run around. Sadie hopped in the car and came along as well and we had a great time splashing around and catching up!
I own this tank in a variety of colors and initially bought it pre-pregnancy because it’s nice and long (perfect for my long torso) and also quite flattering. Well, I’ve been so, so happy to have a handful of these tanks during pregnancy because they’ve somehow managed to work as fabulous maternity tanks, too! I think the extra length makes them ideal for covering a growing bump and I’ve been wearing them like crazy. (This is actually the tank I was wearing in yesterday’s gym bump pic!) I just wanted to share this one for any women who might have a long torso or be newly pregnant and looking for tops that will grow with them as their bump gets bigger! Bonus: Colors that are about to go out of season pop up fairly frequently on lululemon’s “We Made Too Much” sale page! I now have my eye on the grapefruit color…
Edited to add: Apparently lululemon is having a HUGE warehouse sale right now! I just checked it out and they have tons of cute things for decent prices… We’re talking pullovers and tops for less than $30 and crops for less than $40!
A handful of you guys seemed intrigued by the dill sauerkraut I included in yesterday’s lunch, so I figured this picture might be a little more helpful! It’s made by Farmhouse Culture and is so delicious! I’ve seen this flavor along with a handful of others sold at Fresh Market and Whole Foods. If you’re a sauerkraut fan, definitely give it a try!
- Around the Web
100+ Best DIY Gifts (So creative!)
Athleta Semi-Annual Sale + Extra 20% Off (with Code EXTRA20)
Barry’s Boot Camp Outdoor Workout (Excited to work up to this post-baby!)
13 Booty Sculpting Moves That Aren’t Squats! (Lots of great exercises to break out of a “squats and lunges only” rut!)
Nordstrom Anniversary Sale (Planning to browse this sale this weekend!)
- Friday Flashbacks
I thought it might be fun to start sharing a couple of forgotten “flashback” posts in my TILF posts each week, so here are two old PBF posts that feature a sweaty workout and a tasty recipe that might be of interest…
- OGX Summertime Giveaway Winner
Congratulations to Stephanie, the winner of the OGX summertime giveaway! Stephanie was emailed first thing this morning. Thanks so much to all who entered!
Hope you guys have a fantastic weekend!!!
Question of the Day
- Tell me about one thing that is making you smile this week!