Friday Favorites 1.12.18

01/12/2018 22 Comments

Hi Friday!
It was a productive and thankfully warmer week here in New York, but I’m so ready for the weekend. I’m pretty pumped to head to the Patriots AFC divisional game with J and some family tomorrow. Nothing like playoff football! This weekend of NFL football is always exciting and I’m thankful to be a part of it. Driving, tailgating and watching the game live are some of my favorite times with family.
 

 Before I head there I still need to tell you all about some favorites from this second week in January…

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Christmas Gifts

yoga Bose Headphones
I have loved my Bose wireless headphones since opening them at Christmas. They really do change my at home workouts. I’m a huge fan of around my ear headphones because I like how the sound encompasses you.Sometimes, I think it makes me work harder 😆. I like yoga youtube videos. I rotate some Popsugar fitness ones in there as well. Well now I don’t have to worry about the cord of my headphones getting in my way or pulling it out accidentally. They also work easily on a plane too! If you are looking to spend those Amazon gift cards then I highly suggest a pair of these babies!
Veggie noodle spiralizer
I made zucchini noodles with my new handheld spiralizer this week and it was so much easier than using my regular spirlizer. I’m hooked! I can’t recommend this little gadget enough if you have wanted to make your own veggie noodles! Thanks Mom 😊

Pinterest Meals

One Sheet Pan Jambalaya

There is shrimp in there I promise!

I want to get back to cooking up some of the meals I pin on Pinterest throughout the year. There is no reason to let them go to waste on my recipe board lol. This week, I made J and I this one-pan jambalaya dish and it turned out pretty good. It’s not traditional jambalaya and it’s not as spicy which was nice. It’s even a healthier option if you are craving some creole food. I also liked how quick and easy it was.

New Year, New You Asks

Park City Snow

Always so fun to link up with the ladies at The Blended Blog for their TBB Asks series. This month’s questions centered around New Year, New You. I think everyone’s answers reveal little parts of their personalities. In case you missed my answers, you can find them here!

New Workout Gear

You need this sports bra in the new year! My girlfriend recommended it to me before Christmas since she is a devoted marathon runner and proclaimed it was the best thing she’s ever bought. Especially if you are like me and struggle with finding a sports bra that will hold the girls in and keep them there during hardcore workouts. (cough, cough Orangetheory) She was right, it’s life changing.

Strengthening My Nails

ESSIE Blossom Dandy Nails

 

Ok so this one this one is more of a favorite on your side of things. I want to hear from you guys!! I am on a mission to strengthen my nails, especially during this time of year. They get so weak and brittle. It doesn’t help that I just had ANC gel on for 2 weeks. I’m not a fan by the way, but what is your favorite nail strengthening product?! Please leave me any advice in the comments!

 

Have a great weekend, see you Monday!

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22 Comments

  1. Reply

    Amy Cotton

    01/12/2018

    That hand spiralizer looks awesome! I’m always looking for ways to make that easier!! Happy Friday!!

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    Andrea

    01/12/2018

    Happy Friday beautiful babe! I want a hand spiralizer now, super cool! I hope this weekend is soooo good!

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    Ellen from Ask Away Blog

    01/12/2018

    UGHHH I got a handheld spiralizer and didn’t use it yet bc I thought it’d be too hard hahaha! Then I saw ur post and was like OMG ellen, get a grip. Cant wait to use it now!

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    Katie

    01/12/2018

    Fellow New Yorker Here! So excited for these rising temps!! I think I need a spiralizer in my life!! So cool. And YAY for the exciting weekend ahead!! Have an amazing time!!

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    Brenda @ Chatting Over Chocolate

    01/12/2018

    Happy Friday! Hooray for useful Christmas gifts and new workout gear! Hope the weekend ahead is a beautiful one for you! xo – Brenda // Chatting Over Chocolate

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    Katie

    01/12/2018

    I put collagen powder in my morning coffee or smoothie and my nails have never been stronger!

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      Cupcake N Dreams

      01/12/2018

      Thank you so much for the recommendation Katie!!

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    Pinky

    01/12/2018

    Take collagen to strengthen your nails. I drink a scoop every morning in my coffee and my face is brighter, my stomach [gut] health is better and my nails and hair are stronger and grow super fast. We use BUBS brand but most people use vital proteins or try the GREAT LAKES brand.

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      Cupcake N Dreams

      01/12/2018

      Ah buying some right now!! Thank you!!

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    Gentel Smith

    01/12/2018

    Ahh so awesome you are going to the game!!! It will be a good one for sure! I also just got those headphones for my birthday and love them!

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    Sierra

    01/12/2018

    Have the best time at the game!! I’m sure a play off game is so much fun to be at. You just reminded me that I need to breakout my spiralizer. Haha, this is going to sound crazy but you could take prenatal vitamins. I hear that collagen and extra protein help as well. Have a great weekend! Sierra~Beautifully Candid

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      Cupcake N Dreams

      01/18/2018

      My cousin has recommended prenatal vitamins to me! She said she would take them before she tried to get pregnant. Thanks girl!

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    Bri @ My Life As...

    01/12/2018

    Just added that spiralizer to my Amazon list!

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      Cupcake N Dreams

      01/18/2018

      Yay happy veggie noodle making!

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    Danielle

    01/12/2018

    I think I need that hand spiralizer. I just buy mine already done, but this seems like a better option. I need to strengthen my nails as well!

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      Cupcake N Dreams

      01/18/2018

      I’ve bought pre-made as well. I’m sure its cheaper to buy just the zucchini and it since it was so easy to use, I’m going to keep on keeping on with the spiralizer 🙂

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    Angela

    01/12/2018

    Is the handheld spiralizer easy to clean? I have a regular spiralizer, and I love it. But I don’t use it as often as I thought I would because it’s so hard to clean. And I’m not happy with how much space it takes up in the pantry.

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      Cupcake N Dreams

      01/18/2018

      Yes the handheld one was so much easier to clean! It comes apart in two pieces so you can get right in there and clean. I always put my big one away too and it drives me nuts to go in the pantry and take it out!

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    ShootingStarsMag

    01/12/2018

    Okay, I need to go check out that sports bra. I really need some new ones, especially for dance.

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      Cupcake N Dreams

      01/18/2018

      Yes Lauren it’s amazing! It held up so well for my high impact workouts.

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    Sarita

    01/13/2018

    Happy weekending! I will have to try some of those yoga videos. Love my handheld spiralizer

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      Cupcake N Dreams

      01/18/2018

      I’m such a fan of Candace’s yoga videos! I like how calm they are!

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