Hi friends! Happy Friday! Hope you’re having a lovely morning. Any fun plans this weekend? We have some Halloween-related activities on the menu, as well as getting everything ready for P’s birthday next week. I can’t believe she’ll be 3! Fitness-wise, I’m taking the day off today, catching an Orangetheory class this weekend (Hell Week starts next week. AHH) and going to spend lots of time outside with the fam. Usually the temps in Tucson don’t cool down until after Halloween, so we’re all enjoying the mild weather (even though we’re all bundled in our parkas already haha.). I’d love to hear what you have going on!
It’s time for the weekly Friday Faves party. This is where I share some of my favorite finds, wears, eats, and reads from the week, and always look forward to hearing about your faves, too. Please shout out something you’re lovin’ in the comments below!
Life + random:
New planner! I’m already booking things into 2019 (especially for the podcast and we have some vacations coming up), so I figured I should get a 2019 calendar. There are so many options out there – I also love the Kit Life planners – but decided to roll with the classic Erin Condren. I’ve still been able to cram all of my blog tasks and kiddo-related activities onto this planner, so I’m sticking with it for next year. If you’re scoping out the Erin Condren site (I order all of our address stickers and stationary from them, too!) my referral link will get you $ 10 off.
MY OTHER RECIPES
A trick-or-treating event with the crew. The onslaught of Halloween festivities has officially begun and I’m so here for it. These aren’t the girls’ actual costumes – they just wore costumes they had on hand so if they got dirty/ruined it was NBD – and we had the best time walking around. P is at the age where she wants to open and eat every single candy she receives. Liv is at the age where she shares her Almond Joys because she knows they’re my fave. <3
Fashion + beauty:
Loving the new Beautycounter new nudes lip gloss trio. They were added to the stash last week and I also put some into a little sample bag that I share with friends.
Read, watch, listen:
Esther Ann Hicks–Essie–is the youngest child on Six for Hicks, a reality television phenomenon. She’s grown up in the spotlight, both idolized and despised for her family’s fire-and-brimstone brand of faith. When Essie’s mother, Celia, discovers that Essie is pregnant, she arranges an emergency meeting with the show’s producers: Do they sneak Essie out of the country for an abortion? Do they pass the child off as Celia’s? Or do they try to arrange a marriage–and a ratings-blockbuster wedding? Meanwhile, Essie is quietly pairing herself up with Roarke Richards, a senior at her school with a secret of his own to protect. As the newly formed couple attempt to sell their fabricated love story to the media–through exclusive interviews with an infamously conservative reporter named Liberty Bell–Essie finds she has questions of her own: What was the real reason for her older sister leaving home? Who can she trust with the truth about her family? And how much is she willing to sacrifice to win her own freedom?
The storyline is extremely intriguing, the characters are well-developed, and it’s an easy read to break into pieces. I usually read for 15-20 minutes before bed (or on the iPad while I’m lying with the girls before they crash) and am completely engrossed. Highly recommend it so far!
Don’t forget to listen to this week’s podcast episode all about prenatal nutrition.
If you watched (and loved!) A Star Is Born, check this out. (I’ve been singing “Shallow” all week, much to everyone’s dismay haha.)
If you make one recipe this weekend, make it this one.
Happy Friday, friends!