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Posted by on Feb 5, 2016 in Family Fun, Running, Smoothies, Treadmill Workouts | 4 comments

Friday Favorites

Hooray for the weekend! I’m pretty pumped for the Superbowl. And by that, I obviously mean I’m pretty pumped to eat an obscene amount of buffalo chicken dip. I don’t even know who is playing in the Superbowl. I want to say Denver is in there, but don’t quote me on that. But who really cares because BUFFALO CHICKEN DIP!

Anyways, before I slip into a food coma for the weekend here are some of my recent favorite things!

Rolling Hills on the Treadmill

Rolling Hills Treadmill Workout

I really really love this workout. I did this on Wednesday morning and it kicked my butt in the best way! I actually love running hills. I mean, I hate it because it makes me feel like I’m going to die while I’m doing it, but I love the way I feel when I finish. And I really do think the secret to running faster is running hills. But sometimes I don’t have time to run out to an actual hill, so just heading to the treadmill is easier and faster and because the incline changes so frequently during this run, I find the 30 minutes spent running goes by super quick! If you want a challenging treadmill workout, definitely give this one a go. And obviously, adjust the pace to match your normal speed. I just aim to run the hills slightly faster than a comfortable pace.

Chocolate Peppermint Recovery Shake

Chocolate Peppermint Recovery Shake

I’m currently obsessing over all things peppermint flavored. I’ve been mixing peppermint extract + 1 scoop chocolate complete + ice + vanilla almond milk + a spoonful of the Williams Sonoma Peppermint Bark Hot Chocolate mix (don’t judge me) together in a blender and it taste like a peppermint milkshake. If you try this, only use a tiny drop of the peppermint extract though – a little goes a long way.

Like Christmas in a cup, I tell you.

Leather Leggings 
Leather Leggings

Leather Leggings

I blame NYC for my recent leather obsession. After I saw 3 different girls wearing leather leggings in Soho one day I was all, “OMGosh – leather leggings are so in and I’ve got to have a pair because that’s what the models in Soho are wearing. I hope I can find a pair to match my diaper bag.”

These leggings are surprisingly comfortable and I think they would make for a great Valentine’s Day Date outfit. Fun fact: I put on a dress to go to brunch the other day and glanced in the mirror and was like, “What the heck is wrong with this outfit? Why does this look hideous? Oh MY gosh! It’s my legs – they are whiter than the snow outside. It’s almost blinding. That is what is wrong!” I immediately changed into leggings and am now researching the best self-tanning creams. Anyways, if Dave & I were the kind of couple that went out on Valentines Day, I would totally wear this outfit again. We aren’t that kind of couple though. I’ll be in sweatpants eating a cookie the size of my face on Valentines Day if all goes according to plan. We are low-key like that.

Dog vs Toddler

Dog vs Toddler

Hooray for Atlas not being sick anymore! That’s actually my most favorite thing from this week! Healthy kids (minus Andi’s teething). So incredibly grateful for the gift of health. Since the kids were in better spirits and the weather wasn’t frigid, we played outside this week. Atlas loves to race Ob and it it is hilarious. He wants to beat her so bad so the whole time they are racing he is yelling, “Oooobbbb! Slow Down! Wait for Atlas!”

I’m not sure he fully understands the concept of racing, but it is so fun to watch those 2 together.

Sibling Love

Sib Love

There were a couple of moments this week where Atlas sat with Andi Rose and genuinely enjoyed her. Since Andi is crawling and all over the place now he’s starting to view her as a real human, I think. I found him sitting and laughing with her a few times this week and it about made my heart explode. He must have got bit by the love bug this week because he was giving out lots of kisses too. I just love watching their relationship grow! It is one of my favorite things in this life. I hope and pray they always have a steadfast bond.

That’s it for this week. What are you loving? Tell me in the comments section. And what are you making for the Super Bowl (besides buffalo chicken dip)?

Catch ya later, friends! Have a great weekend!



  1. Of course we are having a Super Bowl party. Chicken wings,bbq sliders, chips and queso and dessert. You are correct it is the Denver Broncos and they will be playing the Carolina Panthers. We will have family and friends over to enjoy the day!! I can’t wait to try the treadmill, it sounds amazing. Thanks for the tip. It makes it more enjoyable to eat brownies if I do a great workout. 😀

    • Kathi, I wish I was partying it up with you guys! I know you’re going ALL out! And pretty much the only reason I do treadmill workouts is because of all the brownies. haha 🙂

  2. Love the outfit! Where are your booties and shirt from??

    • Thanks, Jackie! 🙂 My boots are Tory Burch from last season and the shirt is Goodnight Macaroon. Goodnight Macaroon has a flash sale every Tuesday & select pieces get marked 50% off, so I snagged the shirt during the flash sale and I’ve seen it pop up during the flash sale a few times since then, so definitely try and wait for a Tuesday to see if it appears in the sale! 🙂 Here’s their website:

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