Friday Favorites: 11/15/13

Happy Friday!!!! I know I don’t have to tell you how flippin’ excited I am for the weekend!! I am excited to do some catching up on sleep, sitting on the couch and watching some movies – just having some down time after being so busy this week! Laura is coming to visit too, so baking and crafts are on the agenda!!

Here are a few of my favorites from the week. . ..

**My schedule. . . like I mentioned in yesterday’s post –this week has been super busy. On Thursday,  didn’t even get to see Luke or Scott at all! They were sleeping when I left to teach bodypump in the morning, and off to daycare before I got back. And then with spin training, I was at the YMCA right after work, and home after Luke bedtime! BUT, it made me realize how awesome it is that most of the time, I am able to be home in the morning to get him up and ready for the day, and home at night to snuggle him and put him to bed.


**The Mankato YMCA


Since I have been there a lot this week, I had a chance to think about how much I appreciate that the YMCA is part of my life. I remember seeing that little sign up on the bulletin board 5 years ago looking for new aerobics instructors. And I remember how nervous I was calling to ask about it and then to start training and teaching! And now 5 years later, I teach water aerobics, land aerobics, bodypump and very soon – spinning! And I can’t imagine my life without it.

**This sign that Laura and I made with Luke last year for Thanksgiving.  .


**Initial necklace from simplyuboutique in  Etsy. I wear this all the time. It is simple and beautiful. And you can customize it with whatever letters you want. I got it before we had Luke, so it says my initials “KT.”


**Holiday cups at Caribou. . . I know it is early, but they still just make me smile. Smile 


And for some strange reason, it makes me smile to see the sparkles from my chapstick on my coffee cup.


What are some of your favorites from the week? What are you up to this weekend?

PS: Any interest in participating in a link up for Friday Favorites? I am thinking about starting one, but just wondering if there was any interest. ..  Smile


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24 Responses to Friday Favorites: 11/15/13

  1. The caribou cups are so pretty!
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  2. Love reading your Friday favorites and I would link up if you started it. This week I loved getting on calls for work, finishing my fourth test for school (only one left), chai tea lattes and happy hour and dinner tonight with friend!!! And I’m also so excited for a weekend with not much planned!

  3. What a cute necklace, I love it! and lol sparkles from your lipgloss are fun! Happy Friday!
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  4. So envious of all of your certifications! I might reach out to you about how you got involve with teaching for the Y- it’s something I’ve always wanted to do but not sure how to go about it. Enjoy your weekend of R&R!
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  5. I always do some favourites/randomness on Friday, so I’d defintiely participate in a link up 🙂
    Happy weekend!
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  6. 1) I would totally link up for a Friday’s Favorites post. Friday’s are happy days, so it is easy to think of all my favorite things on Fridays. haha

    2) Love that the YMCA made your list today. Dave works at the YMCA and I actually met him at the YMCA in Florida. Sparked up conversation at the gym while on the stair master and the rest is history. 😉 Obviously, since Dave works for the Y we are big advocates of the organization…and there’s a chance that if/when I go back to work I will be leaving Corporate America and joining him at the Y.
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    • KT

      Ahhhh I love that!! How did I not know that?? That is an awesome story! And I love the YMCA too – such a great organization. 🙂 Thanks for the link up support!!

  7. I love the Y and used to teach swim lessons with them. Such a good organization! I would be interested in joining a Friday link up if you do it..always lots to appreciate on fridays

  8. Sleep sounds fabbbb for the weekend 🙂 This weekend I’m looking forward waking up early on Saturday and getting a fancy Starbucks drink… shopping and drinking wine at Whole Foods… catching up on blogging and cleaning. Man am I ever exciting 😉 AND if I do write up a Friday Favorites post (haven’t yet) I will totally link up!
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  9. Though I’m busy as all get-out I’ve been thinking a lot lately about other “jobs” that I could do and enjoy. How do you become a body-pump or aerobics instructor? What training do you need? I teach math for goodness’ sake! That said, I can be enthusiastic and I love to see other people working out and having fun. recently posted..Race Photos and More!My Profile

    • KT

      I did my aerobics training through the YMCA – they do in-house training for most of the aerobics classes. You can also look for group exercise certification classes. BODYPUMP is a Les Mills training that you go through to get the certification and then you can teach those classes. And you are totally right, all you need is to be enthusiastic about it!!

  10. Your schedule is a little nutso! Hope you got to catch up on some rest this weekend.!
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  11. I would love to join a Friday Favorites link-up! I just recently started doing FF posts anyway 🙂
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  12. Love it! I’m trying really hard to resist any holiday related things until after Little J’s birthday. I know she doesn’t know the difference right now, but I want to make her birthday feel special and separate from Thanksgiving especially as she gets older (I have a friend who said when her birthday would fall on Thanksgiving, her mom would put her age on a pumpkin pie and call it her birthday cake… she is still not pleased many years later). However, I couldn’t resist picking up some peppermint stick ice cream this weekend, my favorite holiday treat!
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