Friday Favorites – 11.20

Did yesterday feel like Friday to anyone? I’m struggling with that fact that today is not Saturday but hey, at least it’s not Tuesday. Time to share what I have been loving this week. You might notice that everything this week is food related. Alternate title for this post – Impulse Buys at Whole Foods.

Friday Favorites

With out further ado, here are my Friday Favorites for this week!

  • Carmel Sea Salt Macaroons

hail merry carmel macs

I’ve talked about Hail Merry Macaroons on the blog before but during my latest trip to Whole Foods I found and tried this flavor. They are amazing. It took all of my will power to not eat the whole bag on the short drive home. These little nuggets of love are perfectly sweet and salty as well as vegan, gluten-free and non GMO. All of this is great but the best part is that SL doesn’t like coconut so I don’t have to share a single one!

  • Mint Chocolate Coconut Milk

mint chocolate coconut milk

Keeping on the vegan, gluten-free and non GMO train here folks. This was a complete impulse buy at Whole Foods…like legit had already put all my stuff on the register when I stopped this and had to have it. I’m so glad I did! Its gone in my coffee and my Shakeology breakfast shakes all week.

  • BluePrint Green Juice

blueprint juice

Item #3 on the Whole Foods Impulse Buy list. Someday, I want to do a juice cleanse but I’m not ready to commit just yet. Until then, I will drink delicious green juices like this kale, apple, ginger, romaine, spinach, cucumber, celery, parsley and lemon juice. I also bought the lemon, cayenne, agave juice but haven’t tried it yet.

  • Being the #GiftofHydration winner!


I won something, yay! Sarah Fit posted an amazing giveaway on her blog last week gifting Essentia water and Health Warrior Chia Bars and I won for my office! On Wednesday two cases of water and two boxes or bars were delivered to me at work and they are all gone by Thursday morning. Everyone loved them! The Chia Bars were Mango and Chocolate Peanut Butter and both were amazing. I can’t wait to try the other flavors.

And on that note, its time to buckle down, get through work and start the weekend!

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Wedding Wednesday: 6 Traditions I’m Skipping

Growing up I was never the girl that endlessly dreamed of my wedding day. I was more worried about the next cheerleading competition or eating ALL.THE.PIZZA at All You Can Eat Night at Papa Ginos (seriously though, I ate ALLLLL I could and it was awesome!). Now that I’m engaged, I’m singing a new tune. I think about wedding planning all the time!

I never thought I’d be a super traditional bride but the more I think about the big day, the more I see myself on the traditional side. But not all tradition is for me, there are a few things that SL and I will pass on.

  • A Raunchy Bachelorette

I’ll pass on inflatable penises and penis straws and penis necklaces…I’m 30 for God’s sake! Being a bachelorette party pro, I’ve had my fair share of crazy, penis-filled, drunken nights on party busses but its just not my style. I would be more than happy with dinner out (or in!) with my best bitches.

  • Not Seeing Each Other Before the Wedding

I love wedding cocktail hours so I surely don’t want to miss my own! SL and I have decided to take pictures before the ceremony in order to be present for our cocktail hour and have time to spend with our guests before the real partying starts.

  • The Bridal March

It’s just not me. This song screams church wedding to me and since SL and I aren’t getting married in a church, I don’t feel bad about skipping over this traditional song in favor of one that’s more suited to our personalities.

  • Receiving Line

Is this still a tradition? I think I’ve only seen one in a couple weddings. Our wedding will be almost 200 people and having a receiving line would legit take FOREVER. I’d rather chat with everyone during cocktail hour, cocktails in hand!

  • The Bouquet and Garter Toss

My bouquet will without a doubt be gorgeous and I want to keep it…in tact. And I don’t want SL going up my dress in front of my family. I will never live it down.

  • Anniversary Cake

Something just weirds me out about freezing cake and eating it a year later. Ehh, I’ll pass. Maybe SL and I will go out for dessert or ice cream on our one year anniversary. I’m sure we’d both enjoy that much more than freezer-burnt cake.

There are of course a few traditions I am not passing over…the white dress, a veil and of course, the honeymoon!!

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