It’s Friday and I am bringing back my favorite and most popular blog posts . . . Friday Favorites!! Every other week I will get back to sharing my favorite finds in fashion, food, movies, books, gadgets, beauty products and more because let’s face it there are a lot of choices out in the world these days and I prefer to go on the recommendation of my friends than a stranger, right?!
Before I get started with this week’s favs just a quick update on my marathon training because seriously this is a big thing in my life right now! 🙂 I was supposed to run 19 miles this morning . . . well that don’t go quite as planned. 🙁 I “bonked” on my training run around 13 miles which means I completely ran out of steam otherwise known as “hitting the wall”! I slowed it down at times walked and stuck it out for another 5 miles. I will celebrate those 18 miles but today was also a reminder that I need to up my carbs a couple of days before my long run and there is a very good reason the long run training days are so important – so you learn what works and what doesn’t. Marathon training is so hard but I also know it can be so rewarding!
So let’s move on to my five favorites of the week:
Netflix original series “Ozark”
Season 2 has begun! If you haven’t watched season 1 . . . start this weekend! Ozark is a Netflix original starring Jason Bateman and Laura Linney. It’s about a Chicago-based financial advisor (Bateman) that relocates his family to the Missouri Ozarks when his dealings with a drug cartel go awry. It’s a little dark but I found I quickly became vested in the characters and it has a great cast. The episodes are an hour so I find we aren’t binging it but instead enjoying a new episode every few days and that way we extend the enjoyment of the new season. Happy watching and let me know what you think!!
We all spend time and money on anti-aging products for our face but what about the neck?! The neck is that one significant area we all seem to neglect! From the chin to the chest is one of the first places on to reveal signs of aging, and, perhaps the most noticeable. I was looking for a new neck cream and after reading reviews of the best neck creams of 2018 I decided to bareMinerals Ageless Genius – which is actually on sale at Ulta (click here) 🙂 Not only does this jar look fancy 🙂 it’s also infused with literal gold particles, which act as anti-inflammatory agents and can potentially improve skin’s elasticity. Additionally, this cream contains the all-important peptides, which have been proven to assist in collagen growth. I’ve been using it consistently twice a week for a few weeks – my neck feels softer and I notice it’s more plumb – less sagging!
So it’s no secret I LOVE my Nikes and with all the miles I am running these days I find my feet are happiest when they are back in running shoes. I saw these navy blue Nikes at the Nike Outlet and had to have them – they are actually men’s – I just sized down 2 sizes. I love the Nike Flex Experience sneaker – they are perfect for hanging out, super comfortable and look cute with jeans, leggings, and shorts.
I am shareing some of my favorite Nike Flex sneakers and if you want to get notified when your favorite one goes on sale, just click on the ♥️and you will be alerted:
Homemade peanut butter cups
OMG, I have been nibbling on these all week! They taste like Reese’s but have none of the refined sugars, processed oils, and other additives. This a healthy version with antioxidant whole foods and healthy fats and completely satisfy any sweet cravings one might be having! This recipe came from the new cookbook “Run Fast. Cook Fast. Eat Slow.” and so far everything I have made I have loved . . . it was just what I needed to inspire to get my nutrition back on track.
Click here for the recipe and make these this weekend!
Well, some days we all know it can be very hard! How Hard Can It Be by Allison Pearson is a funny book about a peri-menopausal 49-year-old mother of two teenagers getting back into the workforce. Relatable? TOTALLY! A quick fun read!
I gave my husband tickets for his birthday to see his favorite comedian, Sebastian Maniscalco perform at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles – we have that Saturday night! And then our son’s first soccer game of the club season is Sunday, as well as the NFL – #GoNYGiants! Whatever you are doing this weekend make sometime for your family, friends, significant other and most important YOU! And share your favorites with me! 🙂