Friday Favorites: Bachelorette Final Thoughts, Barre3 Return, and Hootie!

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Oh August, a month with so much movement, activity and change. At times I thought you would never get here, but here you are. It's Friday and linking up with ErikaAndreaNarci to chat about the things that are bringing me Joy this week. 

1) Barre3

I am not going to lie to you, I am still struggling with my ankle injury eleven...yes eleven weeks after my injury. I am still in physical therapy and had a cortisone shot last week. Since I am climbing the walls...my doctor and my physical therapist/friend told me that I could go back to Barre3 with modifications this week. Honestly, I did pretty well and all things just felt Better being there. I was in no way at the level I was at pre-injury, but I just love the support and strength I feel after those classes. I hate to exercise which may come as a surprise to some of you. Barre3 is the only workouts I have stayed with over the years. Looking forward to keeping up with it.

Thankful Thursdays--Summer July in August Edition


This post and link up was supposed to be last week and therefore the very first thing I am thankful for is my blogging partner Holly who is so darn patient with me. Holly is always patient when I email her and I am like...oh wait...tomorrow is the last day of July and I totally spaced even though I am the one that wrote the schedule for this year. She just rolls with me...I am usually so on top of things but this month has been a lot. Sigh. Now that I got that off my chest I am ready to talk about summer and all of the things I am thankful for in July...even though it is technically August.

What's Up Wednesday--July 2019


Hey there Besties! I will just say it, July is a long month. Not necessarily a bad month but a long month. So much goes on in July. It is the last Wednesday of July, I am linking up with Shay and Sheaffer for What's Up Wednesday! 

What We're Eating This Week

Even though it is summer, our nights still tend to be a little busy. Hockey Guy does extra math during the summer and usually does about two to three sessions per week. So sometimes I am not starting to make dinner until after 7:30. Here is what I think we are having this week or at least options.

Monday-grilled pork chops, brown jasmine rice and steamed broccoli

Tuesday-Running Daddy has marathon training tonight so Hockey Guy and I will do something easy this night. We will probably have something like Amylu chicken burgers and fruit.

Wednesday and Thursday options include: chicken pesto pasta and burger night

Friday: hopefully take out at the pool

Friday Favorites: Best Sale Finds, Smoothies, and the Best Moment in Bachelorette History


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Oh Friday. At some points this week I thought you might never get here. See that sweet picture above, that is really what I am hoping to be doing this weekend. Well that and getting back to Barre3 with some modifications after my ankle injury which was ten weeks ago. It's Friday and linking up with ErikaAndreaNarci to chat about the things that are bringing me Joy this week.

1) Terry Faux Wrap Sweatshirt


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One of the many Good things about the Nordstrom sale is that so many other retailers have sales during this time. I usually love the Nordstrom sale but was not overly wowed this time. I got some really good jeans last year that I love and a few other items, but the only thing I bought this year was the Zella cropped leggings

Friday Favorites: More Summer Hair, Christmas in July, Trader Joe's Find and What I Really Think of The Bachelorette Final Four

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Wow! What a week! Things have been buzzing at work as my big project is in full swing. Hockey Guy has been at sleep away hockey camp and he comes back today to tell us in full detail of his time there. It's Friday and linking up with ErikaAndreaNarci to chat about the things that are bringing me Joy this week.

1) Moroccan Oil Shampoo and Conditioner

I still just continue to struggle with my hair some, especially this time of year. I need a little help keeping it straight but also want something that will not weigh it down. I have been using straight Moroccan Oil about twice a week on my hair for about 18 months now. 

Friday Favorites: Summer Pool Bests

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Oh Friday! I so need you. This was such a big week at work for me and I am so happy that the weekend is here. Today I am talking all things poolside and linking up with ErikaAndreaNarci to chat about the things that I totally need to have the Best time at the pool. 

1) Good Sunscreen

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I have really been trying to clean up my beauty game and use products that are Better for me. Last year I discovered the Sun Bum line and I think it is really Good. Most of it is mineral based and helps me from getting too much sun.  I really like the feel of the products and they smell like bananas. The smell can be a really fun way to get kids to reapply! The tinted sunscreen is a Good way to add a little color while out running errands and it does not make me break out or itch. Always a plus! The lip sunscreen keeps my lips from burning and peeling. Loving the key lime. Yum! We have been spot treating with the mineral stick and I am totally going to make Hockey Guy add in the clear zinc on his cheeks when we go to the beach this year. I love products that are fun and work!

A Hallmark Channel Super Fan Guide to Christmas in July Part Two




Hallmark Channel's Christmas in July continues. Yeeees! The past two weeks we have been treated to Christmas in July Gold Crown Christmas on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries. Starting Friday, we roll right into Hallmark Channel Christmas in July Christmas Keepsake week. What does that mean? The Christmas movies continue on the Hallmark Channel with all of the holiday romcom fun! Last week,  I brought you my Hallmark Channel's super fan guide for Movies & Mysteries Gold Crown Christmas and this week I will have you all set for when the Hallmark Channel kicks off on Friday for Christmas in July Christmas Keepsake.

As I have mentioned in other posts, Running Daddy and I get up early every day and drink coffee together. I truly love it when these movies are running all day and night and we get to get up and catch a bit of one of these over coffee.  It also makes me giggle a little bit when Running Daddy gets up earlier than me and he is drinking coffee alone, doing some work and has the Hallmark Channel on before I get up.

Ready for my Best picks for Christmas in July? These are in no particular order, just basically as I saw them on the schedule. Here is the schedule and let's get ready for some Summer Santa fun!

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