Friday Favorites: 5/30/14

Hey! Happy Friday. Smile

Got any exciting plans for the weekend?

We are headed up to the cities tonight to celebrate my birthday with Scott’s family. And then nothing planned for the rest of the weekend. Woo hoo!! Of course, there will be landscaping work, shelves to be hung, laundry, grocery shopping, farmer’s market, running, and hopefully some ice cream that I am sure will all be on the to-do list. :Smile

Here are the little things that made me smile this week.. . and per usual, feel free to play along in the comments or link up with your blog post too.


1. We got a driveway – waaaaaay better than just having a pile of dirt in front of the house. . . Luke doesn’t agree. Winking smile


2. Bodypump 90 is here! Just started listening to the music yesterday. Looking forward to doing the master class on the DVD this weekend.


3. Super clean car – I don’t think my car has been cleaned (on the inside) since Luke has been born. Ok, maybe some minor vacuuming and wiping down here and there. . . but on Tuesday, I took it in (Snell for the locals) for a full detail. It was spendy, but 100% worth it! My favorite is the fact that the dog hair that likes to collect in the chapstick holder is now gone!! *for now. Winking smile


(does anyone else call that little hole in the door their chapstick holder?)

4. getting back to clean eating 80/20 versus the 20/80 I did over the weekend. Oh man, don’t get me wrong, those cupcakes were amazing. But I didn’t love the way I felt on Tuesday after eating all. the. food. over the weekend. Loving starting my day with spark, smoothies for breakfast (frozen fruit, banana, OJ), Trendy Trainer’s artichoke chicken for dinner and leftovers, and lots of fresh fruit and veggies for snacks.

5. My Jennie-O giveaway winner, Brenda!

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6. My Dad. A big HAPPY BIRTHDAY to him tomorrow!!


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Spreading the link love by linking up with Heather and Claire this week!


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16 Responses to Friday Favorites: 5/30/14

  1. sara

    HAHA! I seriously call that holder the ‘chapstick holder’ when I am in Ryan’s Xterra! My car doesn’t have a holder there so it’s more of a handle! LOL too funny! This weekend on Sunday I’m running the Minneapolis Half Marathon. I’ll be sure to post plenty of pictures, but come cheer me on if you’re still in the cities! 🙂 Have a fun night with Scott’s family!

    • KT

      GOOD LUCK!!! I’ll be virtually cheering from Mankato – make sure to post pics on IG. 🙂

  2. My car doesn’t have a chapstick holder, now I feel left out! I’m terrible about cleaning my car. I’m also pretty sure I’m 4,000 miles overdue for an oil change. Whoops!
    Have a great weekend, sounds like it’ll be a good one!
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  3. There’s nothing better than a clean car with the windows down in the summer breeze! And I love the ChapStick holder. Thanks for linking up, Happy Friday!
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  4. I completely agree with you on the food thing. It’s tough to eat clean, but definitely notice a HUGE difference when I do. I saw your email on Spark. I’ve been swamped with work the last few weeks. I’ve been barely getting by. I would like to try Spark, but right now I can’t swing the cost.
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    • KT

      I agree – it can be spendy, but for me, it’s way cheaper than my daily latte = win. ALso, you could just get 1 box to check out. . .not too much cost, but gives you a chance to see if you like it. Fruit punch is the best!

  5. So growing up did you and your dad share a birthday celebration? Or did you each get your own? I vote for two separate celebrations – double the cake!
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  6. Your weekend to dos sound perfect to me!
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  7. My car needs cleaned soooo bad! I think I could fill a sandbox with all of the sand that’s riding around with me. I could also likely fill a whole dishwasher and recycling bin with water bottles. 😉
    I call that door spot my change, keys, and cell phone holder. Doesn’t your chapstick melt?
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    • KT

      Knock on wood, I’ve only had chapstick melt once on me – otherwise, I think that spot is pretty shaded. .. I put my phone there too!

  8. I just cleaned my car out over the weekend and it is SO nice to have a fresh, clean vehicle again! I am VERY clean in my apartment but for some reason I tend to let things go when it comes to my car 🙁
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  9. I need a car clean soooo bad! I don’t know how messy it can get with a kid, but I sure know how dirty it can become with a dog who sits nowhere else than on the front seat 😉

  10. Clean cars really are an amazing feeling. The older I get the more I appreciate them. Ha! Hope you had a great time in the cities last night 🙂
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