Friday Favorites: 10/11/13

Happy Friday!! Big plans for the weekend? I am off to teach BODYPUMP right now. On tap for the weekend includes: hanging with friends and family, packing, a final long run before the half marathon and some baking!

So, I will leave you today with a few of my recent favorite things. . . Smile 

<love> I can’t believe that my 1st baby is going to be 9 years old this week and my 2nd baby will be 18 months!!!


Pumpkin bars.

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Are you sick about hearing me declare my love for these bars yet? They are really that good. Trust me. Make them this weekend. You won’t regret it. And if you do, I’ll take the leftovers. Winking smile 

Famous Dave’s Pickles. Total random favorite of the week. . . and no, I am not pregnant! But, seriously, have you ever had these? They are seriously the pickle bomb. Sweet but spicy and perfect for eating alone or I chop them up and add them to our salads.


Nespresso machine –> probably one of the best purchases I have ever made.


Seriously. If you are a latte lover, addicted to Caribou like me, then this is the machine for you. I made my caramel skim latte (<—step by step instructors on how I make my CSL) in it 4-5 times per week. Yes, I still go to the ‘bou about twice per week, because I am addicted and I love it. But the CSL that I made in my Essenza Automatic Espresso machine is *almost* as good. (I have the milk frother too, so I can make my lattes. If Caribou is 10/10, this machine is probably 9/10.. . mostly because I have to make it myself. Winking smile

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And I didn’t get anything from the company to say all these nice things about it, I just truly love my Nespresso machine.

This super cute necklace from Erin McDermott.


Have you ever checked out her site? She has tons of classic and sophisticated pieces that she designs and hand makes!


And this song. . . Royals by Lorde

And this video. . . “What does the fox say?” <—watch if you need a laugh today, but be careful because it will get stuck in your head!!! Winking smile 

What are some of your favorites this Friday? And any big plans for the weekend?

And an extra happy Friday to Melissa from Freeing Imperfections who won the Pretzel Crisps® giveaway!!

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24 Responses to Friday Favorites: 10/11/13

  1. I’ve never seen the fox song, what’s all the rage?
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  2. I have never tired those pickles before, but you had better believe that I am going to now! I am a major pickle lover…especially fried pickles ;).
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  3. I love The Fox Song. Makes me laugh every time (and I hear it a lot right now teaching 8th grade)!
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  4. I’m loving “Team” by Lorde, another new one by her that’s awesome. The fox video is also the BEST. Have a great weekend!
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  5. Adorable picture of you and your babies! And I like the new pics on your blog header – looks great! Enjoy your weekend 🙂
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  6. Ugh someday I may win one of your giveaways 🙁
    I love sweet and spicy pickles. I usually buy the zingers, but I might have to try the famous Dave’s ones to compare!!! And I might just cave and make those pumpkin bars. I better workout extra next week.
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  7. Hmmmm…..Nespresso machine. I’m intrigued…..

  8. We love that song over here, too!!! Andrew’s contact name in my phone is Queen Bee!
    That necklace is gorgeous! I love how long it is.
    My favorite right now? Sprouts Sourdough Bread
    The frosting on your pumpkin bars looks like drippy goodness! 🙂 recently posted..Especially Thankful!My Profile

  9. First off, congrats to Melissa for winning! Love her! Ok, secondly… I want those pickles. And no, I’m not preggo either. But I don’t think they sell them at our grocery stores up here! #picklebummer
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  10. That necklace is really pretty!
    And I’m obsessed with the song Royals right now – love it!
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  11. Your hair is getting so long and I LOVE it! So, it’s been a month since we’ve seen eachother. How about we get a date on the calendar for a kato food sesh?
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  12. Those pickle chips sound awesome! I have to completely agree with you on Royals, but that Fox video makes me feel dumber for having watched it. Everyone I know has posted about it recently on Facebook so of course I looked at it a couple of weeks ago and wow…too much time on someone’s hands! LOL