Friday Favorites: 9/19/14

heck yes, it’s Friday!! I have to work this weekend but I am not letting that get in the way of my excitement at the possibility of sleeping in this weekend. Smile 


Here are some of my favorites from this week:

1. Jennie-O turkey bacon in the microwave.


Ummm how did I not know that you could cook bacon in the microwave? Thankfully, my desire for bacon and eggs one night for dinner this week + quick shout out on instagram = quick and easy bacon.


And you guys, it is SO easy. Plate. Paper towel. Bacon. Cover with another paper towel. Cook slowly – for 30-60 seconds at a time. Mine took about 3 minutes total time. Perfection.

And turkey bacon – yummo. seriously. I might have to start eating bacon and eggs for breakfast because it is so darn quick and easy. I know we are having pancakes and bacon this weekend for sure! (and btw – how cute are these turkey bacon pancakes?)

2. Beautiful running weather.


I. love. fall. running. weather. #thatisall I even wrote an entire post about it last year.


3. Smoothies.


Even though the cooler weather is coming, I am still holding on to my smoothies for breakfast and this week they have been particularly delicious. . . although I have no idea why – I am not doing anything different.  And in our house, smoothies are a family affair. Luke helps me make them in the mornings – one for each of us to take on our way to work and school. And I love that Luke wakes up in the morning asking to help mommy make smoothies.

4. AdvoCare.  <love>


I am getting ready to do another challenge starting on October 6th (perfect timing for finishing right before Halloween). AND Scott is joining me!! If you are interested in losing weight, having more energy, cleaning up your eating, feeling better, then this challenge might be for you.

And there is no better time than right now. You’ll have my support + an awesome Facebook group the entire time (and beyond!) + access to our amazing Pinterst page with tons of recipe ideas. Shoot me an email ( if you’re interested for more details.

On tap for this weekend: the farmer’s market, a long run, putting the finishing touches on learning BP91, and family time.

What are you up to this weekend? What made you smile this week?

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

*I was sent Jennie-O turkey bacon as part of my participation in their Switch Circle team, but as usual, all opinions are 100% my own.

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10 Responses to Friday Favorites: 9/19/14

  1. I’m glad I’m not the only one who is on a turkey bacon kick lately!! Sadly I can’t find that Jennie-O natural brand though, so I have to make a special trip to Wegmans (hard life) to buy the Wegman’s uncured kind since my regular grocery store only carries the regular kind!
    Stephanie @ My Freckled Life recently posted..Hummus is like my high school boyfriend (Five Favorites Friday)My Profile

  2. I’m sorry but turkey bacon – blech ๐Ÿ˜› Not enough fat for my bones ๐Ÿ˜‰ Heheheh…… buttttt I guess if you’re trying to be healthy and HAVE to have bacon, it’s a good alternative. Happy Friday!
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  3. I am the same way, trying to hold on to my summer favorites! I’m keeping some of the summer colors on my nails { even though I actually had them painted a dark green last week lol }, and I was eating Ice Cream yesterday!
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  4. I actually really like turkey bacon (and turkey sausage). Totally doesn’t compare to regular, but I don’t eat regular bacon that often.
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  5. Turkey bacon is delicious! Now, I want bacon for lunch!! ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m holding on to smoothies too. I’m going to transition them to more fall flavors this week though-pears, apples, etc.
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  6. mmm love turkey bacon! great add in to egg breakfasts ๐Ÿ™‚ happy friday!!!
    cait @pieceofcait recently posted..See you on kate’s page! ๐Ÿ™‚My Profile

  7. I rarely cook any type of bacon outside the microwave these days. Jennie-O turkey bacon is the BEST! I embarrassingly admit to eating it as a snack on it’s own every now and then. Whoops. Happy Friday! xo
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