Friday Favorites 2.9.18

02/09/2018 10 Comments

Happy Friday Friends!!

This week went by in a flash and I will admit, once I arrived home from Minneapolis, I started to feel sad about the Super Bowl loss. It takes me a few days after the football season ends to get out of the funk lol. I always think what do I do with my Sundays now?! I’m slightly joking, although I do enjoy watching the NFL, I now have more time for my other passions. I’m looking forward to having nothing on my plate this weekend besides an improv show. Here are my favorite things from this week:

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Super Bowl 52 Recap

Of course going to the Super Bowl is my #1 favorite from the week. If you missed my recap of the events, parties and the game in Minneapolis, you can click here. I couldn’t help but share a lot of photos of this incredible experience!

Celebrating 10 Years of Friendship

Last weekend when I was in Minneapolis, I was able to meet up with two of my girlfriends who I met studying abroad in Australia back in college. I CANNOT believe it’s been 10 years since we first met by me knocking on their door asking if I could borrow their hair dryer since I blew mine out. I’ve traveled the world with these ladies and I’m so thankful our friendship has spanned years and states!

Front Tie Tops

Now, I’m turning my attention to spring and my upcoming trips. I’m obsessed with these front tie shirts and think they will make the perfect outfit come spring time. I few of these are on sale too!

Sistema Food Containers

I’m the biggest fan of bringing your own food snacks/meals on planes. This past weekend was the perfect case of me packing all my Sistema containers with blueberries, apples, carrots, rolled oats, and chia seeds to bring for snacks and breakfast. They fit easily in my carry on tote and don’t spill thanks to the side closures. Breakfast items at the airport/starbucks/dunkin donuts can add up on a weekend getaway. As long as I have a microwave/water where I am staying then I am set. I bring healthy snacks along to keep me hydrated and full while traveling. These two tips are also great ways to save a little money while traveling. I always bring along my refillable water bottle too!

 Fitness Journey to the Aisle

My best friend Mal started an instagram this week where she shares her weekly wedding workouts to inspire others to fit in some daily fitness. If you are looking to follow someone really relatable for some fitness tips/workouts then check out her instagram. She was the one who encouraged me to sign up for OrangeTheory and it’s been getting my butt in gear for all these weddings this year. I workout with her from time to time so be on the lookout for best friend workouts😉.

Have the best weekend!

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    Amy Cotton


    That is so awesome about your 10 years of friendship with the girls you met abroad. Such a cool story!! And how fun to have forever travel buddies!! Have a great weekend!!

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    Andrea Nine


    You and Mal are so ute!! I am so sorry again about the loss, trust me I know about those, we are DIE HARD Notre Dane fans and the losses have me depressed for days. Have a wonderful weekend pretty girl!

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    Girl, I feel you. Die hard Pats fan here. It took me until Wednesday/Thursday to get over my “rut” and now I’m just sad football is over again. Your trip looks like it was fun! Congrats to 10 years, that is awesome! xo

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    Brenda @ Chatting Over Chocolate


    How exciting that you were able to be at the Super Bowl! Sorry your team didn’t take it though. I love that you have shared such a sweet friendship with those ladies for a decade now! Those food containers sound perfect for traveling! Have a wonderful weekend ahead! – Brenda //

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    There were some sad Sunday night people at my house as well. 🙁

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    How amazing with your ten yours of friendship! I’m sorry about the Patriots loss but how incredible you got to actually go the super bowl!! Not many people can say they did that. There’s always next year <3 I hope you have a great weekend! Sierra~Beautifully Candid

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    Love that you got to meet up with friends while in Minneapolis, and I hear ya once football season is over there’s a “now what” feeling for a few weeks. Happy Friday <3
    Green Fashionista

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    Mother of 3


    Sounds like a really fun week! I didn’t even remember it was the weekend of the super bowl last weekend until I went to run to the grocery store “real quick” and found it mobbed… took us until check out to realize why it was all so crowded!

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    Im just so jealous that you went to the super bowl I can’t think of anything else. LOL looks like a great time. Have a great weekend

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    Thanks for the shoutout girlfriend!! Love our best friend workouts 💕