Friday Favorites: 10/25/13

Happy Friday!! We are going to be busy bees this weekend. We are
moving! We are moving into a townhome for a few months while we wait
for our house to be built. Moving with a toddler is not anything that
I would wish for anyone!! Thankfully, we have a bunch of friends and
family coming to help us out this weekend.

So, I have to get to packing, but here are a few of my favorites from the past week!!

Google hangouts (hanging out with friends)

My roomies from HLS got together for a Google hangout this week. It
was my first time using the hangout for so many people. It was a lot
of fun and good to see their faces – and meet Baxter! I am not sure
that Google hangout is the best way to have that many people chat
together. You couldn’t adjust the size of each person and we were
getting some feedback which made it hard to hear sometimes. Any
suggestions for a better way? I have never tried Skype, but have heard
good things about it.

Nectar sunglasses
A while ago, I got a scratch in my favorite pair of sunglasses, so I have been on the lookout for a new pair. I found this company thru twitter and they were kind enough to send me 2 pairs of sunglasses to check out.


One pair is the “Apollo” aviators – and they are my go-to driving and hanging out sunglasses. The other pair is black “swag”  – and they are my new running sunglasses.


They stay put and don’t slide down my face when it gets hot and sweaty!

Peanut butter m and m’s

My little sister sent me a bag last weekend and they are gone already! Seriously, so good and too dangerous!! And random fact for you – blue is my favorite m and m color! Winking smile 

Chia seeds
You guys know how much I love chia seeds – my favorite bars even have them! And I am a huge sucker for any products that have them – an extra dose of omega 3 –> yes!


Anyway,  I won these Vega One chocolate almond bars in a giveaway thru Pink Runner a while ago. I hate protein bars and protein shakes. But I love these bars and they have chia seeds in them! They have been my on the go breakfast option for the past few weeks. No crazy protein powder after taste. And chocolate for breakfast – heck ya!


And you all know that I LOVE bodypump, but it is totally one of my
favorites this week. I taught one of my favorite releases – 84! And my
evening class is growing – so nice to see the room full of people
ready to do bodypump and then in 6 weeks to see how they have changed
and improved!! Love it.

Like Twice (<—FYI referral link!)

Have you guys heard of this site? It is basically on online consignment shop. You request a bag from them. They sent you a pre-paid bag that you stuff full of clothes and send back to them free of charge. They have a great list of brands that they accept. And then they email you an offer. If you want any of your clothes back that they don’t accept, you pay $5 to get them back, otherwise they will donate them to goodwill for you! And it is an awesome site to do some shopping on as well. . .

Alright, now I really have to get back to packing! Hope you have a
great weekend!! Up to anything exciting??


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24 Responses to Friday Favorites: 10/25/13

  1. Good luck packing! I hope it’s a smooth transition!
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  2. You had me at PB M&Ms. Good luck with the move!
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  3. Good luck moving this weekend!! : )

  4. Good luck with your move this weekend! I also have a love for PB M&M’s, they’re even better if you heat them up in the microwave for 10-15 seconds. The PB gets all melty. So good! P.S. The like twice link doesn’t work, but I’m gonna google that site cause it sounds really cool!
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    • KT

      Thanks for the head’s up Kelly! I fixed the link so you should be able to check it out now!! I just got back from the post office dropping off my 2nd bag to them!

  5. I use Skype all the time to chat with my friend that lives in china. 1:1 it’s awesome. I have never done a group chat so I’m not sure how that is.
    Love the new sunglasses!!! And I have to same dislike for protein bars. I’ve tried so hard to like them and I’ve tried so many brands but I just hate the texture. I will have to stick to those chia peanut butter power bars 🙂

    Good luck moving this weekend!! I’m just working all weekend.

  6. Good luck with the move and congrats on having a house built 🙂
    I think I’d love Body Pump… I’ve never tried it.
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  7. Oh my gosh, good luck moving this weekend! Better order that pizza (please tell me you like dinos pizza, it used to be our fave!)
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  8. I really need to try a Google Hangout! And I need to try that Like Twice! Basically, I just want everything in your post! Hahaha! Good luck with the move!
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  9. Good luck moving! I haven’t tried Google Hangout but I’ve Skyped and it’s okay. It depends on the connection speed as far as how good it is.
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  10. BAXTER!! I’ve used Skype before, but never with more than one person. Um. Peanut m&ms? Obsessed.
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  11. cute aviators!
    i skype my parents all the time, but i’ve never skyped multiple people. it works great with them though.
    and i totally want to try out that site, that sounds like a great idea for a company. thanks for sharing! good luck this weekend:)
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  12. Becky @ Olives n Wine

    Vega is by far my favorite protein brand. So good and no weird aftertastes! Can’t wait to hear more stories about moving 😉