Feb 13, 2015

Friday Favorites

Today is my first time joining in on the Friday Favorites fun and I'm pretty excited about it even though I only have a few to share this week.

Favorite Valentine's Day - I was a little ahead of the ball game and shared my favorite Valentine's Day with Danny yesterday. For the first time in a while, we are actually celebrating Valentine's Day on Valentine's Day this year. No real plans set in stone other than dropping Tucker off to spend the day and night with his Gigi. We're going to spend the day in Indy. I have a feeling this Valentine's Day might end up at the top of the list.
Favorite Workout Tank - I have found my new favorite workout tank. It might actually be my new favorite tank. Period. I'm strongly considering buying a few different ones to wear this summer even when I'm not working out. I might make it my camping uniform haha.
Favorite Foods - I have a few things I've been loving in the food area of my life this week. First, is a yummy chicken salad from Skinny Mom. (The pin doesn't take you directly too the exact link, but it does contain the ingredients, which are below.)
I was kind of skeptical of the almond butter, but had a small jar in the cabinet that I wasn't using because I don't really like almond butter (real peanut butter for life!) on its own so I thought why not. Tried it. Loved it! Its the perfect make ahead lunch. And now I have a camping lunch to go with my camping uniform. Seriously though, I've been trying to think of healthy make ahead breakfast and lunch ideas to take on our weekend camping trips so I don't derail my healthy eating completely. Dinner will be a free for all I'm sure, but I'm finding balance and I'd like to keep it that way.
My other favorite food recently is this Cookie Dough Greek Yogurt. I used vanilla greek yogurt. I'm not a fan of greek yogurt, or yogurt in general really, so I figured vanilla would help. You just add 1 T. of peanut butter (I'll be honest, I added like 1 1/2 to 2 because peanut butter), 1 T. sweetener (I used just a pinch) 1 T mini chocolate chips, and 1/4 t. vanilla (I put just a small dab since it was already vanilla flavored yogurt). This was seriously delicious. I'll probably be having some tonight!
Favorite Advice - I saw this quote pinned the other day  and it just really made sense. Especially right now.
The last 5 years have been filled with so, so many bad days. I spent the first 2 being down and upset about being the girl whose whole life got put in a tailspin because her dad died. Something clicked one day and I just decided I wasn't going to life like that anymore. I was going to make the best out of my situation and I eventually learned to enjoy most of my days instead of going to bed mad. This one helps too!
Okay so maybe I had more than just a few favorites! I hope you all have a good Friday and an even better weekend loving on your families!


  1. Love that quote! And I 100% agree with the workout tanks, love those too! I will be sitting on bleachers all weekend at volleyball tournaments. No place I'd rather be!

  2. I love the quotes! I am not an almost butter fan when it comes to eating it plain but paired with something I love it. I have a new snack... 1 med. red apple sliced (I love pink lady apples) and a table spoon of almond butter. I am in love. I actually have it for a snack today. My boys love apples so I know that this is a quick treat to take camping with me as well.... and it is boating friendly too. However- celery and almond butter is extremely gross. I will have to give your lettuce wrap a try.

    p.s. any updates on that camper? We bought ours 1 year ago in March. We have 2 camping weekends in the works already and paid for needless to say we are ready to camp now.

  3. Happy Friday! Stopping by from the linkup and glad you joined in on the fun. Loving that quote! It's so true and such a nice reminder. Have a great weekend :) Winks and Eyerolls