Friday Favorites: 10/10/14

Whew. Friday. Thank goodness. Right?

Looking forward to a weekend with a short to-do list and time to recover from the week!

Here are my favs from this week:


**Trying new recipes – Hummus crusted chicken and butternut squash soup – both delicious and super easy and challenge friendly. win. Smile


**My immersion blender.


Bonus points because it’s pink and my sister, Jenny, gave it to me (thanks Jen!). The butternut squash soup recipe called for me to put it from the crockpot into the blender. Ummm heck no, I just put my immersion blender right in the crockpot and woosh = soup. <love>

**Fun tags on Instagram. Danielle tagged me for a #widn (What I’m Doing Now) and so I snapped this picture.


Dinnertime in our house. Luke “helping”, pants optional. Winking smile

**Making protein balls. And trying a new to me protein powder from Protein Milk Shake Bar (<– how cute is that name?).


I love mixing up protein balls for a quick snack before my workouts. Usually, I use AdvoCare’s post-workout recovery (in chocolate!), but they were nice enough to send me a sample to check out and try their chocolate mousse flavor.

I just mix drippy almond butter, protein powder and unsweetened shredded coconut together.


You want them to seem a little dry, the more you mix, the softer they will become until you are able to shape them into balls.



I often use my hands to combine all the ingredients and that tends to be easier and faster. Add in a little more almond butter if you need more “liquid” and more protein powder if you need more dry ingredients.

I’ll admit that I am partial to the AdvoCare post workout recovery – their chocolate flavor is super delicious, but I liked the Protein Milk Shake Bars chocolate mousse flavor too, it was a bit more protein powder-y. . .but I really want to try their cupcake batter, that would be right up my alley!

**This package from Fabletics.


Don’t worry, I’ll share pics and my thoughts as soon as I have a chance to check them out!! Smile

With the assistance of my husband – aka the random number generator –> the winner of the Krusteaz giveaway is ..  . lucky #2 – Becky!


And don’t forget to enter my Rese Activewear giveaway for a pair of awesome capris!!

What are you up to this weekend? What made you smile this week??

Linking up with Heather and Claire this week!

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18 Responses to Friday Favorites: 10/10/14

  1. Wahoo!!! I’m sensing some pizzaaaaa in my future πŸ™‚ Thank you Mr. Scott for selecting my numero. And I like your simple protein ball idea. It’s a super easy, healthy, on-the-go snack.
    Becky @ Olives n Wine recently posted..Friday FavsMy Profile

  2. Yeah for fabletics! Can’t wait to see what you got. I love my immersion blender. On the rare occasions I make soup that needs to be pureed it’s a life safe. I also like making smoothies with it!
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  3. Yay for your Fabletics package! I hear great things about their clothes. Happy Friday!
    Lauren @ The Bikini Experiment recently posted..10/10: FridayҀ™s Favorite ThingsMy Profile

  4. I love Fabletics!! Their sports bras are my favorite. I actually just put an order in last night for 3 new ones!
    Hannah @ CleanEatingVeggieGirl recently posted..Friday Foodie Favorites: October 10, 2014My Profile

  5. Yay for new recipes!! I’m trying a few out on some friends tonight at my pumpkin decorating party. πŸ™‚ I’m glad to know that protien powder is good. I am getting the strawberry shortcake flavor to try. I can’t wait for it to arrive!
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  6. Congrats, congrats, becky! πŸ™‚
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  7. Thanks for the shout-out — but, um, who all is included in the “pants optional” in the kitchen rule? =)
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  8. Those protein balls look awesome! I might have to make some next week.
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  9. Oh my goodness, Luke cracks me up!! Love it. Have a great weekend!
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  10. Pink makes everything better πŸ™‚
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  11. So excited to see what you got in your Fabletics shipment! I really want to sign up for those but am trying to save up a little before I do – I always love all the outfits!!
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  12. OOH gotta check out that hummus chicken recipe! Good luck with your challenge, major props!! πŸ™‚ Hope you’re having a wonderful weekend!
    Kim @ Fittin Pretty recently posted..Friday favesMy Profile

    • KT

      Yes Kim!! You would LOVE it. And bonus for being super quick and easy! Totally what you need right now. πŸ™‚