Friday Favorites #2!

Hallelujah, it’s finally FRIDAY!

Friday elephant

Oh my goodness, has this been a LONG week.

I am so ready for this weekend. It’s supposed to be beautiful and I’m looking forward to getting outside and working in the planter boxes around my front patio. Time for some Spring beautification!

(Don’t be fooled for one second into thinking I have a green thumb. It’s all a crapshoot. Cross your fingers that the flowers I buy like me.)

So, in regards to my Who Am I? post a couple of days ago, I’ve been giving some serious thought to my fitness identity. I’m pretty sure I’ve made my decision on what I want to be when I grow up but, I’m still waiting until post-marathon to make my official decision. Let’s just say that I feel like a weight has been lifted off my shoulders. I feel a little freer and pretty doggone happy. 🙂

Anywho, back to Friday!

I’ve got a few of my favorite things to share with you!

Mad Libs™


You’ve done these before, right? 🙂

We like to do them at dinner. We’re all at the table together, it challenges us to come up with different and interesting words to fill in the blanks (see my OUTSTANDING use of adjectives, there?) and we get a good laugh.


Here’s one we recently did. It’s all fun and games until you have to eat boxes of llama biscuits. 🙂

We’ve been doing them since the Things were small and I’m really going to be sad when Thing 2 leaves and it’s just the two of us left. It definitely won’t be the same. 😦  I can picture us at future family gatherings when we’re in our 80s still breaking out the Mad Libs books. Haha!


Yep. Rest.

rest day

I have rested this ENTIRE week.

Not one single workout.

And, I needed it! My body was definitely fighting off a cold or something because I’ve been super tired (like fall asleep at my desk in the middle of the day tired) and sneezy this whole week. Today is the first day I’ve felt like a normal human being. (Hey now, be nice!)

I need to not ignoring my body when it tells me to rest. Pretty sure MOST athletes are the same way. I’ve really had time to think about it this week and I’m making a promise to my body to pay more attention and actually LISTEN. I need to respect my body – it’s the only one I’ve got! 🙂

Brita® water bottle


Oh my goodness, this is the BEST. THING. EVER.

It’s a water bottle with a FILTER!

I work in a pretty old building and I’m not sure what’s going on with the pipes but I’m not taking any chances. I drink water all day long – I’ll fill this up 3-4 times each day – and this guarantees me clean, mostly pure (c’mon, be realistic, you know the filter doesn’t catch EVERYTHING) and delicious water. It’s love. ❤

I found mine at Wal-Mart but you can probably find it on Amazon if you don’t do Wal-Mart. 😉


I love this web site. LOVE. It’s designer shopping at bargain prices. Seriously.

I’ve been a member for a few years now and have scored some majorly awesome pieces. Pour La Victoire shoes, a Kate Spade bag, James Jeans, Chetta B. dresses, Calvin Klein dresses, pants AND suits, etc, etc, etc!

There’s no membership fee required which is awesome so you’re not locked into paying money and never buying anything.  You do need an invite to sign up though, so here’s one just for you! 🙂

Ideeli invitation

Trust me! I just got some new bath towels – super big, super soft, super awesome microcotton- 2 sets for $34.00. They’re regularly $100 a set. Yeah.




Seriously. I’m so glad spring has sprung and the sun has been shining. Winter was too long. And cold. And miserable. Blah.

Talk to me: What are you loving lately? Are you loving the sunshine as much as I am?

– jennifer