Friday Favorites: 2/13/15

Happy Friday the 13th! Does that mean anything to you? Me neither. Just another day. . . but a great one because it’s Friday!

And after I am done with work today, I am making the drive back to MN to see the family. It’s been a long week without them. Other than teaching BP tomorrow morning (7am at the Mankato YMCA for the locals!!), we don’t have anything planned. Weekend perfection.

Here are the little things that made me smile this week. . .


1. Sliced banana + nuts + unsweetened coconut flakes. The perfect breakfast, pre-workout snack or after dinner treat.


2. Abby sleeping with me.


When Abby was a puppy and I was living alone in Des Moines during medical school, Abby would always sleep with me. She would curl up behind my legs and we would sleep butt to butt. Then, the bed got a little fuller when I married Scott. She will come snuggle with us at night before we turn off the light, but then hop down and sleep on her blanket on my side of the bed. Now, that it is just me and her in my bed at night again, puppy snuggles are back. She is just a bit bigger than she when she was a puppy. . . and OMG is such a bed hog. But I love it.

3. This book.


I totally brought it on vacation to Texas but didn’t end up reading it at all. Finally started it a few days ago with reading a bit before bed. I am just a couple chapters in but I am loving it!

4. AdvoCare face cream. You guys know I love my spark, but I was a bit skeptical when Advo came out with their skin care line last year at Success School.


But I decided to give it a try. I have always wanted a moisturizer with sunscreen but have just never found one that I liked. . . until now. You guys, this stuff is amazing. It goes on smooth, no oily residue and keeps my skin moisturized but not oily all day. And this bottle seems to last forever. Total winner.

5. Stitch Fix. Yup, I did it again. And I am so excited. Smile

stitch fix

I asked for some longer tops to pair with the black skinny pants I got with my last fix. Don’t worry, I’ll share the details with you when it comes! And ask for advice. #fashionchallenged

What about you? What made you smile this week? Plans for the weekend??

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Linking up with Heather and Claire!


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23 Responses to Friday Favorites: 2/13/15

  1. It IS Friday the 13th! That didn’t even dawn on me! haha!
    Your banana combo looks delicious! I’m all about trying new combinations of my favorites, so I’m definitely going to have to try that. I love coconut!
    Sarah @ Sarah Sincerely recently posted..Friday Favorites {2/13/15}My Profile

  2. I didn’t even realize it’s Friday the 13th! I am to “V-Day” Tomorrow kinda thinking, hahaha!
    Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine recently posted..Friday Finisher 2/13/15My Profile

  3. Safe travels back to MN! And is it crazy that I still have the same moisturizer that I bought on my phone at SS? The stuff lasts forever!
    Becky @ Olives n Wine recently posted..Friday FavsMy Profile

  4. Unsweetened coconut flakes are some of my favorite things ever! So underrated. This week I was loving passion iced tea and the return to spin class!
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  5. I didn’t even notice the whole Friday the 13th thing. I’m not superstitious at all though, so it’s totally fine. Your little Abby is the sweetest. Don’t you love it when they want to snuggle up on you and completely forget how big they are? I love when Bella climbs onto my lap.
    Have a great weekend!
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  6. Looks like you had a great week!! My week went pretty good too. Our garage is finally going up after 11 months of not having one. SO happy to not have to scrape windows on my car soon. Weekend will be spend inside. Darn WI weather. πŸ˜‰ I think I’m going to put a bounty on Jimmy the Groundhog. LOL!!
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  7. Hi Katie! So glad you get to go home this weekend. How’s the new arrangement so far? As far as favorites go — any time I find a new healthy snack combination or breakfast combination like you did above I get so happy. My favorite thing of the week is our new grill. It makes healthy meals so easy! Have a wonderful weekend! Happy pumping too! I’m about to go teach BODYATTACK!

    • KT

      Woo hoo for BA. Hope it went well!! The new arrangement is going ok so far. . .looking forward to finding a school for Luke and getting him here in WI with me! Have a great weekend. πŸ™‚

  8. That snack looks delicious! I’m going to have to try that sometime!
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  9. OH.MY.GOSH. look at that adorable face! You’re dog looks so sweet! I love snuggling with my puppy too and can’t bring myself to make her sleep on the floor.
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  10. Aww, I’m so glad you and Abby are getting some extra snuggle and bonding time in! πŸ™‚
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  11. Your dog is just too cute! Have a great weekend and thanks for hosting the link up! Beware of Friday the 13th. πŸ™‚
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  12. I am totally addicted to Stitch Fix. I got mine this week and kept 2 items. That feels like a win for me! I totally spaced that it was Friday the 13th until I started checking in on blogs today.
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  13. Can’t wait to see what you get in your Stitch Fix! Isn’t it the simplest things that make you happy – love the sounds of your breakfast/pre-workout snack. Thanks for hosting!
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