Friday Favorites: 5/8/15

oh Friday. Finally!

I am so looking forward to this weekend. Planning on hitting up a cross fit class – Saturday mornings are usually partner workouts and are pretty fun! Thinking about checking out the local farmer’s market, doing a few family runs, and enjoying the nice weather. And, of course, Mother’s Day on Sunday that hopefully will include a visit to the hospital to see Dad.

Here are the things that made me smile this week.


Dinner with my sisters.


Laura made nachos for dinner on Monday night. They were awesome. And it is so nice to be close to my sisters, especially right now.

Yasso frozen yogurt bars.


After seeing these around the blogosphere, I finally got to try them for myself! The company was nice enough to send me a few coupons for me to pick up 2 boxes. Salted caramel and cookie dough ftw. These fro yo bars are the perfect post-dinner snack. A little sweetness to end the evening. and only 100 calories. Winning.



Totally made my day. Thanks Melanie. XOXO

Good news. We heard this week that my Dad’s sister is a PEFFECT bone marrow match for Dad. So happy. . .

Grocery store helper.


He just L.O.V.E.S the little carts at the grocery store. And is so adorable with putting items in his cart and picking out things that we “have” to buy.

Le Tote. Have you guys heard of this? Basically for $49 per month, you have a personal shopper sending you items from your “closet”. You wear them, keep them if you want (for a discounted price) or else just send it back – no washing required, and then they send you another box with 5 more items to try out and wear. The company offered me a free month to check it out and I’ve just received one box so far (striped blazer and blue polka dot scarf), full review to come, but so far, I am loving it!


If you want to try it too, ou can use the code RUNNING4CUPCAKES to get 20% off!

Cross Fit. Still loving it. Smile


Whatcha up to this weekend??

Linking up with Friday fun with both Heather and Clare!

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14 Responses to Friday Favorites: 5/8/15

  1. I am all about the nachos for dinner! So good! And huzzah for finding a marrow donor match for your dad–I’m sure that must be a big relief. I am working all weekend, but am hoping to find a little time to relax, even if it’s just for an hour or two. Hope you have a lovely weekend! 🙂
    Beth @ Running with the Sunrise recently posted..Five Friday Faves #32My Profile

  2. Aw, I’m sorry to hear your dad is in the hospital. I’ll be praying for him and your family! Enjoy the weekend, it’s beautiful out! 🙂
    Heather @ Life In Leggings recently posted..Friday Favorites #88: Week of 5/8My Profile

  3. Happy Friday, Katie! Thanks for hosting the party. I used LE TOTE for a few months and especially loved it because I could send stuff back after wearing it so it didn’t crowd my small closet in the city heheh! Hope you have a lovely weekend!
    Ashley @ A Lady Goes West recently posted..Friday Favorites: Food, tech, sparkle + moreMy Profile

  4. I’ve heard so many people talking about Le Tote lately, so I can’t wait to see your review! I’ve always been hesitant to bite the bullet on stitchfix, because I’m a super cheapo, but I love that this way you can get higher end stuff and then just swap it out when you’re done!
    Stephanie @ My Freckled Life recently posted..Mexican food all day, err’day {Five Favorites Friday}My Profile

  5. I’ve heard Le Tote is awesome–and I adore your blazer!

    SO glad to hear there is a good bone marrow match–that is awesome <3

    Have a great weekend!
    Annette@FitnessPerks recently posted..Friday Favorites {5/8/15}My Profile

  6. Have a great Mother’s Day Weekend, Katie! That’s such great news about your sister being a match for your dad!

    We’re running a 5k tomorrow and celebrating with my parents on Sunday 🙂 Oh and we definitely need to buy a lawn mower, haha!
    Kate @ Baking in Yoga Pants recently posted..That’s What Moms Do…My Profile

  7. Nachos for dinner sounds lovely! And I totally love Yasso bars, but I’ve never had the cookie dough ones – those sound great. The sea salt caramel and chocolate-peanut butter ones are pretty fabulous, too. Have a great weekend!
    Ellen @ My Uncommon Everyday recently posted..Five Friday Favorites 05/08/15My Profile

  8. Great news about your aunt being a good bone marrow match for your dad! Continuing to keep you all in my thoughts and prayers.

    Enjoy your weekend with your boys! Happy Mother’s Day!
    Ashley @ My Food N Fitness Diaries recently posted..Salads, Movies, Cereal, & More FavesMy Profile

  9. I’m obsessed with those Yasso bars. SO good. And my bf would love to have Nachos for dinner!
    Lauren recently posted..5 Friday Favorites 5/8/15-Ways to Share Running & Fitness LoveMy Profile

  10. That is so great about your Dad’s sister being a match for him!! I have wanted to try crossfit FOREVER, but it will have to wait until I get done with physical therapy.
    I am so looking forward to this weekend, too! Happy Mother’s Day!
    Heather@hungryforbalance recently posted..Friday Favorites 5/8My Profile

  11. xoxo
    Melanie @ BeautifullyNutty recently posted..My To-Do ListMy Profile

  12. What fun branding on the Yasso bars!

  13. Clara

    That is great news about your aunt being a perfect match!!!! 🙂

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