This week went fast or so it seems. Over here on Sycamore Ave, we watched lots of baseball this week and I have a very happy house this morning! #GoDodgers I am channeling my energy to somehow have World Series tickets appear . . . now won’t that be the ultimate bucket list checked off! For now, I am off to Dick’s to buy the family Dodger World Series T-shirts so we are ready for next week!
This weekend we’ve got soccer games and I am super excited to go see Joe Biden speak on Sunday evening!!
So my question of the week with Halloween right around the corner is . . . do you dress up for Halloween and if so, what are you being this year?
I do not dress up. I was never a big fan of the costume thing but my oldest son loves Halloween and decorated the house this year including Halloween lights in his room and he will be in costume come Oct. 31 even at 18 years old! I love his spirit!
And now onto my favorites on this Friday!
So I may be a little late to the spinning world but I have made it! A couple of years ago I tried a Soul Cycle class and actually didn’t like it. I found it super expensive ($35.00 a class plus you have to rent the shoes!), the class was incredibly hot, we were packed in like sardines and I thought the whole candle, inspirational stuff was just sort of weird for a high-intensity cardio class. I know it’s wildly popular but it wasn’t for me!
But thanks to Classpass**, a monthly membership where you have access to hundreds of classes at deeply reduced prices I gave spinning a try!
I took a couple classes at Flywheel and Fit On and neither disappointed. I love the fast pace, the sweat, and high-calorie burn. And I love that it’s a class feel but at the same time the lights are low and you really only worry about what you are doing not those around you! And the post-workout energy and high is awesome! It’s been a perfect addition to my weekly fitness routine!
** Classpass is available everywhere and they have an awesome 2 week trial period . . . click here for more info.
There are 3 things that you can always find on my wrist – my Apple watch, my Capecod bracelet, and my Mantraband!
My Apple Watch was a gift from my husband for my birthday and I am surprised at how much I love it. I am slightly obsessed with the activity tracker and closing all my circles but that actually isn’t such a bad thing.
My Capecod bracelet is the real deal, made by Eden. Click here to read the story of these silver screwball bracelets. We were up on the Cape a few years ago for my niece’s wedding and had an appointment at this little workshop. They customize your bracelet to your wrist size, I never take it off and when I see others with the same bracelet we just smile, knowingly at each other.
And finally the MantraBand. I love these simple bracelets that all have an uplifting message. They promote a lifestyle of optimism, positivity, and mindfulness. I wear mine every day and love giving them as gifts. They come in gold, silver and rose gold and lots of uplifting messages!
Josie Marin Argan Oil and Whipped Argan Oil
I was out to lunch with some girlfriends last week and we got to chatting about beauty products and they both raved about the benefits of Josie Maran Aragon oil. I did a little research, found out the NY Times calls argan oil “liquid gold” and decided to purchase a travel size and try it for a week. It’s super dry out here and with winter coming we all need more moisturizing. After one week I am sold and have added this oil into my daily skin regime!
The oil is a great moisturizer, it won’t clog your pores because argan oil balances out your natural oil production, it can actually prevent acne and breakouts. And it helps reduce fine lines and can be used as an anti-aging serum. I use just a couple of drops that I massage all over my face and then proceed with my regular moisturizer and sunscreen.It’s also great for your fingernails, hands, and hair!
I also tried the Whipped Argan Oil. This is giving your body the most luxurious feeling treat! It feels super velvety and you will soon be addicted! All the amazing benefits of argan oil for your entire body and last year this was rated #1 body moisturizer!
My Favorite Clothing Pieces For The Week
I am so in love with this silky blouse!! I love the rich taupe color (it’s called Sphnix), and it feels great on! It also comes in red, yellow, green and black . . . all perfect for the holidays. It fits true to size and it’s ON SALE for just under $28.00
And my other favorite for the week is this Infinity Plaid Scarf. It’s lightweight so perfect for the fall season and it also comes in blue & red plaid which I am thinking would be great for adding color. It’s only $19.00!!
And lastly, The Crown. No Season 2 hasn’t started yet but I it’s on my favorites this week because I just found out the release date for season 2 is Dec. 8 . . . an early Christmas gift to all of us! So mark your calendar’s now!! If you haven’t watched season 1 you can and should binge it on Netflix. It is one of the best shows on TV, a smart and emotional series dramatizing the reign of Elizabeth II and the impact her rise to power had on her family, her government and her people.
Check out the trailer for Season 2!!
As always I would love to hear any great favorite finds you found for the week – just comment below and have a wonderful relaxing and reenergizing weekend!