Friday Favs

Happy Friday!

What are your plans for the weekend?

I’m popping in to share some of my favorites from the week with y’all and am linking up with Katie’s Friday Favorites and Clare’s Five Things Friday :)

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1. First and foremost – SPRING has sprung in Chicago! It’s been an awesome week and, in addition to fitting in my first outdoor run of the year, I’ve been able to walk Mitchell Cone Man everyday. I could not be more excited that this winter is coming to an end!

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2. Two new pairs of running shoes! Yes, TWO! In addition to the shoes I bought on Sunday, Altra sent me a pair of their Intuition 1.5 shoes as part of my ZOOMA ambassadorship – I can’t wait to give them a try!

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A few readers commented on yesterday’s post that I never told you what pair of shoes I picked – oops! I guess that is what happens when you wake up at 4:45am to blog ;) As you could probably see, my shoes are a BRIGHT pinky-orange (melon, shall we?) and are the Saucony Cortana 3 model from Road Runner Sports. I love them!

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3. Y’all didn’t think I could have a Friday Favorites post without throwing something Advo-related in here, did you? Haha – good! Anyways, I’m PUMPED to say that Kyle has decided to do a 24DC with me in May :) He was totally against trying it back in January (I may have asked nagged him to join me on the daily…) but last weekend, he asked if I could order him the products without any nudges from me. I think he’s jealous of my guns, hehehehe ;) We’re going to be amending the 24DC a bit for the May challenge in order to make the 24 days a bit more patio season-friendly – more details to come!

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4. Pink Lemonade Spark! Holy moly guys, if you’re looking for a healthier alternative to a big ol’ glass of refreshing lemonade this summer, this is it! It’s my new favorite Spark flavor and it tastes JUST like a glass of ice cold lemonade. This is going to become a hot-day, backyard party staple in my house for certain.


5. A spa day… So this hasn’t happened yet but I just scheduled a much-needed facial for Sunday and it is going to most definitely be one of my favorites of the week! I actually prefer facials to massages, and cannot wait for an hour of pure bliss come Sunday morning.

What is one of your favorites from this week? It’s hard to choose just one but most definitely the weather and the shoes!

What is your favorite type of spa treatment? Facials and pedicures :)

Are you interested in joining in on a 24DC this May? If so, email me ( or order here and we can chat about what will work best for you!


  1. Oh boy, I could use a spa day! Sign me up for a massage!!
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  2. The Pink Lemonade Spark is perfect for summertime :)

    My favorites for this week include sunny weather, brunch with my girlfriends, taking Nola and Kiah to the dog park, yoga, and having Dan home in the evenings after he worked all the night games last week!
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  3. Oh goodness, a spa day…I think I might need one of those once I’m done school this spring. Massages are always my favourite!
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  4. I am loving my spring morning runs! I am SO glad I haven’t gotten allergies after moving down here *fingers crossed* because I am one of the few people I see out not crying because of the pollen. *HUGE fingers crossed…. knock on wood… do a little dance*
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  5. Poor cone dog, how is he doing? Loving the warm weather :) Bentley and I went on a 4 mile run last night and it was just so perfect out! I love most any spa treatments, I’m treating myself to a year of monthly massages for my grad school graduation.
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  6. The weather this week has been amazing!! I’m looking forward to enjoying it next week over spring break! Ah and a facial??? Those are the best!! I can’t decide between a facial or massage, so I would probably schedule them one right after the other. First Massage, then Facial, because once they put lotion on my face I don’t want it shoved into some towels. I’ve put a lot of thought into this ;). Have a great weekend :)
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  7. I’m hoping to get outside for some runs soon if the weather sorts itself out!

    I so want a spa day too! Although I don’t want to subject a beauty therapist to my skanky feet but I do need a pedicure bad!

    You are so rocking advocare! So good you got Kyle on the bandwagon too ;)
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  8. I’m loving that spring has finally seem to have arrived for good (crossing my fingers on no more freak snow storms!!)! Poor Mitchell the cone man!
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  9. I got a massage gift certificate from my parents and it’s definitely already one of my favs and I haven’t had it yet! :)
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  10. Can you add anything to spark instead of water? *wink*nudge. (vodka)?
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  11. I’m buying new running shoes today!!!!!!! <—so excited! I am not normal…
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  12. i never, ever do spa days (and prob need one!), but i’d def pick a massage. my legs are pretttty much always sore. one of my fave things from this week is the warm weather we’re finally getting here in NYC (woot!) and some great outdoor runs to celebrate that!

  13. I was wondering what type of shoes they were, love them! :). I still can’t believe Kyle is excited for a 24DC and I can’t believe I have tried pink lemonade spark. Great faves, have an awesome weekend!
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  14. I love pedicures and manicures! My favorite this week is the weather, for sure for sure the weather!
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  15. I agree – love facials so much more than massages. Totally going to schedule on in May for my birthday!! Happy Friday. :)
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  16. My fave from this week was my photography class! I have never had a facial, I want and need to try one bad!
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  17. Oh man, I certainly could use a spa day with everything I’ve been through. A massage is what I need although I do love facials equally. I treated myself to a pedicure last night when I got home.
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  18. Chocolate! ALL the chocolate has been my favourite this week. Also chickpeas, but not together with the chocolate. OH! And coffee… which I’m drinking right now and might explain why I’m so dang hyper. SQUEE! The weekend :D Happy Friday, lovely lady <3
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  19. Aww, poor Mitchell!! He was probably like…”aw mom..this is SO embarassing!” ;)
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  20. OMG I LOVE LOVE LOVE the pink lemonade spark!!!!! So so good! After I took my first sip I was totally thinking this would be perfect in the summer time with a little vodka added :)
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  21. The pink lemonade spark looks wonderful. I always forget about pink lemonade…great porch/backyard bbq drink!

    My favorite this week is the movie Divergent. I saw it last night with some girl friends in a 1960′s theater that we had all to ourselves.

    Favorite spa treatment for me is massages. I should treat myself to those more often!
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  22. HAPPY friday lady! This weekend … AH hopefully i can finish get the NEW site up and running.. eeekers, AND lots of wine will be consumed! :)

  23. I am still debating about the 24DC but want to wait until a little bit closer to my wedding…so maybe August!? P.S. love your shoes!!
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  24. I got the altra shoes too from zooma and I can’t wait to try them out! Everyone I know at work has loved the cortanas so I’m glad you picked the bright ones :)
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  25. Spa day sounds awesome! I’d do deep tissue massage, and mani/pedi. Ahhhhh. Next year that will happen! <–now is not the time for extra things, but it will come!

    Love your shoes!
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  26. Haha aww look at your poor little dog!

  27. Nice work on getting Kyle to sign up for the upcoming challenge- I’m intrigued to see a male perspective on it. Make sure you order him that pink drink too. Spank was it?

    Hope you read this while out right now (friday night your time I’m guessing)
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  28. Oooo…I want to come for spa day! Massages are my all time favorite! The weather lately has been out of this world, I’m hoping it’s here to stay!
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  29. Everybody could use a few extra pairs of running shoes. ;)
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