Happy Friday everyone!
With all of the Halloween and end of the soccer season events this week, I completely dropped the ball on posting on Wednesday.Â A couple of years ago, I would have NEVER let that happen.Â I was pretty strict about following my blog schedule.Â But now, I don’t stress about it.Â If I post, I post.Â If I don’t, I don’t.Â Besides, aren’t blogs becoming a thing of the past now?
Since the last day of the work week should feel like a party, I feel like sharing some of my Friday Favorites.
Dressing up for Halloween
In our town, we Trick-or-Treat the day before Halloween.Â I have no idea why, it’s just the way it is.Â This year, Ron and Lukas had matching costumes.Â It wasn’t supposed to be that way (Ron was going to be a Lumberjack) until Lukas decided he didn’t like his Super Mario costume anymore.Â As a way to smooth things over, Ron said he’d be Luigi. I’m glad it worked out that way because they were too cute.Â Although, Ron was looking way too comfy with his extra large belly.Â We also added black mascara to the mustache portion of his beard to cover the gray.Â And now Ron knows how hard it is to take off waterproof mascara.Â Lol!
For the past few years, I’ve run in orthotics that were from my former physical therapist.Â They weren’t custom but they were modified to fit the needs of my feet.Â I always questioned if I really needed them.Â My current pair were starting to break down so I asked my new PT what he thought about orthotics.Â He’s not a big fan but suggested that I try Superfeet (affiliate link) insoles rather than spending $150 on my usual.Â I’ve used Superfeet in the past but this time I bought the Green insoles because of my plantar fascia issues.Â So far, everything is feeling great with no PF flare up since the switch.
Simple Modern Tumbler
I always have a tumbler filled with water at home.Â It’s like my adult version of a sippy cup.Â I wanted to upgrade to a stainless steel version after my last cup cracked.Â This Simple Modern Tumbler (affiliate link) is so pretty.Â The colors remind me of the beach.Â And it really does keep solid ice cubes for 24 hours.Â I was shocked!Â My daughter keeps threatening to steal this from me so I may have to purchase another one soon.
I might have mentioned this in one of my last week’s workout wrap ups, but it needs to mentioned again.Â Strong (affiliate link) has loads of great exercises for everyone, runner or not.Â I’m always looking for new exercises to mix things up.Â Some of these are old to me but others I’ve either never done or it’s been a very long time.Â I originally picked this up at the library but ended up buying it because I liked it so much. Check it out if you need some workout inspo!
It’s been quite awhile since I’ve received a Stitch Fix box. I’ve always had great luck with stylists but this box was SO me and spot on.
Never heard of Stitch Fix? (referral link)
Basically, itâ€™s an online styling service. You create an online profile with your likes and leave it up to the stylists to pick out items. Based from this information, they send you 5 articles of clothing that get delivered right to your door. You can chose to have it delivered as little or often as you like.
Itâ€™s $20 a fix, but as long as you keep one item you can apply that toward the price.Â So you only lose money if you donâ€™t keep a single thing (and you get a 25% discount if you keep it all!).
Then from there, you can try everything on and figure out what you want to save and what you want to keep. A prepaid USPS envelope is included for easy returns for items you donâ€™t keep.
Here’s what I got:
Mix by 41 Hawthorn Arnold Raglan Top
Stripes. My favorite shade of green.
STS Blue Tayah Skinny Jean
I asked for jeans but was not looking for black denim.Â I bought a pair last year that I have hardly worn because I changed my mind and don’t like how they look.Â My initial reaction to the STS jean was nope.Â I didn’t want black denim.Â But once I tried them on, I was sold.Â The color is dark enough that it almost looks like a black legging and more importantly they feel like leggings.Â The length is perfect for booties and for tucking into boots.
Mix by 41 Hawthorn Tarlio Cowl Neck Top
Cowl neck, super soft and cozy.Â I love the length because it’s long enough to wear with leggings because I really don’t like wearing “real” pants all the time.
Another no brainer.
Kaileigh Soll Mixed Material Top
My first reaction to this?Â Meh.Â I’m not a fan of the mixed fabrics look.Â But then I tried it on and it was kind of cute especially with the black jeans.Â I ultimately decided to keep it just so I could get the 25% discount for keeping all 5 items.Â It’s grown on me.
I’m cold 99% of the time during the fall and winter.Â I live in cozy sweaters.Â I’ve also found that if I can have something around my neck (a scarf or my beloved cowl necks), I feel warmer.Â Enter this super cute answer to staying cozy all winter long. Plus, it can double as your grandmother’s doily.Â
Friday is for sharing favorites! Check out what @happyfitmama is loving this week. #fridayfavorites
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