Friday Favorites: 9/6/13

Happy Friday!! After a super short week, it is nice that it is Friday and almost the weekend again, right?

We are just hanging around home this weekend. .. on my to-do list: Farmer’s market, play time and dinner with friends tonight, half marathon training *officially* starts this weekend with a 7 mile run, practice BODYPUMP 87 (that lunge track is killer!), and make fruit pizza!!

Here are some of my recent favorites to share with you on this lovely Friday. . .

This sunrise this morning –> breathtaking. . .


Friends. Aren’t friends just the best? I am incredibly lucky to have a great group of girlfriends that are always there for me when I need them. And it doesn’t hurt that they love Luke almost as much as I do. Smile 


Cookie butter. Why did it take so long for me to get a jar of this stuff? I know it shows me eating it with graham crackers (super good) but lets be real- this jar was mostly eaten with a spoon. Winking smile 


I was loving these frozen drinks at the Lake this year. They are so easy too – just throw them in the freezer and after a few hours you have a perfect adult slushie drink.


New workout tops –> this one is from my Mom. Just because. Isn’t that the best?


Cleaning helper. There are no more words. Clearly a favorite.


Giveaway winnings from Erica at 4 The Sake of Cake. BTW these chips are delicious.


The newest BODYPUMP release (87) –> awesomeness.


And the Healthy Living Summit is only a week away!! I am so excited for my 1st ever blog conference, as well as, participating on my 1st ever blog panel.

If you are headed to HLS13, make sure to check out my panel discussion on blogs in transition: embracing your blog –> basically talking about how to grow your blog. . . I am going to be talking about social media, approaching companies and easy blog re-design tips. I’d love to see you there!! Smile 

What are you up to this weekend? And tell me one of your Friday favorites?


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26 Responses to Friday Favorites: 9/6/13

  1. I am seeing some friends from college this weekend! I can’t wait for yoga tomorrow!
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  2. Cookie butter is the bomb! I think the only way I ate it that wasn’t just with a spoon was, well, on top of a cookie. I’m looking forward to some cooler weather today and tomorrow!
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  3. I still have yet to try the cookie butter. I hear it’s dangerously delicious! We are having another heat wave this weekend so will be indoors mostly. Heading to my SIL’s baby shower tomorrow that I’m looking forward to!
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    • KT

      Careful, cookie butter is so dangerous, I don’t think I can have another jar in my house for a very long time!! Stay cool this weekend.

  4. Good luck with your run! We have a wedding tomorrow night- its going to be a mini college reunion and I cant wait!

  5. Chris

    Body Pump 87 is the best one yet! Wide and WIDER Squats!
    Cookie butter – now that doesn’t sound on ounce healthy! : ) Love your blog.

    • KT

      I think BP 87 is a good release – lunges are tough!! And I love the wide and wider squats too. 🙂 Thanks for reading Chris!! And you are totally right, cookie butter is not healthy at all! But delicious. 😉

  6. I have to get some of that Cookie Butter, although I don’t think it would last very long! Sounds like the perfect post long run treat!! YUM! And my girls love to follow me around when I vacuum with their little toy vacuum. Really need to invest in a small, working vacuum so I can put their enthusiasm to good use!
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  7. I will definitely be attending your blogging session…I can’t wait!
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  8. My favorite part about today was canning tomato sauce!!!! I’ve got tons of tomatoes this year!
    Where do you buy your cookie butter? Is it by the pb section?
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  9. Those chips have been an obsession for me this summer. My sister got me hooked on them!

    And I can’t wait to read about the Healthy Living Summit! You’re going to do great on the panel!

    Aaaaand….my favorite part of this post: Luke’s cleaning photo.
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    • KT

      Thanks for the good thoughts Ashley! I will make sure and do a blog recap so you don’t miss out on anything!!

  10. Can’t wait for your blog session at HLS!! I have purposely not bought that cookie butter because I know it would be very dangerous in my house! 😉
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  11. I’m sure you’re super excited for HLS. I wish I was going!
    This is a crime, I know, but I have had a jar of Cookie Butter in my house (I’ve never tried it) for a month without cracking it open. I don’t know what to do with it and I don’t want to waste it since everyone makes such a big deal out of it!
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    • KT

      Confession – the cookie butter sat in our pantry for about 6 months, before I realized that it was going to expire soon and prompted me to start eating it!!

  12. Random question about body pump… how do the coaches (and you!) decide which one to use in a class? I’m always confused by how they change it up each time!
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    • KT

      Great question! BODYPUMP instructors can pretty much teach any release that they want to. . . It depends on when they trained for how many releases they know. Like I trained on 84, so I know 84, 85, 86 and now 87. I also went back and learned 82 and 83. So, when I teach, I can do any of those releases or switch it up even more and do a different track from each release. Some clubs are a little more picky as to what their instructors teach and when. At the YMCA, we all have to be ready to teach the newest release at the same time, so that it is fair to all classes. So, that’s why I have been practicing 87, so I am ready to teach with everyone else. 🙂

  13. Ooooo I SO wish I was going to HLS! I’d love to hear your presentation 🙂
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